“Castelli-Sonnabend Tapes and Films” anthology

The unique anthology of American artist films and videotapes made in the 1960s and 70s is assembled for distribution by the pioneering New York art dealers Leo Castelli and Ileana Sonnabend in the early 1970s. Distribution continued until the early 1990s. Some of the videotapes and films are now distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, and Video Data Bank, Chicago. Since 1998, the Whitney Museum has been re-assembling “Castelli-Sonnabend Tapes and Films” as a special collection within the museum’s permanent collection. This ongoing project includes the conservation of many works that have not been shown since the 1970s.