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Oral history interview with Dore Ashton, 2010 November 21 - 2011 March 9

Interviewee:
Ashton, Dore, 1928-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Sampson, George E., 1951-  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Devree, Howard  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Klüver, Billy  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Orlovsky, Peter  Search this
Paz, Octavio  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
New School for Social Research  Search this
New York Times Company  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Political activity  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15918
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)297206
AAA_collcode_ashton10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_297206
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dore Ashton

Interviewee:
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Sampson, George E., 1951-  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art -- Faculty  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Harvard University -- Students  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
New York Times Company  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Devree, Howard, 1891-1966  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Klüver, Billy, 1927-2004  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Orlovsky, Peter, 1933-2010  Search this
Paz, Octavio, 1914-  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne, 1903-  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-2019  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Yunkers, Adja, 1900-1983  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 November 21 - 2011 March 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dore Ashton conducted 2010 November 21 and 2011 March 9, by George W. Sampson, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Ashton's home, in New York, New York.
Ashton talks about growing up politically active; protesting the internment of the Japanese Americans during WWII; attending The New School and then Harvard University; briefly working as a gallery receptionist; writing her first reviews for Art Digest; Howard Devree hiring her as a writer for The New York Times; travels and living in Europe; writing feature pieces about individual artists for The New York Times; writing for Cahiers d'art; her relationships Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Philip Guston, Robert Motherwell, Billy Kluver, Robert Rauschenberg, Octavio Paz, and others; marriage to Adja Yunkers; teaching at Cooper Union; interest in Latin American Art; flirting; being a "dedicated reader of Nietzsche"; visits to the Cedar Tavern; being a peacenik; and other topics. She recalls Jeanne Reynal, Mario Pedrosa, Alger Hiss, Peter Selz, Peter Orlovsky, David Smith, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Dore Ashton (1928-2017) was an art historian in New York, New York. George W. Sampson (1951-) is an arts administrator in Charlottesville, Virginia.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 memory cards. Duration is 2 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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- Political activity  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ashton10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ashton10

John Button papers, 1964-2004

Creator:
Button, John, 1929-1982  Search this
Subject:
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
O'Hara, Frank  Search this
Davis, Bette  Search this
Ansen, Alan  Search this
Cohan, Zara  Search this
Fondren, Hal  Search this
Orlovsky, Peter  Search this
Freilicher, Jane  Search this
Fabian, Gerald Langston  Search this
Schuyler, James  Search this
LeSueur, Joe  Search this
Burton, Scott  Search this
Weaver, Helen  Search this
Porter, Katherine Anne  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15869
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)294986
AAA_collcode_buttjohn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_294986

John Button papers

Creator:
Button, John, 1929-1982  Search this
Names:
Ansen, Alan  Search this
Burton, Scott, 1939-1989  Search this
Cohan, Zara  Search this
Davis, Bette, 1908-1989  Search this
Fabian, Gerald Langston  Search this
Fondren, Hal  Search this
Freilicher, Jane, 1924-  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926- -- Photographs  Search this
LeSueur, Joe  Search this
O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966  Search this
Orlovsky, Peter, 1933-2010  Search this
Porter, Fairfield  Search this
Porter, Katherine Anne, 1890-1980  Search this
Schuyler, James  Search this
Weaver, Helen  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-2004
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed material regarding painter John Button.
Correspondence includes two letters from Fairfield Porter,1974, three letters from Button to Zara Cohan, 1964, and copies of personal and professional letters from Button to businesses, organizations, and friends regarding his artwork, political beliefs, and personal issues, and photocopies of a postcard and six letters from Fairfield Porter. Writings include a typescript poem by Frank O'Hara, a poem by Helen Weaver, a copy of a poem attributed to James Schuyler about Button, and copies of two poems by Katherine Porter.
Photographs are of Button, Allen Ginsberg, Alan Ansen, Peter Orlovsky, Bette Davis, Gerald. L. Fabian, Maxine Groffsky, Harry Matthews, Scott Burton, James Schuyler, Jane Freilicher, Hal Fondren, Joe LeSueur, Frank O'Hara, and three photographs of the mural created by John Button and Mario Dubsky at the Gay Activist Alliacne Firehouse, 99 Wooster Street, New York, 1971-1974. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs, announcements, reviews, publications by Button and others, among them a book of poems, "If I Dream I Have You, I Have You," written by Richard Howard and illustrated by Button, 1997.
Biographical / Historical:
John Button (1930-1982) was a painter in San Francisco, Calif. and New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by Alvin Novak, longtime friend of Button's, and by John Button via Jaap van Liere, executor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.buttjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buttjohn

Allen Ginsberg (with Peter Orlovsky)

Artist:
Raphael Soyer, 25 Dec 1899 - 4 Nov 1987  Search this
Sitter:
Allen Ginsberg, 3 Jun 1926 - 5 Apr 1997  Search this
Peter Orlovsky, 8 Jul 1933 - 30 May 2010  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 101.6 x 101.6cm (40 x 40")
Frame: 114.9 × 114.9 × 6.4cm (45 1/4 × 45 1/4 × 2 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1980
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Male  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Communications\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Peter Orlovsky: Male  Search this
Peter Orlovsky: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Peter Orlovsky: Visual Arts\Artist's Model  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mary Soyer
Object number:
NPG.2009.114
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Raphael Soyer, courtesy of Forum Gallery, New York
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ccbaaa43-c456-4439-ab55-62d4cb4e63d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2009.114

Allen Ginsberg (with Peter Orlovsky)

Artist:
Elsa Dorfman, 26 Apr 1937 - 30 May 2020  Search this
Sitter:
Allen Ginsberg, 3 Jun 1926 - 5 Apr 1997  Search this
Peter Orlovsky, 8 Jul 1933 - 30 May 2010  Search this
Medium:
Polaroid Polacolor ER print
Dimensions:
Image: 61.4cm x 53 cm (24 3/16" x 20 7/8")
Sheet: 80.3cm x 55.9 cm (31 5/8" x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1983
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Pin\Tie pin  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen  Search this
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Male  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Communications\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper  Search this
Allen Ginsberg: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Peter Orlovsky: Male  Search this
Peter Orlovsky: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Peter Orlovsky: Visual Arts\Artist's Model  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Elsa Dorfman in honor of Harvey A. Silverglate
Object number:
NPG.95.17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1983 Elsa Dorfman
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm464bfe0aa-8c72-4a3f-8d07-dc5491fab0e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.95.17

Poems for peace [sound recording] : a benefit reading for the New York workshop in nonviolence / recorded and edited by Ann Charters

Editor:
Charters, Ann  Search this
Performer:
Orlovsky, Peter 1933-2010  Search this
Katzman, Allen  Search this
Dicker, Harold  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Antin, David  Search this
Sanders, Ed  Search this
Blackburn, Paul  Search this
Schwerner, Armand  Search this
Berger, Art  Search this
Lowenfels, Walter 1897-1976  Search this
Plantz, Allen  Search this
Creator:
Ginsberg, Allen 1926-1997  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Collections
Poetry
Date:
1967
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Authors, American  Search this
Peace  Search this
American poetry  Search this
Local number:
Folkways 9765
Folkways 465
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_233056

William Blake: Songs of Innocence and Experience [sound recording]

Performer:
Orlovsky, Peter 1933-2010  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen 1926-1997  Search this
Author:
Blake, William, 1757-1827  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1970
Topic:
Popular music  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Spoken word  Search this
Local number:
Verve 3083
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356552

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