Peter Hopkins, a central figure on the move of galleries and artists to Bushwick, is leaving his own gallery at 56 Bogart St.
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Asked why he's leaving, Hopkins framed it as a voluntary choice, sparked by a disagreement between him and those he said expected him to run a more traditional (and profitable) art gallery. "If you're ever around the people who don't get it, you have to simply leave," Hopkins said. But Hopkins refused to name names and seemed to try to avoid implicating the building’s management. "It's not the owner[s], per se, it's really a subset in the art world of two kinds of people ... one, you have people who get it, and one you have people who don't get it."
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