Thursday, 5 June 2008
Yesterday was spent wandering the streets of Soho with a guide book (Memorable Walks in New York) loaned to me by a friend who lived here a decade ago. Enough said I suppose, but I just couldn't believe how much things have changed to the point where the art trail just wasn't going to work with about 95% of the places having moved or closed. But that's ok because a few great places like Artist Space still exist and was a lot of fun. And The Drawing Centre is still there too. The current exhibition uses a really wonderful way of displaying works on paper (image above). The curvy stand was designed by an architect and brings the work up really close for the viewer.I loved some of the streets in Soho: Prince St, Spring St, Sullivan St (so leafy and lovely), Elizabeth and Mott Streets. I was particularly in love with all those old buildings which used to be artist lofts in the '60's and 70's but now house very expensive apartments. Roaming the streets turned up some interesting finds like the Apple store on Prince St which has to be seen to be believed.