Real Estate Mogul Aby Rosen Aborts Public Showing of Vito Schnabel at 190 Bowery

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 at 5:13 am by

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Real estate mogul Aby Rosen certainly pulled a fast one. You didn’t seriously think the elitist new owner of the Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery would let us plebs inside for the Vito Schnabel art show, did you? The demographic of Bowery 2.0 and the gold rush mentality doesn’t permit it.

There had been excitement across the neighborhood that locals would have a rare opportunity to scope out the guts of 190 Bowery as part of the gallery event. Not so. Not surprising. Yet no one told said masses, and a glut of humanity was turned away at the door Saturday evening.

According to an email obtained by Artnet, the closure was due to “high demand”:

Due to unprecedented demand, the opening of First Show/Last Show is now closed. The show will be open by appointment May 18 – 29, Monday through Friday from 12-6 p.m. Closed Memorial Day. Please respond with your requested time and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Viewings are now by appointment only. You can try to RSVP here.

[h/t Gothamist]

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