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Oral history interview with Barbara Bloom, 2012 October 18-2013 January 31

Interviewee:
Bloom, Barbara, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Baldessari, John  Search this
Berger, John  Search this
Brock, Paul  Search this
Broodthaers, Marcel  Search this
Byars, James Lee  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Cotton, Paul  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Fischl, Eric  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)  Search this
Gorney, Jay  Search this
Gould, Claudia, (Art museum curator)  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Knowles, Alison  Search this
Kappe, Ray  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Mullican, Matt  Search this
Mulvey, Laura  Search this
Orr, Eric  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Palestine, Charlemagne  Search this
Paz, Octavio  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Salle, David  Search this
Sontag, Susan  Search this
Tcherepnin, Serge  Search this
Tillim, Sidney  Search this
Trockel, Rosemarie  Search this
Wheeler, Doug  Search this
Wilde, Oscar  Search this
Young, La Monte  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Germany -- description and travel
Germany (East) -- Description and travel
Holland -- description and travel
Netherlands -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Barbara Bloom, 2012 October 18-2013 January 31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16106
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362118
AAA_collcode_bloom12
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362118
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Oral history interview with Barbara Bloom

Interviewee:
Bloom, Barbara, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Bennington College -- Students  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
California Institute of the Arts -- Students  Search this
Baldessari, John, 1931-  Search this
Berger, John  Search this
Brock, Paul  Search this
Broodthaers, Marcel  Search this
Byars, James Lee  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Cotton, Paul, 1939-  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983  Search this
Gorney, Jay, 1896-1990  Search this
Gould, Claudia, (Art museum curator)  Search this
Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Kappe, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Knowles, Alison, 1933-  Search this
Mullican, Matt, 1951-  Search this
Mulvey, Laura  Search this
Orr, Eric, 1939-1998  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-  Search this
Palestine, Charlemagne  Search this
Paz, Octavio, 1914-  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen, 1944-  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Salle, David, 1952-  Search this
Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004  Search this
Tcherepnin, Serge  Search this
Tillim, Sidney, 1925-  Search this
Trockel, Rosemarie, 1952-  Search this
Wheeler, Doug, 1939-  Search this
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900  Search this
Young, La Monte  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (Sound recording: 9 sound files (6 hr., 12 min.), digital, wav)
132 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Germany -- description and travel
Germany (East) -- Description and Travel
Holland -- Description and Travel
Netherlands -- description and travel
Date:
2012 October 18-2013 January 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Barbara Bloom conducted 2012 October-2013 January 31, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Bloom's home and studio, in New York, New York.
Bloom speaks of growing up in Brentwood, California; her first experience with art; her childhood and exposure to creativity; the influence of art and philosophy; going to museums as a kid; living in Monte Factor and then Los Angeles; her creative process, influences, and life as an artist; art mentors and art lessons with Cathy Herman; traveling with her family; her mom being an actress; attending Bennington College in Vermont, the 1960s, the and collage aesthetic; attending CalArt; the changes in art education at the university level; drugs use; Fluxus; John Cage and attending 4'33; living in Europe and specifically Netherlands, Germany, and Holland; books and love of reading; her daughter; the post-studio era; film and meta-movies; making "The Diamond Lane;" images and objects' connection to meanings; The Gaze; undressing the wall; Homage to Jean Seberg, Godard, Berlin; East Germany; being agnostic and Jewish; Venice Biennale; collectors; cycle of shows; MFA programs; The Tip of the Iceberg; surgeries; hospital visit, personal training, and recovery; The Seven Deadly Sins; her father; Tellus Magazine; Judaism; fabrications and drawings; archives; relationship between the artist and the viewer; her husband; 010011.net; recent show; and As It Were, So To Speak. Bloom also recalls Monte and Betty Factor, Ed Kienholz, Ron Kappe, Robbie Robe, Ray Kappe, Matt Mullican, Eric Orr, Robert Irwin, Doug Wheeler, Total: digital recordings; Claire Steinman, Rosemarie Trockel, Ash Grove, James Lee Byars, Frances Rey, Sidney Tillim, Norman O. Brown, Paul Cotton, Paul Brock, Buckminster Fuller, John Baldessari, Nam June Paik, Dick Higgins, Alison Knowles, Serge Tcherepnin, Simone Forte, Charlemagne Palestine, La Monte Young, David Salle, Eric Fischl, Marcel Broodthaers, Susan Sontag, Tim Maul, Caroline Tisdale, Marcel Duchamp, Laura Mulvey, John Berger, Oscar Wilde, Ed Ruscha, Isabella Kacprzak, Octavio Paz, Leo Castelli, Allen Ruppersberg, Jay Gorney, Claudia Gould, Susan Bronstein, Donald Judd, Robert DuGrenier, Pistoletto, Anthony Coleman, Mel Bochner, and Ken Saylor.
Biographical / Historical:
Barbara Bloom (1951- ) is a photographer, designer, and installation artist in New York, New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is an artist and professor 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.
Occupation:
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Installation artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bloom12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e966c1f9-880c-46de-a7ab-b3eb08c8d2cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bloom12
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The Serpentine

Artist:
Henri Matisse, French, b. Le Cateau-Cambrésis, 1869–1954  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
22 1/8 × 11 3/8 × 7 1/2 in. (56 × 28.8 × 19.1 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1909/cast by 1948)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972
Accession Number:
72.197
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2f7016eb2-f85d-4957-acae-0d23cad6fb12
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_72.197

Four Black Men

Artist:
Leon Golub, American, b. Chicago, Illinois, 1922–2004  Search this
Medium:
Oil on linen
Dimensions:
121 3/8 x 190 1/4 in. (308.3 x 483.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1985
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Thomas M. Evans, Jerome L. Greene, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, and Sydney and Frances Lewis Purchase Fund, 1985
Accession Number:
85.8
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Social Realism
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2e1d54f28-2968-4074-aa62-77ccfd6ade9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_85.8

Les sept dormants sept livres en hommage aux 7 moines de Tibhirine [gravures,] Rachid Koraïchi ; [textes,] John Berger,Michel Butor, Hélène Cixous, Sylvie Germain, Nancy Huston, Alberto Manguel et Leila Sebbar

Author:
Koraïchi, Rachid 1947-  Search this
Author:
Berger, John  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
483 pages color illustrations 29 cm
Type:
Books
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books (books)
Artists' books
Place:
Algeria
Tibehirine
Algérie
Tibéhirine
Date:
2004
Topic:
Monks  Search this
Victims of terrorism  Search this
Livres d'artistes  Search this
Moines  Search this
Victimes du terrorisme  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.K67 S47 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785864

John Berger [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_19184

Playbill for Hair

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Donnie Burks, American, 1939 - 2008  Search this
Sally Eaton, American, born 1946  Search this
Charles O. Lynch, 1940 - 2008  Search this
Heather MacRae, American, born 1946  Search this
Melba Moore, American, born 1945  Search this
Shelley Plimpton, American, born 1947  Search this
Erik Robinson  Search this
Bert Sommer, American, 1949 - 1990  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Rock and roll (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.40
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd570cb75b1-b41c-4eea-9577-dbce8676db6b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.40
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Playbill for Blue

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Created by:
Roundabout Theatre Company, American, founded 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Phylicia Rashad, American, born 1948  Search this
Hill Harper, American, born 1966  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
2001
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ce246f67-5381-4d2e-ab8b-5621c3eb5171
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.12
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The Franciscan missions of California / John A. Berger ; illustrated with photos. by Karl Obert

Author:
Berger, John A  Search this
Subject:
Franciscans  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 392 p., [7] l. of plates : ill., port. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1941
C1941
Topic:
Missions  Search this
Call number:
F864 .B47 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_920436

Seeing through Berger / by Peter Fuller

Author:
Fuller, Peter 1947-1990  Search this
Subject:
Berger, John  Search this
Physical description:
176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Art--Philosophy  Search this
Call number:
N7475 .F967 1988
N7475.F967 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378014

Living room / Nick Waplington ; essays by John Berger and Richard Avedon

Author:
Waplington, Nick  Search this
Avedon, Richard  Search this
Berger, John  Search this
Burden Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Waplington, Nick  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 25 x 33 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Nottingham
Nottingham (England)
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Working class families--Pictorial works  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
TR647.W264 W25 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420990

Environmental restoration : science and strategies for restoring the Earth / edited by John J. Berger

Author:
Berger, John J  Search this
Restoring the Earth (Organization)  Search this
University of California, Berkeley College of Natural Resources  Search this
University of California, Berkeley Center for Environmental Design Research  Search this
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission  Search this
Restoring the Earth Conference (1988 : University of California, Berkeley)  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 398 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Restoration ecology  Search this
Reclamation of land  Search this
Call number:
QH541.15.R45E58 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413851

Other than itself : writing photography / Anita Phillips ... [et. al.] ; edited by John X. Berger and Olivier Richon

Author:
Phillips, Anita  Search this
Berger, John X  Search this
Richon, Olivier  Search this
Physical description:
[120] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR654 .O87 1989
TR654.O87 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419954

Forest / Jitka Hanzlová ; with an essay by John Berger

Author:
Hanzlová, Jitka 1958-  Search this
Berger, John  Search this
Museum Folkwang Essen  Search this
Subject:
Hanzlová, Jitka 1958-  Search this
Physical description:
[6] p., [42] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .H36 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800701

Ways of seeing. Based on the BBC television series with John Berger. [A book made by John Berger and others

Author:
Berger, John  Search this
British Broadcasting Corporation  Search this
Physical description:
170 p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
[1972]
Call number:
N71 .B49
N71.B49
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_32609

Prisme : tegning fra 1990 til 2012 = Prism : drawing from 1990 to 2012 / [forfattere: Gavin Jantjes, John Berger, James Elkins ; oversetter: Peter Cripps (norsk til engelsk), Ika Kaminka (engelsk til norsk)]

Title:
Prism : drawing from 1990 to 2012
Author:
Jantjes, Gavin  Search this
Berger, John  Search this
Elkins, James 1955-  Search this
Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design (Norway)  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2012
C2012
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Drawing  Search this
Call number:
NC95 .P75 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000556

Understanding a photograph / John Berger ; edited and introduced by Geoff Dyer

Author:
Berger, John  Search this
Dyer, Geoff  Search this
Physical description:
175 pages ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
Topic:
Photographic criticism  Search this
Photography--Social aspects  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026112

Incunabula of British photographic literature : a bibliography of British photographic literature, 1839-75, and British books illustrated with original photographs / Helmut Gernsheim

Author:
Gernsheim, Helmut 1913-  Search this
Berger, John X  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1984
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Call number:
Z7134.G47 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_193167

Art and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.R

Author:
Berger, John  Search this
Subject:
Neizvestnyĭ, Ėrnst 1926-  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
20th century
Topic:
Socialism and art  Search this
Art, Russian  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.N417 B4
N40.1.N417B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_147

Silence please! : stories after the works of Juan Muñoz / [art], Juan Muñoz ; [introduction], Louise Neri ; [curator], James Lingwood ; [stories, John Berger ... [et al.]]

Title:
Stories after the works of Juan Muñoz
Author:
Muñoz, Juan 1953-2001  Search this
Neri, Louise  Search this
Lingwood, James 1959-  Search this
Berger, John  Search this
Irish Museum of Modern Art (Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland)  Search this
Subject:
Muñoz, Juan 1953-2001 Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Spanish--Themes, motives  Search this
Literature, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Art and literature  Search this
Ut pictura poesis (Aesthetics)  Search this
Call number:
NB813.M86 S55 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_647302

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