Size: 35 Pages Transcript
Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 10 min.
Summary: An interview of Serge Sabarsky conducted 1993 April 22, by Rose-Carol Washton Long, for the Archives of American Art.
Sabarsky talks about his youth in Vienna, where he worked as a designer for a theater and a circus before leaving for Paris after the Anschluss. He recalls being an avid reader, where he gained most of his education and his credo that life is a steady, learning process. He remembers coming to New York and working in the garment business, fighting in WWII, and returning to work as a contractor in New York. He describes how, after many years as a contractor, he bought his first work of art and decided in 1968 to open a gallery specializing in German and Austrian expressionism. Sabarsky discusses the art industry, his customers, and his work putting together travelling exhibitions. He mentions the classes in art dealing that he has taught at New York University.