Size: 20 Pages, Transcript
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 38 min.
Summary: An interview of Betty Parsons conducted 1981 June 11, by Gerald Silk, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
Parsons remembers being introduced to Mark Rothko by Peggy Guggenheim and visiting his studio. She describes the relationships among the various artists represented by her gallery. Parsons comments on the state of the art world at the time of the interview, discusses the role of critics, and speaks of her own art work.