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Oral history interview with Gronk, 1997 Jan. 20-23

view Oral history interview with Gronk, 1997 Jan. 20-23 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Gronk, (Glugio Gronk Nicandro), 1957-
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.
Subject:
Dreva, Jerry
Asco (Group of artists)
Four (Art group)
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Gallery)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 6 sound cassettes (ca. 6 hrs.) : analog.
Transcript: 94 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
An interview of Gronk conducted by Jeffrey Rangel for the Archives of American Art.
Gronk discusses differences between two artists' group, Los Four and and Asco; the Chicano artists view of Asco; isolation from the Chicano arts movement as well as the mainstream avant-garde art scene; his relationship with Jerry Dreva and the development of mail art and the Dreva/Gronk Show: 1968-1978 at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; and his 1983 NEA fellowship for performance/conceptual work.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gronk, 1997 Jan. 20-23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
The digital preservation of this interview received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Biography Note:
Gronk (1954-) is an artist from California. Gronk, whose full name is Glugio Gronk Nicandro, was born in Los Angeles in 1954. As a member of the 1970s activist performance group, Asco (nausea), with Harry Gamboa, Jr., Patssi Valdez, and Willie Herron, Gronk arranged anti-war protests and painted graffiti murals.
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 administrators. Funding for the interview provided by the Smithsonian Latino Fund.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Hispanic American artists
Interviews
Mexican American art
Mexican American artists
Mural painting and decoration
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13586
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216258
AAA_collcode_gronk97
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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