Oral history interview with Elaine Sturtevant
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sturte07
Creators:
Sturtevant, Elaine
Hainley, Bruce
Lobel, Michael
Dates:
2007 July 25-26
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
71 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Elaine Sturtevant conducted 2007 July 25-26, by Bruce Hainley and Michael Lobel, for the Archives of American Art, at the Archives of American Art, in New York, New York.
Scope and Contents
Sturtevant speaks of her exhibitions, Raw Power at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris 2007; Cold Fear at the Anthony Reynolds Gallery in London, 2006; Brutal Truth at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, 2004; America America at Galerie J in Paris in 1966; Sturtevant at the Bianchini Gallery in New York in 1965; and others. She also talks about her work Hate Kill Falsity, 2006; the process of installing shows to present a totality of work instead of individual pieces; the concept of "copy" and its misattributions in her art; her interest in opening minds and engendering thinking; her master's degree in language and interest in the writings of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault; possessing confidence in her work to continue creating amidst years of misunderstanding and criticism; Abstract Expressionism and Pop art as catalysts in developing the philosophical concept of her work; frustration at being asked personal questions about the artists she was associated with; the reception of her art in Europe; using video as a medium to articulate visibility; and welcoming different interpretations of her work. Sturtevant also recalls Thaddaeus Ropac, Anthony Reynolds, Udo Kittelmann, Anselm Kiefer, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, Claude Givaudan, Claes Oldenburg; Marcel Duchamp, Paul Maenz, Joseph Kosuth, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Elaine Sturtevant (1924-2014) was a multi-media artist in Paris, France and New York, N.Y. Bruce Hainley is a writer from Los Angeles, California. Michael Lobel is an art historian from New York, New York.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
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
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 3 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Women artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Givaudan, Claude Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johns, Jasper, 1930- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiefer, Anselm, 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kittleman, Udo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kosuth, Joseph. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maenz, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Obrist, Hans Ulrich Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reynolds, Anthony Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ropac, Thaddäus J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ruf, Beatrix Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bianchini Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg, Austria) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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