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Stores January, 13 2008

Off Bowery Productions @ The Wreck Center

Just recently we showed you the interview by Heron Preston (watch them here and here) with A-Ron (former aNYthing), in which he introduced his new company, Off Bowery Productions, and hints at some upcoming ventures. We came across an interesting article in the New York Times now, giving us some more information on what exactly A-Ron has got waiting for you!
“Residents of a sleepy SoHo block aren’t sure what to make of the Wreck Center, a store/performance space/art installation that has invaded their neighborhood like a post-apocalyptic circus. Decorated with graffiti, gold paint and 5,800 feet of Day-Glo masking tape, the space, designed by Rafael de Cárdenas, pops, to say the least. “Finally one came up to me,” said Aaron Bondaroff (above), the project’s ringleader, “and told me it was about time someone did something cool in the neighborhood again.” Until the end of February, when the building that houses the Wreck Center is torn down, Mr. Bondaroff, the downtown impresario better known as A-Ron, has planned a series of invite-only book signings, launch parties, art and music shows, even a little stand-up comedy; a storefront will sell the wares of all involved. “And as soon as everyone catches on,” he said, “it’ll be over.” That is, until May, when the Playboy channel broadcasts a documentary on the whole affair.”
It certainly sounds like an interesting venture and hopefully we’ll manage to visit the space before it closes again!
Off Bowery Productions @ The Wreck Center

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