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Series 11 | A Finding Aid to the Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999 | Digitized Collection

Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999

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Series 11: Sound and Video Recordings, 1959-2000
9.7 linear feet
Boxes 181-190, 232

Series includes video art, sound art, performance art, exhibition-related media, interviews, documentaries, and publicity news clips related to the Leo Castelli gallery and the artists it represented. Grouped under artwork and performance are recordings of performances, sound art, video art, components of multi-media art, and other documentation of specific artworks. Artists include Vito Acconci, Robert Barry, Hannah Collins, Merce Cunningham, John Gibson, Laura Grisi, Richard Landry, Paul McMahon, Bruce Nauman, Hermann Nitsch, Ed Ruscha, Salvatore Scarpitta, John Sirica, Chas. B. Swann, Ned Sublette, and Lawrence Weiner. Recordings include both commercially-produced copies and rare or unique archival material, including 15 videocassettes (9 U-matic and 6 VHS), 6 sound cassettes, and 9 vinyl phonograph records.
Exhibition documentation includes recordings that document specific shows and openings on 6 videocassettes (5 VHS and 1 U-matic), and 2 lacquer phonograph records. Interviews include extended interviews with Leo Castelli and artists he represented, including, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenberg, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Thierren, and an appearance of Dan Flavin and Donald Judd at the Centre Pompidou. Interviews are on 14 videocassettes (8 VHS and 6 U-matic), 1 videocartridge (Catrivision), and 1 sound cassette. Documentaries include commercially distributed or broadcast television works, generally about a single artist or artwork or about Castelli himself, on 29 videocassettes (11 U-matic and 18 VHS). Publicity videos are generally news programs that include brief coverage of Castelli Gallery among other stories on 24 videocassettes (20 VHS and 4 U-matic). Unidentified recordings are found on 3 videocassettes (1 Betamax and 2 VHS) and 1 videocartridge (EAIJ Endless Loop).
Video and sound recordings are arranged by form of material, with artwork and performance documentation first, followed by exhibition documentation, interviews, documentaries, and publicity. Within each group, items are arranged by artist or subject. Publicity videos are arranged by program title. Three unidentified videos in obsolete formats are filed at the end of the series.
DescriptionContainer
Artwork and Performance
Acconci, Vito,
The Red Tapes
, circa 1976
2 videocassettes (u-matic)
181
1-2
Barry, Robert,
Otherwise
, 1981
2 sound discs (vinyl)
2 copies of commercially-released album
Oversized phonograph record in box 232
181
3
Collins, Hannah,
La Cantante
, circa 2000
1 videocassette (vhs)
181
4
Cunningham, Merce, "Merce Cunningham Studio", circa 1980
1 videocassette (u-matic)
181
5
Cunningham, Merce, "Merce Cunningham Visits Leo Castelli", circa 1980
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (u-matic)
Label reads "A Video by Nam June Paik, rough footage; color from open reel;" appears to be copy of original reel not found in collection
181
6-7
Gibson, Jon,
Two Solo Pieces
, 1977
2 sound discs (vinyl)
2 copies of commercially-released album
Oversized phonograph record in box 232
181
8
Grisi, Laura,
Misura del Tiempo
, 1969
1 videocassette (u-matic)
Black and white
181
9
Landry, Richard,
4 Cuts Placed in 'A First Quarter' by Lawrence Weiner
, 1972
2 sound discs (vinyl)
2 copies of commercially-released album
Oversized phonograph records in box 232
181
10
McMahon, Paul,
How I love Your Paintings
and
Movie Star
, 1981
2 sound discs (vinyl)
2 copies of commercially-released single
181
11
Nauman, Bruce,
BRRR – Raw Material
, circa 1990
1 videocassette (vhs)
Tape also contains footage of a horse named Star Thief, beginning 4 minutes into tape, and a note concerning the horse.
181
12
Artwork and Performance
Nauman, Bruce,
Good Boy, Bad Boy
, circa 1985
1 videocassette (u-matic)
182
1
Nauman, Bruce,
World Peace Day II Brook's Lips
, circa 1998
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Case label reads "Day 2, not for display"
182
2
Nitsch, Hermann,
Orgelkonzert
, Edition Hundertmark, 1986
2 sound cassettes
182
3
Ruscha, Ed, Raw Footage of Camera Test, 1984
1 videocassette (u-matic)
Tape labeled "labeled “#12 Lost; #4"
182
4
Scarpitta, Salvatore,
Message to Leo, A Racer's Report
, 1986
1 videocassette (u-matic)
182
5
Scarpitta, Sal and Joan Bankember,
Potato Masher
, 1985
1 videocassette (u-matic)
182
6
Sirica, John, “Genesis-Earthflowers-Humanity” series sample, circa 1985
1 videocassette (vhs)
182
7
Swann, Chas. B, "I Am Not a Performer / The Order Is Not Easily Changed", circa 1970
1 sound disc (vinyl)
Label reads "Recorded at Yport"
7 inch
182
8
Sublette, Ned and Lawrence Weiner,
Ships at Sea, Sailors and Shoes
, 1993
1 sound cassette
commercially-released cassette
182
9
Weiner, Lawrence,
A Conversation with William Furlong Concerning 20 Works
, 1980
3 sound cassettes
3 copies of commercially-released cassette
182
10
Exhibition Documentation
Bloom, Barbara,
Pictures from the Floating World
, 1995 June 28
1 videocassette (vhs)
Video by Charlie Ahearn
182
11
Group Exhibition with Paul Brach, Ludwig Sander, and Friedel Dzubas, circa 1959
1 sound disc (lacquer)
Oversized phonograph record in box 232
182
12
Gabriel Kohn Exhibition, 1959 March 9
1 sound disc (lacquer)
Sleeve labeled "33 1/3"
Oversized phonograph record in box 232
182
13
Exhibition Documentation
Made in U.S.A.
at Martin-Gropius-Bau, 1993
1 videocassette (vhs)
183
1
Starn, Doug and Mike,
Gravity of Light
,
Behind My Eye
,
Nowhere to Land
Documentation by Leo Castelli Gallery, 1998
2 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicates
1 videocassette (u-matic)
183
2-3
Starn, Doug and Mike,
Sphere of Influence
, circa 1994
1 videocassette (vhs)
183
4
Interviews
Castelli, Leo, "Claude Berri Rencontre Leo Castelli: Marchand d'Art", 1988
4 videocassettes (vhs)
duplicates
2 videocassettes (vhs)
original
183
5-7
Castelli, Leo and Mort Gankoff interviewed by Marsha McKay about
Cue Magazine
, 1977 November 22
1 videocassette (u-matic)
183
8
Castelli, Leo, Interviewed by Russell O'Connor about Video Art, circa 1979
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (u-matic)
Produced for WNET/Thirteen television broadcast program "Cable Arts"
183
9
Flavin, Dan and Donald Judd, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1987 May 22
1 sound cassette
183
10
Interviews
Lichtenstein, Roy, Interviewed by the BBC, 1979 November 7
1 videocartridge
Cartrivision
184
1
Oldenburg, Claes, Interviewed by Martin Friedman at Walker Art Center, 1975 April 4
2 videocassettes (u-matic)
2 copies
184
2-3
Rauschenberg, Robert, Interviewed at Colorado State University, 1982 September 28
2 videocassettes (u-matic)
Tapes labeled Parts I and II
184
4-5
Therrien, Robert, Carnegie International Interview, 1995
1 videocassette (vhs)
184
6
Documentaries
Barceló, Miquel,
Vu d'Afrique
by Camille Guichard, 1989
1 videocassette (u-matic)
184
7
Castelli, Leo,
Il Signore dell'Arte
by Raffaello Siniscalco, 1994
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Italian and English versions
184
8
Documentaries
Castelli, Leo,
Leo Castelli, A Work in Progress
by Mame Kennedy, 1988
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (u-matic)
185
1
Cunningham, Merce,
Changing Steps
, 1989
1 videocassette (vhs)
185
2
Darboven, Hanne,
Hanne Darboven, Ein Portrat de Kunstlerin von Walter Smerling
, 1991
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate; PAL
1 videocassette (u-matic)
PAL
In German, showing Darboven’s work “Mein Geheimnis ist, dass ich keins habe”
185
3-4
Flavin, Dan,
In Daylight and Cool White
, by Charles Ruas, 1979-1980
1 videocassette (u-matic)
duplicate
1 videocassette (u-matic)
Application for distribution at Electronic Arts Intermix found with videocassette
copied from master 2" video reel, not with collection
185
5-6
Haring, Keith,
Making of an Artist
, by Juergen Fischer, circa 1985
1 videocassette (u-matic)
185
7
Johns, Jasper,
Take an Object
, by Namuth/Wechsler Productions, 1990
1 videocassette (vhs)
185
8
Documentaries
Lichtenstein, Roy,
Reflections
, 1993
1 videocassette (vhs)
186
1
The National Gallery Celebrates
, 1991
1 videocassette (vhs)
186
2
Oldenburg, Claes and Coosje van Bruggen,
Large Scale Projects
, by Lana Pih Jokel and Nick Doob, 1991
1 videocassette (vhs)
186
3
Pollock, Jackson, Film Footage of Pollock Painting (circa 1950), 1981
4 videocassettes (u-matic)
Black and white, silent; 4 video copies made from film original not found in collection; tapes labeled "Castelli Graphics"
Film not credited but is likely footage shot in 1950 by Hans Namuth.
186
4-7
Rauschenberg, Robert,
Man At Work
, by BBC Television, 1997
1 videocassette (vhs)
186
8
Rosenquist, James,
A Portrait of the Artist at Work
, a film by Erwin Lester, 1986
1 videocassette (vhs)
186
9
Documentaries
Rosenquist, James,
Welcome to the Water Planet
, by Seth Schneidman and Maryte Kavaliauskas, 1990
1 videocassette (vhs)
187
1
Ruscha, Edward, "Ed Ruscha's Hollywood," from the BBC Television Series
Seven Artists
, 1978
1 videocassette (u-matic)
Label reads "Edward Ruscha with Nancy Reese"
187
2
Teshigahara, Iemoto Hiroshi, 1990
1 videocassette (vhs)
In Japanese
187
3
Warhol, Andy,
Art of the 60s: Andy Warhol
, produced by INFAS, 1995-1996
1 videocassette (vhs)
In Japanese
187
4
America’s Cup: War in the Wind
, circa 1995
2 videocassettes (vhs)
2 copies
187
5
Les Moyens de L’Urgence (Emergency Ways and Means)
, by Francis Grosjean, Medicin sans Frontiers, circa 1995
1 videocassette (vhs)
In French
187
6
Publicity
7 Days
Promo, Leo Castelli Gallery
, 1989 May
1 videocassette (vhs)
187
7
Art New York
no. 11, “Photography Exhibitions, Interviews with Hans Namuth, Cindy Sherman, and Robert Rauschenberg", 1982
1 videocassette (u-matic)
187
8
Art New York, Leo Castelli, XXX Anniversary, 1957-1987, 1987
1 videocassette (vhs)
1 videocassette (u-matic)
PAL
187
9-10
Publicity
ArtSeen
, Bill Rabinovich Tribute to Leo Castelli, 2000
1 videocassette (vhs)
Tape also includes programs on "Picabia" at Michael Werner Gallery, Hannah Collins at Castelli Gallery, and Philippe de Montebello and Irene Worth at the Metropolitan Museum.
188
1
Art Today
, Volume II, number 5, 1990 May
1 videocassette (vhs)
188
2
Art Today
, Volume III, number 1, with Story on Jasper Johns at Leo Castelli Gallery, 1991 February
1 videocassette (vhs)
188
3
Art Today Video Magazine, Scanning New York Art
, 1995 February-March
1 videocassette (vhs)
188
4
Bloomberg News
, Leo Castelli, 1997 October 30
1 videocassette (vhs)
188
5
Channel 2 6 a.m. News
, 1991 November 6
1 videocassette (vhs)
188
6
CNN, Leo Castelli Gallery, 1998 December 29
2 videocassettes (vhs)
2 copies
188
7
Plaisance
“60 Secondes, Leo Castelli”, circa 1990
1 videocassette (vhs)
188
8
South Bank Show
, Jeff Koons at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, 1993
1 videocassette (vhs)
188
9
Publicity
Today in New York
, with Leo Castelli, Rodney Greenblatt, and Anina Nosei, 1985 April 30
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
1 videocassette (u-matic)
189
1-2
What’s Up in New York
, with interview with Leo Castelli during exhibition
Jasper Johns 35 Years
, 1993 January 23
1 videocassette (vhs)
189
3
WorldNet
, Castelli Talks with Art People in Mexico City, 1987 May 28
1 videocassette (vhs)
English
1 videocassette (vhs)
Bi-lingual Sound, Channel 1: English, Channel 2: Spanish
1 videocassette (u-matic)
Bi-lingual Sound, Channel 1: English, Channel 2: Spanish
189
4-6
Zoom
, 1997 December 7
2 videocassettes (vhs)
2 copies; in Italian
Leo Castelli receiving an award
189
7
Unidentified Program, "Castelli's Spaziergang", circa 1990
1 videocassette (vhs)
PAL; tape labeled "Leo Castelli 2:00, Strasse Bild (streetscape) 5 min"
189
8
Unidentified program, Galerija Marino Cettina, Umag, Croatia, circa 1990
1 videocassette (vhs)
PAL
189
9
Unidentified Video Recordings, circa 1972-1980
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Label reads "The Firt Quarter I and II;" tapes appear to be blank
1 videocassette (betamax)
Label reads "Viezge"
1 videocartridge
EIAJ Endless Loop Video Cartridge
190
1-3
Oversized Sound Discs of Artwork and Exhibition Documentation from Box 181, folders 3, 8, and 10, and Box 182, folders 12 and 13.
232

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