• Portrait of Elena Bonanno di Linguaglossa

Story May 28, 2020

Elena Bonanno di Linguaglossa Joins Lévy Gorvy

Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy announced today that Elena Bonanno di Linguaglossa has joined Lévy Gorvy as Senior Director for Italy.

Based in Milan, Bonanno di Linguaglossa will steward Lévy Gorvy’s deep relationships with the region’s artists, collectors, and institutions while extending its network there. The gallery has a longstanding commitment to Italian art and artists, representing the estates of Enrico Castellani and Carol Rama, and exhibiting to critical acclaim the work of Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana, as well as renowned contemporary artist Francesco Clemente. In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Arte Povera in 2017, Lévy Gorvy staged an exhibition highlighting Ileana Sonnabend’s central role in introducing the movement to the American art world. And in Fall 2020, the gallery will host its first New York City exhibition of recent and historic works by Michelangelo Pistoletto, working in close collaboration with the artist and Galleria Continua.

Bonanno di Linguaglossa brings to her new role at Lévy Gorvy more than twenty years of experience and an exceptional passion for modern and contemporary art, with specifical expertise in the field of 20th-century Italian and American art. She has contributed curatorially to major exhibitions at ARTER, Istanbul; Boboli and Bardini Gardens, Florence; Galleria Borghese, Rome; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; and the Villa e Collezione Panza di Biumo, Varese.

With a law degree from LUISS Guido Carli, Bonanno di Linguaglossa has applied her legal skills and acumen to the complexities the international art business, helping to guide clients and co-ordinate projects with institutions. As guest professor at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, she taught courses on the art market and contemporary art. Based between Italy and the United Kingdom over the past two decades, she has contributed her leadership skills in management and sales in positions at Fondazione Pastifico Cerere, Albion Gallery, Haunch of Venison, and Blain|Southern. Dedicated to the development of connoisseurship as well as markets, Bonanno di Linguaglossa will play an essential role on the Lévy Gorvy team.

Brett Gorvy says:  “Dominique and I are excited to welcome Elena as a new member of our international team. Having worked with her during my time at Christie’s, I’ve been impressed for quite some time by her extensive knowledge of and personal passion for 20th-century art, and her dedication to the deep relationships she has built with private collectors and museums. Lévy Gorvy is proud to be a home for Italian artists and artists’ estates, and Elena’s experience will be a tremendous asset to our work in Italy.”

Elena Bonanno di Linguaglossa can be reached at Elena@levygorvy.com.

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