Oral history interview with Bob Monk, 2015

 

Name
Monk, Bob (Interviewee)
Sinclair, Sara (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Bob Monk, 2015
Abstract
Monk describes the interpersonal relationships between Rauschenberg, Ileana Sonnabend, and Leo Castelli, noting professional tensions between Castelli and Rauschenberg that eventually led to the dissolution of their partnership. Monk shares his impression of Rauschenberg's artistic tipping point, or decline, after moving to Captiva and through the ROCI period. He claims that the changing art world and the rise of new Castelli Gallery stars prompted the move and Rauschenberg's subsequent "dry spell." He additionally comments on his role in Rauschenberg's legacy and his perception of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
Collection Name
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation oral history collection
Subjects
Older artists; Art--Marketing; Art galleries, Commercial; Art--Collectors and collecting; Art, Modern; Captiva Island (Fla.); Monk, Bob; Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008; Castelli, Leo; Sonnabend, Ileana; Lorence-Monk Gallery (New York, N.Y.); Gagosian Gallery; Leo Castelli Gallery; Sonnabend Gallery (New York, N.Y.); Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
2015
Physical Description
70 pages
Note (Biographical)
Bob Monk is a director at Gagosian Gallery, and was previously a director at Sotheby's. He began his career at Leo Castelli Gallery, and went on to co-found the Lorence-Monk Gallery with Susan Lorence, which operated from 1985-1991
Note
Interviewed by Sara Sinclair on May 18, 2015
Note (Provenance)
Bob Monk, Gift, transferred from Columbia Center for Oral History Research 2019
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
16101158
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/8xx5-xx31
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.