Research material on Ronald Bladen and Les Levine, 1931-1991
Berkson, Bill, 1939-
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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compiled for a retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1991, includes: biographical material; an unpublished artists' statement, 1946; interviews of Bladen; material from the California School of Fine Art's archives, and the Whitney Museum of American Art; Bladen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.
Research material on Ronald Bladen and Les Levine, 1931-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Donated 1991 and 1995 by Bill Berkson.
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