Size: Transcript: 96 pages.
Format: A portion of this interview was not transcribed. Audio quality in the last portion of this interview is very poor. Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.
Summary: An interview of Joel Shapiro conducted 1988 July 15-December 14, by Lewis Kachur, at the artist's home/studio in Westport, N.Y., for the Archives of American Art.
Shapiro recalls his childhood in Queens, early plans for medical school, and a Peace Corps stint in India. He describes the New York art scene in the 1960s, including his own study at New York University. Shapiro relates the development of his work and showing at the Paula Cooper Gallery.