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Wagstaff, Samuel J., 1921-1987  Search this
Manning, Robert  Search this
Martin, Agnes  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Manning, Doreen  Search this
James, Charles  Search this
Johnson, Philip  Search this
Halprin, Anna  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Fine, Albert M.  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
De Maria, Walter  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark  Search this
Brecht, George  Search this
Byars, James Lee  Search this
Basen, Dan  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Wilson, Mary F.  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Tuttle, Richard  Search this
Saret, Alan  Search this
Roth, Dieter  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Newton, Gordon  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
6.4 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into 5 series. Series 1: Correspondence, 1932-1986 (Boxes 1-3, 8, OV 9-10; 2.5 linear ft.) Series 2: Writings, 1961-1983 (Box 3; 0.2 linear ft.) Series 3: Miscellaneous Papers and Artifacts, 1970s-1980s (Box 3; 0.2 linear ft.) Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1914-1988 (Boxes 3-8, OV 11; 3.2 linear ft.) Series 5: Photographs, 1975-1982 (Boxes 7-8; 0.1 linear ft.)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
The Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985 comprise 6.4 linear feet of correspondence, writings, miscellaneous records, printed material, and photographs documenting Wagstaff's professional and personal relationships with artists and photographers, his career as an art curator, and his position as an important collector of paintings and photographs. Correspondence with artists and others such as curators, arts organizations, galleries, and museums, reflects the diversity of contemporary American art and includes individuals associated with the abstract expressionist, Fluxus, pop, earth, conceptual, and minimalist art movements.
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The papers of Samuel J. Wagstaff in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2008, and total 7614 images.
Materials not digitized include books, reproductions, and sales catalogs.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
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 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.
Biography Note:
Samuel J. Wagstaff, Jr. (1921-1987), the son of a lawyer from an old New York family and fashion artist Olga Piorkowska, was born in New York City. A graduate of Yale University, he was an ensign in the Navy and took part in the D-day landing at Omaha Beach.
Language Note:
English .
Samuel J. Wagstaff donated his papers between 1976 and 1986.
Digitization Note:
The papers of Samuel J. Wagstaff in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2008. The bulk of the papers have been scanned and total 7,614 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photography  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Photographs -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art