Oral history interview with Joel Shapiro, 2008 December 18-2009 February 23

Shapiro, Joel , b. 1941
Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.

Size: Transcript: 91 pages.

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.

Collection Summary: An interview of Joel Shapiro conducted 2008 December 18 and 2009 February 23, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Shapiro's studio, in Long Island City, Queens, N.Y.

Biographical/Historical Note: Joel Shapiro (1941- ) is a sculptor in New York, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former director of iCI in New York, N.Y.

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 Brown Foundation.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.

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