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Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970

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Series 11: Photographs , circa 1951-circa 1970
1.7 Linear Feet
Boxes 9-11, OV 13

Photographs are of Solomon, artists and others, exhibitions and events, and artwork, by photographers including Robert R. McElroy, Ugo Mulas, and Hans Namuth.
Photos of Solomon include snapshots, photo booth snapshots, portraits, photos taken at various events and with others, and a series of photos taken at a party by Ugo Mulas. Also found is one photograph taken by Robert Rauschenberg of Mulas, Solomon, and designer and illustrator, Michele Provinciali.
There are photographs of circa eighteen artists, including many studio shots, some of which were probably taken by Ugo Mulas for the book New York: The New Art Scene, but are not specifically identified as such.
Photos of Jim Dine include a series taken of a Happenings performance entitled "Car Crash" at Reuben gallery, circa 1960. Also found is a series of mounted photographs of Dine's artwork, some of which are signed by the artist.
Photos of Laura Grisi picture the artist with others, including Barnett Newman, Larry Poons, and Frank Stella.
Photographs of Robert Rauschenberg include many taken at the Venice Biennale by Ugo Mulas, and picture Rauschenberg at the ceremony, seated next to Alan Solomon, during which he received the Grand Prize. Also found are photographs of Rauschenberg beside his artwork, and at Biennale parties. Some photos show Rauschenberg's artwork arriving by canal in Venice and being transported to the Biennale exhibition space.
Two photos of Andy Warhol were taken by Nat Finkelstein at The Factory, circa 1964.
Photographs of others include Leo Castelli, and Robert and Ethel Scull in their home, surrounded by their art collection.
Also found here are photographs of the exhibition Toward a New Abstraction (1963) held at the Jewish Museum during Solomon's tenure as director; photographs of an unidentified performance; photos by Hans Namuth at an unidentified exhibition; and a series of black and white snapshots of building interiors in Venice, with other Venice buildings and canal scenes.
A group of negatives, originally housed in a cigar box with no identifying information, can be found at the end of the series. Subjects appear to be a combination of family and friends, travel, buildings, artwork, and exhibitions.
Photographs are arranged by subject. Dates assigned to photos of artwork are for the years in which the pictured artwork was produced, where known.
Series is scanned in entirety, with the exception of duplicates, blank versos of photographs, and negatives for which copy prints exist.
Description Container Select
Of Solomon, Alan, circa 1950s-circa 1970
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 7
9
6
Of Solomon, Alan, 1963-1967
9
7
Of Artists
Bontecou, Lee, circa 1960s
9
8
Chamberlain, John, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 8
9
9
Dine, Jim, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 8
9
10
Duchamp, Marcel, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 8
9
11
Fahlström, Öyvind, circa 1960s
9
12
Grisi, Laura, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 8
9
13
Johns, Jasper, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 9
9
14
Lichtenstein, Roy, circa 1960s
9
15
Louis, Morris, circa 1950s
9
16
Newman, Barnett, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 10
9
17
Noland, Kenneth, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 10
9
18
Oldenburg, Claes and Patty, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 10
9
19
Poons, Larry, circa 1960s
9
20
Rauschenberg, Robert, circa 1959-1964
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 11-12
9
21
Rosenquist, James, circa 1967
Oversized material housed in OV 13
9
22
Segal, George and Dick Bellamy, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in OV 13
9
23
Stella, Frank, circa 1964
Oversized material housed in OV 13
9
24
Warhol, Andy and The Factory, circa 1964
9
25
Of Others, Castelli, Leo, 1964
Oversized material housed in OV 13
9
26
Of Others, Greenberg, Clement and Jeanine, circa 1960s
9
27
Of Others, Scull, Ethel and Robert, circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in OV 13
9
28
Of Others, Miscellaneous/Unidentified, 1950s-1960s
9
29
Of Artwork
Bell, Larry--Bengston, Billy Al, 1963-1964
9
30
Brach, Paul, circa 1960s
9
31
Chamberlain, John, circa 1960-circa 1962
9
32
Dine, Jim, circa 1959-circa 1963
9
33
Dine, Jim, circa 1959-circa 1963
9
34
Dine, Jim, circa 1959-circa 1963
9
35
Dine, Jim, 1959-1963
9
36
Dine, Jim, Mounted Photos, circa 1960s
9
37
Dine, Jim, Mounted Photos, circa 1960s
9
38
Dine, Jim, Mounted Photos, circa 1960s
9
39
Fahlström, Öyvind, circa 1962-circa 1967
9
40
Grisi, Laura, circa 1965-circa 1967
9
41
Hafif, Marcia, 1967-1968
9
42
Johns, Jasper, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
9
43
Johns, Jasper, 1954-1956
9
44
Johns, Jasper, 1957
9
45
Johns, Jasper, 1958
9
46
Johns, Jasper, 1959
9
47
Johns, Jasper, 1960
9
48
Johns, Jasper, 1960
9
49
Johns, Jasper, 1961
9
50
Johns, Jasper, 1962
9
51
Johns, Jasper, 1963-1969
9
52
Johns, Jasper (Duplicates), 1950s-1960s
9
53
Kelly, Ellsworth, circa 1962
9
54
Lichtenstein, Roy, circa 1961-1964
9
55
Louis, Morris, circa 1959-circa 1964
9
56
Louis, Morris, circa 1959-circa 1964
9
57
Noland, Kenneth, circa 1959-1964
9
58
Noland, Kenneth, 1959-1964
9
59
Oldenburg, Claes, circa 1961-1964
9
60
Ortman, George, 1961-1962
9
61
Pepper, Beverly, circa 1967
9
62
Pousette-Dart, Richard, 1940
9
63
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1951-1956
9
64
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1957-1958
9
65
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1959
9
66
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1960-1961
9
67
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1962
10
1
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1963
10
2
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1964-1965
10
3
Rauschenberg, Robert, Duplicates, 1960s
10
4-5
Rosenquist, James, 1962-1964
10
6
Samaras, Lucas, circa 1960s
10
7
Schapiro, Miriam, circa 1962
10
8
Smith, David, circa 1962
10
9
Stella, Frank, circa 1959-1964
10
10
Warhol, Andy, circa 1962-1964
10
11
Wesselmann, Tom, circa 1960s
10
12
Miscellaneous/Unidentified, 1950s-1960s
Oversized material housed in OV 13
10
13
Negatives, 1950s-1960s
10
14
Of Events, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
10
15
Of Events, by Hans Namuth, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
10
16
Of Exhibition, Toward A New Abstraction (1963), The Jewish Museum, 1963
10
17
Of Performance, Unidentified, circa 1960s
10
18
Of Venice, Snapshots, 1933, circa 1964
10
19
Negatives, Unidentified, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
10
20
Negatives, Unidentified, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
10
21
Oversized of Solomon, Alan scanned with Box 9, Folder 6
11
7
Oversized of Artists
Chamberlain, John scanned with Box 9, Folder 9
11
8
Dine, Jim scanned with Box 9, Folder 10
11
8
Duchamp, Marcel scanned with Box 9, Folder 11
11
8
Grisi, Laura scanned with Box 9, Folder 13
11
8
Johns, Jasper scanned with Box 9, Folder 14
11
9
Newman, Barnett scanned with Box 9, Folder 17
11
10
Noland, Kenneth scanned with Box 9, Folder 18
11
10
Oldenburg, Claes scanned with Box 9, Folder 19
11
10
Rauschenberg, Robert scanned with Box 9, Folder 21
11
11-12
Rosenquist, James scanned with Box 9, Folder 22
OV 13
Segal, George scanned with Box 9, Folder 23
OV 13
Stella, Frank scanned with Box 9, Folder 24
OV 13
Oversized of Others, Castelli, Leo scanned with Box 9, Folder 26
OV 13
Oversized of Others, Scull, Ethel and Robert scanned with Box 9, Folder 28
OV 13
Oversized of Artwork, Miscellaneous/Unidentified scanned with Box 10, Folder 13
OV 13

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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