Oral history interview with Tony (Anthony) Berlant
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Berlant, Anthony
Pagel, David
2003 August 23-September 20
Physical Description:
209 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Tony Berlant conducted 2003 August 23-September 20, by David Pagel, for the Archives of American Art, in Berlant's studio, in Santa Monica, California.
Scope and Contents
Berlant looks back on more than four decades of his work, discusses his family background; his influences and inspirations; his student years; the late 1960s in both Los Angeles and San Francisco; his life-long relationships with artists from both coasts; his teachers and colleagues; his method of working; and his side-career as a collector, dealer, and scholar of Navajo blankets, Mimbres pottery, and early human artifacts.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Anthony Berlant (1941- ) is a painter and assemblage artist from Santa Monica, California. He is known for large-scale "collages" made of sheets of metal on which various images have been printed.

Funding for this interview was provided by the Pasadena Art Alliance. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
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 administrators.

Originally recorded 6 sound tape cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 4 min.

Digital Content

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Repository Contact
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