Art Tour, Upper East Side
I feel incredibly lucky to live in New York City and work in the art world. Since my days of sitting at the front desk at Matthew Marks Gallery in Chelsea and now as Curator at Park Hyatt New York, the art scene has expanded across the city, and into the boroughs. While there is still ALOT to see in Chelsea, the Upper East Side is a great destination. Just a few blocks from the art filled Park Hyatt NY, the Los Angeles gallery Blum and Poe set up space in a refined townhouse. With artists like Yoshitomo Nara, Murakami, Dave Muller and Mark Grotjohn, it is worth a visit (19 East 66th Street). Hauser & Wirth at 39 East 69th is always brimming with great art. At 909 Madison (73 & Madison) you will find Galerie Perrotin. A former bank building transformed by architect Francis D'Haene into a pleasing gallery space. Just upstairs at 909 find Dominique Levy, a dealer known for her great eye, refined taste and historic exhibitions. Park @ 75th is just on the corner of Park and 75th and features experimental work by artists like Urs Fischer and Harmony Korine. Pop over to 980 Madison at 77th from there to see Gagosian's uptown location. Also at 980 you will find Venus Over Manhattan which has been putting on incredible museum worthy shows. Across Madison, up a narrow staircase is the quirky Half Gallery. Next door see blue-chip artists at Mnuchin (45 East 78th). End your art tour at Skarstedt Fine Art, 20 East 79th, a charming townhouse with sophisticated, urbane art always on view.
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153 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA