Oral history interview with Robert Richenburg

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.richen68
Creators:
Richenburg, Robert
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994
Dates:
1968 August 27
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
11 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Richenburg conducted 1968 August 27, by Dorothy Seckler, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Richenburg speaks of the evolution of his work through experimentation with different materials and processes; his time teaching at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.; his views on young artists and the arts scene in New York City at the time, including Funk art, Pop art and Minimalism; his use of temporal materials and replaceable parts in his work to express his idea that "Living itself has to do with participating in the rhythms of growth and the rhythms of change." He also speaks of his work criticizing the Vietnam War.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Richenburg (1917-2006) was a painter and sculptor from Ithaca, N.Y.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are 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 others.

General
General
Sound quality is poor; worsens mid-interview.
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 59 min.

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Pop art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Ithaca -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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