Art Critic Digs Village Pit–But What About The Landlord?

In the current issue of New York, art critic Jerry Saltz reviews the new Urs Fischer exhibit at Gavin Brown‘s gallery in Greenwich Village.

The installation is described as “[a] 38-foot-by-30-foot crater, eight feet deep,” which “extends almost to the walls of the gallery, surrounded by a fourteen-inch ledge of concrete floor.”

It took 10 days to “build,” as Mr. Saltz reported, costing the gallerist Mr. Brown roughly $250,000.


“Heaven only knows what his landlord thought of it,” quipped Mr. Saltz.

According to, the gallery building at 620 Greenwich Street is owned by Patrick La Frieda.