Oral history interview with Giuseppe Panza, 1985 Apr. 2-4
Panza, Giuseppe, 1923-2010
Knight, Christopher, 1950-
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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Transcript: 114 p.
Originally recorded on 8 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 40 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Giuseppe Panza conducted 1985 Apr. 2-4, by Christopher Knight, for the Archives of American Art, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Panza speaks of his background and education; the development of his collecting interest; his shift of interest from European to American art; his appreciation of conceptual art; the collecting of environmental artwork; philosophical ideals and goals which influenced his collecting; and the acquisition of the Panza collection by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Giuseppe Panza, 1985 Apr. 2-4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Published in: Art of the Sixties and Seventies: The Panza Collection (New York: Rizzoli, 1987)
Funding for this interview was provided by a grant from the Edythe and Eli Broad Family Foundation. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Giuseppe Panza (1904-1988) was an art collector from Milan, Italy.
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