Zigi Ben-Haim

Interviewed By Yukie Ohta

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Iraq (00:38)
Immigrant (00:45)
Israel (00:46)
Art School (00:53)
California (00:56)
show in soho (01:01)
1975 (01:21)
The only people who knew about Soho were artists (01:52)
Soho was empty spaces and warehouses (01:58)
Artist (02:04)
Factories (02:11)
Trash (02:19)
Scrap (02:27)
Robert Rauschenberg (02:38)
Crosby St (03:00)
Mercer St (03:11)
Broadway (03:29)
West Broadway (04:04)
Galleries (04:26)
galleries were on W Bdwy (04:28)
424 Bdwy (04:37)
5 galleries (04:41)
Castelli (04:44)
Sonaben (04:46)
Weber (04:47)
420 Broadway (05:05)
Fashion (05:45)
Real estate (07:56)
Artists need to live and work in the same space (08:00)
permit (08:18)
space (08:19)
proof (08:40)
lofy (09:00)
Bdwy/Mercer (09:18)
free electric (12:28)
phone (15:05)
minimalism (21:07)
pop art (21:11)
surface (23:16)
above, under, below (23:27)
explain (24:29)
lectures (24:32)
limited expression (24:37)
traffic (31:48)
super markets (32:11)
show (33:04)
nothing to steel (34:29)
Cast Iron (44:16)
sewing machines (52:25)
8000 sq ft (01:01:00)
roller blade party (01:01:17)
chicken bones (01:05:15)
live/work space (01:07:50)
live and work (01:08:21)
lived (01:11:47)
Paula Cooper (01:15:12)
Castelli (01:15:47)
pop art (01:16:06)
Rauschenberg (01:16:08)
Warhol (01:16:17)
commercial (01:32:41)
crowded (01:33:11)
galleries left (01:33:19)
different people (01:33:23)
10012 (01:38:31)
Best Products (01:39:14)
art collectors (01:39:33)
gifts (01:39:47)
Sears Catalogue (01:39:54)
art collection (01:40:33)
gifts (01:43:57)
curator (01:44:10)
andy warhol (01:44:19)
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Interview Data

Date of Interview
April 20, 2016
Location of Interview
Studio of Storyteller
Date of birth
November 28, 1945
Place of birth
Baghdad
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About This Collection

SoHo Stories: A Neighborhood Oral History Project

This oral history project is a partnership between The New York Public Library and The SoHo Memory Project. This project will collect oral histories of people who have lived or worked in SoHo and train community members to conduct these interviews.  Longtime residents and those who have worked in SoHo are invited to share their neighborhood stories, documenting the past and present history of these communities.  Interviews will be available in a preservation archive at The Milstein Division for U.S. History, Local History, and Genealogy, as well as on the New York Public Library website.  

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