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Burt Chernow papers, 1930-2002

Creator:
Chernow, Burt, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Hendricks, Barkley L.  Search this
Johnson, Lester  Search this
Arman  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
Christo  Search this
Zúñiga, Francisco  Search this
Woodham, Jean  Search this
Jeanne-Claude  Search this
Christo (Wrapped Reichstag)  Search this
Westport-Weston Arts Council  Search this
Housatonic Community College  Search this
Housatonic Museum of Art  Search this
Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Transcriptions
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art critics -- Connecticut  Search this
Authors -- Connecticut  Search this
Educators -- Connecticut  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6021
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)235373
AAA_collcode_cherburt
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_235373
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Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018

Creator:
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Subject:
Barnet, Will  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise  Search this
Christo  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
De Niro, Robert, Sr.  Search this
Goldberg, Michael  Search this
Jeanne-Claude  Search this
Longo, Robert  Search this
Mendieta, Ana  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth  Search this
Neel, Alice  Search this
Pavia, Philip  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Artists  Search this
Historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17354
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380891
AAA_collcode_artitalk
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_380891

Hank Leininger scrapbooks relating to Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Valley Curtain and Running Fence, 1972-1976

Creator:
Leininger, Hank  Search this
Subject:
Christo  Search this
Jeanne-Claude  Search this
Topic:
Environmental art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6264
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216603
AAA_collcode_leinhank
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216603

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, Sr., 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
317.43 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
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 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring 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. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 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 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring 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. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 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, Howardena Pindell, Larry Rivers, Sylvia Sleigh, Kahinde Wiley, 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 most of the video and sound recordings prior to donating 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; 0.002 GB, ER01)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1975-2015 (0.8 linear feet, Boxes 3-4; 0.434 GB, 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 of Events, 1977-2016 (59 linear feet, Boxes 6-65; 317.43 GB, ER03-ER04)
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:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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 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.
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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Hank Leininger scrapbooks relating to Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Valley Curtain and Running Fence

Creator:
Leininger, Hank  Search this
Names:
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009  Search this
Extent:
6 Volumes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1972-1976
Scope and Contents:
Six scrapbooks compiled by Hank Leininger documenting the construction of Valley Curtain and Running Fence by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Included are engineering calculations, color and b&w photos, and clippings.
Biographical / Historical:
Leininger was the project engineer for two well-known site-specific works by environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Valley Curtain in Rifle, Colorado, and Running Fence in California.
Provenance:
Donated 1999 by Hazel Leininger.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Environmental artists  Search this
Topic:
Environmental art  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.leinhank
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-leinhank

Burt Chernow papers

Creator:
Chernow, Burt  Search this
Names:
Housatonic Community College (Bridgeport, Conn.)  Search this
Housatonic Museum of Art  Search this
Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection  Search this
Westport-Weston Arts Council (Westport, Conn.)  Search this
Arman, 1928-2005  Search this
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
Christo, 1935- (Wrapped Reichstag)  Search this
Hendricks, Barkley L., 1945-  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009  Search this
Johnson, Lester, 1919-2010  Search this
Peterdi, Gabor  Search this
Woodham, Jean, 1925-  Search this
Zúñiga, Francisco, 1912-1998  Search this
Extent:
21.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Transcriptions
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Date:
1930-2002
Summary:
The papers of Burt Chernow measure 21.8 linear feet and consist mainly of research materials gathered and produced in the course of writing Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography over an extensive period of close contact with the subjects, from the early 1980s until Chernow's death in 1997. Research materials for the biography include photocopies of personal documents of the Christos, hundreds of recorded interviews with Christo, Jeanne-Claude, their family members, and their associates, transcripts of interviews and research on interview subjects, other collected research material compiled chronologically, drafts of the biography written by Chernow, drafts of the biography and its epilogue produced after Chernow's death, and business records related to the book's production, which include significant correspondence with the Christos. Also found are the published German and U.S. editions of the biography, printed materials and photographs related to the book's subject matter, and fabric samples from five of the Christos' projects undertaken during Chernow's association with them. Chernow's career as an art critic, writer, educator, and arts advocate, primarily in Southern Connecticut, is documented in Chernow's other writings, organizational records, printed materials, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Burt Chernow measure 21.8 linear feet and consist mainly of research materials gathered and produced in the course of writing Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography over an extensive period of close contact with the subjects, from the early 1980s until Chernow's death in 1997. Research materials for the biography include photocopies of personal documents of the Christos, hundreds of recorded interviews with Christo, Jeanne-Claude, their family members, and their associates, transcripts of interviews and research on interview subjects, other collected research material compiled chronologically, drafts of the biography written by Chernow, drafts of the biography and its epilogue produced after Chernow's death, and business records related to the book's production, which include significant correspondence with the Christos. Also found are the published German and U.S. editions of the biography, printed materials and photographs related to the book's subject matter, and fabric samples from five of the Christos' projects undertaken during Chernow's association with them.

Chernow's career as an art critic, writer, educator, and arts advocate, primarily in Southern Connecticut, is documented in Chernow's other writings, organizational records, printed materials, and photographs. Other writings include drafts of articles, lectures, exhibition reviews, and catalog essays, some of which include research material gathered on the subjects. Artists written about by Chernow include Arman, Milton Avery, Barkley Hendricks, Francisco Zuñiga, Lester Johnson, Gabor Peterdi, and Jean Woodham, among many others, and including many Connecticut artists. A recorded interview with Arman, as well as transcripts of multiple interviews with Zuñiga, are filed with these writings. Also found are many writings and lectures related to the value of visual art in public life and in elementary and higher education. Numerous lectures by Chernow about several of the Christos' large-scale projects are also found, one of which, on the Wrapped Reichstag, is recorded on video.

Organizational records document Chernow's involvement in various art education organizations, his years of teaching at Housatonic Community College, his development of the Housatonic Museum of Art collection, and his work with several local arts organizations in Westport, Conn., including the Westport Arts Advisory Council, the Westport Arts Center, the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection Committee, and the Westport Weston Arts Council. Types of documents found include correspondence, clippings, photographs, flyers, and notes.

Printed material includes many of the books written by Chernow, and monographs and magazines which included essays on specific artists by Chernow. A file of clippings about Chernow spanning his career is also found. Photographs include prints, negatives, and contact sheets, and consist mainly of photographs of artists, many of which were taken by Chernow, and many of which are signed by the artists with a personal note to the Chernows. A handful of personal photographs of the Chernows are also found.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Research Material for -- Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography -- , 1930-2002 (17.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-17, 23, OV 24)

Series 2: Other Writing, 1962-1999 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 17-19)

Series 3: Organizational Records, 1963-2000 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 19-20, 23, OV 24)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1960-2002 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 20-21, 23)

Series 5: Photographs, 1950-1997 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 21-23, OV 24)
Biographical / Historical:
Burt Chernow was an art historian, writer, educator, collector, and dealer who founded the Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and who, upon his retirement from Housatonic Community College, became the authorized biographer of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, which he researched through close contact with the Christos from 1984 until his death in 1997. Although he had not completed the biography when he died, his wife Ann Chernow saw the manuscript through to publication, and the biography, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography, was first published in Germany in 2000, and then in the United States in 2002.

Born in New York City in 1933, Chernow earned a master's degree in art education at New York University in 1960, and began his career as an art teacher in the Westport, Connecticut public schools, later joining the faculty of the Art Department at the Housatonic Community College, where he eventually became the department's director. He also taught at the Museum of Modern Art, organizing the Children's Art Carnival in Harlem through the museum, and at Silvermine School of the Arts, the A.B.C.D. Arts Center in Bridgeport, Conn., and the Stamford Museum. While on the faculty at Housatonic Community College, he began collecting original artworks, mainly through donations directly from the artists, for what eventually became the Housatonic Museum of Art. Over the course of nearly 30 years he amassed over 4000 works for the collection, the largest of its kind for a community college, and remained the museum's Emeritus Director until his death. He remained active in civic arts organizations in Westport as well, where he was a founding member of the Westport Arts Center, served on the Westport Arts Advisory Council, and helped to establish the annual Westport Arts Awards.

Upon his retirement from the Housatonic faculty in 1984, Chernow approached Christo and Jeanne-Claude about becoming their authorized biographer. He had participated in their project Surrounded Islands in Miami in 1983, and had played a role in exhibitions and artist talks by Christo at the Aldrich Museum (1981) and the Wadsworth Atheneum (1978) as well. He and his wife Ann Chernow attended and helped to document the Wrapped Pont Neuf (1985) in Paris, and then visited Christo's family in Bulgaria in 1986. It was after their Bulgarian trip that Christo and Jeanne-Claude agreed to authorize him to write their biography, and Chernow's research began in earnest. He conducted hundreds of interviews with them, their family, and associates, participated in the major large-scale projects that took place between 1985 and 1995, and completed a draft of the biography up to the year 1982 before he died suddenly in 1997. After his death, his wife Ann Chernow saw the biography through to publication. It was published with an epilogue by Wolfgang Volz, the Christos' official photographer, bringing the Christos' story up to date from where Chernow had left off, first in Germany, and later in the United States and Italy.

Chernow wrote many books, catalogs, and articles about other artists as well, including Milton Avery, Francisco Zuniga, Gabor Peterdi, Will Barnet, Jean Woodham, and Lester Johnson, among others, and published and lectured widely on the subjects of art education and public art.
Provenance:
Donated 2002 by Ann Chernow, the widow of Burt Chernow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Burt Chernow 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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art critics -- Connecticut  Search this
Authors -- Connecticut  Search this
Educators -- Connecticut  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Transcriptions
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Burt Chernow papers, 1930-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cherburt
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-cherburt
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Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Final Environmental Impact Report, Running Fence, County of Sonoma, California

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Author:
Environmental Science Associates, Inc.  Search this
Medium:
one soft-bound book
Dimensions:
10 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (27.0 x 20.8 x 3.2 cm)
Type:
Other-Archival Material
Date:
1975
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Copyright:
© 1975, Christo
Object number:
RF.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk757b15d31-6288-4f10-9d9e-2a4324ef0de0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.2

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Installation, Segment 1

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Wolfgang Volz, German, born Tuttlingen, Germany 1948  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
28 x 39 in. (71.1 x 99.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
September 6-7, 1976
Topic:
Landscape\California  Search this
Waterscape\sea\Pacific Ocean  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 1976, Christo
Object number:
RF.3.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk71d438562-1768-4772-89d6-cada90a35b11
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.10

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Wolfgang Volz, German, born Tuttlingen, Germany 1948  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40.0 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1976
Topic:
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Landscape\California  Search this
Waterscape\sea\Pacific Ocean  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 1976, Christo
Object number:
RF.3.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk761d94aea-c364-43ad-a733-210741bf6a64
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.100

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Christo inspects vandalism to truck

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Wolfgang Volz, German, born Tuttlingen, Germany 1948  Search this
Sitter:
Christo  Search this
Jim Fuller  Search this
Henry Haberman  Search this
Anello Angelo  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
July 21, 1976
Topic:
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Travel\land\truck  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 1976, Christo
Object number:
RF.3.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7e7b8ad9e-72ab-4002-8e4c-0b9ac1fd1a4e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.101

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Staking the course

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Gianfranco Gorgoni, Italian, born Rome, Italy 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Ted Dougherty  Search this
Henry B. Leininger  Search this
Gary Bauer  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
28 x 39 in. (71.1 x 99.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
September-October 1974
Topic:
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Landscape\California  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Portrait male\full length  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
Photograph © Gianfranco Gorgoni, 1978
Object number:
RF.3.102
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76ff8707c-5a62-4f22-aa7c-11332c1f83a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.102

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Attaching panels to poles

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Gianfranco Gorgoni, Italian, born Rome, Italy 1941  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
September 6, 1976
Topic:
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Landscape\California  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
Photograph © Gianfranco Gorgoni, 1978
Object number:
RF.3.103
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72f59fd5b-3a2a-4fca-bfd7-8999ac5180dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.103

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Rosie Ielmorini

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Gianfranco Gorgoni, Italian, born Rome, Italy 1941  Search this
Sitter:
Rosie Ielmorini  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40.0 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1973-1976
Topic:
Recreation\sport and play\equestrian  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Portrait female\bust  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
Photograph © Gianfranco Gorgoni, 1978
Object number:
RF.3.104
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk72d0f8e9f-8401-4669-ab8b-b6c9f62e561a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.104

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Securing the last cables over Labor Day weekend

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Wolfgang Volz, German, born Tuttlingen, Germany 1948  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40.0 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
September 4-6, 1976
Topic:
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Landscape\California  Search this
Waterscape\sea\Pacific Ocean  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 1976, Christo
Object number:
RF.3.105
Restrictions & Rights:
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk73af5eabb-4740-4e28-9008-d5626de10f14
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.105

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Hooking and pulling panels together

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Wolfgang Volz, German, born Tuttlingen, Germany 1948  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40.0 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
September 8-10, 1976
Topic:
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Landscape\California  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 1976, Christo
Object number:
RF.3.106
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk753648b53-eb13-4484-b484-ce105e742a34
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.106

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Gianfranco Gorgoni, Italian, born Rome, Italy 1941  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40.0 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1976
Topic:
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Landscape\California  Search this
Travel\land\truck  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
Photograph © Gianfranco Gorgoni, 1978
Object number:
RF.3.107
Restrictions & Rights:
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Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7bb27ecf3-ecfa-411e-ad78-59074f594708
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.107

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Workers sign up for instruction

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Wolfgang Volz, German, born Tuttlingen, Germany 1948  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
23 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (59.1 x 40.0 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
August 29, 1976
Topic:
Figure(s) in exterior  Search this
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 1976, Christo
Object number:
RF.3.108
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk750101f5c-9960-429d-94ea-aa792c0b06f0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.108

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Christo watches Gerry Jarocki and another worker cutting wire

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Wolfgang Volz, German, born Tuttlingen, Germany 1948  Search this
Sitter:
Christo  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40.0 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
September 4-6, 1976
Topic:
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Landscape\California  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 1976, Christo
Object number:
RF.3.109
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7c8ba6820-0906-4b19-a11d-9e1611aeb829
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.109

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Wolfgang Volz, German, born Tuttlingen, Germany 1948  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
28 x 39 in. (71.1 x 99.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1976
Topic:
Landscape\California  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 1976, Christo
Object number:
RF.3.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk714cbc9fb-01af-4feb-90d5-fa5296c52361
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.11

Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76, Plumbing the poles

Artist:
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, active 1958  Search this
Christo, born Gabrovo, Bulgaria 1935-died New York City 2020  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, born Casablanca, Morocco 1935-died New York City 2009  Search this
Photographer:
Wolfgang Volz, German, born Tuttlingen, Germany 1948  Search this
Medium:
black and white photograph
Dimensions:
15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (40.0 x 59.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
September 4-6, 1976
Topic:
Occupation\industry\construction  Search this
Landscape\California  Search this
Modern art movement\installation exterior\Running Fence  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
Copyright:
© 1976, Christo
Object number:
RF.3.110
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk71d5b6792-7baa-4da1-b385-d03d846a1071
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_RF.3.110

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