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Series 10 | A Finding Aid to the Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1935-1985

Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1909-2003, bulk 1935-1985

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Series 10:Artwork and Moving Images, circa 1924-2003
2.5 linear feet
Boxes 12, 13, OVs 33-36, 38, FCs 50-62

Series is arranged as two subseries.
  • 10.1: Artwork by Kepes, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
  • 10.2: Artwork by Others, circa 1924-2003
10.1:Artwork by Kepes, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
Artwork by Kepes includes five caricatures for "The Emperor's New Clothes" (1934), and eleven folders of pencil, pen, and ink sketches with accompanying notes, in addition to circa sixteen large format paintings and painted sketches on paper and board. Sketches and paintings include designs for exhibitions and publications, stained glass designs, and studies for paintings. Posters includes a series of thirteen posters designed by Kepes for a 1977 exhibitions during his artist-in-residency at Dartmouth College.
Also found are four stencils of numerical and elliptical forms.
DescriptionContainer
Caricatures and Posters, 1934-1977
Oversized material housed in OVs 33-34
12
21
Sketches and Paintings, circa 1930s-circa 1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 28, Folder 5 and OVs 33, 35, 36 and 38
12
22-29
Sketches , 1935-1973
Oversized material housed in Box 28, Folder 5 and OVs 35, 36 and 38
12
30-32
Stencils, circa 1950s-circa 1970s
12
33
Oversized Sketches and Paintings from Box 12, Folders 22-32
28
5
Oversized Sketches and Paintings from Box 12, Folder 22-32
OV 33
Oversized Posters from Box 12, Folder 21
OV 34
Oversized Sketches and Paintings from Box 12. Folders 22-32
OV 35
Oversized Sketches and Paintings from Box 12, Folders 22-32
OV 36
Oversized Sketches and Paintings from Box 12, Folders 22-32
OV 38
10.2:Artwork by Others, circa 1924-2003
Artwork by others includes a portrait sketch of Kepes by Joe Fener, Budapest, 1924; an ink on mylar sketch by Konstancija Brazdys; a folder of ink on mylar sketches by D. Judelson; and a sketch by Harold Tovish.
The remainder of the series consists of motion picture films and sound recordings by various artists, including several who were colleagues of Kepes and fellows at M.I.T. and CAVS, including Otto Piene, Vassilakis Takis, Harold Tovish, and Wen-Ying Tsai. Some of these recordings may be related to the CBS television series "21st Century Art" recordings found in Series 8.
DescriptionContainer
Sketches and Prints, circa 1924-1985
Oversized material housed in Box 28, Folder 6
12
33-35
Amateur Motion Picture Film of Boston City Scenes, circa 1955
1 film reel
16mm
Film reel stored in film can numbered FC 50.
12
36
Amateur Motion Picture Film of Building Construction, circa 1952-circa 1953
1 film reel
16mm
Film reel stored in film can numbered FC 51.
12
37
Motion Picture Films by Various Artists, 1950s-1960s
5 film reels
originals
16mm
Film reels housed in film cans numbered FC 52-56. For access copies, see VHS and digital betacam in Box 12, Folder 39 and Box 13, Folder 1. Notes on leaders of original films include:
  • E. D. Cizek Spring, 1965; "Coney Island" January 1966 ("Night Light" by R. Dattner); Untitled Michael Southworth, May 1967
  • CBS-"Art"-M.I.T. Tovish Exhibit & Takis Pix only; "Twentieth Century" Harold Tovish
  • "Light Line Experiment" Otto Piene, workprint, original, cut negative
  • Untitled by P.C. Sugar, circa 1953; Untitled by Melvin Smith, 1954; "Experiments in Synoptic Recording of Spatial Experience" Philip Thiel, December, 1959
  • Unidentified
12
38
Motion Picture Films by Various Artists, Compilation, 2003
1 videocassette (digital betacam)
duplicate
12
39
Motion Picture Films by Various Artists, Compilation, 2003
1 videocassette (vhs)
duplicate
13
1
Motion Picture Films, Unidentified, circa 1950s-circa 1960s
3 film reels
16mm
1 film reel
8mm
Subjects of films include reflections off a grid of disks; squares of different sizes forming patterns; an unidentified skyline; and a street scene. Film reels housed in film cans numbered FC 57-60.
13
2
Motion Picture Film, Untitled, by Wen-Ying Tsai, circa 1960s
1 film reel
16mm
Film reel housed in film can numbered FC 61.
13
3
Motion Picture Film, Untitled, of Colored Light Patterns by Woolf and Lau, circa 1964
1 film reel
8mm
Film reel housed in film box numbered FC 62.
13
4
Sound Recordings, Unidentified
4 sound tape reels
Sound recordings include the following content: an unidentified man's reminiscences of Cambridge, Massachusetts; an unidentified man's reminiscences of Warsaw, Poland; unidentified literary readings and spoken word with musical accompaniment; and an unidentified musical recording with label "The slip."
13
5-6
Oversized Sketches and Prints from Box 12, Folder 33-35
28
6
Film reel from Box 12, Folder 36
FC 50
Film reel from Box 12, Folder 37
FC 51
Film reel from Box 12, Folder 38
FC 52
Film reel from Box 12, Folder 38
FC 53
Film reel from Box 12, Folder 38
FC 54
Film reel from Box 12, Folder 38
FC 55
Film reel from Box 12, Folder 38
FC 56
Film reel from Box 13, Folder 2
FC 57
Film reel from Box 13, Folder 2
FC 58
Film reel from Box 13, Folder 2
FC 59
Film reel from Box 13, Folder 2
FC 60
Film reel from Box 13, Folder 3
FC 61
Film Reel from Box 13, Folder 4
FC 62

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