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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011

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Series 5: Printed Material, Published Sound and Video Recordings , circa 1894-2000s
8.3 Linear feet
Box 8-13, 44-45, OV 53-73, RD 105

Printed materials and commercially published sound and video recordings in the collection are extensive and reflect Cosmos's unique interests and inspirations, and his tendency to save and collect material discarded or rejected by others. There are books and periodicals featuring Cosmos's work, annotated by Cosmos, or of special significance to Cosmos. There is a large group of ephemera, such as announcements, catalogs, press releases, programs, playbills, and assorted items covering several decades of New York exhibitions, events, concerts, and performances. There are posters for exhibitions, events, performances, film screenings, and concerts.
The series is arranged as four subseries
  • 5.1: Books and Periodicals, circa 1940s-2003
  • 5.2: Exhibition and Performance Ephemera, 1950s-2000s
  • 5.3: General Clippings, Broadcast and Published Sound Recordings, 1955-2000s
  • 5.4: Posters, 1894-2000s, bulk 1960-1980
5.1: Books and Periodicals, 1940s-2003
1.5 Linear feet
Box 8-9, 44
Books and periodicals feature Cosmos's published photographs, are annotated, or relate to mentors Milton Glaser and Diane Arbus. A copy of Milton Glaser: Graphic Design is signed by the artist. Gordon Matta-Clark features photographs taken by Cosmos. One folder contains the titles of books in Cosmos's library. Issues of New York magazine and Avalanche feature published photographs and illustrations by Cosmos. The March 13, 1978 issue of New York includes a five page profile on Cosmos by Tom Bentkowski titled, "The Strange Universe of Cosmos." Other periodicals relate to Push Pin Studios and Milton Glaser.
Description Container
Books, 1973-2003
8
2-7
Periodicals
Audience, 1972
8
8
Avalanche, 1971-1973
8
9-11
The Mental Picture, 1972
8
12
New York Magazine, 1972-1975
8
13
New York Magazine, 1976-1978
9
1
Featuring Push Pin Studios, Milton Glaser, 1960s-1970s
9
2-3
Books and Periodicals as Source Material, 1940s-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 44, Folder 6
9
4-11
Titles of Books in Personal Library, undated
9
12
Oversized Book as Source Material from Box 9, Folder 4
44
6
5.2: Exhibition and Performance Ephemera, 1950s-2000s
1.9 Linear feet
Box 9-11, 44
Material relating to exhibitions and performances dates from 1950s-2000s and are announcements; brochures and pamphlets; exhibition catalogs; press releases; pricelists; programs; playbills; and assorted material. Announcements, which include invitations and flyers, provide a comprehensive document of the New York art world over several decades, including exhibitions and performances at 112 Greene Street, OK Harris, Ronald Feldman Gallery, Light Gallery, Foto, the Kitchen, La Mama, and many more. Exhibition catalogs are from exhibitions on Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, and Jasper Johns. Catalogs from thematic exhibitions cover photography, ceramic arts, graphic arts, serial art, American art, and sculpture of the 1960s. Press releases and price lists document the exhibitions and performances of Cosmos and other artists. Programs represent theater and dance performances at both small venues including Westbeth, La Mama, The Bridge, Judson Memorial Church, and large venues like Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera. Playbills are for Broadway productions including Tom O'Horgan's productions of Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, Off-Off Broadway productions, and dance performances including those by the Paul Taylor Dance Company. One folder of assorted exhibition and performance material includes artist biographies and mailings from galleries.
Description Container
Announcements, Cosmos, 1968-1980
9
13
Announcements, 1950s-1970s
Oversized announcements from 1970s housed in Box 44, Folder 7
9
14-19
Announcements, 1980s-2000s
Oversized announcements from 2000s housed in Box 44, Folder 7
10
1-9
Brochures and Pamphlets, 1960s-2000s
Oversized material housed in Box 44, Folder 7
10
10-11
Exhibition Catalogs, 1955-1960s
10
12-15
Exhibition Catalogs, 1970s-2003
11
1-5
Press Releases, Cosmos, 1970s
11
6
Press Releases, 1966-1999
11
7
Price Lists, Cosmos, 1970s
11
8
Price Lists, 1960s-2005
11
9
Programs, 1950s-1990s
Oversized material housed in Box 44, Folder 8
11
10-11
Playbills, 1970s
11
12-13
General, 1970s-2000s
11
14
Oversized Announcements, 1970s from Box 9, Folder 16
44
7
Oversized Announcements, 2000s from Box 10, Folder 9
44
7
Oversized Brochures from Box 10, Folder 10
44
7
Oversized Program, "9 Evenings: Art and Engineering" from Box 11, Folder 10
44
8
5.3: General Clippings, Broadcast, and Published Sound Recordings, 1955-2000s
2.4 Linear feet
Box 11-13, 44-45, OV 53
General clippings and broadcast/published sound recordings were collected and saved by Cosmos from various sources covering a variety of topics of interest to Cosmos. There are clippings, newspapers, postcards, press packages, published sound recordings, a television broadcast about Diane Arbus, and assorted printed materials arranged by subject. Also found are printed materials, photographs, film still, and miscellaneous ephemera affixed to mat board. Sound recordings include two commercially released sound discs (vinyl).
Description Container
Clippings, Aldo Sarchiapone, 1976
11
15
Clippings, 1960s-2000s
11
16-17
Course Material, 1960s-2000s
11
18
Newspapers, 1955-2004
Oversized material housed in Box 44, Folders 9-11 and Box 45, Folders 1-3
11
19
Press, Cosmos, 1970s-2000s
11
20-22
Press, FOOD (1998) Exhibition, circa 1998
12
1
Press Package, Reorganizing Structure by Drawing Through It (2000), Gordon Matta-Clark Exhibition, circa 2000
12
2
Published Sound Recordings, The Electronic Sounds of the ARP Synthesizer, 1970s
1 sound discs (vinyl)
12
3
Published Sound Recordings, "A Demonstration Record of Varied Voices Marked for Commercial, Cartoon, and Slide Film", 1970s
1 sound discs (vinyl)
12
3
Television Broadcast, CBS Sunday Morning, "Diane Arbus", 2004 March 7
1 videocassettes (vhs)
12
4
Postcards, 1940s-2000s
12
5-7
Subjects
Arts and Crafts, 1970s
12
8
Patty Hearst, 1970s
12
9
Gene Krupa, 1940s-1960s
12
10
Pin-ups, 1960s
12
11
Smoking, 1960s-1970s
12
12
Assorted Material, 1960s-2000s
Oversized material housed in Box 45, Folder 4-6 and OV 53
12
13-14
Assorted Material, 1960s-2000s
13
1-4
Assorted Material, Mounted, 1940s-1970s
13
5-11
Oversized Newspapers from Box 11, Folder 19, 1970s
44
9-11
Oversized Newspapers from Box 11, Folder 19, 1970s
45
1-2
Oversized Newspapers from Box 11, Folder 19, 1990s-2004
45
3
Oversized Assorted Material from Box 12, Folder 13
45
4-6
Oversized Assorted Material from Box 12, Folder 13
OV 53
5.4: Posters, 1894-2000s, bulk 1960-1980
2.5 Linear feet
OV 54-73, RD 105
Posters are for exhibitions, events, performances, film screenings and concerts; many designed by noteworthy designers and illustrators. Found among the posters are a handwritten announcement for Vox Humana #3, announcements for events at 98 and 112 Greene Street, and for the Avant Garde Festival, Earth Day, the Bicentennial, and numerous other New York events. Some of the posters were designed by Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Alfred Jensen, James McMullin, Peter Max, Push Pin Studios, and San Francisco psychedelic artists.
Description Container
Exhibition and Performance, 1960s-1970s
Oversized material housed on roll (RD) 105
54
Exhibition and Performance, 1960s-1970s
55
Exhibition and Performance, 1960s-1970s
56
Exhibition and Performance, 1960s-1970s
57
Exhibition and Performance, 1960s-1970s
58
Exhibition and Performance, 1980s-2000s
OV 59
Other Events, 1960s-1970s
OV 60
Designers and Illustrators
Seymour Chwast, 1960s-1970s
Oversized material housed on roll (RD) 105
OV 61
Milton Glaser, 1960s-1970s
62
Milton Glaser, 1960s-1970s
63
Alfred Jensen and James McMullin, 1960s-1970s
OV 64
Peter Max, 1960s-1970s
OV 65
Push Pin Studios, 1960s-1970s
OV 66
San Francisco Psychedelic, 1960s-1970s
OV 67
Advertisements, 1960s-1970s
OV 68
Art Reproductions, 1950s-1970s
OV 69
Film, 1940s-1970s
Oversized material housed on roll (RD) 105
OV 70
Maps, 1944, 1894
OV 71
Political, 1960s-1970s
OV 72
Rock and Pop, 1960s-1970s
OV 73
Oversized Performance, Cunningham from OV 59
RD 105
Oversized Seymour Chwast from OV 61
RD 105
Oversized Film, Barbarella from OV 70
RD 105

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