Alfonso Ossorio papers, 1949-1981

Ossorio, Alfonso A., b. 1916 d. 1990
Painter, Sculptor
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.7 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence; writings; photographs; financial material; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and printed material.

REEL 2000: Correspondence with Thomas Gibson Fine Arts, Ltd., Morris J. Pinto, and Jackson Pollock; correspondence, loan agreements, and clippings concerning Pollock's painting "Lavender Mist"; and cancelled checks, bank statements and other financial material.

REEL 3888: Correspondence with Clyfford Still, Gregg and Ann Blasdel, Jean Dubuffet, Andre Breton (re Dubuffet), Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner; a manuscript of a talk delivered by Dubuffet at the Librairie Marcel Evrard, Lille "Honneur aux Valeurs Sauvages"; recipes for painting on cement with oil; a printed article on Dubuffet, "The Hour of the Hourloupe"; writings for Ossorio's publications; 2 of Ossorio's published monographs, FOURTEEN PAINTINGS and PEINTURES INITIATIQUES D' OSSORIO with text by Dubuffet, 1951; photographs of Ossorio and others, of Ossorio's works of art, exhibition photos of "Autour De Jackson Pollock," 1979, and several photos by Gregg Blasdel of unusual buildings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; 2 posters; and clippings.

Addition: Printed material, including catalogs and an article.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, sculptor; New York, N.Y. Died 1990.

Material on reel 2000 lent for microfilming 1980 and material on reel 3888 donated 1980-1981 by Alfonso A. Ossorio.

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