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Robert Kushner papers, 1960s-2011, bulk 1970s-1980s

Robert Kushner papers, 1960s-2011, bulk 1970s-1980s

Kushner, Robert, 1949-


Collection Information

Size: 8 linear feet

Summary: Audio visual material and subject files documenting the career of performance and installation artist, Robert Kushner.

A majority of the collection (4.0 linear feet) includes performance pieces by Kushner and others at the Paula Cooper Gallery, Holly Solomon Gallery, The Kitchen, and other venues on 42 videocassettes (16 U-matic, 1 DVCam, 10 VHS, 6 Beta), 17 videotape reels, 2 reels motion picture film (Super 8 mm), and 4 sound reels, circa 1970s-2000s. Also included are inventories of Kushner's video archive, documentation of editing, tape restoration, and copying, 1988-2002.

Subject files concern critic Amy Goldin (1926-1978), Kushner's former teacher and close friend.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Kushner (1949- ) is a painter of the Pattern and Decoration movement and an installation artist, in New York, N.Y., who began his career as a performance artist.


Donated 2013 by Robert Kushner.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Robert Kushner papers, 1960s-2011, bulk 1970s-1980s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.