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Walter Goodman and William Stanton Picher papers, 1940-1982

Creator:
Goodman, Walter
Picher, William Stanton, 1914-1981
Subject:
Christo
Garver, Thomas H.
Martin, Fred
Nicholson, Natasha
Oliveira, Nathan
Raffael, Joseph
Ramos, Mel
Wiley, William T.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.2 linear ft.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence, printed material, subject file concerning Christo's "Running Fence" project, business records, art works, notes, and photographs.
Correspondence (1966-1981) concerns Goodman's and Picher's collecting activities and friendships with artists, including letters from Fred Martin, Nathan Oliveira, Joseph Raffael, Mel Ramos, and William T. Wiley and a greeting card decorated with an Oliveira print (1940). The "Running Fence" file contains correspondence, including 2 letters from Christo, summaries of the project, receipts, clippings and photographs.
Business records include loan requests from museums (1966-1981), bills of sale (1950-1982), insurance and appraisal lists of works and their values (1967-1981), conservation reports (1970-1976), and files concerning the "Mexican Masters Suite", Christo print documentation (1970-1972), and appraisers Butterfield and Butterfield (1979-1981).
Original art work includes rubber stamp designs by Phil Pasquini, a booklet made by Lout Sue, an illustrated booklet by William T. Wiley (1975) and 2 collages by Harold Paris (1976). Among the printed material are reproductions of works collected, clippings (1966-1981), and exhibition catalogs (1967-1981). Photographs are of the wedding of Tom Garver and Natasha Nichoson at Goodman and Picher's home.
Also included are records documenting Goodman's and Picher's Asian Collection, consisting of a few letters (1964-1971), bills of sale (1948-1978), receipts and photographs of works, loan forms (1969-1979), 2 appraisal forms (1971), "non-American" receipts, miscellaneous financial material, and notes (1946-1971), clippings (1969-1979), and photographs and slides of works.
Citation:
Walter Goodman and William Stanton Picher papers, 1940-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art collectors; San Francisco, Calif.
Provenance:
Donated 1983 by Walter Goodman.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art, Asian
Business records
Christmas cards
Exhibition catalogs
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7672
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209835
AAA_collcode_goodwalt
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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