This Chelsea building will be getting a private art gallery (that you can visit)


Pools, yoga studios and residents loungers are so passé. The new hot new amenity in NYC? An art gallery.

At the Getty, a new condominium building opening next year on West 24th Street in Chelsea, residents will have exactly that. But rather than any old gallery, this two-story space will become one of the few private galleries in New York City largely made up of a personal collection.

The artworks displayed will belong to J. Tomilson Hill, the billionaire vice chairman at the Blackstone Group. He and his wife Janine collect art together and have established the Hill Art Foundation, for which the gallery will be named.

Leather-loving Peter Marino, who designed the Getty as well as the museum’s 6,400-square-foot interior, has collaborated with the Hills in the past – having worked on seven residences for the pair.

According to the New York Times, the space, with free admission, is to be open during the week and on Saturdays, when Chelsea galleries typically get the most traffic. Expect to see Bacons, Warhols, Lichtensteins and Twomblys alongside Renaissance and Baroque bronzes. [NYT]