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Oral history interview with Arman, 1968 April 22

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Interviewee:
Arman, 1928-2005
Interviewer:
Fesci, Sevim
Subject:
Klein, Yves
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 34 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 33 min. Portions are difficult to understand due to Arman's imperfect command of English.
Summary:
An interview of Arman conducted 1968 April 22, by Sevim Fesci, for the Archives of American Art.
Arman discusses his childhood in France during World War II; his conceptual approach to art; his association with Yves Klein, the New Realists, and the "School of Nice"; and the role of the art critic.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arman, 1968 April 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website. Audio may be available upon request pending review and approval by the Archives.
Biography Note:
Arman (1928-2005) was a sculptor from New York, New York. Born Armand Pierre Fernandez. Changed name to Armand Pierre Arman and known as Arman.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Ecole de Nice (Group of artists)
Interviews
Sculptors
Sound recordings
World War, 1939-1945
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13125
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212513
AAA_collcode_arman68
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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