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Oral history interview with Adrian Piper, 1990 Sept. 20

Piper, Adrian, 1948-

Conceptual artist, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 87 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 2 min.

Summary: An interview of Adrian Piper conducted 1990 Sept. 20, by Josephine Withers, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adrian Piper (1948- ) is a conceptual artist and educator.


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 others.

Language Note

English .


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.

How to Use This Collection

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from Adrian Piper

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Adrian Piper, 1990 Sept. 20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.