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Oral history interview with Al Hansen, 1973 November 6-13

Interviewee:
Hansen, Al, 1927-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Brecht, George  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Eisenhauer, Lette  Search this
Goldfine, Pauline  Search this
Groth, John  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Maciunas, George  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Marisol  Search this
McCarey, Don  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Müller, Jan  Search this
Nakian, Reuben  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Ortiz, Rafael Montanez  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Vostell, Wolf  Search this
Waring, James  Search this
Watts, Robert  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Reuben Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Al Hansen, 1973 November 6-13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Happenings (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12668
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212717
AAA_collcode_hansen73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212717

Oral history interview with Al Hansen

Interviewee:
Hansen, Al, 1927-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) -- Students  Search this
Pratt Institute -- Students  Search this
Reuben Gallery  Search this
Brecht, George  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Eisenhauer, Lette  Search this
Goldfine, Pauline  Search this
Groth, John, 1908-1988  Search this
Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Maciunas, George, 1931-1978  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
McCarey, Don  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Müller, Jan, 1922-1958  Search this
Nakian, Reuben, 1897-1986  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Ortiz, Rafael Montanez  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Vostell, Wolf, 1932-1998  Search this
Waring, James, 1922-1975  Search this
Watts, Robert, 1923-1988  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels (Sound recording, 5 in.)
112 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1973 November 6-13
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Al Hansen conducted 1973 November 6-13, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Hansen traces his personal history, recalling his childhood and early education in Queens; his service in the armed forces; and jobs he held in social work, advertising, off-Broadway theater, and art galleries. He describes taking classes with John Groth at the Art Students League in the 1940s; with Reuben Nakian at Pratt in the 1950s; and with John Cage at the New School in 1958. He also discusses the rise of New York as an art center; his interest in film; his involvement in experimental sound and music; his approach to creating Happenings and that of other artists; organizing poetry readings at the Epitome Coffee Shop; his Hershey bar wrapper collages; the writing of his book, "A Primer of Happenings and Space Time Art," (New York: Something Else Press 1965); his interactions with Fluxus and George Maciunas; participating in the "Below Zero" show at the Reuben Gallery in 1959; attending the Destruction In Art symposium in London in 1966; and his recent exhibitions in Germany. People he recalls include Tony Smith; Pauline Goldfine [ph]; Dick Higgins; Wolf Vostell; Larry Poons; Allan Kaprow; Claes Oldenburg; Don McCarey [ph]; Jim Dine; George Brecht; Jackson Mac Low; James Waring; Marisol Escobar; Ivan Karp; Bob Watts; George Segal; Judith Dunn; Bob Dunn; Jan Müller; Nam June Paik; Raphael Ortiz; Charlotte Moorman; and Lettie Lou Eisenhauer.
Biographical / Historical:
Al Hansen (1927-1995) was an artist from New York, New York. Founder of Fluxus art movement and one of the first Happenings artists.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Happenings (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.hansen73
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9934acc05-c372-46fa-924a-d3cdb5649cbf
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hansen73
Online Media:

Festival Recordings: Alberta Jubilee Stage: Maria Dunn (Bob Chelmick); Zephyr (Isabelle Laurint)

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
2006 July 8
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.2006, Item FP-2006-CT-0294
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival / Series 2: Alberta at the Smithsonian / 2.3: Audio
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5976f1db4-21e6-4a5c-ad5f-ecc00500a885
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-2006-ref645

Camera-ready comic strip, entitled "Halto's They'll Do It Every Time".

Graphic artist:
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Author:
Thompson, Tommy  Search this
Publisher:
King Features Syndicate  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 25.6 cm x 31.5 cm; 10 1/16 in x 12 3/8 in
Object Name:
Drawing
Object Type:
Drawings
Other Terms:
Drawing; Pen and Ink
Date made:
08/02/1966
Credit Line:
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
ID Number:
GA.22614
Catalog number:
22614
Accession number:
277502
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Cultures & Communities
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-1a11-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_797298

Camera-ready comic strip, entitled "Hatlo's They'll Do It Every Time".

Graphic artist:
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Scaduto, Al  Search this
Author:
Thompson, Tommy  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 38.5 cm x 56.8 cm; 15 3/16 in x 22 3/8 in
Object Name:
Drawing
Object Type:
Drawings
Other Terms:
Drawing; Pen and Ink
Date made:
04/03/1966
Subject:
Boxing  Search this
Credit Line:
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
ID Number:
GA.22613
Catalog number:
22613
Accession number:
277502
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Popular Entertainment
Cultures & Communities
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-0844-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_799583

Camera-ready comic strip, entitled Little Iodine

Author:
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Publisher:
King Features Syndicate  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 28 cm x 58.9 cm; 11 in x 23 3/16 in
Object Name:
Drawing
Object Type:
Drawings
Other Terms:
Drawing; Pen and Ink
Date made:
08/21/1966
Credit Line:
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY
ID Number:
GA.22561
Catalog number:
22561
Accession number:
277502
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Cultures & Communities
Communications
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-d527-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_799718

Just the Type [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1955
Image number:
JUL J0030102
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_30103

Dunn, Bob

Collection Creator:
Jamison Thomas Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1992-1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is available in the Archives' Washington, D.C. research facility. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Jamison Thomas Gallery records, 1940-1996, bulk 1980-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jamison Thomas Gallery Records
Jamison Thomas Gallery Records / Series 2: Client and Collector Files / 2.2: Individuals
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw98a0cd50a-6ce8-4653-a54c-4e350aeae0bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jamithog-ref218

Follow the yellow brick road, the Appalachian Trail, or your own path

Creator:
National Museum of American History  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:50:53 +0000
Topic:
American History  Search this
See more posts:
Blog Feed
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_d80b979cbaf1718dfef463e53db00bbf

And they all sang : adventures of an eclectic disc jockey / Studs Terkel

Author:
Terkel, Studs 1912-2008  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 301 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Interviews
Date:
2005
Topic:
Musicians  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821875

Saltwater game fishes of the world : an illustrated history / Bob Dunn and Peter Goadby

Title:
Game fishes of the world
Author:
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Goadby, Peter  Search this
Former owner:
Springer, Victor Gruschka 1928- DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 292 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
Topic:
Big game fishing--History  Search this
Saltwater fishing--History  Search this
Marine fishes--History  Search this
Ichthyology--History  Search this
Call number:
SH457 .D86 2000b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811904

Saltwater game fishes of the world : an illustrated history / Bob Dunn and Peter Goadby

Title:
Game fishes of the world
Author:
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Goadby, Peter  Search this
Former owner:
Springer, Victor Gruschka 1928- DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[382] leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
2000?]
Topic:
Big game fishing--History  Search this
Saltwater fishing--History  Search this
Marine fishes--History  Search this
Ichthyology--History  Search this
Call number:
SH457 .D86 2000c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823750

Handies and footsies / by Bob Dunn

Author:
Dunn, Bob 1908-1989  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray  Search this
Physical description:
[48] p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
C1936
Topic:
Charades  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D919x D8h 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632032

Knock, knock : featuring Enoch Knox / by Bob Dunn

Title:
Knock knock, who's there?
Author:
Dunn, Bob 1908-1989  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[48] p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1936
C1936
Topic:
Knock-knock jokes  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D919x D8k 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509359

Saltwater game fishes of the world : an illustrated history / Bob Dunn and Peter Goadby

Title:
Game fishes of the world
Author:
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Goadby, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 292 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Big game fishing--History  Search this
Saltwater fishing--History  Search this
Marine fishes--History  Search this
Call number:
SH457.5 .D86 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_615583

Hospital happy, by Bob Dunn

Author:
Dunn, Bob 1908-1989  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[90] p. ill. 24 cm
Type:
Humor
Date:
1949
C1949
Topic:
Medical personnel and patient--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Hospitals  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D919x D8 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509313

I'm gonna be a father, by Bob Dunn, with a little assistance from his wife

Author:
Dunn, Bob 1908-1989  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[84] p. ill. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1941
C1941
Topic:
Fatherhood--Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D919x D8i 1941
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509312

One day in the army, by Bob Dunn, no. 84, Draft board no. 2

Author:
Dunn, Bob 1908-1989  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Military life  Search this
Physical description:
[87] p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Caricatures and cartoons
Date:
1944
C1944
Call number:
N40.1.D919x D8o 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509399

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