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ID: 500031037
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500031037

 
Record Type: Person
Kaprow, Allan (American performance artist, 1927-2006)

Note: Kaprow began his career as an Abstract Expressionist, creating "action collages" which used materials such as newspaper and straw. However, after studying musical composition under John Cage at the New School for Social Research, he focused his attention on "Happenings", and what he termed "Environments", which were sculptural installations (ie: "Yard" of 1961, which was a space filled with car tires that a viewer could walk over). In 1968, Kaprow began using the term "Activity" instead of Happening, and his work became more concerned with physical activities that could be performed by all, such as his work "The Perfect Bed", where participants took their favorite bed and moved it outdoors.

Names:
Kaprow, Allan (preferred,V,index,LC)
Allan Kaprow (V,display)
Kaprow, Alan (U)
Alan Kaprow (U)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
installation artist
performance artist
video artist
sculptor

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Atlantic City (Atlantic county, New Jersey, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Encinitas (San Diego county, California, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Minuj√≠n, Marta  1966
................................  (Argentine performance artist and sculptor, born 1943) [500050198]
student of ....  Cage, John  1957-1959
..................  (American composer and writer, 1912-1992) [500092036]
student of ....  Hofmann, Hans  1947-1948
..................  (American painter and teacher, born in Germany, 1880-1966) [500024228]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Kaprow, Allan (I)

Biographies:
(American performance artist, 1927-2006) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American artist, b.1927) ..... [BHA]
(American artist, b.1927) ..... [WCI]
(American artist, born 1927) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(American sculptor, born 1927) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(American artist, 1927-2006) ..... [AVERY]
(American performance artist, 1927-2006) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, 1927-2006) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Alan Kaprow ........ [GRISC, VP]
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Allan Kaprow ........ [GRISC Preferred, GRL, MoMA Preferred, VP]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..........................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 2006M27
..........................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Kaprow, Alan ........ [GRISC, VP]
..........................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 2009M5
Kaprow, Allan ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRISC, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA, WCI Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
............................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 2006M8; 890164
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 86073704
............................  Phillips, California Video (2008) 118
............................  Witt Computer Index database
............................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRL, Grove Art, MoMA, VP, WCI, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Cotter, Allan Kaprow, New York Times (2006)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n86073704
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 11 March 2003
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n86073704
....................  Phillips, California Video (2008) 118
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-)
....................  Witt Computer Index database
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
....................  Yard, inSITE94 (1995) 164
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 24 November 2003
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
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