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Interview with Jorn Merkert and Interview with Hans Mayer

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Merkert, Jörn, 1946-  Search this
Herrera, Hayden  Search this
Merkert, Jörn  Search this
Sound Recording
1984 October 29
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No place, unknown, or undetermined
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2 sound cassette ; 2 hr., 37 min., 56 sec.
Recording has hum and mechanical noise. Tape 01 and Tape 02, Side 01 until 00:00:00-00:31:00 Hayden Herrera interviews Jorn Merkert. Discussion topics include Merkert's career as a museum curator at the Neue Berliner Kunstverein, or, New Berlin Art Association, prestige of art museums in Germany, art shows and museum holdings of American artists in Europe, and Germans' view of and attitudes toward Americans and American art. People mentioned include Werner Haftmann, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann, Jackson Pollock, Peter Ludwig. --- Tape 02, Side 01 00:31:01-00:47:32 and Tape 02, Side 02 Hayden Herrera interviews Hans Mayer. Discussion topics include Mayer's representation of American artists and audience's interest toward purchasing it, pricing of American and European art, portraits. Numerous people mentioned include Sidney Janis, Charles Hinman, Robert Indiana, Sol Lewitt, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol.
Jörn Merkert and Hayden Herrera. Interview with Jorn Merkert and Interview with Hans Mayer, 1984 October 29. Hayden Herrera papers, 1926-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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