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Series 5 | A Finding Aid to the John Held papers relating to Mail Art, 1947-2013 | Digitized Collection

John Held papers relating to Mail Art, 1947-2013

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Series 5: Interview Transcripts, 1977-1995
7 folders
Box 8

Transcripts are of interviews conducted by John Held, Jr. with Al Ackerman, John Cage, Ray Johnson, Allan Kaprow, and interviews with Held, William Gaglione, and Milan Knizak. There is also an interview with Held conducted by Ruud Janssen.
The interview with Al Ackerman discusses mail art history, specific art pieces, and personal philosophies. The interview with John Cage covers Cage's autobiography; early influences; travels; meeting Merce Cunningham, Peggy Guggenheim, and Marcel Duchamp; and experiences at Black Mountain College. The interview with William Gaglione is a discussion on mail artists, Fluxus, and the mail art network. The interview with Rudd Janssen discusses the artist's introduction to mail art, personal philosophies and definition of terms, performance art, and collaborative works. The interview with Ray Johnson covers mail art, chane, personal correspondence, sources of input, art criticism of Johnson's works, paintings, materials and techniques, and Black Mountain College. The interview with Allan Kaprow discusses happenings, artistic influences, Black Mountain College, John Cage, George Segal, and performance and installation art. The interview with Milan Knizak briefly covers mail art and George Maciunas.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by interviewee name.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
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Ackerman, Al, "Al Ackerman Interviewed by John Held, Jr." for
ND Magazine
, 1991
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Cage, John, "Interview with John Cage" by John Held, Jr., 1987
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23
Gaglione, William and Held, John, Jr., "Factsheet Fake Picabia: A Conversation with Picasso Gaglione and John Held, Jr.,", 1994
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24
Held, John, Jr., "Traveling Art Mail: Interview of John Held, Jr. (Dallas, Texas) by Ruud Janssen (Tilberg, Holland),", 1995
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25
Johnson, Ray, "Illogical as an Instructive Process: An Interview with Ray Johnson" by John Held, Jr., 1977
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Kaprow, Allan, "Interview with Allan Kaprow" by John Held, Jr., 1988
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27
Knizak, Milan, "Aktual Conversation Between Milan Knizak and John Held, Jr.,", 1994
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28

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