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MCENROE’S $183,000 GIFT HELPS RESTORE N.Y. LIBRARY

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Another art institution has found a naming opportunity encouraged by a cash donation.

The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in Greenwich Village announced that the tennis player John McEnroe was financing the restoration and expansion of its library, which is to bear his name.The donation, which amounts to $183,000, is to be given over a four-year period. "We're thrilled," said Lori Blount, a spokeswoman for the school. "John knows we have really needed a library."

Coincidentally, Graham Nickson, the school's dean, is represented by the Salander-O'Reilly Galleries in Manhattan, where McEnroe worked as a volunteer for six months last year, learning the art trade.

McEnroe recently opened a by-appointment gallery on Greene Street in SoHo.