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Robert Smithson interview, 1968

Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973



Collection Information

Size: 2 sound cassettes

Summary: An interview of Robert Smithson conducted by Tony Robbin.
Smithson discusses the conceptual theories that he employs in creating his artwork; the relationship between the "site" and the "nonsite" in his work; systems; and maps. Some works are physically described and a list of works and their measurements is read by Smithson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sculptor, New York, N.Y; Born 1938, Died 1973. Tony Robbin, the interviewer is a writer, painter and sculptor.


Gift of interviewer Tony Robbin, 1992.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.

How to Cite This Collection

Robert Smithson interview, 1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.