Oral history interview with Jane Koegel
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Collection ID:
Koegel, Jane
Karlstrom, Paul J.
2000 May 22
Physical Description:
21 Pages

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Jane Koegel conducted 2000 May 22, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Koegel's home, San Francisco, Calif.
Scope and Contents
Kogel discusses the difference between posing for painters and photographers; social aspects of the sessions; the rapport between artist and model; and the possibility of the model's personality "getting in the way"; posing for Letbetter as a kind of performance, in which she "plays to the black lens"; and how posing can provide a life-enriching experience outside day-to-day life.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jane Koegel is an artist's model from San Francisco, Calif. Jane Kogel has posed for years for photographer Dennis Letbetter, with whom she lives in San Francisco. She is the subject of a recently published limited edition book entitled, "Jane," designed by renowned typographer Jack Stauffacher of Greenwood Press. The photographs depict Koegel, nude, in various spaces throughout the large Victorian house into which they were about to move.

Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
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 the transcription provided by Bente and Gerald E. Buck Collection.

Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 2 min.

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This transcript is open for research. Access to the entire recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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