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Late last Tuesday a technical failing at I-20 gallery, most likely a burst pipe or broken air conditioning unit, caused the gallery to fill with water causing “significant” interior damage, according to an e-mail sent by Paul Judelson, gallery president, to artists with works in the gallery. I-20 was between shows at the time and, Mr. Judelson said, not much art was damaged, though he said he could not yet comment on the full extent of the damage caused to works in the gallery.
Back in the mid 1980s, Walter Robinson, the editor of Artnet magazine, made spin paintings using a machine he built from materials he purchased at Canal Street hardware stores. This was a few years before Damien Hirst’s spin works. Walking through Chelsea the other day we were thrilled to see that a three-foot-square Robinson spin from 1985 is on view at the I-20 gallery on West 23rd Street. It’s called Intrigues and Innumerable Jealousies, and is part of “Data Trash,” a group show curated by Chris Dorland.