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Intimacy in discourse: unreasonable sized paintings / curated by Phong Bui

Artist:
Berryhill, Michael 1972-  Search this
Curator:
Bui, Phong 1964-  Search this
Organizer:
Rail Curatorial Projects  Search this
Host institution:
SVA Chelsea Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Author:
School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Mana Contemporary (Jersey City, N.J.)  Search this
Physical description:
53 pages : color illustrations ; 38 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2015
21st century
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Painting--Technique  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100006

David Novros papers

Creator:
Novros, David, 1941-  Search this
Names:
Bui, Phong, 1964-  Search this
Colpitt, Frances  Search this
Graham, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Hope, Charles  Search this
Humblet, Claudine, 1946-  Search this
Judd, Donald, 1928-  Search this
McEwen, Rory, 1932-  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Poems
Transcripts
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Diaries
Date:
1963-2008
Summary:
The papers of abstract painter David Novros are dated 1963 to 2008, and measure 1.0 linear foot. Correspondence, records relating to the Liaunig Boat House commission (Middleburgh, NY), interview transcripts, printed material, and photographs document the painter's professional career.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of abstract painter David Novros are dated 1963 to 2008, and measure 1.0 linear foot. Correspondence, records relating to the Liaunig Boat House commission (Middleburgh, NY), interview transcripts, printed material, and photographs document the painter's professional career.

The vast majority of correspondence consists of incoming letters. The only reciprocal exchanges preserved are with art historian Charles Hope and the Menil Collection. Letters are from artists Rory McEwen, Paul Mogensen, and Ken Price; writers Frances Colpitt and Claudine Humblet; and from other colleagues and friends. The letters David Novros wrote to his family between 1963 and 1979 recount his travels and describe in some detail - many with accompanying illustrations and diagrams - work in progress, exhibitions, and commissions. Also preserved are copies of his letters to the Trustees of the Donald Judd Estate and Ranier Judd concerning the Marfa, Texas properties and projects, his Spring Street studio in New York City, and the Judd Foundation. Novros's letters to editors concern art-related articles that appeared in The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other publications.

Peter Liaunig's commission for a boat house with three fresco paintings in Middleburgh, New York, is documented by correspondence, plans, and designs. The "Boat House Diary, Middleburgh, NY," kept by Novros August 10-15, 2003, describes the process of painting the frescoes with the assistance of Jason, and notes materials and techniques used.

Interview transcripts are of Phong Bui's conversation with David Novros, published June 2008 in The Brooklyn Rail, and an unpublished interview Novros conducted with sculptor Robert Graham in 2008.

Printed material about or mentioning David Novros consists of articles and reviews, exhibition announcements and posters. Items written by Novros are a review of Jackson Pollock and two poems.

Photographs are of David Novros with his family and friends. There are also views of the Novros family's home in Van Nuys, California, and Indian-painted rocks at Sears Point, Arizona that influenced Novros' art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1963-2008 (Boxes 1-2; 0.4 linear ft.)

Series 2: Liaunig Boat House, 1998-2004 (Box 2, OV3; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 3: Interview Transcripts, 2008 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1966-2008 (Box 2, OV 4; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 5: Photographs, 1976-1999 (Box 2; 0.1 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
David Novros (1941-) is an abstract painter in New York, NY.

Abstract painter David Novros was born in Los Angeles in 1941 and lived with his family in Van Nuys, California. His father, Lester Novros, was an artist whose interest in movement eventually led him to the Walt Disney Company, where he worked on animation projects. In 1941 he established his own production company, Graphic Films, and began teaching in the Cinema Department of the University of Southern California. Both David and his brother Paul were enamored with film; David turned to painting, but Paul followed in their father's line of work and became an award-winning film producer.

David entered the University of Southern California and studied painting with James Jervaisee. He made a few student films and sometimes worked with his father, but before long he turned to painting. During the summer of 1961, Novros attended courses at Yale and met Chuck Close, Brice Marden, and Vija Celmins.

After earning a B.F.A. in 1963, Novros completed his Army Reserve obligations and travelled in Europe. He moved to New York City in 1964 and met many Minimalist artists. Over the next several years, Novros's rectangular paintings gave way to multi-panel paintings and then to shaped panels. From the late 1960s through the 1970s, Novros developed a reputation as a geometric abstractionist. He showed at Park Place Gallery and had a solo exhibition at Virginia Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles) in 1966; the next year, his work was again presented at Park Place Gallery and at the Virginia Dwan Gallery (New York). Several solo exhibitions followed at Klaus Kertess's influential Bykert Gallery, as well as at other venues.

Novros participated in important exhibitions of abstraction, among them "Systemic Painting" (Guggenheim Museum, 1966), "Color and Structure" (Whitney Museum of American Art, 1971), and "Abstract-Geometry-Painting: Selected Geometric Abstract Painting in America since 1945" (Albright-Knox Gallery, 1989). In 1970, he was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

In the 1970s, Novros turned to fresco painting, and his eventual decision to focus on murals effectively removed him from the commercial gallery scene. One of his earliest commissions was a fresco painted in 1970 for the second floor of Donald Judd's studio/home. Other commissions include: Solar Triptych, a radial triptych that opens and closes throughout the day, for the lobby of Union Station, Newark, NJ (1984); a fresco in the Old Court House, Miami (1984); a painted-glass and copper fresco in the Gross Building, Winslow, Arizona (1994-1996); and the Liaunig Boat House with fresco paintings, Middleburgh, NY (1996-2003). A number of museums in the United States and Europe include Novros's work in their permanent collections, among them: Menil Collection, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum Liaunig (Austria), and Daimler contemporary (Berlin).

Mr. Novros lives and works in New York City.
Related Material:
An oral history interview with David Novros was conducted by Michael Brennan for the Archives of American Art in 2008.
Provenance:
Gift of David Novros, 2009
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The David Novros 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
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Poems
Transcripts
Interviews
Illustrated letters
Diaries
Citation:
David Novros papers, 1963-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.novrdavi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-novrdavi
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Calder and Picasso / [authors, Phong Bui, Susan Braeuer Dam, Jordana Mendelson, Robert Slifkin]

Artist:
Calder, Alexander 1886-1962  Search this
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973  Search this
Author:
Braeuer Dam, Susan  Search this
Bui, Phong 1964-  Search this
Mendelson, Jordana  Search this
Slifkin, Robert  Search this
Publisher:
Almine Rech Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Calder, Alexander 1886-1962  Search this
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973  Search this
Physical description:
222 pages : chiefly color illustrations, portraits ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081464

Rona Pondick, Robert Feintuch : heads, hands, feet, sleeping, holding, dreaming, dying

Title:
Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch : heads, hands, feet, sleeping, holding, dreaming, dying
Heads, hands, feet, sleeping, holding, dreaming, dying
Interviewee expression:
Pondick, Rona 1952-  Search this
Feintuch, Robert 1953-  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Mills, Dan (Daniel T.)  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Myers, Terry R.  Search this
Interviewer expression:
Bui, Phong 1964-  Search this
Host institution:
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art  Search this
Publisher:
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.) Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Pondick, Rona 1952-  Search this
Feintuch, Robert 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
95 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081993

Ron Gorchov / text by Phong Bui

Author:
Gorchov, Ron  Search this
Bui, Phong 1964-  Search this
Cheim & Read  Search this
Subject:
Gorchov, Ron  Search this
Physical description:
[36] p. : col. ill., port. ; 39 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2012
[2012]
Call number:
ND237.G61254 A4 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1003785

Nicky Nodjoumi : chasing the butterfly and other recent paintings

Author:
Nodjoumi, Nicky 1942  Search this
Bui, Phong 1964-  Search this
Taymour Grahne Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Nodjoumi, Nicky 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
34, [6] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2013
[2013]
Call number:
ND989.N63 A5 2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1013675

Patricia Cronin : shrine for girls, Venice / contributions by Phong Bui, Ludovico Pratesi and Maura Reilly

Author:
Cronin, Patricia 1963- Works Selections  Search this
Bui, Phong 1964-  Search this
Pratesi, Ludovico  Search this
Reilly, Maura  Search this
Biennale di Venezia (56th : 2015 : Venice, Italy)  Search this
Host institution:
Chiesa di San Gallo (Venice, Italy)  Search this
Subject:
Cronin, Patricia 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
[2015]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1062171

Robert Bergman : selected portraits / Phong Bui ; essay by David Levi Strauss

Author:
Bergman, Robert  Search this
Strauss, David Levi  Search this
Bui, Phong 1964-  Search this
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Bergman, Robert  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR680 .B453 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_948231

Ron Gorchov : donde se oculta el alma = where the soul hides / [textos, Phong Bui ... et al.]

Title:
Donde se oculta el alma
Where the soul hides
Author:
Gorchov, Ron  Search this
Bui, Phong 1964-  Search this
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno  Search this
Subject:
Gorchov, Ron  Search this
Physical description:
193 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
C2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_981716

Marc Leuthold : sculpture, 1995-2010 / organized by Thomas Piché Jr. with essays by Phong Bui and Tanya Hartman

Title:
Sculpture, 1995-2010
Author:
Leuthold, Marc 1962-  Search this
Bui, Phong 1964-  Search this
Hartman, Tanya  Search this
Piché, Thomas  Search this
Missouri Arts Council  Search this
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art  Search this
State University of New York Potsdam College  Search this
State Fair Community College (Sedalia, Mo.)  Search this
Subject:
Leuthold, Marc 1962-  Search this
Physical description:
76 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
C2011
21st century
Topic:
Ceramic sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.L363 A4 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_992319

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