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

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Series 7: First New York Theater Rally , 1963-1965
0.15 Linear Feet
Boxes 6, 11

Series documents Solomon's involvement in the First New York Theater Rally, which he co-produced with Steve Paxton. The event was a month-long festival of dance Happenings, and other performance events that took place at three venues in New York City: the Judson Church, a television studio at 81st Street and Broadway, and Al Roon's Health Club.
Records include artist statements by Lucinda Childs, Jim Dine, Judith Dunn, Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Robert Morris, Claes Oldenburg, the Once Group, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, and Robert Whitman. Statements by Jim Dine and Alex Hay include one drawing by each artist. Also found are what appear to be pieces of a combine by Robert Rauschenberg, which probably represented part of his artist statement.
Photographs include five group polaroid photos of artists involved in the project, two of which include Solomon; two group photographs of the participants; three photos of performances; and contact sheets of numerous photos taken by Peter Moore, Elizabeth Novick, and Terry Schute, of performances, preparations for performances, individuals involved in the project, and related events.
Printed material consists of descriptions of the program, a newspaper announcement, and a group of tickets.
Series is scanned in entirety.
Description Container Select
Artist Statements, 1963-1965
6
21
Artist Statements, 1963-1965
6
22
Artwork, 1965
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 3
6
23
Essay Draft by Solomon "First New York Theater Rally", circa 1965
6
24
Photographs of Artists, 1965
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 3
6
25
Photographs of Performances, 1965
6
26
Photographs, Contact Sheets of Photos by Peter Moore, 1965
6
27
Photographs, Contact Sheets of Photos by Peter Moore, 1965
6
28
Photographs, Contact Sheets of Photos by Peter Moore, 1965
6
29
Photographs, Contact Sheets of Photos by Peter Moore, Duplicates, 1965
6
30
Photographs, Contact Sheets of Photos by Elizabeth Novick, 1965
6
31
Photographs, Contact Sheets, Photos by Terry Schute, 1965
6
32
Printed Material, 1965
6
33
Oversized Artwork scanned with Box 6, Folders 23
11
3
Oversized Photographs of Artists scanned with Box 6, Folder 25
11
3

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