Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted 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.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Arman, 1968 April 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website. Audio may be available upon request pending review and approval by the Archives.
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.
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