Lévy Gorvy, established when veteran gallerist Dominique Lévy and the former chairman and international head of postwar and contemporary art at Christie’s, Brett Gorvy, joined forces in January 2017, has announced that it will open a new office in Shanghai. With spaces in New York and London, Lévy Gorvy is the latest in a long line of galleries, including David Zwirner and Pace, to expand to Asia.
Danqing Li, a former Christie’s specialist who worked in the postwar and contemporary department in Shanghai, will run the new space. As the gallery’s senior director, Asia, she will work to improve client relations in the region. “Having worked with her for many years in Asia during my tenure at Christie’s, I have always admired the depth of her knowledge and her unique sensitivity not only to art but to the cross-cultural connections it creates,” said Gorvy in a statement. “It’s an honor to welcome her to the Lévy Gorvy family.”
The gallery’s office will be located in the city’s business district at CITIC Square on Nanjing Road West. A spokesperson for the gallery confirmed that once the office is open, Lévy Gorvy will organize shows that will be staged at off-site locations.