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Samuel Esses material relating to Graffiti Workshop, 1979-2001

Esses, Samuel
Collector, Art patron
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Papers concerning the Graffiti Workshop including Essess correspondence; notes and calendars regarding meetings and media contacts; a lease; financial records; loan agreements and contracts; photographic materials, including: 155 b&w and color reproductions made from digital copies of photographs of works of art and Workshop participants at work taken by Rafael Pasquera, commissioned by Esses; 34 color transparencies of works of art; and 56 color slides of participants; exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and other printed material; draft writings about graffiti; a card file inventory of graffiti paintings produced by the Workshop; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Samuel Esses leased a space at 414 E 75th Street, New York City for the benefit of graffiti artists.

Donated 2003 by Sandra and Samuel Esses.

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