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Oral history interview with Billy Al Bengston, 2002 August 7-October 2

Interviewee:
Bengston, Billy Al, 1934-  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Morgan, Susan Ford  Search this
Subject:
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford)  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11778
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)243785
AAA_collcode_bengst02
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_243785

Oral history interview with Stephen Hahn, 2008 Mar. 14

Interviewee:
Hahn, Stephen, 1921-2011  Search this
Hahn, Stephen, 1921-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Morgan, Susan Ford  Search this
Subject:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15734
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)286030
AAA_collcode_hahn08
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_286030
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Don Bachardy, 2009 May 21-October 7

Interviewee:
Bachardy, Don, 1934-  Search this
Bachardy, Don, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Morgan, Susan Ford  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Portrait painters -- California -- Santa Monica  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15735
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)286032
AAA_collcode_bachar09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_286032
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter Goulds, 2008 Mar.24-July 28

Interviewee:
Goulds, Peter, 1948-  Search this
Goulds, Peter, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Morgan, Susan Ford  Search this
Subject:
L.A. Louver Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Gallery directors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15903
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296471
AAA_collcode_goulds08
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296471
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter Goulds

Interviewee:
Goulds, Peter  Search this
Interviewer:
Morgan, Susan Ford  Search this
Names:
L.A. Louver Gallery  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (Sound recording, master: 5 sound files (3 hr., 39 min.), digital, wav file)
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2008 Mar.24-July 28
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Goulds conducted 2008 Mar. 24 and July 28, by Susan Ford Morgan, for the Archives of American Art at L.A. Louver Gallery, in Venice, Calif.
Goulds discusses growing up in Islington, London U.K. and the influence of his family; his work as a youth in the London theater world and interest in jazz; his time studying at the Walthamstow School of Art, the Coventry School of Art and the Manchester School of Art; his interest in typographic art and introduction to structuralism; his interest in the fields of communication design, experimental video and film; his time teaching an introductory art and design class at UCLA; his wife Liz and the opening of his gallery L. A. Louver in Venice, California, as well as the origin of the gallery's name. Goulds also describes the growth of his gallery in Venice and subsequent expansions and renovations; the Louver Gallery in New York City and its closing in 1993; the many challenges of running a gallery in Venice in the '70s; his opinions about art fairs and the current state of the art business as contrasted with when he began along with the gallery's "Rogue Wave" program for new artists. Goulds also recalls David Hockney, Mitsuru Kataoka, Morris Zaslavsky, Jake Zeitlin, Kate Steinitz, and Lili Lakich along with Ron Kitaj, Ken Price, Mark di Suvero, Ed and Nancy Kienholz, Kimberly Davis, Chris Pate, Fred Fisher, and Sean Kelly among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Goulds (1948- ) is the founding director of Louver Gallery and L.A. Louver Gallery in Venice, Calif. Susan Ford Morgan is a writer in Los Angeles, Calif.
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 transcript is open for research. Access to the entire audio recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Gallery directors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.goulds08
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goulds08

Oral history interview with Billy Al Bengston

Interviewee:
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Interviewer:
Morgan, Susan Ford  Search this
Names:
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2002 August 7-October 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Billy Al Bengston conducted 2002 August 7 and 2002 October 2, by Susan Ford Morgan, for the Archives of American Art, in subject's studio/home, in Venice, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Billy Al Bengston (1934- ) is a painter from Venice, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hrs., 6 min.
Sound Quality is poor. Session 2 inaudible. Interviewer did not check taping quality before taping interview.
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:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bengst02
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bengst02

Oral history interview with Don Bachardy

Interviewee:
Bachardy, Don, 1934-  Search this
Morgan, Susan Ford  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 May 21-October 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Don Bachardy conducted 2009 May 21, August 7, and October 7, by Susan Ford Morgan, for the Archives of American Art, at the Bachardy's home, in Santa Monica, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Don Bachardy (1934-) is an American portrait artist in Santa Monica, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 49 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:
Portrait painters -- California -- Santa Monica  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bachar09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bachar09

Oral history interview with Stephen Hahn

Interviewee:
Hahn, Stephen, 1921-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Morgan, Susan Ford  Search this
Creator:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Names:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording, master: 2 sound discs (1 hr., 50 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2008 Mar. 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Stephen Hahn conducted 2008 Mar. 14, by Susan Ford Morgan, for the Archives of American Art, at Hahn's home, in Montecito, Calif.
Hahn speaks of his early life in Hungary; moving to Paris when he was 12 years old, where his father was an Old Masters art dealer; working as a "runner" for art galleries in Paris; attending the École du Louvre in Paris; marrying an American woman, and moving to New York City in 1952; working as a craft dealer; living on Staten Island and taking the ferry to Manhattan every day; working as a private dealer for galleries in New York; working as an art advisor to Norton Simon; his own gallery shows in the early 1960s, including exhibitions of work by Gustave Courbet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and Claude Monet; a recent Courbet show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, and a Courbet exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in the late 1980s; working with Eugene Thaw; working with Dr. Arthur Sackler; Hahn's private collection; opening his gallery in 1960 on Fifty-Eighth Street and Madison Avenue; moving to his second gallery space three years later on Seventy-Fifth Street and Madison Avenue; working as a partner at Niveau Gallery for six months before opening his gallery in the new space; other galleries in the area at the time, including Acquavella Gallery; his first exhibition in the new space, showing two-dimensional work by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse; an exhibition of Karel Appel's work in his gallery in the early 1960s; involvement in the Art Dealers Association of America, beginning in the 1960s; serving as president of the organization in the early 1980s; his work appraising art; his observation that little changed for him in U.S. gallery scene over the years; Art Dealers Association shows at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, City; donating his collection to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; working as a private dealer; a brief mention of a lawsuit involving a Picasso sold to Marilynn Alsdorf; the redesign of the Norton Simon museum by architect Frank Gehry; the Janice and Henry Lazaroff collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and general trends and quality in art collecting. He also recalls Michael Fitzgerald, Michael Finley, Paul Herring, Eugene Thaw, Jean Dubuffet, the CoBrA group, George Plimpton, John Rewald, Clement Greenberg, Pierre Matisse, Larry Gagosian, John Richardson, Michael Hurson, Pablo Picasso, Nicolas de Staël, Alexina "Teeny" Duchamp.
Biographical / Historical:
Stephen Hahn (1921-2011) was an art dealer in Santa Barbara, Calif. Hahn served as president of the Art Dealers Association of America.
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:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hahn08
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hahn08

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