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Nancy Spero papers, 1940s-2009

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Series 8: Photographic Material , 1940s-2009
1 Linear foot
Boxes 25-26, 29

This series consists of photographs and color digital prints; also found are slides, some negatives, and color transparencies. Images of artwork are mostly by Spero. Photographs of artwork by others include many unsigned works as well as pieces by Traude Linhardt, Mira Schor, and Ana Mendieta. Views of exhibition installations record Nancy Spero's solo exhibitions and her participation in the 2007 "Venice Biennale, 52." People appearing in photographs are Nancy Spero, Leon Golub, their sons, grandchildren, Nancy's sister Carol Newman, and unidentified people, most likely friends. Folders titled "family" and "friends" include views in which Spero and/or Golub are present. Miscellaneous subjects are a dog and owl. One photograph album, circa 2000s, consists of pictures that appear to have been taken on the same day; included are views of Nancy Spero with friends and family.
Photographic materials are arranged by subject.
Description Container Select
Artwork by Spero
Codex Artaud, 1972, undated
25
7
Maypole: Take No Prisoners Heads, Actor- Brenda, circa 2000s
25
8
Maypole: Take No Prisoners Heads, Caca, circa 2000s
25
9
Maypole: Take No Prisoners Heads, Dearest- Fuck You Twice, circa 2000s
25
10
Maypole: Take No Prisoners Heads, Gayola- Jujube, circa 2000s
25
11
Maypole: Take No Prisoners Heads, Kahkah- Me-Me, circa 2000s
25
12
Maypole: Take No Prisoners Heads, Naughty- Q, circa 2000s
25
13
Maypole: Take No Prisoners Heads, Riki- Yuksta, Untitled, circa 2000s
25
14
Miscellaneous (executed 1940s-1984), undated, 1978
25
15
Notes in Time on Women, Part II , undated, 1979
25
16
Torture of Women, Slides, 1976-1979
25
17
War Series, Slides, undated
25
18
Artwork by Other Artists, 1987-2001, undated
25
19
Exhibition Installations
Azure Installation, Galerie Lelong, New York (2002), circa 2002
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1
"Dissidances," Amsterdam (2008), 2008
26
2
"Dissidances," Sofia Reina (2008 October 14-2009 January 5) , 2008-circa 2009
26
3
"Dissidances," Unidentified Venue , circa 2008-circa 2009
26
4-7
Galerie Monteney, Paris, 1990
26
8
"Notes on Time," A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 1979
Includes born-digital files, see ER18.
26
9
Exhibitions, A.I.R. Gallery (1976-1981), Digital Photographs, 2006
0.1 Gigabytes
Four computer files
ER18
Riverside Studios (1984 July 18-August 12), 1984
26
10
Sacred and Profane Installation, New York Kunsthalle (1966) , circa 2000s
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11
Smith College Museum of Art, circa 1990
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12
Toronto Waterworks Project (1988 June), 1988
26
13
"Venice Biennale, 52" (2007 June 10-November 21), 2007
26
14
Unidentified, undated
26
15-16
People
Artaud, undated
Oversized material housed in Box 29
26
17
Nancy Spero , circa 1940s- circa 1950s
Oversized material housed in Box 29
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18
Nancy Spero, circa 1959-circa 1964
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19
Nancy Spero, circa 1970s- 2005
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20
Nancy Spero and Leon Golub, circa 2000-2004
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21
Nancy Spero and Leon Golub in Salzburg, Austria, circa 1995
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22
Family, undated, 1960-2000s
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23
Friends, undated, 1990s-2000s
Includes born-digital records, see ER19.
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24
Digital Photographs, 2006
0.051 Gigabytes
Three computer files
ER19
Places, Unidentified, undated, 2000-circa 2007
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25
Miscellaneous Subjects, undated
26
26
Photograph Album, circa 2000s
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27
Oversized Photographs of People from Box 26, folders 16-19, 1940s-2005, undated
29

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