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Martin H. Bush papers, 1948-2012, bulk bulk 1970-2008

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Series 4: Subject Files , 1963-2012
2 Linear feet
Boxes 2-4

This series includes files on Martin H. Bush's dealings with individual artists, mostly relating to exhibitions, some organized by Martin H. Bush and sales of artwork. There are extensive files on Richard Pousette-Dart, Robert Goodnough, Ernest Trova, and Isaac Witkin. Auction files document Bush's consulting projects for art institutions, such as Owensboro Museum of Art and the Ulrich Museum of Art as well as his activities as a collector. Files may include a variety of material, such as correspondence, drafts, memoranda, proposals, informational sheets, lists of artwork, inventory lists, condition reports, printed material, clippings and reviews, exhibition catalogs, annotated auction catalogs, and photographic materials, including slides and transparencies. Among the business-related materials are appraisals, price lists, sale sheets, bids, lists of deaccessioned artwork, consignment agreements, condition reports, receipts, and invoices. There is limited documentation relating to Bush's directorship at ACA Gallery.
Also found are Martin H. Bush's correspondence with Samuel Beckett, including three holograph letters and one typescript letter from Beckett; John Von Wicht's illustrated letters; and an annotated typescript of Bush's account of his initial meeting with Joan Miró. Other source files include a list of scholars conducting research for catalogue raisonné projects, obituary notices on friends and acquaintances, and the Ulrich Museum of Art, particularly the museum's twentieth-fifth anniversary celebration. Two videorecordings of an ESPN "Up Close" Interview and and ESPN Hall of Fame induction ceremony reflect Bush's interest in baseball.
Subject files include 11 videocassettes and 1 electronic disc (DVD).
Files are arranged by subject and thereafter in alphabetical order.
Description Container Select
Artists
Anuszkiewicz, Richard, 2006
2
3
Goodnough, Robert
Correspondence, undated, 1973-2007
2
4
ACA Gallery, 1990-1994
2
5
Articles and Clippings, undated, 1981-2010
2
6-7
"A Day with Robert Goodnough," Fashion Institute of Technology, circa 1990s
1 videocassettes (vhs)
2
8
"Dinosaurs Visit the Stamford Museum" and "Installation of Steel Sculpture, Mt. Kisco, New York", circa 1990s
2 videocassettes (vhs)
2
9
"Goodnough, Paintings and Sculpture", circa 1990s
2 videocassettes (vhs)
Duplicate
2
10
Interview at the Museum of Modern Art, circa 1990s
1 videocassettes (vhs)
2
11
Writings, circa 2000-2004
2
12
Photographic Images, 2000s
2
13-14
Hanson, Duane, 1996-2009
2
15
Hayes, David, 2005-2007
2
16
Kearney, John, 2005-2007
2
17
Klitgaard, Georgina, 1970, 2004-2009
3
1
Miró, Joan, 1978
3
2
Nichols, Dale, 2004-2012
3
3
Pousette-Dart, Richard, 1990-1993
Includes a discussion on Richard Pousette-Dart recorded on 1 videocassette (VHS)
3
4
Reginato, Peter, 2004-2005
3
5
Rickey, George - Sculptures, circa 1980-circa 1990
2 videocassettes (vhs)
3
6
Rosenthal, Doris, 2000-2001
3
7
Trova, Ernest, 2008-2010
3
8
Trova, Ernest - Trova vs. Universal Sewing Supply, 1987-1995
3
9
Von Wicht, John, 1963-2005
3
10
Witkin, Isaac, 1988, 2005-2007
3
11
Witkin, Isaac - Claim Against the Estate, 2006-2008
3
12
Auctions
Art Dealer Association, 2001-2005
3
13
Bunte Auction Services, 2003-2005
3
14-19
Fairfield Auction, 2005
3
20
Freeman's Auction House, 2005
3
21
James Di Julia's Auction, 2007
3
22
John McGinnis Auctioneer, 2005
3
23
Northeast Auctions, 2005
3
24
Shannon's, 2005
3
25
Skinner, Inc. - Ernest Trova, 2005-2008
3
26
Stair Galleries, 2004-2005
3
27
Stanton Enterprises, 2005-2007
3
28
Swann Auction Galleries, circa 2005
3
29
Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 2005
3
30
Vallot Fine Art Auctioneers, 2005
3
31
Weschler's Auctioneers and Appraisers, 2005
3
32
Miscellaneous Inventory Lists, undated
3
33
Beckett, Samuel, 1963-1969, 2008
3
34
Bush, Martin H. - Lists of Artwork and Clipping, undated
3
35
Coutts Memorial Museum of Art, 2003-2005
3
36
ESPN "Up Close" Interview with David Cone and ESPN's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 1999
2 videocassettes (vhs)
3
37
List of Scholars/Catalogues Raisonné, 2000s
3
38
Obituaries - "Friends and Acquaintances" , circa 1998-2012
Includes 1 electronic disc (DVD) (Transfer not possible.)
4
1-2
Obituaries - "People I Have Known" , 1996-2012
4
3
Owensboro, Kentucky - Mary Brian Hood, 2005-2007
4
4
Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc., 2002-2008
4
5
Tatti - Sculpture Conservator, 2004
4
6
Ulrich Museum of Art, 1974-2011
4
7-8
Ulrich Museum of Art - Archives Inventory, 1991
4
9
Ulrich Museum of Art - Twenty-Five Years Celebration, 1992-2007
4
10

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