Di Donna Galleries specializes in museum-quality exhibitions and sales of European and American art from 1900 to 1970, with an emphasis on Surrealism. The gallery also advises private and institutional clients in building distinguished collections; it has placed important works of art in private collections and museums worldwide.
Founded in 2010 by Emmanuel Di Donna, formerly Vice Chairman of Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide, Di Donna Galleries has organized monographic exhibitions of work by René Magritte, André Masson, and Andy Warhol, among others—in addition to ambitious group exhibitions. Di Donna Galleries opened a state-of-the-art space on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 2016 with the inaugural exhibition, "Paths to the Absolute: Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Newman, Pollock, Rothko, and Still."
Subsequent exhibitions have included: "A Surrealist Banquet;" "Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950-1965," curated by Germano Celant; "Moon Dancers: Yup’ik Masks and the Surrealists," organized in collaboration with Donald Ellis Gallery; "A Passion for Collecting: Modern Works from the Juan Antonio Pérez Simón Collection;" and the Modern sculpture exhibition "The Life of Forms." In Spring 2019 we featured "Surrealism in Mexico," which brought together rare works of art from private and institutional collections in Mexico, the United States, and Europe to highlight the spirit of community and creativity that existed among Surrealist emigrés in Mexico during World War II.
Di Donna Galleries participates annually in Art Basel in Switzerland and Miami Beach and in TEFAF New York. We are a member of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).
Emmanuel Di Donna
Emmanuel Di Donna is a leading expert on Surrealist, Modern, and Post-War Art. He is the founder of Di Donna Galleries on Madison Avenue, New York. Prior to forming his own gallery he spent seventeen years at Sotheby’s where he was Vice Chairman of Impressionist and Modern Art Worldwide. He holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from London’s Courtauld Institute.
Emmanuel Di Donna