Development of a New York extension to the Andy Warhol Museum, dedicated to the Pop artist and located in New York’s Lower East side, has been revealed in an email, by the Pittsburgh based museum.
The Andy Warhol Museum is one of the four Carnegie Museums located in Pittsburgh, the birthplace of the artist. The announcement for ‘The Warhol’ although not formally confirming the project stated; “Along with the other collaborators of this potential gallery space/annex in the Essex Crossing development, we are excited about the possibilities and opportunities it could bring for us and to Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Our hopes for this collaborative gallery, which would feature Warhol’s work, is to further energise this exciting urban development project in Warhol’s beloved New York”.
The Wall Street Journal described the project as “the New York annex of the Andy Warhol Museum.” We can reveal on Artlyst an architectural rendering of how the 20,000 square foot annex of the Andy Warhol Museum will look. It is predicted to open on Site 2, at Broome and Essex streets. The gallery would be part of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area,a large development which is set to further transform downtown Manhattan. This project is at an advanced stage and investment of time and funds have been allocated to architects and planners.