Oral history interview with Geoffrey Hendricks
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hendri16
Creators:
Hendricks, Geoffrey, 1931-2018
Yablonsky, Linda, 1948-
Dates:
2016 August 17-18
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
sound files (5 hr., 33 min.)
digital, wav
171 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Geoffrey Hendricks conducted 2016 August 17-18, by Linda Yablonsky, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Hendricks' home in New York, New York.
Scope and Contents
Hendricks speaks of his childhood in New England and Chicago; his art education at Amherst College, Cooper Union, Yale's summer arts school, and Columbia University; his teaching career at Douglass College and Rutgers University; his affiliation and body of artwork with Fluxus; his first marriage and divorce to Nye Ffarrabas (née Beatrice Forbes); his partner Brian Buczak; involvement with Visual AIDS, Day Without Art, and other activist efforts; his relationship with Sur Rodney (Sur); his work to help HIV-positive artists plan their estates; his body of work and exhibitions as a solo artist; changes he has observed in the art world; and his hopes for his artistic legacy. Hendricks also recalls Philip Corner, Theodore Brenson, Rudolph Wittkower, Allan Kaprow, Bob Watts, George Brecht, Robert Filliou, George Maciunas, Peter Moore, Alison Knowles, Yoshi Wada, Peter van Riper, Bill Olander, Al Hansen, Francesco Conz, William Pope.L, Hermann Nitsch, Jill Johnston, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Geoffrey Hendricks (1931-2018) was an artist in New York, New York, associated with Fluxus. Hendricks was also professor emeritus at the Mason School for the Arts at Rutgers in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Linda Yablonsky (1948- ) is a writer in New York, New York.

Administration
Sponsor
Funded by the Keith Haring Foundation.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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.

Digital Content

Keywords
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AIDS (Disease) and the arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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