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Collection Creator:
Bunce, Louis, 1907-1983  Search this
1.7 Linear feet (Box 1-3)
Archival materials
circa 1916-1983
Scope and Contents:
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 [1946], both at Art of This Century.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advanced notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jazz Arts video: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from KGW-TV, Portland Oregon. Interview of Wendy Wells of the Fountain Gallery: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Rogers Cablesystems of Portland, Oregon. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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Collection Citation:
Louis Bunce papers, 1890s-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
AAA.buncloui, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art