Q) Your store in the Meat Packing District also doubles as a progressive art gallery, called BLANK SPACE. Can you talk about that?
BLANK SPACE is all about showcasing conceptual and fine artists. We currently work with 12 talents, including two hailing from Korea. The goal is to promote cross-cultural interaction and leverage the gallery space as a locus of creativity, artistic incubator and platform for emerging players. We also show at fairs like Art New York, Art Miami, Context etc. and reckon that working with a diverse range of artists is mutually reinforcing and synergistic. Artists like Seung Mo Park, who makes insanely cool installations and sculptures out of steel mesh; Suzy Taekyung Kim, who paints optically jarring compositions; and Randall Stoltzfus, who fabricates fractal-like murals and paints trippy imagery, are just a few of our intrepid artists.