Seattle Gallery. So, there was a big fire in a Seattle gallery last Friday, and now there’s this fear that some serious art, including works by Picasso, Goya, and Rembrandt, might be toast.
Blaze Start in an Alley
According to the Seattle Fire Department, the fire start in an alley behind the gallery, probably because someone lit a fire to stay warm. Well, that little flame turn into a monster that decide to snack on the three-story building housing Davidson Galleries.
Art in Peril, but No Injuries
Thankfully, no one got hurt, but the gallery manager, Rebecca McDonald, spill the beans to that some really prize pieces might be damage or gone. They’re still figuring out the extent of the damage, and it’s gonna take weeks.
Davidson Galleries: Known for Paper Art
Davidson Galleries is kind of a big deal, known for selling works on paper. They actually planning to move most of their art from Pioneer Square in Seattle to a new spot at 85 Yesler Way. Trouble is, in prep for the move, a bunch of precious pieces out of storage and got caught up in the chaos.
Hope for Art, Especially Contemporary Works
Rebecca McDonald is holding on to hope, saying they’re working hard to save as much as they can. But she also point out that it’s not just about the big names like Picasso and Rembrandt; it’s also about the contemporary artists who trust the gallery with their pieces.
Gallery Owner’s Heartbreak
Sam Davidson, the owner of the gallery, share his sadness, especially for the contemporary artists who are probably feeling a big hit right now. He mention that walking into the gallery after the fire intense – everything’s just cover in black.
Assessing the Damage and Preservation Efforts
On Facebook, the gallery team spill that some artworks did get a bit smoke up. They’re in the process of checking how bad it is. But the good news is that it’s not as bad as they first thought, and they’re pretty hopeful they can save most of their inventory.
According to Kiro 7, a bunch of works dodge the smoke thanks to rag mats and mylar sheets. Shoutout to the firefighters who jump in to save the day and the art. The gallery team is giving them props for their efforts in keeping the damage to a minimum.
Art Community Coming Together
Despite the heartbreak, Sam Davidson gave a shoutout to the art community, saying it’s pretty amazing how everyone rallies when there’s a need. It’s like a reminder that even when things go up in flames – literally – there’s this united front to salvage what’s left.
In the end, the art world is hoping for the best, with fingers cross that many of these priceless pieces, from classics to contemporary, rise from the ashes.