As Quoted....

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"When Soho was the center of the art world, I knew an awful lot of people. You know you’d go out for lunch and you’d stop into galleries or restaurants on West Broadway and Leo Castelli is sitting there … and you could get by on a whole lot less money. We would work and the wives, Leslie Close and Katherine Snelson and Susan Posen … they would be in playground on Houston St [with the kids] and then we would all go to the playground and figure out whose house we were going to have dinner at. It was wonderful. It was just wonderful."

*The response of NYC based artist Ben Schonzeit (additional works below) when asked by New York Social Diary what Soho was like 45 years ago.

Holiday, 1998. Acrylic on Linen, 44" X 72"

Solvang Market, 2011. Acrylic on Polyester, 72" X 72"

Aalto Anemones, 2014. Acrylic on Linen, 54" X 84"

Woman in Yellow Hat, 2003. Acrylic on Linen, 39.5" X 39.5"

Images Ben Schonzeit

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