Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Anthony Schmalz Conrad (March 7, 1940 – April 9, 2016) was an American video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician, composer, sound artist, teacher, and writer. Active in a variety of media since the early 1960s, he was a pioneer of both drone music and structural film. As a musician, he was an important figure in the New York minimalist scene of the early 1960s, during which time he performed as part of the Theatre of Eternal Music (along with John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, and others). He became recognized as a filmmaker for his 1966 film The Flicker. He performed and collaborated with a wide range of artists over the course of his career.
Wikidata
Q481477
Information from Wikipedia, made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Getty record
Introduction
Conrad first became known as a musician and filmmaker in the downtown Manhattan avant-garde of the 1960s. He created sound works based on drones, such as "Four Violins," 1964, and a film work in 1966, "The Flicker," created with alternating black and white frames. He performed with La Monte Young's Theater of Eternal Music, and assembled the soundtrack of Jack Smith's "Flaming Creatures," in which he also appeared as an actor. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art,
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Cinematographer, Computer Programmer, Professor, Educator, Writer, Musician, Painter, Performance Artist, Video Artist
Names
Tony Conrad, Anthony Schmaltz Conrad
Ulan
500334788
Information from Getty’s Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN), made available under the ODC Attribution License

Works

1 work online

Exhibitions

Licensing

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit https://www.moma.org/research-and-learning/circulating-film.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].

Feedback

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].