Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Oral history interview with Gyöngy Laky, 2007 December 11-12

view Oral history interview with Gyöngy Laky, 2007 December 11-12 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Laky, Gyöngy, 1944-
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 66 pages.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformated in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 8 min.
Summary:
An interview of Gyöngy Laky conducted 2007 December 11-12, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Laky's home and studio, in San Francisco, California.
Laky speaks of her recent exhibitions; leaving Hungary as a child; using words in art; learning languages; family influences in her art; the family art gallery and Chinese painting; changing majors in college; working with various materials; using recycled materials in her work; retirement; planning her works; working with assistants; working with a small community in Europe; construction of her works; using computers to create art; the craft "renaissance"; scale and outdoor projects; working with dealers and commissioned pieces; emphasis on negative space. Laky also recalls Emile Lahner, Mary Dumas, Ed Rossbach, Judy Foosaner, Peter Voulkos, Joanne Branford, Lillian Elliott, Henry Miller, Louise Nevelson, Darryl Dobras, Brett Christiansen, Kim Ocampo, Jack Lenor Larsen, Martin Puryear, Ann Hamilton, Suzi Gablik, Susan Sontag, and others.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Gyöngy Laky, 2007 December 11-12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for this interview was provided by the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. 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:
Gyöngy Laky (1944- ) is a textile artist from San Francisco, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Decorative arts
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13672
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)274523
AAA_collcode_laky07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
Additional Online Media:

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Sound recordings
  • Transcripts
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Interviews
  • Sound recordings
  • Laky, Gyöngy
  • Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
  • Riedel, Mija
  • Laky, Gyöngy
  • Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
  • Riedel, Mija
  • Archives of American Art