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Witnesses: against our vanishing

Creator:
Goldin, Nan, 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Artists Space  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1989
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12141
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Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12141
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Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors

Collection Creator:
Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1985
Scope and Contents note:
Dorothy Miller served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Mark Rothko Foundation following a major lawsuit that ensued after Rothko's death in 1970 between the family, executors of the estate, and Marlborough Gallery. In 1977, the litigation ended with Rothko Prizel gaining control of the estate and re-establishing the foundation and its board. Files arranged here document the foundation's efforts to rebuild and determine the best use of Rothko's paintings for the public interest.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Dorothy C. Miller 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 C. Miller papers, 1853-2013, bulk 1920-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.milldoro, Subseries 8.4
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-milldoro-ref631

Mark Rothko Foundation

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Container:
Box 28 of 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 17 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-084, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Deputy Director, Records
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Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Mark Rothko Foundation records, 1976-1987

Creator:
Mark Rothko Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Blinken, Donald M.  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Associations, institutions, etc  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16005
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305796
AAA_collcode_markrotf
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305796

Rothko, Mark and Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1957
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Thomas Hess 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:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Thomas Hess papers
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-hessthom-ref178

Mark Rothko Foundation 1979 Minutes & Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Harrow, Gustave  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970, 1979
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko 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:
Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko, 1957-1986, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Petition to Set Aside Directors of Mark Rothko Foundation

Collection Creator:
Harrow, Gustave  Search this
Container:
Box 31, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko 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:
Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko, 1957-1986, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-harrgust2-ref778

Mowry Baden : April 7-May 5, Artists Space / sponsored by The Mark Rothko Foundation

Author:
Baden, Mowry  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Mark Rothko Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Baden Mowry  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
Call number:
NB249.B32 A4 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_929958

Sally Hazelet Drummond : February 25-March 24, Artists Space / sponsored by The Mark Rothko Foundation

Author:
Drummond, Sally Hazelet 1924-  Search this
Artists Space (Gallery)  Search this
Mark Rothko Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Drummond, Sally Hazelet 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1024500

Mark Rothko 1949 : a year in transition : selections from the Mark Rothko Foundation

Author:
Rothko, Mark 1903-1970  Search this
Mark Rothko Foundation  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark 1903-1970  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
C1983
Call number:
N40.1.R845 S19
N40.1.R845S19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_277815

Oral history interview with Ed Weinstein, 1983 June 14

Interviewee:
Weinstein, Ed  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12858
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215651
AAA_collcode_weinst83
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215651
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Eliminating the obstacles between the painter and the observer : the Mark Rothko Foundation, 1976-1986 / [introduction and overview, Donald M. Blinken]

Author:
Blinken, Donald M  Search this
Mark Rothko Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark 1903-1970  Search this
Mark Rothko Foundation Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
56 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
1986?]
Call number:
ND237.R725 E4 1986
N40.1.R845E4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643606

Oral history interview with Bernard Braddon and Sidney Paul Schectman, 1981 October 9

Interviewee:
Braddon, Bernard  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Mercury Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Philadelphia Ten (Group of artists)  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12316
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215625
AAA_collcode_braddo81
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215625
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Oral history interview with Ernest Briggs, 1982 July 12-October 21

Interviewee:
Briggs, Ernest, 1923-1984  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Subject:
Park, David  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of California, San Francisco.School of Fine Arts  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Interviews  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11770
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215626
AAA_collcode_briggs82
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215626
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Oral history interview with Elaine de Kooning, 1981 August 27

Interviewee:
De Kooning, Elaine, 1918-1989  Search this
Interviewer:
Tuchman, Phyllis  Search this
Subject:
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subjects of the Artist (School : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11999
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215628
AAA_collcode_dekoon81
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215628
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Oral history interview with Juliette Hays, 1982 July 28

Interviewee:
Hays, Juliette  Search this
Interviewer:
Ashton, Dore, 1928-2017  Search this
Subject:
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12964
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215631
AAA_collcode_hays82
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215631
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Oral history interview with Buffie Johnson, 1982 Nov. 13

Interviewee:
Johnson, Buffie, 1912-2006  Search this
Interviewer:
Shikler, Barbara  Search this
Subject:
Putzel, Howard  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Krasner, Lee  Search this
Goossen, E. C.  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Rothko Chapel (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13177
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215633
AAA_collcode_johnso82
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215633
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Oral history interview with Hedda Sterne, 1981 December 17

Interviewee:
Sterne, Hedda, 1910-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Tuchman, Phyllis  Search this
Subject:
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13262
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215648
AAA_collcode_sterne81
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215648
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Mangravite, Peppino - Martha Jackson Gallery

Collection Creator:
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1978
Scope and Contents note:
Mangravite, Peppino

Manso, Susan

Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.

Marriner, Gerald

Marshall, Kathleen and Jack

Martell, Belle

Martha Jackson Gallery
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jack Tworkov 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:
Jack Tworkov papers, 1926-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-tworjack2-ref257

Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko

Creator:
Harrow, Gustave  Search this
Names:
Mark Rothko Foundation  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York (State). Attorney General's Office  Search this
Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Extent:
34.6 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1957-1986
Summary:
The Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko measure 34.6 linear feet and date from 1957-1986. The records document the case brought by the New York State Attorney General's Office as cross-petitioner to the case brought by Rothko's daughter Kate, against the executors of Rothko's estate, Frank Lloyd and the Marlborough Gallery, for mismanagement and self-dealing. There are also records related to Harrow's writings about the case. Lastly, included in the collection are materials relating to art law issues in connection with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Scope and Contents:
New York State Attorney General Gustave Harrow's records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko consist of legal and other documentation of the state's case in connection with the Mark Rothko Estate and Foundation, from Surrogate Court through appeals, as well as from Harrow's writings about the case, both during and after the trial. Various trial documents include affidavits, briefs, EBTs (examination before trial) trial transcripts, motions, depositions, notes and clippings, and miscellaneous records related to the case and post-trial activities. Also found are reference materials, Harrow's writings in connection with the case.

Unrelated to the Rothko case are Harrow's research materials for possible legal actions by the state in connection with Walter Annenberg's proposed donation of a Communication Center to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and with other issues including donations, object authenticity and the Packard Collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 7 series.

Series 1: General Files, 1957-1981, undated

Series 2: Motions, 1971-1979, undated

Series 3: Decisions, 1970-1979, undated

Series 4: Appeals Documents, 1972-1979, undated

Series 5: Miscellaneous Case and Post-Trial files, 1972-1984, undated

Series 6: Reference Materials, Notes and Writings, 1970-1986

Series 7: Metropolitan Museum of Art / Walter Annenberg Etc., 1971-1981, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Gustave Harrow was a New York State Assistant Attorney General, and an adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Arts Administration at NYU. Abstract Expressionist Artist Mark Rothko died on February 25, 1970 leaving the bulk of his estate, including 798 paintings (the greater part of his life's work) to the Mark Rothko Foundation which he had created shortly before his death. His daughter Kate [Rothko Prizel] brought suit against the estate executors and Marlborough Gallery for self-dealing, fraud, and conspiring with Marlborough owner, Frank Lloyd to waste the assets of the estate. The state of New York Attorney General's Office, represented by Harrow, joined the case as a cross-petitioner on behalf of the people of New York's interest as beneficiaries of the charitable Foundation. The case resulted in the return of most of the paintings, the removal of the executors (accountant Bernard Reis, artist Theodoros Stamos, and anthropology professor Morton Levine), and a $9.2 million judgment against them and Frank Lloyd. The case had a lasting effect on laws dealing with artists' estates, and Harrow was instrumental in framing a bill that aimed at reducing fraud in the fine arts market. Harrow wrote about the Rothko Estate case in several articles and in the 1979 book Art, the Artist, and the Consequences of Rothko: Lasting Legal Impressions from the Estate of Great Artist.
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the Mark Rothko Foundation records, 1976-1987; Legal records relating to Richard Serra v. United States General Services Administration et al., 1985-1987.

The Archives of American Art interviewed multiple artists as part of the Mark Rothko and His Times Oral History Project. Many of the interviews reference Rothko and his work, and relationships with the artist.

The Legal records relating to Richard Serra v. United States General Services Administration et al., 1985-1987 contains documentation of another lawsuit handled by Gustave Harrow.
Separated Materials:
Another small collection (11 items) of Mark Rothko papers were loaned to the Archives for microfilming on reel 3135. The papers were in the possession of George Carson, husband of Rothko's ex-wife Edith Carson. Carson gave the papers to the Mark Rothko Foundation and gave the Archives of American Art permission to microfilm them. The microfilm is available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan but are not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
The Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko were donated to the Archives of American Art by Marilynn Karp March 23, 1996. Mr. Harrow had deposited the papers with Ms. Karp, a colleague of Harrow's at New York University where he was an adjunct professor.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference services for more information.
Rights:
The Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko 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:
Artists -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Decedents' estates -- New York (State)  Search this
Law and art -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Gustave Harrow legal records relating to the Estate of Mark Rothko, 1957-1986, undated. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.harrgust2
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