“Chelsea”

Elizabeth Dee’s huge new New York space

New York gallerist Elizabeth Dee is presenting, from 29 October to 17 Deceber, “Every Future Has a Price: 30 Years after Infotainment”, an exhibition on art in the mass media, magazines and advertising. This iconic neo-Pop exhibition was originally set up 30 years ago by Anne Livet and artist Alan Belcher, as well as Peter Nagy, and travelled between 1985 and 1987 to the Texas Gallery in Houston, the Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, and the Aspen Art Museum, as well as Europe. The new version will feature 19 artists from the original exhibition, as well as works by Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Guerilla Girls and Christopher Wool. This exhibition marks a new direction for the Elizabeth Dee Gallery, which on 24 September, will be opening another space in Harlem, three times larger than the Chelsea one. The event is part of the gallery’s new projects, namely consisting...

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Lehmann Maupin in Chelsea?

Lehmann Maupin has announced the opening of a new space in Chelsea, West 24th Street and 10th Avenue. Its opening is scheduled for 2017. This new space will be offering 8,500 m2 over three floors. The design of this space has been entrusted to architect Peter Marino. The space will be hosting public exhibitions, private rooms and offices. The new space is to become the main space for the gallery’s activity. David Maupin, founder of the gallery, specifies its ambitions: “Chelsea remains an important hub of the New York contemporary art scene. We represent a growing roster of renowned international artists, and it is important for us to be able to offer additional exhibition options and exposure within the area. This new space, which is uniquely our own, will provide us with the opportunity to present up to three exhibitions in Chelsea at a...

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Hauser & Wirth planning new gallery in Chelsea New York

Hauser & Wirth are planning to open a new gallery space in Chelsea, New York, which is four blocks north of its current location on 18th street which it has occupied since 2013. The gallery filed a permit application on 6 October 2015 to demolish the two-story white building on 542 West 22 Street to make room for the new headquarters which will span 7,500 square feet over five floors. Gallery architect, Annabelle Selldorf, who has also designed galleries for David Zwirner and Barbara Gladstone and who oversaw the renovation of the gallery’s current venue, is tipped to be the one chosen to design the space, which will feature a library and a bookshop. With rents in West Chelsea soaring in recent years, some galleries have moved to less expensive spaces, while this move clearly demonstrates Hauser & Wirth’s financial prosperity. As well as its New York gallery, Hauser & Wirth also have venues in London, Zurich, New York’s Upper East Side and Somerset, England. Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is currently in progress in Los Angeles. Hauser & Wirth’s new landlord is Steven Helf of Helzen Associates, who has owned the building since...

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Casey Kaplan leaves Chelsea for the Flower District

Following announcements by Hauser & Wirth and Lisson Gallery  — to open vast spaces in Los Angeles and New York, respectively —, Casey Kaplan Gallery has announced its relocation from the Chelsea district in New York to a 900m² space in the Flower District, on West 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. The area has recently welcomed spaces from Gagosian and Blum & Poe. Even for the most successful galleries, Chelsea’s high prices restrict the ability to invest in large spaces. Kaplan told The Art Newspaper that he considered it an “exciting neighbourhood that is in transition”, hoping that the new location will allow it “to become a destination gallery, but not so far removed that it’s ridiculous to ask people to come to see our shows.” The gallery has signed a ten year...

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Klein, Warhol at Skarstedt Chelsea – final two weeks

The Klein, Warhol exhibition is now in it is final two weeks at Skarstedt Gallery, Chelsea, New York. This inaugural exhibition pairs 10 of Warhol’s Oxidation Paintings (1977-78) with 12 of Yves Klein’s Fire Paintings (1961) and represents the first time both artists have been shown together. Using an innovative and experimental technique, Klein used a blowtorch to burn forms onto receiving paper, an effect similar to that of a heliograph. A decade on, inspired by this practice, Warhol used urine and metallic paint to create a textured “physical presence” and at the same time symbolically flouting the physical act of painting, signalling the artist’s movement into abstraction. Skarstedt Chelsea is Swedish dealer Per Skarstedt’s third space, adding to his others on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and London. Speaking of the gallery, Per said;: “We wanted to find a space that had more flexibility to show large-scale paintings and sculptures.” Half of the works by each artist are for sale and the exhibition comes to a close on 21 June...

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