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Collection Artist:
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
0.2 Linear feet
Archival materials
circa 1957-1999
Scope and Contents note:
Found in this series are biographical sketches, documentation of fellowships, teaching assignments and awards received, including the New York State Council of the Arts Governor's Award (1986) and the Inamori Foundation Kyoto Prize (1988), business cards, lists of address and phone numbers, pamphlets from institutions that list Paik as an associate or member. Also included is a typed affidavit of support from Jonas Mekas for Paik's temporary entry into the United States and several interviews with the artist, including a transcript of an unpublished 1977 interview with Dick Higgins, and photocopies of a published interview with Paul Schimmel from Arts Magazine, Dec. 1974, pg. 52-54.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by type or format of document.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the archive requires an advance appointment. Please contact Paik Archive staff by email at
Collection Rights:
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Collection Citation:
Nam June Paik Archive, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Gift of the Nam June Paik Estate
SAAM.NJP.1, Series 1
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Nam June Paik Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center