Following her Masters at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, Arianne Levene worked at Sotheby’s, UBS Wealth Management in Art Banking, and for Lord Rothschild before becoming a Contemporary Art Advisor.
In 2006 she opened the Art Advisory Service, New Art World, with an expertise in Chinese, South Asian, Middle Eastern and Iranian art. She has curated numerous exhibitions including a major retrospective of Rashid Rana’s oeuvre at the musée Guimet in Paris. She is known for her unique vision and fine analysis of the trends that comprise these markets. For more information: http://www.newartworld.co.uk/
Arianne answers to our four questions:
What brought you to London?
I was born here.
What is the last exhibition, film or show that inspired you and why?
PINA the film about Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders was so moving. Anish Kapoor at the Grand Palais in Paris this summer was not just amazing visually but it was a total mind, body and soul experience.
If you had to leave London, what aspects of the city would you miss the most?
The diversity of the visual Arts, all the fabulous Museums and Galleries. Definitely all the parks and green spaces!
Could you recommend some of your favorite places in London?
Parasol Unit is a great contemporary Art Space as is the Serpentine Gallery. The V&A is always marvelous. The John Soane Museum is a hidden gem. The River Café is an institution. Perhaps the best restaurant in London.