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Oral history interview with Charles Atlas, 2016 May 31-June 1

Atlas, Charles, 1949-

Set designer, Filmmaker, Video artist


Collection Information

Size: 3 sound files (6 hrs., 54 min.), digital, wav; 213 Pages, Transcript

Summary: An interview with Charles Atlas conducted 2016 May 31-June 1, by Linda Yablonsky, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Atlas' home and studio.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles M. Atlas (1949- ) is a video artist, film director, and lighting and set designer in New York, New York. Linda Yablonsky (1948- ) is a writer in New York, New York.


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

English .


Funded by the Keith Haring Foundation.

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