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Thirteen serious considerations / by Dick Higgins

Artist:
Higgins, Dick 1938-1998 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80004369 http://viaf.org/viaf/64035028  Search this
Physical description:
[15] postcards : illustrations ; 10 x 16 cm
Type:
Specimens
Artists' books
Artists' books (books).)
Mail art
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Date:
1978
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H597 T45 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090229

Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press : selected writings by Dick Higgins / edited by Steve Clay and Ken Friedman

Title:
Selected writings by Dick Higgins
Author:
Higgins, Dick 1938-1998  Search this
Editor:
Clay, Steven 1951-  Search this
Friedman, Ken 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Higgins, Dick 1938-1998 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Something Else Press History  Search this
Something Else Press  Search this
Physical description:
363 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2018
20th century
Topic:
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Arts, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1109633

John Held papers relating to mail art

Creator:
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Names:
Gutai Bijutsu Kyōkai  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Ackerman, Blaster Al, 1939-2013  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Bloch, Mark, 1956-  Search this
Braumuller, Hans, 1966-  Search this
Brown, Jean, 1911-  Search this
Cavellini, Guglielmo Achille, 1914-  Search this
Cohen, Ryosuke, 1948-  Search this
Durland, Steve  Search this
Gaglione, Bill  Search this
Higgins, Dick, 1938-  Search this
Janssen, Ruud, 1959-  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Leigh, Michael  Search this
Shimamoto, Shozo, 1928-  Search this
Summers, Rod  Search this
Interviewee:
Cage, John, 1912-1992  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Extent:
12.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Interviews
Date:
bulk 1973-2013
1947-2018
Summary:
The papers of rubberstamp and artistamp artist, performance artist, collector of mail art, and fine arts librarian John Held, Jr. date from 1947-2018, bulk 1973-2013, and measure 12.9 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, 18 printed diaries, letters received by Held from mail artists around the world, art work consisting of artistamps designed by miscellaneous mail artists, interview transcripts, writings, project and event files, printed material, mail art sent for the Gutai Historical Survey Exhibition held at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013, and a collection of biographical material presented by Held at a Mail Art Study Day held at the Archives of American Art in 2018.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of rubberstamp and artistamp artist, performance artist, collector of mail art, and fine arts librarian John Held, Jr. date from 1947-2018, bulk 1973-2013, and measure 12.9 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, 18 printed diaries, letters received by Held from mail artists around the world, art work consisting of artistamps designed by miscellaneous mail artists, interview transcripts, writings, project and event files, printed material, and mail art sent for the Gutai Historical Survey Exhibition held at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013.

Scattered biographical material consists primarily of miscellanous biographical writings and accounts. Eighteen printed diaries provide very brief descriptions of daily activities and more detailed descriptions of art mail events, conferences, and travel experiences.

Letters comprise the largest and most significant series in the collection. Letters received by John Held, Jr. are from an extensive number of national and international mail artists, including Mark Bloch, Hans Braumüller, Jean Brown, William Gaglione (a.k.a. Picasso Gaglione), Dick Higgins, Ray Johnson, Shozo Shimamoto, Ryosuke Cohen, Michael Leigh, Guglielmo Cavellini, and Rod Summers. There are also scattered letters from Carl Andre and Clement Greenberg, typescripts of letters sent by Held, and a file of letters exchanged with Steve Durland.

There are twelve folders of artistamps, non-official or pseudo-postage stamps designed by miscellaneous participants in the international mail art network.

Transcripts are of interviews conducted by John Held, Jr. with some of the more notable artists involved with the mail art movement including Al Ackerman, John Cage, Ray Johnson, and Allan Kaprow. There are also interviews with John Held, Jr., William (Picasso) Gaglione, and Milan Knizak, including an interview with Held conducted by Ruud Janssen.

Extensive writings by John Held, Jr. consist of catalog essays, miscellaneous essays, bibliographies, miscellaneous box set texts, and miscellaneous typescripts. Project and event files concern miscellaneous projects, tours, lectures, and exhibitions with which John Held, Jr. was involved.

Printed material consists primarily of printouts of Bibliozone issues, a newsletter, exhibition catalogs, and press releases concerning mail art.

The Gutai exhibition project files include printed material related to the 2013 Experimental Exhibition of Modern Art to Challenge the mid-Winter Burning Sun: Gutai Historical Survey and Contemporary Response held at the San Francisco Art Institute. The bulk of the series consists of mail art created by over 135 artists who were asked to submit work inspired by Gutai and the artist Shozo Shimamoto.

The Mail Art Study Day Material consists of mostly biographical material regarding John Held, presented by him at the Archives of American Art's Mail Art Study Day on November 9, 2018. This assortment of largely printed material (news clippings, invitations, and programs) as well as select correspondence and photographs, each representing a year in the life of the artist, accompanied by a key for around 450 items dating from 1947-2018. They serve to document his career with regard to creating and disseminating Mail Art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1990-1999 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Diaries, 1990-2000 (20 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Letters, 1973-2008 (7.9 linear feet; Box 1-8, Box 12)

Series 4: Artwork, 1985-2007 (12 folders; Box 8)

Series 5: Interview Transcripts, 1977-1995 (7 folders; Box 8)

Series 6: Writings, 1984-2000 (0.5 linear feet; Box 8)

Series 7: Project and Event Files, 1982-2000 (11 folders; Box 8)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1989-2000 (11 folders; Box 8)

Series 9: Gutai Exhibition Project Files, 2012-2013 (Box 9-11, Box 13, OV 14)

Series 10: Mail Art Study Day Materials, 1947-2018 (Box 15)
Biographical Note:
John Held, Jr. (1947-) of San Francisco, California, is a rubberstamp and artistamp artist, participant in the international mail art network, activist, performance artist, collector of mail art, and a fine arts librarian.

Jonathan Held was born on April 2, 1947. In the mid-1970s he took the name of the early twentieth century illustrator, John Held, Jr., famous for his images of "flapper girls" in the 1920s. This name change was both in tribute to the older artist as well as an expression of Dada.

Earning a Bachelor's Degree in 1969, Held received a Master of Library Science Degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies in 1972 and expanded his interests toward participating in the international mail art network and assembling one of the largest archives of mail art in the United States. He was mentored by mail artist Ray Johnson, and Jean Brown, a leading participant in Fluxus, whose interest in the Dada and Surrealism movements promoted emerging art forms including mail art, visual poetry, and artists' books.

From 1981 to 1995, Held was a Fine Arts Librarian at the Dallas Public Library. In 1982, he began making artistamps, pseudo-postage stamps used as an art medium, and opened the Modern Realism Gallery and Archive in Dallas, Texas, with his future wife Paula Barber. The gallery sought to preserve the record of contemporary avant-garde cultural activity.

Held published Mail Art: An Annotated Bibliography, a five-hundred page listing of secondary sources on the field in 1991. In 1996, Held moved to San Francisco, California, where he established the Modern Realism Gallery and acted as curator of the Stamp Art Gallery, an exhibition space devoted to rubberstamp and artistamp works.

John Held, Jr. has lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Havana; and at the National School of Art, Prague. He participated in international exhibitions and, since 1986, engaged in international performance work, appearing in Japan, Russia, Uruguay, and Yugoslavia, as well as in the United States. One of Held's more notable performance creations is the Fake Picabia Brothers, in partnership with artist Picasso Gaglione.

John Held, Jr. lives in San Francisco, California.
Provenance:
John Held donated his papers relating to mail art in 1999, 2008, 2013, and 2018.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Mail artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Performance artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Librarians -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Mail art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Interviews
Citation:
John Held papers relating to mail art, 1947-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.heldjohn
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Archives of American Art
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Higgins, Dick - Barrytown, New York

Collection Creator:
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990-1995
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
John Held papers relating to mail art, 1947-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
John Held papers relating to mail art
John Held papers relating to mail art / Series 3: Letters / United States of America
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-heldjohn-ref1111

Higgins, Dick - Barrytown, New York

Collection Creator:
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1983
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
John Held papers relating to mail art, 1947-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
John Held papers relating to mail art
John Held papers relating to mail art / Series 3: Letters / United States of America
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-heldjohn-ref273

John Held papers relating to mail art, 1947-2018, bulk 1973-2013

Creator:
Held, John, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Bloch, Mark  Search this
Gaglione, Bill  Search this
Janssen, Ruud  Search this
Durland, Steve  Search this
Leigh, Michael  Search this
Braumüller, Hans  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Cavellini, Guglielmo Achille  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Brown, Jean  Search this
Shimamoto, Sh?z?  Search this
Ackerman, Blaster Al  Search this
Cohen, Ryosuke  Search this
Summers, Rod  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Gutai Bijutsu Ky?kai  Search this
Topic:
Performance artists  Search this
Mail art  Search this
Mail artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Librarians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6273
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216618
AAA_collcode_heldjohn
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216618
Additional Online Media:

Egg

Creator:
Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1968
Topic:
Music  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15302
See more items in:
Dick Higgins papers, 1958-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15302

Shem cards

Creator:
Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1976
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)20038
See more items in:
Dick Higgins papers, 1958-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_20038
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Michel Oren interviews with artists, 1979-1991

Creator:
Oren, Michel  Search this
Subject:
Onslow-Ford, Gordon  Search this
Williams, William T.  Search this
Ruda, Edwin  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Topic:
Printmakers  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Painters  Search this
Smokehouse (Group of artists)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6450
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215598
AAA_collcode_orenmich
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215598

De Hirsh Margules papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1923-1965

Creator:
Margules, De Hirsh, 1899-1965  Search this
Subject:
Lindsay, John V.  Search this
Frankel, Aaron  Search this
Grady, James  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Horblit, Harrison D.  Search this
Mandel, Marieli Kailin  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry),  Search this
Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence  Search this
Miller, Henry  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Connick, Charles J.  Search this
Weber, David A.  Search this
Kolin, Sacha  Search this
Jensen, Alfred  Search this
Horblit, Jean  Search this
Gillespie, Al Lincoln  Search this
Margules, Blanche London  Search this
King, Alex  Search this
Schnitzler, Max  Search this
Marin, John  Search this
Gilman, Esther  Search this
Lechay, Myron  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
O'Brien, Lawrence F.  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Niveau Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Feigl Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Notebooks  Search this
Painters  Search this
Oil paintings  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Poets  Search this
Writings  Search this
Collages  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Poems  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13438
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)260522
AAA_collcode_margde
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_260522
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Al Hansen, 1973 November 6-13

Interviewee:
Hansen, Al, 1927-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Goldfine, Pauline  Search this
Waring, James  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Groth, John  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Eisenhauer, Lette  Search this
McCarey, Don  Search this
Dunn, Judith  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Segal, George  Search this
Ortíz, Rafael Montañez  Search this
Watts, Robert  Search this
Maciunas, George  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Brecht, George  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Nakian, Reuben  Search this
Marisol  Search this
Vostell, Wolf  Search this
Müller, Jan  Search this
Dunn, Bob  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Reuben Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Happening (Art)  Search this
Art  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12668
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212717
AAA_collcode_hansen73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212717

Oral history interview with Alison Knowles, 2010 June 1-2

Interviewee:
Knowles, Alison, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Saito, Takako  Search this
Lindner, Richard  Search this
Jones, Joe  Search this
Maciunas, George  Search this
Brecht, George  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Schöning, Klaus  Search this
Lauf, Cornelia  Search this
WaÔsko, Ryszard  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Spoerri, Daniel  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Teitelbaum, Richard  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Gordon, Coco  Search this
Tenney, James  Search this
Kuehn, Kathy  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Hendricks, Jon  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Hamilton, Richard  Search this
Ono, Yoko  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Shiomi, Mieko  Search this
Silverman, Gilbert  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Pratt Institute.Art School  Search this
Middlebury College  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15822
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)290220
AAA_collcode_knowle10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_290220

Oral history interview with Barbara Bloom, 2012 October 18-2013 January 31

Interviewee:
Bloom, Barbara, 1951-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Berger, John  Search this
Knowles, Alison  Search this
Tcherepnin, Serge  Search this
Kappe, Ray  Search this
Tillim, Sidney  Search this
Gorney, Jay  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Mullican, Matt  Search this
Salle, David  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Trockel, Rosemarie  Search this
Brock, Paul  Search this
Sontag, Susan  Search this
Byars, James Lee  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster),  Search this
Gould, Claudia  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Wilde, Oscar  Search this
Palestine, Charlemagne  Search this
Paz, Octavio  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Orr, Eric  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Wheeler, Douglas  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Young, La Monte  Search this
Mulvey, Laura  Search this
Broodthaers, Marcel  Search this
Baldessari, John  Search this
Fischl, Eric  Search this
Cotton, Paul  Search this
Bennington College  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Biennale di Venezia  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Designers  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Art  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16106
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362118
AAA_collcode_bloom12
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362118
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Oral history interview with Allan Sekula, 2011 August 20-2012 February 14

Interviewee:
Sekula, Allan, 1951-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Panzer, Mary, 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Hassan, Ihab  Search this
Segalove, Ilene  Search this
Wall, Jeff  Search this
Beveridge, Karl  Search this
Lunn, Harry  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Conde, Carol  Search this
Ruby, Jay  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Mandel, Mike  Search this
Schimmel, Paul  Search this
Fried, Howard  Search this
Lonidier, Fred  Search this
Salle, David  Search this
Matta  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Little Richard  Search this
Knowles, Alison  Search this
Liebling, Jerome  Search this
Braderman, Joan  Search this
Halleck, DeeDee  Search this
Van Riper, Peter  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Bercovitch, Sacvan  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Kosuth, Joseph  Search this
Kozloff, Max  Search this
Hayes, Woody  Search this
Lord, Catherine  Search this
Barthes, Roland  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Steinmetz, Philip  Search this
Chayefsky, Paddy  Search this
Brach, Paul H. (Paul Henry)  Search this
Charlesworth, Sarah Edwards  Search this
Burch, Noël  Search this
Ascott, Roy  Search this
König, Kasper  Search this
Folks, Homer  Search this
Ross, David A.  Search this
Hanhardt, John G.  Search this
Altoon, John  Search this
Captain Beefheart  Search this
Heinecken, Robert  Search this
Baldessari, John  Search this
Wakoski, Diane  Search this
Sultan, Larry  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Pommer, Richard  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
Antin, David  Search this
Michelson, Annette  Search this
Connell, Brian  Search this
Mayer, Grace M.  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Bo Diddley  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Kirschenbaum, Baruch David  Search this
Stein, Sally  Search this
Graves, Michael  Search this
Burn, Ian  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E. (Epstein)  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Farber, Manny  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Feldman, Ronald  Search this
Raskin, Jef  Search this
Fox, Terry  Search this
Lifson, Ben  Search this
Ramsden, Mel  Search this
Becker, Howard  Search this
Artforum  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Ohio State University  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
University of California, San Diego  Search this
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Activism  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Music  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Antisemitism  Search this
Realism  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Art  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16239
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370420
AAA_collcode_sekula11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_370420
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Dick Higgins papers, 1958-1997

Creator:
Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998  Search this
Topic:
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Poetry, Modern  Search this
Small press books  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6170
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216404
AAA_collcode_higgdick
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216404

De Hirsh Margules papers

Creator:
Margules, De Hirsh, 1899-1965  Search this
Names:
Babcock Galleries  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy  Search this
Feigl Gallery  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Niveau Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Beaudoin, Kenneth Lawrence, 1913-  Search this
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941  Search this
Frankel, Aaron  Search this
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-  Search this
Gillespie, Al Lincoln, Jr.  Search this
Gilman, Esther  Search this
Grady, James  Search this
Higgins, Dick, 1938-  Search this
Horblit, Harrison D.  Search this
Horblit, Jean  Search this
Jensen, Alfred, 1903-1981  Search this
King, Alex  Search this
Kolin, Sacha, 1911-1981  Search this
Lechay, Myron, 1898-1972  Search this
Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963  Search this
Lindsay, John V.  Search this
Mandel, Marieli Kailin  Search this
Margules, Blanche London  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
O'Brien, Lawrence F.  Search this
Schnitzler, Max, 1903-  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Weber, David A.  Search this
Extent:
5.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Writings
Photographs
Notebooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Scrapbooks
Oil paintings
Collages
Date:
1888-2001
bulk 1923-1965
Summary:
The papers of painter De Hirsh Margules measure 5.5 linear feet and date from 1888-2001, with the bulk dating from 1923-1965. The papers contain biographical material, and business and personal correspondence, including letters from Alfred Stiegliz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, and Myron Lechay. Also found are writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, works of art and audio recordings documenting Margules' personal life and professional career.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter De Hirsh Margules measure 5.5 linear feet and date from 1888-2001, with the bulk dating from 1923-1965. The papers contain biographical material, and business and personal correspondence, including letters from Alfred Stiegliz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, and Myron Lechay. Also found are writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, works of art and audio recordings documenting Margules' personal life and professional career.

Biographical material consists of Margules' curriculum vitae, address books, war ration books, press credentials, passports, naturalization documents, membership and social security cards, and memorial material on De Hirsh and Blanche Margules.

Correspondence of De Hirsh Margules covers both personal and business matters. Family correspondents include his wife Blanche London, her parents, De Hirsh's mother Rosa and his sister Sam. There is correspondence with Jean and Harrison Horblit, friends and business associates of the Margules, as well as correspondence with his girlfriend, Marieli Kailin Mandel. Other correspondents include Alfred Stieglitz, John Marin, Henry Miller, Max Schnitzler, Charles J. Connick, Louis M. Eilshemius, Alex King, Myron Lechay, and two letters from New York Governor Herbert H. Lehman. There are single letters from Sasha Kolin; New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay; Lawrence F. O'Brien, special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; Buckminster Fuller. This last letter was not addressed exclusively to Margules. Other personal correspondence includes letters, postcards and greeting cards from family members and friends. Other business correspondents include galleries and museums such as Babcock Galleries, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Niveau Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Brooklyn Museum, Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Ferargil Gallery, Feigl Gallery, Guggenheim Museum, Worcester Art Museum and Walker Art Center.

Writings consist mostly of poems by De Hirsh Margules, sometimes appearing in multiple draft forms, as well as a longer work titled "Mulberry Bend." Also included within the series are notebooks filled with poems and works of prose, the latter expounding upon his theories and ideas. Writings by other authors range from poetry to works of prose, criticism and biography, including A. Lincoln Gillespie, Jr., Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, David Weber, Aaron Frankel, James Grady, Dick Higgins, and Esther Gilman, among others. There are three illustrated writings by Alfred Jensen. Audio recordings contain a sound tape reel of De Hirsh Margules reciting his poems Rainbow and Mulberry Bend.

Printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases, exhibition announcements, catalogues and books. Scrapbooks include printed material, newspaper and magazine clippings, and exhibition announcements on the career of De Hirsh Margules. Also included are two scrapbooks by Blanche London Margules, representing newspaper clippings of her writing, among others.

Works of Art include an oil painting on wood and sketchbooks by Margules. Also included are six collages in a series by Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin titled "Eye Poems"; and text-based drawings/writings by A. Lincoln Gillespie, Jr.

Photographs, transparencies and slides include works of art by De Hirsh and Blanche London Margules. Also included are personal photographs of the Margules', their friends, family and students, and two folders of photographs of Marieli Kailin Mandel.
Arrangement:
The De Hirsh Margules papers are organized into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1888-1978, undated (Box 1, 6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1923-2000, undated (Box 1-3; 2.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1936-1965, undated (Box 4; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1933-2001, undated (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1922-1957, undated (Box 5, 7; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1926-1992, undated (Box 5, 7; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Works of Art, 1948, undated (Box 6, 7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Audio Recordings, undated (Box 6; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
De Hirsh Margules (1899-1965) was a painter in New York, NY. Margules was born in Jasse, Romania and arrived in New York City at only ten months of age. His parents were in the Yiddish Theater; his father, Edouard was a playwright/director, and his mother, Rosa, was an actress. Margules received much of his art education outside of the conventional art institutional framework. Early on, he studied with Edwin Randby in Pennsylvania from 1917-1918, but it was really his neighbor, the painter Benno Greenstein, who encouraged Margules to pursue a career in the arts. From 1919-1921 he studied period architecture, design and decoration at the New York Evening School of Art and Design.

By 1922, Margules began working nights as a police reporter for the City News Association of New York, a job he would hold until 1942. However, he continued to study and paint during the day, this time working with Myron Lechay.

In 1927 Margules took a leave of absence from the City News Association to travel to Paris. He studied at the Musée du Louvre, and painted landscapes in Montmartre, Paris; Fontenay-près-Vézelay, Burgundy; and Tunis, Africa. In 1929 Margules returned to New York and met artist/dealer Alfred Stieglitz, who quickly became his most trusted friend and advisor. It was through Stieglitz that Margules was introduced to John Marin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Rosenfeld, Stuart Davis and Jan Matulka. While Margules would benefit from his relations with all of these artists, it was John Marin who would become his most important mentor. He felt that Marin was the only one who could help him with the formal problems he was having with painting.

Margules lived most of his life in Greenwich Village and was a well-known member of the colorful and vivacious arts community. He was commonly recognized by his affable demeanor, but mostly it was his attire, particularly the dark blue beret that he was rarely seen without. To his friends he was known simply as "the Baron."

De Hirsh Margules has been called an abstract realist. He used saturated colors and bold textures in the construction of his abstract landscapes, but more specifically it was his interest in the concept of "time painting" or "time perspective" that propelled his work. It was through the physical rendering and representation of his subject matter that he explored the psychological concepts of time. From 1936-1937 Margules established "Another Place," an exhibition space set up in his New York City apartment at 43 West 8th Street. Over a two year period there were fourteen solo-exhibitions by Margules and other artists.

He taught painting in 1951 at Ball State College in Muncie, Indiana, and at the New York Equity Workshop in 1952. In 1951 Elaine de Kooning wrote a piece about his working methods in the December edition of Art News.

De Hirsh Margules died from a heart attack in 1965. He was 65 years old.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives in 2005 by Elita Agee.
Restrictions:
The De Hirsh Margules papers are open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The De Hirsh Margules 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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Notebooks
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Scrapbooks
Oil paintings
Collages
Citation:
De Hirsh Margules papers, 1888-2001, bulk 1923-1965. Archives of America Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.margde
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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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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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Higgins, Dick

Collection Creator:
Van der Marck, Jan, 1929-2010  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1966-1989
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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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Higgins, Dick. Three Things and [Daragur]

Collection Artist:
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965 - 1968
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the archive requires an advance appointment. Please contact Paik Archive staff by email at PaikArchive@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Collection Citation:
Nam June Paik Archive, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Gift of the Nam June Paik Estate
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Nam June Paik Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
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Higgins, Dick

Collection Artist:
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1971 and undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access to the archive requires an advance appointment. Please contact Paik Archive staff by email at PaikArchive@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Unpublished materials are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Collection Citation:
Nam June Paik Archive, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Gift of the Nam June Paik Estate
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Nam June Paik Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
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