The Chelsea branch of the Gagosian Gallery in New York has closed until further notice. The exhibition space sustained severe water damage and now must be throughly renovated before it will be safe again to exhibit works of art.
An announcement was sent via email to the ArtLyst desk this evening which stated the following information; “Gagosian Gallery would like to express the sincere hope that everyone is safe and sound in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Our thoughts are with our fellow New Yorkers whose lives and livelihoods have been so severely impacted by the storm’s devastating effects. We realize that many throughout the arts community have suffered unprecedented losses, and we truly hope that their recovery is swift and as complete as possible.
Like so many of our colleagues in Chelsea, our galleries there have sustained serious water damage from the Hudson River surge. As a result of the ensuing complications, Gagosian Gallery has postponed the exhibitions and opening receptions for “Ed Ruscha,” which was scheduled to open on Wednesday, November 7, and for “Henry Moore: Large Late Forms,” which was scheduled to open on Friday, November 9. We will announce new opening dates for these exhibitions as soon as order is restored to our Chelsea spaces.
We are fortunate that, despite minor telephone service issues, our gallery at 980 Madison Avenue is fully operational. We hope you will visit us there. On view are the following exhibitions: “Cy Twombly: The Last Paintings” (floor 6), “Cy Twombly: A Survey of Photographs 1954-2011” (floor 5), “Richard Prince: Four Saturdays” (floor 5), and “Richard Serra” (floor 4). Also, “Richard Artschwager!,” a retrospective of the artist’s work, is showing at the Whitney Museum of American Art while “Picasso Black and White” is showing at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Please visit www.gagosian.com for further details”.