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Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Artschwager, Richard  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Rosenquist, James  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Sonnabend, Ileana  Search this
Twombly, Cy  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Richard Green Gallery  Search this
Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
New York (State)
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings: (2 hours 30 min.), 7 in.; 78 Pages, Transcript
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Ivan C. Karp conducted 1969 March 12, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art at the Leo Castelli Gallery.<br /> Karp discusses the invention of the names "OK Harris" and "Green Gallery"; his work for Leo Castelli including gallery exhibitions, expenses, collectors, critics and staff; the work of Richard Artschwager, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Cy Twombly, Gerry Vanderweil, Andy Warhol, and others; The Club; "soft art"; and the art market. He recalls Richard Bellamy, Ileana Sonnabend, Robert C. Scull, and others. Karp speaks of growing up in the boroughs of New York City, his reading and writing interests, commercial film making, his work for the Hansa Gallery and Martha Jackson, summers in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the art scene in New York City in the late 1950s.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp, 1969 March 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on line.
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:
Ivan C. Karp (1926- ) is an art dealer and director of the OK Harris Gallery in New York, New York.
Language Note:
English .
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Optical art  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Soft sculpture -- United States  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art