Jane Lombard of Lombard Freid Gallery in Chelsea via Businessweek
Several events have been cancelled or postponed due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy, as the city assesses damages. Below is a list of damage reports, cancellations and closures.
-Whitney Gala on Oct 30 postponed
-New Museum Halloween Ball on Oct 31 cancelled
-Performa Gala on Nov 1 postponed
-Hugo Boss Prize Dinner on Nov 1 postponed (prize will, however, be announced)
West 19th Street in front of David Zwirner via NY Observer
Phillips will continue with its editions auction this evening on Park Avenue as planned.
GalleristNY reported flood damage at Zach Feuer, Andrea Rosen, David Zwirner, Gagosian, and Pavel Zoubok from Hurricane Sandy. A gas leak was being investigated in front of Gagosian’s 21st St gallery and an employee at Andrea Rosen’s gallery said they had flooding of over three feet inside – the inauguration of the gallery’s current expanded and adjunct spaces on Nov 3rd has yet to be confirmed to the press.
Floodline at Gagosian via Businessweek
Businessweek’s Katya Kazakina reported that Leo Koening, Marc Jancou Gallery and Susan Inglett Gallery all saw severe flood damage. The basement of Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert gallery is under water. Rachel Churner estimates a loss of $100,000 in artwork due to a flooded basement.
White Columns, further downtown, sent out an email that they are without power and the gallery is closed until further notice.
Museums that are still closed: The Frick, New Museum, Jewish Museum, Public Art Fund’s “Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus” at Columbus Circle, El Museo del Barrio, Hunter College galleries, Morgan Library and Museum and the Whitney.
Art Observed will continue to report on closures and re-openings as they happen. The above information is as of 2:00 p.m. on October 31, 2012.
GalleristNY: [“Hurricane Sandy and New York Art World“]
Businessweek: [“Chelsea, Art Epicenter, Drowns in Hurricane’s Floodwaters“]