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Exhibition brochure for Consequential Translations

Creator:
Centro Cultural de España  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
2015
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20127
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Pepe Coronado papers, 1995-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20127

Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010

Creator:
Stewart, Jack Thomas, 1926-2005  Search this
Subject:
Weiner, Sam  Search this
Egan, Charles  Search this
Romano, Clare  Search this
Gold, Nancy  Search this
Townsend, Rodman  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Kahn, Wolf  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie H.  Search this
Walker, Herbert Brooks  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Baxter, Violet  Search this
Thomas, Steffen  Search this
World Trade Center  Search this
Yale University  Search this
New York City Transit Authority  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Graffiti  Search this
Designs  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Street art  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Designers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Color slides  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15863
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)294349
AAA_collcode_stewjack
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_294349
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Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015

Creator:
Alvarez, Jari "WERC", 1980-  Search this
Subject:
Lozano, Geraldine  Search this
Topic:
Scrapbooks  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Graffiti  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Public art  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Street art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16278
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)371748
AAA_collcode_alvajari
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_371748
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Oral history interview with Willie Herrón, 2000 Feb. 5-Mar. 17

Interviewee:
Herrón, Willie, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
Rangel, Jeffrey J.  Search this
Subject:
Gronk, (Glugio Gronk Nicandro)  Search this
Asco (Group of artists)  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Street art  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Graffiti  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Art and music  Search this
Mexican American musicians  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12847
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223100
AAA_collcode_herron00
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_223100
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Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers

Creator:
Alvarez, Jari, 1980-  Search this
Names:
Lozano, Geraldine, 1981-  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
2005-2015
Summary:
The papers of New York artists Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 2005 to 2015. Drawings, correspondence, four scrapbooks, and fifteen sketchbooks document Alvarez and Lozano's graffiti and public art careers.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York artists Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano measure 1.3 linear feet and date from 2005 to 2015. Drawings, correspondence, four scrapbooks, and fifteen sketchbooks document Alvarez and Lozano's graffiti and public art careers.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Jari "WERC" Alvarez (1980- ) is a graffiti artist who was born in Mexico and raised in Texas. Geraldine "Gera" Lozano (1981- ) is a public artist from New Jersey. They both reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Alvarez and Lozano produce artwork independently but have collaborated on public works of art in Mexico, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru, New York, and Texas. Their mural, Portal Flow, done as part of the Gateways to Newark initiative in Newark, N.J., is the largest mural on the east coast. As collaborators, they focus on beautifying public environments through creating work that honors the surrounding communities.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2015 by Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Public art  Search this
Street art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.alvajari
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Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-alvajari

Jack Stewart papers

Creator:
Stewart, Jack, 1926-2005  Search this
Names:
New York City Transit Authority  Search this
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Yale University -- Students  Search this
Baxter, Violet  Search this
Egan, Charles, 1911-  Search this
Gold, Nancy  Search this
Goulet, Lorrie, 1925-  Search this
Kahn, Wolf, 1927-  Search this
Romano, Clare  Search this
Thomas, Steffen, 1906-  Search this
Toney, Anthony  Search this
Townsend, Rodman  Search this
Walker, Herbert Brooks, 1927-  Search this
Weiner, Sam  Search this
Extent:
9.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Drawings
Sound recordings
Paintings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Interviews
Transcripts
Color slides
Video recordings
Greeting cards
Designs
Date:
1926-2010
Summary:
The Jack Stewart papers are dated 1926-2010 and measure 9.9 linear feet. A significant portion of the collection concerns Stewart's dissertation, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989), related research, writings, and exhibitions on the subject. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials document his career as a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator.
Scope and Content Note:
The Jack Stewart papers are dated 1926-2010 and measure 9.9 linear feet. A significant portion of the collection concerns Stewart's dissertation, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989), related research, writings, and exhibitions on the subject. Biographical materials, correspondence, writings, printed material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographic materials document his career as a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator.

Biographical materials include a "Video Archive" (DVD) consisting mainly of Jack Stewart being interviewed on several occasions by Nancy Gold for her television show, "What It Takes." In addition to discussions about Stewart's career, the shows include examples of his paintings and murals along with views of him at work.

Correspondence mostly documents Stewart's artistic career and work as an educator and administrator; there is some personal correspondence, as well. Of particular note are letters to Rodman Townsend who commissioned a mural about the human brain; they discuss the details of the project and its evolution, brain research, and subsequent exhibitions of related paintings. Illustrated letters and greeting cards with original artwork are from Violet Baxter, Lorrie Goulet, Wolf Kahn, Clare Romano, Anthony Toney, and Sam Weiner. Herbert Brooks Walker sent several pieces of mail art and, while in Italy, collected graffiti information for Stewart. Letters Stewart wrote to his mother span decades; the best represented periods are the years he served in the U.S. Army and studied at Yale University.

Writings and notes consist of Stewart's dissertation ("Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway"), miscellaneous writings and notes, and art and architecture notebooks. Dissertation documentation includes the manuscript, drafts, and related records. Among the miscellaneous writings and notes - published and unpublished - are shorter pieces, articles, student papers, and teaching notes. Of particular interest are notes/instructions for a performance piece titled "Endless Subway," "Memories of Steffan Thomas" and "My Recollection of Charles Egan." Also found are minutes of Cooper Union adjunct faculty meetings (1965-1966), and reports written when provost of the Rhode Island School of Design. Art and architecture notebooks (5 volumes) were compiled while at Yale University.

Research files on graffiti contain many sound recordings and some transcripts of interviews with graffiti writers, voluminous lists of graffiti writers' names/tags, correspondence, notes, photographs, and a wide variety of printed material. Stewart began collecting these materials as his interest in graffiti developed. They were used for his dissertation and material continued to be added after the dissertation was completed.

Printed material mentioning Stewart or containing reproductions of his work includes exhibition catalogs, posters, and newsletters.

Artwork by Jack Stewart consists of drawings, paintings, and one etching; also found are designs and plans for tables, murals, and other projects. Drawings include figure studies, heads, and landscapes; most are in pencil and some in ink. The small number of paintings are oil on canvas (removed from stretchers), and gouache on paper and board. Sketchbooks (44 volumes) contain mostly pencil drawings and sketches, and a few studies for paintings and murals. Two volumes include writings about travels and events; of particular interest are "Notes on Kline's funeral May 1962," "Visit to Roman Bronze Art Foundry," and "Notes on My Development."

Photographic materials consist mainly photographs, but also include digital images and 35-mm color slides. Images of Stewart include views of him with paintings and working in his studio. Identified individuals with whom he appears are: Regina Stewart (wife), Brandon Stewart (son), Lil Stewart (mother), Ninalee Craig, Irving Sandler, and students in Urbino, Italy. Photographs of artwork document murals such as Raw Material (composed of shirt labels), and Versailles Hotel in Miami Beach; among the paintings documented are State of the Union, Icons of Western Art and Revelation XVI-16 (both with keys to individuals portrayed). Exhibition openings and installations are shown in photographs, color slides, and video recordings. Also found are photographs of the World Trade Center site taken by Stewart in December 2001.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1926-circa 2009 (Boxes 1,11; 0.6 linear foot)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1944-2009 (Boxes 1-2; 0.7 linear foot)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1947-2003 (Boxes 2-5; 3.1 linear foot)

Series 4: Research Files on Graffiti, 1972-2010 (Boxes 5-7,11; 2.8 linear foot)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1945-2002 (Boxes 8, 11, OV 13; 0.7 linear foot)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1990-2003 (Box 8; 0.2 linear foot)

Series 7: Artwork, 1946-2000 (Boxes 8, 11, OV 12; 0.3 linear foot)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, 1951-2004 (Boxes 8-9; 1.3 linear foot)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1950s-2010 (Boxes 10-11; 0.4 linear foot)
Biographical Note:
Jack Stewart (1926-2005) was a painter, muralist, designer, educator and administrator in New York City. After developing an interest in graffiti in the 1970s, Stewart eventually wrote a dissertation on the subject, "Subway Graffiti: An Aesthetic Study of Graffiti on the Subway" (New York University, 1989) and was recognized as an expert on mass transit art.

Jack Stewart began studying art at the High Museum School in his hometown of Atlanta when he was 10 years old. At age 14, he began a 4 year apprenticeship with painter and sculptor Steffen Thomas. After serving in World War II, he enrolled at Yale University (B.F.A. 1951) as a sculpture student, but soon switched to the painting department where he studied with Josef Albers and Willem de Kooning. After graduation, Stewart began receiving mural commissions and enrolled in classes at Columbia University School of Architecture (1951-1953). His interest in architecture was tied to understanding how to work effectively with architects on mural projects. Later, Stewart developed an interest in graffiti which he pursued through graduate study at New York University (M.A., 1975 and Ph.D., 1989).

Stewart created murals in ceramic tile, mixed media and stained glass. In addition to mosaic murals, he designed tables with mosaic tops. As an outgrowth of his mosaic work, Stewart developed a technique for laminating stained glass onto plate glass that, by eliminating the need for lead, opened new design possibilities. Mural commissions included work for Hamilton Hotel in Chicago, Versailles Hotel in Miami Beach, Public School 28 in New York City, and several ocean liners. The most unusual mural, Raw Material commissioned by Cluett Peabody and Company, was composed of shirt labels embedded in acrylic.

Beginning in 1950 Stewart participated regularly in group shows and enjoyed solo exhibitions mainly in the New York City area. He also showed in Philadelphia, Georgia, Rhode Island, Mexico and Italy, and was included in exhibitions circulated by the American Federation of Arts.

Stewart taught at the college level for nearly thirty years, including: The New School (art and architecture, 1953-1958); Pratt Institute (interior architectural design, 1955-1960); The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (painting, drawing, human anatomy, art history, 1960-1976; Art Department Chairman, 1971-1976); International Center of Mythymna, American Division, Lesbos, Greece (summer school, 1962-1965); Columbia University (M.F.A. program instructor, 1966-1976); and New York University (drawing, 1967-1975). In 1976 he was appointed Vice President and Provost of the Rhode Island School of Design.

Stewart was active in several professional organizations. He served as New York Artists Equity Association Secretary (1986-1987) and President (1987-1989); President of the National Society of Mural Painters (1996-2000); member of the advisory board of the Steffen Thomas Museum and Archives, Buckhead, GA (1997- 2000s); and President of the Fine Arts Federation of New York (2003-2004). The National Academy of Design elected Jack Stewart an Academician in 1995.

Jack Stewart and Margot Schwarzhaupt, an artist, were married in 1947; they had one son, Brandon. Painter and arts administrator, Regina Serniak, became Jack Stewart's wife in 1976.

Jack Stewart died in New York City in 2005.
Provenance:
Donated in 2010 by Regina Stewart, widow of Jack Stewart.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. This collection is copyright restricted.
Rights:
The Jack Stewart papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Street art  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Graffiti  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Drawings
Sound recordings
Paintings
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Illustrated letters
Interviews
Transcripts
Color slides
Video recordings
Greeting cards
Designs
Citation:
Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stewjack
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Jack Stewart papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stewjack

Samuel Esses material relating to Graffiti Workshop, 1979-2001

Creator:
Esses, Samuel  Search this
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Transparencies  Search this
Slides (photographs)  Search this
Street art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11117
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)246836
AAA_collcode_essesamu
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_246836

Photorgaph of underside of bridge with Chaz Bojorquez's pictographic tag "Señor Suerte"

Subject:
Bojórquez, Chaz  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1973
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20110
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Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez papers, 1956-2017
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20110
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Photograph of Chaz Bojorquez pictographic tag "Señor Suerte" under bridge, Los Angeles, California

Photographer:
Bojorquez, Blades  Search this
Subject:
Bojórquez, Chaz  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Date:
1975 or 1976
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20111
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Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez papers, 1956-2017
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20111

Photograph of Chaz Bojorquez's pictographic tag "Senor Suerte"

Subject:
Bojórquez, Chaz  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1973
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20112
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Charles "Chaz" Bojórquez papers, 1956-2017
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20112

Sketchbook

Creator:
Alvarez, Jari "WERC", 1980-  Search this
Lozano, Geraldine, 1981-  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
2009
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Public art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20937
See more items in:
Jari "WERC" Alvarez and Geraldine "Gera" Lozano papers, 2005-2015
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20937

Discussion with graffiti artists while looking at slides

Creator:
Stewart, Jack Thomas, 1926-2005  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1974
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19091
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Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19091

Discussion of graffiti artists while looking at slides

Creator:
Stewart, Jack Thomas, 1926-2005  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1981 November 16
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19094
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Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19094

Discussion with graffiti artists while looking at slides

Creator:
Stewart, Jack Thomas, 1926-2005  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1974 April 19
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19092
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Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19092

Discussion with graffiti artists at Wanted Clubhouse

Creator:
Stewart, Jack Thomas, 1926-2005  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1974 May 11
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19093
See more items in:
Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19093

Discussion with graffiti artists while looking at slides

Creator:
Stewart, Jack Thomas, 1926-2005  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1982 November 8
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19095
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Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19095

Discussion with graffiti artists while looking at slides

Creator:
Stewart, Jack Thomas, 1926-2005  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1983 December 5
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Graffiti artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19096
See more items in:
Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19096

Street scene

Photographer:
Green, Mark, 1932-  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
San Francisco, Calif.
Date:
ca. 1967
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Graffiti  Search this
Street art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12200
See more items in:
Mark Green papers, 1954-1991, bulk 1954-1978
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12200
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Graffiti sketch with hits by King 2, Chi Chi 133 and F.T.D. 158

Type:
Artworks
Date:
ca. 1975
Topic:
Graffiti  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12778
See more items in:
Jack Stewart papers, 1926-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12778

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