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Mary Frank on why she began painting

Artist Mary Frank reads a list on what art is for and describes her transition from sculpture to painting. Recorded on January 30, 2001.

Kenneth Koch reads two poems, 1974

In this excerpt, poet Kenneth Koch reads Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams and The Circus [“I remember when I wrote ‘The Circus’”], and answers questions regarding the relationship between poetry and painting. Recorded on April 15, 1974.

Vito Acconci on how poetry led him to performance art

Vito Acconci talks about his early experiments with poetry, the unique concerns of performance art of the late 60s and 70s, and his works “Following Piece” and “Conversions.” Presented as part of the Evening Lecture Series at the New York Studio School.