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Max Kozloff papers, circa 1950-2015

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Series 4: Writings , circa 1950-2015
0.6 Linear Feet
Box 1-2

Writings date from circa 1950-2015 and include published and unpublished works by Kozloff and a few writings by others. Found here are artist statements, book chapters and proposals including a memoir about art criticism in the 1960s, essays, lectures, and other writings. Artist statements were written for Kozloff's photography exhibitions and include slides of his work and printed material. Some early essays are from his time as a student.
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Artist Statements, 1978-2015
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Books
The Theatre of the Face, 2007
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Proposal, "Paris/New York", circa 2000
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Proposal, "A Study of Color Photography", 2009
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Prospectus, "New York, Capital of Photography", 1999
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Essays
"Argument for a Political Strike" (unpublished), 1969
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"As Luck Would Have It: The Element of Chance in Photography" (unpublished), 2010-2013
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"British Painting in 1963", 1963
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[Claude Cahun], 2008
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[Color in Art], circa 1960
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[Courbet's L'Atelier], 1964
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"Critical Reflections", 1997
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"The Digital Worm in the Photograph of the Apple", circa 1993
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"Genre Slippage in Portrait Photography", 2008
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"The Grandeurs and Miseries of the College Art Association" (unpublished), 1973
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[George Inness], circa 1956
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"Informal Study of Late Monet", 1950s
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"La Dolce Vita and L'Avventura as Works of Art" (unpublished), 1961
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"Liberalism and the Avant-Garde" (unpublished), circa 1960
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[On a Group Portrait by Malick Sidibé], 2000s
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[The Problem of Blur in Photography] (unpublished), 1989
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"Two Vignettes of the New York Art Strike" (unpublished), 1970
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Lectures
"The Alarming Thing About Surrealist Painting," Stony Brook, circa 1978
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"American Art Criticism in the 60s: A Memoir," University of Virginia, Richmond, and Virginia Museum of Fine Art, 1990s
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"American Happiness Poses of the 1950s," Tampa Society of Photographic Education, circa 1990
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"Art in Chicago, the 1950s," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1991
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"Art Criticism in the 70s," Stony Brook, 1979
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"Ben Shahn and New York Street Photography" (incomplete), 2000s
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"Chutzpah in Three Movements: The Photography of Weegee, William Klein, and Frederic Brenner," University of South Carolina, 2005
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"Diego Rivera," Grand Palais, Paris, circa 1976
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"A Few Wrinkles in Portrait Photography," The Photographers Gallery, London, 2009
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"The Further Adventures of Color Photography," The Getty, 1990s
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"Genre Shifts in Photography," Art Gallery of Ontario, 1974
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"The Interrogation of Photography by Art," Israel, 1991
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"The Ironies of Conservatism" (possibly given at the Philadelphia Museum of Art), 1970s
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"Lisette Model and Photography in New York City," Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2010
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"Lou Faurer's New York," Chicago Art Institute, 2002
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"The Medusa Syndrome," Columbia University, 1992
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"On the Appetite for Color," Pratt Institute, 1985
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"On Street Photography," Photographic Resource Center, Boston, 1995
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"On Trust and Belief in Photography," University of New Mexico, 1978
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"Photography and Comedy," Photographic Resource Center, Boston, 1970s
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"Photography of Human Duress," Centre D'Hautes Etudes, Vevey, Switzerland, 1998
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"Problems of Photographic Perception," Australia, 1978
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"Remarks on Style in Portraiture," Gulbenkian Foundation, 1988
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"The Space of Photojournalism," Brown University, 1992
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"The Tension Between Aesthetics and Morality," Yivo Institute of Jewish Record, 1970s
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"Weegee and Arbus: Chutzpah in Two Movements," West End Synagogue, 2010
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"When Words Fail," International Center for Photography Symposium, 1980s
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Other Writings
"Argument Between Two Critics About the 'Offensive' of Art", 1993
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Articles about Art in Cuba, Published in the Village Voice, 1977
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Book Review, Bloomingdale's, Diana Vreeland, and the New Aristocracy of Taste in Reagan's America, by Debora Silverman, 1970s
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Complaint About a Panel on Greenberg at College Art Association Conference, 1995
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Contribution to a Panel on Art Criticism for the Brooklyn Rail, Edited by Irving Sandler, 2000s
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Proposed Course at the School of Visual Arts, "Visual Perception", 1980s
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Prospectus for a Course at the School of Visual Arts, "Documentary Tradition", 1990s
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Proposed Course for Masters Program in Photography at the School of Visual Arts, "Thinking Vision", 1993
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Excised Section on Bill Beckley from "Through the Narrative Portal," published in Artforum, 1986
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In Memoria, John Coplans, 2004
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Notes on Editorial Options of Artforum, 1974
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Notes for a Series of Lectures, "The Relation Between Truth and Fiction in Photographic Culture", 2000s
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Notes on Jewish Sensibility in New York Photography for Panel at the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, 2003
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Précis of a Talk at College Art Association Conference, "Photojournalism and Truth", 1990s
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Recommendations, 1970s-1990s
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Reflections on Motivations of the Murders, September 11, 2001
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Rejected Review of Museum of Modern Art Exhibition, "American Politicians Photographs from 1843-1993", circa 1994
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Statement of Ad Hoc Group for Israeli Newspapers after Shatila Massacre, circa 1982
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Writing by Ian Jeffrey, Reader's Report for Theatre of the Face, 2006
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Writing by Philip Lopate about Kozloff, 2015
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