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International furniture retailer opens art space

We understand that the international furniture retailer West Elm is planning to launch an exhibition space in its new concept store in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood. The gallery’s programme is organised in partnership with Uprise Art, an online gallery that specialises in affordable work by emerging artists. In recent months, the same start-up also co-organised a series of exhibitions at Starbucks’ new coffee shop in Chelsea. A spokeswoman from West Elm said she could not confirm the details of the project.