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Frank Stella papers, 1941-1993, bulk, 1978-1989

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Series 3: Writings , 1968-1993, undated
(Boxes 4 - 7; 2.3 linear feet)

This series is organized into two subseries:
  • 3.1: Writings By Stella, 1968-1993, undated
  • 3.2: Writings About Stella, 1978-1987, undated
3.1: Writings By Stella, 1968-1993, undated
Writings by Frank Stella consist of manuscripts for articles, talks and lectures. Included are manuscripts and notes for the series of six lectures delivered during his tenure as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, Harvard University, 1983-1984. Stella's Norton Lectures were published under the title Working Space by Harvard University in 1986; drafts, revisions, with correspondence relating to the editorial process are included. Among his notes are a notebook containing reminders, shopping lists, engagements, a few sketches and miscellaneous doodles; also, notes about materials, color, scale, and the Exotic Bird series; names, addresses, and phone numbers; mailing lists, invitation and guest lists.
Description Container
Article on Kandinsky (originally published in French as "Commentaire du tableau Complelxité simple-Ambiguité" in the Center Georges Pompidou Kandinsky exhibition catalog, and later incorporated into his Norton Lecture on Kandinsky), 1984
4
35
Article on Velázquez for the New York Times, 1989
4
36
Article, Complex Surfaces, 1993
4
37
Talk, "Surface and Scale," Art Institute of Chicago, 1968
4
38
Talk, "Painterly Painting Today," College Art Association, 1978
4
39
Norton Lectures, Harvard University, 1983-1984
"Caravaggio," Text Delivered October 13 and Copy Marked for Projector Operator, 1983
4
40
"Caravaggio" Drafts and Revisions, 1983
4
41-42
"Caravaggio" Text Delivered in San Antonio, Texas, March 18, 1984
4
43
"Madonna of the Rosary" Drafts and Revisions, 1983
4
44-49
"Madonna of the Rosary," Text Delivered, November 9, 1983
4
50
"Annibale Carracci" Drafts and Revisions, 1983
5
1-4
"Annibale Carracci" Text Delivered, December 6, 1983
5
5
"Picasso" Drafts and Revisions, 1984
5
6
"Picasso" Text Delivered February 6 and Copy Marked for Projector Operator, 1984
5
7
"A Common Complaint" Text Delivered, March 15, 1984
5
8
"A Common Complaint" Drafts and Revisions, 1984
5
9-10
"The Dutch Savannah," Drafts and Revisions, 1984
5
11
"The Dutch Savannah," Text Delivered, April 4, 1984
5
12
5
12
Miscellaneous Notes, undated
5
13-14
Illustration Ideas, undated
(color post cards and photograph)
5
15
Book, Working Space, 1982-1985, undated
Draft [texts of Norton Lectures], 1983-1984
5
16-17
Edited Manuscript, 1985
5
18
Edited Manuscript (incomplete), 1985
5
19
Galley, 1985
5
20
Foreword (not used), undated
5
21
Illustration Lists, undated
5
22
Harvard University Press, Editorial Process, (see also: Series 1.12: Harvard University Press), 1985-1987, undated
5
23
Notes, 1972-1977, undated
Notebook, May 1972-circa 1974
(mainly notes, addresses, engagements, shopping lists; contains a few sketches noting paintings seen, installation, and exhibition posters; also figure study, human and lion heads, and miscellaneous doodles)
5
24
Materials, Color, Scale, Exotic Bird Series, circa 1977
5
25
Miscellaneous Notes, undated
(things to do, list of lectures, itinerary, poster production procedures)
5
26
"Feudal Organization of Society" and "Gregory VII,", undated
(according to Harriet Stella, these are not class notes, but something Frank wrote when helping with his son's homework)
5
27
Names, Addresses, and Phone Numbers, undated
5
28
Mailing Lists, undated
5
29
Invitation/Guest Lists, 1983-1989, undated
5
30
Corrected Page Proofs, Master Set, 1986
6 (sol)
3.2: Writings About Stella, 1978-1987, undated
Writings about Frank Stella include manuscripts for articles, exhibition catalogs, and a gallery talk
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Articles
"Frank Stella: Estrella Fugoz de Deslumbrante Creatividad" by Edward L. Shaw, 1986
7
1
Article for The Christian Science Monitor by Christopher Bowden, undated
7
2
"Post-Painterly Abstraction" by William I. Homer, undated
7
3
Catalogs
Stella Since 1970 by Philip Leider, Fort Worth Art Museum, 1978
7
4-6
The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1967-1982 by Richard H. Axsom, Introduction Corrected by Stella, 1982
7
7
The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1967-1982 by Richard H. Axsom, Draft of Catalog Entries (incomplete), 1982
7
8
The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1967-1982 by Richard H. Axsom, Edited Text of Catalog Entries
7
9-11
The Prints of Frank Stella: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1967-1982 by Richard H. Axsom, Exhibition Checklist and Bibliography, 1982
7
12
Frank Stella, Paintings 1958-1965: A Catalogue Raisonné by Lawrence Rubin, Manuscript with Corrections and Comments by Stella, 1986
7
13
Frank Stella, 1970-1987 by William S. Rubin, Museum of Modern Art, First Draft, 1986
7
14
Frank Stella, 1970-1987 by William S. Rubin, Museum of Modern Art, Edited Manuscript, 1987
7
15
Frank Stella, 1970-1987 by William S. Rubin, Museum of Modern Art, Checklist, Bibliography, Chronology, and Illustration List, 1987
7
16
Frank Stella, 1970-1987 by William S. Rubin, Museum of Modern Art, Galley Sheets, 1987
6 (sol)

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