Recording Conceptual Art: Early Interviews with Barry, Huebler, Kaltenbach, Lewitt, Morris, Oppenheim, Siegelaub, Smithson, and Weiner

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ROBERT MORRIS
MAY 16, 1969

PATRICIA NORVELL: What I think I want first, if you would, is to record what you're interested in now—how you became interested in it and how you have evolved into what you're doing.

ROBERT MORRIS: Well, I'm doing a lot of different things, or several different things.

And that's always been the case, I guess. I've not done one thing to the exclusion of other things, it seems.

The thing I'm working on now is the project for the Whitney, the show that's coming up. It's a project where I asked them to borrow one hundred thousand dollars against their collection, or their real estate holdings, and invest that money for the time of the exhibition with a view toward making a profit on that investment, or beating the loan, so to speak. And then I would get half of the profit. So they didn't get a hundred thousand dollars, and they couldn't borrow it against their collection, but they did get fifty thousand dollars. And they're investing that.

PN: They're doing the investing?

RM: They're doing the whole thing. It's all up to them. What I think will happen is that their investment will be very conservative and will probably just balance the interest on the loan, so it will cancel itself out. And the stipulation was that they

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  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Introduction - At the Threshold of Art as Information 1
  • Notes *
  • Introduction to Eleven Interviews 17
  • Note on the Interviews 19
  • 1 - March 29, 1969 21
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  • 3 - May 16, 1969 56
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