Olga Constantine papers relating to James Lee Byars, 1953-1997
Constantine, Olga, 1929-1997
Byars, James Lee
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Primarily letters to Constantine from her friend, conceptual artist James Lee Byars, written mainly while studying art in Japan. There is an obituary and a series of slides. A minority of the letters are oversized, some being 20 inches long.
Olga Constantine papers relating to James Lee Byars, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Donated 2002 by Robert J. Wilbert, a painter and colleague of Constantine at Wayne State University, who received the materials from the executor of Olga Constantine's estate.
Lives of American Artists
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