James Fuentes’ Newly Expanded Gallery on Delancey is a Graffiti Magnet

Posted on: February 6th, 2015 at 5:19 am by
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Delancey Street is an unlikely place for galleries. It’s loud, polluted, and known more for utilitarian business. Tell that to James Fuentes. His eponymous gallery just doubled in size shortly before the new year. Its re-inauguration transpired back in November when the sidewalk shed was carted away.

Sheathed in ten-plus feet of faux-brick, the new facade of 55 Delancey has become a high-profile target for taggers. Not surprisingly, just look at it – a flat expansive canvas. Until last week, the artificial exterior was was white, like a scene plucked directly of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. It didn’t take long for the vandals to discover the canvas, and the replacement dark green hue certainly didn’t deter the scrawls.

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Meanwhile, the second exhibit since re-launch just bowed at the Fuentes Gallery. Amalia Ulman’s “Stock Images of War” is on display until February 15.

All in all, though, it’s all just bricks in the wall…

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