The Real Deal New York

NYC art world’s fickle neighborhood heart

While West Chelsea hangs on, galleries spread to its neighbors

October 09, 2015 05:08PM
By Adam Warner

The James Cohan Gallery at 533 West 26th Street

The James Cohan Gallery at 533 West 26th Street currently features works by artist Elias Sime.

From the October issue: Far-flung West Chelsea seemed an unlikely substitute for Soho as the city’s art Mecca 20 years ago. But as Soho became increasingly retail centric, galleries found West Chelsea, with its massive old industrial spaces, the perfect alternative. Now the city’s art epicenter, it too is suffering from its own success. “If I get a call from somebody looking for ground-floor space in West Chelsea and there’s one space available, we’re lucky,” said broker Susan B. Anthony, whose eponymous firm works with arts tenants. [more]