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Subseries 11.3 | A Finding Aid to the Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000 | Digitized Collection

Hans Hofmann papers, [circa 1904]-2011, bulk 1945-2000

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11.3: Production Materials, 1997-2011

Production materials include video recordings, sound recordings, transcripts, notes, documentary scripts, various video and sound edits, and other production elements created in the course of the production of Madeline Amgott’s two documentaries,
Hans Hofmann: Reflections of former Students
(1999), and
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
(2002). Video interviews and location footage form the bulk of the series and include unedited video recordings shot for the two productions. Some of the interviews were initially shot for the first video documentary and re-used in the later, longer documentary. Content includes interviews, mainly with artists who were students of Hofmann, but also his nephew, Theo Hofmann, and curators and art historians, including Lowery Sims, Richard Wollheim, and Xavier Javier Costa. Location footage includes Barcelona, Spain; Berkeley, California; Cape Cod and Provincetown, Massachusetts; New York City; and Munich, Germany. New York locations include the New York Studio School, the Metropolitan Museum, and the locations of Hofmann’s two mosaic murals. Subjects interviewed on location are not always listed on the videocassette label, but names of subjects are listed in a note in the folder list when known.
Most camera original material appears to be in BetacamSP (31 videocassettes) or Digital Betacam (2 videocassettes) format, with VHS (71 videocassettes) and in some cases sound cassette copies (34 sound cassettes) created for transcription and editing. Some of the video footage is only found in VHS format, presumed to be duplicates of camera original not found in the collection. Also found are production tapes and edits on 14 videocassettes (8 VHS, 5 BetacamSP, 1 DVCPro), 6 DVDs and 3 sound cassettes (2 standard cassettes and one DAT), including various photographs, artwork stills, stock footage, voiceover recordings, sound edits, rough video edits, master edits, and the Spanish version of
Hans Hofmann; Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
.
Most interviews have full or partial transcripts, which are arranged with the recorded video. Additional paper records in the series include transcripts compiled into log books, documentary scripts in English and Spanish, and sound recordings and transcripts of a lecture and panel discussion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1999.
Material is arranged by type, and interviews and location footage are arranged by subject. Several groups of tapes consisting of location footage in addition to interviews are arranged by location. Such groups generally contain multiple interviews as well as location footage shot within a short time span and are grouped by location, with individual names listed in a note.
Additional sound and video recordings collected from other sources are found in series 11.4, Research Materials. Additional interviews regarding Hans Hofmann, with some of the same subjects listed here, are found in series 11.1, Research Material Compiled by Tina Dickey.
DescriptionContainer
Interview Notes and Photographs, 1997-1998
22
22
Interview Scheduling (first interviews), 1997
22
23
Interviews and Location Footage
Bercelona, Spain, 2001
1 videocassette (vhs)
Includes interview with Xavier Javier Costa, at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
22
24
Berkeley, California, 2000
7 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes partial transcript
4 sound cassettes
duplicates
Includes interviews with Betty Bishop, Richard Wollheim, Karl Kasten, and Mary O’Neal
22
25-29
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1997 September 20
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes shotlists
22
30-31
Nicolas Carone, 2001 May 1
2 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
22
32-33
Ciro Cozzi
For Ciro Cozzi interview, see Lillian Orlowsky, tape 5 of 5
22
Interviews and Location Footage
James Gahagan, 1997 September 18
5 videocassettes (vhs)
includes transcript
3 sound cassettes
duplicates
23
1-4
Red Grooms, 2000 October 24
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
23
5
Myrna Harrison, 2001 May 25
4 videocassettes (vhs)
1 sound cassette
duplicate
23
6-7
Hans Theo Hofmann, 1999 March 27
1 sound cassette
23
8
Hans Theo Hofmann and Munich, Germany, 1999 June
4 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
includes partial transcript
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
23
9-12
Wolf Kahn, 2000 November 29
2 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
includes transcript
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
23
13-15
Interviews and Location Footage
Irvin Kershner, 2000 April-May
2 videocassette (vhs)
Includes transcript
1 sound cassette
duplicate
24
1-2
Lillian Kiesler, 1997 May 24
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
includes partial transcript
original
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate of tape 2 of 2
No VHS duplicate of tape 1 of 2 in collection
24
3-4
Erik Koch, 2000 December 4
2 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
includes partial transcript
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
24
5-7
Stanley Kunitz, 2000 December 19
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
includes transcript
original
1 sound cassette
duplicate
24
8-9
Marisol
For interview with Marisol, see New York City Mosaics, Outdoor and Indoor, 8/29/00, tape 1 of 3
24
Mercedes Matter and Robert Richenberg, 1998 June 7
5 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicate
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
original
3 sound cassettes
duplicate
Subjects interviewed separately on the same day; Richenberg interview on video tapes 1-2, Matter interview on video tapes 3-5. Original BetacamSP tapes 3 and 5 not in collection, only duplicate VHS.
24
10-12
New York City Mosaics by Hofmann, Outdoor Mosaic, 1997 May 23
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (betacamsp)
original
Mosaic located at High School of Printing at 438 West 49th Street.
24
13
Interviews and Location Footgae
New York City Mosaics by Hofmann, Outdoor and Indoor Mosaics, 2000 August 29
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
original
2 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicates
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
Tape 1 of 3 begins with Marisol interview at Marlborough Gallery; indoor mosaic footage includes Max Spoerri and Bob Fisher on location; tape 1 found on Betacam SP only, no duplicate.
25
1-2
New York Studio School, 2001 November 20
2 videocassettes (digital betacam)
25
3
Lillian Orlowsky and Ciro Cozzi, 1997 September 21
5 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes transcripts
Subjects interviewed separately on the same day; Cozzi interview on tape 5 of 5.
25
4-6
Lillian Orlowsky, 2000 March 21
4 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes transcript
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
25
7-9
Haynes Ownby, 1997 September 20
4 videocassettes (betacamsp)
originals
2 videocassettes (vhs)
2 of 4 duplicate videocassettes
25
10-11
Interviews and Location Footage
Haynes Ownby, 1997 September 20
2 videocassettes (vhs)
2 of 4 duplicate videocassettes
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
Transcript in box 26, folder 2
26
1-2
Joseph Plaskett, 1999 June 11
3 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicates
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
Includes transcript
originals
2 sound cassettes
duplicates
26
3-6
Provincetown, Mass., 2000 August 15
6 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes partial transcripts
4 sound cassettes
Duplicates
1 videocassette (betacam)
Tape 2 of 6 available on original Betacam SP and duplicate VHS videocassettes. Tapes 1 and 3-6 available on VHS copy only.
Includes interviews with Tony Vevers, Jeanne Bultman, Shari De Miskey, and Bob Fisher, and a panel discussion at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum with moderator Tina Dickey and speakers Selina Trieff, Lillian Orlowsky, Ken Jacobs, Max Spoerri, and Robert Henry. See also Series 11.1, Research materials compiled by Tiny Dickey, for transcript and sound recording of panel discussion.
26
7-11
Paul Resika, 2000 November 21
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes transcript
1 sound cassette
Duplicate
26
12-13
Peter Rutherberg, 1999 June 16
3 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicates
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
Originals
26
14-15
Interviews and Location Footage
Peter Rutherberg, 1999 June 16
1 sound cassette
Duplicate
Transcript in Box 27, folder 2.
27
1-2
Lowery Sims, 1999 April 26
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Also contains footage of the Metropolitan Museum during the 1999 Hans Hofmann retrospective.
27
3
Frank Stella, 1999-2000
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Includes transcript
1 sound cassette
Duplicate
27
4-5
Production Tapes and Edits
Hans Hofmann: Reflections by Former Students
, 1999
1 videocassette (vhs)
27
6
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Master Edits, 2002
3 videocassettes (vhs)
Tapes labeled "5/28/02 dub from master," "9/26/02 version," and "10/22"
27
7
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Rough Edits, 2001-2002
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Tapes labeled "Rough Cut 10/26/01," and "Avid output 3/22/02, not final video."
1 sound cassette (dat)
mixed soundtrack
1 data cartridge
label reads "Avid Backup 3/6/02"
27
8-9
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Paintings and Photographs, circa 2001
2 electronic discs (dvd)
27
10
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Stock Footage, 2002
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
27
11
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Digital Soundtrack, 2004
3 electronic discs (dvd)
27
12
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Voiceover Recordings, 2001
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
27
13
Hans Hofmann: Artist-Teacher, Teacher-Artist
, Spanish Version, 2004
2 videocassettes (vhs)
1 videodisc (dvd)
27
14
Tape and Transcript Lists, 2000, 2011
27
15
Transcript Excerpts and Notes, circa 2000
27
16
Transcript Log Book #1, 1997-2000
Transcripts for Lillian Orlowsky Freed, Haynes Ownby, Frank Stella, Ciro, and Metropolitan Museum speakers panel.
28
1-3
Transcript Log Book #2, 1997-2001
Transcripts for Mercedes Matter, Red Grooms, Tony Vevers, Nick Carone, Myrna Harrison, and Lillian Kiesler.
28
4
Transcript for Narration, circa 2000
28
5
Lecture by Helmut Friedel, "Hans Hofmann and Abstract Movements in Paris and Munich", 1999 June 20
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript
Introduction by Lowery Sims.
28
6
Panel Discussion, "Hans Hofmann as Artist", 1999 September 26
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript
Moderated by Lowery Sims. Panel speakers include Andre Emmerich, Walter Darby Bannard, Robert Henry, Judith Godwin and Judith Cotton.
28
7
Unidentified Video Recording, circa 1995
1 videocassette (dvcpro)
28
8
Video Script, English, 2000
28
9
Video Script, Spanish, 2000
28
10

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