Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Hellbound: The Official Gallery of Satan opening on East 3rd Street
You may have noticed the transformation in recent weeks of the empty storefront at 199 E. Third St. between Avenue A and Avenue B... the space is the new home of Vector Gallery, formerly on Clinton Street, East Broadway ... and Los Angeles.
Founder JJ Brine has billed his space the Official Gallery of Satan. His previous storefront galleries featured items such as glow-in-the-dark paintings of Charles Manson and various performance-art theatrics. (Brine's gallery also made headlines for its vagina phone charger at Art Basel in Miami Beach in 2014.)
Opening night here is Aug. 18. Per the invite: "Featuring new installations by Crown Prince of Hell JJ Brine and sermons/performances by Ministers of The Vectorian Government."
But until then Brine seems to be adding items daily to the photogenic storefront.
And speaking of the devil, at least in landlord form, this space last housed Snack Dragon, which closed in October 2014 after a reported large rent increase courtesy of landlord Steve Croman.
Thanks to Stacie Joy for the photo earlier this month!