Oral history interview with Tony Ganz

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ganz14
Creators:
Ganz, Tony
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter
Dates:
2014 December 6
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Items
Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 4 min.)
digital, wav
41 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Tony Ganz conducted 2014 December 6, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at Ganz's home in Brentwood, California.
Scope and Contents
Ganz speaks of his parents, siblings, and early childhood; growing up in New York city; his family's collection and interest in art; collecting Picasso; going to museums and galleries as a kid; understanding Picasso; Putney School; his interest in photography and film; attending Harvard; making films; meeting his wife; beginning collecting; collecting drawings; building his collection; equity; Eva Hesse; Amber Whiteread; Gordon Matta-Clark; Moving to Beachwood Canyon; Robert Smithson; Paul Thek; Ted Bonin; Claes Oldenberg; Frank Stella; plan for his collection; following one's intuition; ones that got away; and friends in the art world. Ganz also recalls Victor and Sally Ganz, Paul Ganz, Sol Ganz, D. Lisner Jewelry, Chuck Fries, Gail Mutrux, Matthew Marks, Anthony D'Offay, Jeffrey Deitsch, Lee Bontecou, David Zwirner, Adam Weinberg, and Glenn Lowry.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Tony Ganz (1947-) is a film producer in Brentwood, California. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an art critic and writer from Beverly Hills, California.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by Barbara Fleischman.
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 2 SD memory cards as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 4 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bonin, Ted Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bontecou, Lee, 1931- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
d'Offay, Anthony Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Deitsch, Jeffrey Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fries, Charles W., 1928- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ganz, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ganz, Sally Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ganz, Sol Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ganz, Victor Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowry, Glenn D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marks, Matthew Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mutrux, Gail Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithson, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stella, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thek, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weinberg, Adam D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whiteread, Amber Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zwirner, David Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
D. Lisner Jewelry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvard University -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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