RFR, the company founded by developer and prolific art collector Aby Rosen and Michael Fuchs, has completed construction of three high-end contemporary art galleries at 980 Madison Avenue.
The new museum-quality galleries with turnkey installations designed by architect Toshihiro Oki have been added on the building’s third floor, which is dedicated entirely to art gallery space.
The square footage of the new galleries varies from 2,620 to 3,445 s/f, with combinations up to 6,850 s/f. All are available for either long-term galleries or short-term exhibition space.
Third floor galleries include Higher Pictures, Venus Over Manhattan and Yoshii Gallery. Presently several exhibitions are in progress in the new spaces.
When RFR developed its dedicated art gallery floor at 980 Madison last year, the firm completely renovated and repositioned its 23,000 s/f third floor for occupancy by an exclusive group of high-end art galleries.
“RFR’s interest in and support for the art community is as well-known as its stewardship of the finest real estate in Manhattan,ˮ said Oliver Katcher, executive vice president of RFR who oversaw the development of the third floor.
“We are excited to offer the art community turnkey gallery space for both short-term exhibition and a long-term home.”
“With a long and prestigious history in the New York art world, the original home of auction house Parke-Bernet Galleries, and current home to the Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue is uniquely positioned to serve all members of the art world.”
RFR owns and manages approximately six million square feet of office and retail space in Manhattan including the Seagram Building and Lever House.