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Chelsea Galleries Lost 'Untold' Amounts Of Art In Hurricane Sandy


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Hurricane Sandy has done severe damage to New York's art center in Chelsea. 

Prolific studios such as Eyebeam and Zach Feuer sustained serious flood damage, according to Art Info. During the worst point of the flood, waters inside Feuer, on W. 22nd Street, reached five feet high. Most of the work in the current exhibition, “Kate Levant: Closure of Jaw,” has been destroyed by the waters. 

Feuer told Art Info:

"The show just opened and I’d be very surprised if any of that work is restorable. They are works on paper and they got wet, beat up, and the tables they were stored in banged into walls." 

The art world is surveying the situation and scrambling to move art work to dry places, while using buckets to empty water out of showrooms and storage spaces, according to Business Week.

Rachel Churner of Churner and Churner gallery on Tenth Avenue told Business Week"

“I’ve probably lost $100,000 worth of art. Our basement is wet all the way to the ceiling." 

James Molesworth, a senior editor at Wine Spectator, tweeted: 

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