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Listening to the Voices of the Chelsea Hotel

Everyone hopes that the missing art from the Chelsea Hotel will reappear after the current renovation. But even if it does, there’s no question that the passing of the hotel’s ownership from beloved landlord Stanley Bard to mega-developer Joseph Chetrit marks the end of an era. To celebrate that era, and the Chelsea Hotel tenants who lived through it, four Brooklyn artists have created “This Is My Home: Voices from the Chelsea Hotel,” an audio-accompanied, one-day-only walking tour on April 29.

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Larry Rivers Foundation Joins Fight to Find Chelsea Hotel Art

When all the art disappeared from the walls of the iconic Chelsea hotel last fall, where did it go? The Larry Rivers Foundation is the latest group trying to find out. Rivers’s “Syndics of the Drapery Guild as Dutch Masters,” a paint and wood piece that’s part of a series riffing on Rembrandt, is one of the most high-profile works whose whereabouts are currently unknown, after new hotel owners Chetrit Group quietly removed all the art — or ordered residents to remove it — and began a controversial renovation.