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Oral history interview with Bernard Braddon and Sidney Paul Schectman, 1981 October 9

view Oral history interview with Bernard Braddon and Sidney Paul Schectman, 1981 October 9 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Braddon, Bernard
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-
Subject:
Rothko, Mark
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project
Mercury Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
Transcript: 31 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformated in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 35 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Bernard Braddon and Sidney Schectman conducted 1981 October 9, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Braddon and Schectman recall the origins of the Mercury Gallery and their involvement with the artists group The Ten, in which Rothko participated.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bernard Braddon and Sidney Paul Schectman, 1981 October 9. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available online.
Funding:
Funding for this interview provided by the Mark Rothko 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.
Biography Note:
Bernard Braddon, operated Mercury Galleries in New York, New York, in existence from 1937 to 1940. Held 6th show of The Ten, called the Whitney Dissenters.
Provenance:
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and his Times oral history project, with funding provided by the Mark Rothko Foundation. Others interviewed on the project (by various interviewers) include: Sonia Allen, Sally Avery, Ben-Zion, Ernest Briggs, Rhys Caparn, Elaine de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Esther Gottlieb, Juliette Hays, Sidney Janis, Buffie Johnson, Jacob Kainen, Louis Kaufman, Jack Kufeld, Katharine Kuh, Stanley Kunitz, Joseph Liss, Dorothy Miller, Robert Motherwell, Betty Parsons, Wallace Putnam, Rebecca Reis, Maurice Roth, Aaron Siskind, Joseph Solman, Hedda Sterne, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente and Ed Weinstein. Each has been cataloged separately.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Abstract expressionism
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Interviews
Philadelphia Ten (Group of artists)
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12316
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215625
AAA_collcode_braddo81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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