Oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy


Oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy

1976 March 29

An interview of Tibor de Nagy conducted 1976 March 29, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. de Nagy disusses his family and educational background; his partnership with John Myers; exhibitions by Carl Andre, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Grace Hartigan, Constantino Nivola, and Larry Rivers at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery; the gallery's clientele including Leo Castelli, Frank O'Hara, Alex Bates, Thomas Hess, and others. De Nagy also speaks of his relationship with museum curators and changes in the art market during the 1950s.

Sound recording: 1 sound tape reel ; 5 in.Transcript: 41 p.


SNAC Resource ID: 8204015

Archives of American Art

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