Hey all. You may remember a while back I posted a still from Spalding Gray's 1987 film "Swimming to Cambodia," simply because it was so evocative of the SoHo of old. I was also captivated by it as it featured a fleeting glimpse of an old bit of street art I remember seeing all the time back then (which I've yet to be able to find other evidence of, but I'm still working on it). In any case, I then became interested in pinpointing the exact corner Spalding's waiting on, but couldn't seem to track it down. I spent a large part of a very rainy Sunday wandering around SoHo looking for it. I found a lot of corners that resembled it, but the specific architectural flourished didn't match up.
So, once again, leave it to the intrepid Bob Egan of Popspots NYC to do the actual research and figure it out. Turns out Spalding's depicted waiting on the northeast corner of Wooster and Grand. Part of my problem tracking it down was that the building behind Spalding (the one featuring the stencil I'm intrigued by) no longer exists.
Follow Bob's visual legwork below. Click on each to enlarge.
So, there you have it. Another one solved. Nice work, Bob!