Sotheby’s New York Galleries Transformed
Shigematsu was given a clear charge; bring the building up to speed for the 21st century’s digital-based auction business and bring the 67,000 square-feet of exhibition space up to 90,000. The gallery spaces, open to the public for visiting, gives the Sotheby’s clients a redefined experience as they explore the building originally built in in 1925 as a cigar factory.The New Galleries Offer A Variety Of Spaces Designed To Showcase The Full Spectrum Of Art And Objects. Photograph By Julian Cassidy
“Dealing with the existing building, you start to appreciate its history,” Shigematsu told Sotheby’s Magazine. With that in mind, the master designer was able to blend some of the building’s incredible original features in with his fresh additions to curate a truly unique and immersive experience for guests.