LÉVY GORVY TO OPEN HONG KONG GALLERY IN MARCH 2019
November 28, 2018
Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, founders of Lévy Gorvy, announced today that the gallery will open a new space in Central, Hong Kong in March 2019. Located on the ground floor of the historic St. George’s Building, the new 2,500 square foot space will be inaugurated in conjunction with the seventh annual Art Basel Hong Kong fair.
Under the leadership of Senior Director of Asia, Danqing Li, Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong further extends the gallery’s long-term commitment to the Asian art market and to offering highly specialized bespoke services around the globe. At the new space, Lévy Gorvy will present curated exhibitions devoted to modern, postwar, and contemporary art, and provide private consulting to clients, deepening existing relationships and developing new ones across the region.
Lévy Gorvy works with leading Asian artists and estates, including Zao Wou-ki, Seung-taek Lee, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, and Chung Sang-Hwa. The gallery’s connection to the region began with its participation in the first Art Basel Hong Kong fair in 2013, with a stand focusing on Andy Warhol’s Dollar Signpaintings. Returning to the fair every year since, Lévy Gorvy had its most notable moment earlier in 2018 with the highest recorded sale of Willem de Kooning’s painting Untitled XII (1975).
Hong Kong will serve as the third pillar of Lévy Gorvy’s business, equal in stature and focus to its spaces in the art capitals of New York and London, each of which is located in a landmark building. Designed by architect Bill Katz in collaboration with HS2 Architecture, the new St. George’s Building space will feature distinctive 3.5 meter (12 foot) ceilings and include private viewing rooms, a library, a research center for the gallery’s advisory services, offices, and exceptional space for curated public exhibitions.
First built in 1904, the St. George’s Building has served as home to many notable Hong Kong and international businesses over the past century. The current 275-foot tall St. George’s Building was unveiled in 1969, located at the junction of Connaught Road Central and Ice House Street, in the heart of the Central Business District. Formerly home to Graff Diamonds, the building retains the distinct character and distinguished management standards that the Kadoorie Family established from the outset of their acquisition of the site in 1969.
Brett Gorvy, Lévy Gorvy co-founder commented:
“Over the last twenty years, members of our team have developed strong relationships with collectors and institutions throughout Asia, and have brought these connections to the culture of our gallery. The opening of our Asia headquarters with this unique Hong Kong space further formalizes our commitment to this incredibly important region. It is a constantly expanding and growing market of very sophisticated collectors who enjoy engagement with a gallery that is both international and at the same time very focused on the needs and perspectives of an Asian clientele. Our location in Hong Kong, Central allows us to deepen these relationships, showcase masterworks optimally, and provide bespoke services to a whole range of collectors in this dynamic center.”
Danqing Li, Lévy Gorvy Senior Director, added:
“Since opening our Shanghai office in 2017, Lévy Gorvy has experienced significant business growth in Asia and we are thrilled to have found our home in the vibrant and historic center of Hong Kong. This beautiful site will provide a physical platform to better serve our clients and to create exciting programs for our international audience. We hope to bring the signature Lévy Gorvy experience of taste and quality, as well as provide flexible solutions for the rapidly changing needs of our clients.“
Lévy Gorvy has also announced the addition of Serena Chien to its team in Asia as a business representative in Taiwan, dedicated to sales, client development, and advisory services. Chien previously worked at Sotheby’s and Whitestone Gallery, both in Taipei. Reporting to Danqing Li, and along with Bona Yoo working with clients in Korea, Chien’s position in Taiwan reinforces Lévy Gorvy’s commitment and service to the entirety of Asia.
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