Beniamino Levi, President of the Dalí Universe, is a globally recognized Modern Art expert.
With a prestigious and experienced career spanning over 70 years in the art market, Mr. Levi has a profound knowledge of the most important stylistic epochs from Impressionism to Contemporary Art. Mr. Levi is a collector-connoisseur whose interest in fine and decorative arts was cultivated from an early age – his grandfather was an antiques dealer in San Remo in the 1800s
In burgeoning Milan of the 1960s and 1970s Mr. Levi thrived in the management of the prestigious “Galleria Levi” on Via Montenapoleone. Levi sought to bring international Modern Art to Italian collectors and diffuse the movement among the wider Italian public. During a bridge tournament Levi encountered the well-known Milanese art critic Franco Passoni who was most impressed by Levi`s, passion, knowledge and ambition. Franco Passoni inspired and encouraged Levi to open an art gallery focusing on the fresh Modern artistic trends. Mr. Levi opened his gallery in 1956 when he was only twenty-eight years old, running it himself until 1978. During his years of managing Galleria Levi Beniamino Levi met many legendary names of the art world including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Giorgio de Chirico, Giorgio Morandi, Lucio Fontana and of course the Master of Surrealism Salvador Dalí