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6.1: People , 1970s-2000s
3.2 Linear feet
Box 14-16, 46, OV 74-76

Photographic material of people include individuals and groups of people at parties, events, benefits, at work, exhibition openings, parks, festivals, and other venues. There are photographs of people at the Waldorf Astoria Halloween party, and events at Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Whitney, Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, the Empire Room, and the Roseland Ballroom, among many other locations. There are photographs of New York magazine and Push Pin Studios offices, employees, meetings, staff events, receptions, field trips, and other events. Photographs related to Cosmos's work at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons document Milton Glaser's and Cosmos's classrooms and students. Also photographed are assignments performed by Cosmos's students, one called "Eye Test."
There are also portraits photographs taken by Cosmos in his studio and outdoors. He often used an entire roll of film on each subject. Minimal description is provided by Cosmos, typically the first name of the model or the location of the shoot.
Celebrities and art world personalities depicted include Mohamed Ali, Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers, Tom Bentkowski, Bernardo Bertolucci, Leo Castelli, Julie Christie, Alice Cooper, Francis Ford Coppola, Divine, Milton Glaser, Dustin Hoffman, Elton John, Senator Ted Kennedy, Jeffrey Lew, Liza Minelli, Jack Nicolson, Tom O'Horgan, Otto Preminger, James Rosenquist, Frank Roth, Robert and Ethel Scull, Gloria Steinem, Lana Turner, Warhol and his circle, Hannah Wilke, Ben Vereen, Verushka, and many others.
Exhibition openings and cast parties for theater productions clearly identified as such are arranged in Series 6.2 Exhibitions and Performances. Many images on rolls of mixed negatives are part of Cosmos's Reciprocal project and are arranged in Art Projects.
Description Container Select
By Name
Vito Acconci, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 1
14
1
Vito Acconci, Philip Glass, 1970s
14
2
Diane Arbus, circa 1970
14
3
Joseph Beuys, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 1
14
4
Chris Burden, 1970s
14
5
John Cage, 1970s
14
6
Leo Castelli, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 1
14
7
Ronald Feldman, 1970s
14
8
Robert Frank, 1970s
14
9
Milton Glaser, 1970s
14
10-12
Shirley Glaser (Milton's sister), 1970s
14
13
Philip Glass, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 2
14
14
Richard Hamilton, 1970s
14
15
Marvin and Margaret Israel, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 2
14
16
John Lennon and Yoko Ono, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 2
14
17-18
Liza Minnelli, 1970s
14
19
Miss All-Bare America, 1972
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 3
14
20
Tom O'Horgan, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 3
14
21
Robert Rauschenberg, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 4
14
22
Jaap Reitman (SoHo Bookseller), 1970s
14
23
Robert Scull, 1970s
14
24
Ben Vereen, 1970s
14
25
Andy Warhol and Circle, 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 4
14
26-27
Henry Wolfe at Photo Shoot, 1970s
14
28
Parties and Celebrities, 1970s
Photographic prints
Oversized material house in Box 46, Folders 5-6
14
29-32
Parties and Celebrities, 1970s
Photographic contact sheets and negatives
14
33-36
New York Magazine and Push Pin Studios, 1968-1970s
15
1-4
School of Visual Arts and Parsons, 1970s-1980s
15
5-7
Various People, Artists, 1970s-1980s
15
8
Various People, Portraits, 1970s-2000s
Oversized material housed in Box 46, Folder 7
15
9
Various People (male), 1970s-1980s
Photographic prints
15
10-12
Various People (female), 1970s-1980s
Photographic prints
15
13-17
Various People, 1970s-2000s
Photographic prints
Oversized material housed in OV 74-76
15
18
Various People, 1970s-2000s
Photographic prints
16
1-7
Various People, 1970s-1980s
Contact sheets and photographic negatives
16
8-9
Various People, 1970s-2000s, bulk 1970-1980
Photographic negatives
16
10-15
Various People, 1970s-1980s
Photographic slides
16
16
Oversized Vito Acconci from Box 14, Folder 1
46
1
Oversized Joseph Beuys from Box 14, Folder 4
46
1
Oversized Leo Castelli from Box 14, Folder 7
46
1
Oversized Philip Glass from Box 14, Folder 14
46
2
Oversized Marvin and Margaret Israel from Box 14, Folder 16
46
2
Oversized John Lennon and Yoko Ono from Box 14, Folder 17
46
2
Oversized Miss All-Bare America from Box 14, Folder 20
46
3
Oversized Tom O'Horgan from Box 14, Folder 21
46
3
Oversized Robert Rauschenberg from Box 14, Folder 22
46
4
Oversized Andy Warhol and Circle from Box 14, Folder 26
46
4
Oversized Parties and Celebrities from Box 14, Folder 29
46
5-6
Oversized Portraits from Box 15, Folder 9
46
7
Oversized Various People from Box 15, Folder 18
74
Oversized Various People from Box 15, Folder 18
75
Oversized Various People from Box 15, Folder 18
76

Make a Request

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