Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
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.
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.
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 Editons, Artsy, eBay, Art Fix Daily and JKLFA.com, 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 autcions.
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.
Read articles by Joseph K. Levene:
The Fine Art Blog | Flipboard | Sam Levene
Robert Grunder joined Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. in 2001 and became director in 2003. Mr. Grunder works directly with clients building collections and is involved in all aspects of the fine art business.
Robert Grunder previously held management positions at Marlborough Gallery and artnet.com and has collaborated on independent curatorial projects and advised private clients.
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 own paintings have been reviewed in The New York Times.
Read Advice on Building Your Collection by Robert Grunder
Maintains selection important blue-chip art
Alexander Calder John Chamberlain George Condo Jim Dine Keith Haring Damien Hirst Robert Indiana Jasper Johns Jeff Koons Roy Lichtenstein Richard Pettibone Gerhard Richter Thomas Ruff Cindy Sherman Hiroshi Sugimoto Andy Warhol Tom Wesselmann
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.
Open by appointment only
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., is located in New York, open by appointment only.
We are located at:
25 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023