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State of the arts videorecordings, 1979

Creator:
Lawrence P. Fraiberg Productions  Search this
Lawrence P. Fraiberg Productions  Search this
Subject:
Campoli, Cosmo  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Fraiberg, Lawrence P.  Search this
Thorne, Joan  Search this
Solomon, Holly  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Phillips, Liz  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Kovich, Robert  Search this
Cavanau, Ted  Search this
Derman, Rick  Search this
Nolan, Barry  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lawrence P. Fraiberg Productions  Search this
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Video art  Search this
Sound sculpture -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10962
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214748
AAA_collcode_frailawr
Theme:
Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214748

State of the arts videorecordings

Creator:
Lawrence P. Fraiberg Productions  Search this
Names:
Lawrence P. Fraiberg Productions  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Campoli, Cosmo  Search this
Cavanau, Ted  Search this
Derman, Rick  Search this
Fraiberg, Lawrence P.  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Kovich, Robert  Search this
Nolan, Barry  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Phillips, Liz  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Segal, George, 1924-2000  Search this
Solomon, Holly  Search this
Thorne, Joan, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
1979
Summary:
The State of the Arts videorecordings measure 2.4 linear feet and consist of 30 videocassettes (U-matic) and three sets of handwritten notes, all created during the production of a pilot episode for a broadcast television documentary series on contemporary art in 1979. Four stories were produced for the pilot: a staged debate on modern art at the Museum of Modern Art; an investigation into the economics of the contemporary art market, a collaboration between video artist Nam June Paik and sound artist Liz Phillips, and an extended interview with sculptor George Segal on the occasion of his 1979 retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Video footage includes raw footage for each segment and edited versions of the economics of art story, the Nam June Paik and Liz Phillips story, and the George Segal story. The reporter and interviewer for the program was Barry Nolan.
Scope and Contents:
The State of the Arts videorecordings measure 2.4 linear feet and consist of 30 videocassettes (U-matic) and three sets of handwritten notes, all created during the production of a pilot episode for a broadcast television documentary series on contemporary art in 1979. Four stories were produced for the pilot: a staged debate on modern art at the Museum of Modern Art; an investigation into the economics of the contemporary art market, a collaboration between video artist Nam June Paik and sound artist Liz Phillips, and an extended interview with sculptor George Segal on the occasion of his 1979 retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Video footage includes raw footage for each segment and edited versions of the economics of art story, the Nam June Paik and Liz Phillips story, and the George Segal story. The reporter and interviewer for the program was Barry Nolan.

Although the program never aired, the video shot for the pilot documents significant artists and gallerists of its time, with profiles of O.K. Harris Works of Art and its founder, Ivan Karp, as well as art dealer Holly Solomon and critic Barbara Rose, Marcia Tucker in the early days of the New Museum, and footage of artists like Nam June Paik, Liz Phillips, and George Segal in their studios, describing their work in detail. The sound and video piece created by Paik and Phillips with the dancer Robert Kovich was commissioned by the State of the Arts producers for the pilot program, and the four hours of video documenting their collaboration and its product may therefore be unique.

Interview subjects for the economics of art story include Ivan Karp, Tom Drysdale, Rick Derman, Cosmo Campoli, Joan Thorne, Holly Solomon, Marcia Tucker, and Barbara Rose. The Marcia Tucker interview takes place at the New School, which was at the time the home of the New Museum. Footage also includes a gallery opening at O.K. Harris Works of Art. Extended interviews with Liz Phillips, Nam June Paik, and George Segal are found in the footage of their respective stories.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Missing Title

Series 1: -- State of the Arts -- Production Video, 1979 (2.4 linear feet; boxes 1-3)
Biographical / Historical:
State of the Arts was planned as a broadcast television magazine program on the subject of contemporary art. The pilot was produced in 1979 by Lawrence P. Fraiberg Productions with funding provided jointly by IBM and the National Endowment for the Arts. Fraiberg and Tom Cavanau served as executive co-producers, Rick Derman as field producer, and Barry Nolan as interviewer. The program never aired.

Lawrence P. Fraiberg was a longtime television documentary veteran when the pilot was produced. He graduated from the University of California in 1949 and began his career at television station KPIX in San Francisco. He became vice president and general manager of WNEW-TV in New York in 1965, and was named president of Metromedia Television in 1977. In 1980 he was appointed president of the Television Station Group for Westinghouse Broadcasting. An active member in community and industry organizations, he is a recipient of an honorary degree (1978) from St. John's University, New York, a Peabody Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Broadcasting Industry (1986), and a Trustees Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (1990). He died in 2011.

Barry Nolan, the interviewer for State of the Arts, went on to a career as a television magazine host and producer, with credits including Evening Magazine, Hard Copy, Extra!, and Nitebeat, and in 2012 produced the documentary No Way Out But One with his wife, Garland Waller.
Provenance:
Donated 1979-1980 by Lawrence P. Fraiberg.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from Ted Cavanu, Rick Derman and Barry Nolan. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Video art  Search this
Sound sculpture -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Function:
Production companies
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
State of the Arts Videorecordings, 1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.frailawr
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Archives of American Art
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Eight Works of Art Hiding in New York City

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:30:00 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_0932f9040a642b0c4ef717825ba7822a

Terry Adkins : recital : The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College

Title:
Recital : The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College
Artist:
Adkins, Terry 1953-2014  Search this
Issuing body:
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery  Search this
Host institution:
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art  Search this
Publisher:
Prestel Verlag  Search this
Subject:
Adkins, Terry 1953-2014  Search this
Physical description:
299 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Music
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
Sound sculpture  Search this
African Americans--Influence  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1099521

The David Bermant collection : color, light, motion

Author:
Bermant, David  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Subject:
Bermant, David Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
[75] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 sound disc
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
C1984
20th century
Topic:
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Sound sculpture  Search this
Lasers in art  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Sculpture--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NB198.5.K5 B47 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355699

Untitled Sounding Sculpture, (sculpture)

Title:
Offering to the Wind, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Bertoia, Harry 1915-1978  Search this
Medium:
Copper-beryllium alloy rods welded to plates of naval brass and mounted on granite pedestals
Type:
Sculptures-Kinetic
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Aon Center 200 East Randolph Street Plaza Chicago Illinois 60680
Date:
1975
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87580006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296137

Sounding Sculpture, (sculpture)

Title:
Harry Bertoia Sculpture, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Bertoia, Harry 1915-1978  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: Tobin bronze rods or brass; Base: marble
Type:
Sculptures-Kinetic
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Bowling Green State University Physical Plant/Grounds Maintenance Poe Road, Central Services Building Bowling Green Ohio 43403
Located Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Building Bowling Green Ohio
Date:
1976
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87830145
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_298857

Wisdom, with Light and Sound, (sculpture)

Title:
Wisdom - A Voice from the Clouds: Sound and Light, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Lawrie, Lee Oskar 1877-1963  Search this
Fabricator:
Corning Glass Works  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: limestone reliefs, painted and gilded, and glass panels
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Rockefeller Group Corporate Communications Department 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York New York 10020
Located Rockefeller Center RCA Building, 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York New York
Date:
Ca. 1933. Dedicated 1933
Topic:
Allegory--Quality--Prudence  Search this
Allegory--Element--Light  Search this
Allegory--Senses--Hearing  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87870151
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_302795

Sounding Sculpture, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bertoia, Harry 1915-1978  Search this
Medium:
Copper rods attached to brass plate mounted on a pedestal of aggregate-faced concrete
Type:
Sculptures-Kinetic
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Colorado National Bank Denver Colorado
Located Ideal Plaza 17th & Curtis Streets Denver Colorado
Date:
Dedicated June 1976
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Allegory--Senses--Hearing  Search this
Control number:
IAS CO000076
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315092

Wind Harps, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Carroll, Rodney  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: painted steel I-Beams; aluminum and stainless steel; Base: cement
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Montgomery County Department of Parks 9500 Brunett Avenue Silver Spring Maryland 20901
Located Damascus Regional Park Kings Valley Road Damascus Maryland
Date:
Nov. 1993. Copyrighted 1993
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Object--Musical Instrument--Harp  Search this
Control number:
IAS MD000110
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_322755

Sight and Sound, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Boggs, Mac  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: stainless steel and plastic; Base: tabby
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Kinetic
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Charles Lea Center Maintenance 195 Burdette Street Spartanburg South Carolina 29307
Date:
June 1973
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Allegory--Senses--Sight  Search this
Allegory--Senses--Hearing  Search this
Control number:
IAS SC000134
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_324354

New Hampshire - Cultural Destinations

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_052000cc37b5d13b64339830f825292a

What's in a name? : seeing sound art in black visual traditions

Author:
Obadike, Keith  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Obadike, Keith  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
Topic:
Sound sculpture  Search this
Call number:
N81 .A887
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749958

Sound/art / Vito Acconci ... [et al.] ; catalogue essay by Don Goddard ; curated by William Hellermann ; a presentation of the SoundArt Foundation

Author:
Acconci, Vito 1940-  Search this
Goddard, Donald Letcher  Search this
Hellermann, William  Search this
SoundArt Foundation  Search this
Sculpture Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
BACA/DCC Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[29] p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
C1983
20th century
Topic:
Sound sculpture--Exhibitions  Search this
Environment (Art)  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB198.5.S68 S5 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640038

Sound : an exhibition of sound sculpture, instrument building and acoustically tuned spaces : Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, July 14-August 31, 1979, Project Studios 1, New York, September 30-November 18, 1979 / curated by Robert Smith and Bob Wilhite

Author:
Smith, Robert  Search this
Wilhite, Robert  Search this
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Project Studios 1 (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
68 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
[1979?]
20th century
Topic:
Sound sculpture--Exhibitions  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB212.5.S68 S7 1979
NB212.5 .S68S7 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308509

American audio art on WDR : April 1-April 29, 1990

Author:
Schòˆning, Klaus  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Westdeutscher Rundfunk  Search this
Subject:
Westdeutscher Rundfunk  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([4] p.) : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Sound sculpture  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Sound in art  Search this
Call number:
NB198.5.S68 A44 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_959924

Silent Sounds, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Yamada, Shigeharu 1933-  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Hawaii Art in Public Places Program 250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor Honolulu Hawaii 96813
Located Moanalua High School Exterior of Library Oahu Hawaii
Date:
1980
Topic:
Allegory--Senses--Hearing  Search this
Control number:
IAS 66260059
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_301923

Sails on the Sound, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bel-John, Troy  Search this
Gerkins, Horst  Search this
Fabricator:
Bel-John Studios  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
The Bank of New York 60 Great Neck Road Great Neck New York
Date:
1975
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAS NY001416
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_340883

Tropical Sounds, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Kaneko, Jun 1942-  Search this
Medium:
Ceramic
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by State of Hawaii Art in Public Places Program 250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor Honolulu Hawaii 96813
Located Waikiki Aquarium Front entrance Oahu Hawaii
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 66260198
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_358366

This Wave of Sound, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Davis, David E. 1920-2002  Search this
Medium:
Wood, aluminum, stainless steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Ohio Bell Telephone Company St. Clair Avenue at 9th Street Cleveland Ohio
Date:
1985
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 74130116
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_292183

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