Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.karp63
Creators:
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012
Baker, Richard Brown
Kaprow, Allan
Dates:
1963 October 18
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recording: (1 hour, 3 min.)
7 in.
30 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ivan C. Karp conducted 1963 October 18, by Richard Brown Baker, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
The interview focuses on Karp's time as co-director of the Hansa Gallery from 1956 to 1958. Karp talks about the general character and co-operative structure of the gallery; its mailing list and operation practices; how it located new talent; its sales; its location; critics and collectors who visited the gallery; coverage of the gallery in the art and general press; the make-up of its membership and his co-director Richard Bellamy. He discusses artists who were affiliated with the gallery: Richard Stankiewicz; Jane Wilson; Jan Müller; George Segal; Jean Follett; Myron Stout; Lilly Brody: Allan Kaprow; Miles Force; and Fay Lansner. He also mentions unaffiliated artists who exhibited in group shows at Hansa: Alfred Lesie, Robert Richenburg, Walasse Ting and the New Sculpture Group. Collectors mentioned are Horace Richter, Charles Carpenter, and Liz Parkinson [ph].

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ivan C. Karp (1926-) is an art dealer from New York, New York. Worked at the Hansa Gallery two seasons under Richard Bellamy. Later became director of the OK Harris Gallery.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.

General
General
Part of this interview was inadvertently recorded over by the interviewer.

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

Keywords
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Artist-run galleries -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leslie, Alan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ting, Walasse Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Muller, Jan, 1922-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Avedisian, Edward, 1936-2007 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Segal, George, 1924-2000 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bellamy, Richard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stout, Myron, 1908-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Jane, 1924-2015 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Follett, Jean, 1917-1991 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Force, Miles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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