Joseph K. Levene

Joseph K. Levene

Art Dealer | Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Location
New York, New York (Greater New York City Area)
Industry
Fine Art

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Joseph K. Levene's Overview

Current
Past
  • Director e-commerce at artnet.com
  • Charter Member | Online Fine Art Auctions at Sothebys.com
  • President/COO at Petersburg Press, Inc.
Education
  • Wharton Business School
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Joseph K. Levene's Summary

Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., an International Dealer of secondary market Modern, Post War & Contemporary Fine Art, was established by Joseph K. Levene in 1991. Robert Grunder, Director and Joseph K. Levene, Principal, together have 3 decades multifaceted Fine Art experience as Art Dealer, Art Collector, Fine Art Executive and Online Art Sales.

A graduate of Wharton, Joseph K. Levene was previously President/COO, Petersburg Press, Inc., International Fine Art Publisher; Director e-commerce, artnet.com; Charter Member, Sothebys.com online fine art auctions.

In 1999, we launched the Joseph K Levene Fine Art Ltd Store on eBay featuring Blue-Chip Art and Fine Art Photography; since the time of our launch in 1999, Joseph K. Levene Art, Ltd. has guaranteed Authenticity for all Fine Art offered and sold on eBay.

Specializing in Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman and important Blue-Chip Art, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. represents the Estate of Tony Rosenthal, Sculptor of Public Art, best known for creating Alamo, 1967, aka Astor Place Cube, the first Contemporary Public Art Sculpture purchased by New York City.

Joseph K. Levene's Projects

  • Artsy

    • February 2014 to Present

    View Selection of Blue-Chip Fine Art and Fine Art Photography from Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. at Artsy.

  • Blue-Chip Art For Sale

    • January 1991 to Present

    View selection of Blue-Chip Paintings, Prints, Fine Art Photography, Sculpture, Works on Paper, Multiples by leading Contemporary Masters including Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Richard Pettibone, Claes Oldenburg, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tom Otterness, Thomas Ruff, Tony Rosenthal.

  • Printed-Editions

    • January 2012 to Present

    Visit the Printed-Editions Site of Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. to view Blue-Chip Prints and Photography by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg, Cindy Sherman.

    Anyone can sell art, but our Clients recognize the importance of acquiring Fine Art from Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. a Professional Art Dealer, who recognizes authenticity, connoisseurship and scholarship.

    Printed-Editions is the premiere site for Art Collectors who seek Limited Editions Works on the web.

  • eBay Store

    • January 1999 to Present

    In 1999, the Joseph K Levene Fine Art Ltd eBay Store was launched with the objective of offering eBay Buyers guaranteed Authentic Blue-Chip Art. For over 15 years, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. has guaranteed Authenticity of all Fine Art offered and sold to eBay Clients around the world. Browse Blue-Chip Fine Art Photography, Prints & Multiples by Andy Warhol, Christo, Jim Dine, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Pettibone, Thomas Ruff, Hiroshi Sugimoto in the Joseph K Levene Fine Art Ltd eBay Store.

  • Art News

    • January 2013 to Present

    View latest art news and social media updates from Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. aggregated by Rebelmouse.com.

  • Andy Warhol Art

    View Selection of Andy Warhol Paintings, Unique Screenprints, Drawings, Limited Edition Prints available at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. Joseph K. Levene is a noted Andy Warhol authority, brokering numerous important works, as well as contributing research assistance and documentation records for several hundred Andy Warhol Paintings bought and sold by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. to the Andy Warhol Catalog Raisonne.

  • Jasper Johns Prints

    View iconic Jasper Johns Prints from the Flags, Maps, Targets, Numbers, Savarin, Crosshatch and Seasons Series at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

  • Jeff Koons Art for Sale

    Browse Jeff Koons Prints & Multiples For Sale at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. Jeff Koons constantly draws inspiration from advertising and entertainment and has stated his artistic intention is to "communicate with the masses".

Joseph K. Levene's Experience

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Fine Art industry

January 1991Present (23 years 9 months) 25 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. actively buys and sells Andy Warhol Art, Jasper Johns Prints, Cindy Sherman Photography, Thomas Ruff Photography, Jeff Koons Multiples and important Blue-Chip Art.

Joseph K. Levene's tenure as President/COO, Petersburg Press, the fine art publisher of limited editions by Jasper Johns, David Hockney, Frank Stella, Jim Dine, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, etc., provides keen perspective for collectors of limited editions and prints.

Given the lack of Art Market regulation, there is a flood of Counterfeit Art now offered by Art Dealers, Online Art Sellers and Auctions. Our three decades multifaceted perspective as Art Buyers, and Sellers in conjunction with our Management perspective provides an added layer of confidence for Clients of Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., particularly vital given the financial risks of the art market today.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Fine Art industry

January 2006Present (8 years 9 months) New York, New York

Art Topics and News for Art buyers and sellers, online and off.

Director e-commerce

artnet.com

Public Company; 51-200 employees; artnet ag; Fine Art industry

20002001 (1 year)

Online Art launch artnet.com Print Store.

Charter Member | Online Fine Art Auctions

Sothebys.com

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; BID; Fine Art industry

November 1998February 2000 (1 year 4 months) New York, New York

Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., was an original Invited Charter Fine Art Member selling fine art online on Sothebys.com auctions. Sotheby's required each Seller provide a Guarantee of Authenticity and Condition for every Fine Art Lot offered on Sothebys.com, a guarantee that Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. continues to offer all Clients.

President/COO

Petersburg Press, Inc.

19881991 (3 years) New York, New York

Initiated secondary market sales expansion of Contemporary Master Paintings; managed staff of 29.

Joseph K. Levene's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Art, Fine Art, Prints, Limited Editions, Contemporary Art, Paintings, Prints & Multiples, Photography, Sculpture, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Pop Art Jeff Koons Multiples, Jasper Johns Prints, Cindy Sherman Photography, Thomas Ruff, George Condo, Keith Haring, Gerhard Richter, eBay, eBay Art, Joseph K Levene Fine Art Ltd eBay Store, eBay Store,

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Joseph K. Levene's Publications

  • Did eBay Enable Convicted Banksy Art Forgers?

    • The Fine Art Blog
    • September 2, 2010
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    Two UK Banksy Art Forgers, each enabled by eBay's lack of consumer fraud protection, received suspended sentences, even though each sold hundreds of Banksy Counterfeits, deceiving countless eBay Buyers.

  • Jasper Johns Flags Have Made Headlines For Six Decades

    • The Fine Art Blog
    • April 1, 2010
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    Jasper Johns, considered one of the most important living Post War and Contemporary Artists, has been making International headlines for his Flag Paintings since the 1950's when The Museum of Modern Art acquired the Artist’s breakthrough American Flag Painting, a Gift of Philip Johnson in honor of Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

  • Cindy Sherman radically changed Contemporary Art

    • The Fine Art Blog
    • April 25, 2012
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    Credit Cindy Sherman for changing the definition of Contemporary Art. For decades, Contemporary Art Collectors, Galleries and Auction Houses viewed Photography as if it was "not as important" as Contemporary Painting and Sculpture.

  • Billions Don't Impress Artnet!

    • The Fine Art Blog
    • August 13, 2012

    Even though artnet would benefit from the cash rich Redline Capital, Mr. Neuendorf vehemently declined Redline's takeover attempt stating "we do not need investors who are interested in raising their profile and profit instead of in art.”. For the most recent six month period, artnet AG reported a $1.5 million net loss, and the value of the company decreased to €24.4 million euros.

    Read more: http://blog.thefineartblog.com/2012/08/billions-dont-impress-artnet.html#ixzz23TdjP0rB

  • Misleading Documentation at Artnet Auctions

    • The Fine Art Blog
    • August 24, 2011
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    The standards for buying Fine Art online should be no different than the standards for buying fine art from bricks and mortar Art Dealers, Galleries and Auction Houses.

  • A Signed, Dated & Dedicated Andy Warhol Painting; Authentic Or Not?

    • The Fine Art Blog
    • October 21, 2009
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    The Andy Warhol Article by Richard Dorment in The New York Review of Books is a must read for anyone who owns an Andy Warhol.

  • Costco Resumes Selling Art; This Time Excessively Overpriced.

    • Latest Fine Art News on Scoop.It
    • November 7, 2012
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    Last time Cotsco sold Art, it got itself in hot water regarding "Questions of Authenticity"; this time, the issue is price gauging, even though Cotsco claims to mark up Art by only 14%. For the record, there is nothing wrong with selling these Works if the selling price reasonable, but a quick analysis indicates the prices are hardly fair and reasonable.

  • Deficient Internet Regulation Causes Widespread Online Art Seller Deception!

    • The Fine Art Blog
    • August 13, 2009
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    An increasing number of Internet Art Sellers, described as "online art sellers", "online art dealers" and/or "art broker" confuse buyers with deceptive and misleading claims.

  • Tug Of War Is Focus at Annual Artnet Shareholder Meeting

    • Latest Fine Art News on Scoop.It
    • August 8, 2012
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    While the art market has improved over the past 12 years, artnet has been unable to capitalize on meaningful new products resulting in a lack of incremental revenue and, most concerning, jeopardizing its reputation as a leading art site now that it has relaunched its online art auctions which have yet to turn a profit.

  • Do you think an eBay Lot is too good to be true?

    • eBay
    • December 30, 2007
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    Do you suspect an Art Dealer on eBay sells Counterfeits?
    Do you want to know more about that eBay Seller, located in Switzerland, who has an endless supply of what look like signed Andy Warhol Reproductions, mostly removed from Books?
    Do you think the eBay Lot you just viewed is just too good to be true?
    Why do Art Sellers conceal feedback by making their feedback private? Many Art Sellers with questionable material conceal feedback from unhappy eBay customers and poor feedback. A BAD SIGN! It is one thing to conceal a Buyer's name when making an eBay lot/auction private, but concealing historical eBay feedback should be an immediate signal that something is inappropriate about that Seller; at the very least, ask questions!

  • Art Today

    • Flipboard
    • March 2, 2013
    Authors: Joseph K. Levene

    Download Art Today on @Flipboard by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Joseph K. Levene's Skills & Expertise

  1. Art Gallery
  2. Art Dealer
  3. Buy/Sell Art
  4. Contemporary Art
  5. Pop Art
  6. Fine Art
  7. Post War Art
  8. Fine Art Sales
  9. Prints & Multiples
  10. Photography
  11. Public Art
  12. Sculpture
  13. Corporate Art Consultant
  14. Abstract
  15. Asset Management
  16. Painting
  17. Galleries
  18. Art
  19. Art History
  20. Visual Arts
  21. Asset Managment
  22. Art Exhibitions
  23. Oil Painting
  24. Abstraction
  25. Blogging
  26. Auctions
  27. Murals
  28. Acrylic
  29. Modern Art
  30. Art Education
  31. Printmaking
  32. Watercolor
  33. Collage
  34. Fine Art Photography
  35. Mixed Media
  36. Portrait Painting
  37. Digital Art
  38. Artists
  39. Studio Art
  40. Canvas
  41. Ceramic
  42. Antiques
  43. Arts Administration
  44. Museum Collections
  45. Photos
  46. Figurative Art
  47. Screen Printing
  48. Graphics
  49. Art Criticism
  50. Art Consulting

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Joseph K. Levene's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Joseph K. Levene's Education

Wharton Business School

BS Economics, Dual Major: Management/Marketing

19721975

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