Norman B. Colp papers, 1974-2004

Colp, Norman, b. 1944
Conceptual artist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 3.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Biographical information, correspondence, writings, works of art, printed material, photographs and audio and video material regarding Colp. Included is documentation on three works of art by Colp: "24 Small Scale Art Thefts," 1974; "1975 Mystery Museum Contest;" and "A Documentative Investigation: lead," 1976; exhibition files, files pertaining to Colp's donations to museums and other organizations, subject files; mail art from Clayton Bailey, Don Celender, Tony Delap, Ray Johnson, Sig Rennels, and Ernest Trova; three VHS video recordings, "The Impractical Practical, The White Plains Library" (1984), "The Commuter's Lament or A Close Shave" (1992, WNBCTV), and "Subway Q&A" (2003). Also included are two audio cassettes of WNYC radio interviews with Colp, 1982 and 1984.

Biographical/Historical Note: Conceptual artist; New York, N.Y.; b. 1944.

Donated 1993 and 2005 by Norman B. Colp.

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