Author, Collector, Actor, Musician
Active in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Size: 20 digital video files (4 hr.,10 min.) digital, wav
Format: Originally recorded as 20 digital video files. Duration is 4 hr., 10 min.
Collection Summary: An oral history interview with Steve Martin conducted 2013 February 4-5, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Martin's home, in Beverly Hills, California.
Biographical/Historical Note: Steve Martin (1945- ) is an art collector, comedian, actor, musician, and author in Beverly Hills, California. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator of 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.