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Oil on canvas painting of hands tied together with a red rope and red crown placed on top by Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente
Initiation, 2006
Oil on canvas
78 x 68 1/8 inches (198.1 x 173 cm)

© Francesco Clemente; Photo by Elon Schoenholz; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery

NYC gallerist Vito Schnabel debuts an exhibition by painter Francesco Clemente in the 1938 Moderne-style building.

The old Santa Monica Post Office on Fifth Street, which closed in 2013, is now an art space.

For the coming months, New York-based gallerist Vito Schnabel will be presenting shows in the grand Depression-era structure, which has 15,000-square-feet of exhibition space. The 1938 Moderne-style building is currently owned by Alexander Dellal of U.K.-based Allied Commercial Exporters Ltd. (A.C.E.), which bought it in 2018 from David Ellison’s Skydance Media for $30 million.

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