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Oral history interview with Cheech Marin, 2017 October 16-17

Interviewee:
Marin, Cheech, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-0  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Actors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Authors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17519
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391020
AAA_collcode_marin17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_391020

Oral history interview with Cheech Marin

Interviewee:
Marin, Cheech  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (sound files (3 hr., 27 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
141 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2017 October 16-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Cheech Marin conducted 2017 October 17-18, by Josh T. Franco, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Marin's home, in Pacific Palisades, California.
Mr. Marin discusses growing up as a young Chicano in South Central Los Angeles and Granada Hills, California, and his early exposure to the liturgical art of the Catholic Church; his family's use of altars in their homes; his cousins and their independent studies as schoolchildren and his particular focus on art history and classical music; the discouragement by a teacher at at young age to pursue doing art work himself; his early collections of sports memorabilia and ephemera; his wife Natasha Rubin, the pianist, and his former wife Patti Heid, the painter, and his children; his initial interests in Chicano art and the beginnings of his art collecting in this field; the concept of rasquache, especially how it applies to Chicano art; the paintings of Carlos Almaraz; his time working with clay and pottery in college, and as an assistant to the ceramist Ed Drahanchuk. Mr. Marin also describes the work being done to create The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry in Riverside, California; the importance of the early centers around the country for Chicano art, including Corpus Christi and San Antonio, Texas; his work in film and television; his comedy partner Tommy Chong's interest in New Guinea art; his lecture tours about Chicano art; his assistant Melissa Richardson Banks; the organization of the touring exhibition Chicano Visions [2001-2007]; the potential of Riverside, California as a new mecca for art; the club scene in Hollywood, California in the '70s; his time living in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and his exposure to the equestrian world; and the salons he and his wife Natasha have conducted in their home as a way to create interaction between Chicano artists and classical musicians. Mr. Marin also recalls Vincent Valdez; Steve Martin; Paul Thiebaud; George Yepes; Robert Berman; Alice Walton; Adán Hernández; Sonya Fe, as well as Stacy King; Belkis Ayón; John Russo; and Luis and Daniel Valdez, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Cheech Marin (1946- ) is an actor, writer, director, and art collector in Pacific Palisades, California. Josh T. Franco (1985- ) is the National Collector, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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 interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Actors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Authors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Motion picture producers and directors -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.marin17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-marin17

Oral history interview with Tony Ganz, 2014 December 6

Interviewee:
Ganz, Tony, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Subject:
Bonin, Ted  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
d'Offay, Anthony  Search this
Deitsch, Jeffrey  Search this
Fries, Charles W.  Search this
Ganz, Paul  Search this
Ganz, Sally  Search this
Ganz, Sol  Search this
Ganz, Victor  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Lowry, Glenn D.  Search this
Marks, Matthew  Search this
Matta-Clark, Gordon  Search this
Mutrux, Gail  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Thek, Paul  Search this
Weinberg, Adam D.  Search this
Whiteread, Amber  Search this
Zwirner, David  Search this
D. Lisner Jewelry  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Motion picture producers and directors  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16213
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368428
AAA_collcode_ganz14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_368428
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Helen Zell, 2016 December 5-6

Interviewee:
Zell, Helen, 1942-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Zell, Helen  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Philanthropists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17404
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)384312
AAA_collcode_zellh16
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_384312

Oral history interview with Virginia Wright, 2017 March 22- 23

Interviewee:
Wright, Virginia, 1929-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Philanthropists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17481
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)388917
AAA_collcode_wright17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_388917
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Hanford Yang, 2016 October 28-December 14

Interviewee:
Yang, Hanford, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
Stein, Judith, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Architects -- New Jersey -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New Jersey  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17518
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391019
AAA_collcode_yang16
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_391019
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Steve Martin, 2013 February 4-5

Interviewee:
Martin, Steve, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Beverly Hills -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16132
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)363700
AAA_collcode_martin13
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_363700

Oral history interview with Robert E. Meyerhoff, 2014 December 11-12

Interviewee:
Meyerhoff, Robert E., 1924-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Interviews  Search this
African American art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16212
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368427
AAA_collcode_meyerh14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_368427
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Barney A. Ebsworth, 2017 April 12-13

Interviewee:
Ebsworth, Barney A., 1934-2018  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17482
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)388918
AAA_collcode_ebswor17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_388918
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Hester Diamond, 2017 October 4-5

Interviewee:
Diamond, Hester, 1928-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17515
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)390741
AAA_collcode_diamon17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_390741
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter and Paula Lunder, 2017 October 19-20

Interviewee:
Lunder, Peter, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-0  Search this
Subject:
Lunder, Paula Crane  Search this
Stern, Max  Search this
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Abbott, Jere  Search this
Gourley, Hugh J.  Search this
Colville, Thomas L.  Search this
Twombly, Cy  Search this
Walton, Alice  Search this
Corwin, Sharon  Search this
Cantor, Jay E.  Search this
Bixler, Julius Seelye  Search this
Greenbaum, Michael D.  Search this
Gurney, George  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Norton Gallery and School of Art  Search this
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute  Search this
Colby College  Search this
Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Philanthropists -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17520
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)391113
AAA_collcode_lunder17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_391113

Oral history interview with Clifford Schorer, 2018

Interviewee:
Schorer, Clifford, 1966-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17575
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)394820
AAA_collcode_schore18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_394820
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jon Shirley, 2018 August 7-8

Interviewee:
Shirley, Jon, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Close, Chuck  Search this
Microsoft Corporation  Search this
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17598
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)396438
AAA_collcode_shirle18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_396438
Online Media:

Oral history interview with S.I. Newhouse, Jr. and Victoria Newhouse, 2012 January 4-18

Interviewee:
Newhouse, Samuel Irving, 1927-2017  Search this
Interviewer:
Newhouse, Victoria  Search this
Subject:
Newhouse, Victoria  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Architectural historians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Publishers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17609
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397087
AAA_collcode_newhou12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_397087

Oral history interview with Mimi Haas, 2018 Oct. 26

Interviewee:
Haas, Mimi, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17617
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397359
AAA_collcode_haas18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_397359
Online Media:

Oral history interview with A. Alfred Taubman, 2013 June 6 - July 13

Interviewee:
Taubman, A. Alfred, 1924-2015  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Hoffmann, Josef Franz Maria  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Acquavella, William R.  Search this
Pei, I. M.  Search this
Meier, Richard  Search this
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Michigan  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21662
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398168
AAA_collcode_taubma13
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_398168

Oral history interview with George S. Abrams, 2018 Jan. 25- Oct. 25

Interviewee:
Abrams, George S., 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Ruby, Louisa Wood, 1959-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17538
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)392270
AAA_collcode_abrams18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_392270
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fleur Bresler, 2018 April 19

Interviewee:
Bresler, Fleur, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Adamson, Glenn, 1972-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art patronage -- Maryland  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Maryland -- Interviews  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17565
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)394194
AAA_collcode_bresle18
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_394194
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Eli Broad, 2012 Jan. 30-April 16

Interviewee:
Broad, Eli, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21654
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397960
AAA_collcode_broad12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_397960
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Steve Martin

Interviewee:
Martin, Steve, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
77 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2013 February 4-5
Scope and Contents:
An oral history interview with Steve Martin conducted 2013 February 4-5, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Martin's home, in Beverly Hills, California.
Martin speaks about his first encounters with art while majoring in philosophy at California State University, Long Beach; the significance of dining at Dalton Trumbo's home with luminaries of the artistic community; how the cost of the up-and-comers of the 1960s has changed since he bought his first print; his perception of art in the 1960s, coinciding with Warhol's eminence; having an art show at the Molly Barnes Gallery called Invisible Art, which he has not discussed since; learning to buy valuable art using the catalogue raisonné; studying American art in college libraries and museums while touring the country as a comedian; his transition from aspiring aesthete to collector of art; his philosophy of collecting, from coins to art; his thoughts on taking custody of paintings; envying other collections as the dark side of collecting; the validity of the artist's statement; trying to describe a painting; notoriety of American artists abroad; seeking an emotional response to art; reading a painting; and the difference between his past and current collecting styles. Martin also recalls Melissa Trumbo, Dalton Trumbo, Phil Carey, Armand Duvantes [sp], Terry Delapp, Gerald Peters, Anne Martin, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Victoria Dailey and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Steve Martin (1945- ) is an art collector, comedian, actor, musician, and author in Beverly Hills, Calif. Interviewer James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator of New York, N.Y.
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 interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Beverly Hills -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.martin13
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-martin13

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