Dejavu Boutique and Tailoring is pleased to announce our grand opening of the Dejavu Gallery.
The Dejavu Gallery is greatly embedded in the rich artistic history of the building itself. Previously, it was the location of the prominent Bodley Gallery which opened in the 1940’s and closed in the 1980’s. Being the current residents of the Bodley Gallery is something that we at Dejavu, take as an honor. With that honor comes the responsibility to continue the long standing history of being a prominent force in the contemporary and modern art world.
The Bodley Gallery gained significant notoriety for being one of the premier art galleries in New York City. It became the venue of choice for world-renowned icon Andy Warhol, the key pioneer of the POP Art movement that emerged in the United States and Europe in the 1950's and became prominent over the next two decades.
Poster for "Studies for a Boy Book by Andy Warhol", 1956 (l.) -- Untitled (Boy with Pears), 1956 (r.)
The Bodley Gallery was also credited for being host to notable artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Klee, Helen Gerardia, Fernand Leger, Max Ernst, and many others.
To acknowledge the building’s past and make a greater effort to retain the artistic spirit of the Bodley Gallery, we have decided to preserve the 2nd floor of our boutique as a gallery to showcase established artists. With our roots stemming from women's couture, we value the impressions that fine art has made on the world of fashion. To exemplify the luxury and couture that New York City's art and fashion scene embody we chose Mackenzie-Childs to design the decor of our space. The whimsical avant-garde style of decor gives voice to Bodley Gallery artist of the past and Dejavu Art Gallery artist of the future.
In our short tenure within the space we've already hosted exhibits for artist Vicky Barranguet and fashion designers Dominique Auxilly and Omar Escada. We're currently home to some amazing pieces from Valeriy Skrypka, George Condo and Guillermo Garcia Cruz -- with much more to come.
The gallery is also currently used to host events and exhibits using the gallery space and our beautifully decorated terrace to entertain our guest.
223 E 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12:30pm-9:00pm