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Interview with Carlton Elonzo Garrett

CG:     Carlton Garrett

WV:    Willem Volkersz

 

[Tape 1, side A; Volkersz' No. G3-A]

CG:     [unintelligible]

WV:    Oh. Ohhh, my goodness.

CG:     [Demonstrates a large carved merry-go-round (stored in his garage), which he plugs in and turns on, and which continues working through part of the conversation—Ed.] I worked on this first, while it was in Atlanta [where he had a show at the High Museum].

WV:    Ohhh, that's beautiful. What do you call this piece?

Interview with Paul Galloway about Ed Galloway

PG:     Paul Galloway

WV:    Willem Volkersz

 

[Tape 1, side A; Volkersz' No. G1-1] [45-minute tape sides]

[Throughout much of this tape, Mrs. Ed Galloway conversed with Diane Volkersz, occasionally joining directly in the interview to provide additional information—Ed.]

WV:    How were they lost?

Mrs. Ed Galloway (MG): They were stolen.

PG:      Stolen.

WV:    From the place out there?

PG:      Uh huh.

WV:    Oh, that's terrible.

Interview with Jim Colclough

JC:      Jim Colclough

WV:    Willem Volkersz

 

[Tape 1, side A; Volkersz' No. C2-1] [45-minute tape sides]

[This tape was recorded while WV, accompanied by his wife Diane (DV), visited Colclough in his home and later in Tuoloma Gallery where they viewed his work. Volkersz took photographs of the artist's works throughout the interview.—Ed.]

[We were standing in front of the artists' kitchen table, and I asked him about the words painted on the surface—WV]

Tape-recorded notes on Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder (Frank Van Zandt)

WV:    Willem Volkersz

 

[Segment from end of Volkersz's original tape H3-1, which originally was missing from Tape W-2. The missing material has now been copied to tape W-2, but the order is reversed from the original. This transcript, however, is in the original order—Ed.]

WV:    [Reading from signs posted at the site—Ed.] "Thunder Mountain. Welcome to the Indian of the West. The Monument. Established 1968. The Thunder Temple, aka Monument to the West's earliest peoples, a sculpture of today's man."

Lillian Bassman Oral History Interview Conducted by Steven Watson for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2011

LILLIAN BASSMAN:  What are you listening for?

STEPHEN WATSON: To make sure it's on.

LILLIAN BASSMAN:  Oh, I see.

STEVEN WATSON:  Okay.

LILLIAN BASSMAN:  That voice sounds funny to me.

STEVEN WATSON:  You know, so in general—whoa—[inaudible, audio interference]—

So first of all—

LILLIAN BASSMAN:  You're—

[Side conversation.]

LILLIAN BASSMAN:  Do you need anything?

STEVEN WATSON:  No.

LILLIAN BASSMAN:  Do you need anything from Steve?

Interview with Ned Cartledge

NC:     Ned Cartledge

WV:    Willem Volkersz

 

[Tape 1, side A; Volkersz' No. C1-A]

NC:     . . .I mean it's not big as living room art, you know. (laughter) So I have to do a few things to support my habit of doing _____.

WV:    I understand.

NC:     But this I call my Uncle Sam series, here.

WV:    Oh, they're wonderful. Oh, boy.

NC:     That's called Message to Khomeini [Iranian leader—Ed.], in which I call his attention to Afghanistan [where he's so]. . .

WV:    Right, right.

Stephen Hahn Oral History Interview Conducted by Susan Morgan for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 2008

SUSAN MORGAN: [In progress]—American Art Smithsonian Institution. Disc number one. We start with a very general question here. When and where were you born?

[Interview begins at 00:00:18]

SUSAN MORGAN: This is Susan Morgan interviewing Stephen Hahn in Stephen Hahn's home in Montecito, California. March the—are we the 13th, 2008, for the Archives of American Art Smithsonian Institution, disc number one.

SUSAN MORGAN: We start with a very general question here. When and where were you born?

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