Size: Transcript: 64 pages
Format: Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 54 minutes.
Summary: An interview of Terry Allen conducted by Paul Karlstrom, 1998 April 22, in Allen's home/studio, Sante Fe, New Mexico, for the Archives of American Art.
Allen discusses his experiences at Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, as opening up possibilities first glimpsed in high school in Lubbock, Texas; cultural influences on him, such as rock 'n roll, Elvis, Chuck Berry, David Byrne's "Buck Naked," and the importance of cars; the influence of John Cage on his "Juarez" and the role of his wife, Jo Harvey Allen's experiences to "Juarez" and "Ring;" and his views on the meaning of art and his work.