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Salander’s Ruined Art Showplace Becomes Decorators’ Show House

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The banner at the defunct Salander O’Reilly Galleries

Meandering yesterday to the Frick Collection’s Norton Simon show from the Sotheby’s press preview for its Steve Cohen Show, which seemed more a promotion for Sotheby’s than for Steve, I passed perchance (I picked up that word from the Cohen catalogue’s turgid essay) right by the formerly palatial digs of Larry Salander‘s former gallery. There I saw workmen (actually workwomen) busy with ladders and plastic sheeting:

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Entrance to 22 E. 71st Street

Turns out they’re turning it into the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Decorator Show House. (The image shown at that link is not of the ex-Salander “Residential Commercial Mansion,” as the Sotheby’s International Realty sign calls it.) If you like the space when you peruse the benefit show, Apr. 17-May 17, (held last year at Manhattan House, then offering condominium residences for $1.9 million and up), the 21,000-square-foot townhouse can be yours for the asking price of $75 million.

Speaking of high finance, many thanks to the 25th CultureGrrl Donor, from Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

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