CHRISTINA & EMMANUEL DI DONNAFOUNDERS, SÉLAVY
Emmanuel Di Donna is a leading expert on Surrealist, Modern, and Post-War art. He is the founder of Di Donna Galleries on Madison Avenue, New York, which he opened in 2011. Prior to forming his own gallery, Emmanuel spent seventeen years at Sotheby’s, where he was Vice Chairman of Impressionist and Modern Art Worldwide, overseeing numerous record-breaking sales and securing significant results for many of the most important private collections to come to market in the past two decades.
Christina Floyd Di Donna joined Di Donna Galleries in 2015. Prior to that, she had her own art advisory firm, Floyd Contemporary, which focused on emerging contemporary artists. She began her career at Sotheby's, where she worked for six years, concentrating on Impressionist & Modern Art and Fine Jewelry.
Christina holds a bachelor's degree in both Communications and Art History from Wake Forest University.
Alex BarlowDirector, Sélavy
Alex Barlow is a leading expert in 20th century design, with a focus on French Art Deco as well as international design from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Before joining Sélavy, Barlow was the Director of Gallery Vallois America, which specialized in furniture, objects, lighting, and fine art from the French Art Deco period. Prior to that, he was the Director of Friedman & Vallois, New York (1999–2015) and Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta (1991–1999).
In his 22 years at Vallois, Barlow was instrumental in curating collections both in North America and Europe, as well as presenting exhibitions and facilitating sales of extraordinary design.
About 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. 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.