Before the New Museum opened its doors on the Bowery in 2007, cheaper rents than those available in the West 20s attracted an adventurous crop of DIY galleries to an area better known for its storefront grittiness than pristine loft spaces. A few years later—with the financial crisis a reality and Chelsea’s polished cool at an all-time low—several big-box art dealers (Salon 94, Sperone Westwater, Lehmann Maupin, and newcomers Untitled) swooped in to capture some... More >>>