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190 Bowery Exterior-Abandoned-Graffiti First Show Last Show Vito Schnabel-NYCPhoto by frankwza for Untapped Cities/BigScreenNY Competition

An art show opening Saturday inside the elusive 190 Bowery building brings together what New Yorkers love best: abandoned/inaccessible buildings, street art (on the exterior), and art. The group exhibition, entitled , is presented by Vito Schnabel and Aby Rosen, the latter who bought the building last year. As Schabel writes in his invite (as seen on Lo Down NY), “I grew up in New York City, walking by the former Germania Bank countless times. I always wanted to go inside, thinking it might be a perfect place for an exhibition. This is the first time this 1899 landmark building will be open to the public since the bank closed in 1966 and it became a private residence.”

The show focuses on contemporary American artists over three generations, including Julian Schnabel, Joe Bradley, Dan Colen, Jeff Elrod, Ron Gorchov, Mark Grotjahn, and Harmony Korine. The opening will take place Saturday between 5 and 8pm but if you’re worried it’ll be mobbed do not worry–the exhibit will be open until May 26th daily from 12-6pm.

Read more about the history of 190 Bowery, formerly Germania Bank, that’s been closed to the public since 1966.

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