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Water Level Traces in Chelsea After Sandy

Water Level Traces on some Chelsea Galleries After Sandy

Photographs are taken ten days after Sandy at the west side of Chelsea. Muddy traces are still wet. It is hard to imagine that the water kept that level for a long while. Otherwise it feels like white box aquariums of Chelsea may well be hosted a swimming shark and someone could tag it as physical impossibility of living in a gallery in which a shark is swimming, not because the sharks are aggressive but we do not have the gills to visit art.

Peter Schjeldahl’s post on New Yorker briefly reports about damage and restoration and shares his recall on the relationship of water and oil with regards to painting and MoMA organized the info sessions on restoration of damaged artwork with American Institute for Conservation Collections (AIC). However I still have not read the article on impact of Sandy on the art market maybe partly because columnists were busy with evaluating its impact on elections. Should we really go and start painting? or maybe it is a better idea to work on paper because “paintings are OK.”.

Looking forward to seeing the exhibition of Sandy damaged art. Till then, need help with a damaged work of art? Call AIC’s 24-hour assistance number at 202.661.8068.


Water Level Traces on some Chelsea Galleries After Sandy

Water Level Traces on some Chelsea Galleries After Sandy

Water Level Traces on some Chelsea Galleries After Sandy

Water Level Traces on some Chelsea Galleries After Sandy, Atif Akin, November 11, 2012, NY.

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