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February Arts Preview

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The Chelsea arts scene is expanding and thriving, even though several galleries flooded and had their collections damaged during Sandy. Dan Duray, of the Observer’s Gallerist page, said the community has bounced back quickly and is experiencing a boom.

“Most of the work of the recovery involved cutting out the walls where the wave had come in and then replacing it,” he said. “The lost artwork is a problem, but it actually doesn’t hinder continuing the function of the gallery.”

Recent gallery expansions in the area include Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner.