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Zeitlin, Marilyn  Search this
Anderson Gallery  Search this
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Ahearn, John, 1951-  Search this
Alexander, Brooke  Search this
Alexander, Carolyn  Search this
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944-  Search this
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889-  Search this
Garcia, Raymond  Search this
Hall, Michael D., 1941-  Search this
Torres, Rigoberto  Search this
Gregson, Chris  Search this
0.2 Linear feet ((6 sound cassettes + printed material))
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
1985 Mar. 25 - 1991 Mar. 9
Scope and Contents:
Interviews conducted by Marilyn Zeitlin of John Ahearn, his assistant Rigoberto Torres, his model Raymond Garcia, and his dealers Brooke and Carolyn Alexander; an interview of Miles Carpenter conducted by Chris Gregson; related printed material.
Tapes related to Ahearn reflect research done by Zeitlin in preparation for a catalog essay on Ahearn and Torres for an exhibition of their work at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston entitled "South Bronx Hall of Fame". Interviews focus on Ahearn and his interaction with the residents of the South Bronx, who are his models and principal audience. A catalog of the exhibition is included.
Carpenter discusses his early carvings, his dealer Jeffrey T. Camp and selling his carvings locally; the development of his work and his use of tree limbs, roots, fur, enamel paint and other materials; life size constructions and subjects such as monkeys, kangaroos, devils, snakes and Indians; and his exhibitions and performances. Also included is a brochure from his exhibition, "The Wood Carver from Waverly" at the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia which includes an essay by Zeitlin.
Biographical / Historical:
Art administrator, curator, gallery director. Zeitlin is the director of the Washington Project for the Arts, former director of the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and former curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas.
Donated 1991 by Marilyn Zeitlin.
Untranscribed interviews and unfilmed printed material; use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. office.
Art dealers -- Interviews  Search this
Folk artists -- Virginia -- Interviews  Search this
Wood-carvers -- Virginia -- Interviews  Search this
Group work in art  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Wood-carving -- Virginia  Search this
Plaster casts  Search this
Artists' models -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art