Robert Smithson interview

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.smitrobe3
Creators:
Smithson, Robert
Robbin, Tony
Dates:
1968
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
2 Items
sound cassettes
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Robert Smithson conducted by Tony Robbin.
Scope and Contents
Smithson discusses the conceptual theories that he employs in creating his artwork; the relationship between the "site" and the "nonsite" in his work; systems; and maps. Some works are physically described and a list of works and their measurements is read by Smithson.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, New York, N.Y; Born 1938, Died 1973. Tony Robbin, the interviewer is a writer, painter and sculptor.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of interviewer Tony Robbin, 1992.

General
General
Audio quality is poor; one side of each tape is blank.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.
Citation
Robert Smithson interview conducted by Tony Robbin, 1968.

Keywords
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Conceptual artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Environmental artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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