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Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers, circa 1910s-2007, bulk 1965-2000

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 2 series.

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Series 1: Morris Louis Papers , circa 1910s-1998, bulk 1950-1962
2.9 Linear feet
Boxes 1-3

Within the Morris Louis papers (circa 3 linear feet) are scattered biographical materials, including chronologies and resumes, for Morris Louis and Marcella Brenner. Correspondence is with family friends, artists, and galleries, the bulk of which consists of photocopies. Of note are letters from Helen Frankenthaler, Clement Greenberg, Leonard Bocour, Kenneth Noland, and Anne Truitt. Among the correspondence are condolence cards and guest book pages of a Louis exhibition at Andre Emmerich Gallery in 1961 with notable signatures. Business records include lists of artwork, receipts for art supplies, and scattered tax records.
Six notebooks belonging to Morris Louis contain notes about house measurements, student attendance and payments, studio rental payments, addresses, travel expenses, and a short list of paintings with dimensions and numbers assigned by Louis. One notebook of Marcella Brenner's contains notes about expenses, addresses, and miscellany. Printed materials include exhibition catalogs and announcements, brochures, and clippings. There is one canvas sample and one embossing stamp. Photographs are of Morris Louis, Marcella Brenner, and the Bernstein family.
This series is arranged as 7 subseries.
  • 1.1 Biographical Material, 1964-1966
  • 1.2 Correspondence, 1941-1998
  • 1.3 Business Records, 1948-1963
  • 1.4 Notebooks, circa 1947-1962
  • 1.5 Printed Material, 1937-1962
  • 1.6 Artifacts, circa 1950s
  • 1.7 Photographs, 1910s-1962
1.1: Biographical Material, 1964-1966
Biographical materials include chronology drafts, resumes, a "'dialogue' with Dr. Ira Lewis" written by Louis, a handwritten recipe card, and a resume and biographical notes for Marcella Brenner.
Description Container
Morris Louis Dialogue with Dr. Ira Lewis, undated
1
1
Morris Louis Recipe Card, undated
1
2
Biographical Accounts About Morris Louis, 1964-1966
1
3
Biographical Materials for Marcella Brenner, 1964
1
4
1.2: Correspondence, 1941-1998, bulk 1957-1970
Correspondence consists of letters to and from family, artists, and galleries. Many of the letters prior to 1962 are photocopies and thermofax copies of originals not included in the collection. Correspondence after 1962 is with galleries and artists (and others) primarily concerning artwork and exhibitions.
Of note are letters from art critic Clement Greenberg and artists Helen Frankenthaler, Anne Truitt, Kenneth Noland, and others. Also included in correspondence are the guest book pages from a Morris Louis show at the Andre Emmerich Gallery in October 1961, with signatures of Clement Greenberg, Leonard Bocour, David Smith, Frank Stella, Paul Jenkins, Kenneth Noland, Philip Pearlstein, Alfred Leslie, Michael Fried, and others.
Description Container
Bernstein Family, 1941-1980
1
5
General Correspondence, 1941-1998
1
6-26
Condolence Cards to Marcella Brenner, 1962
1
27
1.3: Personal Business Records, 1948-1963
Personal business records consist of lists of artwork, receipts for household and art supplies, and scattered banking and tax records.
Description Container
Lists of Art Works, 1960-1962
1
28
Receipts, Automobile, 1957-1963
1
29-31
Receipts, Bocour Paint, 1957-1962
1
32-37
Receipts, Chevy Chase Paint and Hardware Co., 1955-1962
1
38-43
Receipts, Dyer Brothers, Inc., 1951-1952
1
44
Receipts, Educational Institutions, 1953-1958
1
45
Receipts, Fezande and Sperrle, Inc., 1951-1960
1
46
Receipts, George F. Muth Co., circa 1951
1
47
Receipts, Headstone Purchase, 1963
1
48
Receipts, Health Care, 1955-1962
1
49
Receipts, Household Expenses, 1952-1962
1
50-64
Receipts, James McCutcheon & Co., circa 1952-circa 1953
1
65
Receipts, John Boyle & Co., Inc., 1953-1962
1
66-72
Receipts, John Boyle & Co., Inc., 1953-1962
2
1-2
Receipts, McIntire Hardware, circa 1954
2
3
Receipts, Miscellaneous, 1951-1960
2
4-5
Receipts, Rohm & Haas Company, 1955-1961
2
6-14
Receipts, Safeway, circa 1950s
2
15
Receipts, Shipment of Artwork, 1951-1960
2
16
Receipts, Stockett-Fiske Co., 1951
2
17
Receipts, Studio Rent, 1956-1958
2
18
Receipts, Travel Expenses, 1951-1962
2
19
Receipts, Wick Byron-Brown, Inc., 1951-1952
2
20
Banking Records, 1952-1962
2
21-51
Income Tax Records, 1951-1962
2
52-55
Personal Property Tax Returns, 1952-1954
2
56
Federal Tax Returns, Morris & Marcella, 1948-1961
2
57
1.4: Notebooks, circa 1947-1962
There are six notebooks by Morris Louis and one belonging to Marcella Brenner. Notebook #1 contains various room measurements within an unnamed house with references to fixture costs. Notebooks #2-4 are daybooks containing records of payments and attendance of art students, studio rental payments, and some student addresses and phone numbers. Notebook #5 contains addresses as well as a short list of paintings with dimensions and numbers assigned by Louis. Notebook #6 includes New York travel expense lists and New York important addresses. Notebook #7 contains Marcella Brenner's notes about an education conference expenses and other miscellaneous notes and addresses.
Description Container
Notebook 1, circa 1947-circa 1962
3
1
Notebook 2, 1956
3
2
Notebook 3, 1957
3
3
Notebook 4, 1957-1958
3
4
Notebook 5 and Address Book, 1959-1962
3
5
Notebook 6, 1961
3
6
Notebook 7 (Marcella Brenner), 1961-1962
3
7
1.5: Printed Material, 1937-1962
Printed material includes brochures, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and exhibition events and announcements.
Description Container
Brochures, 1950-1960
3
8
Clippings, 1950-1963
3
9-17
Exhibition Catalogs, 1948-1952
3
18
Exhibition Catalogs: "Morris Louis, April 1959", 1959
3
19
Exhibition Catalogs, 1960-1961
3
20
Exhibition Catalogs: Galerie Lawrence, 1962
3
21
Exhibition Catalogs: "Art Since 1950", 1962
3
22
Exhibition Events & Announcements, 1937-1961
3
23-26
1.6: Artifacts, circa 1950s
Artifacts include a canvas sample inscribed with "No. 26 Dawn," and an embossing stamp "for drawings" of Morris Louis.
Description Container
Canvas Sample, circa 1950s
3
27
Embossing Stamp, circa 1950s
3
28
1.7: Photographs, 1910s-1962
Photographs include those of the Bernstein family, of Morris Louis, and of Morris Louis with Marcella Brenner. There are also metal printing plates of 4 Morris Louis photographs and copy prints, reproductions, and duplicates.
Description Container
Bernstein Family Photographs, 1910s-1951
3
29
Morris Louis Photographs, 1942-1960
3
30-32
Morris Louis Photographs, Negatives, circa 1950s
3
33
Metal Plates of Morris Louis Photograph, circa 1956
3
34-35
Morris Louis & Marcella Brenner Photographs, 1947-1962
3
36
Morris Louis Photographs, Reproductions, circa 1943-1960
3
37

Series 2: Morris Louis Estate Papers , 1947-2007, bulk 1965-2000
14.9 Linear feet
Boxes 3-19, OV 20

The majority of the collection (circa 15 linear feet) consists of records created and maintained by Marcella Brenner in the course of managing Louis' estate and posthumous exhibitions and projects. Gallery exhibition records include printed materials, photographs, slides, price lists, invoices, and scattered correspondence for many posthumous and retrospective exhibitions between 1965 through 2002. Files are found for several exhibitions at the Andre Emmerich Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Denver Art Museum, Hayward Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum, Jewish Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and numerous other U.S. and international galleries and museums.
Louis' artwork is well-documented in highly detailed inventory lists and cards. Legal records document the lawsuit brought by the Bernstein family against Marcella Brenner which began in 1964 and ended in 1970 in favor of Brenner, as well as 25 years of correspondence between Brenner and attorney I. S. Weissbrodt. Extensive sales records are found in the financial records, as well as scattered tax records.
Printed materials include calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and other miscellaneous materials. Writings include essays about Louis and manuscript copies of the book Trustee for the Human Race: Litigation over the Morris Louis Paintings written by Ruth S. Blau under contract for Marcella Brenner. Photographs are primarily of artwork depicted in exhibition installations.
Project files are found for several posthumous documentary film projects and a catalog raisonne. Several of the projects contain only interviews provided by Brenner in support of the project, but others contain original research documentation. One such project was a series of audio recordings of interviews commissioned by Brenner and conducted by Anita Faatz in 1970-1971 with 27 artists talking about Morris Louis, his work, their relationships with him, and his influences. Faatz conducted interviews with Clement Greenberg, Leonard Bocour, Andre Emmerich, Helen Frankenthaler, and Kenneth Noland, among many others.
This series is arranged as 8 subseries.
  • 2.1 Gallery Exhibitions, 1947-2002
  • 2.2 Art Records and Inventories, 1960-1992
  • 2.3 Legal Records, 1962-1989
  • 2.4 Financial Records, 1959-1998
  • 2.5 Printed Material, 1960-2006
  • 2.6 Writings, 1963-1988
  • 2.7 Photographs, circa 1950s-2001
  • 2.8 Project Files, 1966-2007
2.1: Gallery Records, 1947-2002
Gallery records document numerous exhibitions and openings and include exhibition announcements, clippings, photographs, slides, price lists, invoices of artwork sales, notes of receipt and transfer of Morris Louis artwork, and communications with Marcella Brenner. Also included is one sound cassette of a Dore Ashton lecture on Morris Louis' Charred Journals exhibition at the Jewish Museum in 1997.
The bulk of the gallery records document exhibitions held at the Andre Emmerich Gallery, which represented Morris Louis for over 50 years. Other galleries represented within the files include private collections, international museums, national museums, and permanent collections.
Description Container
Andre Emmerich Gallery , 1965-1968
3
38-43
Andre Emmerich Gallery , 1968-1970
4
1-14
Andre Emmerich Gallery, 1971-1975
4
15-40
Andre Emmerich Gallery, 1976-1979
4
41-56
Andre Emmerich Gallery, 1980-1984
4
57-61
Andre Emmerich Gallery, circa 1985-1995
Oversized material located in box 19, folder 1.
5
1-14
Andre Emmerich Gallery, Photographs, 1947-1962
5
15-18
Ackland Art Museum , 1986-1990
5
19
Auckland City Art Gallery, 1971-1972
5
20
Australian National Gallery, 1982
5
21
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1977-1985
5
22-23
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Morris Louis Gallery, 1979-1991
Oversized material located in box 19, folder 2.
5
24-28
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1975-1986
5
29-35
Cleveland Museum, 1967
5
36
Connor Contemporary Art, 2001
5
37
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1975-1978
5
38
David Mirvish Gallery, 1973-1977
5
39
Denver Art Museum, 1977
5
40
Fort Worth Art Museum, 1973-1987
5
41-43
Galerie Neufville, 1961
5
44
Galerie Piltzer, 1996-1997
5
45
Greenville County Museum of Art, 1978-1979
5
46
Hayward Gallery, 1972-1974
5
47-52
Hayward Gallery, 1974
6
1
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, 1974-1987
6
2-6
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Photographs, 1974-1987
6
7
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Slides, 1974-1987
6
8
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, "Morris Louis" Film Screening, 2002
6
9
Israel Museum, 1979-1991
Oversized material located in OV 20.
6
10-16
Jewish Museum, 1996-1997
1 sound cassette
6
17-18
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 1974-1986
6
19-20
Madrid U.S. Embassy Contemporary Art Collection, 1995
6
21
Maryland Institute College of Art, Meyerhoff Gallery, 1989
6
22
Musee de Grenoble, 1986-1998
6
23-27
Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1973-1986
6
28-30
Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan, 1984-1986
Oversized material located in box 19, folder 3.
6
31-34
National Gallery of Art, 1975-1983
6
35-39
Milwaukee Art Museum, National Symposium of Art Museum Docents, 1983
6
40
Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2001
6
41
Riva Yares Gallery, 2001
6
42-43
Stadtische Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, 1974
Oversized material located in OV 20.
7
1-2
Tate Gallery, 1979-1986
7
3
Tel Aviv Museum, 1972-1988
7
4-6
University of Maryland Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, 1971-1974
7
7
Waddington Galleries, 1968-1980
7
8-9
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1976-1981
7
10-11
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969-circa 1978
7
12
Westfalisches Landesmuseum (Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History, Munster, Germany), 1996-1997
7
13
Oversized Andre Emmerich Gallery, removed from Box 5, Folder 3, 1985
19
1
Oversized Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Morris Louis Gallery, removed from Box 5, Folder 28, 1987-1991
19
2
Oversized Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan, removed from Box 6, Folder 33, 1986
19
3
Oversized Israel Museum, removed from Box 6, Folder 14, circa 1985
OV 20
Oversized Staditsche Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, removed from Box 7, Folder 2, 1974
OV 20
2.2: Art Records and Inventories, 1960-1992
Art inventory files and cards contain extensive details about Louis' artwork and often include photographs and transparencies, as well as written descriptions. The files contain documentation of the movement of artwork, whether showing in an exhibition, donated to a museum or gallery, or sold through auction or to a private collector. There are also notations about artwork donations made my Marcella Brenner before her death. Additionally, several estate inventories and lists of museums where pieces were located are filed here.
Description Container
Inventory Notecards, 1960-1992
7
14-25
Inventory Notecards, 1987-1992
8
1-3
Inventory Files, Nos. [1]-[18], 1960-1992
8
4
Inventory Files, Nos. [19]-[35], 1960-1992
8
5
Inventory Files, Nos. [36]-[50], 1960-1992
8
6
Inventory Files, Nos. [51]-[65], 1960-1992
8
7
Inventory Files, Nos. [66]-[77], 1960-1992
8
8
Inventory Files, Nos. [78]-[92], 1960-1992
8
9
Inventory Files, Nos. [93]-[1-05], 1960-1992
8
10
Inventory Files, Nos. [1-06]-[1-16], 1960-1992
8
11
Inventory Files, Nos. [1-17]-[1-29], 1960-1992
8
12
Inventory Files, Nos. [1-30]-[1-43], 1960-1992
8
13
Inventory Files, Nos. [1-45]-[1-55], 1960-1992
8
14
Inventory Files, Nos. [1-56]-[1-72], 1960-1992
8
15
Inventory Files, Nos. [1-73]-[1-89], 1960-1992
8
16
Inventory Files, Nos. [1-90]-[2-06], 1960-1992
8
17
Inventory Files, Nos. [2-07]-[2-22], 1960-1992
9
1
Inventory Files, Nos. [2-23]-[2-35], 1960-1992
9
2
Inventory Files, Nos. [2-36]-[2-47], 1960-1992
9
3
Inventory Files, Nos. [2-48]-[2-58], 1960-1992
9
4
Inventory Files, Nos. [2-59]-[2-74], 1960-1992
9
5
Inventory Files, Nos. [2-76]-[2-86], 1960-1992
9
6
Inventory Files, Nos. [2-87]-[2-99], 1960-1992
9
7
Inventory Files, Nos. [3-00]-[3-12], 1960-1992
9
8
Inventory Files, Nos. [3-13]-[3-23], 1960-1992
9
9
Inventory Files, Nos. [3-24]-[3-36], 1960-1992
9
10
Inventory Files, Nos. [3-37]-[3-51], 1960-1992
9
11
Inventory Files, Nos. [3-52]-[3-66], 1960-1992
9
12
Inventory Files, Nos. [3-67]-[3-81], 1960-1992
9
13
Inventory Files, Nos. [3-82]-[3-92], 1960-1992
9
14
Inventory Files, Nos. [3-93]-[4-10], 1960-1992
9
15
Inventory Files, Nos. [4-11]-[4-28], 1960-1992
10
1
Inventory Files, Nos. [4-29]-[4-43], 1960-1992
10
2
Inventory Files, Nos. [4-44]-[4-56], 1960-1992
10
3
Inventory Files, Nos. [4-57]-[4-70], 1960-1992
10
4
Inventory Files, Nos. [4-71]-[4-90], 1960-1992
10
5
Inventory Files, Nos. [4-92]-[5-06], 1960-1992
10
6
Inventory Files, Nos. [5-07]-[5-26], 1960-1992
10
7
Inventory Files, Nos. [5-27]-[5-39], 1960-1992
10
8
Inventory Files, Nos. [5-40]-[5-69], 1960-1992
10
9
Inventory Files, Nos. [5-71] Missing Painting, 1960-1992
10
10
Inventory Files, Nos. [5-72]-[5-81], 1960-1992
10
11
Inventory Files, Titles Only, A-Z, 1960-1992
10
12
Estate Inventory Lists, 1985-1987
10
13
International Museums, Inventory List, circa 1986
10
14
National & International Museums, Visual Inventory, circa 1986
10
15
Estate Inventory of Morris Louis Drawings, 1988
10
16
Estate Inventory of Morris Louis Drawings, 1988
11
1-3
2.3: Legal Records, 1962-1989
Legal records contain documentation of the Bernstein v. Brenner lawsuit and trial, including trial notes and preparation notes; correspondence between I.S. Weissbrodt as the Morris Louis Estate lawyer and relevant parties; copies of the settlement contract from the trial; and a court-mandated inventory of the Louis Estate artwork holdings and subsequent records of whereabouts, sales, and transfers.
Correspondence with I.S. Weissbrodt spans 25 years and includes notes to and from Marcella Brenner regarding sale of Morris Louis artwork, issues as they arose, gallery contracts and agreements, deeds of gift records, and other legal documents.
Documentation of the Bernstein v. Brenner lawsuit is incomplete.
Description Container
Correspondence, Answer to 'Show Cause', 1970
11
4
Correspondence, Pre-1954 Paintings, Previously Unknown Works, 1964-1986
11
5
Correspondence, I. S. Weissbrodt, 1965-1989
11
6-31
Court-Ruled Paintings Inventory & History of Sales, Notes & Lists Summary, 1964
11
32
Court-Ruled Paintings Inventory & History of Sales, 1962-1968
11
33
Louis Paintings, Locations, 1987-1989
11
34
Settlement Contract, Bernstein v. Brenner, 1970
11
35
Trial Notes, Bernstein v. Brenner, 1970
11
36
2.4: Financial Records, 1959-1998
Financial records consist of extensive sales records for Morris Louis artwork between 1959 and 1989. Also included are bonds, tax records and returns documenting inheritance and estate taxes, a single statement documenting the sale of a Louis painting, and documentation of the P.E.F. Israel Endowment Fund, a fund for innovative teaching set up and sponsored by Marcella Brenner, 1971-2007, via the Morris Louis Estate.
Description Container
Bonds, 1974-1998
11
37
P.E.F. Israel Endowment Fund, 1986-1989
11
38-40
Sales Records for Louis Paintings, 1959-1966
11
41
Sales Records for Louis Paintings, 1969-1989
12
1-3
Statement of Morris Louis Painting Sale, 1996
12
4
Taxes, D.C. Estate Tax, 1962-1964
12
5
Taxes, Estate Tax, 1962-1965
12
6
Taxes, Federal & D.C. Estate Tax, Inheritance Tax, 1962-1963
12
7
Taxes, 1962-1964
12
8-9
2.5: Printed Material, 1960-2006
Printed material includes brochures and notecards, blank wall and desk calendars containing representative images of Morris Louis paintings, extensive clippings, magazines, sales catalogs, and journals, exhibition catalogs, exhibition notecards and event announcements.
Other publications include gallery and museum reports and miscellaneous publications containing depictions of Morris Louis' paintings and references, and a medical report of the U.S. Department of Health with Louis' Beta-Kappa as the cover image.
Description Container
Brochures & Notecards, 1989-2002
12
10-11
Calendars, 1995-2003
Oversize material housed in Box 19, Folder 4.
12
12
Clippings, 1966-1991
12
13-30
Clippings, 1992-2006
13
1-14
Exhibition Catalogs, 1965-1988
13
15-34
Exhibition Catalogs, 1989-2006
14
1-9
Exhibition Events & Announcements, 1965-2000
14
10
Notecards Featuring Louis Paintings, circa 1960s-circa 1980s
14
11
Other Publications, 1968-1997
14
12-19
Oversized Calendars, removed from Box 12, Folder 13, 1984-1998
19
4
Oversized Clippings, 1971-2007
19
5-10
2.6: Writings, 1963-1988
Writings include typescripts, essay drafts, and notes about Morris Louis, as well as documentation and manuscript copies of the book, Trustee for the Human Race: Litigation over the Morris Louis Paintings written by Ruth S. Blau, and contracted by Marcella Brenner.
Description Container
Typescript, Sybil Myersburg "Morris Louis: A Memoir", 1963
14
20
Typescript, Dan Robbins "Morris Louis", 1963
14
21
Notes, 1966-1988
14
22
Essay Drafts, Helen Jacobson "As I Remember Morris Louis", 1970
14
23
Typescript, Doris Margaret Thornton "Morris Louis: A Painter, Recollected in Tranquility", circa 1972
14
24
Typescript, Article by Karin Alexis, 1977
14
25
Book Contract/Agreement, Ruth S. Blau for Trustee for the Human Race: Litigation Over the Morris Louis Paintings, 1988
14
26
Manuscript, Ruth S. Blau, Trustee for the Human Race: Litigation Over the Morris Louis Paintings, 1988
14
27-28
2.7: Photographs, circa 1950s-2001
Photographs consist primarily of gallery installation photographs of Morris Louis paintings and drawings.There are also images of Marcella Brenner and Andre Emmerich; slides of Morris Louis paintings owned by his estate; photographs of unstretched, unrolled Morris Louis paintings housed at the Santini Brothers Warehouse; a photograph of a Morris Louis-like Lichtenstein work, noted as "Roy Lichtenstein's Variation of a Louis 'Unfurled'"; photographs taken at two Morris Louis exhibition openings; and color and black and white transparencies of Morris Louis artwork.
Description Container
Photographs of Marcella Brenner , circa 1950s-1995
14
29
Photographs of Marcella Brenner at Lenne School Event, 2001
14
30
Photographs of Andre Emmerich in Milan, 1990 March
14
31
Artwork: Estate Paintings, Slides, circa 1980
14
32-33
Artwork: Roy Lichtenstein's Variation of a Louis "Unfurled", 1973
14
34
Artwork: Santini Brothers Warehouse Paintings, Slides, 1965
14
35
Artwork: Transparencies, circa 1970s
14
36
Exhibition Opening, "Morris Louis Retrospective," Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1967 April
15
1
Exhibition Opening, "Morris Louis," Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History, Munster, Germany, 1986 May
15
2
Exhibition, "Major Themes & Variations," National Gallery of Art (sign only), 1976 September-1977 January
15
3
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Unfurleds", 1964
15
4
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Veils", 1966
15
5
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Paintings of the Spring '62", 1968
15
6
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Veils", 1969
15
7
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Unfurleds", 1970
15
8
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Stripes", 1972
15
9
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Zurich Exhibition, 1974
15
10
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Nine Major Works", 1978
15
11
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Solid Columns", 1980
15
12
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "A Commemorative Exhibition", 1982
15
13
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Drawings 1948-1953", 1982
15
14
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Drawings", 1985
15
15
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Exhibition in Honor of the Catalogue Raisonne", 1985
15
16
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, 1989
15
17
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Veils and Variations", 1992
15
18
Gallery Installation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, "Variations on a Theme", 1995
15
19
Gallery Installation, Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, 1979
15
20
Gallery Installation, Cleveland Museum of Modern Art, 1967
15
21
Gallery Installation, Louisiana Museum, Denmark, circa 1970
15
22
Gallery Installation, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, circa 1960s
15
23
Gallery Installation, Riva Yares Gallery, California, 1989
15
24
Gallery Installation, Rome - New York Art Foundation, 1960
15
25
Gallery Installation, Seattle Art Museum, 1967
15
26-27
Gallery Installation, St. Louis Art Museum, "Morris Louis 1912-1962", 1967
15
28
Gallery Installation, Tel Aviv Museum , 1981
15
29
Gallery Installation, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1995
15
30
Gallery Installation, Musee D'Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, 1998
15
31
2.8: Project Files, 1966-2007
Project files are found for the Morris Louis catalogue raisonne; three film projects by Robert Pierce Productions, including "Morris Louis: Radiant Zones," "Pictures to an Exhibition," and "Morris Louis"; a NET Program, "The New Abstraction: Morris Louis & Kenneth Noland"; a WETA-TV documentary on Morris Louis; a film associated with the "Morris Louis Now" exhibition; and the Anita Faatz interviews of 27 artists talking about Morris Louis.
2.8.1: Catalogue Raisonne Project Files, 1966-1986
The catalogue raisonne project files contain twenty years of documentation and correspondence relating to the creation of Morris Louis: The Complete Paintings (A Catalogue Raisonne), compiled and written by Diane Upright Headley. Files document interviews, extensive research, and a final exhibition in 1985 at the Andre Emmerich Gallery to honor the completed Morris Louis catalogue raisonne. The publication is not found in the records.
Description Container
Catalogue Raisonne Project Files, 1966-1986
15
32-38
2.8.2: Robert Pierce Productions Film Projects, 1975-2001
Robert Pierce Productions film projects include documentation and interview transcripts for three film projects: "Morris Louis: Radiant Zones," "Pictures to an Exhibition," and "Morris Louis." No original video or film is found here.
The "Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" was a 25 minute documentary completed in 1986. Although ultimately produced by Robert Pierce Productions, the film project originally began in 1979 in Australia and was funded by the Australian Film Commission. In 1985 it was agreed that the 16mm print would be transferred and non-theatrically exhibited at the Fort Worth Art Museum in the United States, and curated by Diane Upright Headley.
Description Container
"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones," Project Documentation, 1979-1985
15
39
"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Nick Wilder (Tapes 1-4), circa 1980
15
40
"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, James Collins (Tapes 5-7), circa 1980
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Andre Emmerich (Tapes 8-11), 1979
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Michael Fried (Tapes 12-16), 1979
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Rubin Lawrence (Tapes 17-19), circa 1980
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Diane Upright Headley (Tape 20), 1979
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Joe Helman (Tapes 21-23), circa 1980
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, John Elderfield (Tapes 24-29), 1979
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Leonard Bocour (Tapes 30-33), 1979
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48
"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Charles Schucker (Tapes 34-36), circa 1980
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49
"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Andre Emmerich (Tape 39), circa 1980
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50
"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Andre Emmerich & James Lebron (Tapes 40-43), circa 1980
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51
"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Gifford & Joann Phillips (Tapes 44-47), circa 1980
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52
"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Helen Frankenthaler (Tape 48), circa 1980
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Kenworth Moffet (Tapes 49-51), circa 1980
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2
"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Anne Truitt (Tapes 52-56), circa 1980-1987
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Marcella Brenner (Tapes 57-58), circa 1980
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4
"Pictures to an Exhibition" Project Documentation, 1988-1991
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"Morris Louis" Project, Interview Transcript, Marcella Brenner, 2001
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"Morris Louis" Project, Interview Transcript, Pat Lipsky, 2001
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7
"Morris Louis" Project, Interview Transcript, Dennis Yares, 2001
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"Morris Louis" Project, Interview Transcript, Liz Quisgard, 2001
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"Morris Louis" Project, Interview Transcript, Sybil Meyersburg, 2001
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"Morris Louis" Project, Interview Transcript, Andre Emmerich, 2001
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"Morris Louis" Project, Interview Transcript, Cornelia Noland Reis, 2001
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2.8.3: NET Program, "The New Abstraction: Morris Louis & Kenneth Noland" , 1966
Description Container
Interview Transcript, Marcella Brenner, 1966
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Interview/Program Transcript, Clement Greenberg, Marcella Brenner, Helen Jacobson, Helen Frankenthaler, and Kenneth Noland, 1966
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Interview Transcript, Helen Jacobson, 1966
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2.8.4: WETA-TV Documentary on Morris Louis , 1986
Description Container
Interview Transcript, Marcella Brenner, 1986
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2.8.5: Film project, "Morris Louis Now" , 2007
Found here are the video cassettes for the never fully realized film "Morris Louis Now." The film was produced and directed by Mark Muheim, Muheim Motion Pictures, for Marcella Brenner in 2007. Footage was captured at the High Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Description Container
"Morris Louis Now," Hirshhorn Museum, 2007
3 videocassettes (betacamsp)
Duplicates of HDCAM
3 videocassettes (hdcam)
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"Morris Louis Now," High Museum, 2007
2 videocassettes (betacamsp)
Duplicates of HDCAM
1 videocassettes (hdcam)
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2.8.6: Anita Faatz Interviews, 1970-1976
Between 1970-1971 Anita Faatz interviewed 27 artists for a project requested and initiated by Marcella Brenner in 1969. The purpose was to capture recollections and memories of Morris Louis by those who knew him before too much time had passed after his death. The Anita Faatz interview files include project documentation, correspondence, and interviews with 27 individuals on 23 sound cassettes. Most interviews include transcripts.
Of note are interviews with Clement Greenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Marcella Brenner, Andre Emmerich, Lawrence and William Rubin, and others.
Description Container
Project Documentation, 1971
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1
Correspondence , 1974-1976
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2
Sophia Bloom Interview, 1971
2 sound cassettes
No transcript included.
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3
Stanley A. Blumberg Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
No transcript included.
17
4
Leonard Bocour and Clement Greenberg Interviews, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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5-6
Marcella and Abner Brenner Interviews, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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7-8
Betty Carter Interview (transcript), 1970
For sound recording, see Betty Schach Interview, Box 18, Folder 4
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9
Andre Emmerich Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
17
10-11
Freda Friedman Interview, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
17
12-13
Clement Greenberg Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
17
14-15
Helen Frankenthaler Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
17
16-17
Helen Jacobson Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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18-19
Miriam Jaegerman Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
No transcript included.
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20
Jeanette Kear and Annie Siegel Interviews, 1970
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript (Jeanette Kear).
For Annie Siegel interview transcript, see Box 18, Folder 11
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21-22
Sybil Meyersburg Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
17
23-24
Cornelia Noland Interview, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
17
25-26
Kenneth Noland Interview , 1971
Includes transcript notes only.
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27
Liz Whitney Quisgard Interview, 1970-1971
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript.
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28-29
Lawrence Rubin and William Rubin Interviews, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcripts.
18
1-3
Betty Schach and Betty Carter Interviews, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript (Betty Schach).
For Betty Carter Interview transcript, see Box 17, Folder 9
18
4-5
Charles Schucker Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
18
6-7
Leon Shereshefsky and Pauline Shereshefsky Interviews, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcripts.
18
8-10
Annie Siegel Interview (transcript), 1970
18
11
Ann Spiegel Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
No transcript included.
18
12
I. S. Weissbrodt Interview, 1971
1 sound cassette
No transcript included.
18
13

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