Art. 101 Spring.

Donald Judd was one of the first artists to make Soho his neighborhood and moved to 101 Spring Street in 1968. Over the years, Judd used the space as his home and studio, a place for community events and meetings, and an exhibition space for installations and performances.  Here’s a shot of him holding a seminar on the ground floor of the building.That’s him in the middle sitting on the desk and Julian Schnabel to the right with the shades on.  In addition to being one of the most celebrated artists of his time, Judd was a huge preservationist and was instrumental in preventing the Robert Moses planned Lower Manhattan Expressway from decimating Broome Street. When his classic building’s façade began to sag, he called in architects and engineers, but could not afford to take on the massive project. Two years after his death in 1994, the Judd Foundation was formed and they sold 30 of his works to raise $20 million for the restoration of his buildings in New York and in Marfa, Texas.Restoration of 101 Spring commenced in 2008 and is expected to be completed by June of 2013. This building is one of the finest examples of this type of architecture in the neighborhood and is the only single use cast-iron building left in Soho.

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