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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," uniting masterworks that exemplify two defining moments in the evolution of European and American abstract painting.

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;" "The Life of Forms;" "Surrealism in Mexico; " Enigma & Desire: Man Ray Paintings," in collaboration with Andrew Strauss of the Man Ray Expertise Committee. In Spring 2023, in collaboration with Timothy Baum, Di Donna presented "Man Ray’s Paris Portraits: 1921-1939," featuring 70 rare vintage silver prints; this show celebrated Man Ray and his community in Paris and included rarely seen self-portraits and intimate portrayals of André Breton, Meret Oppenheim, Marcel Duchamp, André Derain, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Paul Éluard, Tristan Tzara, and Louis Aragon, among others.

From April to June 2024, Di Donna Galleries, in collaboration with the Calder Foundation, is honored to present "Enchanted Reverie: Klee and Calder." The exhibition brings together over forty paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from public and private collections to show the artists’ work in dialogue. 

Di Donna Galleries participates annually in Art Basel in Switzerland and in TEFAF New York. We are a member of The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA).

Di Donna Galleries
744 Madison Ave, New York

Monday – Friday | 10AM to 6PM
Saturday | 11AM to 6PM


744 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10065

T: +1 212 259 0444

Gallery - Di Donna Galleries

​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.


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