Abstract expressionist art movement in America video documentation project

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hersthom
Creators:
Herskovic, Thomas
Dates:
1991-1992
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
7 Items
video cassettes (VHS) (ca. 3 hrs.)
sd., col.
1/2 in.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Documentaries about American abstract expressionists, produced and directed by Thomas Herskovic, and edited by Marika Herskovic; one is an interview of Ibram Lassaw conducted by Fred Licht. Each of the artists participated in the 1951 exhibition in New York, "The 9th Street Show" (May 21- June 10, 1951 at 60 E. 9th St.), organized and juried by the artists themselves. Each video includes a biographical summary of the artist, and is from 15 to 25 minutes in length. The artists include: James Brooks, Nicolas Carone, Perle Fine, Albert Kotin, Ibram Lassaw, Conrad Marca-Relli, and Joe Stefanelli. With the exception of Stefanelli, the artists participated in the following five "Artists Annuals" exhibitions.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Herskovic is a medical doctor and Marika Herskovic is a molecular biologist. Both have an interest in the abstract expressionist movement and are friends with the artists chosen for interviews.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Duplicates in: Sidney Mishkin Gallery of the Baruch College of CCNY; Guild Hall, East Hampton, N.Y.; Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Mass; Pollack Krasner Study Center, East Hampton, N.Y.; and Art in Film, a joint project organized by the Metropolitan Museum and the Getty Museum.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Herskovics produced the videotapes to document the recollections of the artists involved in abstract expressionism. The selection of the artists was based on participation in the "Artists Annuals" between 1951 (9th Street Show) and 1957. They are friends with many of the artists. Additional interviews have been and will be conducted; it is expected these will also be donated.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Abstract -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- Sources Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abstract expressionism Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooks, James, 1906-1992 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carone, Nicholas, 1917-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fine, Perle, 1908-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kotin, Albert, 1907-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marca-Relli, Conrad, 1913-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stefanelli, Joseph, 1921- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
9th Street Show (1951 : New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name 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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