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Brooklyn Museum interviews of artists, 1965-1968

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Series 1: Interviews , 1965-1968
7 Linear feet
Box 1-7

This series contains interviews of 72 artists on 157 sound tape reels (1/4 in. tape). Jack Levine and John Koch were interviewed twice, so the collection contains 74 interviews total. Also found are brief excerpts of the interviews on 38 sound tape reels, made for the exhibition, "Listening to Pictures," an acoustiguide for a Walter Murch Retrospective exhibition on one sound tape reel, and a monologue by Elbert Weinberg on his painting, "Temptation of Eve" on one sound cassette. All interviews were conducted by Arlene Jacobowitz, Assistant Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum. Most of the interviews were recorded on one to three half-hour reels, except for the Ad Reinhardt and Walter Murch interviews, which are longer. Excerpts are typically between 2 and 3 minutes long. The interviews focus primarily on works by the artist that are in the museum's collection.
As noted in the box inventory below, transcripts are available for all but five interviews, as well as for the Murch acoustiguide and the Weinberg monologue. The interviews without transcripts include that of Stephen Antonakos, Jane Freilicher, Seymour Lipton, Walter Murch, and Elbert Weinberg. The Edward Hopper interview has a transcript only, and no original sound recording or excerpt.
Interviews, transcripts, excerpts, and other recordings are arranged alphabetically by interviewee.
All of the sound recordings have been digitized for preservation and research access.
Description Container Select
Lennart Anderson
Original Interview, 1966 July 26
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Stephen Antonakos
Original Interview, 1968 April 5
(2 sound tape reels)
Marshall Arisman
Original Interview, 1968 March 21
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Walter Barker
Original Interview, 1965 May 3
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1965
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Leonard Baskin
Original Interview, 1968 January 29
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Mary Bauermeister
Original Interview, 1968 February 24
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Thomas Hart Benton
Original Interview, 1966 July 7
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Isabel Bishop
Original Interview, 1965 May 3
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1965
Robert Brackman
Original Interview, 1966 July 12
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Sydney Butchkes
Original Interview, 1967 June 22
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1967
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Edmund Casarella
Original Interview, 1966 May 18
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
George Constant
Original Interview, 1965 April 29
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1965
Robert Warren Dash
Original Interview, 1966 May 18
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
José DeCreeft
Original Interview, 1966 May 18
(3 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Blanche Dombek
Original Interview, 1966 September 21
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Tom Doyle
Original Interview, 1968 March 21
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Jimmy Ernst
Original Interview, 1966 November 2
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Neil Estern
Original Interview, 1966 June 2
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Philip Evergood
Original Interview, 1966 May 18
(3 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Helen Frankenthaler
Original Interview, 1966 May 23
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Jane Freilicher
Original Interview, 1965 April 29
(1 sound tape reel)
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Leon Goldin
Original Interview, 1965 April 29
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1965
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Sidney Goodman
Original Interview, 1968 January 24
(1 sound tape reel)
Addendum, 1968 January 24
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1968
Sidney Goodman
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Sante Graziani
Original Interview, 1968 January 29
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Balcomb Greene
Original Interview, 1966 December 14
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
John Grillo
Original Interview, 1965
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1965
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
William Gropper
Original Interview, 1965 April
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1965
Chaim Gross
Original Interview, 1968 January 23
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1968
Roy Gussow
Original Interview, 1966 June 2
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Robert Gwathmey
Original Interview, 1966 September 29
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Grace Hartigan
Original Interview, 1965 April 20
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1965
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Edward Hopper
Transcript, 1968
Nora Jaffe
Original Interview, 1967 June 14
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1967
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Paul Jenkins
Original Interview, 1966 December 14
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Minoru Kawabata
Original Interview, 1968 January 19
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
William Kienbusch
Original Interview, 1968 April 6
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Karl Knaths
Original Interview, 1966 July 11
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
John Koch
(2 interviews)
Original Interview, 1966 May 20
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Original Interview, 1968 February 15
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Yayoi Kusama
Original Interview, 1968 January 19
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Jennett Lam
Original Interview, 1966 July 26
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcripts, 1968, 1969
(In addition to the photocopied transcript produced by the Brooklyn Museum in 1968, there is an transcript prepared by the Archives of American Art in 1969, and a photocopy of the 1969 transcript with handwritten corrections.)
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Steven Lang
Original Interview, 1967 June 15
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1967
Robert Laurent
Original Interview, 1966 July 6
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Jacob Lawrence
Original Interview, 1968 March 21
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Jack Levine
(2 interviews)
Original Interview, 1965 February 24
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1965
Original Interview, 1968 February 6
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Jack Levine
Excerpt, 1968
Jacques Lipchitz
Original Interview, 1965 April 27
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1965
Seymour Lipton
Original Interview, 1966 May 20
(2 sound tape reels)
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Boris Margo
Original Interview, 1968 March 21
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1968
Ursula Meyer
Original Interview, 1968 February 24
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpts, 1968
(2 sound tape reels)
Hans Moller
Original Interview, 1965 May 3
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1965
Walter Murch
Original Interview, between 1965 and 1967
(5 sound tape reels)
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Retrospective Exhibition Acoustiguide, 1967
(1 sound tape reel)
Retrospective Exhibition Acoustiguide Transcript, 1967
Louise Nevelson
Original Interview, 1965 May 3
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1965
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Toshio Odate
Original Interview, 1968 January 19
(3 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Elliot Offner
Original Interview, 1966 September 22
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Douglas Ohlson
Original Interview, 1968 February 15
(3 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Kenzo Okada
Original Interview, 1966 December 14
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Amanda Palmer
Original Interview, 1968 February 16
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
Irene Rice Periera
Original Interview, 1966 July 26
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Gabor Peterdi
Original Interview, 1966 July 5
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Ad Reinhardt
Original Interview, 1967 June 14
(4 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1967
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Bill Richards
Original Interview, 1968 March 15
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1968
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reels)
Larry Rivers
Original Interview, 1966 June 8
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Excerpt, 1968
(1 sound tape reel)
Emilio Sanchez
Original Interview, 1967 June 22
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1967
Karl Schrag
Original Interview, 1966 May 20
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Ben Shahn
Original Interview, 1966 May 26
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Charles Sheeler
Original Interview, 1965 April 27
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1965
Aaron Sopher
Original Interview, 1965 April 20
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1965
Moses Soyer
Original Interview, 1966 June 8
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
Raphael Soyer
Original Interview, 1966 June 10
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1966
William Thon
Original Interview, 1966 April 11
(1 sound tape reel)
Transcript, 1966
Elbert Weinberg
Original Interview, 1966 November 15
(2 sound tape reels)
Monologue on "Temptation of Eve," Original Interview, circa 1966
(1 sound cassette)
Monologue on "Temptation of Eve," Transcript, circa 1966
William and Marguerite Zorach
Original Interview, 1965 May 18
(2 sound tape reels)
Transcript, 1965

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