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Raymond Saroff papers, 1953-2009

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Series 1: Raymond Saroff papers concerning Claes Oldenburg , 1953-2009
0.5 Linear Feet
Box 1

This series documents Saroff's interest in Claes Oldenburg. Of note is Saroff's film Claes Oldenburg's Ray Gun Theater - 1962" . In 1962, ten "Happenings" conceived by Oldenburg known as "Ray Gun Theater" were presented in New York City at a store on East Second Street. Each evening-long event was filmed by Saroff, who then edited the film to approximately two hours before releasing it commercially. Correspondence concerns gifts and loans from Saroff's art collection. Financial records consist of sales receipts including one for his purchase of Leg. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, clippings, and miscellaneous items. Photographs and a transparency are of Oldenburg's work in several media.
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Letters, 1969-2009
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1
Financial Records - Sales Receipts (A-Z by Gallery), 1953-1985
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2
Claes Oldenburg's "Ray Gun Theater - 1962" by Raymond Saroff (1962), 1995
1 videocassettes (vhs)
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3
Printed Material
Exhibition Catalogs, circa 1960-1995
1
4-7
Clippings, 1960-1995
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8
Press Kit, 1995
1
9
Miscellaneous Items, 1964-1995
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10
Photographs of Artwork by Oldenburg, 1960s-1970s
includes 1 color transparency
1
11

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