Terence Koh’s Asia Song Society gallery appears to be having a brutal month. Shortly after opening a show of work by the indomitable James Franco, titled “High/Low, Rob Lowe,” it closed its doors, citing unspecified legal issues that remain unexplained.
Now A.S.S. is reporting in a statement that its building, at 45 Canal Street, “suffered significant structural damage” during the heavy rain storms that hit New York over the weekend, “making it improbable that we will be able to continue showing work in our gallery space.” Mr. Franco’s show, which had been scheduled to run through Aug. 28, is now closed for good.
For the moment, Renaissance man James Franco’s art exhibition at the Lower East Side’s Asia Song Society gallery, “High/Low, Rob Lowe,” is shuttered. A gallery spokesperson told The Observer on Friday afternoon that a legal issue related to the exhibition was responsible for the closure.
Update Aug. 12, 7:31 a.m. Early this morning, the gallery released Read More
Ages of Consent
At the premiere of Notes on a Scandal on Monday night, it was the film itself that had The Transom squirming. Without revealing too much, it deals with, among other things, a love affair between an older woman and a 15-year-old boy.
Midway through one of the film’s rather explicit sex scenes, Read More