Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.karp86
Creators:
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012
Brach, Paul, 1924-
Cohen, Ronny
Dates:
1986 April 17-1988 October 18
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Sound cassettes
87 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Ivan C. Karp conducted 1986 April 17-1988 October 18, by Ronny Cohen for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Karp discusses his background, working at the Leo Castelli Gallery from 1959 to 1969; the process of opening the OK Harris Gallery in 1969 in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City; his perception of art collectors and the nature of art collecting; the New York art scene from the 1960s through the 1980s; how art work is priced; artists he considers to be overvalued; and how one knows which art works have value. He mentions Leo Castelli, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, David Salle, Mark Rothko, and Anselm Kiefer.
Scope and Contents
Paul Henry Brach (painter, New York, New York) joins the discussion on the third tape recorded on October 18, 1988.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ivan C. Karp (1926-2012) was an art dealer and director of the OK Harris Gallery, New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/oralhistories/transcripts/karp86.htm
Author
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leo Castelli Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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