The Mood of the Market, as Measured in the Galleries

Roberta Smith, The New York Times, September 3, 2009

Sean Horton, who opened a tiny storefront gallery called Sunday L.E.S. on the Lower East Side three years ago, has extended his initial short-term rental of the parlor floor of the federal-style house on West 22nd Street.


Mr. Horton, whose taste runs to unknown artists who make quirky paintings, said he had “the best summer ever” in terms of sales. He explained that Sunday would now function as a project space for showing artists the gallery does not represent, while the Chelsea space would concentrate on the 11 it does a number he and his new partner hope to almost double. Mr. Horton said Chelsea “has a need for young art dealers and young artists,” adding that lower rents in the area were a big help: “This wouldn’t have been possible at all a year ago.”


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