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Letters concerning Lee Hall's book, Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage, 1993

Letters concerning Lee Hall's book, Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage, 1993

Washburn, Joan T., 1929-

Gallery director

Collection Information

Size: 6 items.

Summary: Letters solicited by dealer Joan Washburn in response to the publication of Lee Hall's controversial biography of painters Willem and Elaine De Kooning. Included are a copy of a letter from dealer André Emmerich to Lee Hall, commenting on and correcting her book; letters to Washburn from sculptor Ibram Lassaw and his wife Ernestine, and from Patia Rosenberg, the daughter of critic Harold Rosenberg; and a statement by Washburn.

Biographical/Historical Note

Gallery owner; New York, New York.

Provenance

Donated 1994 by Joan T. Washburn, who solicited corrections and comments about Lee Hall's book from people who knew the de Koonings.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds the Washburn Gallery records.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Letters concerning Lee Hall's book, Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage, 1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.