Lumas, a photography-centric art gallery, is opening a pop-up shop at Thor Equities’ 875 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District, Commercial Observer has learned.
The Soho-based gallery will take 4,850 square feet on the ground floor and lower level of the five-story building at the corner of West 14th Street, according to the landlord. The lease runs through the end of January.
Lumas has already assumed the space after closing the deal earlier this week, according to a Thor spokesman. It’s slated to open in early September.
Meatpacking has become a prominent area for art galleries in recent years. The Whitney Museum of American Art relocated from the Upper East Side to 99 Gansevoort Street in May, making it one of the biggest art institutions in the area.
“With the recent opening of the Whitney and an influx of new art galleries in recent months, the Meatpacking District has become a true art mecca,” said Melissa Gliatta of Thor in prepared remarks.
Thor, which owns the building with ASB Real Estate Investments, represented itself in-house, while Lisa Rosenthal, Robin Abrams and Rebecca Olshan of Lansco Corporation represented Lumas. Ms. Rosenthal declined to comment.
The asking rent was $600 per square foot on the ground floor and $150 per square foot on the lower level, according to a source familiar with the building.
The second through fifth floors are office space, and tenants include Scoop, Bond No. 9 and Paige Premium Denim, according to Thor.