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Nov 29 2018

Lévy Gorvy To Open Hong Kong Space In March 2019

by Dennis Mao

Lévy Gorvy’s Hong Kong gallery will open its doors in March 2019. Courtesy HS2 Architecture and Bill Katz Studios.

Lévy Gorvy founders Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy announced on November 29 that the bluechip gallery, which is currently based in London and New York, will open a new Hong Kong space in March 2019, to coincide with the seventh Art Basel Hong Kong (ABHK) fair. Located on the ground floor of the historic St. George’s Building in Central, the 232-square-meter space, designed by architect Bill Katz, boasts four-meter-high ceilings, a spacious public showroom, private viewing rooms, a library, and a research center to serve as a base for the gallery’s advisory services.

Headed by Danqing Li, senior director for Asia at Lévy Gorvy, the Hong Kong space underscores the gallery’s plans to expand its presence in the Asian art market. Li stated in the press release: “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.”

Gorvy added: “Over the last 20 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.”

Lévy Gorvy mainly focuses on curated exhibitions of modern, post-war and contemporary art, featuring artists including Yves Klein, Alexander Calder, James Turrell, Zao Wou-ki, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, and Chung Sang-Hwa. The gallery has participated in ABHK since the first edition in 2013, where it presented Andy Warhol’s “Dollar Sign” series. In 2018, Lévy Gorvy broke the record for the most expensive work sold at ABHK with Willem de Kooning’s USD 35 million painting, Untitled XII (1975).

Dennis Mao is an editorial intern of ArtAsiaPacific.

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