Real Estate Mogul Brings Public Art to Chelsea Gas Station

What would you do with a rundown gas station? Art collector and real estate mogul Michael Shvo, with the help of the Paul Kasmin Gallery, has decided to momentarily convert a Getty station in Manhattan’s high-end gallery neighborhood of Chelsea into a pop-up art space that will rotate exhibitions well into next year. Transformed into a rolling meadow, the first series will be François-Xavier Lalanne’s concrete sheep. Shvo’s future plans are to construct yet another luxury condo, but fear not—the developers hope to incorporate comparable projects within the final construction. Lalanne’s “Sheep” will be on view to the public from Sept. 16—Oct. 20 at 239 Tenth Avenue in West Chelsea.