Chelsea Bounces Back With a Little Help From Friends (and Competitors)

Post-storm clean-up work in Chelsea. (The New York Observer)

The relief fund set up by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) to help damaged Chelsea galleries in the wake of Hurricane Sandy has grown to “well over $500,000,” according to an ADAA spokesperson. The list of donors includes some 50 New York arts institutions, including galleries like David Zwirner and Metro Pictures and organizations like and ArtSpace, as well as Art & Auction, Artforum and other publications. Read More


David Zwirner Will Partially Reopen on Friday

David Zwirner Gallery. (Courtesy

Chelsea, as you’ve heard by now, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy last week, and galleries on West 19th Street reported some of the worst flooding and damage. David Zwirner, whose galleries take up most of one side of the block between 10th and 11th Avenues thankfully issued a statement with some good news on Monday afternoon: his space at 519 West 19th Street will reopen Nov. 9 with an exhibition by Diana Thater. Other exhibitions that had been planned in November will open in early January, “once all our spaces have been fully renovated.” The full text is below. Read More


Hauser & Wirth to Open in Chelsea With a Permanent Bar Inside the Gallery


Hauser & Wirth has announced the details of its second New York location, a 24,700 square foot space at 511 West 18th Street. It’s set to open Jan. 22 with a solo show by Dieter Roth. The show will include Roth’s The Floor I (Studio floor from Mosfellsbaer, Iceland), as well as many works never before seen in the United States. Carol Vogel mentioned some of these details in her “Inside Art” column yesterday. Read More