Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 5 min.
An interview with Benjamin Patterson conducted 2009 May 22, by Kathy Goncharov, for the Archives of American Art, at the Patterson's home, in New York, New York.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Benjamin Patterson, 2009 May 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for this interview provided by the Brown Foundation. 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.
Benjamin Patterson (1934- ) is a Fluxus artist and musician who lives and works in Germany and New York, New York. Patterson was educated at the University of Michigan and plays the double-bass.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001