Young, Sleek, And Full Of Hell: Ten Years of New York's Alleged Gallery
Aaron RoseISBN: 8888493328;
It was a gallery . . . allegedly. In 1992, Ludlow Street in New York's Lower East Side was just gutter of low-rent tenements with a large demographic of artists, musicians, film-makers, designers, writers, and hoodlums. At the heart of it was Alleged Gallery--the most famous street-style gallery in America. A venue for art and artists always a few steps ahead of the object itself, this peripheral gallery launched--between 1992 and 2002--the international careers of countless emerging artists. From the outset, the gallery was always something of a hypothetical. The disclaimer was inherent in the name: Alleged. With the first sandwich board signs announcing its arrival, there was no mistaking the iconoclastic agenda. This was pure Carney, an exhibition space as conceived for the art world as it might exist in less savory social margins. Between the art, music, words and pictures, sex, drugs, and drinking, it became a democratic, all-inclusive venue for young emerging artists,...
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