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Oral history interview with Tom Otterness

Interviewee:
Otterness, Tom, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (sound files (4 hours., 26 min.), digital, wav )
79 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2009 April 10 - May 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Tom Otterness conducted 2009 April 10 - May 13, by Avis Berman for the Archives of American Art, at Otterness' studio in Brooklyn, New York.
Biographical / Historical:
Tom Otterness (1952-) is a sculptor well-known for his public art in 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 administrators.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the recording is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Public artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Public art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.ottern09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96fedb59f-1d87-4cb6-9088-cddeaa55c50d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ottern09

Oral history interview with Valerie Jaudon

Interviewee:
Jaudon, Valerie, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (Sound recording, master: 3 WMA files (5 hr., 43 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
95 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 Oct. 8-Dec. 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Valerie Jaudon conducted 2009 Oct. 8-Dec. 22, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's U.S. General Services Administration, Design Excellence and the Arts oral history project, at Jaudon's studio, in New York, N.Y.
Jaudon speaks of her family and early life in Greenville, MS; her early interactions with visual art; her education at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus and Memphis Academy of Art in Tennessee; her time as an art student at University of the Americas in Mexico City and at St. Martin's School of Art in London; her early career as an artist in New York City and her work for the architecture firm of Romaldo Giurgola; her involvement with the pattern painting and feminist art movements of the mid-1970s; her experience of being represented by dealers Holly Solomon and Sidney Janis; the artistic influences in her paintings and their formal development from the early 1970s to the present; commissioned works and installations for private and public spaces, including "Long Division" (1988), for the 23rd St. and Lexington Ave. subway station in New York City; "Reunion" (1989), for the Police Plaza at the Municipal Building in New York City; "Free Style" (1989), for the Athletic and Swim Club at the Equitable Center in New York City; "Pilot" (1989), for the City Hall in Atlanta, GA; "Eastern Standard" (1991), for the Rudin Building in New York City; "Refraction" (1994), for Staten Island College in New York City; "Blue Pools Courtyard" (1993), for the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama; "Solstice" (1996), at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport; "Measure for Measure" (1999), at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany; and her two GSA commissions: "Portal South, Portal North" (2002), for the Federal Courthouse in Jacksonville, FL; and "Filippine Garden" (2004), for the Thomas Eagleton Courthouse in St. Louis, MO. Jaudon also recalls the following individuals: Lawrence Alloway, Frank Auerbach, Gillian Ayres, Francis Bacon, Jim Balsley, Edward Larrabee Barnes, Lynda Benglis, Bruno Bischofberger, Scott Burton, Anthony Caro, Leo Castelli, Martin Craig, Louise Deutschman, John Duff, Thomas Francis Eagleton, Edward Louis Filippine, Eric Fischl, Conrad Fisher, James Ingo Freed, Lucian Freud, Jennifer Gibson, Françoise Gilot, Mitchell Giurgola, Paola Giurgola, Barbara Gladstone, Amy Goldin, Eugene Goossens, Frederick Gore, Dan Graham, Marcia Hafif, Lindsay Hannich, Al Held, Eva Hesse, Peter Howard, Carroll Janis, Harriet Janis, Neil Jenney, Jasper Johns, Louis Kahn, Richard Kalina, Allan Kaprow, Ivan Karp, Jane Kaufman, Willem de Kooning, Leon Kossoff, Joyce Kozloff, Cynthia Krauss, Sol Lewitt, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Roy Lichtenstein, Bob Loeb, Morris Louis, Kim MacConnel, Brice Marden, Gabriel Mayer, Ronay Menschel, Stephen Miotto, Mary Miss, Piet Mondrian, Henry Mundy, Betty Parsons, Cesar Pelli, Larry Poons, Tony Robin, Dorothea Rockburne, Randy Rosen, Aldo Rossi, Jonas Salk, Miriam Schapiro, Bernard Schmalenbach, Alfred Schmela, George Segal, Helen Segal, Rena Segal, Richard Serra, Ned Smyth, Horace Solomon, Pari Stave, Frank Stella, Gary Stephan, Margret Stuffmann, Robert Venturi, Joan Ward, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Isabel Wilson, Mario Yrisarry, Robert Zakanitch, Barbara Zucker; and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Valerie Jaudon (1945- ) is a feminist artist in New York, N.Y. She is known for her postminimal paintings and public art works.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.jaudon09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94d47b277-2c9b-496e-8cc0-931c62bfb917
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-jaudon09
Online Media:

Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives

Creator:
Fried, Frederick, 1909-1994  Search this
National Carousel Association.  Search this
Fried, Mary Hill  Search this
Extent:
36 Cubic feet (89 boxes, 10 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Advertisements
Clippings
Blueprints
Books
Auction catalogs
Design drawings
Date:
circa 1662-1999, undated
Scope and Contents:
Collection primarily documents American folk art collected by Frederick Fried (1908-1994) and his wife Mary McKensie Hill Fried (1914-1988). It includes photographic materials, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, research files, lecture notes, unpublished manuscripts, brochures, drawings, printed advertisements, blueprints, books, patents, correspondence, trade literature, sheet music, auction catalogs, oral history interviews, and commercially recorded music. Of particular interest is the material relating to carousels. There is a substantial amount of material relating to New York architecture, wood carvings, show figures, weathervanes, mechanical and coin operated machines, amusement parks, the circus, tattoos and lesser-known folk arts. The collection is arranged by subject or genre in the order maintained by Frederick and Mary Fried.
Arrangement:
Series 1, Professional Materials, 1930-1995, undated

Subseries 1.1, Lectures, 1968-1989, undated

Subseries 1.2, Research Notes, 1962-1975, undated

Subseries 1.3, Published and Unpublished Materials, 1960-1990, undated

Subseries 1.4, Exhibitions, 1966-1985, undated

Subseries 1.5, Correspondence, 1945-1995, undated

Subseries 1.6, Office Files, 1930-1991, undated

Series 2, Sculptors and Ship Carvers, 1855-1987, undated

Series 3, Ship Carving Reference Files, 1875-1990, undated

Series 4, Show Figures, 1847-1989, undated

Subseries 4.1, Carvers, 1847-1987, undated

Subseries 4.2, Reference Files, 1864-1989, undated

Series 5: Carousels, 1851-1999, undated

Subseries 5.1, Reference Files, 1851-1990, undated

Subseries 5.2, Manufacturerst, 1854-1999, undated

Subseries 5.3, Carvers, undated

Subseries 5.4, Foreign, 1902, undated

Subseries 5.5, Organizations, 1974-1991, undated

Subseries 5.6, Museum Collections, 1959-1989, undated

Series 5.7, Sites, 1962-1991, undated

Series 6, Charles W. Parker Company, 1904-1905; 1922-1924, undated

Subseries 6.1, Glass Plate Negatives, 6x8, 1904-1905, undated

Subseries 6.2, Glass Plate Negatives, 8x10, 1922-1924, undated

Series 7, Amusements Parks, 1917-1992, undated

Series 8, Amusement Industry, 1662-1994, undated

Subseries 8.1, Companies, 1903, undated

Subseries 8.2, Reference Files, 1662-1994, undated

Series 9, Circus, 1902-1992, undated

Series 10, Architectural Ornaments, 1832-1988, undated

Subseries 10.1, Residential Architecture, 1899-1985, undated

Subseries 10.2, New York City Municipal Parks, 1968-1988, undated

Subseries 10.3, South Street Seaport, 1965-1970, undated

Subseries 10.4, New York Civic Sculpture, 1832-1977, undated

Subseries 10.5, Architectural Ornamentation, 1873-1985, undated

Series 11, Weathervanes, 1854-1981, undated

Series 12, Automatic, Coin Operated, and Vending Machines, 1960-1980, undated

Series 13, Banner Paintings and Painters, 1892-1999, undated

Series 14, Folk Arts, 1783-1999, undated

Subseries 14.1, Reference Files, 1831-1988, undated

Subseries 14.2, Clocks and Watches, 1869-1876; 1976, undated

Subseries 14.3, Eagles, 1843-1989, undated

Subseries 14.4, Musical Instruments, 1963-1999, undated

Subseries 14.5, Painters and Paintings, 1950-1990, undated

Subseries 14.6, Signs and Symbols, 1974, 1976, undated

Subseries 14.7, Other Materials, 1872-1988, undated

Subseries 14.8, Miscellaneous, 1783-1954, undated

Series 15: Photographic Materials, 1832-1988, undated

Subseries 15.1, Photographs and Contact Sheets, 1940-1984, undated

Subseries 15.1.1, America's Forgotten Arts, undated

Subseries 15.1.2, Artists in Wood, undated

Subseries 15.1.3, General, 1940-1984, undated

Subseries 15.2, Slides, 1832-1987, undated

Subseries 15.3, Negatives, undated

Subseries 15.4, Glass Plate Negatives, undated

Subseries 15.5, Snapshots, 1964-1988, undated

Subseries 15.5.1, Artists, Manufacturers, and Dealers, undated

Subseries 15.5.2, Museum Collections, 1964, undated

Subseries 15.5.3, Parks or Other Locations, undated

Subseries 15.5.4, Private Collections, 1987-1988, undated

Subseries 15.5.5, General, 1983-1988, undated

Series 16, Audiovisual Materials, 1940-1991, undated

Subseries 16.1, Audiocassette Tapes, 1971-1988, undated

Subseries 16.1.1, Lectures, 1974-1986, undated

Subseries 16.1.2, Interviews, 1971-1984, undated

Subseries 16.1.3, Music, 1972-1988, undated

Subseries 16.2, Audiotapes, 1940-1977, undated

Subseries 16.2.1, Lectures and Performances, 1969-1973, undated

Subseries 16.2.2, Interviews, 1940-1976, undated

Subseries 16.2.3, Conferences and Meetings, 1973-1977

Subseries 16.2.4, Music, 1956, undated

Subseries 16.2.5, Other, undated

Subseries 16.3, Videotapes, 1982-1991, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Frederick P. Fried was born December 11, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn where his father owned a clock business across the street from Charles Carmel, a carousel carver. Fried acquired a fine-arts education in the 1930s with an emphasis on sculpture. He served with the Air Force during the Second World War. After a successful military career, Fried worked as art director in several fashion agencies. He met Mary McKenzie Hill, an academically trained artist in one of the studios.

Mary McKenzie Hill was born in 1914 in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts. After graduation, she spent a year abroad studying before she returned to the United States to work as a fashion illustrator in Baltimore and New York. During World War Two Hill was a draftsman for a firm of architects.

Fried and Mary Hill married in 1949. The couple had two children Robert Hazen and Rachel. Around 1953 Fried began to collect architectural ornaments in New York. Fried served as the art director for Bonwit Teller in New York City from 1955-1962. He left the fashion world in 1962 to pursue his passion for collecting and writing full time. Fried published his first book, Pictorial History of Carousels in 1964. In 1967, Fred and Mary Fried purchased a forty-acre farm in Bristol, Vermont where the family spent their summers.

In 1968, Fried led a national campaign to preserve the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse (Seamen's Church Institute at South Street). He also became active in politics and served as the campaign manager for a New York State senator. His interest in Indian cigar store figures resulted in his publication Artists in Wood: American Carvers of Cigar Store Indians, Show Figures and Circus published in 1970. The focus of the book was Samuel Anderson Robb a New York wood carver. Fried co-founded the National Carousel Association in 1973. In 1978, Fried wrote America's Forgotten Folk Art with his wife Mary. This publication covered subjects such as carousels, banner painting, scarecrows, beach sand sculpture, tattoos, cast iron toys, amusement park architecture and trade signs.

Fried's collecting goal was to first preserve artifacts and to then make them available through his writings and exhibitions. His most treasured relics were the items he salvaged from the ruins of Coney Island. Fried referred to such artifacts as the uncelebrated arts. He became one of the founders of the Anonymous Arts Recovery Society a group of individuals who saved architectural ornaments from the wreckers' balls. In addition, he was one of the founders of the National Carousel Round Table which was created to preserve hand-carved merry-go-rounds. As a result of his collecting, research and writing Fried became recognized as the authority on carousels, coin-operated machines, and cigar store figures. He served as a consultant to many Museums; in particular as chief consultant on American Folk Art for the Smithsonian Institution.

Frederick and Mary Hill worked together in many ways to document, collect, preserve and increase the awareness about primarily the folk arts. Mary McKenzie Hill Fried passed away in 1988 at the age of seventy-four. Frederick P. Fried died July 1994 at the age of eighty-six.
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center, National Museum of American History

E. Howard Clock Company Records (NMAH.AC.00776)

M. Francis Misklea Carousel Collection (NMAH.AC.0665)

Archives Center Carousel Collection (NMAH.AC.0675)

Messmore and Damon, Incorporated Company Records (NMAH.AC.0846)

Anthony W. Pendergast Collection (NMAH.AC.0882)

Frank Paulin Photoprints (NMAH.AC.1373)

Wurlitzer Company Records (NMAH.AC.0469)

Industry on Parade (NMAH.AC.0507)

Reel #191, Craftsmen of the Carousel, 1954. Manufacturing merry-go-rounds for amusement reports. Arrow Development Co., Mountain View, California.
Provenance:
Collection a bequest of the Frederick Fried Estate.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Fees for commercial reproduction.
Occupation:
Wood-carvers  Search this
Topic:
Periodicals  Search this
Merry-go-round art  Search this
Signs and signboards  Search this
Weather vanes  Search this
Coin-operated machines  Search this
Architecture -- Details  Search this
Amusement ride equipment industry  Search this
Amusement rides  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Merry-go-round  Search this
Figure sculpture -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 20th century
Advertisements
Clippings
Blueprints -- 20th century
Books
Auction catalogs
Design drawings
Citation:
Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives, circa 1662-1999, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0528
See more items in:
Frederick and Mary Hill Fried Folk Art Archives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86ee1b419-6b88-4312-8172-ee9f05d72195
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0528
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Valerie Jaudon, 2009 Oct. 8-Dec. 22

Interviewee:
Jaudon, Valerie, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Valerie Jaudon, 2009 Oct. 8-Dec. 22. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Feminists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15761
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)287404
AAA_collcode_jaudon09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_287404
Online Media:

Mierle Laderman Ukeles papers

Creator:
Ukeles, Mierle Laderman, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
183.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1960-2016
Scope and Contents:
The Mierle Laderman Ukeles papers measure 183.3 linear feet and date from circa 1960-2016. Included are correspondence, project files, fiscal files, teaching files, writings, interviews and printed material. A portion of the collection contains electronic media.
Biographical / Historical:
Mierle Laderman Ukeles (1939- ) is a conceptual artist, environmental artist, and public artist in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated 2020 by Mierle Laderman Ukeles.
Restrictions:
This collection is temporarily closed for processing. Contact References Services for more information.
Occupation:
Conceptual artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Environmental artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.ukelmier
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw974da2f2c-cf8b-4b65-b2ac-3191ca410ba6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ukelmier

Publicity

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1981
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 2: Education Programs / 2.2: Feminist Studio Workshop
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94f052764-e63a-4881-bff0-bf7ef40b44ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref560
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Oral history interview with Nancy Holt

Interviewee:
Holt, Nancy, 1938-2014  Search this
Interviewer:
Schwartz, Joyce Pomeroy  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording: (1 hr., 35 min.), analog.)
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1993 Aug. 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Nancy Holt conducted 1993 Aug. 3, by Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, at the artist's studio in New York, NY, for the Archives of American Art.
In the interview, Holt talks about her body of work, including pieces such as Catch Basin, Star Crossed, Sun Tunnels, and Ransacked; her creative process; the conceptual and physical ideas that influence her work; why she does public art; the functions or needs public art fulfills for its audience; the difficulties of being a public artist; and the future of public art and its patronage. Holt also recalls Richard Long, Jan Dibbets, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Holt (1938- ) is a sculptor, filmmaker, and installation artist from New York, N.Y. Married to sculptor Robert Smithson.
General:
Poor sound quality in some sections.
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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Public art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women filmmakers  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.holt93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw971c56ca2-7640-4aa7-95ea-6a712d2ce838
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-holt93
Online Media:

Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers

Creator:
Alvarez, Jari, 1980-  Search this
Names:
Lozano, Geraldine, 1981-  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
2005-2015
Summary:
The papers of New York artists Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 2005 to 2015. Drawings, correspondence, four scrapbooks, and fifteen sketchbooks document Alvarez and Lozano's graffiti and public art careers.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York artists Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 2005 to 2015. Drawings, correspondence, four scrapbooks, and fifteen sketchbooks document Alvarez and Lozano's graffiti and public art careers.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Jari "WERC" Alvarez (1980- ) is a graffiti artist who was born in Mexico and raised in Texas. Geraldine "Gera" Lozano (1981- ) is a public artist from New Jersey. They both reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Alvarez and Lozano produce artwork independently but have collaborated on public works of art in Mexico, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, New York, and Texas. Their mural, Portal Flow, done as part of the Gateways to Newark initiative in Newark, N.J., is the largest mural on the east coast. As collaborators, they focus on beautifying public environments through creating work that honors the surrounding communities.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2015 by Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Graffiti artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Graffiti art  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Public art  Search this
Street art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.alvajari
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Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ccba7ef3-e1e3-4b12-aa04-7f4df0e5f8ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-alvajari

Stephen Radich Gallery records

Creator:
Stephen Radich Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Martin Widdifield Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Edwards, Ethel, 1914-1999  Search this
Kanemitsu, Matsumi  Search this
Morrel, Marc  Search this
Radich, Stephen  Search this
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Extent:
8.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1979
Summary:
The records of Stephen Radich Gallery measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1979. The collection comprises administrative files documenting the New York gallery's daily activities and seven exhibitions; correspondence with museums, galleries, and arts organizations and publications; artist's files for Peter Agostini, Ethel Edwards, Xavier Gonzalez, Dimitri Hadzi, Will Horwitt, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Marc Morrel, George Sugarman, and others; financial and sales records that include check registers, consignment records, price lists, sales invoices, and shipping records; and exhibition announcements and catalogs, booklets, and clippings in printed materials. Material created by the Martin Widdifield Gallery can be found throughout the collection, particularly material dated before 1960.
Scope and Contents:
The records Stephen Radich Gallery measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1942 to 1979. The collection comprises administrative files documenting the New York gallery's daily activities and seven exhibitions; correspondence with museums, galleries, and arts organizations and publications; artist's files for Peter Agostini, Ethel Edwards, Xavier Gonzalez, Dimitri Hadzi, Will Horwitt, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Marc Morrel, George Sugarman, and others; financial and sales records that include check registers, consignment records, price lists, sales invoices, and shipping records; and exhibition announcements and catalogs, booklets, and clippings in printed materials. Material created by the Martin Widdifield Gallery can be found throughout the collection, particularly material dated before 1960.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Administrative Files, 1956-1976 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1956-1979 (2.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-4)

Series 3: Artist's Files, 1956-1973 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 4: Financial and Sales Records, 1956-1978 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 5-8)

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1942-circa 1970 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 8-9)
Biographical / Historical:
The Stephen Radich Gallery was owned by Stephen Radich (1922-2007) and located in New York, N.Y. Radich was the director of the Martin Widdifield Gallery on 818 Madison Ave. in 1959. In 1960, he purchased the lease on the gallery building and changed the name to the Stephen Radich Gallery. The gallery represented artists George Sugarman, Dimitri Hadzi, Ethel Edwards, Yayoi Kusama, and Xavier Gonzalez among others. In 1966, the gallery held an exhibition of artwork by Marc Morrel who incorporated the American flag in his sculpture as a means to protest the Vietnam War. The artworks, as well as the gallery, attracted the attention of police resulting in a lawsuit and conviction against Radich. Eventually Radich's conviction was overturned by a federal court in 1974. The gallery closed in 1969.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Stephen Radich conducted February 18-29, 1972 by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
The Stephen Radich Gallery records were donated from 1979 to 1980 by Stephen Radich.
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 born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Citation:
Stephen Radich Gallery records, 1942-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stepradi
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Stephen Radich Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9492f959a-008c-40dc-940e-6e9d1a153f14
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stepradi

Public & artist interactions : [2001-2005 : a program of the Sackler Center for Arts Education, Education Department, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum]

Title:
Public and artist interactions
Author:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Education Department  Search this
Sackler Center for Arts Education  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
25 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
N127.N49 P83 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_833927

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