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Oral history interview with Gyöngy Laky

Interviewee:
Laky, Gyöngy, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Branford, Joanne Segal, 1933-1994  Search this
Christiansen, Brett  Search this
Dobras, Darryl  Search this
Dumas, Mary  Search this
Elliott, Lilian, 1930-1994  Search this
Foosaner, Judith, 1940-  Search this
Gablik, Suzi, 1934-  Search this
Hamilton, Ann, 1956-  Search this
Lahner, Émile, 1893-1980  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1927-2020  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Ocampo, Kim  Search this
Puryear, Martin, 1941-  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (Sound recordings: 11 sound files (4 hr., 8 min.), digital, wav)
66 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2007 December 11-12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gyöngy Laky conducted 2007 December 11-12, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Laky's home and studio, in San Francisco, California.
Laky speaks of her recent exhibitions; leaving Hungary as a child; using words in art; learning languages; family influences in her art; the family art gallery and Chinese painting; changing majors in college; working with various materials; using recycled materials in her work; retirement; planning her works; working with assistants; working with a small community in Europe; construction of her works; using computers to create art; the craft "renaissance"; scale and outdoor projects; working with dealers and commissioned pieces; emphasis on negative space. Laky also recalls Emile Lahner, Mary Dumas, Ed Rossbach, Judy Foosaner, Peter Voulkos, Joanne Branford, Lillian Elliott, Henry Miller, Louise Nevelson, Darryl Dobras, Brett Christiansen, Kim Ocampo, Jack Lenor Larsen, Martin Puryear, Ann Hamilton, Suzi Gablik, Susan Sontag, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Gyöngy Laky (1944- ) is a textile artist from San Francisco, California. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 8 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.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Painting -- China  Search this
Textile artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and computers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.laky07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laky07

Oral history interview with Gyöngy Laky, 2007 December 11-12

Interviewee:
Laky, Gyöngy, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Branford, Joanne Segal  Search this
Christiansen, Brett  Search this
Dobras, Darryl  Search this
Dumas, Mary  Search this
Elliott, Lilian  Search this
Foosaner, Judith  Search this
Gablik, Suzi  Search this
Hamilton, Ann  Search this
Lahner, Émile  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Ocampo, Kim  Search this
Puryear, Martin  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
Sontag, Susan  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Computer Art  Search this
Painting -- China  Search this
Textile artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art and computers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13672
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)274523
AAA_collcode_laky07
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_274523
Online Media:

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4490b6f6e-0ac4-4133-9dfd-3ddbc2f6af67
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-7

Folder 21 Dumas, Mary, 1962. Concerning proposed exhibition.

Collection Creator::
Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Department of Exhibitions  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 18
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 280, Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Department of Exhibitions, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 2: SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS, 1930-1969. / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0280-refidd1e1364

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq461f24ebf-8946-457e-a47e-8c27ac106f86
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-1

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b2af10af-4c2d-4498-8f0b-b6a3ed561fa3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-10

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ea7b581b-f512-480c-b8f3-8781778f5916
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-11

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-12
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e540b62a-24b8-448f-b2b8-64ac7f0d9f37
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-12

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-13
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq408689f33-318c-4280-b648-3a6d1f07428c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-13

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4ec30fa86-a0ad-43aa-aa78-7e1fdda075ef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-14

The Dancers

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Object Name:
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq41645e85d-4d40-41e9-8ede-5b03c9e76203
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-15

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: stitch-resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a605a4b1-b8c3-4dcd-ab38-e0487f634986
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-16

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: stitch-resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-17
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq44efa23cd-1d78-4cf0-8331-49f24c398c8c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-17

Panel

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Panel
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-18
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq413867beb-5b18-4011-b97b-4099712352fd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-18

Cats in the Grass

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Object Name:
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-19
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4443adf40-1d71-4f63-bdfa-5cce8c526f42
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-19

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq45fab3ac7-1320-46b7-acbd-316a59aa40bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-2

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-20
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4afabd505-bf20-47f7-940b-108b21fa2782
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-20

Hanging

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: wax resist
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Hanging
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-21
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq427a933a0-5a1e-4d79-be6d-c7e251fc6093
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-21

Handkerchief

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Handkerchief
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-22
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4eebb0d5d-7f4b-41a8-aefe-9d4fdce9b31e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-22

Scarf

Designer:
Mary Dumas, (American, 1912–1971)  Search this
Medium:
Medium: silk Technique: resist dyed
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Scarf
Made in:
USA
Date:
1935–71
Accession Number:
1974-48-23
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq46e689702-2a4c-44a4-8051-cf6a881aa508
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1974-48-23

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