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Oral history interview with George Herms, 1993 Dec. 8-1994 Mar 10

view Oral history interview with George Herms, 1993 Dec. 8-1994 Mar 10 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Herms, George, 1935-
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-
Subject:
Alexander, Bob
Asher, Betty M.
Berman, Wallace
Di Prima, Diane
Dwan, Virginia
Hopps, Walter
Kienholz, Edward
Lamantia, Philip
McClure, Michael
Parker, Charlie
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 8 sound cassettes (60 min.) : analog.
Transcript: 162 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of George Herms conducted 1993 Dec. 8-1994 Mar. 10, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Herms discusses the development of his ideas and art. He recalls individuals and events associated with avant-garde art activity in California from the 1950s to present (1990s). He recalls Philip Lamantia, Charlie Parker, Wallace Berman, Robert Alexander, Ferus Gallery, Walter Hopps, Edward Kienholz, Virginia Dwan, Betty Asher, Michael McClure, and Diane di Prima, among others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with George Herms, 1993 Dec. 8-1994 Mar 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
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.
Biography Note:
George Herms (1935- ) is an assemblage and collage artist of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif. Central participant in the West Coast Beat culture.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1959 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Beat generation
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12275
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215576
AAA_collcode_herms93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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