Active in New York, N.Y.
2 wav files (2 hr., 8 min.) digital
Transcript: 55 p.
Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 8 min.
Collection Summary: An interview of Joel Shaprio and Ellen Phelan conducted 2009 Mar. 3, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Shapiro's and Phelan's home, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical/Historical Note: Joel Shapiro (1941- ) is a sculptor and Ellen Phelan (1943- ), Shapiro's wife, is a painter; they live and work in New York, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive 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 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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