Check out our newest fully digitized collection: Robin Forbes’ slides of Soho. It is a fabulous time capsule of the art scene in Soho in the ’70s. Of particular note: several photos in box 1, folder 5 of an unidentified artist in a sweet shark costume (you’ll have to scroll down a bit to get to them).
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Two men carrying a painting in Soho, 1976 Nov.
SoHo gallery exhibition installation, 1976 April
all photos by: Robin Forbes. Robin Forbes’ slides of Soho, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Painter Audrey Flack’s comment comparing Jewish art with Jewish food (i.e., not minimalist) seems thoroughly in the spirit of Thanksgivukkah. Pile on the pastrami-wrapped turkey and sweet potato latkes, please!
Oral history interview with Audrey Flack, 2009 Feb. 16, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution