Late last Tuesday a technical failing at I-20 gallery, most likely a burst pipe or broken air conditioning unit, caused the gallery to fill with
“We are assessing damages with our insurance and will keep everybody notified,” he wrote in the e-mail, sent the day after the flooding. “Events like this are difficult and periodically happen. I have heard of other ground-floor galleries that have been flooded due to pipe bursts, notably Metro Pictures on one occasion.”
In a phone interview today Mr. Judelson reiterated how common a problem this is, saying “everyone I’ve spoken to recently” has heard of similar building failures in Chelsea, though he added that he still isn’t sure what exactly went wrong.
Most of the gallery’s art was being stored offsite, he said, and any pieces that were in the gallery at the time of the incident have been moved to a storage facility for assessment. He declined to say how many works encountered
(All photos courtesy of e-mails to artists.)