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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.
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Catalogue Raisonne Project Files, 1966-1986
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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.
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones," Project Documentation, 1979-1985
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Nick Wilder (Tapes 1-4), circa 1980
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"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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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Charles Schucker (Tapes 34-36), circa 1980
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Andre Emmerich (Tape 39), circa 1980
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Andre Emmerich & James Lebron (Tapes 40-43), circa 1980
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"Morris Louis: Radiant Zones" Project, Interview Transcript, Gifford & Joann Phillips (Tapes 44-47), circa 1980
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"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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"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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"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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"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
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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
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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.
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"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.
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Project Documentation, 1971
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Correspondence , 1974-1976
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Sophia Bloom Interview, 1971
2 sound cassettes
No transcript included.
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Stanley A. Blumberg Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
No transcript included.
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4
Leonard Bocour and Clement Greenberg Interviews, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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Marcella and Abner Brenner Interviews, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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Betty Carter Interview (transcript), 1970
For sound recording, see Betty Schach Interview, Box 18, Folder 4
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Andre Emmerich Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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10-11
Freda Friedman Interview, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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12-13
Clement Greenberg Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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14-15
Helen Frankenthaler Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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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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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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Sybil Meyersburg Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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23-24
Cornelia Noland Interview, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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25-26
Kenneth Noland Interview , 1971
Includes transcript notes only.
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Liz Whitney Quisgard Interview, 1970-1971
2 sound cassettes
Includes transcript.
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Lawrence Rubin and William Rubin Interviews, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcripts.
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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
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4-5
Charles Schucker Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
Includes transcript.
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6-7
Leon Shereshefsky and Pauline Shereshefsky Interviews, 1971
1 sound cassette
Includes transcripts.
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8-10
Annie Siegel Interview (transcript), 1970
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Ann Spiegel Interview, 1970
1 sound cassette
No transcript included.
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I. S. Weissbrodt Interview, 1971
1 sound cassette
No transcript included.
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