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Virginia Admiral papers, [ca.1947-1980]

Virginia Admiral papers, [ca.1947-1980]

Admiral, Virginia H., 1915-2000

Painter, Author

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence, including a note from Mark Rothko, undated, asking Admiral (at Peggy Guggenheim's suggestion) for biographical information on Guggenheim for an upcoming exhibition of her collection in Venice; a partial manuscript, sample pages, and two finished copies of "Open Hearing," 1969, a publication related to a protest against the Museum of Modern Art by the Art Workers Coalition; exhibition catalogs and announcements, including LA COLLEZIONE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM, 1948; pamphlets, including "Revision and Prescription" by James Collins, "The Visual Book" by Roger Cutforth, both 1971; Art Workers Coalition literature; receipts; clippings; and printed miscellany.

Also included is a book of poetry by Admiral's ex-husband Robert De Niro.


Donated 1979-1980 by Virginia Admiral.

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