[Photo last Saturday by Scuba Diva]
Last Saturday afternoon, a lot of people turned up at 190 Bowery for the Aby Rosen/Vito Schnabel-backed group exhibition titled "First Show/Last Show."
Unbeknownst to most people, though, the public opening was no longer public. The exhibit was now by appointment only.
So Joanna Purpich at Gothamist made an appointment… and paid a vist this past week.
While inside, I spoke with fellow patron Kiki Falconer who said, "I really like the state of the building as a gallery, The tiles are broken, the wood is bare and it's elegant, ancient. So it's a really nice juxtaposition to the modern art." But the gallery offered limited access to the mansion. Only four rooms were on display—three cavernous and bright rooms on ground level, and a short, windowless, half floor room that was jarringly oppressive in comparison.
You may visit Gothamist here to see photos of the work. And there are no lines.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Art show turns into a shitshow at 190 Bowery