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Hans Theo Richter papers, [ca. 1914-1981]

Richter, Hans, 1888-1976
Calder, Alexander
Ray, Man
Duchamp, Marcel
Ernst, Max
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Physical Description:
ca. 400 items (on 1 microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Correspondence, ca. 1914-1981, including comments about Richter's films from Alexander Calder, Max Ernst, Man Ray, and others; exhibition catalogs, ca. 1946-1974; index to his films compiled by H.G. Weinberg, 1946 and revision; catalogs for films Dreams Money Can Buy, and 8 X 8; articles by and about Richter and his films; exhibition catalogs of other artists; writings; and newspaper clippings.
Hans Theo Richter papers, [ca. 1914-1981]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3467 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Filmmaker; New York, N.Y. First one-man show in 1916, the same year he joined the Dadaists. His interest in the movement of forms led him first to scroll painting and then to film. He produced his first movie in 1921 and then went on to create Dreams That Money Can Buy, with Duchamp, Ernst, Calder and Man Ray, and 8 X 8, among others.
Language Note:
Many letters and printed items are in French or German.
Lent for microfilming 1984 by Ursula Lawder, Richter's step-daughter.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Experimental films
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Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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