In case you missed it, earlier today we posted a video that highlighted the architecture of the new modern buildings going up around the High Line. Here, via the New Yorker, we present the other side of that equation, the eviction of long term residents and artists who moved in when Chelsea was not so glamorous.
This past fall, Yolanda Cuomo, a New York-based artist and graphic designer, learned that she had to vacate her Chelsea studio of twenty-five years. The studio, in an old carriage house in Manhattan, has been the site of artistic collaboration for decades. The space was decorated floor to ceiling with mementos, collected in the course of making of eighty-five books and countless projects with artists and photographers from Richard Avedon to Laurie Simmons and Sylvia Plachy and a team of designers, including Bonnie Briant and Kristi Norgaard.
The video offers a peek into Cuomo’s last days in the space, and the emotions that ran through her head while facing the daunting task of packing up and moving 25 years of life into a truck.
via The New Yorker