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Contemporary Art

What’s on the Menu, with Daniella Luxembourg & Amalia Dayan

The gallerists Daniella Luxembourg and Amalia Dayan specialize in cutting-edge contemporary art and overlooked 20th-century art. They have in common with AAP co-founder Allan Schwartzman a passion for post-war Italian art and, during this podcast, the trio talk about the market for art from this period.

Luxembourg & Dayan also discuss this current moment as one of real transition in the broader market, with tastes and demand shifting. In this episode, which is moderated by host Charlotte Burns, they speak about the difference between their London and New York businesses (Europe sells and America buys) and what impact Brexit might have. They talk about ugliness and struggle in art; the fall of Empires; and their own personal obsessions: art and food.

“In Other Words” is a presentation of AAP and Sotheby’s, produced by Audiation.fm.

It gets to a sort of a peak, and then the real collectors stay, and then the people that bought it in order to make money go to buy something else.
—Daniella Luxembourg

From the Podcast...

“I think in general, history is a gentleman. So, if you wait long enough, things adjust themselves.” —Daniella Luxembourg

“There was a real clash between the work and the space, they sabotaged each other.” —Amalia Dayan

“The secret is that we don’t tire each other to death, and we let ourselves dream.” —Daniella Luxembourg

More on Daniella Luxembourg

Daniella Luxembourg co-founded Luxembourg & Dayan gallery in 2009, which operates in New York and London and specializes in post-war art. The gallery has staged monographic shows of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Domenico Gnoli, Alberto Burri, César, Alberto Giacometti, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Alex Da Corte, among others. Major thematic shows include Grisaille (2011), Not So Still Life (2014) and The Ends of Collage (2017).

From 2001 to 2004, Luxembourg was president and co-owner of the auction house Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg, with the participation of LVMH Group. Major collections sold during her time at the firm, including the Berggruen and Smooke collections, among others.

Luxembourg was also the founding director of the Jewish Museum in Vienna from 1989 to 1990 and was the deputy chairman of Sotheby’s Switzerland from 1993 to 1996. In 1984, Luxembourg co-founded Sotheby’s Israel. Previous curatorial works include the New Ethnographic Museum, Jerusalem, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv.

Luxembourg is also a trustee at the Courtauld Institute of Art and sits of the selection committee of various contemporary art competitions and cultural heritage awards.

More on Amalia Dayan

Amalia Dayan co-founded Luxembourg & Dayan gallery in 2009, which operates in New York and London and specializes in post-war art. The gallery has staged monographic shows of artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Domenico Gnoli, Alberto Burri, César, Alberto Giacometti, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, and Alex Da Corte, among others. Major thematic shows include Grisaille (2011), Not So Still Life (2014) and The Ends of Collage (2017).

Among her previous positions, Dayan was director of sales at Gagosian, contemporary art specialist at Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg and director at Deitch Projects.

Dayan graduated from Tel Aviv University and holds a Master's in Art and Business from NYU. Over the past two decades she has collaborated with some of the most prestigious public and private collections in the world specializing in post-war art.

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