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Jacques Lipchitz papers and Bruce Bassett papers concerning Jacques Lipchitz, circa 1910-2001, bulk 1941-2001

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1.10: Photographs, circa 1910s-1967
1.7 linear feet
Boxes 8-10

Photographs document people, artwork, project sites and models, exhibition installations, events, and places. Photographs of people include Jacques Lipchitz, family members, and others. Photographs of artwork include pieces by both Jacques Lipchitz and other artists. Views of Lipchitz exhibition installations in the United States and Europe mainly document solo shows. Photographs of events record a variety of occasions, among them: the opening of Lipchitz's new studio at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; the dedication ceremony for Philip Johnson's Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN, with ornamental gates and a sculpture by Lipchitz; and Lipchitz addressing an anatomy class at Albert Einstein Medical College. Among the photographs of places are Lipchitz's studios at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and Pietrasanta, Italy, and a view of Pablo Picasso's Paris studio.
Additional photographs enclosed with letters are scattered among the correspondence (Subseries 1.2). Research materials amassed during the course of compiling both volumes of the
The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz: A Catalogue Raisonné
(Subseries 1.5) include photographs, negatives, and color transparencies of his sculpture.
1.10.1:People, circa 1910s-1967
Photographs of Jacques Lipchitz include a small head shot taken during his early years in Paris, copies of two 1946 portraits by Arnold Newman, views of him in the Hastings-on-Hudson studio, at Modern Art Foundry, and with Yulla. Also found are views of the sculptor's hands.
The Lipchitz family is represented by images of his parents Abraham and Rachel Krinsky Lipchitz, sister Diana, youngest brother Rubin, nephew Georgy Hay, a niece and her daughter. Most were tentatively identified in 2010 by Loyla Lipchitz.
Among the other identified individuals are Josef Albers and Ken Tyler, Jane Blaffer Owen, and Fiore de Henriquez, a young sculptor who lived with the Lipchitz family in the mid 1960s. Photographs of Senator Robert A. Taft probably served as resource material for a bust commissioned circa 1958, and those of President Lyndon B. Johnson were likely used when Lipchitz designed the 1964 Presidential Scholar Medal.
Additional photographs of Lipchitz and others are found among photographs of events (Subseries 1.10.5), and some may be enclosed with letters, scattered throughout the correspondence (Subseries 1.2).
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Jacques Lipchitz
By Arnold Newman, George Moffett, E. H. Roth, and unidentified photographers, circa 1910s-1964
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16
Hands of, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F2
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17
Jacques Lipchitz in his Studio
Paris, circa 1912
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18
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (photographers: The New York Times and unidentified), 1962-1967
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19
Hastings-on-Hudson , NY (photographers: Colton Photos, George Holton, George Moffett, Adolph Studley, William Vandivert, Whitestone Photos), circa 1960s
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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (photographers: Roloff Beny, F. Roy Kemp, George Moffett, Bert Van Bork, and unidentified), circa 1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F2
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21
Jacques Lipchitz at Foundry
Unidentified Foundry (George Moffett, photographer), circa 1960s
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22
Modern Age Foundry (John C. Spring, photographer), circa 1960s
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Jacques Lipchitz at Emiliano Sorini's Lithography Workshop (Marvin Bolotsky, photographer), 1962
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With Others
With Yulla Lipchitz, circa 1970s
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25
With Unidentified Exhibition Juries, circa 1950s-1970s
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26
With Unidentified Individuals (Photographers: Bernard M. Cohn, Varian Fry, George Moffett, Carl E. Vermilya, and unidentified), 1950-1964
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27
In Studio, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, with Jane Blaffer Owen and Unidentified Individuals (Photographers: George Holton, Sacha Parma, Whitestone Photo, and unidentified), circa 1960s
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28
Lipchitz Family
Parents, Abraham and Rachel Krinsky Lipchitz (copy prints), circa 1950s
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29
Other Relatives, circa 1950s-1970s
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30
Others
Josef Albers and Ken Tyler, circa 1964-1965
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31
[Isidore Grossman], Studio Assistant at Work (Photographers: Sacha Parma, and unidentified), circa 1950s
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32
Fiore de Henriquez, 1960s
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33
Lyndon Baines Johnson, circa 1963-1964
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34
Robert A. Taft, 1950-1953
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F3
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35
Unidentified Individuals, 1954-1958
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F3
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36
Unidentified Groups (Photographers: Luis Guillermo Navarrete and unidentified), circa 1950s
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37
Oversized Photographs - Jacques Lipchitz, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material scanned with Box 8, F17 and F21
Jacques Lipchitz, Hands of
Jacques Lipchitz in Studio, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (photographers: Roloff Beny, F. Roy Kemp, George Moffett, Bert Van Bork and unidentified)
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2
Oversized Photographs - Others, circa 1950s
Oversized material scanned with Box 8, F35-F36
Robert A. Taft
Unidentified
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3
1.10.2:Artwork, circa 1910s-1962
The vast majority of this subseries documents Lipchitz's sculpture. Many are unidentified. Among the identified works are:
The Joy of Living
,
Woman and Gazelles
,
Song of the Vowels
(various locations),
Prometheus
(versions for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Ministry of Education, Brazil),
Nôtre Dame de Liesse
, Assy, France, and ornamental gates and a second cast of
Nôtre Dame de Liesse
for Philip Johnson's Roofless Church in New Harmony, Indiana. Photographs by Ladislas Segy include "Aspects of Lipchitz
Bather III
, 1917 bronze on the turntable," which consists of small photographs taken from 11 angles and glued inside a manila folder to document the rotating sculpture. Among the sculpture photographed by F. Wilbur Seiders is a detail of Lipchitz's signature.
Other works of art by Lipchitz represented in this subseries include a substantial number of photographs of drawings, including pages from sketchbooks which are not among the Jacques Lipchitz papers. Also found is a photograph of a medal bearing a portrait of President Lyndon Baines Johnson commissioned for the Presidential Scholar Awards in 1964.
Photographs of artwork by other artists include silver objects from the Jewish Museum shown in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's 1955 exhibition "Art of the Hebrew Tradition." The Lipchitz Collection is also represented by 13 examples of African sculpture. "Primitive and Ancient Art" photographs include identified and unidentified items from museums and unspecified collection; it is not known if any are from Lipchitz's collection.
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By Lipchitz
Drawings, circa 1920s-1970s
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38-39
Etching, circa 1920s-1970s
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40
Medal, circa 1920s-1970s
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41
Paintings, circa 1920s-1970s
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42
Sculpture, Identified and Unidentified
Colton Photos (28A-5558), circa 1950s-1970s
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43
James Moore, photographer, circa 1950s-1970s
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44
André Morain, photographer, circa 1950s-1970s
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45
Ladislas Segy, photographer, circa 1950s-1970s
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46
F. Wilbur Seiders, photographer, circa 1950s-1970s
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47
Adolph Studley, photographer (AA61-F56), circa 1950s-1970s
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Adolph Studley, photographer (JL13-JL291), circa 1950s-1970s
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49
Adolph Studley, photographer (JL306-JL398), circa 1950s-1970s
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50
Adolph Studley, photographer ([JL]400-[JL]494), circa 1950s-1970s
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51
Adolph Studley, photographer (JL511-JL857), circa 1950s-1970s
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52
Adolph Studley, photographer (K43--Z51, and unnumbered), circa 1950s-1970s
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53
[Adolph Studley, photographer](N89-Q46 and unnumbered), circa 1950s-1970s
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54
Marc Vaux, photographer (12-698, and unnumbered), circa 1950s-1970s
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55
Sculpture, Identified (unidentified photographers), circa 1920s-1970s
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1
Sculpture, Unidentified (unidentified photographers)
[early 20th century], circa 1920s-1930s
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2
#1-34, circa 1950s-1970s
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3
#1-104, circa 1950s-1970s
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4
Unnumbered, circa 1950s-1970s
2 folders
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5-6
Sculpture in Interior Settings, circa 1950s-1970s
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7
Sculpture in Outdoor Settings, 1953-1962
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8
Sculpture in Outdoor Settings, 1961-1962
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9
Sculpture in Outdoor Settings, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F4
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10
By Other Artists
Drawings, Unidentified, circa 1970s
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11
Mosaic by Hilda Carmel, circa 1970s
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12
Paintings, Identified, circa 1970s
Géricault
Goya
Manet
Nicolas
Van Gogh
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13
Paintings, Unidentified, circa 1950s-1970s
2 folders
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14-15
Sculpture by Dorothea S. Greenbaum, circa 1950s-1970s
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16
Sculpture, Unidentified, circa 1950s-1970s
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17
Silver Objects, circa 1950s-1970s
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18
Lipchitz Collection, circa 1950s-1970s
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19
Primitive and Ancient Art, circa 1950s-1970s
4 folders
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20-23
Oversized Photographs - Sculpture in Outdoor Settings, circa 1950s-1970s
Oversized material from Box 9, F10
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1.10.3:Project Sites and Models, circa 1950s-1970s
A few other photographs of project sites, enclosed with letters, can be found scattered throughout the correspondence (Subseries 1.1.2).
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Hebrew University of Jerusalem (David Harris, photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
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24
New Harmony, Indiana (Louis Checkman, photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
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25
University of Minnesota, Duluth (unidentified photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
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26
Unidentified Location (Lipchitz and others at same site; Cortlandt V. D. Hubbard, photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
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Unidentified Locations (George Cserna and unidentified photographers), circa 1950s-1970s
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28
1.10.4:Exhibition Installations, 1950-1961
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Battersea Park (London), "London County Council's Invitational Open Air Exhibition of Sculpture" (Mann Brothers, photographer), 1951
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29
Buchholz Gallery (New York), Unidentified Exhibition, circa 1942-1951
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30
The Cincinnati Art Museum, "Jacques Lipchitz, His Sculpture and Drawings, 1914-50" (Edward H. Dwight, photographer), 1951
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31
First Plymouth Church [Plymouth, KS], Exhibition in conjunction with Symposium on Arts and Religion, 1962
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32
Galerie Claude Bernard (Paris), Unidentified Exhibitions (Photograpers: Robert Davis, Yves Hervochon, Luc Joubert, and Jean Michalon), 1956-1961
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Gemeentemusea van Amsterdam, Unidentified Exhibition, circa 1950s-1970s
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34
Gemeentemuseum Arnhem (Holland), "Sculpture en plein air,", circa 1950s-1970s
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35
Har Zion Temple (Philadelphia), "First Annual Art Exhibition on Jewish and Biblical Themes" (Freedman Photos), 1960
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36
Musée d'Art Moderne (Paris), "Jacques Lipchitz,", 1959
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The Museum of Modern Art (New York), "The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz,", 1954
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Portland Art Museum (OR), "Lipchitz: Works 1914-1950" (Edward R. Martin, photographer), 1950
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39
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller (Otterlo, Holland), "Jacques Lipchitz,", 1958
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40
San Francisco Museum of Art, "Sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz,", 1951
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Unidentified Exhibition, circa 1950s-1970s
photographs with 2 diagrams of galleries indicating sculpture placement
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42
Unidentified Exhibitions (Photographers: Bulloz, Japp and Maarten, O. E. Nelson, W. Van Suchtelen, and unidentified), circa 1950s-1970s
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1.10.5:Events, circa 1952-1966
Photographs of The American Jewish Tercentenary Dinner feature President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the main speaker of the evening; Lipchitz does not appear in any views. At the award ceremony sponsored by the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, a citation was presented to Jacques Lipchitz "for the distinction brought upon his profession."
Posed by Lipchitz's ornamental gates are the participants in the dedication ceremony for the Roofless Church in New Harmony, IN: Philip Johnson, architect; Jacques Lipchitz, sculptor; Jane Blaffer Owen whose Robert Lee Blaffer Trust initiated and funded the project; and chaplain to Queen Elizabeth, Right Rev. George F. Macleod of the Church of Scotland.
The purpose of Lipchitz's talk to anatomy students at Albert Einstein Medical College was to share a new perspective on the subject of a practicing artist. From the early 1950s through the mid-1960s Lipchitz frequently appeared on "What in the World," a television show that featured experts who identified and discussed unusual items from the collection of the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.
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American Jewish Tercentenary Dinner, New York City (Photographers: Alexander Archer, Wide World Photography, and unidentified), 1954
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Award Ceremony, Philadelphia Museum School of Art, 1958
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Dedication of Monumental Gates, New Harmony, IN (James K. Mellow, photographer), 1962
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Installation of Sculpture Commissions, Unidentified Locations, circa 1950s-1970s
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Lipchitz Speaks to Medical Students, Yeshiva University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Guy Gillette, photographer), 1956
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Opening of Studio, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (Varian Fry, photographer), 1953
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"What in the World,", 1953-1966
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1.10.6:Places, 1956-1964
Some of the unidentified landscapes and views of buildings may be travel pictures. Photographs of the Lipchitz studio at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY show many finished pieces, maquettes, and works in progress. They also give a good sense of the space. The contact sheets include Lipchitz and his studio assistant in a few views. Also found are an undated photograph of Picasso's studio in Paris and one of "Atelier Halser."
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"Atelier Halser" (Yves Hervochon, photographer), circa 1950s-1970s
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51
Building Exteriors and Interior, Unidentified, circa 1950s-1970s
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Landscapes, Unidentified, circa 1950s-1970s
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Lipchitz Studio
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1956-1963
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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (Photographers: The New York Times, Sacha Parma, Whitestone Photo, and unidentified), circa 1940s-1960s
Oversized material housed in Box 10, F5
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Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (contact sheets; Gerald Hochman, photographer), circa 1960s
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Picasso Studio, Paris, circa 1930s-1960s
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Oversized Photographs - Lipchitz Studio, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, circa 1940s-1960s
Oversized material scanned with Box 9, F55
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1.10.7:Photograph Album, 1967
All photographs were taken during the summer of 1967 in Pietrasanta, Italy. The first section contains both color and black and white prints; the second part is all black and white.
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"Jacques Lipchitz,
Peace on Earth
, Italy, Summer 1967" and "Jacques Lipchitz Studio Shots Summer 1967,", 1967
Both sections were removed from the same 3-ring binder.
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1.10.8:Negatives, Slides, and Color Transparencies, 1950s-1965
Negatives, slides, and color transparencies are of artwork by Lipchitz. All artwork is unidentified except for a transparency of
Sketch for Bull and Condor
(watercolor and pencil on paper, created 1913). Two 35-mm color slides show Lipchitz judging a Yonkers Art Association exhibition in the 1950s.
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Negatives - Artwork by Lipchitz, circa 1961-1965
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Slides (35-mm, color), circa 1950s
Artwork by Lipchitz
Lipchitz Judging Yonkers Art Association Exhibition
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Color Transparencies, circa 1960s-1970s
Artwork by Lipchitz
Lipchitz with Sculpture
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