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In Retrospect: New York’s Art World Will Take a Long Time to Recover From Sandy

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Join us every Saturday as we pick up the pieces from the stormy week that was, in retrospect.

— In retrospect, there may not have been a way for artists and gallerists in Chelsea, Bushwick, Gowanus, DUMBO, or any of the many other flooded art areas to fully protect their spaces from the devastation wreaked by Superstorm Sandy.

— In retrospect, crises bring out the best in New Yorkers, and the outpouring of support from every corner of the city’s art world — from benefit prints and conservation tips to offers of financial relief and cell phone-charging art — is very heartening.

— In retrospect, these acts of goodwill sort of undermine Jacob Willer’s assertion that contemporary art is not cool.

— In retrospect, we can’t believe we picked Rashid Johnson over Danh Vo in our 2012 Hugo Boss Prize betting pool.

— In retrospect, the Google Doodle’s 70th birthday homage to the late Bob Ross was just the first sad event in a very trying week.

— Benjamin Sutton

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