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Documenting and preserving the stories of artists, architects, curators, critics, dealers, and collectors, these oral histories offer a firsthand account of the making and meaning of visual art. The Getty Research Institute holds over 1,000 oral history videos, audio recordings, and transcripts, each of which captures the voices of those who shaped the artistic landscape of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

The selected oral history videos below highlight artists of Los Angeles's vibrant postwar (1945–1980) art scene, and include interviews, group panels, and symposia discussing their contributions.

Selected Oral History Videos

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Selected Oral History Audio

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Magdalena Abakanowicz (1986)
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Ansel Adams (n.d.)
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Betty Asher (1989)
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Demeter Balla and Károly Gink (1977)
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Billy Al Bengston (1989)
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Imre Benkõ, Ernõ Vajda, Marian Reismann, and Tamás Kovács (1977)
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Shirley Berman (2003)
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Irving Blum (1986)
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Ricardo Bofill (1986)
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Louise Bourgeois (1987)
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Trisha Brown (1985)
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Hans Burkhardt (1989)
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Cameron (1986)
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John Chamberlain (1971)
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A. Charmet and Laszlo Vamos (1977)
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John Coplans (1987)
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Claire Copley (2003)
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Charles Cowles (2003)
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Ralston Crawford (n.d.)
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Emil De Antonio (n.d.)
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Mark Di Suvero (various dates)
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Virginia Dwan (1988)
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János Eifert; Tamas Révész; Károly Hemzõ (undated)
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Betty and Monte Factor (1989)
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Öyvind Fahlström (various dates)
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Lilly Fenichel (1989)
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Elfriede Fischinger (1989)
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Simon Forte (1976)
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Helen Frankenthaler (part of the Barbara Rose Audio Recordings, various dates)
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Helen Frankenthaler (part of the Irving Sandler Selected Audio Recordings, 1973)
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Philip and Beatrice Gersh (1989)
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Károly Gink, Tamas Féner, and Imre Benkõ (undated)
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Judith Goldman (n.d.)
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Elyse and Stanley Grinstein (1989)
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Tanya Grossman (1969)
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Robert Halff (1989)
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Juan Hamilton (1987)
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Joan Hazelette (1989)
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Michael Heizer (1971)
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Al Held (1980s and 1991)
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Joseph Helman (1991)
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Károly Hemzõ, Tamás Urbán, and Kata Kálmán (undated)
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David Hockney (n.d.)
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Henry Hopkins (1994)
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Holly Hotchuer ("Restoration," n.d.)
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Sharon Hunt (undated)
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Robert Irwin (part of the Barbara Rose Audio Recordings, various dates)
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Robert Irwin (Robert Irwin Papers, undated)
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Edwin Janss (1988)
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Jasper Johns (n.d.)
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Phillip Johnson (various dates)
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Donald Judd (part of the Irving Sandler Selected Audio Recordings, 1987)
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Donald Judd (part of the Selected Audio Recordings from Phyllis Tuchman Interviews with Artists, 1976)
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Kata Kálmán, et. al (undated)
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Paul Kantor (1989)
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Kasmin (n.d.)
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Craig Kauffman (1986)
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Gábor Kerekes (undated)
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Tamás Kovács, Péter Horváth, and János Eifert (undated)
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Lee Krasner (1975)
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Felix Landau (1989)
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Edward Leffingwell (1988)
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Sol LeWitt (1983)
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Les Levine (1968)
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Alexander Liberman (1970)
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Roy Lichtenstein (1974)
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Lucy Lippard (1980)
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Helen Lundeberg (1988)
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John Mason (1988)
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John McCracken (1979)
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Richard Meier (n.d.)
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Dorothy Miller (1980)
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Joan Mitchell (1971)
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A. Monetti (1991)
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Edward Moses (1986)
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Robert Motherwell (1969)
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Barton Myers (1994)
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John Myers (1968)
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Rolf Nelson (1988)
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Georges Noel (n.d.)
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Annina Nosei (2003)
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William Olander (1988)
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Claes Oldenburg (1986)
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Yoko Ono (1990)
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Dennis Oppenheim (n.d.)
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Vincent Price (various dates)
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Yvonne Rainer (1990)
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Robert Rauschenberg (part of the Barbara Rose Audio Recordings, n.d.)
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Robert Rauschenberg (part of the Clare Spark interviews with artists, curators, and intellectuals, 1971)
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Larry Rivers (1980)
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Robert and Vivian Rowan (1988)
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William Rubin (n.d.)
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Edward Ruscha (undated)
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Richard Serra (n.d.)
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Richard Smith (various dates)
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Donald Sultan (1988)
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Maurice Tuchman (2003)
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Ken Tyler (various dates)
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David Warren (1991)
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June Wayne (1989)
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John Weber (1988)
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Marcia Weisman (1989)
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Robert Whitman (1970)
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Nicholas Wilder (1983)
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Terry Winters (1991)
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