Champagne Progeny Taittinger Opening Art Gallery at the Former Living Room on Ludlow
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The old Living Room is now an art room.
Indeed, identity of the gallery replacement at 154 Ludlow Street is now public. Having been vacant for some two years, the ground level will soon welcome Richard Taittinger Gallery. Plywood shed and its curbside dumpster remain in place for the time being, though.
According to the New York Times, the new showroom will exhibit the work of “internationally established, midcareer contemporary artists who are underrepresented in the American market.” The inaugural show bows March 3, and is to feature a roster that includes, among others, Chinese artist Ding Yi and Alexander Ponomarev of Ukraine. It’s built, but will they come?
If the Taittinger surname sounds familiar, it should. Richard is actually the great-grandson of the founder of the Taittinger Champagne empire. He left the family business seven years ago, and moved to New York to enter the art world.
Exiled drag bar Lucky Cheng’s had previously been in the running to take 154 Ludlow, but those plans fell through.