Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Storm

This is what the gallery looked like at 9:30 p.m. last Monday when Sandy caused the Hudson to spill over onto West 23rd Street. Amazingly, we only took in about 4 inches of water, but as we have learned over the last week, that's enough to cause havoc and require a virtual re-building of the gallery.

Our plan for now is to re-open with a show of selected works by gallery artists as soon as the space has been put back together. We did this during the summer when we were only open by appointment and trust me - we know how to make it interesting. After that we will resume with Hendrik Kerstens whose planned opening was so rudely interrupted.

Hendrik - who proved himself a prince among men by helping to save not only his own work but that of every other artist in the gallery - was staying at The Standard Hotel downtown and had to be evacuated to our home. A wonderful experience that made me feel that as long as my son is at college and his room empty it's a great way to get to know your artists!

Stay tuned for news of our re-opening. And I hope all those less fortunate than we were are on their way to recovery.


Joe Holmes said...

Wow, I'm so sorry to hear about the damage -- and the damage to so many Chelsea galleries. The ways this whole part of the East Coast was damaged and destroyed is hard to wrap my mind around. I'm happy to hear that you don't seem to have lost (any? much?) inventory. I'll take extra pleasure in visiting Danziger Projects when you've opened your doors again.

Anonymous said...

As a longterm reader from the UK, I'm pleased that you and your gallery are, broady speaking, ok. It's so odd that a place like NY remains at the mercy of the weather. I wish the whole city the best with the rebuild.

I also wondered if you had seen anything of this? In the flesh, it's fantastic. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/nov/07/henri-cartier-bresson-in-pictures?CMP=twt_gu#/?picture=398906782&index=0

Heather Robinson said...

I am sorry to hear about the damage to the gallery but am very happy to read that you all are safe and sound--not to mention that you got something positive out of a very tough time.
With all of my Best from Provence,