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.
I still live in soho at the same address which under the ownership of The art dealer Paula Cooper became rent stabilized.
Singing “Walkin down Broom lookin at the moon.” With Gordon and Jeffery Lew and Suzi Harris.
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