Story Sep 24, 2020

Rebecca Wei Named Founding Partner of Lévy Gorvy Asia

Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, co-founders of Lévy Gorvy, today announced that Rebecca Wei has joined the gallery as Partner of Lévy Gorvy Asia.

Formerly President and, subsequently, Chairwoman of Christie’s Asia, Ms. Wei will begin her new role on October 1, 2020. She will continue the expansion of Lévy Gorvy’s dynamic activities throughout the region in close collaboration with Danqing Li, who will now serve as President, Asia. Together they will develop the gallery’s critically acclaimed program while continuing to grow relationships with leading collectors, connoisseurs, artists, and museum colleagues and trade colleagues throughout China, Korea, Japan, Singapore and across Asia.

Ms. Wei’s appointment represents a resounding affirmation of Lévy Gorvy’s ongoing commitment to the Asian art community and to expertise in both Western and Asian modern and contemporary art. Moreover, Ms. Wei’s arrival at the gallery is a significant development in the field itself: she is the first Chinese-born founding Partner of a Western gallery in the region.

Dominique Lévy commented, “Brett and I are delighted and honored that Rebecca Wei is joining us as our Partner in Lévy Gorvy Asia, bringing her singular combination of financial experience, expertise in art, and strong relationships in Asia, which complements our gallery’s longstanding commitment to the region. We are excited for the continued success of our team in Asia—since 2017, under the leadership of Danqing Li, the gallery has never ceased to bring acclaimed exhibitions to the region and to be active in the market. Our work in Asia began with our participation in the very first Art Basel Hong Kong fair in 2013. Since then, and in spite of the dramatic and challenging times we are all living in, our commitment and belief in the region has only grown. We may be the only Western gallery in Hong Kong to have remained open throughout the past year, determined to stand for the power of art to unite and heal.”

Brett Gorvy commented, “Rebecca Wei and I have known each other for many years, having worked closely together during our mutual time as Chairpersons at Christie’s. I have always been impressed by Rebecca’s incredible energy, dedication, and her global understanding of the market, as well as the respect she has with her Asian clients. She is a leader in the art world, known equally for her tremendous business acumen and her personal passion for art. Together with Danqing Li, we are excited for Rebecca to help us shape our business in Asia to match the new opportunities and challenges in today’s ever-growing market.”

Rebecca Wei says, “I feel honored and excited to be joining forces with Dominique and Brett who are legendary figures in the global art market. I have the utmost respect for Danqing and the Lévy Gorvy team in Asia. Their expertise, access to the market, and their commitment to Asia are extraordinary. I believe together, we can be more innovative and create more excitement in the region.”

Danqing Li says, “For the last three years, Lévy Gorvy has built a solid brand name and business presence in Asia. Our commitment to Asian collectors, artists, and art enthusiasts never stops. It is exciting to have Rebecca join us. Her extensive commercial experience as well as her seniority will add great value to the team. Together, we look forward to excelling.”

About Rebecca Wei
Rebecca Wei most recently served as Chairman of Christie’s Asia. During her significant tenure with the company, where she started in 2012 as General Manager, she helped grow their relationships and business with important Asian clients. In Wei’s eight years with Christie’s, she led the Asia team and doubled Asia’s contribution in terms of global performance. Wei also chaired the Christie’s Asia Advisory Council.

Prior to her time at Christie’s, Wei worked with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, becoming their first female partner in Greater China, as well as UBS Warburg Dillon Read investment bank. In addition to this, she sat on the board of several major public companies and in 2017 was named one of the top 25 Power Women by Hong Kong Tatler.

 


魏蔚出任厲為閣亞洲區創始合夥人

由多明尼克‧李維(Dominique Lévy)和布賴特‧格文(Brett Gorvy)創立的厲為閣今天宣佈,魏蔚將會加盟畫廊,出任厲為閣亞洲區的創始合夥人。

魏蔚是佳士得亞洲區的前總裁及主席,她將於2020年10月1日履新,並與厲為閣現任亞洲總裁李丹青緊密合作,帶領畫廊繼續於亞洲區策劃精彩的活動。二人將會攜手策劃畫廊備受讚譽的展覽活動,同時加強與中國、韓國、日本、新加坡和亞洲各地知名藏家、鑑賞家、藝術家、博物館和業務夥伴的關係。

魏蔚加盟厲為閣出任其亞洲創始合夥人,印證畫廊一直以來對亞洲藝壇的承諾,以及致力加強對西方和亞洲現代及當代藝術的專業知識。此外,魏蔚的加盟也是畫廊行業的一項重要里程碑,因為她是亞洲區西方畫廊的首位華裔創始合夥人。

多明尼克‧李維表示:「我和格文對於魏蔚加入我們成為厲為閣亞洲區的合夥人,感到非常高興和榮幸。她擁有金融業經驗、藝術專業知識及亞洲區的廣闊人脈,能配合畫廊積極推動區內藝術市場的長遠承諾。我們的團隊在亞洲區取得長足發展,令人振奮。由2017年起,在李丹青的領導下,厲為閣不斷在亞洲區舉辦備受好評的展覽,並一直活躍於市場。我們在亞洲的業務,始於2013年參與香港首屆巴塞爾藝術展。自此,雖然我們現在面對充滿變幻和考驗的時期,但我們對亞洲區的承諾和信心卻有增無減。我們可能是過去一年香港唯一一直開放的西方畫廊,因為我們銳意透過藝術的力量凝聚彼此、撫慰心靈。」

布賴特.格文指︰「我與魏蔚相識多年,在佳士得同任高管時便合作無間。她那份無比的活力、熱誠、對全球市場的了解,以及對亞洲客戶的尊重,令我印象深刻。她是藝壇的翹楚,不但具備商業觸覺,也熱愛藝術。我們非常高興魏蔚將會與李丹青攜手合作,協助發展畫廊於亞洲的業務,在現今不斷增長的市場中把握機遇,應對挑戰。」

魏蔚表示︰「能與李維和格文兩位國際藝術市場的傳奇人物合作,我深感榮幸和興奮。我也非常看重李丹青和厲為閣的亞洲圑隊,他們知識淵博,熟悉市場,在亞洲打下紮實的基礎。我深信只要我們齊心協力,定能為亞洲區注入更多創新意念和活力。」

李丹青則認為︰「在過去三年,厲為閣成功在亞洲建立理想的品牌形象和穩固業務,而我們對亞洲藏家、藝術家和藝術愛好者的承諾亦從未止息。我喜見魏蔚加入我們,她的豐富商業經驗和資歷,將會令團隊深受裨益。我們將會通力合作,更進一步。」

厲為閣將於近日正式更名為厲蔚閣。

魏蔚簡介

魏蔚原任佳士得亞洲區主席,她於2012年加入佳士得出任總經理一職,在任期間協助公司與重要亞洲客戶建立深厚的關係和業務。在佳士得任職八年期間,她負責帶領亞洲團隊,並使亞洲區業務對全球業績的貢獻倍增。魏蔚亦擔任佳士得亞洲顧問委員會主席。

在加入佳士得前,魏蔚曾任職於麥肯錫諮詢公司,更成為大中華區首位女性合夥人。她亦曾任職於UBS Warburg Dillon Read投資銀行。此外,她亦為多間大型上市公司的董事會成員,並在2017年獲《Hong Kong Tatler》雜誌選為25位最具權力女性之一。

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