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George Sugarman papers, 1912-2001

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Series 5: Writings , 1951-1992, undated
(Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

The series consists of materials written by Sugarman and by others. A journal, a lecture, notes, and miscellaneous writings by Sugarman are included. Essays written by others mainly concern Sugarman's exhibitions.
The Writings series is organized into two subseries:
  • 5.1: Writings by George Sugarman, 1951-1992, undated
  • 5.2: Writings by Others, 1985-1987, undated
5.1: Writings by George Sugarman, 1951-1992, undated
The subseries contains notes, a journal of thoughts Sugarman recorded while in Paris from 1951 to 1955, and a transcript of a slide presentation given by Sugarman. A large portion of the series consists of miscellaneous artist statements and drafts of essays concerning Sugarman's artistic theories about art in general and public sculpture in particular. Sugarman addresses topics such as the value of art, ways of seeing art, and ways of classifying art. Most of the miscellaneous writings are undated and untitled; many are just fragments. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by type of material and then chronologically.
Description Container
Journal, 1951-1955
5
51
Notes, 1992, undated
5
52-53
Slide Presentation, undated
5
54
Miscellaneous, 1971-1978, undated
5
55-60
5.2: Writings by Others, 1985-1987, undated
Essays about Sugarman's drawing and sculpture exhibitions at Zabriskie Gallery, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, and Kobe, Japan are included in the subseries. Also included is an essay about Zuka Mitelberg and a general survey of art. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.
Description Container
Author Unknown, undated
5
61
Goldin, Amy, undated
5
62
Harper, Paula, undated
5
63
Higuchi, Shoichiro, undated
5
64
Storr, Robert, undated
5
65
Szeemann, Harald, undated
(in German)
5
66
Taylor, John Lloyd, undated
5
67
Webster, Sally, 1985-1987
5
68

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