Oral history interview with Nancy Holt

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.holt93
Creators:
Holt, Nancy, 1938-
Schwartz, Joyce Pomeroy
Dates:
1993 Aug. 3
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound cassette
Sound recording: (1 hr., 35 min.)
analog.
34 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Nancy Holt conducted 1993 Aug. 3, by Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, at the artist's studio in New York, NY, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
In the interview, Holt talks about her body of work, including pieces such as Catch Basin, Star Crossed, Sun Tunnels, and Ransacked; her creative process; the conceptual and physical ideas that influence her work; why she does public art; the functions or needs public art fulfills for its audience; the difficulties of being a public artist; and the future of public art and its patronage. Holt also recalls Richard Long, Jan Dibbets, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Nancy Holt (1938- ) is a sculptor, filmmaker, and installation artist from New York, N.Y. Married to sculptor Robert Smithson.

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 administrators. Funding for this interview was provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

General
General
Poor sound quality in some sections.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Keywords
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Women sculptors -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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