Oral history interview with Joel Shapiro

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.shapir88
Creators:
Shapiro, Joel
Kachur, Lewis
Dates:
1988 July 15-December 14
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
96 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Joel Shapiro conducted 1988 July 15-December 14, by Lewis Kachur, at the artist's home/studio in Westport, N.Y., for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Shapiro recalls his childhood in Queens, early plans for medical school, and a Peace Corps stint in India. He describes the New York art scene in the 1960s, including his own study at New York University. Shapiro relates the development of his work and showing at the Paula Cooper Gallery.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joel Shapiro (1941-) is a sculptor from New York, N.Y.

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.

General
General
A portion of this interview was not transcribed.
General
Audio quality in the last portion of this interview is very poor.
General
Originally recorded on 6 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 13 min.

Keywords
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Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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New York University -- Students Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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