SOHO ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT ARTWEAR GROUP EXHIBITION “THE SPIRIT SHOW”
A short video below catches the moment and the music and sounds of SOHO on a weekend in 1981-82
SOHO ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON WAS A CIRCUS!
Here is a scrap album of memories of Soho in its heyday, surrounded by major galleries like LEO CASTELLI, OK HARRIS, MARY BOONE, SONNABEND etc, ARTWEAR was surrounded by limousines on weekends, waves of Japanese tourists, Warhol handing out Interview magazines, signing them on West Broadway, mime performers Klaus Nomi, and Joey Arias would perform in front of our window, passing by outside were Tama Janowitz, Keith Haring, Jean Michel Basquiat, Bianca Jaggar, Candace Bergen, Mariel and Margaux Hemmingway, Patti Smith and Robert Maplethorpe, all the fashion designers and stylists in the city, Steven Sprouse, and all the club kids, and once the entire Michael Jackson family came into the gallery. Soho was sizzling. real estate went bonkers. We were geographically placed at the corner of West Broadway and Spring, the epicenter of the VORTEX of the energy that was Soho in the 1980’s.