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With a dense population of galleries, Chelsea boasts a thriving art scene for established
and upcoming artists alike.
Blue chip galleries like the Gagosian, Pace Gallery, Yvon Lambert, and Marlborough offer
high-end and high-class art experiences
from across the spectrum.
They and many other well-known galleries make Chelsea a go-to stop for any art appreciator,
and collector visiting or living in NYC.
Though the “big name” galleries like the Gagosian, Pace, and Malborough may be difficult
for newer artists to break into, the thriving gallery culture has attracted many
art galleries specifically geared toward giving a stage to less established artists.
Whether you are an artist looking to increase your exposure in the NYC art market,
or just looking for a good place to wander around and appreciate a vast collection
of artwork from every medium and style
- you need look no further than Chelsea.
With such an art-intensive culture, you can’t walk 500 ft in any direction without
encountering something exciting to gape at,
whether spraypainted on the side of an auto shop or hanging on the wall of a gallery.
The High Line: Running
from West 30th
Street to Gansevoort Street, this once-abandoned elevated rail line has become one
of the most beautiful parks in all of Manhattan. The High Line boasts a thriving
public art scene, plenty of places to eat, one-of-a-kind architecture, and an extraordinary
view of the New York skyline and Hudson River. Many artists and architects have
worked to make the High Line the unique experience it is today, and any visitor
of the Chelsea neighborhood would be remiss not to check it out.
Hotel Chelsea: Famous
for the many artistic
greats who have stayed there, Hotel Chelsea is a landmark located on 23rd Street,
a short walk away from Agora Gallery. The long, impressive roster of past guests
include Bob Dylan, William S. Burroughs, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Willem de Kooning,
Allen Ginsberg, and Jasper Johns. See where Andy Warhol filmed his 1966 film, Chelsea
Girls. See where Arthur C. Clarke wrote 2001: A Space Odyssey. Placed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 1977, the Hotel Chelsea was recently bought for $80
million and is currently under renovation.
Of course, with over 400 galleries in the area, Chelsea certainly does offer plenty
Take advantage of the online resource,chelseagallerymap.com
- also available as an app for iOS!
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