Chelsea Hotel Extends Blondie Exhibit

You’ve got a few more days to check out the “Blondie 40th Anniversary” show at the Chelsea Hotel, curated by band members Deborah Harry and Chris Stein with help from art dealer Jeffrey Deitch. The collection of photographs, T-shirts and concert memorabilia was scheduled to come down this past Monday, September 29. But due to popular demand, the exhibit has been extended through next Monday, October 6.

The Daily Beast’s Tim Teeman recently checked out the show at the Storefront Gallery on West 23rd Street. He says a large part of the attraction is the crowd and people-watching:

The [Chelsea Hotel] staff have heard “countless” stories from gallery visitors of drug-taking, drinking and sexual relations back in the day “that don’t sound credible.” One lady claimed she had a “magical connection” to Harry after a video of Blondie played in a Swiss chalet she was staying in. Another lady pressed a gift into the staff member’s hands to pass on to Harry, saying she had promised to pass it on to her when they had a chat 14 years before.

Quite a few gifts and messages are being left for the singer, who lives locally.

The Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery is open daily from 1 to 8 p.m.

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