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KPFK "Art Scene" interviews, 1958-1969

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Gore, Marian L.
Albers, Josef
Albert, Michel
Ankrum, Joan
Blair, Streeter
Brigante, N.P.
Carter, Earl
Cremean, Robert
Cuevas, José Luis
Elliott, James
Falkenstein, Claire
Geoffrey, J. Iqbal
Gerchik, Paul
Goeritz, Mathias
Greene, Balcomb
Hansen, Jurgen
Hopps, Walter
Kuntz, Roger
Leavitt, Thomas W.
Lebrun, Rico
Lipchitz, Jacques
Luna, Mario
Mallary, Robert
Nevelson, Louise
Ortiz, Emilio
Robles, Esther Waggoner
Schniede, Otto
Schwaderer, Fritz (Fritz Karl)
Siqueiros, David Alfaro
Tamayo, Rufino
Vicente, Esteban
Wark, Robert R.
Wayne, June Claire
Ankrum Gallery
Ceeje Gallery
Comara Gallery
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Silvan Simone Gallery
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United States
Physical Description:
2.2 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1969, with all sound recordings dated between 1962 and 1964. The core of the collection consists of 37 radio programs recorded by Marion Gore for KPFK radio in Los Angeles, California, consisting of interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists, and museum curators. A series of artist files contains notes, correspondence, and other materials related to her interview subjects, and a printed materials series contains mainly exhibition posters, programs, and announcements produced by the art spaces with which her subjects were affiliated.
The "Art Scene" Interviews series contains 36 interviews from Gore's "Art Scene" radio series of interviews relating to the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles, particularly galleries and artists showing on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood. Also found is a single episode of another KPFK program called "Seen at the galleries" and hosted by Earl Carter, featuring an interview with Jacques Lipchitz on the occasion of his retrospective at UCLA. Two interviews, with Mathias Goeritz and David Siqueiros, were conducted in Mexico City. Other interview subjects include Michel Albert, Josef Albers, Joan Ankrum, Streeter Blair, Nick Brigante, Robert Cremean, José Luis Cuevas, James Elliott, Claire Falkenstein, Balcomb Greene, Paul Gerchik, Jurgen Hansen, Walter Hopps, Roger Kuntz, Rico Lebrun, Dr. Thomas Leavitt, Jacques Lipchitz, Mario Luna, Robert Mallary, Louise Nevelson, Emilio Ortiz, Esther Robles, Otto Schniede, Fritz Schwaderer, Rufino Tamayo, Esteban Vicente, Robert Wark, and June Wayne.
Artist files include mainly brief, typewritten notes created for Gore's radio interviews, with the questions she asked her interview subjects and brief introductory or concluding remarks. Correspondence is also found in files for Robert Cremean, Iqbal Geoffrey, Balcomb Greene, Robert Mallary, Emilio Ortiz, and Esteban Vicente. Louise Nevelson's file also contains a transcript of her interview with Gore. Also found scattered in some files are notes, photographs, clippings, press releases, resumes, and exhibition programs. Note that not every person in this series has a corresponding sound recording in Series 1, and not every interviewee in Series 1 has a corresponding file in this series.
Most of the material in the Printed Materials series consists of exhibition announcements, programs, and posters from galleries in the Los Angeles, California area, particularly those along La Cienega Boulevard. Of these, Ankrum Gallery, Ceeje Gallery, Comara Gallery, Dwan Gallery, Ferus Gallery, and Silvan Simone Gallery on Olympic Boulevard contain the most material, with many of the other files containing only one or two pieces. Of note are original prints promoting exhibitions at the Ferus and Ceeje Galleries, and a poster for an art walk along La Cienega Boulevard in the file for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
KPFK "Art Scene" interviews, 1958-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Council on Library and Information Resources "Hidden Collections" grant program.
Use Note:
Researchers must obtain copyright clearance from interviewees prior to publication or airing.
Related Materials:
All of the sound recordings in this collection were digitized for research access in 2010 and are available at the Archives of American Art offices.
Biography Note:
Marian L. Gore (1914-2009) was a volunteer interviewer for Pacifica radio station KPFK, Los Angeles.
Donated 1997 by Marian Gore.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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