Lévy Gorvy

Reveal: Jean-Michel Basquiat: Royalty, Heroism, and the Streets

Jul 7 – Oct 16

Untitled, 1982by Jean-Michel Basquiat. Acrylic, oilstick, and metallic paint on canvas, 240.7 x 152.4 cm.
© The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Basquiat’s Untitled (1982) is an electrifying portrait of a Black hero figure standing proud amidst the chaos of abstracted painterly form and color. The canvas is one of Basquiat’s most impressive and important works, part self-portrait, part idol, part dream image, part nightmare vision. Untitled is one of famous trio of large-scale paintings on the theme of the prophet that Basquiat made in 1982, the pivotal year of the artist’s meteoric rise to international stardom. Supported by his first dealer Annina Nosei, who provided him with his first supply of high-quality working materials and a dedicated space to paint, Basquiat was able in 1982 to realize for the first time an ever-more extraordinary sequence of hauntingly powerful paintings depicting what he described as “royalty, heroism, and the streets.”


Reveal: Soulages 1953

Jul 7 – Oct 16


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Lévy Gorvy cultivates a programme devoted to innovation and connoisseurship in the fields of postwar and contemporary art. Founded by Dominique Lévy and Brett Gorvy, Lévy Gorvy maintains gallery spaces at 909 Madison Avenue in New York, in Mayfair, London, in Central, Hong Kong, Zürich, and will open in the Marais, Paris in Fall 2020. The gallery fosters continued dedication to the living artists and artists’ estates that it represents and offers a robust program of exhibitions and multidisciplinary events, including a poetry program commissioning notable contemporary poets. The gallery produces ongoing art-historical research and original scholarship, publishing exhibition catalogues, monographs, and other key publications. Lévy Gorvy also offers bespoke private advisory and consulting services to collectors around the world. 


Represented artists
Estate of Terry Adkins, Alexander Calder, Estate of Enrico Castellani, Chung Sang-Hwa, Francesco Clemente, Dan Colen, Willem de Kooning, Lucio Fontana, Gego, Estate of Yves Klein, Jutta Koether, Seung-taek Lee, François Morellet, Robert Motherwell, Senga Nengudi, Roman Opalka, Adrian Piper, Carol Rama, Martial Raysse, Peter Regli, Estate of Germaine Richier, Karin Schneider, Joel Shapiro, Kazuo Shiraga, Pierre Soulages, Pat Steir, Frank Stella, Tu Hongtao, Günther Uecker, Zao Wou-Ki