Richard Artschwager papers, 1959-2013

Artschwager, Richard Ernst, b. 1923
Painter, Sculptor, Illustrator
Active in N.Y.

Collection size: 5.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: Correspondence, writings, exhibition files, photographs, printed material, and audio visual material pertaining to the career of painter, illustrator, and sculptor, Richard Artschwager.

Correspondence, both personal and professional, is with galleries, museums, schools, and financial institutions. Correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Hans Neuendorf, Eric Fischl, William Copley, Ray Johnson, Sol LeWitt, Betty Woodman, Louise Lawler, and Ed Ruscha, among others. Writings include a transcript and slide photographs pertaining to lecture "Cause and Effect/Linear Time" delivered by Artschwager at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, December 16, 1999.

Exhibition files include exhibitions Artschwager participated in at museums and universities throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Canada.

Photographs are of Leo Castelli by Hans Namuth that are squared for transfer by Artschwager as prepatory images for a portrait. Printed material includes exhibition announcements, price lists and clippings.

Audio visual material (0.4 linear ft.) includes VHS cassettes, DVDs and CDs of lectures and symposiums, public and television programs, news programs, and exhibition related media.

Biographical/Historical Note: Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) was a painter, illustrator and sculptor associated with the Pop Art movement.

Donated 2013 by Richard Artschwager and by Ann Artschwager, Artschwager's widow.

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