Surrealist | Modern | Post-War Art

  • Malevich, suprematism, 18th construction hi res



Located on New York City's Upper East Side in a new, state-of-the-art 6,500 sf space, Di Donna Galleries specializes in museum-quality exhibitions and sales of European and American art from the 1920s to the 1970s with a focus on Surrealism. Founded by Emmanuel Di Donna, formerly Vice Chairman of Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Worldwide and Head of New York Evening Sales, the gallery advises private and institutional clients on building collections, and buying and selling works discreetly. It has placed important works of art in both private and museum collections worldwide.    

Since presenting its first exhibition René Magritte: Dangerous Liaisons in 2011,
Di Donna Galleries has continued its commitment to Surrealism in all of its forms. Subsequent exhibits included
André Masson: The Mythology of Desire and Paul Delvaux. In 2013, Di Donna Galleries mounted Dada & Surrealist Objects, which included 85 objects and sculptures by Surrealist masters, and more recently in October 2015, the celebrated exhibition Fields of Dream: The Surrealist Landscape with over 70 works in a wide range of media.

In May 2016, Di Donna Galleries moved to a museum-standard, purpose-built space located at 744 Madison Avenue.  Our inaugural exhibition titled Paths to the Absolute: Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Newman, Pollock, Rothko and Still opened in October 2016. On view through December 3, it was inspired by a historical text by Prof John Golding CBE FBA focusing on the origins and developments of abstraction in Europe from the early 20th century alongside Abstract Expressionism in the United States after World War II.  The exhibit includes major works by each of the following pioneers of abstraction: Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still. 

In addition to our gallery exhibitions in New York, Di Donna Galleries is pleased to participate in the forthcoming edition of Art Basel Miami Beach from December 1 to December 4, 2016 where the gallery will present rarely seen twentieth century works by Dada, Surrealist and modern artists including Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Agustín Cárdenas, Max Ernst, Hannah Höch, René Magritte, Fausto Melotti, Joan Miró, Yves Tanguy and Antoni Tàpies.

Image: Kazimir Malevich, Suprematism, 18th Construction, 1915, Oil on canvas, 53 by 53 cm (20⅞ by 20⅞ in), Private Collection