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Willoughby Sharp and the MWF Video Club

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Willoughby Sharp, Joseph Beuys, from “Willoughby Sharp Videoviews,” 1973 (still). Sound, black and white. Courtesy Estate of Willoughby Sharp

Pamela Seymour Smith Sharp screens a sampling of “The Willoughby Sharp Show,” a public access program produced by Willoughby Sharp and Susan Britton, which ran on Manhattan Neighborhood Network in 1985 and 1986, and clips from The Videobook. She discusses Sharp’s work with Alan W. Moore and Michael Carter of the MWF Video Club.

Willoughby Sharp (1936–2008) was an internationally known artist, independent curator, independent publisher, gallerist, teacher, author, and telecom activist. He appears in several videos included in the MWF Archive. In 2006, with Pamela Seymour Smith, Sharp began work on The Videobook: Willoughby Sharp’s Oral Art History, a comprehensive video oral history of his activities in the art world from the late 1950s to the present.

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Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.

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