Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 August 12
Conner, Bruce Guldner, 1933-2008
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
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Transcript: 46 pages
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Bruce Conner conducted 1974 August 12, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Conner speaks of the San Francisco art scene at the time of his arrival there in the 1950s; early experiments in art "happenings" and filmmaking; inspirations for his work and the relationships between the various media he uses; his work with found objects, his use of themes of violence in his art, the critics' reactions to his work, and the motivations for the creations of some of his pieces.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 August 12. 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