Oral history interview with Christo

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.christ73
Creators:
Christo, 1935-
Cummings, Paul
Dates:
1973 August 28-30
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
5 in.
24 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Christo conducted 1973 August 28-30, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Christo speaks of his childhood in Bulgaria; his studies at the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia, and the Vienna Fine Arts Academy in Austria; his interest in the theater and films; working as a portrait painter; Leo Castelli's legal assistance; his "Valley Curtain" and wrapped works; his expenses and documentation for projects; French vs. American artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Christo (1935-) is an environmental sculptor and conceptual artist. Full name Christo Java[t]cheff.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 4 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Installations (Art) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Environment (Art) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conceptual art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Technique Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Economic aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Castelli, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christo, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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