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Philip Pearlstein papers, circa 1940-2008

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Series 9: Photographs and Moving Images , 1940s-2008
3.3 Linear feet
Boxes 22, 37, 39-41

This series consists of photographs, negatives, slides, video recordings, and motion picture film. Professional and candid photographs of Pearlstein in his studio, in portraits, at events, and with colleagues are by various photographers including Gottfired Junker, John de Clef Piñeiro, Frederic Cantor, Sante D'Orazio, Jack Mitchell, and others. Pearlstein is also pictured with his portrait of Brooklyn college president, Robert L. Hess, and with President Clinton at The White House. Personal images are mostly snapshots of Pearlstein's family, friends, and travel. Photographs from art school show Andy Warhol, Dorothy Cantor, Ethel and Leonard Kessler, and other classmates at the beach and at school functions. Other photographs are of Pearlstein's models, exhibitions, and works of art by Pearlstein, Jack Mitchell, Harvey Stein, David Levy, Eleanor Magid, and Oren Slor.
Recordings include Art in Progress: Philip Pearlstein by Jamie Lustberg, Pearlstein's former assistant, and an exhibition at Lehigh University Art Galleries. Thirteen super 8 mm amateur films contain footage of Pearlstein working, his models, and traveling to the Southwestern United States, Peru, and Egypt. Titles listed are taken from the inscriptions on the original film containers. The series also contains 26 video recordings mainly of Pearlstein's friends, travel, and exhibitions. Some recordings contain a mixture of personal and professional material.
Description Container Select
Pearlstein, Art in Progress: Philip Pearlstein, Film by Jamie Lustberg (2004), Digital Video Recording, 2019
1.35 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER16
Pearlstein, "Edward Lucie Smith Film Crew", circa 2000
1 videocassettes (minidv)
40
Pearlstein In Studio and Portraits, circa 1940-1990
22
10
Pearlstein by Various Photographers, circa 1982-2005
Includes photographs by Gottfried Junker, Frederic Cantor, Helaine Messer, Harvey Stein, Jenny Gorman, a photograph of Pearlstein with Sidney Geist by Ruth Foxtel, and a small amount of correspondence.
Oversized photographs of Pearlstein and a few of Dorothy Cantor by John de Clef Piñeiro, Sante D'Orazio, Jack Mitchell, and unidentified photographers are housed in Box 37.
22
11-12
Pearlstein at Brooklyn College, circa 1989-circa 2000
22
13-14
Pearlstein with President Clinton, 1996
Includes letter from The White House.
22
15
Personal, Family, circa 1950-circa 1970
22
16
Personal, Art School, 1940s
Includes photographs of Andy Warhol and other classmates.
22
17
Personal, Friends and Travel, circa 1945-1975
22
18-19
Personal, Friends and Travel, circa 1980-2008
2 floppy discs
3 videocassettes (minidv)
(Transfer of floppy discs not possible.)
Labels on recordings read "Gallery and Model Picnic at Lake," "NY Saul Models Petra," "NY City view, Fire Island picnic, James and marionette," "Highland Lakes Culinary Club," and "Pittsburgh Falling Waters."
39
Artist's Models, circa 1960-1990
Includes some photographs of artwork.
41
Event, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, Spring Gala (2008), Digital Photographs, 2019
0.158 Gigabytes
65 computer files
ER17
Exhibitions, Lehigh University Art Galleries, Slide Show and Instructional Video (2007), Digital Video Recording, 2019
2.67 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER18
Exhibitions, 1970-2002
Additional material housed in Box 40.
22
22-29
Exhibitions, circa 1989-2014
17 videocassettes (minidv)
2 videocassettes (vhs-c)
2 floppy discs
(Transfer of floppy discs not possible.)
Recordings are for exhibitions in Moscow, Pittsburg, Rome, Washington D.C., Paris, Boston, Chicago, and New York among others. Three mini-dvs contain exhibition material along with personal recordings labeled "Miranda Baby Shower" and "Thanksgiving 2002." Two mini-dvs also contain material related to Pearlstein's activities with the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation.
40
Works of Art by Pearlstein, circa 1990s
22
30
Works of Art by Others, circa 1974-circa 1980s
Includes photographs of art objects by Oren Slor and a self-portrait by Eleanor Magid.
22
31-34
Oversized Photographs of Pearlstein from Box 22, Folders 11-12, 1966-1982
37
3-10
Amateur Films of Pearlstein Painting and Drawing
Philip Pearlstein Painting , November 8, 1973
2 Film reels
2 copies
super 8 mm
Content includes a child ballerina and Pearlstein drawing and painting.
FC 44-45
Pearlstein Drawing, 1971
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes Pearlstein drawing in the studio, an artist's model, and Pearlstein seated with a woman.
FC 46
Pearlstein, 1972
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes Pearlstein drawing and painting, an office interior, tubs of dye, and paintings at a gallery exhibition.
FC 47
Gilda Portrait and Rosaire Ladder, 1975-1976
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes various stages of two paintings, some footage of artist's models, and an exterior view of a canyon.
FC 48
Amateur Travel Films
Painting and Travel, 1974-1976
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes a woman looking at a book, drawing and painting artist's models, shots of New York City, artwork on the street, a band, and people outside of an estate and in a canoe.
FC 49
Canyon de Chelly and Mesa Verde, 1974
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes footage of canyons, ruins, and shots of a city or suburban area.
FC 50
Julia-Out West, 1976
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes footage of canyons and ruins and of Pearlstein holding a camera.
FC 51
NYC, Canyon de Chelly, Painting, 1977-1978
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes shots of the New York City skyline, Pearlstein painting, Canyon de Chelly, and possibly the Ned A. Hatahu Center.
FC 52
Fire Island, 1974
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes shots of towers with sign reading "TIGE," a sunset, beach and boats, flowers, a woman modeling in front of a painting of herself, exterior of a beach house.
FC 53
Machu Picchu, 1977
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes various shots of Machu Picchu, a cityscape, shots from an airplane, paintings in progress and in galleries, and Pearlstein at Machu Picchu.
FC 54
Travel, 1976-1978
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes footage of a man and child, a woman outside of a castle, ruins, a drawing, New York City, Egyptian pyramids, and an easel and canvas.
FC 55
Canyon de Chelly, 1970
1 Film reel
super 8 mm
Content includes a canyon, a hut, ruins, sunset over water, and paintings of these scenes.
FC 56

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