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Louise Nevelson papers, circa 1903-1988

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Series 5: Writings , 1936-1970s
(Box 5; 0.1 linear feet)

Series consists of writings by Nevelson, which shed light on different aspects of her creativity and on her ideas about art in general and her work in particular. Included are a journal of sorts in which she recorded her dreams for a two-month time period (from April 21 to June 21) in 1936; various poems and fragments of writings; various writings on art, including titled pieces, such as "The Birth of Painting (Picture Happy)" and "The Winged City," drafts of speeches on the artist Rose Newman-Wolinska and on sculpture, an article on sculpture for the Christian Science Monitor; statements which seem to have been written for The Whitney Review (1961-1962); and salutes to others, including a poem for Dorothy Dehner which appeared in an exhibition catalog for one of her shows and the draft of a short piece (possibly a speech) in honor of Merce Cunningham.
Writings are arranged in rough chronological order. This series has been scanned in its entirety.
Description Container Select
Dream Journal, 1936
5
25
Poems and Fragments, 1950s-1973
(3 folders)
5
26-28
Writings on Art, 1953-1957
5
29
Artist Statements, circa 1961
5
30
Salutes to Others, 1970s
5
31

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