The exalted uptown dealer, Larry Gagosian, is slumming it on the Lower east Side. Last night, the Upper East Side gallery opened a pop-up in the former Chase Bank branch at 104 Delancey St. The art critics have been having fun with this one, but at least one visitor last night was impressed. Here’s an excerpt from an entertaining review from Scott Indrisek of Artinfo:
It was the exhibition that everyone seemed so eager to hate: Mega-dealer Larry Gagosian’s Lower East Side “pop-up” space, open through May 23, showcasing sculptures by Urs Fischer inside a former Chase bank on Delancey Street… I wasn’t immune to sarcasm and doubt myself, having previously fired off a snarky tweet after reading the gallery’s announcement about Larry’s attempt to get down with the downtown kids… And you know what? Say what you will about the overall conceit — the bluest of blue-chip dealers slumming it, the whole affair some sort of astroturf DIY effort to seem scrappy and relevant — but Gagosian’s pop-up is actually pretty damn cool.
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