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KPFK "Art Scene" interviews, 1958-1969

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Series 1: "Art Scene" Interviews , 1962-1965
1.3 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-2, 4

Series contains 37 radio programs created for KPFK radio in Los Angeles, Calif. by Marion L. Gore. Thirty-six of the interviews were part of her "Art Scene" radio series and featured artists, museum curators, art collectors, and gallerists working in the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles, particularly galleries and artists showing on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood. Also found is a single episode of another KPFK program called "Seen at the galleries" and hosted by Earl Carter, featuring an interview with Jacques Lipchitz on the occasion of his retrospective at UCLA.
Among the many notable California art world figures represented in the collection are Esther Robles, who opened the first gallery on La Cienega Boulevard, who tells the history of her gallery, and Walter Hopps, who discusses the history of the Ferus Gallery and the censorship of the Wallace Berman exhibition there. Interviews with Mathias Goeritz and David Siqueiros were conducted in Mexico City, as was a recording of Gore herself describing the art world of Mexico City. The remainder of interviews were all conducted in Los Angeles.
Recordings are on 37 sound tape reels. One additional blank reel is also found and has been retained because of annotations on the box. Each reel generally contains one radio program between 15 minutes and a half-hour long. Dates noted are recording dates; broadcast dates were generally within 6 months of the recording dates.
Sound recordings are arranged alphabetically by interviewee.
All of the sound recordings have been digitized for research access.
Description Container Select
Joseph Albers, 1964 June 27
1 sound tape reel
1
1
Michel Albert, 1962 October 23
1 sound tape reel
1
2
Joan Ankrum, 1962 June 7
1 sound tape reel
1
3
Artists' Co-op Gallery, 1962 November 9
1 sound tape reel
Artists who appear in this episode are Alice Pact, Hope Rudolfi, Bob Klick, and John Vincent Mason.
1
4
Streeter Blair, 1962 August 31
1 sound tape reel
1
5
Nick Brigante and David Sokol, 1962 December 11
1 sound tape reel
1
6
Jose Luis Cuevas, 1962 November 13
1 sound tape reel
1
7
Robert Cremean, 1962 July 2
1 sound tape reel
1
8
Robert Cremean, 1962 November 11
1 sound tape reel
1
9
James Elliot, 1962 July 24
2 sound tape reels
1
10
Claire Falkenstein, 1962 December 4
1 sound tape reel
1
11
Paul Gerchik, 1962 June 22
1 sound tape reel
1
12
Mathias Goeritz, 1964 September 1
1 sound tape reel
1
13
Marian Gore Reporting from Mexico City, circa 1964
1 sound tape reel
1
14
Balcomb Greene, 1963 April 29
1 sound tape reel
1
15
Jorgen Hansen, 1962 July 20
1 sound tape reel
1
16
Walter Hopps, circa 1962
1 sound tape reel
1
17
Virginia Kondratief and Eugenie Klix, 1962 May 25
1 sound tape reel
1
18
Roger Kuntz, 1963 March 6
1 sound tape reel
1
19
Thomas Leavitt, 1962 May 29
1 sound tape reel
1
20
Rico Lebrun
Part 1, 1963 January 7
1 sound tape reel
1
21
Part 2, 1963 January 9
1 sound tape reel
1
22
Jacques Lipchitz, 1963 March 8
1 sound tape reel
1
23
Mario Luna, 1962 August 23
1 sound tape reel
10.5 inch diameter
Oversized material housed in Box 4.
1
24
Robert Mallary, 1962 June 18
1 sound tape reel
1
25
Douglas McClellan, circa 1962
1 sound tape reel
1
26
Louise Nevelson, 1963 May 21
1 sound tape reel
See Nevelson file in Series 2 for transcript.
1
27
Emilio Ortiz, 1963 February 14
1 sound tape reel
1
28
Esther Robles, 1962 May 3
1 sound tape reel
1
29
Otto Schneid, 1962 June 26
1 sound tape reel
1
30
Fritz Schwaderer, 1963 May 26
1 sound tape reel
2
1
1
David Siqueiros, 1964 September 1
1 sound tape reel
2
1
2
Rufino Tamayo, 1964 November 23
1 sound tape reel
2
2
1
Esteban Vicente, 1962 August 25
1 sound tape reel
2
2
2
Robert Wark, 1962 April 24
1 sound tape reel
2
3
1
June Wayne, 1962 May 28
1 sound tape reel
2
3
2
Blank Tape, 1965 January 4
1 sound tape reel
Box is labeled with KPFK label, date, and title "Marian Gore."
2
4
Oversized Mario Luna Reel
Oversized reel from Box 1, item 24.
4

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