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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975, bulk 1964-1975

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Series 2: Artist Files , 1958-1975
2.4 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4, 22, OV 23, FC 27-28

Series includes a group of files created at the Contemporary Study Wing to be both a study collection for students of museum practice and a resource for exhibition planning, which are filed under the general artist files heading. The general artist files also contain documents related to contemporary artists whose works were in the Finch College Museum's permanent collection, and printed material on artists who were of interest to Elayne Varian. Many of the general artist files contain only one or two items, usually a résumé, exhibition announcement, and/or photograph of an artwork. A few of the files contain more substantial documentation, including multiple images of artworks, photographs of artists, correspondence, instructions regarding complex artworks, posters, publications by the artist, or artist's statements. Files for Jeff Dell contain 3 motion picture film reels (16 mm), two of which also have two videocassette access copies each (VHS and Digital Betacam). Where present, significant materials in the general artist files are noted in the folder listing.
Also found is an incomplete run of questionnaires for the 1964 New York Arts Calendar Annual, which were completed by artists and often accompanied with printed material relating to exhibitions scheduled for that year. A letter explaining the donation of these records to the Contemporary Study Wing for their research value is filed with this set of records. Questionnaires are found for artists with surnames beginning with A through E, and M through S. The rest of the Arts Calendar questionnaires are not found in the collection. Occasionally artists represented in this part of the series also have a file in the general artist files.
Series is arranged in two sections, the general artist files, and the New York Arts Annual Calendar files. Varian's letters to galleries soliciting artist information are found in the 1964 correspondence of the Administrative Records in Series 1. Unsolicited letters with artist information enclosed can also be found in the correspondence files in that series. Additional records related to works in the permanent collection of the Finch College Museum are also found in series 1. Many of the exhibitions documented in series 4, Exhibition Files, also contain their own run of artist files specific to the exhibition, which tend to contain richer documentation than files in this series.
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Materials which have not been digitized include blank pages, blank versos of photographs, and duplicates, In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant paged digitized.
The motion picture film "Happy Birthday Felisa" (1968), found in the file for artist Jeff Dell, has been digitized for reference use.
Description Container Select
General
Cecile Abish, 1969
3
1
Vito Acconci, 1969-1971
Includes several photographs of performance works, including a typescript entitled "Private Piece for Elayne Varian" (1969).
3
2
Lee Adler, circa 1967-1969
3
3
Josef Albers, 1964-1971
3
4
Eleanor Antin, 1971-1973
Includes multiple postcards from Antin's "100 Boots" piece, as well as photographs and printed material related to other works.
3
5
Maggy Aldrich, 1964
Oversized item housed in box 22, folder 2.
3
6
Marit Guiness Aschan, 1974
3
7
Mary Ascher, 1964-1967
3
8
Elise Asher, 1973
3
9
Edward Avedisian, 1971-1974
3
10
Will Barnet, 1965
3
11
Jack Beal, 1965
3
12
Siri Berg, 1972-1974
3
13
Henryk Berlewi, 1965
Oversized item in box 22, folder 2
3
14
Nell Blaine, 1968
3
15
Seymour Boardman, 1967
3
16
Mel Bochner, 1973
3
17
Joe Brainard, 1965
Contains a copy of
The Baby Book
by Brainard and Kenward Elmslie
3
18
Warren Brandt, 1968, 1970
3
19
Selma Brody, circa 1974
3
20
Robert Bucker, 1964
3
21
Sylvia Carewe, 1959-1968
Oversized material housed in OV 23, folder 2
3
22
Claudia Carrel, circa 1968
3
23
Enrique Castro-Cid, circa 1964-1970
Oversized item housed in box 22, folder 2
3
24
Doris Chase, 1967-1970
Contains extensive correspondence between Chase and Elayne Varian. Oversized clippings housed in box 22, folder 2
3
25
Doris Chase, 1967-1970
Contains extensive correspondence between Chase and Elayne Varian.
3
26
Minna Citron, 1966
3
27
Ross Coates, circa 1968
3
28
Adele Cohen, 1973-1974
3
29
George Cohen, 1964
Oversized poster moved to box 22, folder 2
3
30
Rosalind G. Cohen, circa 1962
3
31
Joseph Cornell, 1967-1973
Contains correspondence with the Estate of Joseph Cornell following Cornell's death.
3
32
Hanne Darboven, 1974
3
33
Jaime Davidovich, 1973
Oversized poster with handwritten note housed in OV 23, folder 3
3
34
Jeff Dell and Jeff Dell Film Service
3
"Dodge City", ca. 1967
1 Film reel
16 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film cans numbered FC 27
3
35
1
"Hush Hush Sweet City", circa 1967
1 Film reel
Leader also labeled "Bob Monroe"
16 mm
Motion picture film stored separately in film can numbered FC 28
3
35
2
"Happy Birthday Felisa", 1968
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Duplicate
1 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
Duplicate
1 Film reel
Original
16 mm
3
36
Agnes Denes, circa 1969-1972
Contains letters, descriptions of artworks, photocopied typescript theoretical writings, clippings, and press releases.
3
37
Jim Dine, 1974
3
38
Pat Diska, 1965-1966
Contains letters and a sketch by the artist
3
39
Seena Donneson, 1966, 1967, 1971
Oversized poster housed in OV 23, folder 4.
3
40
Jacob Drachler, circa 1966
3
41
Josef Drapell, 1973-1974
3
42
Jean Dubuffet, 1971
3
43
Dale Eldred, circa 1967
3
44
Ahron Elvaiah, circa 1964-circa 1970
3
45
Jules Engel, circa 1968
3
46
Frances Field, 1964
3
47
Helen Frankenthaler, 1966
3
48
Charles Frazier, circa 1965
Contains photocopied typescript, "Excerpts from a work journal on flying sculpture"
3
49
Sue Fuller, 1967
3
50
Paul Gedeohn, circa 1966-1974
3
51
Paul Georges, circa 1968
3
52
Robert Goodnough, circa 1973
3
53
Adolph Gottlieb, circa 1970
3
54
Gertrude Greene, 1958
3
55
Stephen Greene, 1963
3
56
Dorothy Greene-Pepper, 1967-1968
Contains correspondence and typescript entitled "Instructions for the care of molded cloth sculptures."
3
57
Nancy Grossman, circa 1969
3
58
Group of Six, circa 1972
Contains slides, photos, resumes, and published material from Stephen Greene, Phoebe Helman, Richard Stankiewicz, Richard Miller, Anthonyh Padovano, Charles Cajori, and Lennart Anderson, as well as a letter proposing an exhibition
3
59
Group of Six, circa 1972
3
60
Group of Six, circa 1972
3
61
Aaronel De Roy Gruber, 1965-1968
Contains correspondence, clippings, slides, photographs, printed material, and a reference statement written by Elayne Varian
3
62
Lee Hall, circa 1968
3
63
Irene Hamar, 1965
3
64
Hiroshi Hattori, circa 1969
3
65
Eva Hesse, 1971
Oversized magazine article housed in box 22, folder 2
3
66
Dick Higgins, 1968 April
Contains "Something Else Newsletter," 1968 April
3
67
Charles Hinman, circa 1964
3
68
Theo Hios, 1971
3
69
Raymond Hitchcock, 1967, 1970
Contains correspondence and photographs of artwork; also a letter and photographs from Harry Weisburd
3
70
Frederic Hobbs, 1968
3
71
Gerrit Hondius, 1970
3
72
Budd Hopkins, circa 1969
3
73
Nelson Howe, 1964-1971
Contains letters
3
74
Ralph Humphrey, 1971
3
75
Richard Hunt, 1968
3
76
Neil Jenney, 1968
3
77
Ray Johnson, 1966-1968
Contains mail art, clippings, letters, and photocopied writings
3
78
Allen Jones, circa 1964
3
79
George Bobby Jones, 1974
3
80
Judith Kamen, 1965
3
81
Jacques Kaplan, 1969-1972
Contains correspondence and clippings regarding "Fur Show"
3
82
Fredric Karoly, circa 1964
3
83
Lila Katzen, 1969-1975
Contains clippings, press releases, photographs, and slides
3
84
Emily Kenas, circa 1965
3
85
Elena Kepalas, 1972-1974
3
86
Justin Knowles, circa 1966
3
87
Sacha Kolin, 1971-1973
Contains correspondence regarding gifts and works on loan to the museum
3
88
Joseph Kosuth, circa 1967
Contains photographs of artworks
3
89
Kristen Kraa, circa 1964
3
90
Yayoi Kusama, 1964-1968
Contains a letter from the artist
3
91
Gerald Laing, circa 1964
3
92
Ellen Lanyon, circa 1962
3
93
Charles Lassiter, 1965
3
94
Leonid, 1973
3
95
Josef Levi, circa 1966
3
96
Les Levine, 1968-1969
Contains clippings, press releases, photographs, printed material, and poster. Oversized poster and magazine housed in OV 23, folder 5.
3
97
John Loring, circa 1967
3
98
Sven Lukin, 1964
3
99
Howard Mehring, 1968
3
100
Carlos Merida, 1965
3
101
D.M. Merrick, 1968
3
102
Michael Metz, 1971
3
103
Evelyn Metzger, 1965
3
104
Ursula Meyer, 1967-1968
3
105
Toto Meylon, 1974
3
106
Jay Milder, 1964
3
107
Guido Molinari, circa 1964
3
108
Molla, circa 1965
3
109
Symcho Moszkowicz, 1968
Contains photographs of the artist
3
110
Bruce Nauman, circa 1970
3
111
Don Nice, circa 1964
3
112
Isamu Noguchi, circa 1967
3
113
Earl Olsen, 1965
3
114
George Ortman, circa 1971
3
115
Alfonso Ossorio, 1969
3
116
Anthony Padovano, 1960-1972
Contains photographs of the artist
3
117
Barbara Phillips Perle, circa 1974
3
118
William Pettet, 1974
3
119
Bernard Pfriem, 1967, 1974
Oversized poster housed in OV 23, folder 6.
3
120
General
Lil Picard, 1971
Contains letters and photocopied writings
4
1
Pablo Picasso, 1965
4
2
Roberto Pignataro, 1969
Contains slides.
4
3
Paul Pollaro, 1967-1972
4
4
Thomas Prentiss, circa 1967
4
5
Raquel Rabinovich, circa 1966
4
6
Edward Randel, circa 1968
Contains instructions and technical information about light/motion work "Hegira"
4
7
Antonio Recalcati, circa 1966
4
8
Odilon Redon, 1967
4
9
Philip Reisman, 1967
4
10
Jeanne Reynal, circa 1964
4
11
James Ridlon, 1973-1974
4
12
Bridget Riley, 1964
4
13
Esther Rolick, 1968
4
14
Seymour Rosenthal, 1966
Oversized poster in OV 23, folder 7.
4
15
Stephen Rosenthal, 1970-1975
Contains correspondence, photographs, and a typescript artist's statement
4
16
James Russell, 1965
4
17
Graham Redgrave Rust, 1965
4
18
Freida Savitz, circa 1965-circa 1970
4
19
Joseph Schillinger, 1966-1971
Contains correspondence with Schillinger's widow, Frances Schillinger
4
20
Miriam Schapiro, 1971
4
21
Roslyn Schomer, 1972
4
22
Theresa Schwartz, 1966
Contains a letter, photographs, and a magazine article
4
23
James Seawright, 1966-1967
4
24
Roger Selchow, 1974
Contains correspondence
4
25
Thomas Sills, 1974
Contains a letter from the artist
4
26
Arlie Sinaiko, 1969
4
27
Esther Forman Singer, 1970
4
28
Richard Smith, circa 1971
4
29
Tony Smith, 1971
Contains photographs of installation
4
30
Robert Smithson, 1974
4
31
Alan Sondheim, 1971
4
32
Jack Sonenberg, 1972-1973
4
33
Harry Soviak, 1964-1971
4
34
Norma Jeas Squires, 1965
Contains photographs
4
35
Sala Staw, circa 1968-1970
4
36
Harold Stevenson, 1964
4
37
Risa (Rissa Sussman), 1971
Contains correspondence, contact sheets and instructions for dismantling sculpture
4
38
Joan Tausik, 1966
4
39
Helen Thomas, 1973
4
40
George Tooker, circa 1964
4
41
Anthony Tortora, 1968
4
42
Cy Twombly, circa 1970
4
43
Stella Waitzkin, circa 1974
4
44
Judy Waterman, 1974
4
45
Jeanne Whorrall, 1965
4
46
John Wilde, circa 1963
4
47
John Willenbecher, 1964-1974
Contains letter from the artist. Oversized poster housed in box 22, folder 2.
4
48
Neil Williams, circa 1964
4
49
New York Arts Calendar Annual
Letter Describing Donation of Artist Files, 1964
4
50
Antonakos - Elliott, 1963-1964
Also contains a form for the artist Leonid
4
51
McAfee - McNeill, 1963-1964
4
52
Meigs - Mieczkowski, 1963-1964
4
53
Miller - Mitchell, 1963-1964
4
54
Model - Morang, 1963-1964
4
55
Morera - Mueller, 1963-1964
4
56
Muhl - Nagare, 1963-1964
4
57
Nachumi - Nelson, 1963-1964
4
58
Neujean - Noyer, 1963-1964
4
59
Okada - Oxtoby, 1963-1964
4
60
Parker - Pattison, 1963-1964
4
61
Pereira - Phillips, 1963-1964
4
62
Pickhardt - Pitigliani, 1963-1964
4
63
Pollack - Quirt, 1963-1964
4
64
Radulovic - Reder, 1963-1964
4
65
Reed - Rodin, 1963-1964
4
66
Rodriguez - Rosso, 1963-1964
4
67
Rothbort - Ryman, 1963-1964
4
68
Saleme - Sawyer, 1963-1964
4
69
Schaeffer - Schneider, 1963-1964
4
70
Schoener - Seley, 1963-1964
4
71
Seliger - Schurr, 1963-1964
4
72
Schwartz - Sheppard, 1963-1964
4
73
Sherbeck - Snow, 1963-1964
4
74
Solotaire - Spiro, 1963-1964
4
75
Spoerri - Stefanelli, 1963-1964
4
76
Stern - Streeter, 1963-1964
4
77
Subirachs - Swinson, 1963-1964
4
78
Oversized Maggy Aldrich Poster digitized with box 3, folder 6, 1964
22
2
Oversized Henryk Berlewi Catalog digitized with box 3, folder 14, 1965
22
2
Oversized Enrique Castro-Cid Poster digitized with box 3, folder 24, 1963
22
2
Oversized Doris Chase Clippings digitized with box 3, folder 25, 1969-1970
22
2
Oversized George Cohen Poster digitized with box 3, folder 30, 1964
22
2
Oversized Eva Hesse Article digitized with box 3, folder 66, 1971
22
2
Oversized John Willenbacher Poster digitized with box 4, folder 48, circa 1964
22
2
Oversized Sylvia Carewe Material digitized with box 3, folder 22, 1959-1968
OV 23
2
Oversized Jaime Davidovich Poster digitized with box 3, folder 34, 1973
OV 23
3
Oversized Seena Donneson Poster digitized with box 3, folder 40, 1966
OV 23
4
Oversized Les Levine Material digitized with box 3, folder 97, 1968-1969
OV 23
5
Oversized Bernard Pfriem Poster digitized with box 3, folder 120, 1967
OV 23
6
Oversized Seymour Rosenthal Poster digitized with box 4, folder 15, 1966
OV 23
7
2 Motion Picture Film Reels from Box 3, Folder 35
FC 27
FC 28

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