Noted collector, advisor, and gallerist Dominique Lévy is considered a foremost authority on the global art market and is regarded as one of its most influential figures. In September 2013, Lévy opened her eponymous gallery in New York, which has since hosted a dynamic program of exhibitions, performances, and publications. Known for her innovative curatorial approach, Lévy inaugurated her New York gallery with the critically acclaimed exhibition Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly, accompanied by the first public performance of Yves Klein’s groundbreaking Monotone-Silence Symphony in the United States.
Lévy’s early career was defined by her experiences at world-renowned auction houses and galleries in Switzerland, France, and the UK. In the late 1980s, she was hired by Swiss auctioneer and collector Simon de Pury at Sotheby’s, where she remained for four years. She subsequently worked with French art dealer Daniel Malingue when he opened his own gallery, and then collaborated with co-director Simon Studer on an independent curatorial enterprise. In the mid-1990s, she joined the team of influential London dealer Anthony d’Offay, where she specialized in postwar American art. From 1999 to 2003, Lévy was the International Director of Private Sales at Christie’s, New York, heading the department that she had played an instrumental role in developing. During this time, she brokered the sale of numerous 19th and 20th-century masterpieces while focusing on developing relationships with cultural institutions, museums, and private collectors. In 2003, she founded Dominique Lévy Fine Art, an advisory service that allowed her to focus on building long-term relationships with clients. In 2005, Lévy co-founded L&M Arts, a gallery with locations in New York and Los Angeles.
Lévy is a dedicated champion of the arts at large and supports various philanthropic efforts. She provides critical support to arts, literature, and performance institutions including Asia Society, MoMA PS1, the Jewish Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Israel Museum.