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Carlos Villa at the Farm [videorecording], 1980

Speyer, Lars, 1925-2007


Collection Information

Size: 1 Videocassette

Summary: A U-matic videocassette recording of Carlos Villa's performance art at his farm in San Francisco, California, recorded by Lars Speyer. The recording includes rhythmic music and still frames, incorporating bones and elements from the farm as Villa applies paint to his body and rolls on a paper canvas. A man dressed in feathers and zebra patterned cloth resides over the performance.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lars Speyer (1925-2007) was a photographer in Palo Alto, California.


Donated in 1983 by Lars Speyer.

Related Materials

The Archives also holds a 1989 July 11 oral history interview with Carlos Villa conducted by Moira Roth, and a 1995 June 20-July 10 oral history interview with Villa conducted by Paul Karlstrom.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Carlos Villa at the Farm [videorecording], 1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.