Anther Chelsea gallery joins the migration

The British gallerist Timothy Taylor, who has a very exciting roster of artists, has taken 6,000 square foot at 74 Leonard and will open this month, replacing the gallery’s NYC space in a Chelsea townhouse.

Taylor opened his first gallery in London in 1996; his US presence landed on West 19th Street in 2016. He represents Diane Arbus, Jean Dubuffet, Agnes Martin, Kiki Smith, Alex Katz and more. (I’m adding in a recent picture I took of Dubuffet’s “Group of Four Trees” at Fosun Plaza — I never tire of visiting that sculpture.)

The move is also yet another score for Tribeca architect Markus Dochantschi and his studioMDA, who has designed so many of the neighborhood’s new art spaces. For this space, the gallery announced on its website, Dochantschi preserved the original cast-iron columns, 15-foot-high tin ceilings and the black-and-white Art Deco facade to “introduce warmth into the historic space.”

74 Leonard was the second home of The Knitting Factory, the eclectic downtown club created by Tribecan Michael Dorf in 1987, long before he started City Winery. (It was originally on Houston and moved to Tribeca in the early ’90s.) That history had a lot of appeal for Taylor, since many of his New York-based artists were regulars until the club closed in 2009. More recently it was a sales office for 45 Park Place. As I recall, The Knitting Factory had two floors, so maybe that’s how we get to 6000 square feet…

More soon when they open.



  1. Good to hear this…hope others follow!

  2. Welcome to the neighborhood! Looking forward to seeing the new exhibits.

    Glad to see the gallery/design district keeps growing. Love this direction for Tribeca.