An interview with Bob & Bob (Francis Shishim and Paul Velik) conducted 2020 July 10, by Matthew Simms, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project at Bob & Bob's respective homes in Santa Monica, Calif.
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Shishim (aka the Dark Bob) and Paul Velik (aka the Light Bob) founded the art team Bob & Bob in the early 1970s in Los Angeles, California. They were part of early performance art in Los Angeles that used ironic humor and media stereotypes to critique the art world and surrounding society.
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.
This interview is open for research.
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