Saturday, January 25, 2020

Art-Lover: Dani Levinas Alert to the Voice and the Tap on the Shoulder

Show Us Your Walls
By Ted Loos
Dani Levinas in the home he and his wife, Mirella, share in Washington with their art collection. From left, Richard Deacon’s “X-Copper” (2017); on wall, Bruno Dunley’s “The Lake” (2017); Jorge Méndez Blake’s “The Art of Loving” (2009) and Waltercio Caldas’s “Untitled” (1993). Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times
Among his many roles, Mr. Levinas — an avid art collector and the chairman of the board of the Phillips Collection, the modern-art museum in Dupont Circle. For the last 50 years, he and his wife, Mirella, 69, have been buying art, much of which is in their Georgetown home, a grand old residence that has been made over into an ultramodern showplace. The Levinas collection numbers in the hundreds, and about two-thirds of it is by Latin American artists. Some of the makers, like the Mexican artist Gabriel de la Mora and the Chilean artist Iván Navarro, are quite established, but others would qualify as new names to many. [More]
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