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Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978

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Series 4: Artist/Subject Files , circa 1946-1978
4.5 Linear feet
Boxes 5-9, OVs 13, 15-16

The bulk of the material in the artist and subject files consist of photographs, but printed material, writings, and other records are also found. Many of the photographs are labeled or marked, possibly for use in publications. Photographs are of artwork, artists, and colleagues of Hess. Hess is depicted alongside many of the artists including Salvador Dalí. The material on Ray Johnson features flyers and copies of collages created for advertisements. The file for Isamu Noguchi includes plans and research photographs for an unrealized project to build a park in New York. Willem de Kooning's files are extensive and include biographical information, bibliographies, correspondence, interview transcripts, lists of artwork, notes, a manuscript about de Kooning by George Dickerson, printed materials, photographs, and two sound tape reels of a conversation between Hess, de Kooning, and Harold Rosenberg recorded by Betty Wolff.
The contents of the general files are listed and arranged alphabetically.
Sound recordings have been digitized for research access.
Description Container Select
Abrams, Ruth , 1959-1977
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14
Albers, Joseph , circa 1961
5
15
Andre, Carl , 1977
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16
Artist's Club Meeting , 1956
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17
A, General , circa 1960s
Ruth Abrams, Afro, Fabbri Agenore, Peter Agostini, Giuseppe Ajmone, Josef Albers, Pierre Alechinsky, Charles Alston, John Altoon, Alva, Emilio Ambasz, John Anderson, Lennart Anderson, Carl Andre, Oliver Andrews, Pietro Anigoni, Karel Appel, Araceli, Alexander Archipenko, Rocco Armento, Kenneth Armitage, Francis Arnal, Jean (Hans) Arp, Artists' Club Meeting on May 25, 1956, Roy Ascott, Darrel Austin, Edward Avedisian, Milton Avery, Ay-O
5
18
B, General , circa 1960s
Folder 19: Alice Baber, Francis Bacon, Balthus, Hadi Bara, John Barber, Walter Barker, Will Barnet, Jennifer Bartlett, Jose Bartoli, Leonard Baskin, Mark Baum, Harold Baumbach, William Baziotes, Robert Beauchamp, Julian Beck, Rosemarie Beck, Max Beckmann, Leland Bell, Lynda Benglis, Billy Al Bengston, Harry Bertoia, Forrest Bess, Joseph Beuys, Janice Biala, Albert Bierstadt, Umberto Bignardi; Folder 20: Julius Bissier, Ronald Bladen, Nell Blaine, Sandra Blon, Hyman Bloom, Norman Bluhm, Robert Frederick Blum, Peter Blume, Abraham Blustein, Jeanne Boardman, Seymour Boardman, Boccioni, Ilya Bolotowsky, Dusti Bonge, Pierre Bonnard, Lee Bontecou, Cameron Booth, Paul Emile Borduas, Bosco, Louis Bouche, Tom Boutis, Paul Brach, Bennett Bradbury; Folder 21: Warren Brandt, Sheila Branigan, Georges Braque, John Bratby, Rodolphe Bresdin, Ernest Briggs, Gandy Brodie, Charles Brody, Tily Brody, James Brooks, Morris Brose, Joan Brown, William T. Brown, Daniel Brustlein, Fritz Bultman, Rudolph Burckhardt, Paul Burlin, Reg Butler
5
19-21
C, General , circa 1960s
Folder 22: German Cabrera, Lawrence Calcagno, Alexander Calder, William Calfee, Theri Camargo, Gretna Campbell, Kenneth Campbell, Campigli, Raphael Canogar, Arthur B. Carles, Nicolas Carone, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Norman Carter, Edmond Casarella, Jorge Castillo, Giorgio Cavallon, Cesar, Lynn Chadwick, Bernard Chaet, David Chapin, Chapoual, Herman Cherry, Alfredo Chighine, Eduardo Chillida, Chryssa, Jean Clad; Folder 23: James Clark, Joe Clark, Lygia Clark, Carrol Cloar, William Clutz, Adele Cohen, Jean Cohen, Thomas Cole, Carlos Colombino, Kirby Congdon, William Congdon, Bruce Connor, Robert Conover, Al Copley, John Singleton Copley, Edward Corbett, Corneille, June Corwine, Cousins, Rollin McNeil Crampton, Hubert Crehan, Roberto Crippa, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Merce Cunningham, Don Cyr
5
22-23
De Kooning, Willem , circa 1950-circa 1970
Includes bibliographies, biographical information, and correspondence with Hess and others regarding De Kooning artwork.
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24-26
De Kooning, Willem , 1964, 1991
2 Sound tape reels
Conversation between Hess, de Kooning, and Harold Rosenberg recorded by Betty Wolff on March 2, 1964.
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1
De Kooning, Willem , circa 1950-circa 1970
Includes interview transcripts, lists of artwork, manuscript draft of "Willem de Kooning" by George Dickerson, notes, printed materials, and photographs of de Kooning, his studio, and works of art.
Oversized material housed in OVs 13, 16
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2-19
De Kooning, Willem , circa 1960s
Includes photographs and transparencies of works of art.
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1-7
De Kooning, Elaine , circa 1960-1977
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8
Dubuffet, Jean , circa 1972
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9
D, General , circa 1960s
Folder 10: Salvador Dalí, Damian, Nassos Daphnis, Maria Helena Vierra da Silva, Don David, Gene Davis, Stuart Davis Luciano Da Vita, Lucien Day, DeChirico, George Deem, Nanno DeGroot, De Kermadec, Delacroix, Jacques Delahaye, Francesco del Cairo, Roberto de Lamonica, Walter de Maria, Agnes Denes, Robert De Niro; Folder 11: Andre Derain, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Nicolas de Stael, Roel d'Haese, Edwin Dickinson, Richard Diebenkorn, Marjorie di Lascia, Burgoyne Diller, Jim Dine, Lois Dodd, William Dole, Enrico Donati, Thomas Doughty, William F. Draper, Sherman Drexler, Charles Steven DuBack, Bernard Dufour, Dufy, Edward Dugmore, D'Vorzon, Friedebald Dzubas, Friedel Dzubas
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10-11
E, General , circa 1960s
Thomas Eakins, Matta Echaurren, Arthur Elias, Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York, Max Ernst, (Akyavash) Erol, Maurice Esteve, Merlyn Evans, Philip Evergood
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12
Frankenthaler, Helen , circa 1960s
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13
F, General , circa 1960s
Paul Feeley, Lyonel Feininger, Apelles Fenosa, Herbert Ferber, John Ferran, Pedro Figari, Perle Fine, Joseph A. Fiore, Giosetta Fioroni, Stanley Fisher, Audrey Flack, Chaim Fleischman, Samson Flexor, Foldes, Jean Follett, Peter Forakis, Raquel Forner, Miles Forst, Sam Francis, Antonio Frasconi, Stan Freborg, William Freed, Ann Freilich, Jane Freilicher, Jared French, Elias Friedensohn, Arnold Friedman, Carole Friedman, Sideo Fromboluti, Stuart Homer Frost, Buckminster Fuller
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14
Galleries , circa 1960s
Brata, Camino Gallery, March Gallery, Metropolitan, Tanager Gallery
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15-16
Gendell, Milton , 1957-1978
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17
Gilbert and George , 1970-1971
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18
Giulio Bolaffi Editore , 1972-1974
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19
Gottlieb, Adolph , circa 1960s
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20
G, General , circa 1960s
Folder 21: Joseph Gans, Mario Garcia, Franco Garelli, Eve Garrison, Lee Gatch, Walter Gaudnek, Vladimir Nickolayevich Gavrilov, Sonia Gechtoff, Joann Gedney, Bing S. Gee, Thomas George, Ilse Getz, Alberto Giacometti, Stefan Gierowski, Gilbert and George, Bruce Gilchrist, William Giles, James Gill, Giovanella; Folder 22: Santomaso Giuseppe, William Glackens, Fritz Glarner, Joseph Glasco, Judith Godwin, Elias Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, Peter Golfinopoulos, Leon Golub, Julio Gonzalez, Sam Goodman, Robert Goodnough, Ron Gorchov, Sidney Gordin, Arshile Gorsky; Folder 23: John D. Graham, Marcelo Grassmann, Enrique Grau, Balcomb Greene, Gertrude Greene, Stephen Greene, John Grillo, Joan Gris, George Grosz, Bruno Groth, Giuseppe Guerreschi, O. Louis Guglielmi, Philip Guston, Jose Lewis Gutierrez
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21-23
Hoffman, Hans , circa 1960s
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H, General , circa 1960s
Folder 25: Richard Haas, Dimitri Hadzi, Raoul Hague, Hajdu, Theodore Halkin, Hamao Hamada, Richard Hamilton, David Hare, Paul Harris, Newton Harrison, James McDougal Hart, Grace Hartigan, Leon Hartl, Hans Hartung, James Harvey, Julius Hatofsky, Stanley William Hayter, Sally Hazelet, Zoltan Hecht, Charles Heidinreich, Al Held, Dorothy Heller; Folder 26: Jon Henry, Caspar Henselmann, Auguste Herbin, Patrick Heron, Clinton Hill, Fannie Hillsmith, Roger Hilton, Wolfgang Hollegha, Carl Holty, Winslow Homer, Budd Hopkins, Philippe Hosiasson, Charles Howard, John Hultberg, Ralph Humphrey
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25-26
I, General , circa 1960s
Angelo Ippolito, Richard Ireland
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Johns, Jasper , circa 1976
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J, General , circa 1960s
Ward Jackson, David Jacobs, Joan Jacobs, Joseph Jakob, Maria Jarema, Paul Jenkins, Francis Jennings, Alfred Jenson, Dale Joe, Ban Johnson, Eastman Johnson, Lester Johnson, Philip C. Johnson, Ray Johnson, E. Powis Jones, Asger Jorn
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Kline, Franz, circa 1958
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1
K, General , circa 1960s
Folder 2: John Kacere, Reuben Kadish, Joseph Kagle, Wolf Kahn, Herbert Kallem, Vassily Kandinsky, Mitsuo Kano, Howard Kanovitz, Kansas City Art Museum and School of Design, Morris Kantor, Tadeusz Kantor, Allan Kaprow, Alex Katz, Robert Kaupelis, Stanley Kearl, James J. Kearns, Ellsworth Kelly, james Kelly, Zolton Kemeny, Moldakhmet Syzdykovich Kenbayev, John Frederick Kensett, Gyorgy Kepes, Kerkam, William Kienbusch, Frederick Kiesler, Bronislav Kievzkowski, Kenneth Kilstrom, William King, Alida Walsh Kiphe, Lyman Kipp, Paul Klee; Folder 3: Vera Klement, Ruth Kligman, Karl Knaths, Robert Knipschild, Lester Knorr, John Franklin Koenig, henry Koerner, Edmond Kohn, Gabriel Kohn, Maurice Koranievsky, Albert Kotin, Lee Krasner, George Kratina, Stanton Kreider, Irving Kriesberg, Terry Krumm, Nicolas and John Krushenick, Walter Kuhlmann, Tadeusz Kulisiewez, Frank Kupka, Yayoi Kusama, Tadaki Kuwayama
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2-3
L, General , circa 1960s
Folder 4: Gaston Lachaise, Robert La Hotan, Paul Lancaster, Bernard Langlais, Andre Lanskoy, Fay Lansner, Peter Lanyon, Larianov, Ibram Lassaw, Henri Laurens, Sebastien LeClerc, Le Corbusier, Christos Lefakis, Fernand Leger, William R. Leigh, Selma Leone, Leonid, William E. Lescaze, Alfred Leslie (OV 13), John Levee, Mon Levinson, Israel Levitan, Hilda Levy, John Chapman Lewis, Landes Lewitin, Yuen-Chia Li, Alexander Liberman, Jean Liberte; Folder 5: Roy Lichtenstein, Linda Lindeberg, Richard Lindner, Jacques Lipchitz, Richard Lippold, John Little, El Lizzitzky, Frank Lobdell, Michael Loew, Vincent Longo, Abo khalil Lotfy, Morris Louis, Jack Lowe, Morton Lucks, Evert Lundquist, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (murals), Boris Lurie, Jere Lykins.
Oversized material on Leslie, Alfred housed in OV 13
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4-5
Milles, Carl , circa 1958
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6
M, General , circa 1960s
Folder 7: John McAndrew, Douglas McClellan, Helene McKinsey, William McLean, George McNeil, Harold McWhinnie, Mafai, Magritte, Robert Mallary, Man Ray, Irving Manoir, Leo Manso, Conrad Marca-Relli, Andre Marchand, Marcia Marcus, Brice Marden, Andre Marfaing, Boris Margo, John Marin, Marino Marini, Marisol (Escobar), Knox Martin, Alice Trumbull, Emily Mason; Folder 8: John Mason, Andre Masson, Georges Mathieu, Andrew Matlin, Joan Matthews, Henri Matisse, Walter Meigs, Salvatore S. Meo, Hedy Mergenthaler, Knut Merrild, Messagier, Lucjan Mianowski, Leo Micherson, Sam Middleton, Manolo Millares, Renee Miller, Joan Mitchell, Guido Molinari, Piet Mondrian, E. Montenegro, Henry Moore; Folder 9: Gustave Moreau, Alberto Moretti, Ennio Morlotti, Carl Morris, George L.K. Morris, Kyle Morris, George Morrison, Antoine Mortier, Edward Moses, Alvin Most, Robert Motherwell, Fateh El Moudaress, Luis Moyano, Jan Muller, Henry Mundy, Forrest Myers
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7-9
Newman, Barnett , 1955-1972
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10
Noguchi, Isamu , circa 1946
Oversized material housed in OVs 15-16
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N, General , circa 1960s
Elie Nadelman, Emiko Nakano, Reuben Nakian, Abraham Naton, E.W. Nay, Reginald Neal, Alice Neel, Jack Nelson, J.B. Neumann, Louise Nevelson, Mike Nevelson, Newell, Roy Newell, New York School, Henry Niese, Constantino Nivolo, Emil Nolde, Anne Norwich
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O, General , circa 1960s
Toshio Odate, Ciru Oduber, Pablo O'Higgins, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Ivan Olinsky, Jules Olitski, Earle Olsen, John Opper, Elsie Orfuss, Jose Clemente Orozco, George Ortman, Osborne, Alfonso Ossorio
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13
P, General , circa 1960s
Folder 14: Stephen Pace, "Painting Prophecy": Personal Statements by Artists, K.C.S. Paniker, Raymond Parker, Berry Parsons, Felix Pasilis, Paslof, Patricia Passloff, Philip Pavia, Philip Pearlstein, Alicia Penalba, Irving Penn, Donald Perlis, Bart Perry, Roland Peterson, Ordan Petlevski, Zoran Petrovic, Shirley Young Pettibone, Bernard Pfriem, Gifford Phillips; Folder 15: Jean Piaubert, Pablo Picasso, Consagra Pietro, Edouard Pignon, Arthur Luis Piza, Plantier, Jackson Pollock, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Fairfield Porter, Richard Pousette-Dart, Prexler, John Purpura, Wallace Putnam
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14-15
Q, General , circa 1960s
Harvey Quaytmans, Alberto Quintanilla, Ghermandi Quinto
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16
Reinhardt, Ad , circa 1960-1977
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17
Reva , circa 1957
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18
Rothko, Mark and Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. , circa 1957
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19
R, General , circa 1960s
Folder 20: Leo Rabkin, Carlo Ramous, Abraham Rattner, Robert Rauschenberg, Odilon Redon, Wallace Reiss, Seymour Remenick, Milton Resnick, Jeanne Reynal, Augustin Theodule Ribot, Dan Rice, William Trost Richards, Robert Richenburg, Germaine Richier, George Rickey; Folder 21: Jean Paul Riopelle, Enrique Galdos Rivas, Larry Rivers, Dolona Roberts, Priscilla Roberts, Dorothea Rockburne, Raymond Rocklin, Umberto Romano, Samuel Romin, William Ronald, Alfredo Ruiz Rosas, Herman Rose, Ralph Rosenborg, Aaron Rosenman, James Rosenquist, Frank Roth, Anna Fell Rothstein, Shirley Rousseau-Murphy, Richards Ruben, Alfred Russell, James S. Russell, Morgan Russell
8
20-21
S, General , circa 1960s
Folder 22: Kay Sage, Attilio Salemme, Samartino, Gerald Samuels, Ludwig Sander, Joop Sanders, Luis Sanguino, Giuseppe Santomaso, Sao Paulo-Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo-VI Bienal, Antonio Saura, Tetsuro Sawada, David Sawin, Emilio Scanavino, Miriam (Mimi) Schapiro, William Scharf, Egon Schiele, Edith Schloss, Max Schnitzler, Nicolas Schoeffner, Charles Schucker, Jon Schueler, Bernard Schultoe, Emil Schumacher, James Schuyler, Ethel Schwabacher, Daniel Schwartz, Kurt Schwitters, William Scott; Folder 23: George Segal, Jason Seley, Charles Seliger, Giacoma Serpotta, Michael Seuphor, Gino Severini, Ben Shahn, Charles G. Shaw, Charles Sheeler, Han Shon-Ning, Thomas Sills, Walt Silver, Burt Silverman, Marilyn Silverstone, Sal Sirugo, Skaling, Sklavo, Walter Skrivseth, W. Slewinski, David Slivka; Folder 24: Kenneth Slote, Clifford Smith, David Smith, Hassell Smith, Leon Polk Smith, Tony Smith, Waldeman Smolrek, Walter Snelgrove, Hyde Solomon, Juan Soriano, Pierre Soulages, Giorgio Spaventa, Ray Spillenger, Max Spoerri, Francois Stahly, Theodoros Stamos, Richard P. Stankiewicz, Joe Stefanelli, Saul Steinberg, Frank Stella, Joseph Stella, John Stephan, Lewis M. Stern, Clyfford Still, Edward D. Stone, Frank Stout, K.G. Subramanyan, Sugai, George Sugarman, James Suzuki
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22-24
T, General , circa 1960s
Anne Tabachnick, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Tazuko Tanaka, Tancredi, Yves Tanguy, Antonio Tapies, Frederic Taubes, Jane Teller, Pierre Terbois, Tomioka Tessai, Yvonne Thomas, Robert Tieman, Joe Tilson, Walasse Ting, Jean Tinguely, Murray Tinkelman, Mark Tobey, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Irwin Touster, Harold Town, Ernest Trova, Allen Tucker, Seymour Tubis, Richard Tum Suden, Giulio Turcato, William Turnbull, Stanley Twardowicz, Twiggs, Cy Twombly, Jack Tworkov
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U, General , circa 1960s
Albert And Reva Urban, Tony Urquhart
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1
V, General , circa 1960s
Olavi Valavuori, Tom Valentine, Mies Van Der Rohe, H.M. Van der Spoel, Theo Van Doesburg, Giuliano Vangi, Jan Van Heel, Bram Van Velde, Nicolas Vasilieff, Gene Vass, Frank Vavruska, Emilio Vedova, Juan Ventayol, Anita Ventura, Esteban Vicente, Juan Vilacases, Jacques Villon, Alfredo Volpi, John Von Wicht, Charmion Von Wiegand, Peter Voulkos
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W, General , circa 1960s
Jaap Wagemaker, Andy Warhol, Jo Warner, Robert M. Watts, Idele Weber, Max Weber, Hugh Weiss, Livingston Welch, Tom Wesselmann, Pennerton West, Cliff Westermann, Robert Wiegand, William Wiley, Evelyn Williams, Bryan Wilson, Jane Wilson, Fritz Winter, Joseph Winter, Anatol Wladyslaw, Emerson Woelffer, Philip Wofford, Sidney Wolfson, Wolfgang Schulze Wols, Conrad Woods, Stanley Woodward, Fritz Wotruba, Zao Wou-Ki, Frank Lloyd Wright
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Xceron, Jean , circa 1960s
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Y, General , circa 1960s
Noriko Yamamoto, Phyllis Yampolsky, Manoucher Yektai, David Young, Tom Young, Jack Youngerman, Adja Yunkers
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Z, General , circa 1960s
Athos Zacharias, Alfredo Zalce, Wilfred Zogbaum
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Miscellaneous , undated
Includes African art, ancient art, European (old masters), tapestries, European (19th century), Japanese art, medieval art, Nepalese, Paraguay (missionary Baroque), Armenian church sculpture, Scythian art, Soviet art, and other subjects.
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7-10
Oversized De Kooning, Willem Photographs from Box 6, Folders 2-19, undated
OV 13
Oversized De Kooning, Willem Photographs from Box 6, Folders 2-19, undated
OV 16
Oversized L-General - Leslie, Alfred from Box 8, Folders 4-5, circa 1963
OV 13
Oversized Noguchi, Isamu from Box 8, Folder 11, circa 1966
OV 15
Oversized Noguchi, Isamu from Box 8, Folder 11, circa 1966
OV 16

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