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Amaya, Mario

Collection Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound tape reels
Container:
Box 16, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Date:
1972 September 1
1969 January 9
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Research material including correspondence, writings and notes, photographs, and printed material on Cezanne, Thomas Eakins, and Picasso: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Ruth Bowman. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ruth Bowman papers
Ruth Bowman papers / Series 5: Interviews / WNYC "Views on Art" Radio Program
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bowmruth2-ref1004

Amaya, Mario (1969 January 9; 1972 August 3), Digital Audio Recording

Collection Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
0.585 Gigabytes (Two computer files)
Container:
Folder ER01
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
2018
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
Research material including correspondence, writings and notes, photographs, and printed material on Cezanne, Thomas Eakins, and Picasso: Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce requires written permission from Ruth Bowman. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Collection Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ruth Bowman papers
Ruth Bowman papers / Series 5: Interviews / WNYC "Views on Art" Radio Program
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bowmruth2-ref1891

Robert Delford Brown papers, 1964-2009

Creator:
Brown, Robert Delford, 1930-2009  Search this
Brown, Robert Delford, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Type:
VHS (videotape format)
Diaries
Transcripts
Interviews
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15978
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305121
AAA_collcode_browrober
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_305121
Online Media:

7-Up

Artist:
Claes Oldenburg, American, b. Stockholm, Sweden, 1929  Search this
Medium:
Enamel on plaster-soaked cloth on wire
Dimensions:
55 3/8 x 39 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (140.7 x 99.7 x 14 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1961
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase and Bequest Funds, 1994
Accession Number:
94.13
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
Pop Art (American)
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py28080bd7e-ca7f-4ca6-b09e-706719a9b8b0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_94.13

Robert Delford Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, Robert Delford  Search this
Names:
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929- -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
3.9 Linear feet
7.98 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Vhs (videotape format)
Diaries
Transcripts
Interviews
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1964-2009
Summary:
The papers of painter, sculptor, and performance artist Robert Delford Brown measure 3.9 linear feet and 7.98 GB and date from 1964-2009. The papers document his career as an artist and in particular the arts space "church" he founded in New York City, known as The First National Church of Exquisite Panic, Inc. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, church records, printed and digital material, photographic material, and video records of performance art. Brown's early career is documented in one scrapbook containing photographs, notes, press materials, and select artwork and documentation of ephemeral and performance artworks.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of painter, sculptor, and performance artist Robert Delford Brown measure 3.9 linear feet and 7.98 GB and date from 1964-2009. The papers document his career as an artist and in particular the arts space "church" he founded in New York City, known as The First National Church of Exquisite Panic, Inc. The collection consists of biographical material, correspondence, church records, printed and digital material, photographic material, and video records of performance art. Brown's early career is documented in one scrapbook containing photographs, notes, and press materials.

Biographical material includes a career summary, one diary, one interview transcript, and two interview recordings on videocassette. Correspondence is minimal and includes four letters written by Brown and letters and postcards from others. Printed material consists mostly of books and event announcements documenting Brown's career. Photographs depict his travels in Brazil and China, artwork, and a collaborative event in Paris. Video recordings depict a solo performance art piece and three collaborative performance art events.

Records of the First National Church of Exquisite Panic, Inc. include items produced for events, such as graphics, a t-shirt, "teachings," as well as reproductions of artwork created as part of the church. Also included are founding documents and manifestos.

One scrapbook contains detailed documentation on Brown's career from 1964 to 1974. Included are photographs and press materials for his "Meat Show" event, additional records of the founding of his church, and photographs of various events and happenings at his church. People depicted in the photographs include Brown, Claes Oldenburg, and art critic Mario Amaya, among others.

Artwork includes works on paper incorporating stamps and text from around 2002 to 2008, as well as artwork documentation for ephemeral and performance artworks including Originale (1964), Out of Order Please Use Toilet Down the Hall Across the Lobby (1965), Free Striptease with Drum and Bugle Corps Accompaniment (1966), The Great Building Crack-Up (1967), Mr. Jesus Christ Contest (1972), Turd Forest (1972), and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1992-2009 (Box 1, 5; 0.7 linear feet, ER01; 2.23 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-2009 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 3: First National Church of Exquisite Panic, Inc. Records, 1968-2000s (Box 1, 4, 5; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1964-2008 (Box 1-2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographic Material, 1965-2009 (Box 2-3; 1.1 linear feet, ER02; 0.785 GB)

Series 6: Video Recordings of Performance Art, 1994-2005 (Box 3; 0.4 linear feet, ER03-ER05; 4.96 GB)

Series 7: Scrapbook, 1964-1974 (Box 5; 4 folders)

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1965-2008 (Oversize 6-7)
Biographical Note:
Robert Delford Brown (1930-2009) was a painter, sculptor, and performance artist practicing in New York City, N.Y. Brown was a participant in many art happenings in New York during the 1960s and frequently performed in the persona of a religious leader and founder of his own religion and church, The First National Church of the Exquisite Panic, Inc. which functioned as a community arts space.

Brown was born in Portland, Colorado. His family later moved to Long Beach, California, and he recived bachelor's and master's degrees at University of California, Los Angeles. He began his career as a Surrealist and Abstract Expressionist painter, and in 1959 moved to New York City. In 1963 he married Rhett Cone. While visiting Paris he met the artist Allan Kaprow who encouraged him to participate in a 1964 performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Originale." This performance served as the inspiration for founding The First National Church of Exquisite Panic, Inc. That same year Brown also gained media attention for his "Meat Show," an installation of raw meat which he created in a refrigerated room at the Washington Meat Market in New York City.

In 1967 Brown selected a former New York City branch library as a home for his church and hired Modernist architect Paul Rudolph to redesign the interior. He called the space "The Great Building Crack-Up" and lived there until 1997, hosting art exhibitions, happenings, and preaching his philosophy known as Pharblongence. During Brown's later career he organized many participatory art events, such as "Collaborative Action Gluings." He moved to Houston, Texas in 1997 and later moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, in preparation for a solo exhibition at the Cameron Art Museum in 2008. Robert Delford Brown died in 2009.
Provenance:
Donated in 2010 and 2018 by Lynda Roscoe Hartigan who purchased the collection at auction.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
VHS (videotape format)
Diaries
Transcripts
Interviews
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Robert Delford Brown papers, 1964-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browrober
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Amaya, Mario

Collection Creator::
Taylor, Lisa, 1933-1991  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-068, Lisa Taylor Papers
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Lisa Taylor Papers
Lisa Taylor Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa09-068-refidd1e291

Amaya, Mario, 1968

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 510, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0510-refidd1e882

Aspen : the magazine in a box

Publisher:
Johnson, Phyllis  Search this
Book designer:
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Dalton, David 1945-  Search this
Kosh, John  Search this
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987  Search this
Art director:
Letterman, Lynn  Search this
Editor:
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Contributor:
Powers, John 1916-1999  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume : illustrations, music ; 32 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1965
1971
Topic:
Art  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Design  Search this
Advertising--Design  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
AP2 .A7624X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731400

Art nouveau

Author:
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Physical description:
168 pages illustrations (some color) 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
Topic:
Art nouveau  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .A48a
N6490.A48a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_40113

Luis Jimenez : March 15 through April 10, 1969 : Graham Gallery

Author:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Graham Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Jimenez, Luis 1940-2006  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill., port. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1969
[1969]
Call number:
NB237.J48 A4 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634670

Painted in Britain : New York, September 1968 / an exhibition orginated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts

Author:
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Penrose, Roland Sir  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1968
[1968]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, British  Search this
Call number:
ND467 .P35 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637640

William-Adolphe Bouguereau : catalogue and selection / by Robert Isaacson

Author:
Isaacson, Robert  Search this
Amaya, Mario  Search this
New York Cultural Center  Search this
Subject:
Bouguereau, William Adolphe 1825-1905 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
1974?
Call number:
N40.1.B7297 I7 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_500597

Man Ray : inventor, painter, poet : organized by the New York Cultural Center in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University, December 19, 1974 through March 2, 1975 / selection by Sir Roland Penrose and Mario Amaya

Author:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Penrose, Roland Sir  Search this
Amaya, Mario  Search this
New York Cultural Center  Search this
Fairleigh Dickinson University  Search this
Subject:
Man Ray 1890-1976  Search this
Physical description:
[48] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
C1974
Call number:
N40.1.R26N5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_100971

Treasures from the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk and Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. : special selections exhibition, Tennessee Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville, Tennessee, June 12-September 5, 1977 : catalogue / by Mario Amaya and Eric M. Zafran ; edited by Mario Amaya

Author:
Chrysler Museum at Norfolk  Search this
Chrysler, Walter P (Walter Percy) 1909-1988  Search this
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Zafran, Eric  Search this
Tennessee Fine Arts Center  Search this
Physical description:
[60] p., 60 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
C1977
20th century
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N5020.N36C473X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_102276

Veronese to Franz Kline : masterworks from the Chrysler Museum at Norfolk / selected by Denys Sutton ; catalogue by Mario Amaya and Eric Zafran ; edited by Mario Amaya

Author:
Chrysler Museum at Norfolk  Search this
Sutton, Denys  Search this
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Zafran, Eric  Search this
Wildenstein and Company (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Chrysler, Walter P (Walter Percy) 1909- Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Chrysler Museum at Norfolk Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Call number:
ND160 .C47 1978X
ND160.C47 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_112290

Tiffany glass

Author:
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Subject:
Tiffany, Louis Comfort 1848-1933  Search this
Physical description:
84 p. illus. (part col.). 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
[1967]
Topic:
Glassware--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_184584

A tribute to Samuel J. Zacks from the Sam and Ayala Zacks Collection. Pref.: William J. Withrow. Catalogue edited by Mario Amaya

Author:
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Amaya, Mario  Search this
National Gallery of Canada  Search this
Subject:
Zacks, Samuel J Art collections  Search this
Abramov, Ayala Zacks Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus. (part col.) 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6488.C2 T6738X
N6488.C2T6738X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_10188

Pop art ... and after

Author:
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Physical description:
148 p. plates (part col.) 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
1965
[1966, c1965]
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Call number:
N6494.P6 A48 1966
N6494.P6A48 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_14577

The obsessive image, 1960-1968; the opening exhibition of the Institute of Contemporary Arts at Carlton House Terrace 10 April-29 May, 1968. Organised by Mario Amaya

Author:
Amaya, Mario  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
83 p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1968
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Realism in art  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .A48
N6490.A48
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_22439

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