Rothenstein, Michael. (7 of 10). National Life Story Collection: Artists' Lives

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    interviewee's home, United Kingdom

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    Rothenstein, Michael, 1908- (speaker, male)

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    Gooding, Mel, (speaker, male)

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    Part 7. Discussion of imagery of Rothenstein's 'Sport', ca. 1973, the chance development of sexual metaphor in it, and abstract, geometrical aspects of its composition. Reasons for Rothenstein's turning to photography, including discovery of Rauschenberg's work. Comparison of Rothenstein's development with Anthony Caro's; Rothenstein's use of found metal objects; imagery of 'The love machine' (in Pat Gilmour's 'The mechanised image'). Discussions of critics' and curators' responses to printmaking , and of relation between artists' printmaking and their practice of other media; Rothenstein's opinion of Richard Hamilton's prints. Discussion of difficulty of using photographs effectively in printmaking. Rothenstein's use of photographs defaced by school children (provided by Julian Rothenstein) in 'Fathers' series.

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    Michael Rothenstein interviewed by Mel Gooding: full transcript of the interview

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