Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Museum Stimulates Gallery Relocations

We have caught buzz in several places that the New Museum's (235 Bowery) opening on Dec. 1st is stimulating the migration of galleries from Chelsea to our area. The latest is in the Sept 19 edition of the NY Sun (click on title above), though a full run-down is found in ArtInfo:

Dozens have popped up or relocated within the neighborhood in the past year or so—including James Fuentes LLC, Reena Spaulings, Rivington Arms, Salon 94 Freemans, Smith-Stewart, Sunday, and Thierry Goldberg Projects—and at least a couple new ones will be in business in the area by the time the New Museum opens its doors Dec. 1, such as Eleven Rivington and Rental. The irrepressible Stefan Stoyanov has moved his Luxe Gallery from 57th Street (a location he told me more than once he found frustrating) to 53 Stanton Street, just a couple of blocks east of the museum, where he opens his first show Sept. 6, and Lehmann Maupin is expanding into a newly restored building a block from the New Museum at 201 Chrystie Street, but will maintain its 26th Street headquarters.

Perhaps NoHo's many ample ground floor spaces are also fertile ground?

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