the International Printing Center – a gallery and non-profit organization brimming with visual art, lithographs and other prints – will move to a new 5,200 square foot outpost in Chelsea this summer, Commercial Observer has learned.
The nonprofit will double its footprint when it moves two blocks south of 508 West 26th Street on six floors 535 West 24th Street in a 10-year contract, according to the owner of his new location, Development of Douglaston. Clinton Managementthe Douglaston property manager who represented the landlord in the deal, did not immediately respond to questions about the space’s asking rents.
“We are delighted to welcome the International Print Center to West Chelsea…further adding to the growing presence of art galleries in the area,” Ryan O’Connor, Clinton’s chairman and chief executive, said in a statement. “Amid the challenges the pandemic has brought to the arts, the speed of leasing art gallery spaces has increased and continues to increase, and we are thrilled to be able to provide space for these operations.”
The International Print Center plans to use the ground floor space to exhibit prints by established and new artists from around the world, as well as to offer tours and public programs, according to its website. He snagged the space at the gallery’s former tenant, the Bruce Lederman Gallery, according to the owner.
“With this transition and this new chapter, we gain a greater space, but also a greater opportunity to advance print as the main artistic, cultural and social medium anchored in creativity, access and communication” , Judy Heckerthe center director said in a statement.
The center will stick to the Chelsea gallery scene with its new digs between 10th and 11th Avenues, near the Matthew Marks Gallery, Davidson Gallery and Gallery Josée Bienvenu.
Alf Naman Real Estate Advisors‘ Alf Naman represented the tenant in the transaction. Naman and the International Print Center did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Update: This story has been updated with a comment from Center Director Judy Hecker.
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