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Thomas M. Messer papers, 1949-2010

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Series 1: Correspondence, 1962-2010
4 linear feet
Box 1-4

Correspondence dates from 1962-2010 and is both personal and professional in nature. Items include letters, postcards, and greeting cards. Other materials such as clippings, writings by Messer, and reports are mixed in throughout. Folder titles refer to name of correspondent, although in a few instances the title refers to the subject, such as "Exhibitions at Guggenheim." Correspondence dating from before 1990 primarily relates to Messer's role as director at the Guggenheim Foundation. Correspondence dating after 1990 primarily reflects Messer's freelance career as a curator, lecturer, writer and art consultant. Notable correspondents include Francis Bacon, Will Barnet, Larry Bell, Alberto Burri, Pol Bury, Marc Chagall, Chryssa, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Dan Flavin, Helen Frankenthaler, Alberto Giacometti, Richard Hamilton, Jean Hélion, Grace Knowlton, Rosemarie Koczy, Jirí Kolár, Katharine Kuh, Agnes Martin, Henry Moore, George Rickey, Charles Simonds, Clyfford Still, Jack Tworkov, and many others.
DescriptionContainer
Abadie, Daniel, circa 1985-2000
1
1
Abrams, Harry N., 1986-2001
1
2
Ahlers, Jans A., 1995-1998
1
3
Americas Society, 1989-1997
1
4
Austin, Sally, 1996-2000
1
5
A, General, circa 1974-2000
Includes correspondence with Edward Albee, Josef Albers, Agam, L. Alcopley, Lawrence Alloway, Carl Andre, and Karel Appel
1
6-7
Bacon, Francis, 1970-1984
1
8
Barnes, Harry B., 1976-1983
1
9
Barnet, Will, 1978-1999
1
10
Barnett, Vivian, 1987-1994
1
11
Barnreuther, Andrea, 1992-1994
1
12
Bissier, Lisbeth, 1968-1988
1
13
Bell, Larry, 1977-1995
1
14
Bellagio Art Gallery, 2000
1
15
Beuys, Joseph, 1985-1995
1
16
Bloss, Joaquim (Goethe Institute), 1991-1992
1
17
Borges, Jacobo, 1986-1996
1
18
Boston University, 1996-1997
1
19
Brown, J. Carter, 1972-1988
1
20
Burri, Alberto and Minsa, 1978-1988
1
21
Bury, Pol, 1978-1994
1
22
Bussman, Haus Munster, 1992-1996
1
23
Byars, James Lee, 1980-1988
1
24
B, General, circa 1970-2000
1
25-26
Caixa Foundation, circa 1990-2000
1
27
Castillo, Jorge and Foundation, 1987-1993
1
28
Chagall, Marc, 1967-1980
1
29
Chalupecký, Jindrich, 1974-1988
1
30
Chillida, Eduardo, 1987-2000
1
31
Chryssa, 1974-1997
1
32
Cohen, Rudolph, 1982-1997
1
33
Colin, Ralph F. (Art Dealers Association of America), 1979-1984
1
34
Collado, Lisa, 1981-1986
1
35
Comini, Alessandra, 1977-1989
1
36
Coolidge, John, 1984-1991
1
37
Cooper, Douglas, circa 1981-1982
1
38
Cunningham, Priscilla and Charles, 1977-1997
1
39
Czech Republic, circa 1988-1995
1
40-41
Czerny, Ilonka, 1992-1996
1
42
C, General, circa 1970-2000
Includes correspondence with Leo Castelli, Judy Chicago, Christo, and Joseph Cornell
1
43-44
Davis, Douglas, 1976-1988
2
1
de Duve, Thierry, 1998-1999
2
2
de Staël, François, 1983-1995
2
3
Dinnerstein, Simon, circa 1978-2000
2
4
Dogançay, Burhan, 1997
2
5
Dubuffet, Jean and Foundation, 1976-2001
2
6
Dörflinger, Hans, 1977-1999
2
7
D, General, circa 1970-2000
Includes correspondence with Sonia Delaunay, Walter de Maria, and Jim Dine
2
8-9
Edwards, Sibyl, 1977-1981
2
10
Ernst, Max and Family, 1974-1985
2
11
Europe After the Flood, 1994-1995
2
12
Exhibitions at Guggenheim Museum, circa 1970-1975
2
13
Expo Vienna, 1991
2
14
E, General, circa 1970-2001
2
15
Finn, David, 1979-1996
2
16
Flavin, Dan, 1971-1982
2
17
Flinker, Karl, 1979-1986
2
18
Fontana, Lucio Fondazione, 1975-1999
2
19
Frank, David, 1996-1997
2
20
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1975-1987
2
21
Franta, 1977-1986
2
22
Freudenheim, Thomas, 1980-1995
2
23
F, General, circa 1967-2000
2
24
Gabo, Naum and Miriam, 1975-1981
2
25
Getlein, Frank, 1987
2
26
Giacometti, Alberto and Family, 1964-1998
2
27
Goethe University, 1994-2000
2
28
Grohmann, Will, 1962-1967
2
29
Guggenheim Family, circa 1965-2000
2
30
Guggenheim Museum, circa 1987-1999
2
31
G, General, circa 1970-2000
Includes correspondence with Isa Genzken and Philip Guston
2
32-33
Haftmann, Werner, 1977-1985
2
34
Hahl, Jelena, 1979-1995
2
35
Hamilton, Richard, 1974-1986
2
36
Hammacher-van den Brande, Renilde, 1980-1985
2
37
Hartmann, Pia, 1992-1994
2
38
Hayes, David, 1979-1986
2
39
Hélion, Jean, 1967-1987
2
40
Hinterreiter Foundation, 1991-1995
2
41
Horgan, Paul, 1973-1987
2
42
Horine, E. Field, 1976-1999
2
43
H, General, circa 1970-2000
2
44-45
Independent Committee on Arts Policy (ICAP), 1991-1993
3
1
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston, 1995-1997
3
2
Institute of International Education (IIE), 1992-1999
3
3
I, General, circa 1970-1999
3
4
Jensen, Alfred J., 1991-1996
3
5
Jensen, Knud W., 1996-1997
3
6
J, General, circa 1970-1999
3
7
Kandinsky (Wassily) Book, 1992-1996
3
8
Karavan, Dani, 1978-1993
3
9
Kiyokawa, Taiji, 1984-1987
3
10
Klee, Felix, 1967-1974
3
11
Klüser, Bernd, 1989
3
12
Knowlton, Grace, 1974-1986
3
13
Koczy, Rosemarie, circa 1979-1995
3
14-15
Kokoschka, Olda, 1976-1987
3
16
Kolár, Jirí , 1979-1996
3
17
Kolibal, Stanislav, 1972-1997
3
18
Koska, Elke, 1983-1987
3
19
Kotalík, Jirí , 1992-1996
3
20
Kraft, Ann, 1982-1994
3
21
Kuh, Katharine, circa 1974-1994
3
22
Kunst und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1994-1996
3
23
K, General, circa 1970-1999
Includes correspondence with Alex Katz, R.B. Kitaj, and Lee Krasner
3
24-25
Lam, Wilfredo and Lou-Laurin, 1981-1993
3
26
Lawsen-Johnston, Peter, 1969-1999
3
27
le Brocquy, Louis, 1978-2001
3
28
Lehner, Andreas, 2009-2010
3
29
Licht, Fred, 1975-2000
3
30
Lipchitz, Yulla, 1976-1987
3
31
Loreau, Max, 1970-1993
3
32
Lowe Museum, University of Miami, 1990-1991
3
33
L, General, circa 1970-2000
3
34
Macku, Zdenek, 1994-1997
3
35
Madlener, Jörg, 1987-1988
3
36
Martin, Agnes, 1975-1985
3
37
Martini, Raffaele, 1980-1986
3
38
Maxero, O., 1981-1995
3
39
McKinley, Hazel G., 1981-1988
3
40
Miyawaki, Aiko, 1979-1984
3
41
Mlynárcik, Alex , 1969-1996
3
42
Moore, Henry, 1965-1982
3
43
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiflung, 1994
3
44
M, General, circa 1970-2000
Includes correspondence with René Magritte, Georges Mathieu, Joan Miro, and Robert Motherwell
3
45-46
Nakamura, Nobuo, 1991-2000
3
47
National Gallery in Prague (Národní galerie v Praze), circa 1993-2001
3
48
Navin, Richard, circa 1977
3
49
Noguchi, Isamu and Museum, 1967-2001
3
50
Nordstern, circa 1990-2000
3
51
Nori, Franziska, 1995-1998
3
52
Norton, Ann, 1978-1980
3
53
N, General, circa 1970-2000
Includes correspondence with Kenneth Noland
3
54
Oakes, John, 1978-1993
4
1
O, General, circa 1970-1999
Includes correspondence with Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfonso Ossorio
4
2
Pacher, William, 1976-1977
4
3
Palazzio Grassi, 1991-1997
4
4
Pei, I.M. , 1976-1991
4
5
Picabia, Gabrielle Buffet and Family, 1969-1978
4
6
P, General, circa 1970-2000
Includes correspondence with Richard Pousette-Dart
4
7
Raab, Josefine, 1993-2000
4
8
Richards, I.A. and Dorothea, 1967-1979
4
9
Rickey, George, 1980-1988
4
10
Rockefeller, David, 1988-2000
4
11
Roethel, Hans Konrad, 1975-1978
4
12
Rothschild, Judith and Foundation, 1997-1997
4
13
Rowell, Margit, 1975-1996
4
14
Russell, John, 1971-1994
4
15
R, General, circa 1970-2000
Includes correspondence with Gerhard Richter and Paul Rotterdam
4
16
Schirn Kunsthalle, circa 1990-2000
4
17
Schmalenbach, Werner, 1971-1994
4
18
Schöffer, Nicholas, 1971-1983
4
19
Segnini, Cesar, 1992-1996
4
20
Seliger, Charles, 1984-1997
4
21
Serrano, Pablo, 1974-1985
4
22
Setlík, Jirí , 1974-1997
4
23
Simonds, Charles and Bella, 1986-1992
4
24
Slive, Seymour, 1974-1995
4
25
Societe Kandinsky, 1991-2000
4
26
Sovak, Pravoslav, 1979-1995
4
27
Soto, Jesus, 1977-1984
4
28
Stanislawski, Ryszard, 2000-2001, 1976
4
29
Still, Clyfford, 1972-1974
4
30
Sujo, Clara Diament, 1977-1994
4
31
S, General, circa 1970-2000
Includes correspondence with Meyer Schapiro
4
32-33
Tàpies, Antonio and Foundation, 1978-1995
4
34
Tasende, José, 1987-1993
4
35
Tigermann, Eric, 1996-1999
4
36
Tovish, Harold, 1974-1995
4
37
Tworkov, Jack, 1974-1982
4
38
T, General, circa 1970-1998
Includes correspondence with James Turrell
4
39
U, General, 1975-1991
4
40
van der Roe, Georgia, 1976-1984
4
41
Varia, Radu, 1977-1988
4
42
Vasarely, Victor, 1972-1984
4
43
V, General, circa 1970-2000
4
44
Werner, Klaus, 1992
4
45
Williams, Betty, 1981-1987
4
46
Wolfe, Jack, 1981-1983
4
47
W, General, circa 1973-2000
4
48
Young, Mahonri, 1986-1997
4
49
Y, General, circa 1970-1990
Includes correspondence with Jack Youngerman and Adja Yunkers
4
50
Zweite, Armin, 1976-1999
4
51
Z, General, circa 1970-2001
4
52

Make a Request

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