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Correspondence and writings relating to Philip Leider's career as editor of ArtForum magazine.
Correspondence, both professional and personal, constitutes a majority of the collection and is between Philip Leider and Michael Fried, Barbara Rose, Frank Stella, Dan Flavin, and Clement Greenberg and covers topics such as the writing and publication of articles and reviews in ArtForum magazine, anecdotes from parties, gallery openings, lectures and performances attended by Leider and his friends, and critical reactions to events and changes in the art world.
Although few in number, writings are included, usually accompanied by a letter explaining the content and style of the manuscript. These are drafts of articles slated for publication in ArtForum.
Philip Leider papers, 1962-1997, bulk 1965-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Philip Leider (1929-) was a founding editor of ArtForum magazine. He works in Los Angeles, Calif. and New York, N.Y.
Donated 2011 by Philip Leider.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001