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Marilynn Karp papers regarding Richard Lippold, 1949-2015

Karp, Marilynn Gelfman, 1939-


Collection Information

Size: 0.8 Linear feet

Summary: The Marilynn Karp papers regarding sculptor Richard Lippold measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1949-2015. Included are personal letters to Karp from Lippold and Ray Johnson regarding Lippold; records pertaining to the Richard Lippold Foundation and estate; a folder relating to Hunter College, where Karp was a student and Lippold taught; a video recorded interview with Richard Lippold by Franco Zeffirelli, photographs and negatives of Lippold in his studio, printed material, a project proposal for the World Trade Center Memorial, and a few writings by and about Lippold.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marilynn Karp (1939- ) was a student of sculptor Richard Lippold and became his friend and installation assistant beginning in 1957. Karp was also a trustee of Lippold's foundation and an executor of his estate until his death in 2002.


Donated to the Archives of American Art by Marilynn Karp in 2017.

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