NEW YORK, NY.- Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
announces it will be moving to Chelsea after 23 vital years on West 57th Street .
The gallery has purchased the ground floor commercial condominium space of 100 Eleventh Avenue (at 19th Street ), the iconic residential tower designed by Pritzker Award winning architect Jean Nouvel. The sale was brokered by agent Suzanne Sunshine of S. Sunshine & Associates LLC.
To design the 6500-square-foot space, Rosenfeld has enlisted the services of preeminent architect Richard Gluckman of Gluckman Mayner, designer of a wide range of institutional, commercial, and residential projects throughout the United States , Europe, and Asia , including over forty commercial art galleries. Construction has begun under the management of Gorton & Partners, LLC and is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer 2012.
Our move to Chelsea is motivated in part by expanding needs, including a more flexible exhibition space to accommodate large-scale works that make up a significant portion of twentieth century art, said gallery founder and co-owner Michael Rosenfeld. Equally appealing is the dynamic eclecticism of the Chelsea arts community.
It is our desire to reach and educate a more diverse audience. We are excited to be one of a few galleries to present consistently historic twentieth century American art. We have great confidence in the Chelsea neighborhood; we wanted to make a long-term investment into the community. Given the success of recent redevelopment projects like the High Line Park and the promise of future projects, including the Whitney Museum of American Art's move to the Meat Packing District, we are excited to be in the heart of the art world.
In Chelsea , the gallerys mission will not change; Michael Rosenfeld Gallery looks forward to maintaining its commitment to twentieth century American painting, sculpture, and works on paper. The gallery will continue to exhibit contemporary artists Nancy Grossman and Betye Saar and represent exclusively the estates (or families of) Benny Andrews, John Biggers, Federico Castellon, Seymour Lipton, Boris Margo, Irving Norman, Alfonso Ossorio, Theodore Roszak, Charles Seliger, Louis Stone, Bob Thompson, and Charmion von Wiegand.