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Clement Greenberg papers, 1928-1995

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Greenberg (Clement) Papers
Series VIII. Videotapes, audiotapes, and film, 1970-1995 0.5 Linear Feet 1 box
Series VIII contains audiovisual materials. There are 13 videotapes of Greenberg being interviewed or participating in panel discussions; some of these are more than an hour long while others feature Greenberg for only a few minutes. There are eight audiotapes, two of which record interviews with Greenberg, the others of which record Greenberg lectures followed by question and answer periods. There is one film of Greenberg with his daughter Sarah.
Audiovisual materials have been numbered by the repository as: videotapes - V1-V13, audiotapes - C1-C8, film - F1. Reformatted versions are described below but shelved separately. Online access to digitized audio recordings is available to on-site readers and Getty staff.
Reformatting notes in the repository's Research file.
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45 Videotapes
V1: Late Show: Henri Matisse, n.d.
V1: Late Show: Henri Matisse, n.d. (digitized version available on-site only)

BBC documentary on Matisse, with a few minutes of interview with Greenberg.
1 videocassette (VHS) (38 min., 3 sec): sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (38 min., 3 sec) : sd., Copy master. (Tape also contains copy master for V2.)
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (38 min., 3 sec) : sd., Archival master. (Tape also contains archival master for V2.)
V2: Late Show: The De Kooning Affair, 1991 Jan 13
BBC documentary on Willem De Kooning, with few minutes of interview with Greenberg.
1 videocassette (VHS) (46 min., 32 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (46 min., 32 sec) : sd., Copy master. (Tape also contains copy master for V1.)
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (46 min., 32 sec) : sd., Archival master (Tape also contains archival master for V1.)
V3: Moral and Art: Clement Greenberg, 1980
Greenberg giving paper at Virginia Tech Art Department symposium.
1 videocassette (VHS) (1 hr, 35 min., 50 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original
1 videodisc (DVD) (1 hr., 35 min., 50 sec.) : sd., Use Copy.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (1 hr, 35 min., 50 sec.) : sd., Copy master.
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (1 hr., 35 min., 50 sec) : sd., Archival master.
V4: Moral and Art: Panel Discussion 1 &2 1980
Panal discussion moderated by Donald Kuspit at Virginia Tech Art Department symposium.
1 videocassette of 2 (VHS) (1 hr., 56 min.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original
1 videodisc (DVD) (1 hr., 56 min.) : sd., Use Copy.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (1 hr, 56 min.) : sd., Copy master. (Continues onto V5 copy master tape.)
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (1 hr., 56 min.) : sd., Archival master. (Continues onto V5 archival master tape.)
V5: Moral and Art: Panel Discussion 3, 1980
Panel discussion moderated by Donald Kuspit at Virginia Tech Art Department symposium, continuation.
2nd videocassette of 2 (VHS) (55 min., 26 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 videodisc (DVD) (55 min., 26 sec.) : sd., Use Copy.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (55 min., 26 sec.) : sd., Copy master. (Tape contains last part of V4 copy master as well.)
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (55 min., 26 sec) : sd., Archival master. (Tape contains last part of V4 archival master as well.)
V6: A Conversation with Clement Greenberg, taped by William Warmus in Norwich, NY, Nov 1988
Long interview on a broad range of topics.
1 vidocassette (VHS) (1 hr., 19 min., 25 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 vidodisc (DVD) (1 hr., 19 min., 25 sec.) : sd., Use copy.
1 vidocassette (digital betacam) (1 hr., 19 min., 25 sec.) : sd., Copy master.
1 vidocassette (betacam SP) (1 hr., 19 min., 25 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Archival master.
V7: Art Today: the New Sculpture, 1965-1975, 1990
Art Today is a subscription based monthly video magazine. V7 is one complete issue, with 2 minutes of Greenberg interview by Molly Barnes.
1 videocassette of 2 (VHS) (1 hr., 1 min., 21 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape.
1 videodisc (DVD) (1 hr., 1 min., 21 sec.) : sd., Use Copy.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (1 hr., 1 min., 21 sec.) : sd., Copy Master. (Tape also contains Copy master for V8.)
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (1 hr., 1 min., 21 sec.) : sd., Archival Master. (Tape also contains Archival master for V8.)
V8: Art Today, with interview by Molly Barnes, 1990
Art Today is a subscription based monthly video magazine. V8 is a short teaser video advertisement for the magazine, with part of Molly Barnes interview with Greenberg.
2nd videocassette of 2 (VHS) (15 min., 22 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 videodisc (DVD) (15 min., 22 sec.) : sd., Use Copy.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (15 min., 22 sec.) : sd., Copy master. (Tape also contains copy master for V7.)
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (15 min., 22 sec.) : sd., Archival master (Tape also contains archival master for V7.)
V9: The Late Show: Monet Exhibition, 1990 Sep 13
BBC documentary on Monet with several minutes long interview with Greenberg about Monet.
1 videocassette (VHS) (17 min., 21 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 videodisc (DVD) (17 min., 21 sec.) : sd., Use Copy.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (17 min., 21 sec.) : sd., Copy Master. (Tape also contains copy master for V11.)
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (17 min., 21 sec.) : sd., Archival master. (Tape also contains archival master for V11.)
V10: Clement Greenberg at the Pollock-Krasner House, 1991
Q&A with Greenberg about Pollock.
1 videocassette (VHS) (1 hr., 41 min., 47 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 videodisc (DVD) (1 hr., 41 min., 47 sec.) : sd., Use Copy.
2 videocassettes of 2 (digital betacam) (1 hr., 41 min., 47 sec.) : sd., Copy master (V10 pt. 1 and pt.2).
2 videocassettes of 2 (betacam SP) (1 hr., 41 min., 47 sec.) : sd., Archival master (V10 pt. 1 and pt. 2)
V11: Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou: Clement Greenberg 1 et 2, 1993
2 lengthy interviews with Greenberg by Ann Hindry, in English.
1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min., 4 sec.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 videodisc (DVD) (58 min., 4 sec.) : sd., Use Copy.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (58 min., 4 sec.) : sd., Copy master. (Tape also contains Copy master for V9.)
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (58 min., 4 sec.) : sd., Archival master. (Tape also contains Archival master for V9).
V12: Clement Greenberg Memorial Service, 1995
Memorial held at Emmerich's with speeches about Greenberg by wife and daughter, Hilton Kramer, Jules Olitski, and Karen Wilkin.
1 videocassette (VHS) (2 hr., 1 min.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 videodisc (DVD) (2 hr., 1 min.) : sd., Use Copy.
2 videocassettes of 2 (digital betacam) (2 hr., 1 min.) : sd., Copy master (V12, pt. 1 and pt.2).
2 videocassettes of 2 (betacam SP) (2 hr., 1 min.) : sd., Archival master (V12 pt. 1 and pt.2).
V13: Documentary on the painter Susan Roth [?] [Rothenberg?], 1988
1 videocassette (VHS) (20 min.) : sd., 3/4" tape. Original.
1 videodisc (DVD) (20 min.) : sd., Use Copy.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (20 min.) : sd., Copy master.
1 videocassette (betacam SP) (20 min.) : sd., Archival master.
Audiotapes
Audiotapes

C1: Clement Greenberg at Hunter College, 1982 Mar 31
Talk about the current art scene, including the emphasis on innovation and lack of taste on the part of collectors and curators. Some sound drop-outs at beginning of side 2.
1 sound cassette (1 hr., 27 min. 46 sec.) : analog. Original.
2 sound discs of 2 (CD) (1 hr., 27 min., 46 sec.) : digital. Use copy (C1 pt. 1 and pt. 2).
2 sound discs of 2 (CD) (1 hr., 27 min., 46 sec.) : digital. Copy master (C1 pt. 1 and Pt. 2)
1 sound tape reel (1 hr., 27 min., 46 sec.) : analog. Archival master.
C2: Lecture on David Smith by Clement Greenberg at Metropolitan Museum, NYC, 1982 Apr 27
Includes Q&A.
1 sound cassette (1 hr., 15 min., 4 sec.): analog. Original.
2 sound discs of 2 (CD) (1 hr., 15 min., 4 sec.) : digital. Use Copy (C2 pt. 1 and pt. 2).
2 sound discs of 2 (CD) (1 hr., 15 min., 4 sec.) : digital. Copy master (C2 pt. 1 and pt. 2).
1 sound tape reel (1 hr., 15 min., 4 sec.) : analog. Archival master.
C3: Robert Kehlmann interview with Clement Greenberg, 1984 May 19
Greenberg talks with Kehlmann about art for the Glass Art Society Journal.
1 sound cassette (1 hr., 2 min., 30 sec.) : analog. Original.
1 sound disc (CD) (1 hr., 2 min., 30 sec.) : digital. Use copy.
1 sound disc (CD) (1 hr., 2 min., 30 sec.) : digital. Copy master.
1 sound tape reel (1 hr., 2 min., 30 sec.) : analog. Archival master.
C4: Clement Greenberg Studio School talk, 1986 Oct.
Lecture about difficulties facing the new artist today, such as avant-garde complicity and pluralism. With Q&A.
1 sound cassette (1 hr., 29 min., 8 sec.) : analog. Original.
2 sound discs of 2 (CDs) (1 hr., 29 min., 8 sec.) : digital. Use copy (C4 pt. 1 and pt.2).
2 sound discs of 2 (CDs) (1 hr., 29 min., 8 sec.) : digital. Copy master (C4 pt. 1 and pt.2).
1 sound tape reel (1 hr., 29 min., 8 sec.) : analog. Archival master.
C5: British painter John Ogburn speaks about painting on three separate occasions, , , 1984 1987 May 1988
Greenberg does not appear on the tape. Tape label contains all 3 dates (May 1988, '87, '84). Last half of side 2 contains New Orleans jazz music, which is not transcribed to reformatted copies.
1 sound cassette (1 hr., 9 min., 9 sec.) : analog. Original.
1 sound disc (CD) (1 hr., 9 min., 9 sec.) : digital. Use Copy.
1 sound disc (CD) (1 hr., 9 min., 9 sec.) : digital. Copy master.
1 sound tape reel (1 hr., 9 min., 9 sec.) : analog. Archival master.
C6: Molly Barnes interviews with Clement Greenberg and Leo Castelli for KPFK, 1990 Apr 13
Side 1: interview with Greenberg, 1990 Apr 13; Side 2: interview with Leo Castelli, [date?].
1 sound cassette (52 min., 59 sec.): analog. Original.
1 sound disc (CD) (52 min., 59 sec.) : digital. Use Copy.
1 sound disc (CD) (52 min., 59 sec.) : digital. Copy master.
1 sound tape reel (52 min., 59 sec.) : analog. Archival master.
C7: Anita Faatz and Clement Greenberg (?), 1970 Nov 18
Tape is a mess; inteview has been taped over, first 20 min. replaced with distorted interview with Ann Petersen about the National Science Federation (dated 1995 Nov 20). Greenberg portion of tape has been dubbed from older recording and poorly mixed. Reformatting unable to unscramble the tracks.
1 sound cassette (58 min., 32 sec.): analog. Original.
1 sound disc (CD) (58 min., 32 sec.) : digital. Use Copy.
1 sound disc (CD) (58 min., 32 sec.) : digital. Copy master.
1 sound tape reel (58 min., 32 sec.) : analog. Archival master.
C8: Discussion between Clement Greenberg and Hilton Kramer at Syracuse University, 1983
1 sound cassette (1 hr., 21 min., 40 sec.): analog. Original.
1 sound disc (CD) (1 hr., 21 min., 40 sec.) : digital. Use Copy.
1 sound disc (CD) (1 hr., 21 min., 40 sec.) : digital. Copy master.
1 sound tape reel (1 hr., 21 min., 40 sec.) : analog. Archival master.
Film
F1: Clement Greenberg and daughter, n.d.
Silent film of Greenberg in his apartment with his daughter.
1 film reel, (13 min., 38 sec.) : si., 16 mm., Original.
1 videodisc (DVD) (13 min., 38 sec.) : si., Use copy.
1 videocassette (VHS) (13 min., 38 sec.) : si., Use copy.
1 videocassette (digital betacam) (13 min. 38 sec.): si., Copy master.
1 videocassette (betacamSP) (13 min. 38 sec.): si., Archival master.
1 film reel (16 mm.), negative. Archival master.


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