Henry Martin: In Conversation with John Held, Jr.

JOHN HELD, JR.

source: http://sfaq.us/2015/04/henry-martin-in-conversation-with-john-held-jr/

George Maciunas, Dick Higgins, Wolf Vostell, Benjamin Patterson & Emmett Williams performing Philip Corner’s Piano Activities at Fluxus Internationale Festspiele Neuester Musik, Weisbaden, 1962. Photograph by Hartmut Rekort

George Maciunas, Dick Higgins, Wolf Vostell, Benjamin Patterson & Emmett Williams performing Philip Corner’s Piano Activities at Fluxus Internationale Festspiele Neuester Musik, Weisbaden, 1962. Photograph by Hartmut Rekort.

About the Author: John Held, Jr.

John Held, Jr. has been a staff writer with SFAQ since 2011. He has contributed over fifty feature articles and reviews, interviewing such notable Bay Area artists as poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, painter Robert Bechtle and dancer Anna Halprin. His most recent book is, “Small Scale Subversion: Mail Art and Artistamps,” available from Amazon.

Notes and Additional Resources: 
This interview was originally published on sfaq.us by the writer and mail artist John Held, Jr.  More of Held’s articles and reviews for sfaq.us can be found here.  Sections of John Held’s archive and papers relating to mail art are available for research at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Held interviewed Ray Johnson on December 2, 1977 at the Mid-York Library System in Utica, New York. A video recording and transcript of this interview are available online: video ; transcript .
Henry Martin’s interview with Ray Johnson, “Should an Eyelash Last Forever?” , was originally published in Lotta Poetica 2 (February 1984) and was reproduced in The Ray Johnson issue, No.22, of Charlton Burch’s magazine Lightworks in 2000 from which the downloadable PDF was scanned. Henry Martin’s interview with Francesco Conz, a publisher of avant-garde and experimental art multiples, is also available online.
– SK
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