Levis Fine Art, founded in 1999, specializes in the acquisition, scholarship, exhibition and sale of Pre and Post-War modernist paintings and sculpture.
We are a valued resource to numerous museum curators, private curators, collectors and select art advisors.
We are proud to support the artistic legacies of Elaine de Kooning, Beauford Delaney, Theodoros Stamos, Grace Hartigan, Walter Plate, Milton Resnick, Hedda Sterne, Ibram Lassaw, Dorothy Dehner, Herbert Gentry and several other mid-century modernists. They were highly respected by their peers including Willem de Kooning, Ad Reinhardt, Franz Kline, Philip Guston, Romare Bearden, Joan Mitchell, Adolf Gottlieb and Joseph Albers as well as critics and museums. But as fate would have it, many of them are for the most part relatively unknown to collectors today.
This phenomenon, against a backdrop of a major recent commitment by the Terra Foundation to support numerous initiatives for new scholarship presents a significant opportunity for collectors and museums to acquire, expand and share their understanding of the contributions made by so many other artists of the time.
Having a fine reputation for serving museums and private and corporate collectors, Levis fine art is able to privately secure the masterpieces by these under-appreciated artists that are either rarely or never available through auction. We are proud to present them for your considration alongside the works of their better known peers.
In the past, we mounted numerous private exhibitions art by all these artists works at our Chelsea Gallery and Nantucket Gallery locations, while at the same time being a key resource to curators organizing museum exhibitions, including most recently, Elaine de Kooning: Portraits, which ran from March 2015 to January 2016 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
We now conduct our business exclusively as a private dealer, by appointment only.
Please use our website to view a small portion of some of the artist's inventory we currently have available. All works shown are subject to prior sale.
Levis Fine Art will be operating out of our Long Island City and Westchester locations.
Please contact us to schedule a viewing.
Jim Levis - Principal