David Weinrib papers, circa 1950-2014

Weinrib, David, b. 1924 d. 2016
Sculptor, Ceramicist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 7.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material, photographs, artwork, and printed material documenting the career of ceramicist and sculptor David Weinrib.

Biographical material includes interview transcripts of Weinrib relating to his time as resident potter at the First Crafts Institute at Black Mountain College, North Carolina and as curator of the Pratt Institute Sculpture Garden, New York. Photographs consist of portraits of artists by Weinrib that he asked to photograph as part of his art practices and include Vito Acconci, Roy Lichtenstein, James Turrell, John Chamberlain, Ursula von Rydingsvaard, and many others, often at work. Artwork consists of laminated placemats made from photographs and a series of posture photographs. Printed material includes catalogs, announcements and brochures, along with clippings related to Black Mountain College, and Pratt Institute Sculpture Garden.

Biographical/Historical Note: David Weinrib (1924-2016) was a sculptor, ceramicist, and teacher in New York and North Carolina. Weinrib was founder and curator of Pratt Institute's sculpture garden, New York and a potter and instructor at Black Mountain College, North Carolina. In his later years, Weinrib made photograph assembleges.

Donated 2016 by Abel Weinrib, David Weinrib's son.

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