Important Italian Glass /20 May 2014 noon ct


This remarkable auction features Murano glass from the impressive collection of Dimitri Levas. Dimitri Levas began collecting Italian glass in 1979, just as the field entered the secondary market. Levas purchased works from the few pioneering sources that existed at the time, including the now legendary Fifty/50 gallery in New York that was open from 1981-2002. In 1982, Levas began working with Robert Mapplethorpe. They shared an interest in art and design as well as a passion for collecting Italian glass. Their friendship and working relationship led to the further development of their collections and Mapplethorpe’s iconic photographs of vessels with flowers.

The collection and sale features more than 200 works by the field’s greatest masters. Highlights include monumental works by Napoleone Martinuzzi, rare and important vessels by Artisti Barovier and Artistica Barovier, masterworks by Fulvio Bianconi as well as important works by Tomaso Buzzi, Paolo Venini, Carlo Scarpa, Dino Martens and Eugene Berman.

All lots from this single-owner sale will be on view in our New York gallery starting May 6th.

Auction / Chicago
20 May 2014
12 pm ct

1440 W Hubbard St
Chicago IL 60642
T 312 563 0020
F 312 563 0040

Preview / New York
6 – 20 May 2014
11 am – 5 pm
Tuesday – Saturday

Extended viewing
Sunday 18 May
12 – 5 pm
Monday 19 May
11 am – 5 pm

980 Madison Ave
Third Floor
New York, NY 10075
T 212 585 0200
F 212 585 1085