Chelsea’s Danziger Gallery Relocates to LES, Takes Over from Christian Berst on Rivington Street
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Barely a year after its October 2014 debut, the Christian Berst Art Brut gallery on Rivington Street is gone. It threw in the proverbial towel just before the new year. The Compass brokerage banner briefly sat in the window as tombstone.
The commercial unit – 2,200 square-feet across five rooms – was officially listed at the end of December with the cumbersome sum of $16,000 per month. Guess that amount was right in the wheelhouse of Chelsea’s Danziger Gallery, which is poised to open March 1.
The Danziger Gallery has been around since 1989, pinballing between different locations in SoHo and Chelsea. It deals in contemporary photography, and works closely with the Andy Warhol Foundation, among others. This move represents yet another example of the momentum shift in the gallery scene downtown to the Lower East Side.
As for the host building, this 1840-vintage townhouse is among the last remnants of the First Roumanian-American Synagogue which tragically collapsed exactly ten years ago.