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Oral history interview with Bruce Conner

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Guilbaut, Serge  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997  Search this
Hedrick, Wally, 1928-2003  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Extent:
37 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1974 March 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Bruce Conner conducted 1974 March 29, by Paul Karlstrom and Serge Guilbaut, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, California.
Interview of Bruce Conner, conducted by Paul Karlstrom and Serge Guilbaut for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, on March 29, 1974. Conner speaks of his education and move to San Francisco; the art scene in California in the 1960s; the development and theory behind much of his work; his early paintings and collages; his assemblages; the sculpture A Child [1959] and its showing at the de Young Museum in 1959-60; his interaction with Beat writers; about the coining of the words "beatnik" and "hippie" and subsequent commercial exploitation of the Beat generation; and his attitude towards political protest. He also recalls Michael McClure, Wallace Berman, Ed Kienholz, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, Allen Ginsberg and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Bruce Conner (1933-2008) was a painter and filmmaker from San Francisco, California.
General:
Poor sound quality due to loud background noise.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 26 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Bohemianism -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Experimental films  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.conner74mar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-conner74mar

Oral history interview with Gordon Cook, 1981 May 11-June 2

Interviewee:
Cook, Gordon, 1927-1985  Search this
Cook, Gordon, 1927-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Mark  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Brown, William Theo  Search this
Light, Alvin  Search this
Lloyd, George  Search this
Neri, Manuel  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Van Hoesen, Beth  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Figurative art  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' models -- San Francisco, California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12615
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212042
AAA_collcode_cook81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212042

Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1973 April 16

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
University of Nebraska  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Dadaism  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12017
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212115
AAA_collcode_conner73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212115

Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 August 12

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12989
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212116
AAA_collcode_conner74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212116

Oral history interview with Bruce Conner, 1974 March 29

Interviewee:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Interviewer:
Guilbaut, Serge  Search this
Subject:
Berman, Wallace  Search this
DeFeo, Jay  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Hedrick, Wally  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Beat generation  Search this
Bohemianism -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Experimental films  Search this
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13116
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212117
AAA_collcode_conner74mar
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212117
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4

Interviewee:
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Kinetic sculpture, American. -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12535
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212473
AAA_collcode_benton89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212473
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Frank Moss Hamilton and Mason Wells, 1963 Nov. 4

Interviewee:
Hamilton, Frank Moss, 1930-  Search this
Hamilton, Frank Moss, 1930-  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Richard Brown, 1912-2002  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12437
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212707
AAA_collcode_hamilt63
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212707

Oral history interview with Wally Hedrick, 1974 June 10-24

Interviewee:
Hedrick, Wally, 1928-2003  Search this
Hedrick, Wally, 1928-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12869
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212719
AAA_collcode_hedric74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212719

Oral history interview with John Saccaro and Terry St. John, 1974 April 30-November 18

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213052
AAA_collcode_saccar74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213052
Online Media:

Oral History interview with Nell Sinton, 1974 August 15

Interviewee:
Sinton, Nell, 1910-1997  Search this
Sinton, Nell, 1910-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12793
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213151
AAA_collcode_sinton74
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213151
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Elmer Bischoff, 1965 January 20

Interviewee:
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson, 1916-1991  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson, 1916-1991  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12074
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213321
AAA_collcode_bischo65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213321

Oral history interview with George Gaethke, 1964 Sept. 26

Interviewee:
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
Gaethke, George, 1898-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Albro, Maxine  Search this
Bertrand, Ray  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Coit Memorial Tower (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Mosaicists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11941
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213464
AAA_collcode_gaethk64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213464

Oral history interview with John Emmett Gerrity, 1965 Jan. 20

Interviewee:
Gerrity, John Emmett, 1895-1980  Search this
Gerrity, John Emmett, 1895-1980  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- California  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13245
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213483
AAA_collcode_gerrit65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213483

Oral history interview with William Hesthal, 1964 Dec. 22

Interviewee:
Hesthal, William, 1908-  Search this
Hesthal, William, 1908-  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12752
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213565
AAA_collcode_hestha64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213565
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marcelle Labaudt, 1964 Sept. 16

Interviewee:
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1892-1987  Search this
Labaudt, Marcelle, 1892-1987  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Labaudt, Lucien  Search this
Lucien Labaudt Art Gallery  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Educators -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11986
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213613
AAA_collcode_labaud64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213613
Online Media:

Oral history interview with George Booth Post, 1964 Apr. 9

Interviewee:
Post, George Booth, 1906-1997  Search this
Post, George Booth, 1906-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Ferbraché, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12857
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213730
AAA_collcode_post64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213730
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Saccaro, 1964 June 18

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12127
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213790
AAA_collcode_saccar64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213790

Oral history interview with Mireille Piazzoni Wood, 1965 June 23

Interviewee:
Wood, Mireille Piazzoni, 1911-2006  Search this
Wood, Mireille Piazzoni, 1911-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- United States  Search this
Women painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12161
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213980
AAA_collcode_wood65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213980

Oral history interview with Ray Strong, 1993 September 14

Interviewee:
Strong, Ray Stanford, 1905-2006  Search this
Strong, Ray Stanford, 1905-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Dixon, Maynard  Search this
Swinnerton, Jimmy  Search this
Van Sloun, Frank J.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Muralists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11668
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215458
AAA_collcode_strong93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215458
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jerome Caja, 1995 August 23 and September 29

Interviewee:
Caja, Jerome D., 1958-1995  Search this
Caja, Jerome D., 1958-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Gays -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Gay artists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Gay communities -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Transvestites -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12295
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215891
AAA_collcode_caja95
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215891
Online Media:

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