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Robert Delford Brown papers, 1964-2009

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Creator:
Brown, Robert Delford, 1930-2009
Subject:
Amaya, Mario
Oldenburg, Claes
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
3.7 linear feet
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.
Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of painter, sculptor, and performance artist Robert Delford Brown measure 3.7 linear feet and date from 1964-2009. The papers document his career as an artist and in particular the arts space "church" he founded in New York City, known as The First National Church of Exquisite Panic, Inc. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, church records, printed material, photographic material, and video records of performance art. Brown's early career is documented in one scrapbook containing photographs, notes, and press materials.
Citation:
Robert Delford Brown papers, 1964-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Robert Delford Brown (1930-2009) was a performance artist in New York, New York. Brown was a participant in events as-art, happenings, in New York, during the 1960s. He frequently performed in the persona of a religious leader and founder of his own religion, The First National Church of the Exquisite Panic, Inc.
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan who purchased the collection at auction.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
VHS (videotape format)
Diaries
Painters
Video recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Sculptors
Transcripts
Performance artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15978
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305121
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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