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Interviews and Lectures

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Published Interviews with Jay DeFeo
Listed in chronological order

Karlstrom, Paul. “Oral History Interview with Jay DeFeo,” 3 June 1975–23 Jan. 1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (recorded at the artist’s home in Larkspur, California).
   Transcript of Session 1: June 3, 1975.
   Transcript of Session 2: July 18, 1975.
   Transcript of Session 3: January 23, 1976.
   The transcripts are in the public domain, but any quotations must be fully credited.
   A sound excerpt is available online [[Listen]]
   (from Archives of American Art)

Newman, Jim. “The Dilexi Years and Beyond: A Conversation with Jay DeFeo, Craig Kauffman, Ron Nagle, Jim Newman, and Judy Newman.” In The Dilexi Years, 1958–1970, edited by Christina Orr-Cahall. Oakland, CA: Oakland Museum, 1985: 32–49.

Maréchal-Workman, Andrée. “Excerpts from an Interview with Jay DeFeo.” Expo-See, no. 11 (1984): 8–19.

Jacobs, Mimi. “Creating a 2300 Pound Rose” (Interview with Jay DeFeo). Pacific Sun (30 Jan. 1986): 11–12.

Elliott, Leila. “Jay DeFeo.” In Connecting Conversations: Interviews with 28 Bay Area Women Artists, edited by Moira Roth. Oakland, CA: Eucalyptus Press, 1988: 43–49.

Roth, Moira. “Talking with Jay DeFeo.” Artweek (8 Feb. 1990): 18.


Audio and Video Interviews with Jay DeFeo
Listed in chronological order

Ruth, Sheila, and Jan Zimmerman. Signed by a Woman: A Perspective on California Women's Art, LA Women’s Video Center, Los Angeles,1976. Video recording, 60:00 minutes. (Interview with Jay DeFeo by Majoie Canton)

Solnit, Rebecca. Interview with Jay DeFeo, 20 June and 12 Mar. 1984. Audio recording. Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Roszak, John. “Art Notes” KQED-TV, 1986. Video recording. [unavailable]

Stich, Sidra. Interview with Jay DeFeo, 19 Aug., 16 Sept., 23 Sept., and 9 Oct. 1988. Audio recording. Archives of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, Berkeley, CA.


Lectures By Jay DeFeo
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DeFeo, Jay. Lecture at The Oakland Museum, 28 May 1979. Audio recording. Archives of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, Berkeley, CA.

DeFeo, Jay. Lecture at San Francisco Art Institute, 11 Feb. 1980. Audio recording. Archives of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, Berkeley, CA.

DeFeo, Jay. Lecture at San Francisco Art Institute, 8 May 1984. Audio recording. Archives of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, Berkeley, CA.

DeFeo, Jay. Lecture at Mills College, 2 Dec. and 4 Dec. 1986. Video recording. Archives of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, Berkeley, CA.

DeFeo, Jay. Lecture at University of California, Santa Cruz, 10 May 1989. Video recording. Archives of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, Berkeley, CA.


Interviews About Jay DeFeo
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Sitton, Bob. “The Wennesland Collection” (Interview with Reidar Wennesland and Arthur Monroe). KPFA Radio (11 April 1971).
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Musiker, Cy. “DeFeo Retrospective Opening Saturday at SFMOMA” (Interview with Whitney Museum of American Art curator Dana Miller). KQED Radio (31 October 2012).
www.kqed.org

Krasny, Michael. “Jasper Johns and Jay DeFeo at SFMOMA” (Interview with SFMOMA curators Gary Garrels and Corey Keller). KQED Radio (1 November 2012).
www.kqed.org

Green, Tyler. “Modern Art Notes Podcast” (Interview with Whitney Museum of American Art curator Dana Miller). Modern Art Notes (22 December 2012).
www.manpodcast.com

Tan, Dion. “Video: Jay DeFeo, A Retrospective at the Whitney, Before and After ‘The Rose’.” (Interview with Whitney Museum of American Art curator Dana Miller). Artinfo (15 March 2013).
www.artinfo.com

“Jay DeFeo at the Whitney: More than The Rose.” (Interview with Whitney Museum of American Art curator Dana Miller). Economist.com (4 April 2013).
www.economist.com


Lectures, Symposia, and Events About Jay DeFeo
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“Jay DeFeo and The Rose: Myth and Reality.” Symposium. Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 28 February 2004. Participants: Richard Cándida Smith, Bruce Conner, Jane Green, Walter Hopps, Corey Keller, Leah Levy, Greil Marcus, Richard Candida Smith, and John Weber. Video recording. Archives of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, Berkeley, CA.

Marcus, Greil. “Jay DeFeo and All That Jazz.” Mills College, Lisser Theater, Oakland, CA, 11 November 2012. Manuscript. Archives of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, Berkeley, CA.

“Jay DeFeo Community Tribute”. DeFeo scholars, friends, and artists at Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, 2 February 2013. Participants: Bill Berkson, C. Ursula Cipa, Jean Conner, Beverly Dahlen, Paula De Christofaro, Corey Keller, Kevin Killian, Connie Lewallen, Joanna McClure, Karla Milosevich, Gay Outlaw, Moira Roth, Lara Schweller, Leslie Shows, Frank Smigiel, Rebecca Solnit, Amy Trachtenberg, Kristen van Diggelen, and ruth weiss.

Marcus, Greil. “Jay DeFeo and All That Jazz.” Whitney Museum of American Art, 7 March 2013. Manuscript. Archives of the Jay DeFeo Foundation, Berkeley, CA.

“Chancing the Ridiculous, Hoping for the Sublime: Re-examining the Work of Jay DeFeo.” Roundtable. Whitney Museum of American Art, 17 April 2013. Participants: Dana Miller, Richard Shiff, and Bill Berkson.

“Walead Beshty and Dana Miller on ‘Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective.’”. Gallery Talk. Whitney Museum of American Art, 9 May 2013.



 

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