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Robin Forbes slides of SoHo, 1975-1976

Forbes, Robin


Representative image for Robin Forbes slides of SoHo, 1975-1976

This site provides access to the papers of Robin Forbes in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2013, and total 622 images.

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: The Robin Forbes Slides of SoHo measure 0.4 linear feet and consist entirely of 622 35mm color slides of the SoHo District of New York City, taken between 1975-1976. Depicted are street scenes of Spring Street, Prince Street, West Broadway, and other streets in SoHo; SoHo faces taken on West Broadway; businesses including the Spring Street Bar, the OH HO SO bar, Fanelli's Bar, Parocelso, The Cheese Store, Clockmaker/Miso, and the SoHo Weekly News staff; gallery installations, including Robert Morris and Robert Smithson exhibitions; artists working in SoHo studios including Margery Bihan, Rosemarie Castoro, Marisol, and unknown artists, and dance performances and poetry readings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robin Forbes (died 1982) was a photographer working in the SoHo district of New York City in the mid-1970s.


The collection was donated in 1988 by the estate of Robin Forbes via executor Jerremiah O. Bragstad.