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Oral history interview with Judy Chicago

Interviewee:
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Names:
ACA Galleries  Search this
LewAllen Contemporary (Gallery)  Search this
Bergen, Jeffrey, 1955-  Search this
Bullard, E. John(Edgar John), 1942-  Search this
Copeland, John  Search this
Dobbins, Norman  Search this
Dobbins, Ruth  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009  Search this
LaMonte, Karen, 1967-  Search this
Lemon, Jack  Search this
LewAllen, Arlene  Search this
Lu, Jie, 1958-  Search this
Lucie-Smith, Edward  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Perkins, Flo  Search this
Pruitt, Tom  Search this
Rodee, Susannah  Search this
Rosenberg, Harold, 1906-1978  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930-2002  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee, 1939-  Search this
Semmel, Joan, 1932-  Search this
Taylor, Mary, 1947-  Search this
Thompson, Viki D., 1947-  Search this
Woodman, Donald  Search this
Youdelman, Nancy, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
74 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 August 7-8
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Judy Chicago conducted 2009 August 7 and 8, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Chicago's home and studio, in Belen, New Mexico.
Chicago speaks of her work since the late 1980s, having previously discussed her early life and works; printmaking projects with various print studios around the country; giving archived documents to important museums; creating a foundation with her husband Donald Woodman to protect the legacy of their art; the non-profit organization she started in 1978, Through the Flower; her studio practices and her most practiced techniques; keeping a regular schedule; her interest in collaborative projects such as The Dinner Party [1974-1979], the Birth Project [1980-1985], the Holocaust Project [1985-1993] and Resolutions: A Stitch in Time [1994-2000]; working with various textile and glass artists; feeling a kin with other female artists, like Nikki de Saint Phalle and Marisol Escobar; the responsibility she feels to share underrepresented information; her enjoyment of the process of making art and the hope that she creates art that is not bound by time; her relationships with galleries though the years including the ACA Galleries in New York and LewAllen Contemporary in Santa Fe; her intention in making art was not create proactive or controversial art; various teaching positions; her interest in combining text and images in works like Song of Songs [1997-1999]; her more current interest in glass; experimenting with the techniques of casting and etching to achieve her desired images; her want to change institutional policies that underrepresent women artists in museums and the absence of images of women by women artists. Chicago also recalls Henry Hopkins, Mary Ross Taylor, Susannah Rodee, John Bullard, Jack Lemon, Alice Neel, Edward Lucie-Smith, John Copeland, Harold Rosenberg, Carolee Schneemann, Jeffery Bergen, Audrey Flack, Joan Semmel, Nancy Youdelman, David McFadden, Viki Thomson Wylder, Tom Pruitt, Arlene LewAllen, Flo Perkins, Norman and Ruth Dobbins, Karen LaMonte, Lu Jie and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Judy Chicago (1939- ) is a feminist artist and author who lives and works in Belen, New Mexico. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 compact discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 40 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:
Women sculptors -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Women painters -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Women photographers -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Women printmakers -- New Mexico -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- New Mexico
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.chicag09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chicag09

Oral history interview with Jeanne L. Wasserman

Interviewee:
Wasserman, Jeanne L.  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- Art collections  Search this
Agam, Yaacov, 1928-  Search this
Beale, Arthur  Search this
Cook, Christopher Capen, 1932-  Search this
Coolidge, John, 1913-1995  Search this
Hyde, Andrew C. (Andrew Cornwall), 1941-  Search this
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Mangravite, Peppino, 1896-  Search this
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Plaut, James S. (James Sachs), 1912-1996  Search this
Prokopoff, Stephen S.  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Ross, David A., 1949-  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930-2002  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Thurman, Sue M., 1927-2012  Search this
Tinguely, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Wasserman, Max, 1913-1986  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound cassettes (7 hrs., 30 min.), analog.)
125 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1993-1994
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Jeanne L. Wasserman, conducted by Robert F. Brown for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in Cambridge, MA from January 28, 1993-July 19, 1994.
Wasserman speaks of her parents' cultural interests; first becoming interested in sculpture after visiting a Rodin exhibition in Paris with her family; visiting art galleries and studying painting in New York City as a young woman; her education at Fieldston and Radcliffe; trying to get a job in New York after college; working in advertising; meeting her husband, Max, and building a business with him; beginning to collect art; putting together a collection for the condominium project, 180 Beacon; the opening of 180 Beacon; working on a condominium project in the Virgin Islands; curating sculpture exhibitions at the Fogg Museum and at Wellesley; writing the catalogue for a Daumier exhibition at the Fogg; serving on the board of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; organizing forums on contemporary art with the Council of the Arts at MIT; becoming involved with Harvard's Institute for Learning in Retirement; and notable purchases of work by Daumier, Rodin, Degas, Giacometti, de Chirico, Nicolas Schöffer, Henry Moore, and others. Wasserman also recalls Alfred Stieglitz, Peppino Mangravite, Elie Nadelman, Hyman Swetzoff, Joseph Hirshhorn, Erica Brausen, René and Charles Gimpel, Louise Nevelson, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Robert Indiana, Claes Oldenburg, Denise René, Yaacov Agam, George Rickey, George Segal, David Ross, Milena Kalinovska, Jacques de Caso, Yulla Lipchitz, Vera List, Jim Cuno, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jeanne L. Wasserman, (1915-2006) was a museum curator and art collector from Boston, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 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.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Art museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Massachusetts
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wasser93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wasser93

Niki de Saint Phalle [tentoonstelling, Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 22 juli-5 september, 1976]

Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Author:
Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
folder (34 pages) illustrations 15 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibition catalogues
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Date:
1976
Call number:
N40.1.S14 M9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334173

Untitled (Nana on a Unicorn), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Saint Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Medium:
Painted polyester
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1995-1996
Topic:
Fantasy  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Literature--Character--Unicorn  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8G040051
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_477003

La Lune, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Saint Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Medium:
glass tile, mirror tile, and painted polyester
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
1987
Topic:
Fantasy  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Animal--Fish--Lobster  Search this
Animal--Dog  Search this
Control number:
IAS 8G040052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_477004

Niki de Saint-Phalle: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, French  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002566
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_141264

Präsent: zwischen den Zeilen : Kunst in Briefen von Niki de Saint Phalle bis Joseph Beuys : Sprengel Museum Hannover, 10. Mai - 27. August 2017 / herausgegeben von Patricia Hartmann und Alessandra Nappo (aus dem Italienischen übers. von Eva Dewes)

Title:
Zwischen den Zeilen
Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Beuys, Joseph  Search this
Hartmann, Patricia  Search this
Nappo, Alessandra  Search this
Sprengel Museum Hannover  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Beuys, Joseph  Search this
Physical description:
71 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2017
C2017
Topic:
Mail art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095565

Magic Tree Fountain, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Saint Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Medium:
Base: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Long Island Jewish Medical Center Facilities 76th Avenue & 271st Street New Hyde Park New York 11042
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Animal--Reptile--Snake  Search this
Control number:
IAS NY000177
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_320096

Sun God, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Saint Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Medium:
Bird: fiberglass and steel, painted and gilded; Arch: concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Arch
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California San Diego Stuart Collection 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla California 92093
Date:
1983
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Mythology  Search this
Animal--Bird  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Sun  Search this
Control number:
IAS CA000700
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_326827

Nama, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Saint Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Medium:
Mixed
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo New York 14222 Accession Number: K1978:5
Date:
Ca. 1965
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure female--Full length  Search this
Control number:
IAS 33660150
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_467249

Niki de Saint Phalle and the Tarot Garden / texts by Jill Johnston and Marella Carracciolo Chia ; photographs by Giulio Pietromarchi

Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Johnston, Jill  Search this
Caracciolo, Marella  Search this
Pietromarchi, Giulio  Search this
Physical description:
255 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Tuscany
Giardino dei tarocchi (Capalbio, Italy)
Date:
2010
C2010
Topic:
Sculpture gardens  Search this
Tarot in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1078158

Niki de Saint Phalle : frühe Werke und Druckgraphik aus der Sammlung des Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain in Nizza : [Ausstellung], Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 21. Oktober 2004 - 9. Januar 2005 / [Red.: Angela Lohrey]

Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Lohrey, Angela  Search this
Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain (Nice, France)  Search this
Kunsthalle Nürnberg  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Call number:
NB553.S32 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829995

Niki de Saint Phalle : oeuvres récentes

Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Galerie Bonnier  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Physical description:
[15] p. : chiefly ill. (col.), port. ; 24 cm. + 1 leaf (24 cm.)
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
Call number:
NB553.S32 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_831795

Niki de Saint Phalle : last works on paper

Title:
In fond memory of Niki de Saint Phalle, 1930-2002, her last images
Niki de Saint Phalle, her last images
Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Frank, Peter 1950-  Search this
Herbert Palmer Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : col. ill. ; 13 x 18 cm. + 1 card (12 x 17 cm.)
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
[2003]
Call number:
N6853.S255 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848512

Die Geburt der Nanas : die Kunst der Niki de Saint Phalle in den 1960er Jahren

Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Sprengel Museum Hannover  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Call number:
N6853.S255 A4 2003b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850944

Von Niki Mathews zu Niki de Saint Phalle : Gemälde der 1950er Jahre / mit einem Text von Ulrich Krempel

Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Krempel, Ulrich  Search this
Sprengel Museum Hannover  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Physical description:
52 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
C2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701961

The Grotto / [editor, Landeshauptstadt Hannover, Fachbereich Umwelt und Stadtgrün ; Sprengel Museum Hannover ; [contributions by] Hans-Georg Preissel ... [et al.]]

Title:
Niki de Saint Phalle : the Grotto
Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Preissel, Hans-Georg  Search this
Herrenhäuser Gärten (Hannover, Germany)  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Physical description:
102 p. : ill. (some col.), ports., plans ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Hannover
Herrenhäuser Gärten (Hannover, Germany)
Date:
2003
Topic:
Interior walls--Decoration  Search this
Color in interior decoration  Search this
Call number:
NB553.S32 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717909

Niki & Jean : L'art et l'amour / Herausgegeben von Bloum Cardenas, Ulrich Krempel, Andres Pardey ; Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Museum Tinguely Basel

Title:
Niki et Jean
Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Bloum 1971-  Search this
Krempel, Ulrich  Search this
Pardey, Andres  Search this
Tinguely, Jean 1925-1991  Search this
Sprengel Museum Hannover  Search this
Museum Jean Tinguely Basel  Search this
Niki Charitable Art Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Tinguely, Jean 1925-1991  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_795623

La fête : die Schenkung Niki de Saint Phalle : Werke aus den Jahren 1952-2001 / herausgegeben von Ulrich Krempel

Author:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Krempel, Ulrich  Search this
Sprengel Museum Hannover  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Physical description:
371 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
Call number:
N6853.S255 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626952

La fête : Niki de Saint Phalle / [text, Michael Quasthoff]

Author:
Quasthoff, Michael  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Sprengel Museum Hannover  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Phalle, Niki de 1930-2002  Search this
Sprengel Museum Hannover  Search this
Physical description:
26 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany
Hannover
Date:
2000
[2000]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N6853.S255 A4 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_627074

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