Perpetually Closed Gallery
If you’ve ever walked by the Solow Art & Architecture Foundation’s ground floor gallery space on 57th Street, you’ve probably noticed that it wasn’t open. No, you didn’t come on a weird day, the director wasn’t out to lunch, and the hours aren’t kept on the weekends. Truth is, it’s never open. Ever.
Through the expansive glass windows, under the fully lit track lights, the collection is revealed- works by Francis Bacon, Franz Kline, Matisse, Balthus, Giacometti and Henry Moore. The epic collection belongs to Sheldon Solow, the real estate magnate that owns the entire building. No really knows why Solow keeps his art collection here, or for his eyes only, but at least the billionaire has graced us with the presence of his collection- even if it is only viewable through a plate glass window.
Who: Bacon, Kline, Matisse, Giacometti
What: Solow Collection
Where: 9 West 57th Street 10019