INVENTORY OF THE PHYLLIS TUCHMAN INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS, 1968-1987

Finding aid prepared by Andra Darlington


Descriptive Summary

Title: Phyllis Tuchman interviews with artists
Date (inclusive): 1968-1987
Number: 2012.M.9
Creator/Collector: Tuchman, Phyllis
Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet (6 boxes)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Abstract: The collection of 59 audio tapes records approximately 75 interviews conducted by art historian and critic Phyllis Tuchman with leading artists such as Carl Andre, Anthony Caro, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Philip Glass, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, John McCracken, Joan Mitchell, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, among others. Also included are annotated transcriptions of interviews with eight artists.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Biographical/Historical Note

American art historian and critic Phyllis Tuchman (b. 1947) has written monographs, articles, published interviews and catalog essays on numerous artists, including Carl Andre, Anthony Caro, Nancy Graves, Bryan Hunt and George Segal. In many cases, such as the interviews with Carl Andre and Anthony Caro, these texts have become canonical, oft-cited references for the artists.

Administrative Information

Access

Transcripts are open for use by qualified researchers. Audio recordings are unavailable until reformatted.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Phyllis Tuchman interviews with artists, 1968-1987, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2012.M.9.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2012.

Processing History

Collection processed by Andra Darlington in March 2012.

Digitized audio recordings

Selected audio recordings have been digitized. Access is available to on-site Readers and Getty staff only. Connect to digital recordings. 

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains 59 audio cassettes with recordings of approximately 75 of Tuchman's interviews with leading artists such as Carl Andre, Anthony Caro, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Philip Glass, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, John McCracken, Joan Mitchell, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, among others. The interviews were conducted primarily for publication in Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, and other publications. Because Tuchman typically edited extensively for publication, the audio recordings often differ substantially from the published interviews. Her editing process is demonstrated by several annotated transcripts in the collection, including multiple versions of some. The transcribed interviews are with Carl Andre, Anthony Caro, John Chamberlain, Herbert Ferber, Larry Poons, George Segal, Jack Tworkov and Richard Van Buren. Some of the transcripts are annotated by the artists themselves. Also included are transcripts, drafts and other material related to Tuchman's article, "Pop! Interviews with George Segal, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Robert Indiana," ARTnews (May 1974).

Arrangement

Materials are organized alphabetically by artist with panel discussions and other group projects at the end.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Andre, Carl, 1935-
Caro, Anthony, 1924-
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011
Flavin, Dan, 1933-1996
Glass, Philip
Judd, Donald, 1928-1994
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997
McCracken, John, 1934-2011
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-
Stella, Frank
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987
Young, La Monte
Zazeela, Marian

Subjects - Topics

Art, Modern--20th century
Artists--Interviews
Pop art

Genres and Forms of Material

Interviews
Sound recordings--20th century
Transcripts

Contributors

Andre, Carl, 1935-
Caro, Anthony, 1924-
Chamberlain, John, 1927-2011
Flavin, Dan, 1933-1996
Glass, Philip
Judd, Donald, 1928-1994
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997
McCracken, John, 1934-2011
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-
Stella, Frank
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987
Young, La Monte
Zazeela, Marian


Container List

 

Interview recordings and transcripts

Selected interview recordings (digital version available on-site only)

 

Carl Andre, 1970, 1976, undated

Box 1, Folder 1-2

Transcripts, undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated with corrections and edits in the artist's hand.
 

Audio recordings, 1970, 1976

Box 3, Item C1

1970 January 13

Box 3, Item C2

1970 March 4

Box 3, Item C3

Sperone Westwater Fischer gallery, 1976 May 28

Box 3, Item C4

Ron Bladen audio recording, Spring Street Bar, 1978 August 14

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with "CBS Davis Cup coaching advice," 1976 December 19.
 

Audio recordings regarding Jack Bush, 1982, undated

Scope and Content Note

Interviews relating to Jack Bush.
Box 3, Item C5

Aaron Milrad, Toronto, 1982 February 13

Box 3, Item C5

Walter Moos, Toronto, 1982 February 15

Box 3, Item C5

William Winter, Toronto, 1982 February 15

Box 3, Item C6

Kay Graham, Toronto, 1982 February 16

Box 3, Item C7

Robert Elkon [?] and Martha Baer, undated

 

Anthony Caro, 1970, 1982, undated

Box 1, Folder 3-7

Transcripts and related materials, undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated with corrections and edits in the artist's hand.
 

Audio recordings, 1970, 1982

Box 3, Item C8

1970 May 1

Box 3, Item C9

1970 July 7

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: ME [Mica Ertegun], CR [Chessy Rayner], 1972 November 20.
Box 3, Item C10-C11

1982 May 25

Scope and Content Note

On cassette C10 with: Robert Murray, 1982 March 3.
Box 3, Item C12

1982 July 27

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Michael Graves, "Signature," CBS cable.
Box 3, Item C13

Linda Cathcart audio recording, Houston, 1981 June 12

 

John Chamberlain, 1971, undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Transcripts, undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated with corrections and edits in the artist's hand.
 

Audio recordings, 1971

Box 3, Item C14

1971 June 17

Box 4, Item C21, C38

1971 October 18

Scope and Content Note

On cassette C21 with: Philip Glass, 1971 April 11. On cassette C38 with: Joan Mitchell, 1971 June 10.
 

Dan Christensen audio recordings, 1971

Box 3, Item C15

1971 February 23

Box 3, Item C15

1971 April 8

 

Jim Dine audio recordings, 1973

Box 3, Item C16

1973 January 10

Box 3, Item C16-C17

1973 March 2

Box 4, Item C18

1973 March 3

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Robert Indiana, 1973 June 3, and Robert Scull, 1973 September 7.
Box 4, Item C26

Andre Fauteux audio recording, Toronto, 1980 March 16

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Pat Hamilton, 1980 May 21.
 

Herbert Ferber, 1971, undated

Box 1, Folder 9

Transcripts, undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated with corrections and edits in the artist's hand.
 

Audio recordings, 1971

Box 4, Item C19

1971 February 1

Box 4, Item C19

1971 February 12

Box 4, Item C20

Dan Flavin audio recording, 1972 March 9

 

Philip Glass audio recordings, 1971

Box 5, Item C43

1971 April 3

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: George Segal, 1971 February 15.
Box 4, Item C21

1971 April 11

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: John Chamberlain, 1971 October 18.
 

Carl Gliko audio recordings, 1978

Box 4, Item C22

1978 August 31

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: James Rossant, 1978 August 31.
Box 4, Item C23

1978 November 29

 

Gene Goossen audio recordings, 1969, 1976

Box 5, Item C50

With Ruth Bowman on Helen Frankenthaler, 1969 March 20

Box 4, Item C24

1976 August 15

Box 4, Item C25

Ken Greenleaf audio recording, 1972 December 10

Box 4, Item C26

Pat Hamilton audio recording, 1980 May 21

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Andre Fauteux, Toronto, 1980 March 16.
Box 4, Item C27

Grace Hartigan audio recording, Baltimore, 1969 October 14

 

Michael Heizer audio recordings, 1971

Box 4, Item C28

1971 May 6

Box 4, Item C28

1971 June 26

 

Bryan Hunt audio recordings, 1985

Box 4, Item C29

1985 April 19

Box 4, Item C30

1985 May 8

Box 4, Item C18

Robert Indiana audio recording, 1973 June 7

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Jim Dine, 1973 March 3, and Robert Scull, 1973 September 7.
Box 4, Item C31

Donald Judd audio recording, Spring Street, 1976 June 4

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Arthur Ashe.
Box 4, Item C32

Sol LeWitt audio recording, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), 1978 February 11

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Frank Stella, MCA, 1977 July 7.
 

Roy Lichtenstein audio recordings, 1973-1974

Box 4, Item C33

1973 August 23

Box 4, Item C33

1974 February 17

Box 4, Item C34

Peter Ludwig audio recording, NY Hilton, 1974 September 25

Box 4, Item C35

John McCracken audio recording, Santa Barbara/Goleta, 1979 June 4

 

Mary Miss audio recordings, 1981

Box 5, Item C36

1981 June 11

Box 5, Item C37

1981 June 29

Box 5, Item C38

Joan Mitchell audio recording, 1971 June 10

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: John Chamberlain, 1971 October 18.
Box 3, Item C10

Robert Murray audio recording, 1982 March 2

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Anthony Caro, 1982 May 25.
 

Larry Poons, 1970, undated

Box 2, Folder 1

Transcripts, undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated with corrections and edits in the artist's hand.
 

Audio recordings, 1970

Box 5, Item C39

1970 June 15

Box 5, Item C39

1970 August 17

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, 1970 December 6.
Box 5, Item C40

Peter Reginato audio recording, 1986 November 29

Box 5, Item C41

James Rosenquist audio recording, 1973 September 27 or 28

Box 4, Item C22

James Rossant audio recording, 1978 August 31

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Carl Gliko, 1978 August 31.
Box 5, Item C42

Alan Saret, his studio, 130 Green Street, 1968 December 13

 

Robert Scull audio recordings, 1973

Box 4, Item C18

1973 September 7

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Jim Dine, 1973 March 3, and Robert Indiana, 1973 June 7.
Box 6, Item C53

1973 September

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Andy Warhol, 1973 July 12.
 

George Segal, 1971-1981

Box 2, Folder 2

Transcripts, undated

Scope and Content Note

May be annotated in the artist's hand.
 

Audio recordings, 1971-1981

Box 5, Item C43

1971 February 15

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Philip Glass, 1971 April 3.
Box 5, Item C44

1973 June 29

Box 5, Item C45

For New Jersey Monthly, 1981 September 26

 

Tony Smith audio recordings, 1969-1980

Box 5, Item C51

NET, critique, 1969 April 17

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Richard Van Buren, 1969 June 11.
Box 6, Item C56

Rosalind Krauss regarding David Smith, 1971 March 5

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, 1970 December 23.
Box 5, Item C46-C47

Whitney Museum of American Art, 1976 June 21

Box 5, Item C47

Home, Orange, NJ, 1976 June 26

Box 5, Item C48

1980 October 18

Box 4, Item C32

Frank Stella audio recording, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 1977 July 7

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Sol LeWitt, MOMA, 1978 February 11.
 

Jack Tworkov, 1970, 1987, undated

Box 2, Folder 3-4

Transcripts and ephemera, 1987, undated

Scope and Content Note

Annotated with corrections and edits in the artist's hand.
 

Audio recordings, 1970

Box 5, Item C49

1970 November 12

Box 5, Item C50

1970 November 24

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Gene Goossen and Ruth Bowman on Helen Frankenthaler, 1969 March 20.
 

Richard Van Buren,

Box 2, Folder 5-6

Transcripts and notes, 1969, undated

 

Audio recordings, 1969

Box 5, Item C51

1969 June 11

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: David Smith, NET, critique, 1969 April 17.
Box 5, Item C52

1969 September 20

Box 6, Item C53

Andy Warhol audio recording, 1973 July 12

Scope and Content Note

On cassette with: Robert Scull, 1973 September.
 

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela audio recordings, 1970

Box 6, Item C39, C54

1970 December 6

Scope and Content Note

On cassette C39 with: Larry Poons, 1970 August 17.
Box 6, Item C55-C56

1970 December 23

Scope and Content Note

On cassette C56 with: Rosalind Krauss regarding David Smith, 1971 March 5.
Box 2, Folder 7-9

"Pop! Interviews with George Segal, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist and Robert Indiana," transcripts, circa 1974

Box 6, Item C57

Sculpture: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, School of Visual Arts, 1975 March 13

Scope and Content Note

Audio recording. Speakers: Ibram Lassaw, Herbert Ferber, Joel Perlman, Peter Reginato.
Box 6, Item C58

Sculpture panel, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1976 April 12

Scope and Content Note

Audio recording. Panelists: Carl Andre, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Benita Eisler (moderator).
Box 6, Item C59

Sculpture 76 Symposium, 1976 June 18

Scope and Content Note

Audio recording. Richard Fleischner; Lila Katzen; György Kepes; questions from the floor (including G. Kuehn and J. Rosch).