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Storm-Damaged Marlborough Chelsea Will Remain Closed Until January 10

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While some Chelsea galleries like James Cohan and Tracy Williams Ltd have recovered from the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy and are moving forward with openings tonight, extensive flood damage will keep Marlborough Chelsea closed through the end of the year.

According to a press release sent out today, “Flooding has caused extensive damage to the building at 545 West 25th Street and municipal code will not permit occupancy of the space until all repairs have been made.” This news does not bode well for the other galleries and art institutions housed in the Chelsea Arts Tower, including Tina Kim Gallery, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the FLAG Art Foundation.

Marlborough’s planned exhibitions of Robert Lazzarini and Yoshiaki Mochizuki are rescheduled to open on January 10. Although Marlborough will remain closed to the public until then, the gallery will still participate in Art Basel Miami Beach this December. See the full press release below:

Storm Damages Building, Forcing Further Postponement of Robert Lazzarini & Yoshiaki Mochizuki Exhibitions 545 W. 25th St, New York City

Due to the effects of the recent storm, Marlborough Chelsea has further postponed its exhibitions of Robert Lazzarini (damage) and Yoshiaki Mochizuki until January 10, 2013. The gallery will be closed to the public until that time.

Flooding has caused extensive damage to the building at 545 West 25th Street and municipal code will not permit occupancy of the space until all repairs have been made. There is an unusually long wait time for repairs due to the widespread damage in the region and greater demand for replacement equipment and professional contractors.

— Chloe Wyma

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  1. This is to the Manager of the Marlborough Galleries.

    We sympathize greatly with the plight in which you find yourselves, thanks to Sandy.

    For Insurance purposes,I am eager to know the approximate value of two paintings by Vincent Desiderio. How best should I proceed? These were painted in the early 1980’s and were purchased by me, from the artist, at that time.

    Would it be possible for me to mail photographs of the paintings to you at this time ? If not, I hope that you will tell me what steps I should take.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Name and e-mail as above.

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