Audrey Flack papers, circa 1952-2008

Flack, Audrey, b. 1931
Painter, Sculptor, Printmaker
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 15.4 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, legal documents, photographs, audio visual material, and printed material relating to Audrey Flack.

Biographical material includes curriculum vitae and awards. Correspondence is with Tom Wolfe, Arthur Danto, and Tony Janson. Letters are from Anwar Sadat. Writings include drafts of published and unpublished material written by Flack and other artists, notebooks, notepads, lecture and teaching notes, and artist statements.

Subject files regard public sculpture commissions, including extensive documentation on the Civitas group for Rock Hill Gateway, South Carolina and the proposed Queen Catherine sculpture for the borough of Queens, N.Y. Photographs are of the Flack, artwork, her studio, colleagues, family, models, and subject matter for Flack's photorealist paintings.

Audio visual material, both published and unpublished, consists of art lectures, book signings, television appearances, exhibition openings and biographies and includes three 8 mm films; audio cassettes: 2 DVD videos; 31 VHS videos; 2 U-matic videos; 1 Beta video; 3 mini-DV videos of and about Flack. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, reviews, newspaper clippings, and posters.

Biographical/Historical Note: Audrey Flack (1931- ) is a Photorealist painter and sculptor in New York, N.Y. Flack studied under Josef Albers and taught at George Washington University, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, The Pratt Institute in New York, New York University, and The School of Visual Arts.

Donated 2009 by Audrey Flack.

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