A Finding Aid to the Anne Swartz Interviews With Artists, 1998-1999, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.swaranne
Creators:
Swartz, Anne
Dates:
1998-1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.3 Linear feet
Repository:
The Anne Swartz interviews with artists measure 2.3 linear feet and contain video interviews with contributors to the Pattern and Decoration movement, conducted in 1998 for the production of the documentary Pattern and Decoration: The Great Untold Story (1999). Additional video of exhibitions and studio space are included, as well as the final version of the documentary.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Anne Swartz interviews with artists measure 2.3 linear feet and contain video interviews with contributors to the Pattern and Decoration movement, conducted in 1998 for the production of the documentary Pattern and Decoration: The Great Untold Story (1999).
Video interviews are conducted with artists Valerie Jaudon, Joyce Kozloff, Robert Kushner, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt, Jean Lowe, Kim MacConnel, Izhar Patkin, Jeff Perrone, Miriam Schapiro, Ned Smyth, and Robert Zakanitch. Also found are interviews with curators John Perreault of Urban Glass and Holly Solomon of the Holly Solomon Gallery, both of New York City. Interviewees discuss the development, features, and success of the Pattern and Decoration movement from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, particularly as it relates to the feminist art movement. Unedited footage is found on camera original DVCPRO videocassettes, and all cassettes containing interviews also have duplicate VHS videocassettes. Five additional DVCPRO videocassettes contain b-roll production video. The final version of the documentary Pattern and Decoration: The Untold Story is found on both a DVCPRO dub master and a VHS distribution copy.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 2 series.
  • Series 1: Unedited Video for Documentary, 1998-1999 (Boxes 1-3; 23 folders)
  • Series 2: Pattern and Decoration: The Great Untold Story, 1998-1999 (Box 4; 1 folder)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Anne Swartz is an art historian and art history professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Swartz created the interviews while working on a documentary project commissioned by the school.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Some of the video recordings in this collection have been copied for research access and digital copies are available in the Archives of American Art.
Processing Information
The collection was processed in 2019 by Tim Lake.
Author
Tim Lake
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2011 by Anne Swartz.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright for video interviews retained by the donor, Anne Swartz.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Anne Swartz interviews with artists, 1998-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Solomon, Holly Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jaudon, Valerie, 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kozloff, Joyce Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kushner, Robert, 1949- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lanigan-Schmidt, Thomas Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowe, Jean, 1960- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacConnel, Kim Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patkin, Izhar Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perrone, Jeff Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schapiro, Miriam, 1923-2015 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smyth, Ned, 1948- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zakanitch, Robert, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perreault, John, 1937-2015 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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