Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Robert Grunder, Director, and Joseph K. Levene, President, have 3 decades multifaceted art experience, as art dealer, art collector, curator, fine art executives and selling fine art online. As a result, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd, has an extensive international network, including collectors; corporate, museum curators; galleries and auction specialists; many of these relationships for decades
New York, New York
United States 10023
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Columbus Circle phone: View Phone212.757.8012 fax: View Fax212.757.8013 website: Visit Website
Number of Employees: 2-5
10am to 6pm
by appointment only
Services & Specialties: Acquisitions, Advisory Services, Auction Support, Collection Management, Corporate Collection Advisory, Curation, Deaccessions, Existing Inventory for Sale, Locating Art for Purchase, Market Analysis Report, Price Negotiation, Private Collection Advisory, Provenance Checks, Sales, Secondary Market, Valuations for Private Sales
Taking New Clients?: Yes
Willing to Travel?: Yes
Works with New Collectors?: Yes
Key Personnel: Robert Grunder - Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph K. Levene - Founder - email@example.com
Background of Key Personnel: Joseph K. Levene
A graduate of Wharton, Joseph K. Levene began collecting art at the age of 12 wihen he purchased a 1946 Alexander Calder drawing, still in his collection, from the legendary Perls Gallery. Joseph K. Levene is a recognized Jasper Johns & Andy Warhol authority, outspoken about the risks of buying art online.
Joseph K. Levene is author of 10 Art Guides on eBay and The Fine Art Blog, official blog Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. Together, Robert Grunder and Joseph K. Levene co-authored several articles, the most recent, "Was Auctionata ever ethical?" bit.ly/WasAuctionataEthical
Son of legendary stage & film actor Sam Levene, Joseph K. Levene has 3 decades multifaceted fine art experience as art dealer, art collector, fine art executive and selling art online at Artsy, eBay, Art Fix Daily, Bonanza, Saatchi.
Prior to establishing Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., Joseph K. Levene was President/COO, Petersburg Press, Inc., the international fine art publisher of limited editions by Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Jim Dine, etc. Before becoming a full-time art dealer, Joseph K. Levene was a successful packed goods advertising executive, including a range of products from Procter & Gamble and Bristol-Myers.
Joseph K. Levene has over 15 years experience buying and selling fine art online; as fine art consultant to artnet, Joseph K. Levene introduced its e-commerce Printstore; in additon, Mr. Levene was an original, invited charter member, Sothebys fine art auctions and in 1999, established an eBay store featuring blue-chip fine art, providing all buyers with guaranteed authenticity and condition for all fine art offered & sold on eBay.
Robert Grunder joined Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. in 2001 and was appointed Director in 2003. Mr. Grunder works directly with clients building collections and is involved in all aspects of buying and selling fine art
Robert Grunder previously held management positions at Marlborough Gallery and artnet and has collaborated on numerous independent curatorial projects.
Mr. Grunder received an MFA in painting and art history from the New York Academy of Art, the legendary Academy founded by Andy Warhol, and worked closely with prominent artists Mark Tansey, Eric Fischl and Vincent Desiderio. Also a painter, Mr. Grunder's paintings have been reviewed in The New York Times.