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Brian O'Doherty Self-Portrait

Artist:
Brian O'Doherty, born 1928  Search this
Sitter:
Brian O'Doherty, born 1928  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 27.3 × 22.3 cm (10 3/4 × 8 3/4")
Frame: 34.6 × 29.2 cm (13 5/8 × 11 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1957
Topic:
Indeterminable  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Brian O'Doherty: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Brian O'Doherty: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2016.76
Restrictions & Rights:
© Brain O'Doherty
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2016.76

Jan van der Marck papers, 1942-2010

Creator:
van der Marck, Jan, 1929-2010  Search this
Subject:
Christo  Search this
Lipschitz, Jacques  Search this
Pepper, Beverly Stoll  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Arman  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Journals (accounts)
Interviews
Topic:
Curators  Search this
Bookbinding  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15990
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305480
AAA_collcode_vandjan
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305480
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Interviews of artists by Brian O'Doherty, [ca. 1962]

Creator:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Levine, Jack  Search this
Chagall, Marc  Search this
Gropius, Walter  Search this
Lippold, Richard  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Lipschitz, Jacques  Search this
Baskin, Leonard  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10643
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214219
AAA_collcode_musefabi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214219

Patrick Ireland, drawings 1965-1985 : essay / by Lucy R. Lippard ; with an introduction by Elizabeth Broun

Author:
Lippard, Lucy R  Search this
Ireland, Patrick  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Ireland, Patrick  Search this
Physical description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1986
Call number:
N40.1.O25 N2
NC139.I65 N2 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_275023

Oral history interview with Allan Sekula, 2011 August 20-2012 February 14

Interviewee:
Sekula, Allan, 1951-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Panzer, Mary, 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Hassan, Ihab  Search this
Segalove, Ilene  Search this
Wall, Jeff  Search this
Beveridge, Karl  Search this
Lunn, Harry  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Conde, Carol  Search this
Ruby, Jay  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Mandel, Mike  Search this
Schimmel, Paul  Search this
Fried, Howard  Search this
Lonidier, Fred  Search this
Salle, David  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Little Richard  Search this
Knowles, Alison  Search this
Liebling, Jerome  Search this
Braderman, Joan  Search this
Halleck, DeeDee  Search this
Van Riper, Peter  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Bercovitch, Sacvan  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Kosuth, Joseph  Search this
Echaurren, Roberto Matta  Search this
Kozloff, Max  Search this
Hayes, Woody  Search this
Lord, Catherine  Search this
Barthes, Roland  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Steinmetz, Philip  Search this
Chayefsky, Paddy  Search this
Brach, Paul H. (Paul Henry)  Search this
Charlesworth, Sarah Edwards  Search this
Burch, Noël  Search this
Ascott, Roy  Search this
König, Kasper  Search this
Folks, Homer  Search this
Ross, David A.  Search this
Hanhardt, John G.  Search this
Altoon, John  Search this
Captain Beefheart  Search this
Heinecken, Robert  Search this
Baldessari, John  Search this
Wakoski, Diane  Search this
Sultan, Larry  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Pommer, Richard  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
Antin, David  Search this
Michelson, Annette  Search this
Connell, Brian  Search this
Mayer, Grace M.  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Bo Diddley  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Kirschenbaum, Baruch David  Search this
Stein, Sally  Search this
Graves, Michael  Search this
Burn, Ian  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E. (Epstein)  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Farber, Manny  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Feldman, Ronald  Search this
Raskin, Jef  Search this
Fox, Terry  Search this
Lifson, Ben  Search this
Ramsden, Mel  Search this
Becker, Howard  Search this
Artforum  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Ohio State University  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
University of California, San Diego  Search this
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Activism  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Music  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Antisemitism  Search this
Realism  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Art  Search this
Photography  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16239
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370420
AAA_collcode_sekula11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_370420
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Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1918-1971

Creator:
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Subject:
Cavallon, Giorgio  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Le Prat, Thérèse  Search this
Soulages, Pierre  Search this
Marisol  Search this
Hartl, Léon  Search this
Venet, Bernar  Search this
Stern, Philippe  Search this
Bauermeister, Mary  Search this
Hamilton, George Heard  Search this
Wilson, Jane  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Zuka  Search this
Lamb, Alberto Cifolelli  Search this
Ferren, John  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
Sandberg, H.  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel  Search this
Damisch, Hubert  Search this
Manso, Leo  Search this
Bissière, Roger  Search this
Jenkins, Paul  Search this
Smith, Leon Polk  Search this
Nesbitt, Lowell  Search this
Miles, Jeanne Patterson  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Tuttle, Richard  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Huyghe, René  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam  Search this
Lam, Jennett  Search this
Novak, Giora  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Candell, Victor  Search this
Watts, Robert M.  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Baber, Alice  Search this
Boxer, Stanley  Search this
Adler, Samuel  Search this
Balzac  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Drude, Helene  Search this
Geoffrey, J. Iqbal  Search this
Hamilton, Richard  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Soyer, Raphael  Search this
Bachet, F.  Search this
Gray, Cleve  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Cooke, Kathleen McKeith  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Chryssa  Search this
Ekstrom, Arne H.  Search this
Dodd, Lamar  Search this
Norotzky, Norman  Search this
Fine, Albert M.  Search this
Hopkins, Budd  Search this
Hultberg, John  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Reid, Robert Dennis  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Ortman, George Earl  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Campbell, Kenneth  Search this
Natkin, Robert  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Nevelson, Mike  Search this
Kanovitz, Howard  Search this
Levee, John H.  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Sterne, Hedda  Search this
Barrie, Erwin S.  Search this
Lindner, Richard  Search this
Gillet, R. G.  Search this
Guerrero, José  Search this
Picabia, Gabrielle  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Pfriem, Bernard A.  Search this
Kaupelis, Robert  Search this
Landsman, Stanley  Search this
Deem, George  Search this
Twiggs, Russell  Search this
Vollmer, Ruth Landshoff  Search this
Vieira da Silva  Search this
Pavlowsky, Jacqueline  Search this
Botkin, Henry  Search this
Lund, David  Search this
Day, John  Search this
Cunningham, Ben  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Sarkisian, Sarkis  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
New York University  Search this
Grand Central Moderns (Gallery)  Search this
Le Point Cardinal (Gallery)  Search this
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Photographs
Articles
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Painters  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9702
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211935
AAA_collcode_robecoli
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211935
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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975

Creator:
Finch College. Museum of Art  Search this
Varian, Elayne H. (Elayne Hanley), 1913-1987  Search this
Subject:
Castelli, Leo  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Feigen, Richard L.  Search this
Acconi, Vito  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Siegelaub, Seth  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Mazur, Michael  Search this
Anderson, David K.  Search this
Kirby, Michael  Search this
Insley, Will  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Chase, Doris Totten  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Benglis, Lynda  Search this
Davis, Douglas  Search this
Richter, Hans  Search this
Cross, Lloyd G.  Search this
Benyon, Margaret  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Hollander, Irwin5  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Meyer, Ursula  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Levine, Les  Search this
Weiner, Sam  Search this
Glimcher, Arnold B.  Search this
Varian, Elayne H. (Elayne Hanley)  Search this
Wise, Howard  Search this
Bochner, Mel  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Museum records
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Museum administrators  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Video artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8114
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210285
AAA_collcode_finccoll
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210285
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Aspen : the magazine in a box

Publisher:
Johnson, Phyllis  Search this
Book designer:
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Dalton, David 1945-  Search this
Kosh, John  Search this
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987  Search this
Art director:
Letterman, Lynn  Search this
Editor:
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Contributor:
Powers, John 1916-1999  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume : illustrations, music ; 32 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1965
1971
Topic:
Art  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Design  Search this
Advertising--Design  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
AP2 .A7624X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731400

Brian O'Doherty, "Transitional Head"

Artist:
Brian O'Doherty, born 1928  Search this
Sitter:
Brian O'Doherty, born 1928  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 25.4 x 20.3cm (10 x 8")
Frame: 50.5 × 45.7 × 3.8cm (19 7/8 × 18 × 1 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1957
Topic:
Brian O'Doherty: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Brian O'Doherty: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Barbara Novak in honor of Marc Pachter
Object number:
NPG.2007.225
Restrictions & Rights:
© Brian O’Doherty
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2007.225

Barbara Novak

Artist:
Brian O'Doherty, born 1928  Search this
Sitter:
Barbara Novak, born 1928  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21.3 x 20.2 cm (8 3/8 x 7 15/16")
Mount: 30.4 x 30.4 cm (11 15/16 x 11 15/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1957
Topic:
Barbara Novak: Female  Search this
Barbara Novak: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist in honor of Marc Pachter
Object number:
S/NPG.2007.252
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.2007.252

Portrait of Marcel Duchamp: Mounted Cardiogram 4/4/66

Artist:
Brian O'Doherty, born 1928  Search this
Sitter:
Marcel Duchamp, 28 Jul 1887 - 2 Oct 1968  Search this
Medium:
Mounted cardiogram, ink and typewriter on paper
Dimensions:
Mounted in frame: 27.9 x 21.6cm (11 x 8 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1966
Topic:
Printed Material\Chart  Search this
Marcel Duchamp: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Marcel Duchamp: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Brian O'Doherty
Object number:
EXH.MD.75
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.MD.75

Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 3 leads

Artist:
Brian O'Doherty, born 1928  Search this
Sitter:
Marcel Duchamp, 28 Jul 1887 - 2 Oct 1968  Search this
Medium:
Wood, glass, liquitex, motor
Dimensions:
17.8 × 78.7 × 17.8cm (7 × 31 × 7")
Type:
Other
Date:
1966
Topic:
Marcel Duchamp: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Marcel Duchamp: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Brian O'Doherty
Object number:
EXH.MD.76
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.MD.76

Study for the Second Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, lead 1, mounting increments

Artist:
Brian O'Doherty, born 1928  Search this
Sitter:
Marcel Duchamp, 28 Jul 1887 - 2 Oct 1968  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 58.4 x 73.7cm (23 x 29")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1967
Topic:
Marcel Duchamp: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Marcel Duchamp: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Brian O'Doherty
Object number:
EXH.MD.77
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.MD.77

Seated Man

Artist:
Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil and charcoal on canvas
Dimensions:
38 1/4 x 34 1/4 in. (97.1 x 86.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
(c. 1939)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the artist through the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972
Accession Number:
72.89
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.89

Artists Talk on Art records

Creator:
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Names:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
De Niro, Robert, 1922-1993  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009  Search this
Longo, Robert  Search this
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940-  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Extent:
64.4 Linear feet
317.43 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1974-2018
Summary:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

ATOA's recordings chronicle the American art world, covering critical discussions and significant art world issues over five decades. Thousands of artists such as Will Barnet, Louise Bourgeois, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Robert De Niro, Agnes Denes, Michael Goldberg, Robert Longo, Ana Mendieta, Robert Morris, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Philip Pavia, Howardena Pindell, Larry Rivers, Sylvia Sleigh, Kahinde Wiley, Hannah Wilke, David Wojnarowicz, and others speak about their work. The original recordings exist in a variety of formats, including U-Matic and VHS videotape, MiniDVs, sound cassettes and sound tape reels. ATOA digitized most of the video and sound recordings prior to donating the collection.

The collection also includes printed histories, board and program committee meeting minutes, financial statements, general correspondence files of the president and chair, attendance statistics, grant files, panel participant release forms, sixteen panel transcripts, a complete set of panel flyers (many are annotated) and other printed materials, three dismantled scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panels and panel participants.
Arrangement:
The records are arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Adminstrative Files, 1974-2013 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 2: Director's and Chairman's Correspondence, 1977-2006 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Grant Files, 1977-2009 (1 linear foot, Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Panel Release Forms, 1978-2012 (1 linear foot, Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Panel Transcripts, 1981, 1986, 1988, 2017-2018 (1 folder, Box 3; 0.002 GB, ER01)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1975-2015 (0.8 linear feet, Boxes 3-4; 0.434 GB, ER02)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1975-1989 (0.2 linear feet, Box 4)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1975-circa 2000 (1 linear foot, Boxes 4-5)

Series 9: Video and Sound Recordings of Events, 1977-2016 (59 linear feet, Boxes 6-65; 317.43 GB, ER03-ER04)
Biographical / Historical:
Established in 1974 and still active in New York, Artists Talk on Art is the art world's longest running and most prolific aesthetic panel discussion series organized by artists for artists. Founded by Lori Antonacci, Douglas I. Sheer, and Robert Wiegand, the forum has presented 6,000 artists in nearly 1,000 documented panels or dialogues. ATOA held its first panel, "Whatever Happened to Public Art," on January 10, 1975 and it drew a "crowd" of 77 people. In the decades that followed, ATOA presented dozens of panels or dialogues a year, tackling such diverse topics as "What is Happening with Conceptual Art," with Louise Lawler and Lawrence Weiner; "Painting and Photography: Defining the Difference," with Sarah Charlesworth, Jack Goldstein, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, and Robert Mapplethorpe; "Organizing Arts Activism," with Lucy Lippard; "The Artist and the Epidemic—an information panel about AIDS"; "Cross-generational Views of Feminism"; and hundreds more.
Provenance:
The Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) records, including digital files of the video and sound recordings, were donated to the Archives in 2016 by Douglas Sheer, Chairman of ATOA.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Artists  Search this
Historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artitalk
See more items in:
Artists Talk on Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artitalk
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O'Doherty, Brian, "Less Known and Unknown: An Exhibition of 35 Painters"

Collection Creator:
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 88
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers / Series 4: Writings / 4.2: By Others
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smitrobe-ref252

Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists

Creator:
Roberts, Colette, 1910-  Search this
Names:
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Grand Central Moderns (Gallery)  Search this
Le Point Cardinal (Gallery)  Search this
New York University -- Faculty  Search this
Bauermeister, Mary, 1934-  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Chryssa, 1933-  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Le Prat, Thérèse  Search this
Lindner, Richard, 1901-  Search this
Marisol, 1930-  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967 -- Photographs  Search this
Schwabacher, Ethel, 1903-1984  Search this
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-  Search this
Vieira da Silva, Maria Helena, 1908-1992  Search this
Extent:
10.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Transcripts
Reviews (documents)
Interviews
Articles
Notes
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Date:
1918-1971
Summary:
The papers of New York City and Paris art historian, educator, and gallerist Colette Roberts measure 10.2 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1971. Papers include correspondence, writings, teaching records, project proposals, gallery records from Grand Central Moderns Gallery, clippings, Roberts' printed articles, press releases, exhibition catalogs, posters, photographs, and a few works of art on paper. Also found are 124 interviews with contemporary artists conducted by Roberts.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York City and Paris art historian, educator, and gallerist Colette Roberts measure 10.2 linear feet and date from 1918 to 1971. Papers include correspondence, writings, teaching records, project proposals, gallery records from Grand Central Moderns Gallery, clippings, Roberts' printed articles, press releases, exhibition catalogs, posters, photographs, and a few works of art on paper. Also found are 124 interviews with contemporary artists conducted by Roberts.

Significant correspondents include Sam Adler, Erwin Barrie, Hubert Damisch, George Deem, Mesdames de Harting and de Tinan, Lamar Dodd, Hélène Drude (Le Point Cardinal gallery), Arne Ekstrom, Albert M. Fine (Fluxus artist), Iqbal Geoffrey, R.G. Gilllet, Adolph Gottlieb, Cleve Gray, Leon Hartl, Jennett Lam, Alberto Cifolelli Lamb, Mike Nevelson, Norman Norotzky, Jacqueline Pavlowsky, Abe Rattner, Ad Reinhardt, H. Sandberg, Philippe Stern, Russell Twiggs, and Zuka.

Writings by Roberts include manuscripts and articles about artists, writings about her own art, personal writings, working notes from interviews and classes, reviews, and translations between English and French.

Among the personal records are Robert's files relating to teaching, charitable activities, and exhibitions. Also found are gallery records from Grand Central Moderns Gallery, including artist résumés, a card file of artworks with provenance information, exhibition catalogs and announcements, membership records, posters, publicity, and sales records.

Printed materials in the collection include clippings, Roberts' printed articles, press releases, and other exhibition catalogs and announcements. Photographs are of Roberts, artists, including Ad Reinhardt, classes, art spaces, and works of art. A small number of artworks on paper are also found, including Fluxus art stamps and a printed picture of Ray Johnson stamped "DOUGHNUT FESTIVAL."

Documentation of interviews with artists conducted by Roberts includes a card index file, a few transcripts, and the original sound recordings. Most of the recordings are interviews with artists that Roberts created during a class she taught at New York University between 1957 and 1971 called "Meet the Artist," including Mary Bauermeister, Romare Bearden, Dorothy Dehner, John Ferren, Ray Johnson, Ivan Karp, Thérèse Le Prat, Richard Lindner, Marisol, Seong Moy, Brian O'Doherty, Man Ray, Ethel Schwabacher, Hedda Sterne, Marie Helena Vieira da Silva, and many others. In preparation for magazine articles, Roberts conducted more extensive interviews with Chryssa, Marcel Duchamp, Adolph Gottlieb, and Louise Nevelson. A few of the recordings of Marcel Duchamp were not created by Roberts. In all, over 100 artists are represented in Roberts' interviews. Other recordings found include lectures and interviews conducted by people other than Roberts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1918-1971 (Box 1, 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Notes and Writings, 1936-1970 (Box 1, 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Records, 1944-1971 (Box 1-2, 11; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Grand Central Moderns Gallery Records, 1952-1970 (Box 2-3, 11; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1938-1971 (Box 3-5, 11-12; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1930-1971 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1940-1969 (Box 5; 4 folders)

Series 8: Interviews with Artists, 1959-1971 (Box 5-10; 5.5 lienar feet)
Biographical Note:
Colette Roberts was a French artist, curator, gallery director, and scholar who emigrated to the United States in 1939, settling in New York City and remaining there until her death in 1971.

Roberts was born in Paris, France in 1910. She studied art with Roger Bissière at the Académie Ranson and with Henry Focillon at the Ecole du Louvre, and she later attended the Institut d'Art et Archeologie at the Sorbonne. Roberts came to the United States in 1939, settling in New York City, and became an American citizen three years later. In her early years in the United States, Roberts lectured and wrote on art and literature, and was active in various war-relief organizations, raising money and organizing benefits for organizations such as the American Red Cross and UNICEF. She was the gallery director for the National Association of Women Artists' Argent Galleries from 1947 to 1949, secretary to the curator of Far Eastern Art at New York's Metropolitan Museum from 1950 to 1951, and art editor for "France Amérique," the French-language newspaper in New York, beginning in 1953.

Roberts became gallery director of the Grand Central Moderns Gallery (New York, NY) in 1952 and remained in that position until 1968, when the gallery closed. The gallery was opened in 1946 by Erwin S. Barrie of the Grand Central Galleries for the promotion of living American artists. Among the artists represented there were Jennett Lam and Seong Moy. During this period she was also an instructor at New York University and Queens College, teaching art history and contemporary art. In 1957, she began a course at New York University called "Meet the Artist," for which she took her classes to the studios of working artists to see and discuss their work. In the early 1960s, she began to tape record her interviews of artists for this course, a practice which continued until her death in 1971. In 1968, Roberts worked briefly as Gallery Director for the A.M. Sachs Gallery (New York, NY), and as an oral history interviewer for the Archives of American Art.

Roberts wrote extensively on contempoary art, including articles and monographs on Mark Tobey (1960, Grove Press), Louise Nevelson (1964, The Pocket Museum), and Marcel Duchamp. She was a regular contributor to Aujourd'hui and Art and Architecture magazines.
Related Material:
Additional papers and recordings of Colette Roberts are held by Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center.
Separated Material:
A copy of a 1967 oral history with Adolf Gottlieb conducted by Dorothy Seckler for the Archives of American Art oral history program, which was found in Roberts' papers, has been returned to the Archives' oral history collection.
Provenance:
The sound recordings and transcripts of interviews with artists, were donated by Colette Roberts in 1970. The remaining papers were donated by her son, Richard B. Roberts, in 1973.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Transcripts
Reviews (documents)
Interviews
Articles
Notes
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, circa 1930-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.robecoli
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Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robecoli
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Oral history interview with Brian O'Doherty, 2009 Nov. 16-17

Interviewee:
O'Doherty, Brian, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
McManus, James W., 1942-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Conceptual artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15746
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287071
AAA_collcode_odoher09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287071

Oral history interview with Barbara Novak, 2013 October 8-17

Interviewee:
Novak, Barbara, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Bosa, Louis  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Coremans, Paul B.  Search this
Nevins, Kate Lockwood  Search this
Presser, Josef  Search this
Aaron, Dan  Search this
Ferber, Linda S.  Search this
Feldman, Morton  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Rowland, Ben  Search this
Kaufman, William  Search this
Watts, Marissa  Search this
Shapiro, Marge  Search this
Hayes, Bartlett H.  Search this
Bochner, Mel  Search this
Hopper, Edward  Search this
Wyeth, Andrew  Search this
Lawrence, Marion  Search this
Goetzmann, William  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Scharf, William  Search this
Reff, Theodore  Search this
McCoy, Ann Wyeth  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Held, Julius Samuel  Search this
Hutchinson, Peter A.  Search this
Melkoff, Edward  Search this
Icahn, Belle  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Karolik, Maxim  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Davis, Meredith (Meredith J.)  Search this
Lane, Fitz Henry  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Barnard College  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
Fulbright scholars  Search this
Art  Search this
Luminism (Art)  Search this
Utah  Search this
Expressionists (Group of American artists)  Search this
Pragmatism  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Europe  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16149
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366142
AAA_collcode_novak13
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_366142

O'Doherty, Brian

Collection Creator:
Seitz, William Chapin  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The William Chapin Seitz papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
William Chapin Seitz papers, circa 1930-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
William Chapin Seitz papers
William Chapin Seitz papers / Series 4: Research and Writing Files / 4.2: People and Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-seitwill-ref380

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