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Rimer Cardillo papers, 1962-2012

Creator:
Cardillo, Rimer, 1944-  Search this
Cardillo, Rimer, 1944-  Search this
Topic:
Graphic artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16302
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373798
AAA_collcode_cardrime
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_373798
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Rimer Cardillo papers

Creator:
Cardillo, Rimer  Search this
Extent:
4.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1962-2012
Summary:
The papers of Uruguayan artist Rimer Cardillo measure 4.7 linear feet and date from 1962 to 2012. The collection is comprised of clippings including reviews of the exhibition Revelaciones / Revelations: Hispanic Art of Evanescence, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and newsletters relating to Cardillo's career as a printmaker and graphic artist.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Uruguayan artist Rimer Cardillo measure 4.7 linear feet and date from 1962 to 2012. The collection is comprised of clippings including reviews of the exhibition Revelaciones / Revelations: Hispanic Art of Evanescence, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and newsletters relating to Cardillo's career as a printmaker and graphic artist.

There is a 4.3 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes correspondence with family, friends, and art world figures; writings and printed material. The latter includes announcement cards for exhibitions of Cardillo's work, paperwork related to membership in various graphics and artistic organizations, and press clippings and reviews of his work. There is also syllabi, notebooks, and other material created during Cardillo's student days at the Escuela Nacional Bellas Artes in Montevideo. Included are project-specific materials, ranging from artworks to drawings and architectural plans for a Cardillo's studio. Artistic commissions are labeled frequently by institution, including the Tate Modern and Cambridge Arts Council, and Washington State. Material is in both Enlglish and Spanish and dates from 1962-2007.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Rimer Cardillo Printed Materials, 1985-2012 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Unprocessed Addition, 1962-2007 (Box 2-6; 4.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Rimer Cardillo (1944-) is a printmaker and graphic artist in Wallkill, N.Y.

Cardillo was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. He attended the National Institute of Fine Arts in Montevideo graduating in 1968. He continued his art studies in Germany at the Weissenssee School of Art and Architecture and the Leipzig School of Graphic Arts. In 1979, Cardillo immigrated to the United States. He became a professor of printmaking at the State University of New York, New Paltz.

Cardillo has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and Figari Award among others. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. His work can also be found in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura of Mexico, Museum of Modern Art, Art Museum of the Americas, and in various private collections.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Rimer Cardillo in 2015 and 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Graphic artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Rimer Cardillo papers, 1962-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cardrime
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw955e3a17f-f810-4593-9029-b9eb14152f91
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cardrime

Oral history interview with Eric Rhein, 2017 February 26-April 16

Interviewee:
Rhein, Eric, 1961-  Search this
Rhein, Eric, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kerr, Theodore, 1979-  Search this
Subject:
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Mixed media (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17465
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387865
AAA_collcode_rhein17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387865

Oral history interview with Martha Rosler, 2019 December 17-18

Interviewee:
Rosler, Martha, 1943-  Search this
Rosler, Martha, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Schwartz, Stephanie  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21736
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398657
AAA_collcode_rosler19
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_398657

Oral history interview with Martha Rosler

Interviewee:
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Interviewer:
Schwartz, Stephanie  Search this
Extent:
115 Pages (Transcript)
27 Items (sound files (6 hrs., 20 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2019 December 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Martha Rosler conducted 2019 December 17 and 18, by Stephanie Schwartz, for the Archives of American Art at Rosler's home and studio, in Brooklyn, New York.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Martha Rosler (born 1943) is video, performance and installation artist, photographer, and critic in New York, New York. Interviewer Stephanie Schwartz is a Lecturer in American Modernism at University College in London, England.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Video artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rosler19
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91f1bc931-31e6-4d73-884d-410845cd80a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosler19

Oral history interview with Eric Rhein

Interviewee:
Rhein, Eric, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kerr, Theodore  Search this
Names:
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
202 Pages (Transcript)
8 Items (sound files (9 hrs., 29 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2017 February 26-April 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Eric Rhein conducted 2017 February 26-April 16, by Theodore Kerr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Rhein speaks of his youth in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and New York State's Hudson Valley; as a child, creating within the immersive educational community experience of his father's university art teaching, including a focus on ceramics; the personal influence of his uncle Lige Clarke, a gay rights pioneer; early sexual experiences; formative experiences in art making and theatrical endeavors in high school; attending the School of Visual Arts in New York City, while simultaneously being immersed in New York's East Village art scene; early work in puppetry, including work for George Balanchine; significant romantic relationships; the shifts of his studio from the East Village, to Long Island City, and most recently to Jersey City; his devoted carrying of memories of friends who died of complications from AIDS; artwork made in response to the AIDS crisis; receiving his HIV diagnosis in 1987, and its implications for his life and artwork; finding support through groups like The Healing Circle and Friends In Deed; the relationship between creativity, nature, and spirituality; initial and ongoing work with Visual AIDS; HIV stigmatization in relation to body image and appearance; his extreme bodily fragility, near-death expereince, and subsequent return to physical vitality; resiliency; medical care he received for HIV-related illnesses and the lifesaving effect of protease inhibitors; the genesis, forms, and evolution of his AIDS memorial, "Leaves;" art-making as a form of AIDS activism, as well as emotional evolution; his body of work as a memoir to his life's experience; the use & significance of salvaged and recycled materials; the genesis and significance of his "Lazarus" photographic self-portrait; the realities of long-term HIV survivorship, psychological vulnerability, and his commitment to continue healing; art-making as a way of isolating from the world; the sense of community among artists touched by HIV/AIDS; returning to the School of Visual Arts from1998 to 2000, and receiving a Master's Degree; immersing himself in spirituality, including Native American and Eastern belief systems and healing arts; transformative experiences on Fire Island; the global reach of his art; different understandings of HIV/AIDS among younger generations; the showing of his work, and achieving recognition, in a context outside of HIV; the art world's market-driven mechanisms; his recent exhibitions, including internationally; torsos as a motif in his work; and the genesis and significance of his 2015 work, "The Order." Rhein also recalls: Philip Mullen, Jack Nichols, Steve Yates, Randy Wicker, Peter Cusack, Rika Burnham, Peter Lewton-Brain, Kermit Love, Abby Krey, Greer Lankton, Richard Hunt, Lincoln Kirstein, Steven Lonsdale, Billy Wonder, Bill Stelling, Ann Craig, Douglas Ferguson, David Salle, Jackie Winsor, Petah Coyne, Mats Gustafson, Ted Muehling, Huck Snyder, Antonio Lopez, Ross Bleckner, Annie Sprinkle, John Dugdale, Dr. Paul Bellman, David Hirsch, Frank Moore, Connie Butler, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Albee, Hugh Steers, Roland Waden, Russell Sharon, Luis Frangella, Wilfredo Vela, Arnie Zane, Carlos Rodriguez, John Sex, Joe Piazza, Ken Davis, William Weichert, Ramsey McPhillips, Hannah Wilke, David Nelson, Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Hunter Reynolds, Stephen Vider, Gail Thacker, Rafael Sanchez, Mark Isaacson, Ralph Cutler, Michael Von Uchtrup, Chrys Skleros, Bruce Bergman, Jim Pepper, Bill Olander, Barbara Hunt McLanahan, Andrew Zobler, Pavel Zoubok, Richard Anderson, Kris Nuzzi, Seth Joseph Weine, Walt Cessna, Spencer Cox, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Eric Rhein (1961- ) is a mixed-media artist living and working in New York, New York. Interviewer Theodore Kerr (1979- ) is a writer and organizer in New York, New York.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Mixed media (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rhein17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98ee8104b-2fa5-4568-9a9b-8904acf1bac8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rhein17
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Lorraine O'Grady

Interviewee:
O'Grady, Lorraine  Search this
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (Sound recording, master: 9 memory cards (8 hr., 17 min.), secure digital, 1.25 in.)
139 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 Apr. 12-15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Lorraine O'Grady conducted 2010 Apr. 12-15, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at O'Grady's home and studio in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Lorraine O'Grady (1934- ) is a conceptual artist in New York, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Conceptual artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ogrady10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93d750536-2e7d-49bd-8025-87116a70ac7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ogrady10

Robert Kushner papers

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Names:
98 Green St. Loft  Search this
Clocktower Gallery  Search this
Kitchen, The  Search this
Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Goldin, Amy  Search this
Solomon, Holly  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1967-2011
Summary:
The papers of the artist Robert Kushner measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1967 to 2011. The collection documents primarily the early career of Robert Kushner through performance videos and other media artworks, correspondence, notes, lab records, inventories, an exhibition proposal, and subject files regarding critic Amy Goldin.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of the artist Robert Kushner measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1967 to 2011. The collection documents primarily the early career of Robert Kushner through performance videos, other media artworks, correspondence, notes, lab records, inventories, an exhibition proposal, and subject files regarding critic Amy Goldin.

Performances and artworks comprise the bulk of the collection and include video recordings, sound recordings, and motion picture films documenting works by Robert Kushner created between circa 1967 and 1982. Most of the video footage documents live performances of Kushner's pageants and fashion shows that took place between 1972 and 1981, primarily in art spaces in the SOHO district of New York City. In addition to live performance documentation, videos and films include four moving image artworks, recorded music used in performances, and publicity including a television news magazine segment featuring Kushner and his edible costumes. Paper documentation of Kushner's video recordings includes correspondence, notes, lab records, performance programs, edit worksheets, and inventories of Kushner's performance videos. An exhibition file contains documentation of the development of a proposed exhibition from 1999-2000 entitled "Pret-a-porter: Robert Kushner, performance and fashion, 1970-1980."

Subject files compiled by Robert Kushner regarding critic Amy Goldin (1926-1978), Kushner's former teacher and close friend, contain mainly photocopies and a few original documents. Included are published and unpublished writings, letters to and from Goldin, photographs, and biographical material. A small amount of original primary sources related to Goldin are also found.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged in 3 series:

Series 1: Performances and Artwork, 1967-1988 (Boxes 1-4, FC 6-7; 3.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Video Documentation and Exhibition Proposal, 1988-2002 (Box 4; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Research Material on Amy Goldin, 1971-2011 (Boxes 4-5; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Kushner (1949- ) is a New York, N.Y.-based painter of the Pattern and Decoration movement and an installation artist who began his career as a performance artist.

Kushner was born in Pasadena, California in 1949 and studied visual arts at the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Kushner met and worked closely with the critic Amy Goldin at UCSD, and his work was strongly influenced by her scholarship and thinking about non-Western visual cultures, particularly regarding Islamic decorative art.

Kushner began his work with fashion, costume, and performance in the early 1970s in New York City. He performed and exhibited in the many SOHO art spaces that emerged at that time supporting avant garde and experimental art, such as the 98 Greene Street Loft, the Kitchen, The Clocktower, St. Mark's Church, and Paula Cooper Gallery. The work evolved from the creation of soft sculptures using found materials, to the creation of costumes and fashion "lines" with nontraditional materials, including fresh food, which he presented in the performance genres of pageants and fashion shows, using models to exhibit his works before live audiences. In 1973, art dealer Holly Solomon became a champion of his work. He was a founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement beginning in the mid-1970s, and his performance, costume, and paintings are strongly associated with that movement.

Kushner has exhibited his work widely, with major exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art. Kushner's work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Art, among many others. He is represented in New York by the DC Moore Gallery.
Provenance:
Donated 2013 by Robert Kushner.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Pattern and decoration (Art movement)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kushrobe
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9461894b1-9774-4831-b4de-493e481e4633
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kushrobe

Oral history interview with Krzysztof Wodiczko

Interviewee:
Wodiczko, Krzysztof  Search this
Interviewer:
Leddy, Annette  Search this
Names:
Center for Advanced Visual Studies  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (sound files; (4 hrs., 15 min.), digital, wav)
70 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2021 June 28-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Krzysztof Wodiczko conducted 2021 June 28-30, by Annette C. Leddy for the Archives of American Art, at Wodiczko's studio in New York City.­
Biographical / Historical:
Krzysztof Wodiczko (1943- ) is a Polish-born artist working in New York, New York, who creates large-scale videos and slides that are projected onto monuments and buildings. Wodiczo has taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, MIT, and the Warsaw School of Social Psychology.
Related Materials:
The Archives Also holds an interview with Krzysztof Wodiczko conducted 2020 July 23, by Benjamin Gillespie for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the recording is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators  Search this
Artists -- Poland  Search this
Artists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Political art  Search this
Communism and art  Search this
Projections (visual works)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wodicz21
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91d8a89f8-3335-45be-9234-e108963d5f48
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wodicz21
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Maren Hassinger

Interviewee:
Hassinger, Maren  Search this
Interviewer:
Itam, Uchenna  Search this
Names:
Maryland Institute, College of Art  Search this
Extent:
18 Items (wav files (4 hrs., 26 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2021 November 2–4
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Maren Hassinger conducted 2021 November 2–4, by Uchenna Itam for the Archives of American Art, at Hassinger's studio in New York, New York.­
Biographical / Historical:
Maren Hassinger (1947- ) is an African American artist in New York known for sculpture, performance, and public art that use natural and industrial materials. She was also an educator and is the director emerita of the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the recording is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American sculptors  Search this
Performance art  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hassin21
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ee043dce-96d0-47e8-b804-15b4a8c3f81c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hassin21

Eric Gugler papers

Creator:
Gugler, Eric, 1889-1974  Search this
Names:
Cornell, Katharine, 1893-1974  Search this
Gugler, Frida  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Extent:
34.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Watercolors
Glass plate negatives
Paintings
Photographs
Blueprints
Date:
1889-1977
Summary:
The papers of architect and painter Eric Gugler measure 34.4 linear feet and date from 1889-1977. Found within the papers are biographical materials, including papers relating to the Gugler family, personal and business correspondence, writings, project files for commercial and residential commissions, personal business records, photographic materials, including 180 glass plate slides, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of architect and painter Eric Gugler measure 34.4 linear feet and date from 1889-1977. Found within the papers are biographical materials, including papers relating to the Gugler family, personal and business correspondence, writings, project files for commercial and residential commissions, personal business records, photographic materials, including 180 glass plate slides, and artwork.

Biographical materials include certificates, official documents, curriculum vitae, and histories of the Gugler family. Correspondence consists of professional letters regarding prospective and active projects, and personal correspondence from friends and family, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Katherine Cornell, and Paul Manship. Writings include book proposal drafts, essays, notes, speeches, and writings by others.

Project files consist of correspondence, architectural sketches, blueprints, and photographic and printed materials related to Gugler's work on commercial, residential, governmental, and memorial commissions. Renderings of specific design objects, sculptures, and Gugler's collaborative work on preservation efforts are also included.

Personal business records include correspondence related to Gugler's firm, including office leases, prospective client lists, and service fees. Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition material, postcards, and other miscellaneous items.

Photographic materials are of Eric Gugler and members of the Gugler family. Artwork includes sketches, watercolors, paintings, photographs of artwork, and artwork by Frida Gugler.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series. Glass plate slides are housed separately and closed to researchers, but listed where they fall intellectually within the collection.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1898-1975 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, OV 33)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1906-1974 (4 linear feet; Boxes 1-5, 20, OV 33)

Series 3: Writings, 1932-1973 (16 folders; Box 5)

Series 4: Project Files, 1889-1977 (28.2 linear feet; Boxes 5-18, 20-24, 70-72, OV 25-31, OV 33-49, RD 50-51, 53-69)

Series 5: Personal Business Records, 1928-1972 (0.3 linear feet; Box 18)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1923-1977 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 19, 24)

Series 7: Photographic Materials, 1890-1966 (9 folders; Box 19)

Series 8: Artwork, 1895-1970 (0.4 linear feet; Box 19, OV 32)
Biographical / Historical:
Architect and painter Eric Gugler (1889-1974) lived and worked in New York City, New York. Known for his work on monuments and memorials, Gugler was selected by President Roosevelt to head the redesign and building of the White House's West Wing in 1934.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to lithographer Julius Gugler and his wife, Bertha Bremer, Gugler attended Columbia University and received a three year scholarship to continue his studies at the American Academy in Rome. In 1919, he opened his architectural firm on Park Avenue in New York City and began accepting residential and commercial commissions. In addition to designing buildings and houses for clients, Gugler also completed smaller design objects for ceiling details, sculptures, murals, and decorative structures. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, his firm won commissions to complete World War I Memorials in New York and Chicago, Illinois, and also received a major commission to design the Educational Building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Around this time, Gugler married Broadway actress and dancer Anne Tonetti and designed a second residence in the artist's community of Sneden's Landing, New York.

Gugler's interest and willingness to work on large scale memorials and institutional buildings aided in his appointment to a number of prominent commissions in the 1930s to the 1950s. These include the design of the White House's West Wing and the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial in Italy, new construction and renovations to the Forman School (Conn.) and Wabash College (Ind.), and the building of residential houses for Katherine Cornell, Barry Faukner, and Paul Manship. In the 1960s, he was selected to head memorial designs for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt Memorials in Washington, D.C., and also spent considerable time and energy developing the "Hall of Our History" project. Gugler remained active designing and working on projects until his death in 1974.
Related Materials:
The White House Historical Association's Office of the Curator holds additional Eric Gugler Papers related to the expansion and redesign of the West Wing in 1934.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 1977 by Gugler's wife, Anne Tonetti Gugler. Additional materials were donated between 1979 and 1980 by Gugler's business associate, Ferdinand Eiseman.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Architects as artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Architecture -- Designs and plans  Search this
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Architects -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Watercolors
Glass plate negatives
Paintings
Photographs
Blueprints
Citation:
Eric Gugler papers, 1889-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gugleric
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Eric Gugler papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a729ea25-2ca9-4693-95a4-2f15b5651aab
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gugleric
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Jervis McEntee papers

Creator:
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Names:
Century Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Anthony, A. V. S. (Andrew Varick Stout), 1835-1906  Search this
Baker, George Augustus, 1821-1880  Search this
Bellows, Henry W. (Henry Whitney), 1814-1882  Search this
Boardman, Andrew  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Butler, Benjamin F., 1830-1884  Search this
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893  Search this
Chapin, E. H. (Edwin Hubbell), 1814-1880  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Isabel  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
DeForest, H. G.  Search this
Derrenbacher, John  Search this
Donoho, J. R., Mrs  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Hart, William McDougal, 1823-1894  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William, 1816-1888  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Husted, James W.  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
Jourmans, E. L., Mrs  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
McEntee, James S.  Search this
Meeks, Louisa B.  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Sawyer, C. M.  Search this
Shumway, Henry Colton, 1807-1884  Search this
Stoddard, Richard Henry, 1825-1903  Search this
Stone, William O. (William Oliver), 1830-1875  Search this
Stribling, C. K.  Search this
Sykes, Charles W.  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Von Glumer, Francisca  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wickes, E. T.  Search this
Youmans, Kate  Search this
Zarnnhus, E. L.  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Sketches
Place:
Lake George (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Lake Champlain (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works
Adirondack Mountains (N.Y.)
Date:
1796
1848-1905
Summary:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1848 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1796 and 1850 to 1905. Letters from close friends and family members to McEntee include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members. There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1890 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.
Arrangement:
The Jervis McEntee papers have been arranged into five series, based on material type.

Missing Title

Series 1: Letters, 1850-1905, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Vaux Family Letters and Correspondence, 1850-1890, undated (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Third Party Letters, 1861-1873, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Miscellany, 1796, 1848-1895, undated (Box 2; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Diaries, 1872-1890 (Box 3-4; 0.6 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Jervis McEntee was born in Rondout, New York, July 14, 1828. He had early literary and artistic aspirations and studied under Frederic E. Church, who had himself studied under the Hudson River School master, Thomas Cole. McEntee was to maintain a close relationship with Church for the rest of his life. After an unsuccessful stint as a businessman, McEntee settled in New York in 1857 as one of the charter residents of Richard Morris Hunt's Tenth Street Studio Building. Since many of the other occupants were either bachelors or commuters, and since Mrs. McEntee was a lively, sympathetic hostess, the couple became the center of a spontaneous salon frequented by some of the best-known artists, writers, and actors of the time. After his wife died in 1878, McEntee stayed on, an increasingly neglected widower until his death in 1891.

McEntee was identified with the Hudson River School and an accomplished and sensitive painter of autumnal landscapes. He wrote in 1874, "Perhaps what would mark my work among that of my brother artists is a preference for the soberer phases Nature, the gray days of November and its leafless trees." McEntee stood at the center of the interlocking directorate formed by the National Academy of Design, the Century Club, and the Tenth Street Studio Building. In the latter part of the 19th century, these formed a supreme art establishment whose membership was composed of the old guard American artists, such as McEntee's close friends Eastman Johnson, Sanford Gifford, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and Church, who were fighting an ultimately futile battle against the encroachment of European influences among both artists and collectors.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reel D9) including a diary dated June 12, 1851-August 17, 1851. This material was returned to the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Adirondack Museum lent one diary for microfilming in 1964. The rest of the collection was acquired from several donors between 1959 and 1997. The noted collector Charles E. Feinberg donated letters in 1959 and, Mrs. Helen S. McEntee, who married the nephew of Jervis McEntee, donated the five volumes of diaries in 1964. William Gaffken, director of the insurance company that acquired the McEntee family insurance business, donated the remaining papers in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires and appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Bull Run (Va.), 1st Battle, 1861  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Sketches
Citation:
Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcenjerv
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw967895335-2abd-4f15-9161-1ccceecc5b8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcenjerv
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Oral history interview with Guerrilla Girls Rosalba Carriera and Guerrilla Girl 1

Creator:
Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (wav files (1 hr., 34 min.), digital)
69 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 Dec. 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview with the Guerrilla Girls using the names Rosalba Carriera and Guerrilla Girl 1 conducted 2007 Dec. 1, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art at iCI, 799 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Guerrilla Girls (est. 1985) is an anonymous group of feminist artists in New York, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 34 min.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Politics in art  Search this
Anti-racism  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.guergirl5
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw968b3bfda-1821-456e-9316-24ccbebfe1eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-guergirl5
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Oral history interview with Guerrilla Girls Alice Neel and Gertrude Stein

Creator:
Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (wav files. (1 hr., 54 min.), digital)
105 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 Dec. 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview with the Guerrilla Girls using the names Alice Neel and Gertrude Stein conducted 2007 Dec. 1, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at iCI, 799 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Guerrilla Girls (est. 1985) is an anonymous group of feminist artists in New York, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 54 min.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Politics in art  Search this
Anti-racism  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.guerri07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c8e6f4e1-58a2-413b-9ff6-af90a4a6d9f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-guerri07
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Oral history interview with Guerrilla Girls Elizabeth Vigee LeBrun and Liubov Popova

Creator:
Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (wav files (2 hr., 3 min.), digital)
72 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2008 Jan. 19
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Guerrilla Girls using the names Elizabeth Vigee LeBrun and Liubov Popova conducted 2008 Jan. 19, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at iCI, 799 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Guerrilla Girls (est. 1985) is an anonymous group of feminist artists in New York, N.Y. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 3 min.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; Use requires written permission.
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Politics in art  Search this
Anti-racism  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.guerri08
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw994d2260e-90c9-42ae-ad50-801e70e84be4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-guerri08

Oral history interview with Guerrilla Girls Julia de Burgos and Hannah Höch

Creator:
Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (wav files (1 hr., 38 min.), digital)
58 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2008 May 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Guerrilla Girls using the names Julia de Burgos and Hannah Höch, conducted 2008 May 8, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at a private studio, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Guerrilla Girls (est. 1985) is an anonymous group of feminist artists in New York, N.Y. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.
Provenance:
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Politics in art  Search this
Anti-racism  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.guergirl3
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c88661d5-4f5e-4f80-bf32-c76a4500a566
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-guergirl3
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Guerrilla Girls Zora Neale Hurston and Agnes Martin

Creator:
Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (wav files (1 hr., 59 min.), digital)
59 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2008 May 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Guerrilla Girls using the names Zora Neale Hurston and Agnes Martin, conducted 2008 May 17, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art at iCI, 799 Broadway, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Guerrilla Girls (est. 1985) is an anonymous group of feminist artists in New York, N.Y. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 59 min.
Provenance:
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Politics in art  Search this
Anti-racism  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.guergirl4
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98abc8360-b8e5-4a8c-8f91-66dcabcc23e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-guergirl4
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Guerrilla Girls Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz

Creator:
Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2008 Jan. 19-Mar. 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Guerrilla Girls using the names Frida Kahlo and Kathe Kollwitz conducted 2008 Jan. 19 and Mar. 9, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at iCI, 799 Broadway, New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Guerrilla Girls (est. 1985) is an anonymous group of feminist artists in New York, N.Y. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 21 min.
Provenance:
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Politics in art  Search this
Anti-racism  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.guergirl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975f40cf3-3195-44c3-89fb-98e372ffad72
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-guergirl
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Guerrilla Girls Jane Bowles and Alma Thomas

Creator:
Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (wav files (1 hr., 41 min.), digital)
81 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2008 May 8
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Guerrilla Girls using the names Jane Bowles and Alma Thomas, conducted 2008 May 8, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at an undisclosed location, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Guerrilla Girls (est. 1985) is an anonymous group of feminist artists in New York, N.Y. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 41 min.
Provenance:
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.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Politics in art  Search this
Anti-racism  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.guergirl2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b88076df-7d2c-4e2c-8936-c65b71a8c6fb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-guergirl2
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Oral history interview with Dennis Oppenheim

Interviewee:
Oppenheim, Dennis, 1938-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Names:
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Olympic Games (29th : 2008 : Beijing, China)  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Aycock, Alice  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Levai, Pierre  Search this
Lipski, Donald, 1947-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Sonnier, Keith, 1941-2020  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Extent:
49 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 June 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dennis Oppenheim conducted 2009 June 23-24, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Oppenheim's studio, in New York, N.Y. Oppenheim speaks of his work in the past 15 years; the evolution of his work and its lack of continuity; his use of writing as a catalyst for constructing works and the importance of language in conceptual art; the role of the audience and the effects of positive reaction to one's work; the risks involved in moving away from successful work to find another avenue; experimentation and the ability to exhibit failures; the emotionality and detached qualities of Abstract Expressionism during the 1950s; the experimental side of studio art in comparison to public art; the seniority felt by fine artists over the applied arts, such as architecture, during the 1950s and 1960s; listening to the public opinion, including those that do not come from the art world; the theoretical progression of works such as, "Jump and Twist," [1999], and "Device to Root Out Evil," [1997]; how to react to controversial work; his lack of representation by galleries and dealers; his staff of assistants and his more theoretical role in the operation; his lack of fellowship with other artists and his dislike of collaboration; the Venice Biennale in 1997; the Olymics in Beijing in 2008; his current work and on-going commissions. Oppenheim also recalls Andy Warhol, Pierre Levai, Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Robert Irwin, Richard Serra, Alice Aycock, Keith Sonnier, and Donald Lipski.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Oppenheim (1938- ) is a conceptual artist and sculptor in New York, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y. Oppenheim was educated at California College of Arts and Crafts and Stanford University.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 31 min.
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Conceptual artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.oppenh09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw974529ce4-e824-4f1c-b0b8-440874daa659
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-oppenh09
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