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Oral history interview with Bill and Peggy Foote, 2014 February 16-17

Interviewee:
Foote, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Foote, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Arneson, Robert  Search this
Bransten, Rena  Search this
Carnwath, Squeak  Search this
Champion, Gloria  Search this
Coykendall, Vernon  Search this
Fiske, Charles  Search this
Foote, Bill  Search this
Frey, Viola  Search this
Hanson, Shirley  Search this
Hoffman, Nancy  Search this
Knecht, Gary  Search this
Laycox, Jack  Search this
Maybeck, Jackie  Search this
McDonald, Richard  Search this
Perry, Sam  Search this
Schulz, Maryanne  Search this
Treadwell, Noni Eccles  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Wenger, Leslie  Search this
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bill and Peggy Foote, 2014 February 16-17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16168
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366486
AAA_collcode_foote14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_366486

Oral history interview with Bill and Peggy Foote

Interviewee:
Foote, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Foote, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Names:
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bransten, Rena, 1933-  Search this
Carnwath, Squeak, 1947-  Search this
Champion, Gloria  Search this
Coykendall, Vernon  Search this
Fiske, Charles  Search this
Foote, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Frey, Viola, 1933-2004  Search this
Hanson, Shirley  Search this
Hoffman, Nancy, 1944-  Search this
Knecht, Gary  Search this
Laycox, Jack  Search this
Maybeck, Jackie  Search this
McDonald, Richard  Search this
Perry, Sam, 1963-  Search this
Schulz, Maryanne  Search this
Treadwell, Noni Eccles  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Wenger, Leslie  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files (4 hrs., 38 min.), digital, wav)
131 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2014 February 16-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Bill and Peggy Foote conducted 2014 February 16-17, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project at Bill's office and home in San Francisco, California.
Dr. and Ms. Foote speak of their early days growing up and their introduction to art; their meeting in Stockton; the beginnings of the Lincoln Square Gallery; their introduction to Viola Frey; their increasing involvement as art dealers in the Bay Area in the '60s and '70s; Peggy Foote's time at the California College of Arts and Crafts; their collection of Viola Frey's work and other artists' work; their interactions with Charles Fiske and Viola Frey; Frey's early years in Lodi; Frey's love of collecting jewelry and small ceramic figurines; and Frey's work in relation to gender issues. They also discuss Frey and Fiske's health issues; Frey's time at CCAC; Frey's relationship with Fiske; Frey's work as it related to Robert Arneson and Peter Voulkos and other Bay Area artists; Peggy Foote's gallery Conway Antiques in the 70's and 80's; Bill Foote's remembrances at Frey's memorial. Mr. and Ms. Foote also recall Shirley Hanson, Rena Bransten, Squeak Carnwath, Gary Knecht, Leslie Wenger, Nancy Hoffman, Richard McDonald, Maryanne Schulz, the Wiebe twins, Robert Arneson, Vernon Coykendall, Noni Eccles Treadwell, Sam Perry, Jackie Maybeck, Gloria Champion, Jack Laycox, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Bill Foote (1937- ) and his wife Peggy (1935- ) are art collectors and retired art and antique dealers in San Francisco, California who collected Viola Frey's works of art. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
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:
Antique dealers  Search this
Art dealers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.foote14
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91dd75b8f-c2c8-4bd2-af4e-5c0e95429cbd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-foote14
Online Media:

Rena Bransten, San Francisco, Calif. letter to Daniel Jacobs, New York, N.Y.

Creator:
Bransten, Rena  Search this
Jacobs, Daniel  Search this
Subject:
Mason, Derek  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1983 Aug. 16
Citation:
Rena Bransten. Rena Bransten, San Francisco, Calif. letter to Daniel Jacobs, New York, N.Y., 1983 Aug. 16. Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason papers, [circa 1970-1993]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Art market  Search this
Interpersonal relations  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7749
See more items in:
Daniel Jacobs and Derek Mason papers, [circa 1970-1993]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_7749

Oral history interview with Rena Bransten, 2014 May 29-2015 July 10

Interviewee:
Bransten, Rena  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Rena Bransten, 2014 May 29-2015 July 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art dealers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16173
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366679
AAA_collcode_branst14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_366679
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Rena Bransten

Interviewee:
Bransten, Rena, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files (3 hrs., 57 min.), digital, wav)
99 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2014 May 29-2015 July 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Rena Bransten conducted 2014 May 29- 2015 July 10, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project at Bransten's home in San Francisco, California.
Bransten speaks of attending the Dalton School; her childhood; her father's interest in illuminated manuscripts; her parents; attending Smith College; attending art museums as a kid; college studies; getting married and moving to California; art history at Berkely; Massimoo Zanetti Beverage; being on various museum boards; differences and similarities in art tastes between her and her husband; going to galleries; Ruth Braunstein Gallery; Quay Ceramics; the Elizabeth Arden Building; gallery locations in San Francisco; ceramics; Ron Nagle; travels and collecting; her daughter Trisha; eclectic collecting; buying with your heart; Vik Muniz; her sons; John Baldessari; the 1970s and 1980s; gallery visitors; video art; Dara Birnbaum; Viola Frey; Hung Liu; touring exhibitions; common threads in shows exhibited; gallery publications; art critics; Viola Frey's life and work; changes in the art world; investment collecting; working with Andy Warhol; art fairs; ARCO; art fair fatigue; online sales; impact of the Internet; Watermark; photography; Dawoud Bey; Birmingham Project; changes in the city; art buying as philanthropy; Creative Growth; Art Dealers Association of America; San Francisco Art Dealers Association; finding artists to exhibit; gallery clientele; gallery assistants; influence of museums; Gustave Courbet; Don Ed Hardy; Ruth Asawa; Black Mountain College; gallery shows that stand out; American art; future of the gallery. In the final session Branston recalls her relationship with Viola Frey; Frey's childhood; Frey's relationship with Betty Woodman; Frey's experimental nature and techniques; and Frey's multiple shows at the Quay Gallery. Bransten also recalls the Smith College Art Museum, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Phyllis Lehmann, Barbara Jakobson, Sarah Charlesworth, Marina Abramovic, Yerba Buena, Betty Asher, Virginia Zabriskie, Ruth Braunstein; Peter Voulkos, Richard Shaw, Dilexi Gallery, Markus Lupertz, Hermann Albert, Peter Chevalier, Thomas Schindler, Tony DeLap, John Caldwell, Stephen Wirtz, John Baldessari, William T. Wiley, Peter Vandenburg, Sandy Shannonhouse, Dara Birnbaum, Jim Campbell, Betty Woodman, Hung Liu, Fred Wilson, Garth Clark, Ann Kohs, Manuel Neri, Rupert Garcia, Judith Golden, Walter Maciel, Vernon Coykendall, John Waters, Doug Hall, Phyllis Kind, Ed Thorpe, Jenny Baie, and Markus L├╝pertz.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Rena Bransten (1933- ) is an art dealer in San Francisco, California who collected Viola Frey's works of art. Interviewer Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 6 sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 57 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.
Topic:
Art dealers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.branst14
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw927299a96-c24d-492a-b4d2-8f56d25bce24
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-branst14
Online Media:

Doubtsidersarte [videorecording] : William T. Wiley, Rena Bransten Gallery 1999

Title:
William T. Wiley : "Doubtsiderarte"
Doubtsiderarte
Author:
Wiley, William T. 1937-  Search this
Bransten, David  Search this
Stohle, Scott  Search this
Bransten, Rena  Search this
Webster, Mary Hull  Search this
Rena Bransten Gallery  Search this
Bay Package Productions  Search this
Subject:
Wiley, William T. 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (10:38 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
video 000392
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_613916

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