London’s ‘Seventeen Gallery’ to Open Stateside Showroom on the Bowery
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Call it the ICP effect.
Galleries are flocking to the Bowery in droves in what could be considered the second wave (the New Museum being the first) jumpstarted by the International Center of Photography. The latest being a super high-end showroom hailing from London called the Seventeen Gallery.
Word on the street is Seventeen will soon open a flagship New York location in the long-dormant store at 214 Bowery. You may recall this space as the former headquarters of the Chair Factory. A rent increase drove the company to Brooklyn in April 2015, and the landlord warehoused the location for fifteen months, seemingly to net the highest bidder. A peace-themed gate mural served as distraction during the interim.
Seventeen joins other recent area additions such as the Andrew Edlin Gallery, Westwood Gallery, and the new home of Pop Gallery across the way. According to the official website, it’s a “Modern gallery space hosting regular contemporary exhibitions, artists’ talks and film projections.”
The Chair Factory spent some ten years at 214 Bowery. It was founded in 1979 by Zev Belsky.