Oral history interview with Brice Marden, 2015


Marden, Brice, 1938- (Interviewee)
Clark, Mary Marshall (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with Brice Marden, 2015
Brice Marden, a visual artist and former collaborator of Rauschenberg's, describes the trajectory that led him to New York's Lower East Side. He talks about how he became an assistant to Rauschenberg after initially being hired to clean up the aftermath of a 9 Evenings installation by Steve Paxton. He describes interacting and working with many of the more prominent paintings from the late 1960s. H e analyzes the social experience of Rauschenberg parties and touches briefly on Change Inc
Collection Name
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation oral history collection
Artistic collaboration; Minimal art; Art and technology; Artist; Captiva Island (Fla.); Marden, Brice, 1938-; Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008
oral histories
Physical Description
42 pages
Note (Biographical)
Brice Marden is a visual artist who gained international recognition in the 1960s for his monochrome panel paintings. He earned his BFA from the Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts in 1961 and his MFA from the Yale School of Art and Arch itecture in 1963. In 1966 Marden became Rauschenberg's studio assistant, working on the completion of several motorized, silkscreened Plexiglas works. Marden has had several solo exhibitions, including at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and Serpentine Gallery. In 2006 the Museum of Modern Art organized a major retrospective of Marden's work that traveled to San Francisco and Berlin
Interviewed by Mary Marshall Clark on March 19, 2015
Note (Provenance)
Brice Marden, Gift, transferred from Columbia Center for Oral History Research 2019
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Oral History Archives at Columbia
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