Claire Oliver Gallery Becomes Latest Enterprise to Depart New York’s Chelsea District


Amid rising rents and declining foot traffic, various galleries, including P.P.O.W, Andrew Kreps Gallery, and James Cohan Gallery, have left New York’s Chelsea neighborhood for other districts, such as Tribeca and the Lower East Side. The latest to do so is Claire Oliver Gallery, which has plans to leave the neighborhood it has called home for nearly two decades for a new space in Harlem.


The 1,000-square-foot ground floor of Claire Oliver Gallery’s new home, located on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard between 134th and 135th Streets, just a block away from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will open its doors on January 18. In an interview with ARTnews, dealer Claire Oliver said that she intends to reimagine and renovate the interiors of the other three floors of the building, which are slated to be unveiled in 2021.

January 15, 2020