Christie’s New York has spread the word on Facebook that they’re offering work space for any Chelsea dealers who have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy at their Rockefeller Center headquarters, and have even offered art storage space for those dealers in its warehouse in Brooklyn.
The idea came from Sara Friedlander, vice president of post-war and contemporary art, who wanted to give her Chelsea colleagues a place to “charge their laptops, charge their phones or check Artnet.”
“We want to be here for them because we see the art world as a real ecosystem,” she said. “What happens downtown affects us uptown, and vice versa.”
The message circulating on Facebook tends to be a variant of the one below:
TO ALL CHELSEA GALLERIES ☛ WE ARE ARRANGING SPACE AT CHRISTIE’S FOR GALLERISTS TO USE THEIR LAPTOPS AND CHARGE THEIR PHONES, AND MAY BE ABLE TO ASSIST GALLERIES WITH STORAGE SPACE. CALL 212.636.2249 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org ☆PLEASE REPOST☆
The storage offer is subject to space concerns, but if your gallery is flooded, you could do worse than to give them a ring.