With her Fine Arts degree from Vanderbilt University behind her, Lauren P. Della Monica applied her interests to a graduate degree from Christie’s Education in Connoisseurship. From there, she gained additional experience at the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, a well regarded American paintings gallery in Manhattan, and worked within the Citibank Private Bank Art Advisory Service. To complement her fine arts education and training, Lauren obtained her juris doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School, and practiced commercial litigation and art law before she established LPDM Fine Art in 2004. In addition to her advisory work for clients, Lauren is an author and curator. Her first book, a visual survey of 19th century American marine painting (Flying the Colors), was published in 2009. 2013 brought the launch of Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views (Schiffer Publishing) which became a museum exhibition in 2017. Lauren’s next title, Bodies of Work: Contemporary Figurative Painting, was published in 2016.
Curating and Collecting
While meeting the needs of established clients across the United States, Lauren especially appreciates her collaborations with new collectors, working to develop their individual tastes and begin a meaningful dialogue about their own part in choosing and displaying their art. A collector herself, Lauren understands all aspects–both frustrating and joyful–of amassing the kind of creative and cohesive statement a great collection can become. She generously provides comprehensive education and guidance, and is unusually perceptive in determining the best options to suit a client’s individual tastes, needs and lifestyle. Lauren has lectured extensively for private groups at galleries and museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is contributor to major American arts periodicals and magazines. She is a member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA). LPDM Fine Art is based in Boston and New York.
Photo of Lauren by Maria Quiroga