“We opened the Alleged Gallery in 1992, when I was in my early ‘20s. It was at 172 Ludlow Street on New York’s Lower East Side. The space was almost 2,000 square feet and cost just under $500 a month. Myself and two friends lived together in the back. At the time Ludlow Street was pretty much just an outdoor heroin market.” — Aaron Rose

Aaron Rose

“We opened the Alleged Gallery in 1992, when I was in my early ‘20s. It was at 172 Ludlow Street on New York’s Lower East Side. The space was almost 2,000 square feet and cost just under $500 a month. Myself and two friends lived together in the back. At the time Ludlow Street was pretty much just an outdoor heroin market.” — Aaron Rose

Interview by Jules Moore

“My biggest strength as an actor is my ability to trust and give myself to someone’s vision. And I feel like somewhere deeply that is my job, and somewhere deeply that’s where the best things happen. Because if you’re off balance and you’re not controlling things, then you can address impulses and instincts that you didn’t know you had.” — Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

“My biggest strength as an actor is my ability to trust and give myself to someone’s vision. And I feel like somewhere deeply that is my job, and somewhere deeply that’s where the best things happen. Because if you’re off balance and you’re not controlling things, then you can address impulses and instincts that you didn’t know you had.” — Willem Dafoe

Interview by Brian Hendricks / Photography by Terry Richardson / Styling by Heathermary Jackson