Christian Levett: In conversation


Christian Levett is a former investment manager, now full-time art collector. In 2011 he opened an award winning museum in Mougins, France to put his classical and modern art collection on public display.  Christian came to live in Florence four years ago, and during lock down started to build an important collection of female Abstract Expressionism, from 1950s and 60s USA.  Many of these works are now on loan and tour to museums and galleries round the world, whilst others adorn his Palazzo on the Arno, alongside important works by modern female artists such as Tracy Emin, Cecily Brown, Louise Bourgeois.  He recently joined the Palazzo Strozzi Scientific Committee and is involved with numerous other art projects around the city.


Christian Levett will make a presentation on his Collection and then discuss his approach and inspirations with Simon Gammell.


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