Interview with Michael Asher, March 1981 - Part 1
About the Project
Jan Butterfield was an art writer and critic of contemporary art who spent most of her career in California. She is best known for her writings on late twentieth century installation and craft artists, particularly those who worked in California and the American West. In Jan Butterfield’s papers at the Archives of American Art, there are 107 sound tape reels, 97 cassettes, and 1 video reel of her interviews. Jan Butterfield conducted this interview with conceptual artist and California Institute of the Arts professor Michael Asher (1943-2012) in March 1981.