Oral history interview with Arman

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.arman68
Creators:
Arman, 1928-2005
Fesci, Sevim
Dates:
1968 April 22 and May 18
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
34 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Arman conducted 1968 April 22 and May 18, by Sevim Fesci, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Arman discusses his childhood in France during World War II; his conceptual approach to art; his association with Yves Klein, the New Realists, and the "School of Nice"; and the role of the art critic.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Arman (1928-2005) was a sculptor from New York, New York. Born Armand Pierre Fernandez. Changed name to Armand Pierre Arman and known as Arman.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website. Audio may be available upon request pending review and approval by the Archives.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 33 min.
General
Portions are difficult to understand due to Arman's imperfect command of English.

Keywords
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Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 -- France Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ecole de Nice (Group of artists) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Klein, Yves, 1928-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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