Oral history interview with Bruce Conner
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.conner74
Creators:
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1974 August 12
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
46 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Bruce Conner conducted 1974 August 12, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Conner speaks of the San Francisco art scene at the time of his arrival there in the 1950s; early experiments in art "happenings" and filmmaking; inspirations for his work and the relationships between the various media he uses; his work with found objects, his use of themes of violence in his art, the critics' reactions to his work, and the motivations for the creations of some of his pieces.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Bruce Conner (1933-2008) was a painter and filmmaker from San Francisco, California.

Administration
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 2 sound tape reels.

Digital Content

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- California -- San Francisco Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Filmmakers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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