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Skeleton (Skew)

Artist:
Mel Bochner, born Pittsburgh, PA 1940  Search this
Medium:
charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 38 x 50 in. (96.5 x 127.0 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1979-1981
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1991.71
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1979-81, Mel Bochner
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.71

First Color Quartet

Artist:
Mel Bochner, American, b. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1940  Search this
Medium:
Color lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
35 x 35 in. (88.9 x 88.9 cm)
Type:
Print
Date:
1990
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Bruce Christopher Carr, New York, 2004
Accession Number:
04.27
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_04.27

Two Shapes (Violet and Yellow)

Artist:
Mel Bochner, born Pittsburgh, PA 1940  Search this
Medium:
pastel on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 38 x 50 in. (96.5 x 127.0 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1977
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff
Object number:
1991.18
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1991, Mel Bochner
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.18

Money

Artist:
Mel Bochner, born Pittsburgh, PA 1940  Search this
Medium:
acrylic and oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60 x 80 in. (152.4 x 203.2 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
2005
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James F. Dicke Family
Object number:
2013.49.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2005, Mel Bochner
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2013.49.1

Artists Talk on Art records

Creator:
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Names:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
De Niro, Robert, 1922-1993  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009  Search this
Longo, Robert  Search this
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940-  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Extent:
64.4 Linear feet
43.9 Terabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Terabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1974-2018
Summary:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 43.9 terabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City from 1975 to 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 43.9 terabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City from 1975 to 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

ATOA's recordings chronicle the American art world, covering critical discussions and significant art world issues over five decades. Thousands of artists such as Will Barnet, Louise Bourgeois, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Robert De Niro, Agnes Denes, Michael Goldberg, Robert Longo, Ana Mendieta, Robert Morris, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Philip Pavia, Larry Rivers, Sylvia Sleigh, Hannah Wilke, David Wojnarowicz, and others speak about their work. The original recordings exist in a variety of formats, including U-Matic and VHS videotape, MiniDVs, sound cassettes and sound tape reels. ATOA digitized the complete collection of video and sound recordings and the digital files are now part of the collection.

The collection also includes printed histories, board and program committee meeting minutes, financial statements, general correspondence files of the president and chair, attendance statistics, grant files, panel participant release forms, sixteen panel transcripts, a complete set of panel flyers (many are annotated) and other printed materials, three dismantled scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panels and panel participants.
Arrangement:
The records are arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Adminstrative Files, 1974-2013 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 2: Director's and Chairman's Correspondence, 1977-2006 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Grant Files, 1977-2009 (1 linear foot, Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Panel Release Forms, 1978-2012 (1 linear foot, Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Panel Transcripts, 1981, 1986, 1988, 2017-2018 (1 folder, Box 3; 1.8 megabytes, ER01)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1975-2015 (0.8 linear feet, Boxes 3-4; 44.4 megabytes, ER02)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1975-1989 (0.2 linear feet, Box 4)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1975-circa 2000 (1 linear foot, Boxes 4-5)

Series 9: Video and Sound Recordings, circa 1975-2017 (59 linear feet, Boxes 6-65; 43.9 terabytes, ER03-06)
Biographical / Historical:
Established in 1974 and still active in New York, Artists Talk on Art is the art world's longest running and most prolific aesthetic panel discussion series organized by artists for artists. Founded by Lori Antonacci, Douglas I. Sheer, and Robert Wiegand, the forum has presented 6,000 artists in nearly 1,000 documented panels or dialogues. ATOA held its first panel, "Whatever Happened to Public Art," on January 10, 1975 and it drew a "crowd" of 77 people. In the decades that followed, ATOA presented dozens of panels or dialogues a year, tackling such diverse topics as "What is Happening with Conceptual Art," with Louise Lawler and Lawrence Weiner; "Painting and Photography: Defining the Difference," with Sarah Charlesworth, Jack Goldstein, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, and Robert Mapplethorpe; "Organizing Arts Activism," with Lucy Lippard; "The Artist and the Epidemic—an information panel about AIDS"; "Cross-generational Views of Feminism"; and hundreds more.
Provenance:
The Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) records, including digital files of the video and sound recordings, were donated to the Archives in 2016 by Douglas Sheer, Chairman of ATOA.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of digitized recordings and other electronic records requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Artists Talk on Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Any literary rights possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Artists  Search this
Historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artitalk
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Artists Talk on Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artitalk
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Page 68-18 from manuscript for Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966-1972

Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
ca. 1972
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13429
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13429
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Bochner, Mel

Collection Creator:
B. R. Kornblatt Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The B.R. Kornblatt Gallery records 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.
Collection Citation:
B. R. Kornblatt Gallery records, 1971-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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B.R. Kornblatt Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-brkornbl-ref22

Bochner, Mel

Collection Creator:
Johnson, Ellen H.  Search this
Container:
Box 47, Folder 2-3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1992
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Ellen Hulda Johnson 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.
Collection Citation:
Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-1994, bulk 1921-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ellen Hulda Johnson papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-johnelle-ref1113

Bochner, Mel

Collection Creator:
Van der Marck, Jan, 1929-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 27-28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-2007
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Jan Van der Marck 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.
Collection Citation:
Jan Van der Marck papers, 1942-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Jan Van der Marck papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vandjan-ref34

Bochner, Mel

Collection Creator:
Vogel, Dorothy  Search this
Vogel, Herbert  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 20-21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-2006
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel 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.
Collection Citation:
Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers, 1960s-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-vogedoro-ref51

Mel Bochner, New York, N.Y. letter to Ellen H. Johnson

Creator:
Bochner, Mel, 1940-  Search this
Johnson, Ellen H. (Ellen Hulda), 1910-1992  Search this
Subject:
Bochner, Mel  Search this
Johnson, Ellen H. (Ellen Hulda)  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Oberlin, OH
Date:
1972 Apr. 21
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9799
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Ellen Hulda Johnson papers, 1872-1994, bulk 1921-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9799

Oral history interview with Mel Bochner, 1994 May

Interviewee:
Bochner, Mel, 1940-  Search this
Interviewer:
Marano, Lizbeth  Search this
Topic:
Conceptual artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11600
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215689
AAA_collcode_bochne94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215689

Detail of Mel Bochner's Language is not transparent from the Language IV exhibit at the Dwan Gallery in New York

Photographer:
Russell, Walter  Search this
Subject:
Bochner, Mel  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1970
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)11088
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Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, California and New York, New York) records, 1959-circa 1982, bulk 1959-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_11088
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Dorothy and Herbert Vogel papers, 1960s-2009

Creator:
Vogel, Dorothy, 1935-  Search this
Vogel, Herbert  Search this
Subject:
Bochner, Mel  Search this
Artschwager, Richard Ernst  Search this
Ryman, Robert  Search this
Francisco, Richard  Search this
Renouf, Edda  Search this
Seawright, Sandy  Search this
Chernow, Ann  Search this
Aycock, Alice  Search this
Jean-Claude, Martha  Search this
Cadere, André  Search this
Highstein, Jene  Search this
Tuttle, Richard  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Mangold, Robert  Search this
Christo  Search this
Mangold, Sylvia Plimack  Search this
Groth, Jan  Search this
Tabler, Bernadine  Search this
Taschler, Lori  Search this
Antonakos, Stephen  Search this
DeMonte, Claudia  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Cyphers, Peggy  Search this
Hazlitt, Don  Search this
Kawara, On  Search this
Schultz, Barbara  Search this
Umlauf, Lynn  Search this
Pozzi, Lucio  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Kunsthalle Bielefeld  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9265
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211460
AAA_collcode_vogedoro
Theme:
The Art Market
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211460
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Solar system & rest rooms : writings and interviews, 1965-2007 / Mel Bochner

Title:
Solar system and rest rooms
Author:
Bochner, Mel 1940-  Search this
Subject:
Bochner, Mel 1940- Written works  Search this
Bochner, Mel 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 217 p. : ill ; 29 cm
Type:
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_904336

Ten to 10, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bochner, Mel 1940-  Search this
Medium:
Stones
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue New York New York 10021 Accession Number: 77.28
Date:
1972
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 60010071
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_304555

Meditation on the Theorem of Pythagoras, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Bochner, Mel 1940-  Search this
Medium:
Hazelnuts and white chalk
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin Ohio 44074 Accession Number: 74.26
Date:
1972
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Geometry  Search this
Object--Foodstuff--Nuts  Search this
Control number:
IAS 42190012
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_301027

Self / Portrait

Title:
Mel Bochner
Artist:
Mel Bochner, born 1940  Search this
Sitter:
Mel Bochner, born 1940  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
121.9 × 92.1cm (48 × 36 1/4")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2013
Topic:
Non-representational  Search this
Mel Bochner: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
DLR02010
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DLR02010

Mel Bochner : Voices / essay by Jeremy Sigler

Artist:
Bochner, Mel 1940-  Search this
Writer of essay:
Sigler, Jeremy  Search this
Subject:
Bochner, Mel 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged), 35 plates : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2017
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B673 S5 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1079198

Mel Bochner : drawings

Author:
Bochner, Mel 1940-  Search this
David Nolan Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Bochner, Mel 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
Call number:
NC139.B625 A4 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678799

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