Michael Shvo wants to be in your life. Like...so bad. If you doubted that 2007 is shaping up to be the Year of Shvo, or Shvyear in shorthand, just get a load of the two huge?freaking gigantic?projects he's working on right now. First up is 650 Sixth Avenue (top), first brought to our attention by Modern Art Obsession. A team-up with the Jack Shainman Gallery, the future condo building/art gallery hybrid already has a website, where the focus seems to be on white space and black people in bell-bottoms. More info TK in April, but we assume the six-story loft building currently on the 20th Street site is headed for conversion rather than complete annihilation.
Then there's the matter of 123 Washington Street downtown (bottom), but a hole in the ground right now, which the Observer's John Koblin reports will be the site of a W hotel-condo, a partnership of Shvo and the Moinian Group. The Moinian Group recently ditched its condo conversion plans at 60 Madison Avenue, probably because when you're working with Michael Shvo, he demands your attention?all of it. Let's Shvo™.
· Being a High Power Chelsea Art Dealer isn't enough for some people [MAO]
· 650 Sixth Avenue [Official Site]
· Michael Shvo markets with Joseph Moinian [NYO]
[All photos courtesy of Property Shark]