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Robin Forbes slides of SoHo

Creator:
Forbes, Robin  Search this
Names:
Bihan, Margery  Search this
Castoro, Rosemarie  Search this
Marisol, 1930-2016  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1975 - 1976
Summary:
The Robin Forbes Slides of SoHo collection measures 0.4 linear feet and consists entirely of 35mm color slides of the SoHo District of New York City, taken between 1975-1976. Depicted are street scenes of Spring Street, Prince Street, West Broadway, and other streets in SoHo; SoHo faces taken on West Broadway; businesses including the Spring Street Bar, the OH HO SO bar, Fanelli's Bar, Parocelso, The Cheese Store, Clockmaker/Miso, and the SoHo Weekly News staff; gallery installations, including Robert Morris and Robert Smithson exhibitions; artists working in SoHo studios including Margery Bihan, Rosemarie Castoro, Marisol, and unknown artists, and dance performances and poetry readings.
Scope and Contents:
The Robin Forbes Slides of SoHo collection measures 0.4 linear feet and consists entirely of 35mm color slides of the SoHo District of New York City, taken between 1975-1976. Depicted are street scenes of Spring Street, Prince Street, West Broadway, and other streets in SoHo; SoHo faces taken on West Broadway; businesses including the Spring Street Bar, the OH HO SO bar, Fanelli's Bar, Parocelso, The Cheese Store, Clockmaker/Miso, and the SoHo Weekly News staff; gallery installations, including Robert Morris and Robert Smithson exhibitions; artists working in SoHo studios including Margery Bihan, Rosemarie Castoro, Marisol, and unknown artists, and dance performances and poetry readings.
Arrangement:
Due to its small size, this collection has been arranged into one series. Box numbers in the finding aid container listing represent archival slide storage containers housed in one larger box. Within each new container, groupings of slides are titled and arranged according to the handwritten labels found on the original slide boxes. These groupings are listed as folders in the finding aid.

Series 1: Slides of SoHo, 1975-1976 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Robin Forbes (d. 1982) was a photographer working in the SoHo district of New York City in the mid-1970s. He captured numerous images of street scenes, artists, studios, exhibition installations, lofts, people, performances, and businesses of the era.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1988 by the estate of Robin Forbes via executor Jerremiah O. Bragstad.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research center.
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.
Genre/Form:
Slides
Citation:
Robin Forbes slides of SoHo, 1975-1976, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.forbrobi
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-forbrobi
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SoHo Artists Association records, 1968-1978

Creator:
SoHo Artists Association  Search this
SoHo Artists Association  Search this
Subject:
New York (N.Y.). City Planning Commission  Search this
New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Cultural Affairs  Search this
New York (State). Commission on Cultural Resources  Search this
Artist Tenants Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Historic Districts Council (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Reports
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Topic:
Artists -- Housing -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7891
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210058
AAA_collcode_sohoarti
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210058
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SoHo Artists Association records

Creator:
SoHo Artists Association  Search this
Names:
Artist Tenants Association (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Historic Districts Council (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York (N.Y.). City Planning Commission  Search this
New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Cultural Affairs  Search this
New York (State). Commission on Cultural Resources  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sound recordings
Reports
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1968-1978
Summary:
The records of the New York City SoHo Artists Association measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1968 to 1978. They document the Association's lobbying efforts to change New York City zoning laws to allow artists to live and work in SoHo lofts. Found within the collection are correspondence, reports, founding documents, notes, publicity and printed material, photographs, and a sound recording of the first meeting of the Association in 1970.
Scope and Contents note:
The records of the New York City SoHo Artists Association measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1968 to 1978. They document the Association's lobbying efforts to change New York City zoning laws to allow artists to live and work in SoHo lofts. Found within the collection are correspondence, reports, founding documents, notes, publicity and printed material, photographs, and a sound recording of the first meeting of the Association in 1970.

The records contain documentation of the SoHo Artists Association's relationship with other organizations and city commissions, including the Artists Tenants Association, Citizens for Artists Housing, Historic Districts Council, New York City Planning Commission, New York State Commission on Cultural Resources, and Department of Cultural Affairs.

The collection includes a sound recording of the Association's first official meeting held on June 5, 1970 after incorporation. Members discuss the history of negotiations, how to work with commissions and boards, membership growth, the definition of who is an artist, how much minimum space an artist needs, what an artist considers to be adequate living quarters, and how to raise visibility and support. The meeting concluded with a vote, the ballots of which are included in the records.

Publicity records includes festival and tour information, the SoHo Newsletter, clippings, and other materials. Photographs are of the SoHo Artists Association meeting on June 5, 1970.
Arrangement note:
Due to the small size of this collection the records are arranged as one series.

Series 1: SoHo Artists Association Records, 1968-1978 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
The SoHo Artists Association was loosely formed in 1968 to centralize lobbying efforts to change New York City zoning laws to allow artists to live and work in SoHo loft spaces zoned for manufacturing. At that time, spaces that were vacated by manufacturers were being converted to studios by artists drawn by cheap rents, expansive spaces, and available natural lighting. Many artists also began to occupy their studio spaces, although zoning laws did not permit residency. The group voted to call itself the SoHo Artists Association at the same time they shortened the area designation on a city planning commission map from "South of Houston." The name for the neighborhood stuck and became a model for other neighborhood acronyms in New York City.

The Association acquired its incorporation certificate on June 2, 1970 and held its first "official" meeting a few days later. In addition to negotiating with the city, the SoHo Artists Association built community support and membership through community events and festivals. They also sought financial and foundation support for artists and extended those funds to purchase buildings for artists' residences as well as exhibition and performance spaces.

During negotiations and public hearings, the City placed a moratorium on evictions to allow more time to resolve the situation in a legal manner. In 1971 the Zoning Resolution was amended to permit Joint Live-Work Quarters for Artists. This law is still in effect and, for the most part, only visual artists and their families are permitted to legally live in converted lofts in SoHo.
Related Archival Materials note:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Artist Tenants Association records, 1959-1978.
Provenance:
The records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Gerhardt Liebmann, a member of the SoHo Artists Association, in 1979.
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:
Artists -- Housing -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Arts -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Artists' studios -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Reports
Citation:
SoHo Artists Association Records, 1968-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sohoarti
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Archives of American Art
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Soho 20 records, 1973-1979

Creator:
Soho 20 (Gallery)  Search this
Soho 20 (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Bumby, Noreen  Search this
Goldring, N. (Nancy)  Search this
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Women  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8755
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210936
AAA_collcode_soho20
Theme:
Art Market
Women
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210936

Oral history interview with Jackie Winsor, 1990-1992

Interviewee:
Winsor, Jackie, 1941-  Search this
Winsor, Jackie, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kachur, Lewis  Search this
Subject:
Massachusetts College of Art  Search this
Rutgers University  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
India -- description and travel
New Brunswick
Newfoundland
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13156
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215599
AAA_collcode_winsor90
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215599

Oral history interview with Chuck Close, 1987 May 14-September 30

Interviewee:
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Interviewer:
Tully, Judd  Search this
Subject:
Glimcher, Arnold B.  Search this
Held, Al  Search this
Kertess, Klaus  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Bykert Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13141
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212371
AAA_collcode_close87
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212371
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Oral history interview with Marek Cecula, 2009 May 19-20

Interviewee:
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Cecula, Lanie  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Earl, Jack  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Kottler, Howard  Search this
Mayer, Jean  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Ogen, Gdula  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
Shire, Peter  Search this
Spurey, Gerda  Search this
Spurey, Kurt  Search this
Veiteberg, Jorunn  Search this
Barneys New York  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art  Search this
Kunst- og designhögskolen i Bergen  Search this
Memphis (Group)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Brazil -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
Poland -- description and travel
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Japan  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Kibbutzim  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282772
AAA_collcode_cecula09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282772
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Lawrence White video films, 1999-2001

Creator:
White, Lawrence, 1946-  Search this
White, Lawrence, 1946-  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6340
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227336
AAA_collcode_whitlawr
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_227336

Robin Forbes slides of SoHo, 1975 - 1976

Creator:
Forbes, Robin  Search this
Forbes, Robin  Search this
Subject:
Bihan, Margery  Search this
Marisol  Search this
Castoro, Rosemarie  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Type:
Slides
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10984
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214854
AAA_collcode_forbrobi
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214854
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Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Goldin, Amy  Search this
Solomon, Holly  Search this
98 Green St. Loft  Search this
Kitchen, The  Search this
Clocktower Gallery  Search this
Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Pattern and decoration (Art movement)  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16135
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)363702
AAA_collcode_kushrobe
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_363702
Online Media:

Soho 20 records

Creator:
Soho 20 (Gallery)  Search this
Names:
Bumby, Noreen  Search this
Goldring, N. (Nancy)  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1973-1979
Scope and Contents:
Exhibition files containing announcements with photographic reproductions, press releases, catalogs, and invitations; membership lists; and clippings. Also included are bibliographic information, writings, and clippings pertaining to Nancy Goldring, and photographs and slides of art work by Noreen Bumby.
Biographical / Historical:
A feminist cooperative art gallery, founded 1973.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Rachel Rolon de Clet, a director of the gallery.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Function:
Artist-run galleries -- New York (State)
Identifier:
AAA.soho20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-soho20

Robert Kushner papers

Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Names:
98 Green St. Loft  Search this
Clocktower Gallery  Search this
Kitchen, The  Search this
Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Goldin, Amy  Search this
Solomon, Holly  Search this
Extent:
4.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1967-2011
Summary:
The papers of the artist Robert Kushner measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1967 to 2011. The collection documents primarily the early career of Robert Kushner through performance videos and other media artworks, correspondence, notes, lab records, inventories, an exhibition proposal, and subject files regarding critic Amy Goldin.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of the artist Robert Kushner measure 4.6 linear feet and date from 1967 to 2011. The collection documents primarily the early career of Robert Kushner through performance videos, other media artworks, correspondence, notes, lab records, inventories, an exhibition proposal, and subject files regarding critic Amy Goldin.

Performances and artworks comprise the bulk of the collection and include video recordings, sound recordings, and motion picture films documenting works by Robert Kushner created between circa 1967 and 1982. Most of the video footage documents live performances of Kushner's pageants and fashion shows that took place between 1972 and 1981, primarily in art spaces in the SOHO district of New York City. In addition to live performance documentation, videos and films include four moving image artworks, recorded music used in performances, and publicity including a television news magazine segment featuring Kushner and his edible costumes. Paper documentation of Kushner's video recordings includes correspondence, notes, lab records, performance programs, edit worksheets, and inventories of Kushner's performance videos. An exhibition file contains documentation of the development of a proposed exhibition from 1999-2000 entitled "Pret-a-porter: Robert Kushner, performance and fashion, 1970-1980."

Subject files compiled by Robert Kushner regarding critic Amy Goldin (1926-1978), Kushner's former teacher and close friend, contain mainly photocopies and a few original documents. Included are published and unpublished writings, letters to and from Goldin, photographs, and biographical material. A small amount of original primary sources related to Goldin are also found.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged in 3 series:

Series 1: Performances and Artwork, 1967-1988 (Boxes 1-4, FC 6-7; 3.7 linear feet)

Series 2: Video Documentation and Exhibition Proposal, 1988-2002 (Box 4; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Research Material on Amy Goldin, 1971-2011 (Boxes 4-5; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Kushner (1949- ) is a New York, N.Y.-based painter of the Pattern and Decoration movement and an installation artist who began his career as a performance artist.

Kushner was born in Pasadena, California in 1949 and studied visual arts at the University of California at San Diego, La Jolla in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Kushner met and worked closely with the critic Amy Goldin at UCSD, and his work was strongly influenced by her scholarship and thinking about non-Western visual cultures, particularly regarding Islamic decorative art.

Kushner began his work with fashion, costume, and performance in the early 1970s in New York City. He performed and exhibited in the many SOHO art spaces that emerged at that time supporting avant garde and experimental art, such as the 98 Greene Street Loft, the Kitchen, The Clocktower, St. Mark's Church, and Paula Cooper Gallery. The work evolved from the creation of soft sculptures using found materials, to the creation of costumes and fashion "lines" with nontraditional materials, including fresh food, which he presented in the performance genres of pageants and fashion shows, using models to exhibit his works before live audiences. In 1973, art dealer Holly Solomon became a champion of his work. He was a founding member of the Pattern and Decoration movement beginning in the mid-1970s, and his performance, costume, and paintings are strongly associated with that movement.

Kushner has exhibited his work widely, with major exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art. Kushner's work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Art, among many others. He is represented in New York by the DC Moore Gallery.
Provenance:
Donated 2013 by Robert Kushner.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Pattern and decoration (Art movement)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kushrobe
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Lawrence White video films

Creator:
White, Lawrence, 1946-  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (video cassette (VHS) (34 min.))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1999-2001
Scope and Contents:
One video cassette recording containing three short videos about SoHo: "Retrieval," "The Part That Just Happened," and "Park Rally." White interviews artists and community figures, and visually records the changing of the neighborhood from an artists' neighborhood into a housing and shopping district for the wealthy and a tourist destination, and documents the disappearance of public art in SoHo.
Biographical / Historical:
Lawrence White (1946- ) is a fimmaker, photographer, and graphic artist in New York, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 2001by Lawrence White.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.whitlawr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitlawr

Oral history interview with Chuck Close

Interviewee:
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Interviewer:
Tully, Judd  Search this
Names:
Bykert Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pace Gallery  Search this
Glimcher, Arnold B.  Search this
Held, Al, 1928-  Search this
Kertess, Klaus  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
212 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1987 May 14-September 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Chuck Close conducted 1987 May 14-September 30, by Judd Tully, for the Archives of American Art.
Close speaks of his childhood; his art education in the Pacific Northwest and at Yale; the art scene in SoHo in the 1960s; his work methods; his work in portraiture. He recalls Al Held, Richard Serra, Klaus Kertess, Arnold Glimcher, and his affiliations with the Bykert Gallery and the Pace Gallery.
Biographical / Historical:
Chuck Close (1940- ) is a painter and photographer in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 38 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.close87
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-close87

Oral history interview with Marek Cecula

Interviewee:
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Barneys New York  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art  Search this
Kunst- og designhögskolen i Bergen  Search this
Memphis (Group)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design -- Faculty  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Cecula, Lanie  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Earl, Jack  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Kottler, Howard, 1930-1989  Search this
Mayer, Jean  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Ogen, Gdula, 1929-  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Shire, Peter  Search this
Spurey, Gerda  Search this
Spurey, Kurt, 1941-  Search this
Veiteberg, Jorunn, 1955-  Search this
Extent:
104 Pages (Transcript)
10 Items (Sound recording: 10 sound files (4 hr., 55 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Brazil -- Description and Travel
Israel -- Description and Travel
Poland -- description and travel
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 May 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marek Cecula conducted 2009 May 19-20, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Cecula's studio, in New York, New York.
Marek Cecula speaks of his childhood in Kielce, Poland, during World War II; his move to Israel at age 16; studies with ceramists Gdula Ogen and Jean Mayer; the influence of Japanese ceramics on his early studies; life on the kibbutz HaSolelim in the late 1960s and early 1970s; the influence of Kurt and Gerda Spurey and their use of porcelain and slip-casting; his work in both functional and sculptural ceramics; his move to Tel Aviv in early 1970s, then to a commune in Binyamina in 1971; his move to Curitiba, Brazil, and subsequent work with Schmidt porcelain factory; "Art Project 79" exhibition, La Jola, Curitiba, Brazil, 1979; his move to Washington, D.C., with girlfriend (later wife) Lanie in 1976; Klepisko (2008); the cyclical nature in his work; move to New York City in late 1970s; the Soho arts scene in the 1970s and '80s; his work blending design and sculpture; establishing Contemporary Porcelain gallery, 1978; interest in work by Memphis Group, Peter Shire, Jack Earl, Ken Price, and Ron Nagle; head of ceramics department, at Parsons School of Design, New York City (1985-2004); continued design and production work, including for Tiffany & Co. and Barneys New York; establishment of Modus Design firm; continued exploration of industrial processes and use of decals in his work; influence of Howard Kottler; his quest to balance digital and handmade processes, and the continued importance of the tactile; "Scatology" exhibition; series Hygiene, his first purely sculptural series; Porcelain Carpet; representation at Garth Clark Gallery (New York City, Los Angeles, and Kansas City, Missouri); series Violations; series Mutants; series Industrial Interference; "Interface" exhibition (2002), in response to terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; Look Into My Mind; The Stand For the Heroes, 2001; series Beauty of Imperfection; move to Poland in early 2000s; a teaching/artistic position at Bergen National Academy of Arts, Norway; establishment of Design Centrum Kielce in late 2000s; Menorah, 2007, Kielce (site-specific); Six Stations, 2007, Porsgrunn, Norway (site-specific); future projects for the city of Kielce; work with the Łódź Design Festival, Poland, and design center in Cieszyn, Poland; "kilo of earth" product; Last Supper; Mandala; Islam; limitations and advantages of ceramics as a medium; his globalized, multicultural experiences and outlook; the European vanguard in ceramics; periodicals and publications of interest; writers of interest: Edmund de Waal, Jorunn Veiteberg, Janet Koplos; the "desire society"; curating Third Biennale for Israeli Ceramics, 2004; fusion art, craft, and design; "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics," Gardiner Museum, Toronto, 2008; redefinition of the concept of the object.
Biographical / Historical:
Marek Cecula (1944- ) is a ceramist and designer, who lives and works in New York and Poland.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 55 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.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Ceramicists  Search this
Topic:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Japan  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Kibbutzim  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.cecula09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cecula09

Oral history interview with Jackie Winsor

Interviewee:
Winsor, Jackie, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kachur, Lewis  Search this
Names:
Massachusetts College of Art -- Students  Search this
Rutgers University -- Students  Search this
Extent:
255 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
India -- description and travel
New Brunswick
Newfoundland
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1990-1992
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jackie Winsor conducted 1990-1992, by Lewis Kachur, for the Archives of American Art. Winsor describes her childhood in Newfoundland and New Brunswick, Canada; her art education at Massachusetts College of Art and Rutgers University; moving to New York City and the art scene there, especially SoHo; the development of her artwork; and a trip to India.
Biographical / Historical:
Jackie Winsor (1941- ) is a sculptor from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 10 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 20 digital wav files. Duration is 14 hr., 17 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. Funding for these interviews provided by the Lannan Foundation.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Women sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.winsor90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-winsor90

Soho : the rise and fall of an artists' colony / Richard Kostelanetz

Author:
Kostelanetz, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 250 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2003
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Artist colonies  Search this
Artists  Search this
Bohemianism  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-234) and index.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_721558

Up is up, but so is down : New York's downtown literary scene, 1974-1992 / edited by Brandon Stosuy ; afterword by Dennis Cooper and Eileen Myles

Author:
Stosuy, Brandon  Search this
Physical description:
510 p. : ill ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
2006
C2006
20th century
Topic:
American literature  Search this
Authors, American--Homes and haunts  Search this
Arts, American  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_818269

Soho : a guide, a documentary / editor, Abigail R. Esman

Author:
Esman, Abigail R  Search this
Physical description:
187 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Place:
New York (State)
New York
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Arts  Search this
Call number:
NX.511.N4.S6.1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_654020

Soho, a picture portrait / by Carl Glassman

Author:
Glassman, Carl  Search this
Physical description:
[96] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
SoHo (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1985
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Views  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G54 U5
TR647.G54U5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_269992

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