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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.

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The Overlooked Prints of the Abstract Expressionists

Tomorrow, Swann auction house will be presenting a sale, “Atelier 17, Abstract Expressionism & the New York School,” which showcases the prints of the Abstract Expressionist era that are often overlooked because the larger, flashier paintings inevitably grab the spotlight. The sale has a particular emphasis on the co-operative printmaking workshop Atelier 17, which was started in the Paris studio of English painter and draughtsman Stanley William Hayter in 1927. When World War II began, Hayter fled Paris for London and eventually settled in New York after a very short stay in California during the 1940s. The first New York incarnation of Atelier 17 popped up at the New School of Social Research but eventually the studio found a home at 41 East 8th Street in the heart of artistic Greenwich Village. Jackson Pollock lived across the street.