In recent months a breathtaking number of established New York galleries have announced that they plan to move or grow. A space race is on. Throughout Manhattan dealers are expanding the size of their galleries. Some are opening up a second shop, securing a spot in a new neighborhood, or even a new country. (Larry Gagosian is opening his 12th space, in Paris.) No less than three blue-chip players have sizable London galleries on tap for this fall. It’s wild out there in the art world.
As dealers finish work on these projects, visits to gallery neighborhoods are going to become a bit more complicated. (Where, for instance, will be the right place to start a walk of the increasingly diffuse Lower East Side?) The slide show above offers a look at the galleries on the move.