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Oral history interview with John Berggruen, 2008 January 28-29

Berggruen, John Henry, 1943-



Collection Information

Size: 3 sound discs (1 hr., 49 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.

Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 50 min.

Summary: An interview of John Berggruen conducted 2008 January 28-29, by Lynn Robert Matteson, for the Archives of American Art, at the John Berggruen Gallery, in San Francisco, California.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Berggruen (1943-) is an art dealer from San Francisco, California. Lynn Robert Matteson (1939-) is an art historian from Santa Barbara, California.


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 .


Funding for this interview provided by Art Dealers Association of America. 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

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with John Berggruen, 2008 January 28-29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.