Monday, June 20, 2016
The gallery, which focuses on street art/graffiti and the pioneers of the 1980s New York art scene, is leaving their East Ninth Street space after six years.
There's a send-off event this Wednesday...
Back in March, we heard that the gallery was on a month-to-month lease after Benchmark Real Estate Group became the landlord of No. 437 here between Avenue A and First Avenue. And now they are closing. There was discussion on Facebook that the asking rent more than doubled.
Gallery rep Molua Muldown responded graciously about the closure.
"We're terribly sorry we weren't able to come to an agreement with the new building owner," she said via email.
Perhaps the gallery will look elsewhere for a space in the East Village?
"We've not yet decided what the next chapter will be," she said. "We have a pop up gallery in Watermill for the summer and will gather our thoughts about the future in the autumn."