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Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996

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Kohen, Helen L.
Pellon, Gina
Eisenstaedt, Alfred
Rubio, Lydia
Schaaf, William
Orr-Cahall, Christina
Kuitca, Guillermo
Rubell, Jason
Scull, Sahara
Algaze, Mario Arturo
Slobodkina, Esphyr
Carulla, Ramón
De Monte, Claudia
Sanchez, Emilio
Gutierrez, M. (Marta)
Gillman, Barbara Seitlin
García, Fernando A.
Castagliola, Maria E.
Sullivan, G. L.
Lanza, Bianca
Kardin, Janet
Duval-Carrié, Edouard
Jones, Pat
Salinas, Baruj
Trasobares, César
Blaine, Michael
Leibovitz, Annie
Gottlieb-Roberts, Marilyn Patricia
Scull, Haydee
Delehanty, Suzanne
Riverón, Enrique
Strasser, Barbara
Alexander, Jane
Fernández, Agustín
Riverón, Noella
Rodríguez, Arturo
Couper, James M.
Cubiles, Miguel
Bedia, José
Henderson, Shirley
Corone, Matthew
Rodríguez, Vivian
Paik, Nam June
Valdez-Fauli, Dora
Cano, Margarita
Rojo, Damian
Paparelli, Janet
Cano, Pablo
Juarez, Roberto
González, Juan
Brito, María Cristina
Anthony, Carol
Muñoz, Celia Alvarez
Gelfman, Lynn Golub
Alfonzo, Carlos
Scharf, Kenny
Shapiro, Joel
Spitzer, David D.
Frohnmayer, John
Blazer, Wendy
Morgan, Andrew Wesley
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United States
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1.0 linear ft.
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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Letters, postcards, interviews, exhibition announcements and catalogs, photographs, and miscellaneous material arising from Kohen's friendships with artists and her work as art critic for the Miami Herald.
Letters, 1978-1995, are mostly concerning exhibitions and openings, as well as responses to Kohen's reviews of art shows in the Miami Herald, with the majority of the letters from Carol Anthony, Marilyn Gottlieb-Roberts and Esphyr Slobodkina (as well as one letter from Kohen to Slobodkina); among the others are Michael Blaine, Pablo Cano, Maria Castagliola, James M. Couper, Miguel Cubiles, Claudia DeMonte, Fernando Garcia, Shirley Henderson, Andrew Morgan, Celia Alvarez Muñoz, Noella and Enrique Riverón, Arturo Rodriguez, Damian Rojo, Lydia Rubio, Emilio Sanchez, Bill Schaaf, G.L. Sullivan, and César Trasobares.
Interviews, 1986-1995, are with 74 artists, many of them Latino, primarily Cuban and Haitian, photographers, arts administrators, dealers, collectors, and others (on 82 microcassettes), among them Jane Alexander, Carlos Alfonso, Mario Algaze, José Bedia, Wendy Blazer, María Brito, Margarita Cano, Edouard Duval-Carrié, Ramon Carulla, Matthew Corone, Suzanne Delehanty, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Agustin Fernández, John Frohnmayer, Lynn Golub Gelfman, Barbara Gillman, Juan Gonzalez, Marta Gutierrez, Pat Jones, Roberto Juarez, Janet Kardin, Guillermo Kuitca, Bianca Lanza, Annie Leibovitz, Marisol, Celia Muñoz, Cristina Orr-Cahall, Nam June Paik, Janet Paparelli, Gina Pellon, Demi and Arturo Rodriguez, Vivian Rodriguez, Lydia Rubio, Jason Rubell, Baruj Salinas, Kenny Scharf, Haydée and Sahara Scull, Joel Shapiro, David Spitzer, Barbara Strasser, Dora Valdez-Fauli, and others.
Photographs, b&w, were taken 1980-1989 of Marilyn Gottlieb-Roberts' and a scene from her performance piece "Southeast Portrait."
Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Copyrights retained by the interviewees.
Biography Note:
Art critic, writer; Miami, Fla.
Donated 1997 by Helen L. Kohen.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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