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Japanese Gallery Ippodo to Close Its Chelsea Space, Sell Off All Its New York Inventory

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Ippodo Gallery, which has occupied a cozy space on 26th Street in Chelsea since 2008, will sadly be closing its doors come December 31. The gallery, which specializes in contemporary Japanese art crafts — including ceramics, urushi lacquer, bamboo, dyed and embroidered textiles, cabinetmaking, paper, metal, glass, stone, sculpture, and painting — has three exhibition spaces in Japan and represents over 60 artists.

While Ippodo’s other spaces in Japan will remain open, it is selling off its entire New York inventory beginning Tuesday, November 27, and continuing through Saturday, December 15. Pricing inquiries will be available by email and phone.

ARTINFO had the pleasure of stopping by the gallery last June and reviewing glass sculptor Katsuya Ohgita’s exhibition “Condensed Light,” for our weekly One-Line reviews. The staff was incredibly helpful and supportive of their artists, and we will be sad to see our Chelsea neighbors go.

— Alanna Martinez

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