Sélavy by Di Donna at Sotheby's Palm Beach 2022 Press Release

February 18, 2022

Sélavy by Di Donna returns to Palm Beach and 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 and its previous Palm Beach residency


February 25 – March 13, 2022


Sélavy by Di Donna is pleased to announce its second Palm Beach residency at Sotheby’s gallery at The Royal Poinciana Plaza, following a successful presentation last winter. 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 in Southampton, founded in 2020 by Christina Floyd Di Donna and Emmanuel Di Donna, who also own Di Donna Galleries on Madison Avenue. The Sélavy at Sotheby’s Palm Beach salon presents extraordinary works displayed in curated interior vignettes. It is available to explore online or in-person at Sotheby’s gallery at The Royal Poinciana Plaza from February 25 to March 13, 2022. 


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. “We had such an enthusiastic response to our salon last year and are excited to return to Palm Beach with a different iteration of art and collectible design. This year, we’re pairing works by designers like Louis Cane, Pierre Chapo, and George Nakashima with some of our favorite artists of the 20th century, including Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Joan Mitchell, and John Baldessari.”


The presentation at Sotheby’s embodies the spirit of Sélavy by Di Donna: presenting 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 $6 million, with complete object information available online at selavy.com. 


Highlights include:

  • Joan Mitchell’s Untitled (1968), an extraordinary painting reflecting the transitional period of the artist’s career when she fully immersed herself in the natural landscape that inspired her love of color. 
  • A suite of eight, unique, color screen prints of Andy Warhol’s Sunset (1972), a series recognized as the single “most remarkable series of the unique prints” by the authors of the Warhol catalogue raisonné.
  • Giorgio Morandi’s Fiori (1949),a serene still life painting.
  • An iconic painting by the surrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico, Il Trovatore (1950) 
  • A selection of works by Louis Cane, including a large bronze and glass coffee table, Table basse a roue (2021),depicting 4 wagon wheels
  • A quintessential Long Chair by George Nakashima from 1979
  • A selection of collectable design from Pierre Chapo, including 'T22C' 'Oeil' modular coffee table (c. 1970) 




150 Royal Poinciana Plaza

Palm Beach, FL 33480 



February 25 through March 13, 2022

Tuesday–Saturday 10am–6pm | Sunday 11am–5pm or by appointment


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 selavy.com. 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 well-lived. 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. Selavy.com


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Press contact

Sarah Goulet: sarah@sarahgoulet.com / +1 303 918 0393