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Letters concerning Lee Hall's book, Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage, 1993

Creator:
Washburn, Joan T., 1929-
Subject:
De Kooning, Elaine
De Kooning, Willem
Emmerich, Andre
Hall, Lee
Lassaw, Ernestine
Lassaw, Ibram
Rosenberg, Patia
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
7 items.
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:
Letters solicited by dealer Joan Washburn in response to the publication of Lee Hall's controversial biography of painters Willem and Elaine De Kooning. Included are a copy of a letter from dealer André Emmerich to Lee Hall, commenting on and correcting her book; letters to Washburn from sculptor Ibram Lassaw and his wife Ernestine, and from Patia Rosenberg, the daughter of critic Harold Rosenberg; a statement by Washburn; and a letter of transmittal to Steve Polcari commenting on the letters.
Citation:
Letters concerning Lee Hall's book, Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage, 1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Gallery owner; New York, New York.
Provenance:
Donated 1994 by Joan T. Washburn, who solicited corrections and comments about Lee Hall's book from people who knew the de Koonings.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6447
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215591
AAA_collcode_washjoan
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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