People standing knee deep in the Chelsea Neighborhood
Our staff here at at Larryville Artists went to the blog site Hyperallerigic for news about the art scene in New York City after Hurricane Sandy. Hyperallergic is slowly gaining information about the damages caused by Sandy to galleries in Manhattan. Some galleries in New York have had extensive flooding including the art loving Chelsea neighborhood. Some worry that smaller galleries in Chelsea, especially those with basement gallery space, will have trouble surviving this latest set back, further polarizing the art market.
Luckily, there seems to be no huge damage to the major art museums in New York. MOMA posted today on Twitter that it will be open tomorrow from 10:30-5:30.
Read more about eyewitness reports of flooding from Chelsea residents via Hyperallergic here: http://hyperallergic.com/59495/new-yorks-art-world-assessing-impact-of-hurricane-sandy/
See flood paintings and vote here for your favorite flood painting in history: http://hyperallergic.com/59416/whats-your-favorite-flood-art-works/
Thomas Hart Benton Flight of the Thieves 1938
Bansky I Don't Believe in Global Warming 2009