After the damages cause by the storm Sandy in New York, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the New Museum on the Bowery remains closed due to the power cuts that still affect parts of Lower Manhattan. Streets in Chelsea were flooded, some by more than two feet of water. Many dealers still sustained significant damage to art and property.
Christie’s New York has extended a "helping hand" to displaced Chelsea art dealers and artists using social media. Via Facebook the auction house offered space at its offices in the Rockefeller Center and its art store in Brooklyn, Gallerist NY reports.
The Whitney Museum of American Art and the
Frick Collection reopen on November 1, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was able to re-open as well. Meanwhile in Midtown, which escaped the worst of the damage Sotheby’s New York announced that it has postponed its Impressionist and Modern art evening sale, moving it from Monday 5 November back to Thursday 8 November because of the problems caused by the storm Sandy.