1971 to present
I took over the classes at SVA of Vito Acconcii my then best friend. Temporarily Then the school gave me the he classes permanently. They also gave him back his classes.
I miss my best friend Gordon Matta Clark.
I miss the attitude of Art over all. I miss the way we communicated with each other.
I miss the sex. We worried about pregnancies
We worried about herpies. We didn’t worry about covid since it was as the a word.
Singing “Walkin down Broom lookin at the moon.” With Gordon and Jeffery Lew and Suzi Harris.
I still live in soho at the same address which under the ownership of The art dealer Paula Cooper became rent stabilized.
I have been lucky in life choosing my living quarters, and many other things including having my 2 sons. With my wife Laurie, Tristan age 25 and Liam age 20.
SOHO – standing for South of Houston was not even called that when I arrived there in 1971. It It was called “Downtown”
And as I mentioned in my previous note, the streets were named after revolutionary War Generals, Sullivan MacDougal , Mercer, etc
I am very happy to be a present resident of
Soho. The cafe Finelli is there bought by a lawyer from the original owner Mr. Finelli. The newish owner kept everything the same as the original Finelli. Since 1970. My loft, 7R was a bead factory. I am happy and blessed to have 155 Wooster street 7th floor as my address. Gordon Matta my best friend then, told me about the loft. He lived on the 8th floor.
I love New York, and I love Soho. soho got it’s name from South of Houston. but it was also taken from an area in London.
I did respond previously,
But you may not have received it.
This is a great project, there is so much more