Bunce's correspondence is with family, colleagues, artists, and galleries and institutions. Correspondents include Eda Bunce, Gloria Bunce, John Hammack, John Heller Gallery, Jackson Pollock, Pee Wee Russell, Max Weber, and many others. Some letters are illustrated, including handmade birthday cards. Letters from Jackson Pollock discuss Pollock's move to The Springs on Long Island; upcoming shows; various abstract artists, including William Baziotes, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Mark Rothko, and Spivak, and mentions his plans to visit Bunce in Oregon. Also, he sends an exhibition catalog First Exhibition Jackson Pollock, Paintings and Drawings (1943), and an announcement for a painting exhibition, April 2-20 , both at Art of This Century.
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Louis Bunce papers, 1890s-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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