Elaine de Kooning

Sirocco Wall (Cave 107), 1987

Oil on canvas, 48 x 108 inches



LEVIS FINE ART, founded in 1999, specializes in the acquisition, scholarship, exhibition and sale of American Pre and Post-War fine art on behalf of collectors, families, museums and artist’s estates.

We are a boutique dealer specializing in a small group of American Post-War artist’s legacies including Elaine de Kooning, Beauford Delaney, Grace Hartigan, Ibram Lassaw, Franz Kline, Alice Neel, Walter Plate and Hedda Sterne. 

Many of our offerings are for inventory directly from the artist’s estates or their heirs, where we have long established relationships. We serve many roles to our clients, who first and foremost have a genuine curiosity and emotional connection with the artist’s oeuvre.  We take pride in continuously educating our clients AND SOURCING THE FINEST EXAMPLES for private collectors and museums.


Our BY APPOINTMENT ONLY new modern viewing facilities, UOVO, 41-54 22nd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101.  Our clients have been thrilled with  the outstanding viewing rooms. Being 15 minutes from mid-town Manhattan by car or subway, clients and curators find our location extremely convenient to Midtown and airports.  Free parking.


Over the past 20 years, we have supported important new independent scholarship on these artists and facilitated numerous loans by collectors for museum exhibitions, most notably The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition, Elaine de Kooning: Portraits, March 13, 2015-January 15, 2016 and The Knoxville Museum of Art's Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door, February 7 to October 25, 2020. 

Whether for acquisition or exhibition, Levis Fine Art has collaborated with Museum and independent scholars, curators and writers including Brandon Brame Fortune, Mary Gabriel, Michelle Hargrave, Pheobe Hoban, Ellen Landau, Stephen Wicks, Jonathan Stuhlman, Anne Temkin, Lily Wei and Catherine Whitney.

Our Greater Commitment to the World of Art:

Levis Fine Art supports the Archives of American Art in their effort to create, rescue and preserve important records of American Artists. We also support The Art Loss Register in its efforts to recover stolen artwork and The International Foundation for Art Research, an educational and research organization dedicated to the integrity in the visual arts.

I look forward to working with you,

Jim Levis, President

Levis Fine Art, Inc. 

(646) 620-5000


Levis Fine Art holds viewings, by appointment only at conveniently located UOVO fine art storage and exhibition center, 41-54 22nd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101   

Please contact us at 646-620-5000 to schedule a viewing.


Jim Levis - Principal