Here is my strategy for the occasional Chelsea-visit, whether you go there as a collector, as an artist, or as a lover of art: Wherever you go, make sure to end on a strong note––your day will be that much better. While you won’t find any photography at Susan Sheehan (a grave yet, perhaps, understandable mistake…), her gallery on 22nd street is one of my favorite destinations for that purpose. It is actually one of my favorite destinations in the entire city.
Another inspiring place is Harlem’s Westside. These two from this past Sunday morning, while the neighborhood went to church, and everybody looked like a movie star. Please don’t mind the choice of subject matter: To me, these (from near 140th street) convey the spirit.