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Creator:
Evans, John, 1932-2012  Search this
Subject:
K├╝stermann, Peter  Search this
Leigh, Michael  Search this
Miller, David M.  Search this
Morilla, Robert  Search this
Pittore, Carlo  Search this
Plunkett, Ed (1922-)  Search this
Random, S. (Steven)  Search this
Rocola, Robert  Search this
Rosenberg, Marilyn K.  Search this
Senser, Andreas  Search this
Tavenner, Pat  Search this
Spiegelman, Lon  Search this
Tostada, John  Search this
Tisa, Benedict J.  Search this
Von der Burg, Sonja  Search this
Trianfellos, Marya  Search this
Kaufmann, Peter W.  Search this
Warren, Robert Penn  Search this
Jorgenssen, Tod  Search this
Kasnowski, Chester  Search this
Janssen, Ruud  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Held, John  Search this
Higgins, E. F.  Search this
Evans, Walt  Search this
Gaglione, Bill  Search this
Kawara, K., Japanese  Search this
Dorenfeld, Morris David  Search this
D'Angelo, Jerome, D.  Search this
Crozier, Robin  Search this
Cleveland, Buster  Search this
Cohen, Ryosuke  Search this
Chew, C. T. (Carl T.)  Search this
Caldera, Leslie  Search this
Bleus, Guy  Search this
Ackerman, Blaster Al  Search this
Behmenburg, Christa  Search this
Banana, Anna  Search this
Dreva, Jerry  Search this
Evans, Donald  Search this
Evans, James  Search this
Arenella, Roy  Search this
Type:
Illustrated letters
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
7.1 Linear feet; 1 Gigabyte
Arrangement:
The collectionis arranged as 4 series: Series 1: Letters, 1957-2012 (Boxes 1-6, OV 8; 5.3 linear feet, ER01; 0.111 GB) Series 2: Writings, 1983-1991 (Box 6; 0.2 linear feet) Series 3: Subject Files, 1970s-2012 (Boxes 6-7; 0.8 linear feet, ER02-ER03; 0.889 GB) Series 4: Mail Art Projects, 1986-2012 (Box 7, OV 8; 0.8 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of John Evans, 1957-2012, bulk 1970s-2000, measure 7.1 linear feet and 1.00 GB and document the collage artist's involvement with mail art. The vast majority of letters are from mail artists, often with embellished envelopes and include and a digital version of Collected Essays by John Held, Jr. Writings include a thesis about mail art by Marya Trianfellos. Subject files concern art stamps, mail art shows and events, Ray Johnson's death and memorial tributes to him. The most thoroughly documented mail art project, "John Evans Fake Collages," is of unknown origin. In addition, there are a few items relating to projects conceived by Evans and more substantial documentation of projects initiated by Christina Behmenburg, Leslie Caldera, Ryosuke Cohen, Peter W. Kaufmann, Angela and Peter Netmail.
Citation:
John Evans papers, 1957-2012, bulk 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
John Evans (1932-2012), a collage artist in New York City, was an active participant in mail art.
Language Note:
English .
Provenance:
Donated by Margaret Evans, widow of John Evans, in 2013.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Mail art  Search this
Collage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16087
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)361438
AAA_collcode_evanjohn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_361438