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Interview with Robert Irwin, 1971 April

Interview with Robert Irwin, 1971 April

Irwin, Robert, 1928-

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Title: Interview with Robert Irwin

Date: 1971 April

Physical Details: 1 sound cassette : analog ; 1 hr., 27 min., 27 sec.

Description: Irwin is interviewed before a group, with a question and answer session at the end. He discusses his process for creating art, teaching art, and larger questions of mankind.

Recording begins and ends abruptly. The final 14 minutes is an interview of Irwin by Jan Butterfield without an audience, which also begins abruptly. They discuss various New York art critics.

Creator: Irwin, Robert, 1928-

Forms part of: Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Interview with Robert Irwin, 1971 April. Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 11754