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Oral history interview with Joseph Bensman, 1972 May

Oral history interview with Joseph Bensman, 1972 May

Bensman, Joseph, 1922-1986

Consultant

Collection Information

Size: Transcript: 20 pages

Summary: Interview of Joseph Bensman conducted by Laurin Raikin for the Archives of American Art "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Bensman (1922-1986) was a sociologist, social critic, and arts consultant.

Provenance

This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Joseph Bensman, 1972 May. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.