When did you live/work/visit in SoHo?
from late 1960s through 1990s
Where did you live/work/visit in SoHo?
Grew up in Greenwich Village as child of two artist parents. Then lived after art school in SoHo and later Tribeca over 30 years.
What was your occupation when you lived/worked in SoHo?
Artist and co-founder in 1974 of Artist Talk on Art (now in its 49th year), the art world’s longest running and most prolific forum. 1,000+ panels held and 8,500 artists featured. Archive at Archives of American Art. See www.atoanyc.org
If you’re a SoHo old-timer, what do you miss most about SoHo in the early days?
The camaraderie, the exchange of ideas, the bars, the art supplies on Canal Street, the parties, the excitement and the ferment.
What do you miss least about SoHo in the early days?
Trucks, hiding from, the Fire Department and building inspectors, greedy landlords.
If you used to live in SoHo but no longer live here, why did you leave?
Priced out … moved to the country … Now permanently residing in Woodstock.
What is your most vivid SoHo memory?
Multiples … Presenting and introducing artists like Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Larry Rivers, Louise Bourgeois, Marisol, The Guerilla Girls, Nancy Spero, Alice Neel and many, many others.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
See www.atoanyc.org for greater detail on ATOA or www.douglasisheer.com for my art site and to find the ATOA archive: https://www.aaa.si.edu/search/collections?edan_q=ATOA