Selavy at Sotheby's Palm Beach Press Release

February 9, 2021

Sélavy by Di Donna announces Palm Beach residency at Sotheby’s gallery at The Royal Poinciana Plaza

Sélavy brings a shoppable salon of notable art and design to Palm Beach, following the success of its Southampton location
February 13 – March 5, 2021

Sélavy by Di Donna is pleased to announce its Palm Beach residency at Sotheby’s gallery at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. This collaboration brings together the legacy of the historic auction house and the ethos of Sélavy by Di Donna, an online salon of art and design with a storefront vitrine in Southampton, founded last year by Christina Floyd Di Donna and Emmanuel Di Donna. The Sélavy at Sotheby’s Palm Beach salon is available to explore and purchase online and in person at Sotheby’s gallery at The Royal Poinciana Plaza from February 13 to March 5, 2021.

The winter residency at the Sotheby’s gallery is a homecoming for Sélavy co-founder Christina Floyd Di Donna, who was raised in Florida and who, along with her husband, Emmanuel Di Donna, began her career at Sotheby’s. “I am delighted to bring Selavy to the Palm Beach collecting community—and I am very excited for my friends, as well as the local art and design enthusiasts, to discover the unexpected combinations that are the hallmark of Sélavy,” said Christina Floyd Di Donna.

The presentation embodies the spirit of Sélavy by Di Donna: presenting curated vignettes that combine blue-chip works across time periods and mediums, and cultures with modern design items. Styled as an inspiring interior, it presents the eclectic vision of an imagined collector, juxtaposing Surrealist, modern, and contemporary paintings, prime examples of American and European mid-century modern and contemporary design, and whimsical objects by some of the most influential artists of the past century.

Prices range from $10,000 to over $10 million, with complete object information available online at
Highlights include:
• Willem de Kooning’s Untitled VIII, 1983, a stunning late painting by the Abstract-Expressionist artist
• Georgia O’Keeffe’s Calla Lillies on Red, 1928, a vibrant example of the artist’s flower paintings
• A large-scale, multicolored painting by Katharina Grosse from 2014
• A pair of monkey tables by Francois-Xavier Lalanne, 2002, in bronze and glass
• Trinidad Fernandez, 1910, an important painting by Kees Van Dongen
• A table-top stabile by Alexander Calder, c. 1968, in the artist’s signature red, yellow, and white
• A pair of chaises longues by Jean Royère from 1937, in steel, fabric, and goat fur
• A wall-mounted shelf from 1958 by mid-century designer Charlotte Perriand
• Zeus partorito dal sole, 1954, a rare and colorful monumental three-panel painting by Italian Futurist Gino Severini
• A selection of new design items by Rogan Gregory

Sotheby’s 150 Royal Poinciana Plaza
Palm Beach, FL 33480
February 13 through March 5
Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm | Sunday 11am–5pm

Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services, the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as the collection, artist, estate & foundation advisory services of its subsidiary, Art Agency, Partners. Sotheby’s also presents private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby's Global Fine Art Division, and three retail businesses: Sotheby’s Wine, Sotheby’s Diamonds, and Sotheby’s Home, the online marketplace for interior design.

Sélavy by Di Donna
Founded in 2020 by Christina and Emmanuel Di Donna, the founders of Di Donna Galleries on Madison Avenue, Sélavy by Di Donna presents curated vignettes that combine fine art and design spanning mediums, time periods, and cultures. The works are available to explore and instantly collect at A corner gallery space at 30 Jobs Lane in the town of Southampton functions as a rotating salon viewable from multiple angles through large corner windows—providing a window into a life welllived. While Di Donna’s New York gallery is known for its biannual museum-quality exhibitions of Surrealist and modern art, Sélavy by Di Donna embraces an eclectic mix of objects and artworks, revealing how unexpected juxtapositions are the foundation of inspiring interiors.

Press contact
Sarah Goulet: / +1 303 918 0393