July 2020 Press Release

July 22, 2020

Sélavy, a new shoppable salon of art and design, opens in Southampton and online

Combining art, design, and objects that span time periods, mediums, and cultures, Sélavy is a
window into a life well lived

July 22, 2020—Christina and Emmanuel Di Donna, the founders of Di Donna Galleries, are pleased to  introduce Sélavy, a new gallery concept in Southampton, New York, and online at selavy.com.  Sélavy presents curated vignettes that combine fine art and design spanning mediums, time periods, and  cultures. Functioning as a rotating exhibition space viewable from multiple angles through large corner  windows, passersby will be able to instantly purchase or access additional information about the works  and objects on view via Sélavy’s online gallery. Located at 30 Jobs Lane in the town of Southampton, Sélavy will unveil its inaugural presentation on July 22, 2020.

While Di Donna’s New York gallery is known for its biannual museum-quality exhibitions of Surrealist and modern art, Sélavy embraces an eclectic mix of objects and artworks at a range of price points, revealing how unexpected juxtapositions are the foundation of inspiring interiors. “Sélavy is about how people actually live with art,” said founder Emmanuel Di Donna. “We have always
been driven by the concept of living with art, which inspired the salon-like design of the private spaces at my New York gallery, and has proven to be especially vital during this recent period, as our friends and clients have spent more time at home. While the ideas behind Sélavy have been germinating for many years, we are excited to take this moment to bring the concept to life and are committed to a long-term presence in Southampton’s community.”

The inaugural presentation of Sélavy represents our ethos of curating a space of wide-ranging tastes, including bronze sculptures by Jean Arp, important paintings by Robert Motherwell and Kenneth Noland, furniture and sculptures by Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, contemporary paintings by Harold Ancart and Loie Hollowell, a petite sculpture by Yves Klein, a chaise lounge by George Nakashima, stools by Charlotte Perriand, glass boxes by Kyohei Fujita and ceramics by Emile Lenoble, side tables and a lamp by Jean-Michel Frank, recent sculptures by Rogan Gregory, and a tapestry and chess set by Max Ernst. Select furniture and design items were sourced by expert friends and collaborators, including Fairfax Dorn Projects and R & Company. Future presentations at Sélavy will include guest curators, thematic presentations, or focused exhibitions.

The online gallery at selavy.com will include additional images, expanded information, context, details, and pricing on all works for collectors around the world to explore and purchase immediately. Sélavy in Southampton will be open by appointment for contactless browsing and viewing. The space at 30 Jobs Lane will also include a private viewing room and offices.

Di Donna Galleries’ New York gallery will reopen in September by appointment.
For more information or images, please contact bonjour@selavy.com.