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Oral history interview with Agnes Denes, 2019 May 14-23

Denes, Agnes

Painter, Sculptor, Environmental artist


Collection Information

Size: 11 sound files (5 hrs., 49 min.) Audio, digital, wav

Summary: An interview with Agnes Denes conducted 2019 May 14-23, by Liza Zapol, for the Archives of American Art at VillageCare Rehabilitation Center, in New York, N.Y.

Biographical/Historical Note

Interviewee Agnes Denes (1931- ) is a conceptual artist and environmental artist based in New York. Interviewer Liza Zapol (1978- ) is the Robert and Arlene Kogod Secretarial Scholar in Oral History at the Archives of American Art.


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.

Language Note

Undetermined .


Funding for this interview was provided by the Lichtenberg Family Foundation.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of Agnes Denes.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Agnes Denes, 2019 May 14-23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.