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Alliance of Figurative Artists lectures and panel discussions, 1969-1970

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Series 1: Lectures and Panel Discussions , 1969-1970
2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

The collection consists of twenty-four tape recordings and two recordings in digital format of panel discussions and lectures held in conjunction with meetings of the Alliance of Figurative Artists in New York. Artists represented include: Lennart Anderson, Milet Andrejevic, Noah Baen, William Bailey, Rosemarie Beck, William Beckman, Leland Bell, Robert Birmelin, John Bradford, Joel Brody, Harold Bruder, Rudy Burckhardt, John Button, Gretna Campbell, Richard Chiriani, Bruno Chivitico, Thomas Cornell, Lucien Day, Lois Dodd, Ben Einhorn, Walter Erlebacher, Lawrence Faden, Louis Finkelstein, Joseph Fiore, Jane Freilicher, Stanley Friedman, Joel Galker, Paul Georges, Gregory Gillespie, Lloyd Glasson, Joel Goldblatt, Nancy Grilikhes, Nathan Hale, Aaron Kersen, John Koch, Majorie Kramer, Al Kresh, Gabriel Laderman, Alfred Leslie, Frank McCall, Edward Melcarth, Raoul Middleman, Richard A. Miller (Richard McDermott), Philip Pearlstein, Joseph Pollet, Paul Resika, Ben Rifkin, Anthony Siani, Bonnie Sklarski, William Sullivan, Sam Thurston, Sidney Tillim, Louis Tytell, and Neil Welliver. Trancripts are included for all but the Ben Rifkin and Philip Pearlstein discussions. Audio is included for all but the "Still Life" and Paul Resika discussions.
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Necessity of Making an Image, 1969, November 7
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. Lecture delivered by Paul Georges.
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Panel on Corot, 1969, November 14
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. Panel members included: Lennart Anderson, LeLand Bell, and Joseph Pollet, with Paul Resika as the moderator.
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Portraits, 1969, November 21
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. A group discussion and critique of portraits painted by members of the Alliance of Figurative Artists.
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An Artist's Utopia, 1969, November 28
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. A group discussion involving members of the Alliance of Figurative Artists
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Narrative Paintings, 1969, December 12
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. Panel members included Milet Andrejevic, Alfred Leslie, and Sidney Tillim, with Gabriel Laderman as the moderator.
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Drawing as a Tool, 1969, December 19
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. A group discussion led by Lawrence Steven Faden.
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Ben Rifkin, Rembrandt's Studio, 1969, December 5
1 Sound tape reel
"Rembrandt's Studio" lecture is delivered by Ben Rifkin. 'Philip Pearlstein" lecture given by Philip Pearlstein in which he speaks on the development of his work, his aims, and methods.
Reel is untranscribed.
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Philip Pearlstein, 1970, January 9
1 Sound tape reel
'Philip Pearlstein" lecture given by Philip Pearlstein in which he speaks on the development of his work, his aims, and methods.
Reel is untranscribed.
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Myths, 1970, January 16
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. A panel discussion featuring Rosemarie Beck, John Bradford, and Anthony Giani. Paul Georges is the moderator.
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"The Nude" and "Self Portrait", 1970 ,January 23, 1970, April 27
2 Sound tape reels
3 Sound cassettes
Duplicates
"The Nude" is a group discussion led by Louis Tytell discussing member's paintings, sculptures, and drawings of nudes." Also included is a copy on one sound cassette.
Self Portrait is a group discussion on self portraits led by Joel Brody. Also included is a copy on two sound cassettes.
Both reels are untranscribed.
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Archetype, Hero, and epic Today, 1970 January 30
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. A dialogue between Edward Melcarth and Raoul F. Middleman with an introduction by Paul Resika.
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Gabriel Laderman Discusses His Paintings, 1970, February 6
1 Sound tape reel
Includes trancript. Gabriel Laderman discusses his paintings.
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Scuplture Panel, 1970 February 13
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. Panel members include Walter Erlebacher, Lloyd Glasson, and Nathan Cabot Hale. Richard A. Miller is the moderator.
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Landscape Panel, 1970, February 20
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. A group discussion in which Noah Baen, Ridy Burkhardt, Gretna Campbell, Lucien B. Day, Lois Dodd, Frank Mccall, and Raoul F. Middleman discuss their work. Lois Dodd also reads a statement from Joseph A. Fiore who was unable to attend the meeting. Marjorie Anne Kramer leads the discussion.
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Erotic Art, 1970, February 27
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. A group discussion led by Aaron Kersen.
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John Koch speaks About His Works, 1970, March 6
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript.
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Implications of Photography, 1970, March 13
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. A panel discussion featuring John Button, Gretna Campbell, and Ben Einhorn. Harold Jacob Bruder is the moderator.
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Still Life, 1970, March 20
Transcript only. A group discussion led by Joel Goldblatt.
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Concerning the Real and the Ideal in Representation, 1970, March 27
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. Panel members include William H. Bailey and A. Robert Birmelin. Louis Finkelstein is the moderator.
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Paul Resika Talks About His Works, 1970, April 3
Transcript only.
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The Figure in Landscape, 1970, April 10
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. Panel discussion featuring Jane Freilicher, Anthony Siani, Sam Thurston, and Neil G. Welliver. William sullivan is the moderator.
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Conceptual Painting, 1970, April 24
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. Panel discussion featuring Richard Chiriani, Bruno Chivitico, Stanley Friedman, Joel Galker, Nancy Grilikhes, and Bonnie Sklarski. Milet Andrejevic is the moderator.
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Illusion and Analogy, 1970, May 1
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. Panel featuring William Beckman, Gregory Joseph Gillespie, and Al Kresh. Thomas Browne Cornell is the moderator.
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Open Discussion-Future of the Group, 1970, May 8
Transcript only. The group discussion is led by Richard A. Miller.
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Recollection of the Origin of the Alliance of Figurative Artists, 1970, November 12
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript. A monologue delivered by Richard A. Miller on the origin of the Alliance and its meetings held between February 14 and May 9, 1969. Miller also reads the program committee's report of October 1970.
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Alliance of Figurative Artists, Panel Discussions (circa 1970), Digital Audio Recordings, 2004
1.24 Gigabytes
Two computer files
Some portions of recordings are inaudible.
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