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Angelina Lippert has actually gotten to know Chelsea since she turned the primary chief curator of Poster Home when it opened there in June 2019. Given the variety of formidable exhibitions she has produced since then, the neighborhood has inevitably grow to be a sort of second dwelling (after the Higher East Aspect, the place she has lived for 17 years).

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“You might be proper within the thick of it for the humanities,” she says. “World-class galleries are steps away, however you’re additionally surrounded by some actually nice museums. And it doesn’t harm that Eataly is a block from my workplace.” However whereas her art-historical credentials are suitably distinguished (she has an MA from the Courtauld in London, with a thesis on Soviet posters), Lippert truly educated on the facet as a sommelier—and is thus additionally the best information to Chelsea consuming spots. (What number of curator-sommeliers are there?) — Catherine Bindman

Angela Lippert
Angela Lippert, Chief Curator, Poster Home


On the Thursday night Chelsea Artwork Gallery openings (tenth and eleventh Aves. between W. nineteenth and W. twenty ninth Sts.), artwork lovers trawl the galleries and glug free wine. Lippert started shopping for pictures from Yancey Richardson (525 W. twenty second St., 646.230.9610 ) about 10 years in the past, and in addition buys from Ricco/ Maresca, “a complete gem of a gallery focusing totally on outsider artwork.” On the Whitney Museum of American Artwork (99 Gansevoort St., 212.570.3600), “the enormous image window overlooking the Hudson might be probably the most enjoyable place in Chelsea,”whereas at The Rubin Museum of Artwork (150 W. seventeenth St., 212.620.5000), devoted to the artwork and tradition of the Himalayan areas, the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room “is a fabulous immersive expertise.” After which there’s Lippert’s personal Poster Home (119 W. twenty third St., 917.722.2439 ), “the primary and solely museum in the USA devoted completely to posters. It’s maybe probably the most approachable museum within the metropolis—posters are supposed to be understood by everybody.”



Lippert spends a lot of her uncommon free time in Eataly (200 fifth Ave., 212.229.2560 ), the huge Italian market incorporating mini eating places and meals counters. Its fish counter “is madness,” she says, and suggests no hesitation “after they do a complete fish of any variety.” She likes Cafeteria, too (119 seventh Ave., 212.414.1717 ), “for the rooster and waffles.” Lippert additionally confides that “each nice date I’ve had in Chelsea has ended at Cookshop” (156 tenth Ave., 212.924.4440), a neighborhood establishment recognized for its New American meals and artsy crowd. And the curator- sommelier’s favourite district wine bar? It’s Corkbuzz in Chelsea Market (75 ninth Ave., 646.237.4847 ). “It was began by Laura Maniec (now Fiorvanti), a grasp sommelier who helped decide our last sommelier examination. It’s an ideal place to be seduced by a brand new and fascinating wine.”



When Lippert first labored in Chelsea, some artwork sellers and curators argued that the Excessive Line (Gansevoort St. to thirty fourth St., 212.500.6035), a public park constructed on a historic elevated freight rail line, took individuals off the road and away from the neighborhood’s many artwork choices. “However there’s loads of paintings up there, and it’s a stunning place to stroll.” Predictably, Lippert is aware of the very best place to snack there—La Newyorkina, a Mexican paleta (popsicle) stand. “Have the mango-and-chili one,” she suggests.

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