“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