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Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp

Interviewee:
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Richard Brown  Search this
Creator:
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Names:
Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Avedisian, Edward, 1936-2007  Search this
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Follett, Jean, 1917-1991  Search this
Force, Miles  Search this
Leslie, Alan  Search this
Muller, Jan, 1922-1958  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Stout, Myron, 1908-1987  Search this
Ting, Walasse  Search this
Wilson, Jane, 1924-2015  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording: (1 hour, 3 min.), 7 in.)
30 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963 October 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Ivan C. Karp conducted 1963 October 18, by Richard Brown Baker, for the Archives of American Art.
The interview focuses on Karp's time as co-director of the Hansa Gallery from 1956 to 1958. Karp talks about the general character and co-operative structure of the gallery; its mailing list and operation practices; how it located new talent; its sales; its location; critics and collectors who visited the gallery; coverage of the gallery in the art and general press; the make-up of its membership and his co-director Richard Bellamy. He discusses artists who were affiliated with the gallery: Richard Stankiewicz; Jane Wilson; Jan Müller; George Segal; Jean Follett; Myron Stout; Lilly Brody: Allan Kaprow; Miles Force; and Fay Lansner. He also mentions unaffiliated artists who exhibited in group shows at Hansa: Alfred Lesie, Robert Richenburg, Walasse Ting and the New Sculpture Group. Collectors mentioned are Horace Richter, Charles Carpenter, and Liz Parkinson [ph].
Biographical / Historical:
Ivan C. Karp (1926-) is an art dealer from New York, New York. Worked at the Hansa Gallery two seasons under Richard Bellamy. Later became director of the OK Harris Gallery.
General:
Part of this interview was inadvertently recorded over by the interviewer.
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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Artist-run galleries -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.karp63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-karp63

Oral history interview with Richard Bellamy

Interviewee:
Bellamy, Richard  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Richard Brown  Search this
Names:
Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Forst, Miles, 1923-  Search this
Gruen, John  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Muller, Jan, 1922-1958  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Stout, Myron, 1908-1987  Search this
Extent:
70 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Bellamy, concerning the Hansa Gallery, conducted 1963, by Richard Brown Baker, for the Archives of American Art.
Bellamy speaks of the Hansa Gallery's original organization by a group of Hans Hofmann's students; Hansa's location, purpose and program; and the definition of a cooperative gallery. Bellamy reminisces about his early life in Cincinnati, the influence of the Provincetown exhibition in 1949, becoming manager and director of Hansa Gallery and the gallery's move uptown. He discusses financial arrangements with artists, guest exhibitions, collectors, the gallery's location and its disadvantages in regard to visitors and critics, an Allan Kaprow exhibition, and the inclusion of Hansa artists in the Whitney Museum of American Art's annuals and other exhibitions.
He comments on Hansa's reputation, ART NEWS notices, comparisons of the Hansa and Green galleries, the weaknesses of a cooperative gallery, the search for new artists, financial problems, reasons for closing the gallery, galleries where original Hansa artists now exhibit and the gallery's importance in the art life of the times. He recalls John Gruen, Richard Stankiewicz, Miles Forst, Jan Muller, Myron Stout, and Thomas Hess.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Bellamy (1927-1998) was an art dealer from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 34 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art's 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:
Cooperative societies -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bellam63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bellam63

Oral history interview with Richard Stankiewicz

Interviewee:
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Interviewer:
Baker, Richard Brown  Search this
Names:
Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Muller, Jan, 1922-1958  Search this
Extent:
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Richard Stankiewicz conducted by Richard Brown Baker in 1963 for the Archives of American Art, regarding the Hansa Gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Stankiewicz (1922-1983) was a sculptor and educator and Huntington, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 5 min.
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:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- History  Search this
Artist-run galleries -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Huntington -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.stanki63
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stanki63

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
Muller, 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, 1924-2000  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Vostell, Wolf, 1932-1998  Search this
Waring, James, 1922-1975  Search this
Watts, Robert M., 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
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hansen73

Faust Scene with Red Mouse, (painting)

Painter:
Muller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1956
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Literature--Goethe--Faust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F970104
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474779

The Witches, (painting)

Painter:
Muller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Medium:
Oil on wood shingle
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Gruenebaum Gallery New York New York
Date:
1957
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Occult--Witch  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F970105
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474780

Provence (Aqueduct Series) no. 3, (painting)

Painter:
Muller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Sid Deutsch Gallery New York New York
Topic:
Landscape--France--Provence  Search this
Landscape--River  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F960012
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_474635

Out of the fifties, into the sixties : 6 figurative expressionists

Author:
Delaney, Beauford 1901-1979  Search this
Golub, Leon 1922-2004  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Johnson, Lester 1919-2010  Search this
Müller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Thompson, Bob 1937-1966  Search this
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
[2001]
Topic:
Figurative expressionism  Search this
Call number:
N6758.5.F53 O98 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_614580

Jan Müller : major paintings 1956-1957

Author:
Müller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Oil and Steel Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Müller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Physical description:
[26] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
Call number:
ND237.M864 O35 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_632855

Jan Müller, 1922-1958

Author:
Müller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Gruenebaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Müller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : chiefly ill., port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
Call number:
ND237.M864 A4 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_658224

Jan Müller, 1922-1958

Author:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Subject:
Müller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Physical description:
unpaged. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1962
1962]
Call number:
N40.1.M9535 S6
N40.1.M9535S6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_234264

Jan Müller : [exhibition] November 17 to December 5, 1964, Staempfli

Artist:
Müller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Author:
Staempfli Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Müller, Jan 1922-1958  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet (6 unnumbered pages) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 x 69 cm, folded to 20 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1964
[1964]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1042805

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