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Interview with Robert Mallary for the "Art Scene" radio series

Creator:
Mallary, Robert, 1917-1997  Search this
Gore, Marian L.  Search this
Mallary, Robert, 1917-1997  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1962 June 18
Topic:
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12231
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Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers, 1958-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12231

Waldorf panel on sculpture

Creator:
Waldorf panel on sculpture (1965 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Agostini, Peter  Search this
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Ferber, Herbert, 1906-1991  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Judd, Donald, 1928-1994  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Mallary, Robert, 1917-1997  Search this
Marsicano, Nicholas, 1908-1991  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Rosenthal, Rachel, 1926-  Search this
Schwartz, Sal  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Slivka, David, 1913-  Search this
Wines, James, 1932-  Search this
Extent:
6 Sound tapes ((partially transcribed), 7 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tapes
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 17 and March 17
Scope and Contents:
A two part panel discussion on sculpture (6 7" tapes), partially transcribed on 141 pages. Participants are Peter Agostini, Will Barnet, Elaine De Kooning, Herbert Ferber, John Ferren, Donald Judd, Frederick Kiesler, Ibram Lassaw, Robert Mallary, Nicholas Marsicano, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Philip Pavia (organizer), Ad Reinhardt, Rachel Rosenthal, Sal Schwartz, George Segal, David Slivka, and James Wines.
Biographical / Historical:
The Waldorf Panel on Sculpture was organized by Philip Pavia, who chose the name in homage to the informal artists' discussions held at the Waldorf Cafeteria on 6th St. in the early to mid 1940s, and which later formed the nucleus to the artists' group known as the Club.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original recordings requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.waldpane
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-waldpane

Oral history interview with Wayne Thiebaud

Interviewee:
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Interviewer:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Names:
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Mallary, Robert, 1917-1997  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-  Search this
Extent:
71 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2001 May 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Wayne Thiebaud conducted 2001 May 17-18, by Susan Larsen, for the Archives of American Art, in New York.
Thiebaud discusses his childhood in Long Beach, California and his evolving interest in art; his long time friendship with sculptor Robert Mallary who encouraged Thiebaud to become a painter; his career as an artist and teacher; and the creations of his paintings of food, objects arranged in display counters and paintings of contemporary people in plain abstracted space. Thiebaud recalls Richard Diebenkorn, William Wiley, and Roy de Forest.
Biographical / Historical:
Wayne Thiebaud (1920- ) is a painter and art teacher from Sacramento, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 53 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:
Painters -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.thieba01
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thieba01

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:

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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Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goremari

William Conger papers

Creator:
Conger, William  Search this
Names:
Roy Boyd Gallery  Search this
De Kooning, Elaine  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Klement, Vera, 1929-  Search this
Leaf, June, 1929-  Search this
Loving, Richard.  Search this
Mallary, Robert, 1917-1997  Search this
Paschke, Ed  Search this
Valerio, James  Search this
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1950-2018
Scope and Contents:
The william Conger papers measure 6.5 linear feet and date from 1950-2018. Included are correspondence, writings, exhibition and loan files, project files, financial and legal records, photographs, works of art, and printed material and an audio cassette recording regarding William Conger's career as a painter and detailing his business dealings and involvement with Chicago's art community.
Correspondence is with family and friends and also includes letters to Conger from Elaine de Kooning, Robert Mallary, June Leaf, Miyoko Ito, James Valerio, Ed Paschke, Richard Loving, Vera Klement, and others including educators and admirers of Conger's work. Writings include journals, artist's statements, lectures, talks, essays about art written by Conger and reviews. Project files relate to grants, commissions and files on public art. Financial records consist of inventories and appraisals of works of art, lists of paintings, sales invoices and receipts, consignment agreements and inventory and legal documents relating to the Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Photographs are of Conger, his family, friends, events, works of art, and his studio and negatives and slides of early studios and works of art. Works of art include sketches and studies by Conger and drawings by Conger's grandchildren. Printed material consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, press clippings, and general information on the Chicago art scene (some annotated by Conger). Also included is an audio recording on cassette "Conger, Paschke and Valerio" .
Biographical / Historical:
William Conger (1937- ) is an abstract painter in Chicago, Illinois.
Related Materials:
William Conger papers relating to his years as a faculty member at Northwestern University are located at: Northwestern University Archives.
Provenance:
Donated 2007, 2015 and 2019 by William Conger.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Rights:
Journals: Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication must be obtained from William Conger
Occupation:
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.congwill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-congwill

The Orator, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles California 90036
Date:
1962
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Occupation--Education--Orator  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75000575
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_1035

Prison Yard, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: stone; Base: resin on plywood backing
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smith College Smith College Museum of Art Elm Street at Bedford Terrace Northampton Massachusetts 01063 Accession Number: 1959:240
Date:
1959
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 77000737
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_11070

The Prophet, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Mixed
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Weatherspoon Art Gallery Spring Garden & Tate Street Greensboro North Carolina 27412
Date:
1959-1960
Topic:
Occupation--Religion--Prophet  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76009473
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20441

Apothecary, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Polyester, paper, and crushed stone on plywood
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14222 Accession Number: K63:23
Date:
1960
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 33660082
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_466697

Mallary; [2 decades of work, 1948 to 1968

Author:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
State University College at Potsdam, N.Y  Search this
Subject:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. illus., ports. 22 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1969
1969?]
Call number:
N6537.M343 A4 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774549

Allan Stone Gallery opening exhibition, 1963-64 : four sculptors: Robert Mallary, John Chamberlain, John Anderson, Cesar

Author:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Allan Stone Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1963
[1963]
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_904690

Bacchante, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Massachusetts University Museum of Contemporary Art Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Drive Amherst Massachusetts 01003 Accession Number: 1969.15
Date:
1965-1966
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Mythology--Classical--Bacchanal  Search this
Control number:
IAS 20100018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_460102

Quad IV, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Laminated slabs of computer-determined marble
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1970
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 88120016
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_303490

Infanta, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Cardboard construction with paper collage
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Newark Museum 49 Washington Street Newark New Jersey 07101 Accession Number: 67.401
Date:
1960
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 31820141
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296049

Katch, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Wood and metal
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Genevieve & Donald Gilmore Art Center 314 South Park Street Kalamazoo Michigan 49007
Date:
1961
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76000788
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_1422

Pythia, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Plywood, fiberglass, epoxy and painted steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
State of New York Office of General Services Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza Albany New York 12223
Date:
1966
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76001946
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_1921

The Parachutist, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Polyester, tuxedo, umbrella
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Walker Art Center Vineland Place Minneapolis Minnesota 55403
Date:
1962-1963
Topic:
Figure  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Parachuting  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76000226
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_226

In Flight, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Wood, dust, sand, and synthetic polymer resin on painted plywood
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street New York New York 10019 Accession Number: 15.59
Date:
1957
Topic:
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Flight  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36240309
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_28689

Earth Mother, (sculpture)

Title:
Nambe, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: composition stone; Base: resin over wooden supports
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street New York New York 10019 Accession Number: 524.71
Date:
1958
Topic:
Allegory--Life--Womanhood  Search this
Mythology  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36240310
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_28690

Phoenix, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Mallary, Robert 1917-1997  Search this
Medium:
Cardboard and synthetic resin with sand over wooden supports
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street New York New York 10019 Accession Number: 269.63
Date:
1960
Topic:
Mythology--Egyptian--Phoenix  Search this
Control number:
IAS 36240311
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_28691

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