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Chelsea gallery owner recounts art destroyed by Sandy

For Magda Sawon, co-owner of Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea, Hurricane Sandy produced one of the rarest and most overwhelming of vignettes.

Sawon watched as water filled her gallery basement to the brim, then reversed, barely sparing the works of art on the ground floor from the barrage of water that devastated galleries throughout the area.

Having trouble imagining it for yourself? In this video, we asked Sawon to put the harrowing experience into words.

To learn more about the downtown art galleries damaged by Hurricane Sandy, read the full article in this week's issue of The Eye.

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