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Whitewall is delighted to present our second edition of “Art Travels” by Andrea Hazen. In this edition, Hazen visits Chelsea post Sandy and London.
Hurricane Sandy hit New York City hard this past fall, including Chelsea and its galleries. I was worried about what I’d see walking through Chelsea after the devastation, but I was happy to discover that most galleries had rebounded and were up and running very quickly. There were only a few signs of Sandy by the time the galleries had reopened their shows. It’s a testament to the will of New Yorkers to not let a natural disaster bring them down.
A couple of shows in my art travels particularly put a smile on my face in these gloomy times. “Discovering Columbus” by Tatzu Nishi in New York and the “Rain Room” by rAndom International at the Barbican in London were especially inspiring.
Now, more than ever, art has been a bit of reprieve and provided wonderful moments of joy in an otherwise topsy-turvy autumn filled with bad news.
Hazen is a New York–based art consultant and founder of Hazen Partners Art Advisory. She has been working to build private and corporate collections for nearly 20 years. Hazen has also consulted with major brands on special projects. An expert in contemporary art, she travels the world for her clients to find the best works of art to fulfill their needs. As a natural continuation of her endless journeys through the art world and her blog, sublimespy.com, she shares for Whitewall a glimpse of the things her refined eye has identified in her continuous quest for art.