Oral history interview with Joni Gordon

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gordon02
Creators:
Gordon, Joni, 1936-
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
2002 July 8-Sept 23
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4 Sound cassettes
Sound recording (120 min.)
analog
61 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Joni Gordon conducted 2002 July 8-Sept. 23, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Gordon's home, Los Angeles, Calif.
Scope and Contents
She discusses her personal and educational background; the origins and purposes of Newspace Gallery; her experiences with the Ferus Gallery, Esther Robles Gallery, Frank Perls Gallery, and Felix Landau Gallery. Gordon also discusses her friendship with Betty Asher and Betty Parsons, who became her mentor in the gallery business. She relates that her interest in the promotion of local comtemporary artists led her along with her husband, Monte, and Robert Smith to organize the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art (LAICA).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joni Gordon (1936- ) is the owner and director of Newspace art gallery and an art collector from Los Angeles, Calif.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available online.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for the transcription of this interview provided by Joni Gordon. 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. Funding for the transcription of this interview was provided by Joni Gordon.

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

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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