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

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Series 4: Writings and Notes , 1945-1969
1.35 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-3, 11

Series includes many of Solomon's writings on art and artists, such as essays ultimately published in exhibition catalogs, and/or magazines and journals, as well as notes used in the course of his writing, which date back to his time as a student and teaching assistant.
At the beginning of the series is a bibliography of Solomon's writings with a set of related notes on index cards, compiled circa 1969. Articles and essays include writings on individual artists such as Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, and on the changing American art scene, including "New York: The Second Breakthrough," and "The New American Art," many of which were ultimately published in exhibition catalogs. Published catalogs are housed with the corresponding manuscript drafts where such records exist.
The series also includes drafts of Solomon's text for the book New York: The New Art Scene, in addition to the book's dust jacket, a section of the published book (pages 225-256), and prints of photographs, and photocopies of photographs, taken by Ugo Mulas for the book. Subjects include Lee Bontecou, John Chamberlain, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns and Tatyana Grosman, Frederick Kiesler with Baby Jane Holzer and Andy Warhol, Debby Hay, the New York Police stopping a dance party at Andy Warhol's Factory, Claes and Patty Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol in his studio with Philip Fagan and Gerard Malanga.
Also found are three bound volumes containing what appear to be related typescripts and notes, possibly representing a book Solomon was working on, with the title "Romanzo."
Typescripts of five lectures from the 1950s are followed by university writings, including Solomon's honors thesis on Odilon Redon, and his dissertation on Pablo Picasso. Published catalogs and other writings include published articles or catalogs with introductions written by Solomon, such as those for two exhibitions at the Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Picasso: The Graphic Work (1959) andFantasy in the Prints of Goya (1960); a catalog for a 1965 Mary Baumeister exhibition; an article by Solomon entitled "Bennington Artists: The Green Mountain Boys," published in the August 1966 issue of Vogue; and the catalog for Tony Delap: The Last Five Years, 1963-1968 (1969) at Felix Landau Gallery.
Notes include what appear to be seven sets of index cards, four on various artists and other subjects, arranged alphabetically, and three on the individual subjects of Picasso, Van Gogh, and Vuillard. Also found are notes on American architecture, Chinese art, and other miscellaneous subjects, and a notebook which includes drafts of letters concerning day-to-day business and work on exhibitions, includingAmerican Painting Now.
Series is organized by type of writing in the following order: articles and essays, including those ultimately published, books, lectures, university writings, and notes. Folders are arranged alphabetically by title within those groupings.
The bulk of this series has been scanned with the exception of: duplicates; the full text of some catalogs and other printed material for which only the covers and/or pages relevant to Solomon's writing, have been scanned; and portions of the "Romanzo" typescripts a non-art-related manuscript of which only a sample has been scanned.
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Bibliography, Solomon's Writings, circa 1969
1
87
Articles and Essays
"A Note on Abstraction in the Paintings of Ingres", circa 1962
1
88
"Again: Is There a Jewish Art?", circa 1960
2
1
"American Art Between Two Biennales", 1966 April
2
2
"Andy Warhol", circa 1966
2
3
"Artists and Dancers: Is There a New Theater", circa 1960s
2
4
"California: Will They Bury Us?", circa 1960s
2
5
"Fashion Notes from the Art World", circa 1960s
2
6
"Arte Italiana Oggi" ("Italian Art Today"), circa 1960s
2
7
"Jasper Johns", 1963-1964
2
8
"Jim Dine and the Psychology of the New Art", 1964
2
9
"Jim Dine: Hot Artist in a Cool Time", 1967
2
10
"Mecenate non Varca L'Oceano" for L'Espresso, 1966 August
2
11
"New Man", after 1965
2
12
"New York: The Second Breakthrough, 1959-1964", 1969
2
13
"Proposal for Six Programs on the New York Art Scene"
2
14
"Robert Rauschenberg", 1963
2
15
"Robert Rauschenberg: Oracle", 1965
2
16
"Romanticism and Fantastic Art", circa 1960
2
17
"Some Observations About New York Painting", circa 1969
2
18
"That Devil Castelli", 1967
2
19
"The New Art", 1963
2
20
"The New American Art", circa 1960s
2
21
Books
New York: The New Art Scene, 1967
2
22
New York: The New Art Scene, Partial Published Copy, 1967
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 1
2
23
New York: The New Art Scene, Photographs by Ugo Mulas, 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 1
2
24
"Romanzo"
"Romanzo: First Sequential Integrated", circa 1960s
2
25
"Romanzo: First Charlie/Nancy Complete", circa 1960s
2
26
"Notes: Rome and All That", circa 1960s
2
27
Lectures
"ABC of Collecting", circa 1950s
2
28
"Modern Art for AAUW, Athens", circa 1950s
2
29
"Origins of Modern Tendencies for Ithaca Art Association", 1954 February
2
30
"Problems in Oriental Art: Ma Yuan", circa 1950s
2
31
"The Revolution in XXC Aesthetics", circa 1950
2
32
Published Catalogs and Other Published Writings, 1959-1969
2
33
University Writings
"Agrarian Reforms in Soviet Russia", 1945
2
34
Bibliographies on Various Subjects, 1948
2
35
Dissertation, "Pablo Picasso: Symbolism in the Synthetic Cubist Still Life, A Study of His Iconography, 1911-1927", 1961 October
2
36
Dissertation, "Pablo Picasso: Symbolism in the Synthetic Cubist Still Life, A Study of His Iconography, 1911-1927", 1961 October
2
37
Dissertation on Picasso, Previous Version?, circa 1961
2
38
Dissertation on Picasso, Previous Version?, circa 1961
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Dissertation on Picasso, Previous Version?, circa 1961
2
40
Dissertation on Picasso, Previous Version?, circa 1961
2
41
"Great Monuments of Oriental Art", 1947 January
2
42
Honors Thesis, "Odilon Redon: Pegasus or Chimera? His Personality and His Lithographs", 1947 September
2
43
"Influence of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries of the Formal Design of Eugene Delacroix: The Large Compositions", 1948
2
44
"Joan Miro", 1947 May
2
45
"P. S. F. S." (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society), 1946 August
2
46
"The Development of Chinese Landscape Painting", 1948 May
2
47
"The Landscape Drawings of Claude Lorrain", 1949 January
2
48
"Which Florentine Sculptor of the XVth Century Best Solves the Problem of the Tomb", 1946 December
2
49
Miscellaneous Manuscripts, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
2
50
Note Cards, Alphabetical, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
2
51
Note Cards, Alphabetical, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
2
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Note Cards, Alphabetical, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
2
53
Note Cards, Alphabetical, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
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1
Note Cards, Alphabetical, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
3
2
Note Cards, Alphabetical, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
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3
Note Cards, Alphabetical (not complete), circa 1940s-circa 1960s
3
4
Note Cards, Picasso and Psychoanalysis in Art, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
3
5
Note Cards, Picasso and Psychoanalysis in Art, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
3
6
Note Cards, Van Gogh, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
3
7
Note Cards, Van Gogh, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
3
8
Note Cards, Vuillard Bibliography, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
3
9
Notebook, Draft of Letters, 1967
3
10
Notebook Pages, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
3
11
Notes , circa 1960s
3
12
Notes, circa 1960s
3
13
Notes, circa 1960s
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14
Notes on American Architecture, circa 1946
3
15
Notes on Chinese/Oriental Art, circa 1949
3
16
Oversized Books, New York: The New Art Scene, Partial Published Copy scanned with Box 2, Folder 23
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1
Oversized Books, New York: The New Art Scene, Photographs by Ugo Mulas scanned with Box 2, Folder 24
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1

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