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Chip Kidd + Milton Glaser

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011

Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Subject:
Arbus, Diane  Search this
Cage, John  Search this
Glaser, Milton  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Huebler, Douglas  Search this
Israel, Marvin  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Sonneman, Eve  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Push Pin Studios  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Ephemera
Illustrations
Music
Photocopies
Photographs
Posters
Prints
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City -- Photographs
Topic:
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Music--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photography -- Study and teaching  Search this
Photography--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Theater--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16242
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370445
AAA_collcode_sarccosm
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Featuring Push Pin Studios, Milton Glaser

Collection Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 2-3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1970s
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers / Series 5: Printed Material, Published Sound and Video Recordings / 5.1: Books and Periodicals / Periodicals
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Books and Periodicals

Collection Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Linear feet (Box 8-9, 44)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s-2003
Scope and Contents:
Books and periodicals feature Cosmos's published photographs, are annotated, or relate to mentors Milton Glaser and Diane Arbus. A copy of Milton Glaser: Graphic Design is signed by the artist. Gordon Matta-Clark features photographs taken by Cosmos. One folder contains the titles of books in Cosmos's library. Issues of New York magazine and Avalanche feature published photographs and illustrations by Cosmos. The March 13, 1978 issue of New York includes a five page profile on Cosmos by Tom Bentkowski titled, "The Strange Universe of Cosmos." Other periodicals relate to Push Pin Studios and Milton Glaser.
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sarccosm, Subseries 5.1
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Archives of American Art
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Posters

Collection Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (OV 54-73, RD 105)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1894-2000s
bulk 1960-1980
Scope and Contents:
Posters are for exhibitions, events, performances, film screenings and concerts; many designed by noteworthy designers and illustrators. Found among the posters are a handwritten announcement for Vox Humana #3, announcements for events at 98 and 112 Greene Street, and for the Avant Garde Festival, Earth Day, the Bicentennial, and numerous other New York events. Some of the posters were designed by Seymour Chwast, Milton Glaser, Alfred Jensen, James McMullin, Peter Max, Push Pin Studios, and San Francisco psychedelic artists.
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sarccosm, Subseries 5.4
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Archives of American Art
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People

Collection Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet (Box 14-16, 46, OV 74-76)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970s-2000s
Scope and Contents:
Photographic material of people include individuals and groups of people at parties, events, benefits, at work, exhibition openings, parks, festivals, and other venues. There are photographs of people at the Waldorf Astoria Halloween party, and events at Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Whitney, Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, the Empire Room, and the Roseland Ballroom, among many other locations. There are photographs of New York magazine and Push Pin Studios offices, employees, meetings, staff events, receptions, field trips, and other events. Photographs related to Cosmos's work at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons document Milton Glaser's and Cosmos's classrooms and students. Also photographed are assignments performed by Cosmos's students, one called "Eye Test."

There are also portraits photographs taken by Cosmos in his studio and outdoors. He often used an entire roll of film on each subject. Minimal description is provided by Cosmos, typically the first name of the model or the location of the shoot.

Celebrities and art world personalities depicted include Mohamed Ali, Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers, Tom Bentkowski, Bernardo Bertolucci, Leo Castelli, Julie Christie, Alice Cooper, Francis Ford Coppola, Divine, Milton Glaser, Dustin Hoffman, Elton John, Senator Ted Kennedy, Jeffrey Lew, Liza Minelli, Jack Nicolson, Tom O'Horgan, Otto Preminger, James Rosenquist, Frank Roth, Robert and Ethel Scull, Gloria Steinem, Lana Turner, Warhol and his circle, Hannah Wilke, Ben Vereen, Verushka, and many others.

Exhibition openings and cast parties for theater productions clearly identified as such are arranged in Series 6.2 Exhibitions and Performances. Many images on rolls of mixed negatives are part of Cosmos's Reciprocal project and are arranged in Art Projects.
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sarccosm, Subseries 6.1
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Archives of American Art
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Push Pin Studios

Collection Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Container:
Oversize 66
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960s-1970s
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers / Series 5: Printed Material, Published Sound and Video Recordings / 5.4: Posters / Designers and Illustrators
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Archives of American Art
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New York Magazine and Push Pin Studios

Collection Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 1-4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1970s
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers / Series 6: Photographic Material / 6.1: People
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Archives of American Art
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Push Pin Studios Design for Music Convention

Collection Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers / Series 7: Artwork / 7.3: Drawings, Illustrations, Paintings, Collages, and Sketchbooks / Illustrations
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Archives of American Art
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Push Pin Studios Calendar

Collection Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Container:
Box 34, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1969
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in OV 98
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers / Series 7: Artwork / 7.3: Drawings, Illustrations, Paintings, Collages, and Sketchbooks / Illustrations
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Archives of American Art
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Oversized Illustrations, Push Pin Studios Calendar from Box 34, Folder 4

Collection Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Container:
Oversize 98
Type:
Archival materials
Collection 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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers / Series 7: Artwork / 7.3: Drawings, Illustrations, Paintings, Collages, and Sketchbooks
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Archives of American Art
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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers

Creator:
Sarchiapone, Cosmos Andrew, 1931-2011  Search this
Names:
Parsons School of Design -- Faculty  Search this
Push Pin Studios  Search this
School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Arbus, Diane, 1923-1971  Search this
Cage, John, 1912-1992  Search this
Glaser, Milton  Search this
Hay, Alex  Search this
Huebler, Douglas  Search this
Israel, Marvin  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth, 1923-  Search this
Scull, Robert C.  Search this
Sonneman, Eve  Search this
Extent:
49.2 Linear feet
0.367 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Drawings
Ephemera
Illustrations
Music
Photocopies
Photographs
Posters
Prints
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City -- Photographs
Date:
circa 1860-2011
bulk 1940-2011
Summary:
The papers of New York City photographer, conceptual artist, and musical composer Cosmos Sarchiapone measure 49.2 linear feet and 0.367 GB and date from circa 1860-2011, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1940-2011. The collection includes biographical material and personal business records; correspondence; extensive writings, including written and recorded music compositions; teaching files; printed material and published sound and video recordings; photographic material; artwork; artifacts; and unpublished sound recordings and born-digital material. Highlights of the collection are more than 40,000 photographic images documenting New York's avant-garde art scene of the 1970s, along with celebrity parties, concerts, exhibition openings and other occasions in the art, music, and theater world. Extensive and somewhat rare printed materials offer users a visual chronical of the downtown art world in the form of posters from the 1970s, including a number of Milton Glaser's, and hundreds of exhibition announcements, theater programs, and playbills.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York City photographer, conceptual artist, and musical composer Cosmos Sarchiapone measure 49.2 linear feet and 0.367 GB and date from circa 1860-2011, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1940-2011. The collection includes biographical material and personal business records; correspondence; extensive writings, including written and recorded music compositions; teaching files; printed material and published sound and video recordings; photographic material; artwork; artifacts; and unpublished sound recordings and born-digital material. Highlights of the collection are more than 40,000 photographic images documenting New York's avant-garde art scene of the 1970s, along with celebrity parties, concerts, exhibition openings and other occasions in the art, music, and theater world. Extensive and somewhat rare printed materials offer users a visual chronical of the downtown art world in the form of posters from the 1970s, including a number of Milton Glaser's, and hundreds of exhibition announcements, theater programs, and playbills.

Biographical material and personal business records include address books, calendars, legal paperwork, life documents, resumes, and other material. Correspondence is both personal and professional in nature. Personal correspondence is between Cosmos and friends, family, and pen pals. Professional correspondence is with curators, publishers, and estates and mostly concerns Cosmos's artwork, photographs, or objects he lent for exhibition or publication.

Writings include general writings and notes, including a book layout for a book never realized; fifteen notebooks containing Cosmos's writings about projects, dreams, and miscellany; music compositions in both written form and on sound recordings; and scattered writings by others, including manuscripts and theater scripts.

Teaching files document photography courses taught by Cosmos at the School of Visual Arts in 1974-1976, and the Parsons School of Design in 1980.

Printed materials and commercially published sound and video recordings in the collection are extensive and reflect Cosmos's unique interests and inspirations, and his tendency to save and collect material discarded or rejected by others. There are books and periodicals featuring Cosmos's work, annotated by Cosmos, or of special significance to Cosmos. There is also a list of books in Cosmos's library. Some of the periodicals concern Push Pin Studios and Milton Glaser. There is a large group of ephemera, such as announcements, catalogs, press releases, programs, playbills, posters, and assorted items covering several decades of New York exhibitions, events, concerts, and performances. There are posters for exhibitions, events, performances, film screenings, and concerts. Some of the clippings and other ephemera may have been removed from scrapbooks or other compilations, and some remain collated and mounted on mat board. Some of the printed materials may have been used by Cosmos as source materials.

Photographic material makes up a significant portion of the collection (14.5 linear feet), and illustrates the breadth of Cosmos's documentation of New York City, capturing the avant-garde art and theater worlds, the people and streets, self-portraits, and numerous other subjects. There are images of named people and people at parties, of exhibitions and performances, of New York City streets and buildings, of a more personal and family nature, of artwork, and of miscellaneous subjects. There are also collected photographs, some of which are vintage. There is a large group of unidentified and unsorted negatives, slides, and contact sheets. Where they existed, labeling and descriptive notes have been preserved with the unidentified materials.

Artwork is also quite extensive (10.5 linear feet) and found in a variety of genre, format, and media. There is also a small subseries of artwork by others. One group of artwork consists of titled or named art projects and series, often executed in the form of series that spanned decades. This group includes Cosmos's Reciprocal project that incorporated his photographic work. For this project, he would photograph notable figures, including John Cage, Robert Scull, and others, and ask them to photograph him. There are also several folders of Cosmos's work focusing on photographer Diane Arbus.

A group of artwork identified as "compilations" consist primarily of photocopies of compiled presentations of documents, photographs, fragments, writings, drawings, printed materials and ephemera, and bits and pieces of Cosmos's titled work. These compilations were prepared by Cosmos for individuals in the art world to whom he was close. The original compilations were then photocopied and presented to the intended receiver. The subseries of compilations contains both originals and photocopied versions that do not always correlate with one another. Also found among the artwork are drawings, illustrations, a few paintings, collages, and sketchbooks by Cosmos. Artwork by others includes an artist book, drawings, a sketchbook, and prints by Milton Glaser, Alex Hay, Douglas Huebler, Marvin Israel, Ray Johnson, Ellsworth Kelly, and Eve Sonneman.

Found within the collection are three dimensional artifacts, including eight cameras and other items Cosmos saved and collected to incorporate into his photographs.

There is a large series of unpublished sound recordings and born-digital material, some of which is clearly identified and labeled, and some of which is unidentified. When known, labeling has been incorporated into the folder titles in the container inventory. Users should note that sound recordings that were clearly identified and associated with other projects were arranged in context with those related materials.

Printed material (series 5), photographic material (series 6), and artwork (series 7), include many photocopies. Cosmos used the photocopy process to make copies of his work to share with others, and as a creative form of art in itself, experimenting with tonality, collage, and the degeneration of images from repeated copying. Photocopies were also made of articles, newspapers, and various source material and ephemera that he collected. Many photocopies have descriptive labeling on the back. For some photographs and projects, photocopies are the only form of documentation located in the collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series

Series 1: Biographical Material and Personal Business Records, circa 1949-2011 (1 linear foot; Box 1, 44, OV 49)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1940s-2011 (.7 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1947-2000s (4.2 linear feet; Box 2-6, 44, OV 50-51)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1970s-1980s (1.9 linear feet; Box 6-8, 44, OV 52)

Series 5: Printed Material, Published Sound, Video Recordings, 1894-2000s (8.3 linear feet; Box 8-13, 44-45, OV 53-73, RD 105)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1860-2000s, bulk 1970-2010 (14.5 linear feet; Box 14-26, 46-47, OV 74-80)

Series 7: Artwork, 1947-2000s (10.5 linear feet; Box 27-34, 47-48, OV 81-104)

Series 8: Artifacts, 1960s-2000s (1.5 linear feet; Box 34-35)

Series 9: Sound Recordings and Born-Digital Material, 1950s-2000s (6.6 linear feet; Box 36-43, 0.367 GB; ER01-ER02)
Biographical / Historical:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone (1931-2011) was a documentary photographer, musical composer, and conceptual artist who worked in New York City.

Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone was named Cosime Sarchiapone at birth, and was also known as Cosmos, Cosmos Savage, and Richard Savage. His parents, Lois and Aldo, had seven children, including twins Cosmos and Damian. Born in Manhattan, Cosmos graduated from the La Guardia High School of Music and Art in New York City in 1948 and from Syracuse University in 1958 with a concentration in music composition and studio art. After college, he studied musical composition with John Cage at the New School in 1961, art history with Meyer Schapiro at Columbia University from 1963-1965, illustration with Marvin Israel from 1966-1971, design with Milton Glaser from 1968-1973, and photography with Diane Arbus from 1970-1971. He taught photography at the School of Visual Arts from 1974-1976, and at Parsons School of Design in 1980. In the early 1970s, he led experimental theater workshops at Columbia-Barnard University.

Between 1968-1969, Cosmos worked with Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast at their Push Pin Studios, a graphic design and illustration studio.

Sometime between the late 1960s and the early 1970s, Cosmos began photographing New York City, capturing the art and theater worlds, the people and streets, self-portraits, and numerous other subjects. As a freelance photographer for New York magazine (founded by Milton Glaser) and other mass-market publications, Cosmos photographed Andy Warhol and his circle, Halloween parties at the Waldorf, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon convention, the Jesus Joy Jubilee at Carnegie Hall, the Beat Poets' reunion and private parties attended by Hollywood actors and directors, often capturing the overlapping worlds of art, movies and music. Cosmos's photographs have been published in numerous books and publications. His work was featured in several exhibitions in the 1970s, including shows at the Jamie Gallery, the Fine Arts Building, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. But he created the bulk of his work for himself and much of it remains unpublished.

Throughout the 1970s, Cosmos documented the avant-garde art scene in New York City. He captured performances at The Kitchen and La Mama, the offices of New York magazine and Push Pin Studios, Tom O'Horgan's Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and much more. He photographed performances and installations at 112 Greene Street in SoHo, an interdisciplinary art space that nurtured the experiments of a number of now significant American artists, dancers and musicians, including Chris Burden, Vito Acconci, Suzanne Harris and Phillip Glass, all of whom were photographed by Cosmos. He also photographed numerous images of 112 Greene Street's sister space, Matta-Clark's FOOD, an artist-run eatery at the corner of Prince and Wooster Streets where exotic meals were offered up as both performance art and nourishment. Cosmos used his camera as a way to get close to artists he admired, including Diane Arbus, Milton Glaser, and Marvin Israel.

According to Milton Glaser, "Cosmos was a brilliant photographer who was never without a camera….He was always everywhere. In terms of documentation of that period, there was no one like him."

Cosmos often incorporated aspects of his photography into conceptual art pieces, including two serial works that Cosmos made from fragments of Diane Arbus' discarded photographs, transforming her iconic work. Many of Cosmos's conceptual art pieces often took the form of a series, and were continuously revisited. In Reciprocal, Cosmos photographed figures—including those he admired like John Cage, Meyer Schapiro, Robert Scull, and others—then asked each to photograph him. Many of Cosmos's art projects were based in photographic documentation of his "performances", as in Sheet Music, where he is seen tearing a white sheet outside Bloomingdale's during the 'white sale.' Cosmos's convictions about smoking, its hazards, and the nefarious actions of tobacco companies led to several related projects, among them, Photo Arrest, where Cosmos captured on camera people smoking illegally in hospitals, classrooms, grocery stores, and elevators.

Cosmos created scores for plays and dance performances, including Churchyard by the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 1970, and numerous Off-Off Broadway theater productions in the 1960s. He wrote an opera, Vox Humana #3. The opera is about three heroines of history: Antigone, Joan of Arc, and Patty Hearst, and synthesizes a variety of media, including music composition, stage direction, and video (Patty Hearst in Chains), into a four hour performance that was staged at La Mama in 1976 and The Kitchen in 1977.

Cosmos lived at Westbeth Artists' Community from 1970-2011, but had largely withdrawn from the world by the 2000s. Cosmos Sarchiapone died in 2011.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2015 by Tom Sarchiapone, Cosmos Sarchiapone's brother, via Catherine Morris, curator and friend of Cosmos.
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.

Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate 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.
Occupation:
Composers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Conceptual artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Music--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photography -- Study and teaching  Search this
Photography--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Theater--New York (State)--New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Ephemera
Illustrations
Music
Photocopies
Photographs
Posters
Prints
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers, circa 1860-2011, bulk 1940-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sarccosm
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Cosmos Andrew Sarchiapone papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sarccosm
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Push Pins Studios (Antupit)

Collection Creator::
Heezen, Bruce C.  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 102
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7464, Bruce C. Heezen Papers
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Bruce C. Heezen Papers
Bruce C. Heezen Papers / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7464-refidd1e2739

Coddington Montage: Push Pin Studios-Sarah Moon

Collection Creator:
Ellis, Estelle  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 42, Item AC0423-OV003
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1981 March 3
Scope and Contents:
Edited Master.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but negatives in Box 62 are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Estelle Ellis Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Estelle Ellis Collection
Estelle Ellis Collection / Series 4: Audiovisual Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0423-ref772

Count Basie and Stan Getz

Artist:
Seymour Chwast, born 1931  Search this
Sitter:
Count Basie, 21 Aug 1904 - 26 Apr 1984  Search this
Stan Getz, 2 Feb 1927 - 6 Jun 1991  Search this
Medium:
Color photolithographic poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 93.3 x 47.9 cm (36 3/4 x 18 7/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
1963
Topic:
Poster  Search this
Commercial\Advertisement  Search this
Count Basie: Male  Search this
Count Basie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Count Basie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Count Basie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Count Basie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandmaster  Search this
Count Basie: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Stan Getz: Male  Search this
Stan Getz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Stan Getz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Horn\Saxophonist  Search this
Stan Getz: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jack Rennert
Object number:
NPG.2007.166
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Seymour Chwast
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm425e35d9b-5a6e-460d-b161-ee3a26fb6211
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2007.166

Dionne Warwick

Artist:
Milton Glaser, 26 Jun 1929 - 26 Jun 2020  Search this
Printer:
Push Pin Studios, founded 1954  Search this
Lithographer:
Security Printing Incorporated  Search this
Sitter:
Dionne Warwick, born 12 Dec 1941  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 96.8 x 61cm (38 1/8 x 24")
Type:
Print
Date:
1966
Topic:
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Poster  Search this
Dionne Warwick: Female  Search this
Dionne Warwick: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
Object number:
NPG.98.143
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Milton Glaser
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40a4dd05c-ea0f-4aa1-9722-6969b520c722
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.98.143

Bob Dylan

Artist:
Milton Glaser, 26 Jun 1929 - 26 Jun 2020  Search this
Sitter:
Bob Dylan, born 24 May 1941  Search this
Medium:
Color photolithograph with halftone
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 83.8 x 55.8cm (33 x 21 15/16")
Mount: 87.6 x 59.7cm (34 1/2 x 23 1/2")
Board: 87.6 x 59.7cm (34 1/2 x 23 1/2")
A to G Depth: 7/8"
Type:
Print
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1966
Topic:
Poster  Search this
Silhouette  Search this
Bob Dylan: Male  Search this
Bob Dylan: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rock  Search this
Bob Dylan: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Folk  Search this
Bob Dylan: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Bob Dylan: Legion of Honor  Search this
Bob Dylan: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.94.57
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Milton Glaser
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b359292b-d64b-4b6b-9e29-61764b461019
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.94.57

Franklyn Howard Buck

Alternate Title:
Frank Buck Had It.
Artist:
Seymour Chwast, born 1931  Search this
Printer:
Push Pin Studios, founded 1954  Search this
Sitter:
Franklyn Howard Buck, 1884 - 1950  Search this
Medium:
Color halftone poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 88.7 × 63.6 cm (34 15/16 × 25 1/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1965-1967
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Weapon\Gun\Rifle  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Cat\Lion  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Elephant  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Monkey  Search this
Poster  Search this
Commercial\Advertisement  Search this
Franklyn Howard Buck: Male  Search this
Franklyn Howard Buck: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Alan M. Fern
Object number:
S/NPG.83.38
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Seymour Chwast
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm403d81f52-f601-4bcf-9bd5-4b1e645041a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.83.38

Where Life Begins

Artist:
Push Pin Studios, founded 1954  Search this
Medium:
Paint on board
Dimensions:
66.4cm x 50.8cm (26 1/8" x 20"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1976
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC839
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46e981cb5-7eff-46ba-b348-dd3d4a678c44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC839

P.T. Barnum

Alternate Title:
P. T. Barnum Had It.
Artist:
Seymour Chwast, born 1931  Search this
Printer:
Push Pin Studios, founded 1954  Search this
Sitter:
Phineas Taylor Barnum, 5 Jul 1810 - 7 Apr 1891  Search this
Medium:
Color halftone poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 88.8 x 63.5 cm (34 15/16 x 25")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1965-1968
Topic:
Poster  Search this
Commercial\Advertisement  Search this
Personal Attribute\Tattoo  Search this
Phineas Taylor Barnum: Male  Search this
Phineas Taylor Barnum: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Phineas Taylor Barnum: Performing Arts\Circus Owner  Search this
Phineas Taylor Barnum: Society and Social Change\Administrator\Museum  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Alan M. Fern
Object number:
S/NPG.83.39
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Seymour Chwast
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm401f87b97-a2ab-47cb-a5ec-6e3737a6746f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.83.39

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