The 25 Biggest Art Moments of 2012 

22. Hurricane Sandy Delivers Devastating Blow to NYC Art Galleries

Date: October 30, 2012

Being located near the water during Hurricane Sandy was a huge disadvantage for the art galleries in Chelsea. Robert Zwirner, among others, experienced basement flooding and damaged artworks. As public transit was shut down, it also prevented visitors and buyers from visiting their spaces. Thankfully, many of these businesses have been able to rebuild slowly, but there is still work to be done post-Sandy.

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