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Oral history interview with Herbert Palmer

Interviewee:
Palmer, Herbert Bearl, 1915-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Ehrlich, Susan, 1942-  Search this
Names:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
David Stuart Galleries  Search this
Feigen Palmer Gallery  Search this
Felix Landau Gallery  Search this
Irving Blum Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
New York University -- Students  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Bloch, Lucienne, 1909-1999  Search this
Bluhm, Norman, 1921-1999  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Feigen, Richard L., 1930-  Search this
Garabedian, Charles  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Gustavus Vasa  Search this
Maillol, Aristide, 1861-1944  Search this
Mullican, Lee, 1919-1998  Search this
Offner, Richard, 1889-1965  Search this
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Paalen, Wolfgang, 1907-  Search this
Reiss, Henrietta  Search this
Reiss, Winold, 1886-1953  Search this
Riley, Bridget, 1931-  Search this
Shapiro, Meyer  Search this
Stevenson, Harold, 1929-2018  Search this
Tudor, David, 1926-1996  Search this
Wölfflin, Heinrich, 1864-1945  Search this
Extent:
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 Dec. 6-22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Herbert Palmer conducted 2004 Dec. 6 and 22, by Susan Ehrlich, for the Archives of American Art, in West Hollywood, Calif.
Palmer discusses his family background and childhood in New York City; early exposure to art exhibitions; music appreciation; attending New York University; taking classes with Winhold Reiss, Meyer Shapiro, Richard Offner, and Heinrich Wolfflin; his master's thesis on Paul Cezanne's paintings of Mount Saint Victoire; moving to California; learning to fly; meeting Lillian, his wife; founding Feigen-Palmer Gallery with Richard Feigen; other galleries in the area, including Irving Blum, David Stuart, Felix Landau, Charles Garabedian, and Joan Ankrum; Monday Night Art Walks; John Cage and David Tudor performance pieces; the many artists he's exhibited; Andy Warhol's "The Kiss"; 1968 split with Richard Feigen to become the Herbert Palmer Gallery; the theft of a Picasso sculpture in Dec. 1981 and the ensuing legal case, which involved numerous galleries and collectors; his longstanding friendships with Gordon Onslow Ford, Lee Mullican, and Wolfgang Paalen; membership to the Art Dealers Association of California; and his enjoyment of discovering art, old and new. Palmer also recalls Henriette Riess, Harold Stevenson, Lucienne Bloch, Bridget Riley, Vasa Mihich, Maillol, Red Grooms, Norman Bluhm, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Herbert Palmer (1915-2006) owned the Herbert Palmer Gallery of West Hollywood, Calif. Interviewer Susan Ehrlich is an art historian from Beverly Hills, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 mini discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 15 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 35 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.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Art dealers -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Art thefts  Search this
Gallery owners -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.palmer04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-palmer04

Indeterminacy: new aspect of form in instrumental and electronic music [sound recording]

Creator:
Callahan, Harry M  Search this
Performer:
Tudor, David 1926-1996  Search this
Recorder:
Kaiser, Mel  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Compact disc
Date:
1992
20th century
Topic:
Music  Search this
Local number:
SF-COMM-CD-40802
Smithsonian Folkways 40802
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_233661

25 Year Retrospective of the Music of John Cage [sound recording]

Creator:
Callahan, Harry M  Search this
Performer:
Ajemian, Maro  Search this
Ajemian, Anahid  Search this
Fisch, Burton  Search this
Brockway, Joan  Search this
Allan, Douglas  Search this
Colgrass, Michael  Search this
Price, Paul 1921-  Search this
Carmen, Arline  Search this
Brown, Philip  Search this
Smith, Warren  Search this
Tudor, David 1926-1996  Search this
Ranger, Richard, Col  Search this
Stevenson, Louis A., Jr  Search this
Lolya, Andrew  Search this
Broiles, Mel  Search this
Cunningham, Merce  Search this
Recorder:
Blake, Robert  Search this
Producer:
Avakian, George  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
New York
United States
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1958
Topic:
Atonality  Search this
Contemporary music  Search this
Reading  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Instrumental music  Search this
Violin  Search this
Viola  Search this
Violoncello  Search this
Flute  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Clarinet  Search this
Cymbals  Search this
Gong  Search this
Prepared piano music  Search this
Gamelan  Search this
Percussion instruments  Search this
Bells  Search this
Piano  Search this
Vocals  Search this
Tom-tom  Search this
Electronics  Search this
Bass  Search this
Bassoon  Search this
Tuba  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-3203
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_316315

Indeterminacy [sound recording] : new aspect of form in instrumental and electronic music

Creator:
Callahan, Harry M  Search this
Performer:
Tudor, David 1926-1996  Search this
Album cover design:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006  Search this
Album cover photo:
Gahr, David  Search this
Physical description:
2 phonograph records : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1959
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Avant-garde (Music)  Search this
Electronic music  Search this
Slinky (Toy)  Search this
Whistle  Search this
Piano  Search this
Local number:
FW-ASCH-LP-03704
Folkways 3704
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, 1939-1986 228428
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_325662

A Second Wind for Organ [sound recording]

Performer:
Mumma, Gordon 1935-  Search this
Tudor, David 1926-1996  Search this
Composer:
Kagel, Mauricio  Search this
Wolff, Christian 1934-  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
Topic:
Contemporary music  Search this
Music  Search this
Bandoneon  Search this
Organ (Musical instrument)  Search this
Local number:
Odyssey 0158
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358899

Stockhausen/Kagel [sound recording]

Composer:
Kagel, Mauricio  Search this
Stockhausen, Karlheinz 1928-2007  Search this
Performer:
Tudor, David 1926-1996  Search this
Caskel, Cristoph  Search this
Kontarsky, Aloys  Search this
Kontarsky, Bernhard  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Topic:
Music  Search this
Contemporary music  Search this
Local number:
Time 58001
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_359125

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