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Research material on Ronald Bladen and Les Levine, 1931-1991

Creator:
Berkson, Bill, 1939-
Subject:
Bladen, Ronald
Levine, Les
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.6 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:
Material gathered by Berkson in preparation for exhibitions on sculptors Ronald Bladen and Les Levine. The Bladen material, compiled for a retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1991, includes: biographical material; an unpublished artists' statement, 1946; interviews of Bladen; material from the California School of Fine Art's archives, and the Whitney Museum of American Art; Bladen correspondence, 1931-1956; Berkson correspondence, 1990-1991; a painting checklist; writings by and about Bladen; photographs of Bladen's paintings and sculptures; exhibition announcements 1941-1983; and clippings and reviews, 1941-1987. Files on Les Levine include photographs, slides, correspondence, articles, announcements, and clippings. Included are information on his media projects Subway Project (1989) and Diamond Mind.
Citation:
Research material on Ronald Bladen and Les Levine, 1931-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Berkson is an art historian, curator; San Francisco, Calif. Bladen, a painter and sculptor, worked in San Francisco in the mid-1950s, and later moved to New York. Levine, a conceptual and video artist, and a curator, works in New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 and 1995 by Bill Berkson.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Art Theory and Historiography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art museum curators
Interviews
Mass media and art
Sculptors
Sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10813
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214548
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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