The founder of the New York-based gallery Salon 94 has acquired a new building located on the Upper East side of Manhattan which will be its new headquarters from next year. The 14,000 sq. ft property, built around 1914 on East 89th Avenue, housed the National Academy Museum, home to an honorary association of professional artists.
“My plan is to consolidate our programme,” says Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, the gallery founder. “The move to the new building will allow dedicated space for art as well as for design.”
Salon 94 currently runs three spaces in Manhattan: Salon 94 on East 94thStreet, Salon 94 Bowery and Salon94 Freemans on Freeman Alley. Salon 94 is participating in both Art Basel and Design Miami/Basel. At Design Miami/Basel, the gallery is showing a suite of office furniture by the French designer Philippe Malouin and works by Huma Bhabha, Judy Chicago, Ibrahim El-Salahi, Sylvie Fleury, Marilyn Minter, Yukultiji Napangati and Elizabeth Neel are on offer at Art Basel.
The three buildings that made up the National Academy Museum on East 89thAvenue were sold separately. According to the website Curved, the trio of properties went on the market late 2016 with an asking price of $120m. One of the buildings sold last summer for $25m.