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Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014

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8.4: Writing Project and Subject Files , circa 1950-2012
12.3 Linear feet
Box 25-37, OV 41

Writing project and subject files date from circa 1950-2012 and encompass a large collection of alphabetical files pertaining to a wide variety of people including artists, actors, writers, thinkers, and collaborators; work projects including writings, exhibitions, panels, symposia, and lecture series; as well as various other subjects and topics. Many of the files contain research compiled for a vast number of writing projects including books, articles, and catalog essays. Included in this large assortment of files are manuscripts, notes, correspondence, photographic material, clippings, postcards, exhibitions catalogs and announcements, articles, brochures, and press releases. Files for Valerio Adami, Jake Berthot, Stephen de Staebler, Robert Israel, Robert Motherwell, and Octavio Paz contain many items of correspondence with the individual. The grouping of files related to Robert Motherwell document a number of projects Ashton completed on the artist, including exhibitions and books Robert Motherwell (1983) and The Writings of Robert Motherwell (2007).
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A Rebours, La Rebelion Informalista (1999) Exhibition, circa 1999
25
12
Abstract Expressionism, circa 1995
25
13
Adami, Valerio, 1984-2007
25
14
American Art after 1945, circa 1950-1988
25
15
American Art Groups, circa 1970-2002
25
16
American Wars, 2010-2011
25
17
Appel, Karel, 2004
25
18
Architects and Architecture, 1969-2006
25
19
Archives of American Art, 2007-2011
25
20
Art in 1930s, 1960s
25
21
Art History of the Theatre, Program Proposal, 1972
25
22
Art and Politics, 1971-2002
25
23-26
Art and Science, 1995-1996
26
1
Art in Society, 1957-1969
26
2
Art and Sociology, circa 1970-1990
26
3
Art and Technology, circa 1965-1995
26
4
Art and War, 2003-2004
26
5
Article Ideas, 1970s
26
6
Avanti Group, 1963-1964
26
7
Avedon, Richard, 1970-1980
26
8
A, General, 1971-2008
26
9
Ballet, circa 1970
26
10
Banach, Joan, 2008-2009
26
11
Baranik, Rudolph, 1984-2000
26
12
Barceló, Miquel, 2004-2009
26
13
Baudelaire, Charles, circa 1980-1992
26
14
Beckman, Max, 1959-2000
26
15
Berlin-New York Article, 1965-1966
26
16
Berman, Marshall, circa 1980
26
17
Berthot, Jake, 1973-2013
26
18
Bibliography, circa 1965-1970
26
19
Black Artists, circa 1977-1998
26
20-21
Bloch, Pierrette, 2009
26
22
Bonevardi, Marcelo, 1979-1980
26
23
Bontecou, Lee, circa 2011
26
24
Boothe, Power, 1974-1992
26
25
Borges, Jacobo, 1998
26
26
Brancusi, Constantin, circa 1965-2004
26
27
Brazil, 1984-1992
26
28
Brain Related Articles, 1950s-2005
26
29
Bresdin, Rodolphe, circa 1952
26
30
British Art, 1997
26
31
Brodie, Gandy, 1965-1983
26
32
Brodsky, Eugene, 1982-1990
26
33
Broida Collection, 1995
26
34
Broodthaers, Marcel, 1993
26
35
Brown, Cecily, 2007-2008
26
36
Bui, Phong, circa 2005
26
37
Burckhardt, Rudy, 1993
26
38
Bury, Pol, circa 1960-1970
26
39
B, General, 1967-2010
27
1-2
C D S Gallery, Artists Choose Artists (1982) Exhibition, 1981-1982
27
3
Cage, John, 1990, 1967
27
4
Calas, Nicholas, 1976-1989
27
5
Calder, Alexander, circa 1980-2000
27
6
Caracas, Venezuela Assignment, 1979-1983
27
7
Carra, Carlo, 1982
27
8
Cendrars, Blaise, 1961
27
9
Central America, Artists Against U.S. Intervention, 1983-1984
27
10
Centre Pompidou, 1994
27
11
Cézanne, Paul, 1980-1983
27
12
Charles, Michelle, circa 2008
27
13
Chile, 1973-1993
27
14
Chile, Museo de la Solidaridad, 2012, 1972-1974
27
15
Chinese Art, 2007
27
16
Chirino, Martin, 2002
27
17
Christo, Jean-Claude, 1984
27
18
Cocteau, Jean, circa 1980-1985
27
19
"Contemporáneos: Artists and Writers of Mexico from 1900 to 1929," Exhibition Proposal, circa 2001
27
20
Cornell, Joseph, 1974-2010
27
21
Corris, Michael, 2001-2009
27
22
Craven, David, circa 1992-2000
27
23
The Critical Essay, circa 2007
27
24
Criticism, circa 1967-1994
27
25
Critiques, Lecture Series at the Cooper Union, 1973-1993
27
26-27
Cuba and Cuban Art, 1981-2000
27
28
Czechoslovak Art, 1988
27
29
C, General, 1972-2009
27
30
Dada, Pop Art, 1966
27
31
Dance and Theater, circa 1965-1995
27
32
Davis, Gene; Morris Louis, and Elizabeth Murray, 1976-1996
27
33
De Chirico, Giorgio, 2008
28
1
De Francia, Peter, 2006-2007
28
2
De Kooning, Willem, circa 1960-2011
28
3
Derain, André, circa 1959
28
4
De Staebler, Stephen, circa 1970-2006
28
5-7
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1964-1994
28
8-9
Dix, Otto, circa 1962
28
10
Dlugoszewski, Lucia, circa 1999
28
11
Dompé, Maria, 1992
28
12
Dorazio, Piero, 1957
28
13
Drawing, 2005-2007
28
14
Dubrow, John, 2008
28
15
Düsseldorf Exhibition Catalog, 1970s
28
16
Dubuffet, Jean, 1959-1979
28
17
Duchamp, Marcel, 1972-2001
28
18
D, General, circa 1960-2008
28
19
Editorial Ideas, circa 1990-2010
28
20
El Salvador Intercambios, 1994
28
21
Ernest, Max, circa 1980-1985
28
22
Exter, Alexandra, circa 1970
28
23
E, General, circa 1950-2009
28
24
Fascism, 1998-2006
28
25
Feldman, Morton, 1965-2007
28
26
Felguérez, Manuel, 2009
28
27
Feminist Art, 1988-1998
28
28
Film, 1973-1999
28
29
Forge, Andrew, 2000-2003
28
30
Formalism, circa 2000
28
31
France, 1980s
28
32
French Art, 1965-1994
28
33
F, General, circa 1967-2010
29
1
Gallardo, Carlos, 1994-2003
29
2-3
Gauguin, Paul, 2004
29
4
George, Herbert, 1972-2005
29
5
German Art, 1984-2009
29
6-7
German Democratic Republic Artists, 1985-1988
29
8
Germany, 1988-1990
29
9
Gerzso, Gunther, 1975-1991
29
10
Gorky, Arshile, circa 1970-2002
29
11
Graham, John, circa 1969
29
12
El Greco, circa 1982
29
13
Greene, Stephen, 1978-2008
29
14
Group Shows, circa 1965-2003
29
15
Guerrero, José, circa 1960-1998
29
16-17
Guidieri, Remo, circa 1990-2009
29
18
Guston, Philip, 1974-2010
29
19-20
Gussow, Sue Ferguson, 2009
29
21
G, General, circa 1980-2007
29
22
Harris, Anne, 1997
29
23
Hartnett, Susan, 2002-2010
30
1
Held, Al, 1983-2002
30
2
History, 1993-1994
30
3
Hollingsworth, Christopher, 2006
30
4
Holography, 1978-1988
30
4
Hurley, Denzil, 1993-2004
30
6
H, General, circa 1965-2003
30
7
Icaro, Paolo, 1986-1988
30
8
Images of Artworks, 1970s
Oversized items housed in OV 41
30
9
Independent Curators Incorporated, Music and Exhibition Proposal, 1979
30
10
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, circa 1948-1950
30
11
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Exhibition, circa 1975
30
12
Institutions, 1976-1980
30
13
Interviews and Notes on Artists, circa 1960
Artists include Crampton, Davie, Glarner, Hepworth, Johnson, Kunitz, Ragon, Sandberg, and Vicente
30
14
Ishiguro, Hidé, 1996-2010
30
15
Israel, Robert, 1970s
30
16
Israel, Robert, Mahagonny, 1970s
30
17
Israeli Art, 1992-2002
30
18
Israeli-Palestinian Art Exhibit, 1988
30
19
Italian Art, circa 1986-1991
30
20
I, General, 1956-2000
30
21
Jaar, Alfredo, circa 1990-2005
30
22
Jacobs, Richard, 1991-1995
30
23
Japanese Art, 2002
30
24
Jeannet, Frédéric-Yves, circa 2005
30
25
Jennings, Chris, 1997-2001
30
26
Jewish Art and the Holocaust, circa 1951-2003
30
27
Jewish Modernity, circa 1995-2010
30
28
Johns, Jasper, 1991-2007
30
29
J, General, 2009
30
30
Kabakov, Ilya, circa 1991
30
31
Kadish, Reuben, Art Foundation, 1998
30
32
Kafka Proposal, 1981-1985
30
33
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1973-1991
30
34
Katan, Roger, circa 2007
30
35
Katz, Leandro, 1984-1998
31
1
Kawamata Project, 1982-1993
31
2
Kees, Welden, circa 1950-1980
31
3
Kinetics, Light, and Technology, circa 1970
31
4
Klee, Paul, 1978-2001
31
5
Kline, Franz, circa 1960-2005
31
6
Kohn, Jerry (on Plato and Nietzsche), circa 2008
31
7
Komar and Melamid, 1994
31
8
Korean Art, 1959
31
9
Krasner, Lee, 1969
31
10
K, General, 1975-2013
31
11
"La Politique Culturelle", 1981-1985
31
12
Las Palmas, Spain, Project, circa 1958-2000
31
13-14
Latin America and Arts, circa 1970-1992
31
15-16
"Latin Media Arts" Symposium, circa 1992
31
17
Lázaro, Eusebio, circa 2003-2012
31
18
Lears, Jackson and Karen Parker, circa 2006-2010
31
19
Lebron, Michael, 1993-1994
31
20
Levin, Marc Albert, circa 2005
31
21
Levitan, Israel, 1990
31
22
Lindner, Richard, circa 1960-1980
31
23-24
Linguistics and Structuralism, 1960s
31
25
The Living Theatre, circa 1985-1986
31
26
L, General, circa 1985-2010
32
1
Machine Art Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, circa 1969
32
2
Magic and Strong Medicine (1973), Liverpool Exhibition, 1972-1975
32
3-4
Magnelli, Alberto, circa 1988
32
5
Magritte, René, 1959-1992
32
6
Mais, Hilarie, 1994
32
7
Maisner, Bernard, 1988-1997
32
8
Marcuse, Herbert, circa 1970
32
9
Marden, Brice, circa 1965-1975
32
10
Mallarmé, Stéphane, circa 1977-1999
32
11-12
Mason, Robert, 1979-1985
32
13
Mastretta, Fernando, circa 2007
32
14
Mathieu, Georges, 2002
32
15
Matisse, Henri, circa 1966-1995
32
16
Mayner, Bill, 1994
32
17
Medalla, David, 1993-1994
32
18
Media, 1996
32
19
Megged, Matti, circa 1980-2010
32
20
Metaphor, 1995-2003
32
21
Mexican Art, circa 1980-2007
32
22
Miller, Nachume, circa 1996
32
23
Miró, Joan, 1960s
32
24
Mitchell, Joan, 1957-2010
32
25
Modernism, circa 1960-2008
32
26-27
Modigliani, Amedeo, 1966
32
28
Motherwell, Robert
Exhibition Files, 1973-1975
32
29-30
Exhibition Files, Caracas, circa 1979
33
1
Exhibition Files, Etchings and Drawings, 1987-1988
33
2
Exhibition Files, Barcelona, 1990s
33
3
Correspondence, 1963-1982
Includes many letters from Motherwell and one from Helen Frankenthaler
33
4
Film Project, 1988
33
5
Copies of Writing and Correspondence from Motherwell Archive, 1950s-1980s
33
6-8
Photographic and Printed Material, 1970s-1990s
33
9
Writings and Notes, 1960s-1990s
33
10-11
Multiculturalism, 1991
33
12
Museo del Barrio, 2003-2004
33
13
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), circa 1968, 2004
33
14
Music, circa 1965-2006
33
15-17
"Music and Visual Arts Project", circa 1965-2006
33
18
M, General, 1960s-2000s
Oversized items housed in OV 41
33
19
Nakagawa, Naoto, 1991-2008
33
20
Neo Dada, circa 1999
34
1
The New Museum, 1984-1994
34
2
The New York School, Contracts and Reviews, 1972-1977
34
3
Newman, Barnett, 1946-1968
34
4
Nicaragua, Correspondence and Writing, 1984-1989
34
5
Nicaragua, Printed Material, circa 1980-2001
34
6-8
Nissen, Brian, 1997-2001
34
9
N, General, circa 1990-2005
34
10
Old Masters, 1969
34
11
P.E.N. American Center, 1982-1985
34
12
Paalen, Wolfgang, circa 1944-1947
34
13
Painting, circa 1970-1993
34
14
Paley, Grace, 1987
34
15
Parra, Catalina (Chilean Art), 1983-1991
34
16
Paternosto, Cesar, circa 1980
34
17
Paulhan, Jean, 1995-2004
34
18
Paz, Octavio, circa 1958-2010
34
19
Peace Exhibition, circa 1999
34
20
Pedrosa, Mario, circa 2012
34
21
Persian Art, circa 1970
34
22
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Poetry, circa 2002
34
23
Photography, circa 1970-2009
34
24
Picasso, Pablo, circa 1956-2010
34
25-29
Poetry, circa 1960-2010
35
1
Polish Art, circa 1993
35
2
Political Cartoons, 1992-1994
35
3
Pollock, Jackson, circa 1970-1998
35
4
Ponsold, Renate, 1977-1988
35
5
Pop Art, circa 1988-2001
35
6
Porter, Liliana, 1990
35
7
Posen, Stephen, circa 1978-1990
35
8
Prague Symposium, 1991-1992
35
9
"The Presence of Myth in Contemporary Life," Conference, 1983-1984
35
10-11
Prussianism, 1970s
35
12
P, General, circa 1980-2012
35
13
The Question of Drawing (1988) Exhibition, 1988-1992
35
14
Rankin, David, 2005-2009
35
15
Reichek, Elaine, circa 1968
35
16
Reuterswärd, Carl Fredrik, 1972-1994
35
17
Roberts, John (postmodernism), 1997-2008
35
18
Rodin, Auguste, circa 1960
35
19
Rome, Italy (American Academy), circa 2010
35
20
"Roots of Modern Art" Book Proposal, 1980
35
21
Rosenberg, Harold, 1966-1969
35
22
Rosso, Medaro, circa 1960
35
23
Rothko, Mark, circa 1980-2005
35
24
Rotterdam, Paul, 1975-1997
35
25
Roud, Richard, circa 1989
35
26
R, General, circa 1980-2013
35
27
Saint Mark's Church, circa 1974-1980
35
28
Sant'Elia, Antonio, Exhibition, circa 1985-1986
35
29
Sant'Elia, Antonio, Exhibition, circa 1985-1986
36
1
Sartre, Jean-Paul, circa 1980-1997
36
2
Saura, Antonio, circa 1990-1999
36
3
Schulman, Grace, 1980s
36
4
Seligmann, Kurt, circa 1960-2004
36
5
September 11, 2001, 2001-2002
36
6
Seven Sculptors in America (1984) Exhibition, 1977-1990
36
7
Siqueiros, David Alfaro, circa 1980-1995
36
8
Sites Magazine, 1980-1981
36
9
Smith, David (and Sam Francis), circa 1980-1995
36
10
Snow, Ed, circa 1983-1985
36
11
Snyder, Joan, circa 1980
36
12
Social Comment in America (1968) Exhibition, 1960s
36
13
Social Protest Exhibition (Italian), 1978
36
14
Society of Fellows, New York University, 1982-1986
36
15
Spanish Art, 1957-2002
36
16
Spiegelman, Art, 1991-1993
36
17
Stable Gallery, 1954-1961
36
18
Sterne, Hedda, circa 2000-2007
36
19
"Stupidità Critica", 1988-1991
36
20
Sybesma, Jetske, circa 2000
36
21
Symbolism, circa 1980
36
22
"Symbolism," International Colloquium, 1972-1973
36
23
S, General, circa 1960-2011
36
24-25
Terezin Memorial, Czech Republic, 1994
36
26
Third World Art, 1990
36
27
Titus-Carmel, Gérard, 1987-2009
36
28
Tobey, Mark, 1986, 1989
36
29
Torffield, Marvin, circa 1976-1977
36
30
Tougaloo Art Collection, 1994
36
31
Tsvetkov, Leonid, 2009
36
32
Tunga, 1989-2002
36
33
Tworkov, Jack, circa 1975-2000
36
34
T, General, circa 1956-2010
36
35
United States-USSR Exhibition, circa 1988
37
1
Van Gogh, Vincent, circa 1990-1991
37
2
Vater, Regina, circa 1970-1999
37
3
Venezuela, 2006
37
4
V, General, 1959-2000
37
5
Walker, John, circa 1970-2010
37
6-9
West Coast Art, circa 1968
37
10
"What Are Museum for?" Panel, 2001
37
11
Wiley, William, 2008
37
12
Wilmarth, Christopher, circa 1970-1995
37
13
Wittenborn, George (copies of archival material at MoMA), 1950s
37
14-15
Wolpe, Stephen, circa 1980-2005
37
16
W, General, 1960-2010
37
17
Y-Z, General, 1956-1999
37
18
Oversized Images of Artwork from Box 30, Folder 10
OV 41
Oversized M, General from Box 33, Folder 19
OV 41

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.