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Series 3 | A Finding Aid to the David Bourdon papers, 1941-1998

David Bourdon papers, 1941-1998

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Series 3: Research files , 1945-1998
25.8 Linear feet
Boxes 2-28, 39

Bourdon assembled extensive research/subject files on a wide variety of art topics and artists, such as American art, art prices and collecting, forgeries, photography, sculpture, Gregory Battcock, Nam June Paik, Ray Johnson, and Pop art, among many other topics. There are extensive files on Andy Warhol and earth art in support of his books. Contents of folders vary, but typically include printed materials, contract agreements, correspondence, draft writings, interview transcripts, memos to editors, newsletters, notes, photographs, and press releases.
Series 3 is arranged in 9 subseries.
  • Location, 1945-1996
  • Period, 1949-1997
  • Style, 1953-1997
  • Artist, 1945-1997
  • Architecture & Design, 1955-1993
  • Sculpture, 1959-1996
  • Various Subjects, 1949-1997
  • Andy Warhol, 1960-1998
  • Designing the Earth: the Human Impulse to Shape Nature, 1955-1997
3.1: Location, 1945-1996
4.6 Linear feet
Boxes 2-7
Locations include the United States, Asia, England, France, Germany, international, Italy, Russia etc.
DescriptionContainer
U.S. 19th C-1908, 1958-1993
2
17-18
U.S. 19th C-1908, 1958-1993
3
1-3
U.S. 1908-1945 A-F, 1958-1996
3
4-5
U.S. 1908-1945 G-M, 1954-1993
3
6-7
U.S. 1908-1945 N-R, 1961-1990
3
8
U.S. 1908-1945 S-Z, 1957-1993
3
9-10
Asia, 1959-1994
3
11-13
Austria, 1965-1992
3
14
Belgian, 1976-1989
4
1
Cambodia, 1970-1980
4
2
England Pre-1960, 1956-1988
4
3-4
England 1960-, 1964-1993
4
5-8
French 19th C I, 1949-1991
4
9-10
French 19th C II, 1955-1985
4
11-13
French 19th C III, 1954-1993
4
14-15
French 19th C IV, 1983-1991
5
1
French 20th C Pre 1945 I of VI, 1964-1988
5
2
French 20th C Pre 1945 II of VI, 1948-1982
5
3-4
French 20th C Pre 1945 III of VI, 1964-1994
5
5-6
French 20th C Pre 1945 IV of VI, 1966-1984
5
7
French 20th C Pre 1945 Vof VI, 1949-1984
5
8
French 20th C Pre 1945 VI of VI, 1965-1996
5
9
French 20th C Post 1945 II, 1976-1996
5
10
French 20th C Post 1945 III, 1945-1989
5
11
Germany Pre 1968, 1948
5
12
Germany Pre 1968, 1957-1966
5
13
Germany 1968-1980, 1968-1981
5
14
Germany Post 1981, 1982-1993
6
1
International I, 1953-1984
6
2
International II, 1969-1992
6
3
International IV, 1960-1991
6
4
International IV, 1960-1991
6
5
International 20th C I, 1958-1989
6
6
International 20th C II, 1957-1978
6
7
Italy, 1958-1995
6
8
Italy II, 1966-1991
6
9
Italy, 1949-1989
6
10
Italy, 1982-1991
6
11
Latin American, 1981-1993
6
12
Russia I, 1960-1989
6
13
Russia II, 1958-1985
6
14
Russia III, 1960-1987
7
1
Russia - Kandinsky, 1956-1991
7
2
Spanish, 1959-1989
7
3
Swiss, 1962-1994
7
4
3.2: Period, 1949-1997
1.6 Linear feet
Boxes 7-8
From ancient through the 18th century.
DescriptionContainer
Antiques II, 1979-1994
7
5
Antiques II, 1953-1993
7
6-7
Antiques III, 1956-1977
7
8
Archeology, 1957-1995
7
9
Ancient, 1955-1996
7
10
Ancient, 1959-1997
7
11
Ancient, 1961-1990
7
12
Medieval, 1947-1996
7
13-15
Renaissance, 1955-1996
8
1-2
Renaissance - 18th Century, 1958-1995
8
3
Northern Renaissance, 1954-1988
8
4
17th & 18th Century, 1949-1996
8
5-8
3.3: Style, 1953-1997
3.5 Linear feet
Boxes 8-12
From abstract, Art Deco, Dada, Pop to realism/figurative.
DescriptionContainer
Abstract A-L 1961-1970, 1954-1970
8
9-11
Abstract A-L 1971-1980, 1971-1980
9
1-4
Abstract A-L 1981-1990, 1981-1990
9
5
Abstract A-L 1991-, 1976-1997
9
6
Abstract M-Z 1960-1989, 1957-1968
9
7-8
Abstract M-Z 1970-1980, 1970-1979
9
9-10
Abstract M-Z 1981-1990, 1981-1990
9
11-12
Abstract M-Z 1991- , 1991-1996
10
1
Abstract Expressionists -1959, 1953-1959
10
2
Abstract Expressionists 1960-1969, 1961-1969
10
3-5
Abstract Expressionists 1970-1979, 1970-1979
10
6-8
Abstract Expressionists 1980-1990, 1974-1997
10
9-10
Abstract Expressionists 1991-2000, 1991-1996
10
11
Art Deco / Nouveau, 1958-1995
10
12-13
Art Deco / Nouveau, 1958-1995
11
1
Dada, Surrealism, 1958-1993
11
2-5
Pop, 1957-1995
11
6-9
Pop Art Styles, 1965-1988
11
10
Realism, Figurative A-L 1961-1980, 1960-1970
11
11
Realism, Figurative M-Z 1950s-1970, 1959-1967
11
12
Realism, Figurative A-L 1971-1980, 1971-1980
11
13-14
Realism, Figurative A-L 1971-1980, 1971-1980
12
1
Realism, Figurative A-L 1981-1990, 1981-1990
12
2-3
Realism, Figurative A-L 1991-, 1987-1997
12
4
Realism, Figurative M-Z 1971-1980, 1971-1980
12
5
Realism, Figurative M-Z 1981-1990, 1981-1990
12
6
Realism, Figurative M-Z 1991-, 1994-1996
12
7
3.4: Artist, 1945-1997
2.8 Linear feet
Boxes 12-15
Includes artists such as Diane Burko, Joseph Cornell, Jasper Johns, Ray Johnson (includes some correspondence, including mail art), Carlo Maria Mariani, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Robert Rauschenberg.
DescriptionContainer
Andre, Carl, 1966-1992
12
8
Andre, Carl - Krefelder Kunstmuseum, 1985-1996
12
9
Asterlind, Mark, 1993-1996
12
10
Beuys, Joseph, 1968-1993
12
11
Burko, Diane, 1993-1995
12
12
Cesar [Baldaccini], 1962-1997
12
13
Cesar - Rel. Sculptures, 1956-1983
12
14
Chamberlain, John et al, 1960-1990
12
15
Chia, Sandro, 1981-1990
12
16
Chia, Sandro, 1981-1990
13
1
Christo - Reichstag, 1996
13
2-4
Christo - Germany, 1989-1996
13
5
Cornell, Joseph, 1966-1997
13
6
Graves, Nancy, 1966-1996
13
7-9
Hume, Gary, 1997
13
10
Hunt, Bryan, 1977-1992
13
11
Hunt, Bryan, 1995
13
12
Johns, Jasper, 1959-1996
13
13
Johnson, Ray - Articles on, Writings, 1963-1995
13
14
Johnson, Ray, 1994-1995
13
15-16
Johnson, Ray, 1945-1995
13
17-19
Johnson, Ray, 1945-1995
14
1
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1964-1982
14
2
Liepke, Malcolm, 1990-1995
14
3
Mariani, Carlo Maria, 1984-1997
14
4-5
Nauman, Bruce, 1973-1996
14
6
Oldenburg, Claes, 1960-1977
14
7-8
Paik, Nam June, 1969-1997
14
9
Paik, Nam June: Charlotte Moorman & Avant Garde Festival of New York, 1997
14
10
Pearlstein, Philip, 1963-1997
14
11
Picasso, Pablo, 1955-1986
14
12-14
Pollock, Jackson, 1956-1978
14
15
Pollock, Jackson, 1956-1978
15
1
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1960-1991
15
2-3
Ruskin, John, 1962-1983
15
4
De Saint Phalle, Niki, circa 1985-1997
15
5
3.5: Architecture & Design, 1955-1993
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 15-16
Includes the United States, divided by time periods from pre-1960 through 1980 forward, and International.
DescriptionContainer
U.S. Pre 1960, 1955-1993
15
6-7
U.S. 1960-1979, 1960-1979
15
8-10
U.S. 1980-, 1973-1991
15
11
International, 1955-1991
15
12
International, 1955-1991
16
1-2
3.6: Sculpture, 1959-1996
2 Linear feet
Boxes 16-18
Includes United States abstract, 1950s through 1990s and figurative, 1960s through 1990s; international 1900 through 1990s.
DescriptionContainer
U.S. Abstract through 1959, 1956-1996
16
3
U.S. Abstract 1960-1970, 1960-1970
16
4-6
U.S. Abstract 1971-1980, 1959-1980
16
7-9
U.S. Abstract 1981-1990, 1979-1990
16
10-12
U.S. Abstract 1991-, 1991-1996
17
1
U.S. Figurative 1950-1960, 1948-1960
17
2
U.S. Figurative 1961-1970, 1961-1970
17
3
U.S. Figurative 1971-1980, 1970-1980
17
4-5
U.S. Figurative 1981-1990, 1982-1991
17
6-7
U.S. Figurative 1991-, 1991-1995
17
8
International 1900-1945, 1963-1994
17
9
International 1945-1959, 1955-1959
17
10
International 1960-1969, 1963-1972
17
11-12
International 1970-1979, 1970-1979
17
13-14
International 1980-1989, 1980-1989
17
15
International 1990-, 1988-1996
18
1
3.7: Various Subjects, 1949-1997
6 Linear feet
Boxes 18-24
Includes collectors, crafts, critics, dancers, dealers and galleries, films, happenings, horses (for proposed book), museums, music, photography, tribal, and video art, among many others.
DescriptionContainer
Art Shows, 1956-1993
18
2-3
Animals, 1978-1996
18
4-5
Battcock, Gregory, 1971-1975
18
6
Books, 1953-1988
18
7-8
Collectors, 1957-1987
18
9
Collectors - Continued, 1949-1993
18
10-11
Crafts, 1968-1991
18
12
Crafts - Ceramics & Glass , 1963-1993
19
1-3
Criticism, 1955-1987
19
4-6
Critics, 1949-1991
19
7-9
Dancers, 1975-1997
19
10
Danse Macabre, 1987-1990
19
11
Dealers, Galleries , 1962-1991
19
12
Drawings & Prints 1961-1970, 1948-1970
19
13
Drawings & Prints 1971-1980, 1969-1979
19
14
Drawings & Prints 1971-1980, 1969-1979
20
1
Drawings & Prints 1981-, 1981-1990
20
2
Fakes & Forgeries, 1959-1986
20
3
Films, 1961-1996
20
4-6
Happenings 1960s , 1959-1969
20
7-8
Happenings, Performance Art 1971-1980, 1961-1979
20
9-10
Happenings, Performance Art 1981-, 1981-1995
20
11
"The Horse" - Miscellaneous, 1971-1997
20
12
"The Horse" - Articles to Look at, 1988-1995
20
13
"The Horse" - Natural Rights, 1983-1996
20
14
"The Horse" - Pictures - Y Rejects, 1988
20
15
"The Horse" - Pictures, Z Rejects, 1956-1980
21
1
"The Horse" Text, 1994-1996
21
2-3
"Horse Power" - Pictures, 1988-1990
21
4
"Horse Power" Text, circa 1988-1990
21
5
Museums - U.S. General, 1957-1992
21
6-8
Museums - U.S., Los Angeles, 1957-1992
21
9
Museums - U.S., New York City, 1954-1991
21
10
Museums - U.S., New York City - Guggenheim, 1971-1992
21
11
Museums - U.S., New York City - Metropolitan, 1957-1997
21
12-13
Museums - U.S., New York City - MOMA, 1960-1988
22
1
Museums - U.S., New York City - Whitney, 1961-1992
22
2
Museums - U.S., Washington D.C. - Hirshhorn, 1966-1992
22
3
Museums - International, 1949-1994
22
4-7
Museums - Photographs, circa 1980-1997
22
8
Ono, Yoko & Lennon, John, 1971-1996
22
9-10
Orvieto, Italy - Postcards, circa 1952-1997
22
11
Photographs, circa 1987-1997
22
12
Photography 1920-, 1968-1994
22
13-16
Photography 1920-, 1968-1994
23
1-4
Photography - Conceptual, 1972-1995
23
5
Prices, 1955-1993
23
6-7
Restany, Pierre, 1991
23
8
Revere Teapot, 1978-1995
23
9
1960s Miscellaneous, 1963-1996
23
10
Sociology, 1966-1995
23
11-13
Themes, 1954-1995
23
14
Tribal, 1958-1992
24
1
Video, 1966-1995
24
2
3.8: Andy Warhol, 1960-1998
2.8 Linear feet
Boxes 24-26, 39
Materials include correspondence, clippings, announcements, draft writings, interview materials, press releases, reviews, and notes, for 1989 book and various articles.
DescriptionContainer
Andy Warhol Books, 1968-1979
24
3
Andy Warhol Pals, 1965-1989
24
4-5
Andy Warhol Museum, 1992, 1994
24
6
Andy's Pals, 1972-1992
24
7
Art of the 50s, 1960-1989
24
8
Art 1962-1963, 1962-1986
24
9
Art 1966-1967, 1965-1990
24
10
Art 1968 & 1969, 1969-1984
24
11
Art 1969-1972, 1970-1971
24
12
Art 1964-1965, 1963-1988
24
13
Art 1970s, 1970-1981
24
14
Art of the 70s - 1973-1980 & Oxidation Paintings - 1978, 1974-1987
24
15
Art of the 80s, 1980-1993
24
16
Art Deco & Collections, 1972-1977
24
17
Auction - Andy Warhol Collection, 1988
24
18
Auctions - Estate, 1988-1990
24
19-20
Bio 40s & 50s, 1966-1989
25
1
Bio 1960-63, 1974, 1982
25
2
Bio 60s 1966-1968, 1964-1968
25
3
Bio 69-70, 1964-1988
25
4
Bio 1971, 1971
25
5
Bio 70s, 1970-1973
25
6
Bio 70s 73-79, 1973-1979
25
7
Bio 80s, 1978-1989
25
8
[Book] Abrams Contract, Style Sheets, Publicity, Correspondence, 1986-1989
25
9
Book Publication and Reviews, 1989-1990
25
10-11
Correspondence - Abrams re Warhol, etc re Other Books, 1969-1991
25
12
Films 1963-65, 1964-1966
25
13
Films 1966-69, 1966-1969
25
14-15
Films 1970-72, 1970-1989
25
16
Films 1973-, 1973-1988
25
17
Films 80s, 1964-1986
25
18
Films, 1989-1990
25
19
Films - Chelsea Girls, 1966-1968
25
20
Films - Lonesome Cowboy, 1968-1971
25
21
Heinz Box, 1990-1991
25
22
Interviews, Questions A-L, 1968-1987
25
23
Interviews, Questions M-Z, 1964-1989
25
24
Johnson, Jed - TWA Flight 800 Crash, 1996
25
25
Miscellaneous, 1968-1997
Oversized material housed in Box 38, Folders 1 and 2
26
1-6
Miscellaneous Materials, 1968-1998
26
7
Obituary, 1987
26
8
Obituary, Funeral Mass etc, 1980-1989
26
9
Photographs - Miscellaneous, circa 1987-1989
26
10
Pictures [with Notes], 1965-1989
26
11
Pictures Material - 1960s, 1966-1988
26
12
Pictures - 1980s, circa 1980-1989
26
13
Pictures 4.1.1989, 1989
26
14
Portraits, 1975-1987
26
15
Portraits - 1970s and 1980s, 1970-1990
26
16
Post-Warhol Hospital Controversy, 1985-1991
26
17
Reviews and Comp Copies, 1987-1990
26
18
Shooting, Solanas [Valerie] 1968, 1964-1969
26
19
Oversize Andy Warhol Miscellaneous 3 of 6 , 1968-1997
38
1
Oversize Andy Warhol Miscellaneous 4 of 6, 1968-1997
38
2
3.9: Designing the Earth: the Human Impulse to Shape Nature, 1955-1997
1.7 Linear feet
Boxes 27-28
Research subjects include earth art, Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson, moats, temples, and tombs.
DescriptionContainer
Art, 1988-1995
27
1-2
Commerce, 1987-1997
27
3
De Maria, Walter, 1968-1993
27
4
Dwellings, 1992-1996
27
5
Earth Art - General, 1989-1997
27
6
Earth Art General A (Bomarzo-Borglum), 1958-1990
27
7
Earth Art General B (Noguchi-present), 1966-1995
27
8-10
Earthworks Art, 1968-1991
27
11
General, 1955-1996
27
12-13
Heizer - Smithsonian, 1969-1990
27
14
Heizer - Smithsonian, 1969-1990
27
15
Heizer - Smithsonian, 1969-1990
27
16
Moats (Motte & Mound Fr), 1971-1995
27
17
Sacred Places, circa 1960-1995
28
1
Shelter, Housing, 1963-1994
28
2-3
Shelter, Housing - The Pueblo, the Hogan, 1969-1993
28
4
Smithson, 1980-1994
28
5
Temples, Cosmology, 1969-1995
28
6-7
Temples - Rock Cut - India, circa 1991-1995
28
8
Tombs, 1961-1994
28
9-10
Warfare, circa 1971-1995
28
11

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