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

Interviewee:
Martin, Steve, 1945-  Search this
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
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:
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 Tony Ganz, 2014 December 6

Interviewee:
Ganz, Tony, 1947-  Search this
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
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
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  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
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 Barney A. Ebsworth, 2017 April 12-13

Interviewee:
Ebsworth, Barney A., 1934-2018  Search this
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
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 Hanford Yang, 2016 October 28-December 14

Interviewee:
Yang, Hanford, 1929-  Search this
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 Cheech Marin, 2017 October 16-17

Interviewee:
Marin, Cheech, 1946-  Search this
Marin, Cheech, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  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 Peter and Paula Lunder, 2017 October 19-20

Interviewee:
Lunder, Peter, 1933-  Search this
Lunder, Peter, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  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 George S. Abrams, 2018 Jan. 25- Oct. 25

Interviewee:
Abrams, George S., 1932-  Search this
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
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 Clifford Schorer, 2018

Interviewee:
Schorer, Clifford, 1966-  Search this
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
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
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
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
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 Eli Broad, 2012 Jan. 30-April 16

Interviewee:
Broad, Eli, 1933-  Search this
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 A. Alfred Taubman, 2013 June 6 - July 13

Interviewee:
Taubman, A. Alfred, 1924-2015  Search this
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 Jon Shirley

Interviewee:
Shirley, Jon, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  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
Microsoft Corporation  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (sound files (4 hr., 35 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2018 August 7-8
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Jon Shirley conducted 2018 August 7-8, by Mija Riedel, 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 Shirley's home in Medina, Washington.
Mr. Shirley recalls hiring architect George Suyama to design a 23,000-square-foot home to house the art collection Shirley was assembling with his wife, Mary; growing up in Honolulu, Philadelphia, and Puerto Rico as his father was in the military; an influential humanities class at the Hill School; discovering Alexander Calder while still in high school; studying at MIT; his 25-year tenure with Radio Shack and Tandy International Electronics stores; a five-year period in Brussels that expanded his knowledge of art; his and Mary's move to Seattle and subsequent engagement with art glass and Pilchuck; becoming president of Microsoft and taking the company public; the evolution of his Alexander Calder collection to 40+ works (what has been called the best privately held Calder collection in the U.S.); his 30+ year friendship with Chuck Close, collecting more than 30 of his works, and financing "The Portrait Speaks;" his long-term engagement with the Seattle Art Museum and in particular the founding and endowing of the Olympic Sculpture Park; Mary's death in 2013 and Shirley's subsequent remarriage to Kim Richter; and endeavoring to restore Calder's only posthumously made work, "Mountain and Clouds," in the Hart Senate Office Building. Shirley also recalls working with Robert Mnuchin, Anthony Grant, Sandy Rower, Tobias Meyer, Robert Storr, Patterson Sims, Arne Glimcher, Jinny Wright, Barney Ebsworth and the Pace Gallery; acquiring works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jesús Moroles, Marino Marini, Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Mark di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg, David Smith, Joan Mitchell, Korean Dansaekhwa artists, Constantin Brancusi ("Bird in Space") and Alberto Giacometti ("Dog"); and building a collection of 350+ works of sculpture and post-WWI paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Jon Shirley (1938- ) is a retired president, chief operating officer, and director of the Microsoft corporation, and a collector of Modern art, in Medina, Washington. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a writer and editor in San Francisco, 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.
Restrictions:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.shirle18
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shirle18

Oral history interview with Clifford Schorer

Interviewee:
Schorer, Clifford, 1966-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  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:
5 Items (sound files (3 hr., 57 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
110 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2018, June 6-7
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Clifford Schorer conducted 2018 June 6-7, by Judith Olch Richards, 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 the offices of the Archives of American Art in New York, New York.
Schorer discusses growing up in Massachusetts and Long Island, New York; his family and his Dutch and German heritage, and his grandparents' collecting endeavors, especially in the field of philately; his reluctance to complete a formal high school education and his subsequent enrollment in the University Professors Program at Boston University; his work as a self-taught computer programmer beginning at the age of 16; his first businesses as an entrepreneur; the beginnings of his collection of Chinese export and Imperial ceramics and his self-study in the field; his experiences at a young age at art auctions in the New England area; his travels to Montreal and Europe, especially to Eastern Europe, Paris, and London, and his interest in world history; his decision to exit the world of collecting Chinese porcelain and his subsequent interest in Old Master paintings, especially Italian Baroque. Schorer also describes his discovery of the Worcester Art Museum and his subsequent work there on the Museum's board and as president; his interest in paleontology and his current house by Walter Gropius in Provincetown, MA; his involvement with the purchase and support of Agnew's Gallery based in London, UK, and his work with its director, Anthony Crichton-Stuart; his thoughts on marketing at art shows and adapting Agnew's to the changing market for the collecting of Old Masters; the differences between galleries and auction houses in the art market today; and his expectations for his collection in the future. Schorer also recalls Anna Cunningham; George Abrams; Sydney Lewis; Chris Apostle; Nancy Ward Neilson; Jim Welu, as well as Rita Albertson; Tanya Paul; Maryan Ainsworth; Thomas Leysen; Johnny Van Haeften; Otto Naumann; and Konrad Bernheimer, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Clifford Schorer (1966- ) is an art collector in Boston, Massachusetts and London, England. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, New York.
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:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.schore18
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-schore18

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