Dealer Post War & Contemporary Art | Fine Art Advisory

Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., is a dealer of secondary market post war & contemporary art and fine art advisory established by Joseph K. Levene in 1991. Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., buys and sells blue-chip paintings, sculpture, prints & multiples, fine art photography by leading contemporary artists and is recognized internationally as a key source for art by Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.

Andy Warhol Elvis 2 Times, 1963, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Gift of The American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., Leonard A. Lauder, President
Sold by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Three decades multifaceted fine art experience

Together, Robert Grunder, director, and Joseph K. Levene, president, have three decades multifaceted fine art experience, as art dealer, art advisor, collector, curator, art executive and selling art online. As a result, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd, has developed an extensive international contact network, including collectors; corporate, private and museum curators; galleries and auction specialists; many of these professional relationships have continued for 30 years.

Andy Warhol Mickey Mouse
Andy Warhol Quadrant Mickey Mouse, 1981
Sold by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
George Condo The Introvert
George Condo The Introvert, 1984, Collection Francesco Pellizzi, New York
Sold by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Buy & sell blue-chip art by contemporary & modern masters

Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. has been privileged to buy & sell important works of fine art and sculpture by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, George Condo, Keith Haring, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol. These iconic blue-chip contemporary and modern master artworks sold by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., demonstrate our commitment to high standards of connoisseurship and integrity, essential for anyone purchasing fine art as a financial asset.

Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein Expressionist Head, 1980, Private Collection
Sold by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled, 1985, Private collection
Sold by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild (825-7), 1995, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sold by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.


Joseph K. Levene

Joseph K. Levene

A graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Joseph K. Levene began collecting art at the age of 12 when he purchased a 1946 Alexander Calder drawing, still in his collection, from the legendary Perls Gallery. Son of legendary Broadway and film actor Sam Levene, Joseph K. Levene has three decades multifaceted fine art experience as art dealer, art collector, fine art executive and selling art online at Printed Editions, Artsy, eBay, Art Fix Daily and, our 24/7 short-cut URL for blue-chip art.

Prior to establishing Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., Joseph K. Levene was President/COO, Petersburg Press, Inc., international fine art publisher limited editions by Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Jim Dine. Before becoming a full-time art dealer, Joseph K. Levene was a successful packed goods management supervisor, handling advertising for a variety of products from Procter & Gamble and Bristol-Myers.

Joseph K. Levene is a recognized Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol authority and author of The Fine Art Blog, official blog Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. Visit The Fine Art Blog to learn about non-existent Roy Lichtenstein Finger Pointing printer's proof edition that fooled specialists at major auction firms in Fake Roy Lichtenstein Prints dupe Christie's, Phillips & Sotheby's. Robert Grunder and Joseph K. Levene didn't mince words in Auctionata Guarantee is a Guaranteed Risk, an analysis of the purported 25 year Auctionata guarantee behind the massive fraud that ranks among the top 200 start-up failures. Messrs. Grunder and Levene were so stunned by the extensive fraud, shill bidding and deceptive Auctionata practices that continued unchecked for several years, the two Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. officers co-authored: Was Auctionata ever ethical? Most recently Grunder and Levene took a deeper dive into Artsy auctions to present the truth about the potential pitfalls about buying art from Artsy in You should avoid buying online art from Artsy auctions.

Joseph K. Levene has over two decades experience buying and selling fine art online; as consultant to artnet, Joseph K. Levene introduced its e-commerce Printstore; in addition, Mr. Levene was an original, invited charter member, Sotheby's 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 and sold on eBay.

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Robert Grunder

Robert Grunder

Executive Director
Robert Grunder is a seasoned professional in the fine art industry, bringing over two decades of experience and expertise to his current role as Executive Director at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. Joining the company in 2001, he swiftly ascended to Director in 2003, becoming Executive Director in 2019. In his current capacity, Grunder actively engages with clients, leading and advising on the development and curation of their art collections, while also overseeing various aspects of the fine art business.

His extensive career trajectory includes pivotal roles at renowned institutions such as Marlborough Gallery and Mr. Grunder’s professional journey extends beyond corporate responsibilities, as he has contributed to collaborative curatorial projects and offered valuable art advisory services to private clients, enriching his comprehensive understanding of the art world.

Mr. Grunder holds an MFA in painting and art history from the prestigious New York Academy of Art, an institution founded by the iconic Andy Warhol. During his academic tenure, he had the privilege of closely collaborating with influential artists such as Mark Tansey, Eric Fischl, and Vincent Desiderio, further deepening his artistic insights.

Going beyond managerial and advisory responsibilities, Mr. Grunder is an accomplished artist in his own right. His paintings achieved critical acclaim, including a review in The New York Times, underscoring the depth and quality of his artistic contributions and creative vision. This blend of professional experience and artistic accomplishment establishes Robert Grunder as a versatile and knowledgeable figure in the world of fine art.

Read Advice on Building Your Collection by Robert Grunder