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

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Series 6: Subject Files , 1907-1969
2.92 Linear Feet
Boxes 3-6, 11, OV 12

Subject files consist primarily of printed material, such as announcements and catalogs, news clippings, and posters, collected by Solomon on a variety of art related subjects. Subject file headings are taken directly from the original files where possible. The largest subset of files documents painters and sculptors, arranged alphabetically by name. These files occasionally include artist biographies and résumés, scattered correspondence, and scattered photographs of artists and artwork. They include letters from Jim and Nancy Dine, Öyvind Fahlström, Robert Indiana, Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Charles Oster, and Ray Parker.
Subjects that reflect Solomon's wide-ranging interests in new and experimental art forms, include dance companies and programs, such as the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Happenings, which documents events held by a group of artists, including Jim Dine, Alan Kaprow, and Claes Oldenburg, who presented their work in "evening exhibitions of art in a new dimension," particularly at the Reuben Gallery in New York City in the early 1960s. The Happenings were a forerunner to projects such as the First New York Theater Rally of the mid-1960s. Happenings material includes announcements for events, and a piece of paper with the word "Help" repeatedly painted on it used in Jim Dine's "Car Crash," circa 1960.
Material on the Jewish Museum includes press releases relating to the museum's mission from 1963, in regard to undertaking a general art program "emphasizing the work of younger or otherwise unrecognized artists who contribute to what is vital and influential in the contemporary art world," and the dedication of the Albert A. List building. Also found are reviews of 1963-1964 exhibitions at the museum, and an invitation to the preview of Jasper Johns (1964), at the Jewish Museum.
Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Folder titles for the group of files relating to painters and sculptors indicate a range of artists, not all of whom will be mentioned in the folder title.
This series has been partially scanned. For most of the catalogs and other publications, scanning may be restricted to covers, title pages, and other selected pages.
Description Container Select
Armory Show, 1913, 1958
Includes catalog and supplement to the catalog of the International Exhibition of Modern Art, or the Armory Show, 1913
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31
Art and Technology, circa 1966-1967
3
32
Auction Magazine, 1967
3
33
Avant-Garde, circa 1955-1964
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 2
3
34
Bauhaus, 1925, 1938
3
35
College Art Association, circa 1948-1950
3
36
Cubism, circa 1949
3
37
Dada, circa 1953
Oversized material housed in OV 12
3
38
Dance Companies/Programs, circa 1962-circa 1967
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 2
3
39
Dance Companies/Programs, circa 1962-circa 1967
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 2
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40
Dance Companies/Programs, Photographs, 1960s
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41
Design, Automobiles, circa 1953-1958
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42
Design, Books/Paul Rand, circa 1950s
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43
Downtown Gallery, "Young Painters Group", 1949, 1954
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44
Etruscan Art, circa 1950s
3
45
Expressionism, 1955
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46
Fauvism, 1951-1960
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47
Festival of Contemporary Art, 1953-1954
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48
Film, Charlie Chaplin, circa 1950s
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49
Film, Jean Cocteau, 1940s-1950s
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50
Film, Miscellaneous
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51
Furniture, circa 1950s
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52
Furniture, 1952-1955
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53
Genital Art, circa 1960s
3
54
Happenings, circa 1958-1965
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 2
3
55
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, circa 1946-circa 1949
3
56
Institute of Contemporary Arts Catalog, 1963
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57
Japanese Architecture, 1954-1958
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1
Jewish Museum, 1962-1964
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2
Jewish Museum, 1962-1964
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3
Lever House, circa 1950s
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4
Modern Architects, 1950s-1966
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5
Modern Sculpture, 1942-1957
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6
Museum History and Administration, circa 1949-1954
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7
Museum History and Administration, 1955-1956
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8
Museum History and Administration, 1957
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9
Museum History and Administration, 1958-1962
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10
New York Biennial at the Coliseum, 1965
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 2
4
11
Now Festival, Washington D.C., 1966
Oversized material housed in OV 12
4
12
Painters and Sculptors
Adami, Valerio, 1966-1968
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13
Afro--Antonakos, 1954-1968
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14
Anwzkiewicz--Avedisian, 1955-1968
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15
Balthus--Baziotes, 1954-1967
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16
Beckman--Blake, 1947-1967
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17
Bonnard--Braque, 1948-1966
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18
Breer--Butler, 1931-1967
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19
Cage--Cezanne, 1947-1956
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20
Chamberlain--Courtin, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
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21
D'Arcangelo--Degas, 1947-1967
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22
Di Giovanni, Benvenuto, 1907-1952
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23
Di Giovanni, Benvenuto, 1907-1952
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24
Di Spirito, Henry, 1957
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25
Dine, Jim, circa 1960-circa 1968
Oversized material housed in OV 12
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26
Dine, Jim, circa 1960-circa 1968
Oversized material housed in OV 12
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27
Duchamp--Dzubas, 1965-1967
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28
Ensor--Ernst, 1944-1956
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29
Fahlström--Frankenthaler, 1942-1968
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30
Gaugin--Gonzalez, 1947-1956
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31
Goodnough--Gros, 1951-1964
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32
Hare--Hultberg, 1950-1967
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33
Indiana--Ingres, circa 1961-circa 1968
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34
Jacoby--Johns, 1956-1967
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35
Kandinsky--Kirchner, 1956-1966
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36
Klee, Paul, circa 1940-circa 1951
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37
Kline--Kupka, 1945-1966
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1
Lanskoy--Louis, 1946-1966
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2
Manet--Marini, 1947-1957
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3
Marisol--Matta, 1942-1966
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4
Minujin--Morandi, 1948-1967
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5
Moreau--Music, 1946-1965
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6
Nakian--Noland, 1958-1967
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7
Oldenburg--Ostlihn, 1962-1968
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8
Parker--Picabia, 1956-1967
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9
Picasso, Pablo, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
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10
Picasso, Pablo, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
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11
Picasso, Pablo, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
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12
Picasso, Pablo, circa 1940s-circa 1960s
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13
Picasso, Pablo, 1945-1949
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14
Picasso, Pablo, 1950-1953
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15
Picasso, Pablo, 1955
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16
Picasso, Pablo, 1956-1959
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17
Pollock--Pozzatti, 1955-1968
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18
Rauschenberg, Robert, circa 1958-circa 1968
Oversized material housed in OV 12
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19
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1951-1963
Oversized material housed in OV 12
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20
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1964-1968
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 2
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21
Reder--Redon, 1929-1958
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22
Reinhardt--Richier, 1950-1966
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23
Riley--Rothko, 1956-1968
Oversized material housed in OV 12
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24
Roualt--Rubens, circa 1946-circa 1954
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25
Santomaso--Segal, 1956-1967
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26
Seligmann--Seurat, 1947-1958
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27
Shahn, Ben, 1947-1959
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28
Smith--Soulages, 1954-1967
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29
Stankiewicz--Stella, 1953-1968
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30
Tamayo--Tobey, 1947-1957
Oversized material housed in OV 12
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31
Toulouse-Lautrec--Trova, 1951-1966
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32
Turner--Twombly, 1955-1968
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33
Van Gogh, Vincent, 1948-1955
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34
Villon--Vuillard, circa 1950s
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35
Warhol, Andy, 1962-1968
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36
Warhol, Andy, 1962-1968
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37
Wesselmann, Tom, 1966-1968
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1
"Young Italians", 1962-1968
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2
"Young Italians", 1962-1968
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3
"Young Italians", 1962-1968
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4
"Young Italians", 1962-1968
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5
Yunkers--Zox, 1950-1968
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6
Pop, 1960s
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7
Pre-Raphaelites, circa 1940s
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8
Primitive Art, 1930s-1956
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9
Primitive Art, 1958-1959
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10
Printing on Announcements and Invitation, circa 1940s-circa 1950s
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11
Printing on Announcements and Invitation, 1945-1954
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12
Russian Art, 1954
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13
Surrealism, circa 1940-1952
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14
Synagogues, circa 1953
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15
The International Times, 1967
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 2
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16
The New Art, 1960s
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17
Theater, circa 1962-circa 1966
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18
"Twist, Morality, Art, Eisenhower, Jones", 1962
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19
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1965
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20
Oversized Avant-Garde scanned with Box 3, Folder 34
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2
Oversized Dance Companies/Programs scanned with Box 3, Folders 39-40
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2
Oversized Happenings scanned with Box 3, Folder 55
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2
Oversized New York Biennial at the Coliseum scanned with Box 4, Folder 11
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2
Oversized Painters and Sculptors, Rauschenberg, Robert scanned with Box 5, Folder 21
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2
Oversized The International Times scanned with Box 6, Folder 16
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2
Oversized Dada scanned with Box 3, Folder 38
OV 12
Oversized Now Festival, Washington D.C., scanned with Box 4, Folder 12
OV 12
Oversized Painters and Sculptors
Dine, Jim scanned with Box 4, Folders 26-27
OV 12
Rauschenberg, Robert scanned with Box 5, Folders 19-20
OV 12
Riley--Rothko scanned with Box 5, Folder 24
OV 12
Tamayo-Tobey scanned with Box 5, Folder 31
OV 12

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  • 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.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.