Friday, April 22, 2016

Special Edition: Chelsea Art World: Resilient Recovery (3 November 2012)

On Friday, November 2 at 3pm, I visited Chelsea galleries and the Meatpacking District and documented the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Chelsea was a ghost town except for gallerists, their staff and clean up crews, working 24/7 to recover what they could and restore their demolished spaces back into the pristine galleries that showcase the world's leading contemporary art scene.

Our hearts go out to all of the victims of Hurricane Sandy and we send our best wishes to our colleagues in Chelsea during this period of rebuilding. 

- Helen Klisser During

Gallery owner, Andrea Rosen and her team clean up debris in Chelsea, NYC after Hurricane Sandy. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Selected Articles and Videos

"All of Chelsea Has to Rebuild": Galleries Face Grueling Recovery After Storm
Blouin Art Info 

Bruce Silverstein pointing to the water level that nearly destroyed his gallery's library. Photo by Helen Klisser During.
VIDEO: Gallery owner, Bruce Silverstein describes Sandy's aftermath in his Chelsea gallery. Video recorded by Helen Klisser During.

MoMA's Conservators Share Their Emergency Secrets For Saving Art in a Flood
Blouin Art Info

Wet Paint: Sandy's Devastation at Galleries was Matched by Her Destruction of Studios 
bRozalia Jovanovic
Luhring Augustine Gallery, gutted. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Chelsea the Day After the Storm
24 Street at 10th and 11th Avenues. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Some Help for Artists, Galleries, Private Collections, and Museums Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Ghost town: Gansavoort Hotel looking at 14th Street. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Chelsea Galleries Begin Recovery Work
Chelsea. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

Chelsea, NYC Art Hub Drowns, Sotheby's Postpones Sale
by  Katya Kazakina
Bloomberg Business Week 

Chelsea Art Galleries Struggle to Restore and Reopen
by Roberta Smith
The New York Times 
Empty High Line. Photo by Helen Klisser During.

In Storm's Wake, Art World Offers  Benefit Prints to Raise Sandy's Relief Funds
by Benjamin Sutton 
Blouin Art Info 
Precious commodity to keep Chelsea alight. Hess gas station on 11th Avenue. Photo by Helen Klisser During.



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