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Dwan Gallery (Dwan, Virginia)

Collection Creator:
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 31
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1971
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, holds the intellectual property rights, including copyright, to all materials created by Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt with the exception of the following items: two holiday cards found in box 11, folders 22-23. For these two items, copyright held by Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Requests for permission to reproduce should be submitted to ARS.

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:
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.2: General
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9012be0cc-07a0-4d6a-a52a-f48e4ffef341
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-smitrobe-ref48

Virginia Dwan, New York, New York letter to town clerk, Tuckerton, New Jersey

Creator:
Dwan, Virginia, 1931-  Search this
Dwan, Virginia, 1931-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1967 April 21
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11618
See more items in:
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11618
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Virginia Dwan

Subject:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1969
Topic:
Gallery directors  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8801
See more items in:
Dwan Gallery records, 1959-circa 1982, bulk 1959-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_8801

Robert Smithson collecting sand in Pine Barrens, New Jersey

Photographer:
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Subject:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Holt, Nancy  Search this
Peacock, Mary  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New Jersey
Date:
1968 January
Topic:
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11612
See more items in:
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11612
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Reproduction of Walter De Maria telegram to Virginia Dwan

Photographer:
Russell, Walter  Search this
Russell, Walter  Search this
Subject:
De Maria, Walter  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1970?
Topic:
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18004
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Dwan Gallery records, 1959-circa 1982, bulk 1959-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18004
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Oral history interview with Robert Smithson, 1972 July 14-19

Interviewee:
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12013
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212421
AAA_collcode_smiths72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212421
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Oral history interview with George Herms, 1993 Dec. 8-1994 Mar 10

Interviewee:
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Asher, Betty  Search this
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Lamantia, Philip  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Parker, Charlie  Search this
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Beat generation  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12275
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215576
AAA_collcode_herms93
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215576
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Oral history interview with Jeffrey Deitch, 2006 May 15

Interviewee:
Deitch, Jeffrey, 1950-  Search this
Deitch, Jeffrey, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Beecroft, Vanessa  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Halley, Peter  Search this
Haring, Keith  Search this
Koons, Jeff  Search this
Panza, Giuseppe  Search this
Pretto, Julian  Search this
Ray, Charles  Search this
Harvard Business School  Search this
John Weber Gallery  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13556
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)258750
AAA_collcode_deitch06
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_258750
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Dwan Gallery records, 1959-circa 1982, bulk 1959-1971

Creator:
Dwan Gallery  Search this
Dwan Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Raymond  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Weber, John  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Klein, Yves  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Richenburg, Robert  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Raysse, Martial  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Arman  Search this
Arakawa, Shusaku  Search this
Goodnough, Robert  Search this
Anastasi, William  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Topic:
Art -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art -- California -- Los Angeles -- Exhibitions  Search this
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6056
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216037
AAA_collcode_dwangall
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216037
Online Media:

Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975, bulk 1964-1975

Creator:
Finch College. Museum of Art  Search this
Varian, Elayne H. (Elayne Hanley), 1913-1987  Search this
Finch College. Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Glimcher, Arnold B.  Search this
Benglis, Lynda  Search this
Anderson, David K.  Search this
Bochner, Mel  Search this
Benyon, Margaret  Search this
Janis, Sidney  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Hollander, Irwin  Search this
Insley, Will  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Siegelaub, Seth  Search this
Richter, Hans  Search this
Parsons, Betty  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Kirby, Michael  Search this
Chase, Doris  Search this
Cross, Lloyd G.  Search this
Davis, Douglas  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Feigen, Richard L.  Search this
Wise, Howard  Search this
Weiner, Sam  Search this
Sonfist, Alan  Search this
Mazur, Michael  Search this
Meyer, Ursula  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Levine, Les  Search this
Type:
Transcripts
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Museum records
Topic:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8114
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210285
AAA_collcode_finccoll
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210285
Online Media:

Interview with Virginia Dwan

Creator:
Dwan, Virginia, 1931-  Search this
Varian, Elayne H. (Elayne Hanley), 1913-1987  Search this
Dwan, Virginia, 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1969 April
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Dealers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12307
See more items in:
Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975, bulk 1964-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12307

Oral history interview with Virginia Dwan, 2010 July 14-2011 March 21

Interviewee:
Dwan, Virginia, 1931-  Search this
Dwan, Virginia, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Stuckey, Charles F.  Search this
Subject:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16109
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362284
AAA_collcode_dwan10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362284

Oral history interview with Virginia Dwan, 1984 March 21-June 7

Interviewee:
Dwan, Virginia, 1931-  Search this
Dwan, Virginia, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Stuckey, Charles F.  Search this
Subject:
Andre, Carl  Search this
Arman  Search this
De Maria, Walter  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Heizer, Michael  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Klein, Yves  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Ryman, Robert  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12911
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212277
AAA_collcode_dwan84
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212277

Oral history interview with Robert Grosvenor, 1972 Aug. 9

Interviewee:
Grosvenor, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Grosvenor, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Congdon, William  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11843
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212482
AAA_collcode_grosve72
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212482

Oral history interview with George Herms

Interviewee:
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Alexander, Robert  Search this
Asher, Betty  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Lamantia, Philip, 1927-  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Extent:
8 Sound cassettes (Sound recording (60 min.), analog)
162 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Date:
1993 Dec. 8-1994 Mar 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of George Herms conducted 1993 Dec. 8-1994 Mar. 10, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Herms discusses the development of his ideas and art. He recalls individuals and events associated with avant-garde art activity in California from the 1950s to present (1990s). He recalls Philip Lamantia, Charlie Parker, Wallace Berman, Robert Alexander, Ferus Gallery, Walter Hopps, Edward Kienholz, Virginia Dwan, Betty Asher, Michael McClure, and Diane di Prima, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
George Herms (1935- ) is an assemblage and collage artist of Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif. Central participant in the West Coast Beat culture.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1959 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Beat generation  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.herms93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99005d1ed-2303-4050-88fa-446901b6559d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-herms93
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Robert Smithson

Interviewee:
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Extent:
59 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 July 14-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Robert Smithson conducted 1972 July 14-19, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art at 799 Greenwich Street in New York on July 14 and 19 1972. Smithson speaks of growing up in Passaic, New Jersey; primary and high school; high school art education; going to New York Museums; writing and its impact on art work; the Artists Gallery; the Art Students League; his time in the army; the Cedar Bar; Quicksand; the Museum of Modern Art; art education; Sam Smithson; his father; traveling the U.S.; Brooklyn Museum School; impact of the Museum of Natural History; moving to New York; visiting Europe; psychology; show at the George Lester Gallery; the Broken Circle; Dallas-Fort Worth Airport; crystalline structures; meeting William Carlos Williams; cosmology; Enantiomorphic Chambers; mapping; painting and drawing; the Dwan Gallery; getting married; Aerial Art; earthworks; sculpture; the Cryosphere; Alogon; Rome; stratas; nonsites; When Attitudes Become Form; Attitudes; mining sites and quarries; light and reflection; the Spiral Jetty; coordination of large works; documentation; selection of sites; Gyrostasis; weather's impact and seasonal change of the Spiral Jetty; confines of the gallery and museum; mirrors; landscapes; artist materials; art education; traveling; art and vacations; documenta; Smithson also recalls Federica Beer-Monti , Hugh Stix , Danny Donohue, Joe Levin, Charlie Hasloff, John Cassavetes , Alan Brilliant, Irving Sandler, Barnett Newman, Richard Bellamy,John Groth, Lawrence Alloway, T. S. Elliot, Donald Judd, William Carlos Williams, Jackson Pollock, William Burroughs, Ad Reinhardt, Dan Flavin, Virginia Dwan, Rosalind Krauss, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Smithson (1938-1973) was a sculptor well known for his earthworks.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Environmental artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.smiths72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a3c8b740-0374-4dc6-87f9-616fbbc142c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smiths72
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jeffrey Deitch

Interviewee:
Deitch, Jeffrey  Search this
Creator:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Harvard Business School -- Students  Search this
John Weber Gallery  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) -- Students  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Beecroft, Vanessa  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Halley, Peter  Search this
Haring, Keith  Search this
Koons, Jeff  Search this
Panza, Giuseppe  Search this
Pretto, Julian  Search this
Ray, Charles  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2006 May 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jeffrey Deitch conducted 2006 May 15, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Deitch Projects on Grand Street, in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, New York. Deitch discusses his childhood in Hartford, Connecticut; growing up in a family business; his experience as an exchange student in France and Japan during his teenage years; his education in economics and art history at Wesleyan University; the opening of his own local art gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts; his move to New York and his first job at the John Weber gallery as a secretary; curating an exhibition called "Lives" which described how artists use their lives as an art medium; attending Harvard Business School; moving back to New York and starting an art advisory program for Citibank in 1979; his travels to Asia; his first New York gallery opening with artists Peter Halley and Charles Ray; opening Deitch Projects in 1996; the administration of the gallery, including investing in an archivist, a financial manager, and a press liaison; incorporating popular musical acts into shows, attesting to his belief in diversity in the arts; his view of gallery publicity and criticism; art fairs versus traditional art galleries; discussion of works of art such as Tu M' (1918) by Marcel Duchamp and Edouard Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergere (1881-82); and art education evolving into a more professional field. Deitch also recalls John Weber, Carl Andre, John Cage, Vito Acconci, Jeff Koons, Julian Pretto, Vanessa Beecroft, Virginia Dwan, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Keith Haring, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jeffrey Deitch (1950- ) is an art dealer from New York, New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 12 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.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.deitch06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3065b51-03ed-4a5a-af29-9b4fcfbd3a92
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deitch06
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Virginia Dwan

Interviewee:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Interviewer:
Stuckey, Charles F.  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Extent:
66 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 July 14-2011 March 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Virginia Dwan conducted 2010 July 14-2011 March 21, by Charles F. Stuckey, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Dwan's home, in New York, New York.
Biographical / Historical:
Virginia Dwan (1931- ) is an art collector and philanthropist in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 48 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.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from Virginia Dwan, c/o of Anne Kovach. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Collectors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Philanthropists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dwan10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fdab0cdc-e6b7-462e-8aa9-4078f58c3a52
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dwan10

Oral history interview with Robert Grosvenor

Interviewee:
Grosvenor, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Congdon, William, 1912-1998  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark, 1933-  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 5 in.)
54 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 Aug. 9
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Robert Grosvenor conducted 1972 Aug. 9, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Grosvenor speaks of his early life and education in Newport, R.I.; studying in Europe; his first formal art instruction in Dijon, France; the art and architecture scene in Paris; his U.S. Army service; meeting Mark di Suvero, and his influence; his one-man show at the Dwan Gallery; materials; and the impermanence of his pieces. He recalls Richard Bellamy, Virginia Dwan, and William Congdon.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Grosvenor (1937-) is a sculptor from 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 others.
Restrictions:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Art students -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.grosve72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9383e459b-83e9-4103-bf40-d9e95197721e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grosve72

Oral history interview with Virginia Dwan

Interviewee:
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Interviewer:
Stuckey, Charles F.  Search this
Names:
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Arman, 1928-2005  Search this
De Maria, Walter, 1935-2013  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Heizer, Michael, 1944-  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Klein, Yves, 1928-1962  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Ryman, Robert, 1930-2019  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
192 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1984 March 21-June 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Virginia Dwan conducted 1984 March 21-June 7, by Charles F. Stuckey, for the Archives of American Art.
Dwan speaks of her background and education; her early interest in art; starting her gallery in 1959 in Los Angeles; the early days of her gallery; the development of her circle of artists; early shows; financing the gallery; "shopping" for art and artists; public and critical reaction to her gallery's shows; the decision to go to New York, and getting established there; making decisions about what to show; collectors; the closing of the Dwan Gallery; and her life since. She also relates anecdotes about the creation and execution of Robert Smithson's "Spiral Jetty" and reminisces about numerous artists with whom she was associated, including: Jean Tinguely, Robert Rauschenberg, Yves Klein, Ad Reinhardt, Ed Kienholz, Philip Guston, Arman, Robert Smithson, Franz Kline, Kenneth Snelson, Carl Andre, Sol Lewitt, Michael Heizer, Walter De Maria, and Robert Ryman.
Biographical / Historical:
Virginia Dwan (1931- ) is an art dealer from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 10 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 19 digital wav file. Duration is 11 hr., 20 min.
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:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Rights:
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Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.dwan84
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9165fee55-bbae-4357-8563-cb11f920e998
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dwan84

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