Dominique Lévy

Dominique Lévy
Born Dominique Astrid Lévy
June 1967 (age 49)
Nationality Swiss
Alma mater University of Geneva
Occupation art dealer and gallerist
Known for owner, Dominique Lévy Gallery
Partner(s) Dorothy Berwin
Parent(s) André Lévy

Dominique Astrid Lévy (born June 1967) is a Swiss art dealer and the owner of the Dominique Lévy Gallery which has offices in New York City, London, and Geneva.

Early life

Dominique Astrid Lévy was born in June 1967,[1] in Lausanne, Switzerland. Her father, André Lévy, a cotton merchant, left Egypt in 1958 after Gamal Abdel Nasser came to power.[2] She organized her first exhibition when she was 18.[3] Lévy studied art history and politics at the University of Geneva and received a BA in Political Science and an MA in Sociology of Art.


In 1987, she did her first internship for Christie's in New York. When she came back to Switzerland, she was hired by Simon de Pury to work at Sotheby's where she worked for four years. Afterwards, she worked with French art dealer Daniel Malingue on the opening of his gallery, and followed his co-director, Simon Studer, in the creation of an art curation business. Then she joined the team of London's art dealer Anthony d’Offay.[2]

In 1999, headhunted by François Pinault,[2] Lévy founded and was the international director of the private sales department at Christie's in New York. In 2003, she founded Dominique Lévy Fine Art, a boutique art advisory service with a focus on building long-term relationships with collectors. In August 2005, Lévy co-founded L&M Arts with Robert Mnuchin, which was based in New York and Los Angeles. The bi-coastal gallery provided client services and organized exhibitions of modern and postwar art, as well as new work by such artists as David Hammons and Paul McCarthy.[2]

In September 2013, Dominique Lévy Gallery opened its Manhattan space with the exhibition Audible Presence: Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Cy Twombly, which was accompanied by the first public performance in New York of Yves Klein's seminal Monotone Silence Symphony.[4]

In October 2014, Dominique Lévy expanded to London, opening a location at historic 22 Old Bond Street, steps from the Royal Academy of Arts in the city's Mayfair district.[5]

The gallery currently represents the estate of Yves Klein, the estate of Roman Opalka, and the estate of Germaine Richier in the United States, as well as artists Enrico Castellani, Boris Mikhailov, Frank Stella, Pierre Soulages, and Günther Uecker.

In 2015, her galleries exposed Gerhard Richter's color charts,[6] miniatures of Alexander Calder,[7] Gego's work[8]...


Personal life

She lives with Dorothy Berwin and their three children: Caleb, Samuel, and Solal. The father of Samuel and Solal is a Spanish advertising executive. Caleb is Dorothy Berwin's son, the fruit of a previous relationship.[10]

Further reading

Review of Crise et sortie de crise: ordre et désordres néolibéraux by Lévy and Gérard Duménil.


  1. "Dominique Lévy Limited". Companies House. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Douglas, Sarah. "Flying Solo: What is Driving Dominique Lévy?". New York Observer. New York Observer. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  3. 1 2 Piera Anna Franini. "Art World Women at the Top".
  4. Kennedy, Randy. "A Sound, Then Silence (Try Not to Breathe)". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. Pechman, Alexandra. "Dominique Lévy's New Home". W Magazine. W Magazine. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  6. "London - Gerhard Richter: "Color charts" at Dominique Lévy through January 16th 2015". 17 November 2015.
  7. Eviana Hartman (22 April 2015). "A New Exhibition Examines Alexander Calder in Miniature, With an Assist from Santiago Calatrava".
  8. Jana Perkovic (10 September 2015). "The Legacy of Gego at Dominique Lévy".
  9. Farago, Jason (8 May 2014). "Movers and makers: the most powerful people in the art world". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 May 2014.
  10. Linda Yablonsky (November 2012). "Dynamic Duo".

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