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Interview with Streeter Blair for the "Art scene" radio series

Creator:
Blair, Streeter, 1888-1966  Search this
Gore, Marian L.  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1962 August 31
Citation:
Streeter Blair and Marian L. Gore. Interview with Streeter Blair for the "Art scene" radio series, 1962 August 31. Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers, 1958-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12283
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12283

Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers

Creator:
Gore, Marian L.  Search this
Names:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Ceeje Gallery  Search this
Comara Gallery  Search this
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
KPFK (Radio staion : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Silvan Simone Gallery  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Albert, Michel (artist)  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Blair, Streeter, 1888-1966  Search this
Brigante, Nicholas P., 1895-1989  Search this
Carter, Earl  Search this
Cremean, Robert, 1932-  Search this
Cuevas, José Luis, 1934-  Search this
Elliot, James, 1943-2011  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997  Search this
Geoffrey, J. Iqbal, 1939-  Search this
Gerchik, Paul  Search this
Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Hansen, Jurgen  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Kuntz, Roger, 1926-1975  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W.  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Luna, Mario  Search this
Mallary, Robert, 1917-1997  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Ortiz, Emilio, 1936-  Search this
Robles, Esther  Search this
Schniede, Otto  Search this
Schwaderer, Fritz (Fritz Karl), 1901-  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001  Search this
Wark, Robert R.  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Date:
1958-1969
Summary:
The Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1969, with all sound recordings dated between 1962 and 1964. The core of the collection consists of 37 radio programs recorded by Marian Gore for KPFK radio in Los Angeles, California, consisting of interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists, and museum curators. A series of artist files contains notes, correspondence and other materials related to her interview subjects, and a printed materials series contains mainly exhibition posters, programs, and announcements produced by the art spaces with which her subjects were affiliated.
Scope and Contents:
The Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1969, with all sound recordings dated between 1962 and 1964. The core of the collection consists of 37 radio programs recorded by Marion Gore for KPFK radio in Los Angeles, California, consisting of interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists, and museum curators. A series of artist files contains notes, correspondence and other materials related to her interview subjects, and a printed materials series contains mainly exhibition posters, programs, and announcements produced by the art spaces with which her subjects were affiliated.

The "Art Scene" Interviews series contains 36 interviews from Gore's "Art Scene" radio series of interviews relating to the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles, particularly galleries and artists showing on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood. Also found is a single episode of another KPFK program called "Seen at the galleries" and hosted by Earl Carter, featuring an interview with Jacques Lipchitz on the occasion of his retrospective at UCLA. Two interviews, with Mathias Goeritz and David Siqueiros, were conducted in Mexico City. Other interview subjects include Michel Albert, Josef Albers, Joan Ankrum, Streeter Blair, Nick Brigante, Robert Cremean, José Luis Cuevas, James Elliott, Claire Falkenstein, Balcomb Greene, Paul Gerchik, Jurgen Hansen, Walter Hopps, Roger Kuntz, Rico Lebrun, Dr. Thomas Leavitt, Jacques Lipchitz, Mario Luna, Robert Mallary, Louise Nevelson, Emilio Ortiz, Esther Robles, Otto Schniede, Fritz Schwaderer, Rufino Tamayo, Esteban Vicente, Robert Wark, and June Wayne.

Artist files include mainly brief, typewritten notes created for Gore's radio interviews, with the questions she asked her interview subjects and brief introductory or concluding remarks. Correspondence is also found in files for Robert Cremean, Iqbal Geoffrey, Balcomb Greene, Robert Mallary, Emilio Ortiz, and Esteban Vicente. Louise Nevelson's file also contains a transcript of her interview with Gore. Also found scattered in some files are notes, photographs, clippings, press releases, resumes, and exhibition programs. Note that not every person in this series has a corresponding sound recording in Series 1, and not every interviewee in Series 1 has a corresponding file in this series.

Most of the material in the Printed Materials series consists of exhibition announcements, programs, and posters from Galleries in the Los Angeles, California area, particularly those along La Cienega Boulevard. Of these, Ankrum Gallery, Ceeje Gallery, Comara Gallery, Dwan Gallery, Ferus Gallery, and Silvan Simone Gallery on Olympic Boulevard contain the most material, with many of the other files containing only one or two pieces. Of note are original prints promoting exhibitions at the Ferus and Ceeje Galleries, and a poster for an art walk along La Cienega Boulevard in the file for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 3 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: "Art Scene" Interviews (1.3 linear feet, Boxes 1-2, 4)

Series 2: Artist Files (0.2 linear feet, Boxes 2, 4)

Series 3: Printed Materials (0.7 linear feet, Boxes 3-4, OV 5)
Biographical / Historical:
Marian L. Gore (1914-2009) volunteered as a radio interviewer for KPFK between 1962-1964, conducting a series of interviews with Los Angeles-area artists, curators, collectors, and gallerists in response to a growing awareness of Los Angeles' rapidly growing role as a creative center and art market.

Born Marian Lucille Moore on Feb. 27, 1914, in Los Angeles to Fred and Lucille Moore. Fred Moore, an attorney, defended Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in the infamous 1921 trial. Following her divorce in the early 1960s, Gore approached the radio station KPFK, who was looking for someone to interview local artists. In a 1997 letter that accompanied her donation of the collection to the Archives, Gore writes,

"The early 1960's were an interesting and probably unique period for the Southern California art world. In Los Angeles on La Cienega Boulevard galleries had sprung up like mushrooms, and on Friday nights those who were interested in this scene would go from one gallery to another noting what artists were featured and what trends were apparent. It was a pleasurable way to meet artists as well as a social event where one could see friends and exchange impressions.

"Because I was searching for something to do, at the suggestion of a friend I had gone to radio station KPFK to volunteer my services in any way possible. It turned out to be a most fortuitous time for this offer. The management was interested in possible intervie3ws with artists, and so it all began. I had never done an interview in my life and was astounded to discover how easy it was to get artists, gallery owners, and even museum personnel to talk aobut what they did. Once this began I was swaped with requests for taped interviews, far more than I could manage."

Gore later became an antiquarian bookseller specializing in books on food and drink. She retired in 1994 and donated her book collection to the Los Angeles Public Library.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Marian Gore.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Gallery owners -- California  Search this
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Citation:
KPFK "Art Scene" interviews, 1950-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goremari
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b8a530a5-0d06-4fcc-95c4-d1f0648c0264
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goremari

Pasture in Winter, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 86.530
Date:
1960
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61570756
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_412421

Early Start for Aunt Mary's Thanksgiving, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Sleigh  Search this
Ceremony--Holiday--Thanksgiving  Search this
Figure group--Family  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810014
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401316

Virginia City, Nevada, 1878, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Date:
1960
Topic:
Landscape--Nevada--Virginia City  Search this
Landscape--Bird's Eye View  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Store  Search this
Architecture exterior--Civic--Theater  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Architecture exterior--Religious--Church  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Train  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A800005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401298

After the Tree, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Date:
1951
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Ceremony--Holiday--Christmas  Search this
Architecture exterior--Religious--Church  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Star  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A800009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401302

Kentucky's Favorites, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Landscape--Kentucky  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Plant--Corn  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401308

Pennsylvania Farm Homes Grouped for Indian Defense, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Landscape--Pennsylvania  Search this
Architecture interior--Domestic--House  Search this
Architecture exterior--Science--Power Lines  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Train  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810012
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401314

Dedication New Grange Hall, Cadmus, Kansas, 1900, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Landscape--Kansas--Cadmus  Search this
Landscape--Bird's Eye View  Search this
Architecture exterior--Civic  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Band  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401318

The Carot, (painting)

Title:
Carrot, (painting)
Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Object--Vegetable--Carrot  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401320

Mahatanga Valley, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Date:
1960
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Landscape--Cemetery  Search this
Architecture--Monument--Gravestone  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A800006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401299

Flowers, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Still Life--Flower--Daisy  Search this
Still Life--Flower--Rose  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810008
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401310

Dinner Time, Grange Picnic, Cadmus, Kansas, 1900, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Landscape--Kansas--Cadmus  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Recreation--Picnic  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810013
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401315

Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, Kansas 1863, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Subject:
Quantrill, William Clark  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Date:
1951
Topic:
History--United States--Kansas  Search this
Landscape--Bird's Eye View  Search this
Landscape--Kansas--Lawrence  Search this
Disaster--Fire  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Equestrian  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A800002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401295

Saturday Night, Kansas 1900, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Date:
1950
Topic:
Landscape--Town  Search this
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Time--Night  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Store  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Performing Arts--Music--Banjo  Search this
Recreation--Dancing  Search this
Animal--Bird--Chicken  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Wagon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A800004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401297

Last Painting, Unfinished, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm--Barn  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Cart  Search this
Animal--Horse  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810020
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401322

The Prairie, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 86.529
Date:
1960
Topic:
Landscape--Plain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61570755
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_412420

Fall Pasture, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Date:
1963
Topic:
Landscape--Farm  Search this
Landscape--Season--Autumn  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--Farmhouse  Search this
Animal--Bird--Chicken  Search this
Animal--Cattle  Search this
Landscape--Plant--Wildflower  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A800003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401296

Mariposa Courthouse -- General Freemont VS. Gold Miners, 1854, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Landscape--California--Mariposa  Search this
Architecture exterior--Civic--Courthouse  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Industry--Mining  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401306

Humpty-Dumpty Railroad, (painting)

Painter:
Blair, Streeter 1888-1966  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sari Heller Gallery Beverly Hills California
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Landscape--Season--Winter  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Train  Search this
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic--House  Search this
Architecture exterior--Religious--Church  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A810010
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_401312

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