Size: 11.5 Linear feet; 1 Gigabyte
Summary: The papers of painter Howard Kanovitz measure 11.5 linear feet and 1 GB and date from the mid-1950s through Kanovitz's death in 2009, with the bulk from 1966 to 1990. The collection documents Kanovitz's work as a professional artist through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings, interviews, personal business records, exhibition and project files, photographic material, printed matter, preparatory drawings, and other studies for artworks. Correspondence and photographic material reflects relationships with friends and colleagues, including Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers, Gregory Corso, B.H. Friedman, and others, as well as curators, museums, and galleries in the United States and Europe. Exhibition and project files contain records of museum and gallery exhibitions, commissions, and collaborations, and include catalogues, printed invitations, and clippings. The collection contains files of photographic source material and large-scale preparatory drawings for Kanovitz's photo-based paintings, as well as sketchbooks and smaller studies. Photographic materials are primarily comprised of slides and color and black and white prints.