Oral history interview with William Weller Leavitt

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.leavit21
Creators:
Leavitt, William, 1941-
Leddy, Annette
Dates:
2021 May 7-11
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Memory cards
9 sound files (3 hrs., 54 min.)
digital, wav
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with William Weller Leavitt conducted 2021 May 7 and 2021 May 11, by Annette C. Leddy for the Archives of American Art, at Leddy's home in Los Angeles, California.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
William Leavitt (1941–) is a Los Angeles-based artist who examines the collision of illusion and reality in Southern California film culture, which he calls "the theater of the ordinary," through painting, photography, performance, and installation. Leavitt is associated with West Coast Conceptualism.

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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Terms of use
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the recording is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Recorded on Tascam DR-100MKIII 1910012

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Repository Contact
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