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Letters and clippings regarding the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1956-1958

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Creator:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994
Subject:
Guggenheim, Harry Frank
Wright, Frank Lloyd
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
20 items (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Various versions of an open letter to Mr. James Johnson Sweeney, Director, and Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum sent to the press, urging that Frank Lloyd Wright's spiral ramp design for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's new building at 5th Ave. and 88th St. be reconsidered. The final version was signed by 21 artists.
Also included are a list of publications to which the letter was sent; a response from Harry F. Guggenheim, chairman of the Board of Trustees, to Paul Bodin; eight clippings pertaining to the controversy and the completed design; and a note, "Paul-Use my name It's OK Si".
Artists who signed the letter include: Calvin Albert, Milton Avery, Will Barnet, Paul Bodin, Henry Botkin, Byron Browne, Herman Cherry, George Constant, Willem de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Seymour Lipton, Sally Michel, George L.K. Morris, Robert Motherwell, Charles Schucker, John Sennhauser, Leon P. Smith, Jack Tworkov.
Citation:
Letters and clippings regarding the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1956-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 2813 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Provenance:
Provenance is unknown; possibly donated by Paul Bodin.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Architecture, Modern
Art, Abstract
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6380
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215342
AAA_collcode_bodipaug
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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