Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 7 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Bruce Conner conducted 1973 April 16, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Conner speaks of his family background and youth in Kansas; his early interest in art; his education at the University of Nebraska; an early Dada show he participated in; attending the Brooklyn Museum Art School; getting his work in the Charles Alan Gallery; his collages; the influence of music; his interests in magic and the occult; his involvement in filmmaking; and films he has made.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1973 April 16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Bruce Conner (1933-2008) was a painter and filmmaker from San Francisco, California.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001