Carlos Villa at the Farm [videorecording]

Collection ID:
Speyer, Lars, 1925-2007
Physical Description:
1 Videocassette

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A U-matic videocassette recording of Carlos Villa's performance art at his farm in San Francisco, California, recorded by Lars Speyer. The recording includes rhythmic music and still frames, incorporating bones and elements from the farm as Villa applies paint to his body and rolls on a paper canvas. A man dressed in feathers and zebra patterned cloth resides over the performance.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lars Speyer (1925-2007) was a photographer in Palo Alto, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 1983 by Lars Speyer.

Using the Collection
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Related Materials
The Archives also holds a 1989 July 11 oral history interview with Carlos Villa conducted by Moira Roth, and a 1995 June 20-July 10 oral history interview with Villa conducted by Paul Karlstrom.

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Photographers -- California -- Palo Alto Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Villa, Carlos, 1936-2013 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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