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Oral history interview with Philip Leider, 1979 Dec. 11

Leider, Philip, 1929-



Collection Information

Size: 43 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 5 min.

Summary: An interview of Philip Leider conducted 1979 Dec. 11, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Leider discusses the history of ARTFORUM; his moves to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York; and his views on art magazines, contemporary art and art criticism.

Biographical/Historical Note

Phillip Leider (1929- ) is an editor and educator from Oakland, Calif. and Jerusalem. Leider is a founding editor of ARTFORUM.


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.

Language Note

English .


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.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Philip Leider, 1979 Dec. 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.