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Oral history interview with Jean Milant

Interviewee:
Milant, Jean, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Names:
Cirrus Editions  Search this
Cirrus Gallery  Search this
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Los Angeles Visual Arts (Organization)  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Tamarind Institute  Search this
University of New Mexico -- Student  Search this
University of Wisconsin  Search this
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Auder, Michel  Search this
Baldessari, John, 1931-  Search this
Blum, Irving, 1930-  Search this
Burden, Chris, 1946-  Search this
Card, Greg S., 1945-  Search this
Carson, Karen, 1943-  Search this
Cointet, Guy de, 1934-1983  Search this
Egelston, Robert  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Gehry, Frank O., 1929-  Search this
Goodman, Marian  Search this
Harrison, Newton, 1932-  Search this
Hill, Charles Christopher  Search this
Inch, Terry  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Kanemitsu, Matsumi  Search this
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010  Search this
Leiber, Steven  Search this
Marron, Donald B.  Search this
Mizuno, Riko  Search this
Moses, Ed, 1926-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Overby, Robert, 1935-1993  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Rivière, Alain, 1958-  Search this
Rosen, Gerry  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Sturman, Eugene  Search this
Trowbridge, David, 1945-  Search this
Tyler, Kenneth E.  Search this
Viva, 1938-  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Wood, Jonas, 1977-  Search this
de Beauvau-Craon, Minnie  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (3 hr., 7 min.), digital, wav)
102 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2015 July 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jean Milant, conducted 2015 July 20, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art at Milant's home in Los Angeles, California.
Jean Milant discusses growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his French and German heritage; his introduction to art instruction in high school and further studies at the University of Wisconsin; his trips to Europe and New York City as an undergraduate art student; his time as a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, and his work at the Tamarind Institute printmaking program and his introduction to Los Angeles; his work at Tamarind with Ed Ruscha, Sam Francis, Ed Moses, and Ken Price, among others; the beginnings of Cirrus Gallery and Cirrus Editions and his search for backers for the two endeavors; his partnership with Terry Inch as a backer for Cirrus. Mr. Milant also describes the decision to move his gallery and printmaking shop to downtown Los Angeles in 1979; the support of Robert Egelston and the collector Donald Marron and other collectors who first subscribed to his print editions; his experiences in France with Minnie de Beauvau-Craon; the gallery and museum scene in Los Angeles in the early '70s and '80s; his efforts to promote Los Angeles as a vibrant center of art, including trips to Europe in the early '70s to show his artists; the creation of Ed Ruscha's prints using food; working with Bruce Nauman and John Baldessari to create prints; the creation of the Los Angeles Visual Arts group of L.A. art dealers; his involvement with the creation of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art in 1974; his work with the artist Guy de Cointet and Mr. Cointet's early performances at Cirrus Gallery; the opening of MOCA in 1984; his desire to create a think-tank institute to help create a viable future for art. Mr. Milant also recalls Garo Antreasian, Newton Harrison, June Wayne, Frank Gehry, Robert Irwin, Eugene Sturman, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Ken Tyler, Riko Mizuno, Irving Blum, Gerry Rosen, Robert Overby, David Trowbridge as well as Chris Burden, Greg Card, Karen Carson, Craig Kauffman, Marian Goodman, Alain Rivière, Charles Christopher Hill, Steven Leiber, Viva, Michel Auder, and Jonas Wood, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jean Robert Milant (1943- ) is an art dealer and publisher in Los Angeles, California. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an art critic and writer from Beverly Hills, 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:
Art dealers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Publishers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.milant15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-milant15

Garo Z. Antreasian papers

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.antrgaro, Series 1
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref10

Mid America College Art Association Print Panel

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1978-1979
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Lecture and Workshop Trips (correspondence, receipts)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref100

Utah State University

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1979-1980
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Lecture and Workshop Trips (correspondence, receipts)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref101

Vancouver School Workshop

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1978
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Lecture and Workshop Trips (correspondence, receipts)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref102

University of Wisconsin

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Lecture and Workshop Trips (correspondence, receipts)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref103

Leonardo Magazine Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref104

Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe Exhibition

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1978-1979
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref105

San Francisco Tapestry Workshop

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
circa 1978
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref106

"Some Aspects of the Collaborative Process" (essay by Antreasian)

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref107

Venice Biennial Advisory Committee

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
undated
1968-1970
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref108

Tamarind Book of Lithography and Tamarind Institute Files

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref109

Biographical Information (resumes, clippings, printed material)

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3299.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133765]
Date:
1956-1976
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref11

Tamarind Institute Information, Policies, Form

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1970
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Tamarind Book of Lithography and Tamarind Institute Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref110

Tamarind Institute Correspondence, Financial and Organizational Information

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1969-1970
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Tamarind Book of Lithography and Tamarind Institute Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref111

Budget Correspondence and Reports

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1969-1970
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
See more items in:
Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Tamarind Book of Lithography and Tamarind Institute Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref112

Tamarind Book of Lithography Galley Revisions, Correspondence, Jacket Flap Draft

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1970
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
See more items in:
Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Tamarind Book of Lithography and Tamarind Institute Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref113

"Paper Testing as Developed at Tamarind" (article by Antreasian)

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
See more items in:
Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Tamarind Book of Lithography and Tamarind Institute Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref114

Completed Business

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3303.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133807]
Date:
1977-1978
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref115

"Publicity" (printed material, clippings, biographical information)

Collection Creator:
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Container:
Reel 3304.antreasian
Type:
Archival materials
Microform [31027000133815]
Date:
1975-1980
Collection Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Garo Z. Antreasian papers / Series 1: Garo Z. Antreasian papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-antrgaro-ref116

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