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Richard Artschwager papers

Creator:
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Adair Margo Gallery  Search this
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts  Search this
Cornell University.  Search this
Gagosian Gallery  Search this
Galerie Franck + Schulte  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Lorence-Monk Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum Ludwig  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
University of Wisconsin  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Copley, William Nelson, 1919-1996  Search this
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Kimmelman, Michael  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940-  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Neuendorf, Hans  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Schaffner, Ingrid  Search this
Schjeldahl, Peter  Search this
Waters, John, 1946-  Search this
Woodman, Betty, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Sketches
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1959-2013
Summary:
The papers of New York painter and sculptor Richard Artschwager measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1959-2013. The papers include extensive correspondence, recorded talks and a lecture, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York painter and sculptor Richard Artschwager measure 5.6 linear feet and date from 1959-2013. The papers include extensive correspondence, recorded talks and a lecture, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs.

Artschwager's correspondence is with museums, galleries, artists, art historians, academic institutions, and publishers and concerns exhibitions, speaking engagements, and teaching. Frequent correspondents include Lawrence Alloway, Leo Castelli Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Franck + Schulte, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ivan Karp, Museum Ludwig, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Ingrid Schaffner, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Also found are letters from fellow artists, including William Copley, Eric Fischl, Ray Johnson, Louise Lawler, Sol Lewitt, Ed Ruscha, John Waters, and Betty Woodman. Some letters are annotated or illustrated with sketches by Artschwager.

The collection includes a lecture and recorded talks by Richard Artschwager held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and the Carpenter Center of the Visual Arts, Harvard University, and other venues. One of the recordings is from the "Conversations with Contemporary Artists" series of the Museum of Modern Art. Also included in this series is a recorded discussion with artists Alex Katz and Elizabeth Murray and art critics Michael Kimmelman and Peter Schjeldahl.

Exhibition files are found for exhibitions held at Adair Margo Gallery, Lorence Monk Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cornell University, and numerous others, including many in Europe. Files typically contain correspondence, price lists, announcements, printed material, photographs, and a few sound and video recordings.

Printed material includes invitations and announcements as well as posters, reproductions, and brochures, mostly related to Richard Artschwager's exhibitions. Newspaper and magazine clippings document exhibition openings and the critical reception of his work.

There are also a few photographs including images of Leo Castelli by Hans Namuth used by Artschwager in preparing for his portrait of Castelli.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1970-2013 (Boxes 1-3; 3.0 linear feet)

Series 2: Talks and Lecture, 1985-2009 (Box 4; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1973-2007 (Boxes 4-5; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1959-2012 (Boxes 5-6, OV 7; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1973, 2007 (Box 6, OV 8; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) lived and worked in New York City and Hudson, New York and was known primarily for his paintings and sculptures. Artschwager was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in New Mexico. As a youth, Artschwager showed a talent for drawing. He studied chemistry and mathematics at Cornell University. In 1944, Artschwager interrupted his studies to enlist in the U.S. Army. After the war, he returned to Cornell to complete his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1948. Encouraged by his first wife, Elfriede Wejmelka to develop his interest in art, Artschwager moved to New York to study at the Studio School of Amédée Ozenfant. His paintings and drawings from this period were featured in two group shows at the Terrain Gallery in 1957 and at the Art Directions Gallery on Madison Avenue in 1959, where they were recognized by Donald Judd.

In the 1950s, in order to support his family, Artschwager turned to designing and manufacturing modern furniture. His woodworking skills inspired him to create sculptures from utilitarian objects such as tables, chairs, and mirrors. He is best known for the use of building materials Celotex and Formica in his work and for inventing an abstract form he called "blps" reliefs, stencils or decals that were installed randomly in museum, gallery and public spaces. From the mid-1980s to late 1990s, Artschwager designed large scale projects, though he continued to incorporate everyday domestic objects in his sculptures and paintings.

In 1965, Artschwager was given his first one-man exhibition at the Castelli Gallery and he remained with the Gallery for thirty years. He was also represented by Mary Boone, David Nolan, and the Gagosian Gallery. In the 1980s, Artschwager served on the Visual Arts Policy Committee at the National Endowment of the Arts. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts in 1992. He was a visiting artist at New Mexico State University, Soka University, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the University of Arizona. Artschwager's work was the subject of a major surveys, including the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Neues Museum, and Serpentine Gallery. He participated in numerous international group shows including the Venice Biennale and Documenta in Kassel, Germany. The Whitney Museum of American Art honored Artschwager with two travelling retrospective exhibitions in 1988 and 2012. In late 2012, Artschwager had one-man shows at the Gagosian Gallery and David Nolan Gallery.

Richard Artschwager died at the age of 89 years in 2013. He is survived by his wife, Ann Sebring Artschwager and three children from previous marriages.
Related Materials:
Also found among the resources at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Artschwager, March 3-28, 1972, conducted by Paul Cummings.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Richard Artschwager and his wife Ann Artschwager in 2013.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Richard Artschwager 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:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Sketches
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Richard Artschwager papers, 1959-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artsrich
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Lawler, Louise

Collection Creator:
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1998-2005
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Richard Artschwager 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:
Richard Artschwager papers, 1959-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Artschwager papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-artsrich-ref281

Lawler, Louise

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 153, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Leo Castelli 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:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leo Castelli Gallery records
Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 6: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leocast-ref12877

Lawler, Louise

Collection Creator:
Rubin, David S., 1949-  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
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 Processing Manual Archives of American Art 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:
David S. Rubin papers, 1960-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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David S. Rubin papers
David S. Rubin papers / Series 5: Artist Files
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Archives of American Art
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Richard Artschwager papers, 1959-2013

Creator:
Artschwager, Richard Ernst, 1923-2013  Search this
Subject:
Neuendorf, Hans  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Schaffner, Ingrid  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Kimmelman, Michael  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Karp, Ivan C.  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Fischl, Eric  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Waters, John  Search this
Copley, William Nelson  Search this
Schjeldahl, Peter  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth  Search this
Woodman, Betty  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Harvard University. Germanic Museum  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
University of Wisconsin  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Lorence-Monk Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cornell University  Search this
Gagosian Gallery  Search this
Galerie Franck + Schulte  Search this
Museum Ludwig  Search this
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts  Search this
Adair Margo Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Video recordings  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16080
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)360562
AAA_collcode_artsrich
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_360562
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Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990

Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc.  Search this
Subject:
Glier, Mike  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Stuart, Michelle  Search this
Nonas, Richard  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Linn, Nancy  Search this
Davis, Douglas  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence  Search this
Sischy, Ingrid  Search this
Princenthal, Nancy  Search this
DeAk, Edit  Search this
Huebler, Douglas  Search this
Tacha, Athena  Search this
Holzer, Jenny  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Fasnacht, Heide  Search this
Spiegelman, Art  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Publishers  Search this
Architectural drawings  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5968
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)227906
AAA_collcode_prinmati
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_227906
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Jancar Gallery records, 1972-2015, bulk 2006-2015

Creator:
Jancar Gallery  Search this
Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Thibeault, Marie  Search this
Cumming, Robert  Search this
Kuhlenschmidt, Richard  Search this
Mogul, Susan  Search this
Day, Linda  Search this
Askevold, David  Search this
Jones, Mary  Search this
Hebron, Micol  Search this
Newton, Richard  Search this
Duane, Hildegarde  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Meyer, Melissa  Search this
Segalove, Ilene  Search this
Alf, Martha  Search this
Prince, Richard  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Korman, Harriet  Search this
Jancar, Tom  Search this
Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Performance artists  Search this
Electronic records (digital records)  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387762
AAA_collcode_jancgall
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_387762
Additional Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tom Jancar, 2017 June 23

Interviewee:
Jancar, Tom, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Subject:
Jimmerson, Tom  Search this
Leider, Philip  Search this
Gagosian, Larry  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Hebron, Micol  Search this
Tippett, Phil  Search this
Cointet, Guy de  Search this
Askevold, David  Search this
Ader, Bas Jan  Search this
Kira, Hiromu  Search this
Segalove, Ilene  Search this
Kuhlenschmidt, Richard  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Sprinkle, Annie  Search this
Prince, Richard  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Amico, David  Search this
Hubbard, Kim  Search this
DeLap, Tony  Search this
Glicksman, Hal  Search this
Milant, Jean Robert  Search this
Jancar/Kuhlenschmidt Gallery  Search this
Jancar Gallery  Search this
Bowers Museum  Search this
University of California, Irvine  Search this
Orange Coast College  Search this
Claire Copley Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17485
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)389161
AAA_collcode_jancar17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_389161
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Printed Matter, Inc. records

Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Names:
Davis, Douglas  Search this
DeAk, Edit  Search this
Fasnacht, Heide, 1951-  Search this
Huebler, Douglas  Search this
Lawler, Louise  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Linn, Nancy  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Nonas, Richard, 1936-  Search this
Princenthal, Nancy  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Sischy, Ingrid  Search this
Spiegelman, Art  Search this
Stuart, Michelle, 1933-  Search this
Tacha, Athena, 1936-  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence.  Search this
Extent:
24.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Architectural drawings
Date:
1970-1990
Summary:
The records of Printed Matter, Inc., a non-profit artists' book publisher and distributor in New York, measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1990. Documentation on this organization includes artist, distributor, and client files; inventory records; legal and administrative records; general correspondence; ledgers, invoices, and other financial records; files arranged by subject; and architectural drawings of the interior office space. The administrative correspondence scattered across the various series shows Printed Matter's philosophy, operations, and relationships to artists. Many early notes and minutes are in Sol LeWitt's handwriting. Among the names to be found in the files are former staff members Edith deAk, Mike Glier, Nancy Linn, Ingrid Sischy, and Nancy Princenthal; founders Sol LeWitt and Lucy Lippard; and contracted artists, such as Douglas Davis, Heidi Fasnacht, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Huebler, Louise Lawler, Richard Nonas, Martha Rosler, Ed Ruscha, Art Spiegelman, Michelle Stuart, Athena Tacha, and Lawrence Weiner.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Printed Matter, Inc., a non-profit artists' book publisher and distributor in New York, measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 1990. Documentation on this organization includes artist, distributor, and client files; inventory records; legal and administrative records; general correspondence; ledgers, invoices, and other financial records; files arranged by subject; and architectural drawings of the interior office space. The administrative correspondence scattered across the various series shows Printed Matter's philosophy, operations, and relationships to artists. Many early notes and minutes are in Sol LeWitt's handwriting. Among the names to be found in the files are former staff members Edith deAk, Mike Glier, Nancy Linn, Ingrid Sischy, and Nancy Princenthal; founders Sol LeWitt and Lucy Lippard; and contracted artists, such as Douglas Davis, Heidi Fasnacht, Jenny Holzer, Douglas Huebler, Louise Lawler, Richard Nonas, Martha Rosler, Ed Ruscha, Art Spiegelman, Michelle Stuart, Athena Tacha, and Lawrence Weiner.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Artist Files, circa 1970-1990 (Boxes 1-3; 3.0 linear feet)

Distributor Files, 1976-1988 (Boxes 4-6; 3.0 linear feet)

Client Files, 1971-1989 (Boxes 7-8; 2.0 linear feet)

Inventory Cards, circa 1970s-1980s (Boxes 9-10; 2.0 linear feet)

Legal and Administrative Records, 1976-1989 (Boxes 11-13; 2.6 linear feet)

Correspondence, 1975-1986 (Boxes 13-14; 0.7 linear feet)

Subject Files, 1972-1990 (Boxes 14-20; 6.0 linear feet)

Financial Records, 1975-1989 (Boxes 20-25; 5.5 linear feet)

Architectural Drawings, circa 1985 (OV 26; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Printed Matter, Inc., a non-profit artists' book publisher and distributor in New York was established in 1976 by Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, and others. The organization grew from a small business coalition of artists into the largest facility dedicated to publications made by artists in book form. By 1986, Printed Matter had published or disseminated books by more than 1800 artists. Its history also mirrors the trajectory of the downtown art scene in the 1970s and 1980s, for which it became a matrix, an outlet, and a representative.
Provenance:
Donated in 2001 by David Platzker for Printed Matter, Inc.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Publishers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.prinmati
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Archives of American Art
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After the observatroy / text by Robert Nickas ; pictures by Louise Lawler

Photographer:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Writer of added text:
Nickas, Robert  Search this
Host institution:
Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2003
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6537.L382 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1100376

Louise Lawler [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_30270

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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Lawler, Louise

Collection Creator:
Printed Matter, Inc  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1978-1980
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Printed Matter, Inc. records, 1970-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Printed Matter, Inc. records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-prinmati-ref710

Louise Lawler : receptions / Roxana Marcoci

Title:
Receptions
Why pictures now
Author:
Lawler, Louise Works Selections  Search this
Organizer:
Marcoci, Roxana  Search this
Issuing body:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Physical description:
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Photobooks
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
2017
Topic:
Photography of art  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Appropriation (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081191

Twice untitled and other pictures (looking back) / [Louise Lawler ; curator, Helen Molesworth]

Author:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Molesworth, Helen Anne  Search this
Wexner Center for the Arts  Search this
Subject:
Lawler, Louise Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
194 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Photographic criticism  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_810384

Louise Lawler : the tremaine pictures, 1984-2007 / contributions by Andrea Miller-Keller, Stephen Melville

Title:
Tremaine pictures, 1984-2007
Author:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Miller-Keller, Andrea  Search this
Melville, Stephen W  Search this
BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services  Search this
Subject:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Physical description:
93 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
[2007]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .L39 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829355

A spot on the wall / [text: Rosalind Krauss, Claudia Jolles, Helmut Draxler]

Author:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Draxler, Helmut  Search this
Jolles, Claudia  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E  Search this
Appel (Foundation : Amsterdam, Netherlands)  Search this
Subject:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. (incl. covers) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
Topic:
Photography of art  Search this
Call number:
TR657 .L395 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734533

Louise Lawler and others / Contributions by George Baker ... [et al. ; Herausgeber, Philipp Kaiser]

Author:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Baker, George  Search this
Bankowsky, Jack  Search this
Fraser, Andrea  Search this
Graw, Isabelle  Search this
Kaiser, Philipp 1972-  Search this
Pelzer, Birgit  Search this
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel  Search this
Subject:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Physical description:
153 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Photography of art  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR657 .L39 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_763295

A spot on the wall / [Louise Lawler ; editor, Hedwig Saxenhuber]

Author:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Saxenhuber, Hedwig  Search this
Kunstverein München  Search this
Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum  Search this
Appel (Foundation : Amsterdam, Netherlands)  Search this
Subject:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Physical description:
91 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Photography of art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_623515

Louise Lawler : an arrangement of pictures

Title:
Arrangement of pictures
Author:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Meinhardt, Johannes  Search this
Crimp, Douglas  Search this
Subject:
Lawler, Louise  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm
Type:
Books
Interviews
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.L42 L39 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_633571

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