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Esta Nesbitt papers, circa 1942-1981, bulk 1964-1975

Creator:
Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975  Search this
Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975  Search this
Subject:
Leder, Alan J.  Search this
Lyle, David  Search this
Beckett, Samuel  Search this
Einstein, Albert  Search this
Wood, R. F.  Search this
English, Merle  Search this
Ambert, Anibal  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Xerox Corporation  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Transcripts
Diaries
Sound recordings
Photographs
Topic:
Everyman (motion picture)  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Xerography  Search this
Copy art  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women filmmakers  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8079
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210250
AAA_collcode_nesbesta
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210250
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Regina Resnik as Klytemnestra in Elektra

Artist:
Arbit Blatas, 19 Nov 1908 - 27 Apr 1999  Search this
Sitter:
Regina Resnik, 30 Aug 1922 - 8 Aug 2013  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight (Accurate): 150 x 98.9cm (59 1/16 x 38 15/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1969
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Headdress\Crown  Search this
Equipment\Scepter  Search this
Regina Resnik: Female  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Soprano  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Filmmaker\Documentary  Search this
Regina Resnik: Education\Educator\Teacher\Voice  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Mezzo-soprano  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Metropolitan Opera Association
Object number:
NY590057
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41c9eb4e5-88a2-4ea9-a5fb-70f2dfc462f6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY590057

Esta Nesbitt papers

Topic:
Everyman (motion picture)
Creator:
Nesbitt, Esta  Search this
Names:
Parsons School of Design -- Faculty  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Xerox Corporation  Search this
Ambert, Anibal  Search this
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989  Search this
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955  Search this
English, Merle  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-  Search this
Leder, Alan J.  Search this
Lyle, David  Search this
Wood, R. F.  Search this
Extent:
10.05 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Transcripts
Diaries
Sound recordings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1942-1981
bulk 1964-1975
Summary:
The papers of illustrator, xerography artist, filmmaker, and educator Esta Nesbitt measure 10.05 linear feet and date from circa 1942-1981. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, writings, xerography research files, project and exhibition files, and printed material. Much of the collection relates to Nesbitt's xerography art work. Additionally, the collection includes motion picture film and sound recordings related to her film and performance work.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of illustrator, xerography artist, filmmaker, and educator Esta Nesbitt measure 10.05 linear feet and date from circa 1942-1981. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, writings, xerography research files, project and exhibition files, and printed material. Much of the collection relates to Nesbitt's xerography art work. Additionally, the collection includes motion picture film and sound recordings related to her film and performance work.

Nesbitt's primary collaborators, correspondents, and subjects of investigation are not concentrated in any one series but rather recur throughout the collection. Nesbitt worked closely with Anibal Ambert, Merle English at Xerox Corporation, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She read and wrote about the accrual of information, Albert Einstein, Asian religion and philosophy, communication, computer technology, documentation practices, energy, psychology, Samuel Beckett, and states of consciousness. Chinese characters and an image of Allen Ginsberg appear repeatedly in Nesbitt's works. Subjects of study and experimentation include 3M and Kodak technologies, color, film, morphology, participatory and performance art, shadows, sound, street works, xerography, and Xerox machines.

Biographical material revolves mostly around Nesbitt's work as a professor at Parsons School of Design. Records include Nesbitt's resumé, an exhibition history, motion picture film of the inside of her studio, and teaching files.

Correspondence contains personal letters from family members, and professional correspondence with fellow artists and employees of Xerox Corporation. Much of the series is correspondence between Nesbitt and fellow artists Alan Leder, David Lyle, and R.E. Wood, and is philosophical in nature. Correspondence with Xerox Corporation documents her relationship with the corporation between 1970 and 1972, when they underwrote her experiments in xerography.

Writings include illustrated journals, journals, notebooks, loose notes, and transcripts. The content of the writings varies widely throughout the series and includes artwork, sketches, diagrams, annotated clippings, transcripts of conversations, Nesbitt's writings about her dreams and family, details about her daily life, and notes about artists' materials, film, and sound.

Xerography Research Files document Nesbitt's experiments with xerography, which she often refers to in her papers as "Xerox Xplore." Contents include Nesbitt's definitions of xerography terms; Xerox equipment brochures; clippings; xerography studies; notebooks about Nesbitt's plans, work with color, and xerography study details; and slides and transparencies of completed xerography prints.

Project and Exhibition Files consist of a variety of documentation related to Nesbitt's books, exhibitions, films, performance and participatory art, and other projects. This series contains the bulk of the collection's motion picture films and sound recordings. The film and sound performance piece titled "Everyman as Anyman, or Putting On, On, On, On, On," the piece Walk Up --Tape On, the film "Light Times 499," and exhibitions of Nesbitt's xerography work and her series of work called Shadow Paintings are the most prominent subjects of the series.

Printed Material includes books, clippings, magazines, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and press releases about Nesbitt's interests, artwork, exhibitions, and galleries that exhibited her work. Some of the material is annotated.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 6 series:

Missing Title

Biographical Materials, 1964-circa 1981 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, 11)

Correspondence, 1942, 1964-1976 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1, OV 14)

Writings, 1959-circa 1973 (1.3 linear feet; Box 1-2, 12, OV 15)

Xerography Research Files, circa 1966-1974 (2.5 linear feet; Box 2-4, 11, OV 16)

Project and Exhibition Files, circa 1966-1981 (5.2 linear feet, Box 4-8, 11, 13, OV 17-19, 21, FC 22-23)

Printed Material, 1942-circa 1944, circa 1963-1977 (0.9 linear feet; Box 9-10, OV 20)
Biographical / Historical:
Esta Nesbitt (1918-1975) was an illustrator, xerography artist, filmmaker, and educator who lived and worked in New York City. She was a fashion illustrator for about two decades before becoming a children's book illustrator, performance artist, xerography artist, and filmmaker.

Nesbitt taught at Parsons School of Design from 1964 to 1974. Around 1970, Nesbitt created the piece Walk Up --Tape On with her Parsons students. The piece involved documenting social interaction by taping themselves to each other and then others as they walked through New York City, creating what Nesbitt called a "living organism," before presenting themselves to the Whitney Museum of American Art. The event was documented with film, photography, and audio recordings.

In 1970, Nesbitt contacted Xerox Corporation about creating experimental art investigations of the Walk Up --Tape On documentation using Xerox machines in their New York City office. During Nesbitt's time at Xerox, she experimented with many different copying machines, materials, and techniques to create what came to be known as xerographic artworks. She invented three xerography techniques: transcapsa, photo-transcapsa, and chromacapsa. A transcapsa work is created by moving a piece of material over the copier's window during the printing cycle. A photo-transcapsa work is created by moving a photographic image over the copier's window during the printing cycle. Chromacapsa is a process of adding color to xerographic works using Xerox copiers. Nesbitt referred to her work at Xerox as "Xerox Xplore," which culminated with the exhibition "Xerography - Extensions in Art" (1971-1972) and the commission of the print All the Lines are Nines.

To demonstrate "the media bombardment surrounding 'everyman' today," Nesbitt created a film and sound performance piece titled "Everyman as Anyman, or Putting On, On, On, On, On" in 1969. The performance consisted of five Super 8 film projectors and a multi-layered soundtrack. Nesbitt further experimented with filmmaking and xerography with the films "Folding/Struck" and "Light Times 499," which was created with Anibal Ambert. Her interest in xerography is further illustrated in the exhibition "Electrostatic Structures: 'New Morphs'" (1972-1973). The exhibition "1000 Empty 49.3 Grams: A participatory environment" was a culmination of her interest in participatory art.

Nesbitt died November 30, 1975 in New York City. Three posthumous exhibitions include "Esta Nesbitt: Xerography Prints" (1976) at The Art Center of Waco, "Memorial Exhibition of Drawing and Illustrations by Esta Nesbitt" (1977) at Parsons School of Design, and "Electroworks" (1979-1981) at the George Eastman House.
Related Materials:
The Esta Nesbitt papers at Center for Creative Photography at University of Arizona contain 3 linear feet related to her xerography artwork and exhibitions, dated 1966-1983.

Papers related to Nesbitt's fashion illustrations are found at the Kellen Design Archives at The New School in New York City. T

he Esta Nesbitt papers at the University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections are related to Nesbitt's children's book illustrations, dated 1964-1969.
Provenance:
The Esta Nesbitt papers were donated by Saul Nesbitt, her husband, to the Archives of American Art in 1981.
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.
Occupation:
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Xerography  Search this
Copy art  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women filmmakers  Search this
Women illustrators  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Transcripts
Diaries
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Esta Nesbitt papers, circa 1942-circa 1981, bulk 1964-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nesbesta
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-nesbesta
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Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Screening with Sasha Wortzel

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-04-08T20:48:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Screening with Shirin Neshat

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-04-08T20:48:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
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Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Screening with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-04-08T20:48:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987

Creator:
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Holt, Nancy, 1938-2014  Search this
Smithson, Robert, 1938-1973  Search this
Subject:
Insley, Will  Search this
Holt, Nancy  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Johnson, Ray  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Moving images
Documentary films
Topic:
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women filmmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7105
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209239
AAA_collcode_smitrobe
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209239
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Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers

Creator:
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Names:
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Holt, Nancy, 1938-2014  Search this
Insley, Will, 1929-2011  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Extent:
67.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Moving images
Documentary films
Date:
1905-1987
bulk 1952-1987
Summary:
The papers of sculptor, painter, and author Robert Smithson and sculptor, filmmaker, and earthworks artist Nancy Holt measure 18.9 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from 1952 to 1987. Also included is Smithson's personal library of books, vinyl records, and magazine, measuring 48.4 linear feet. The papers consist of Smithson's biographical material; business and personal correspondence, much of it with artists; interview transcripts; extensive writings and project files; financial records; printed material; a scrapbook of clippings; holiday cards with original prints and sketches; photographic material; and artifacts. Also found are project files related to Nancy Holt's motion picture film Pine Barrens and her seminal environmental work of art Sun Tunnels, including a video documentary about Sun Tunnels.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor, painter, and author Robert Smithson and sculptor, filmmaker, and earthworks artist Nancy Holt measure 18.9 linear feet and date from 1905 to 1987, with the bulk of the material dating from 1952 to 1987. Also included is Smithson's personal library of books, vinyl records, and magazine, measuring 48.4 linear feet. The papers consist of Smithson's biographical material; business and personal correspondence, much of it with artists; interview transcripts; extensive writings and project files; financial records; printed material; a scrapbook of clippings; holiday cards with original prints and sketches; photographic material; and artifacts. Also found are project files related to Nancy Holt's film Pine Barrens and her seminal environmental work of art Sun Tunnels, including a video documentary about Sun Tunnels.

Biographical material includes Robert Smithson's curriculum vitae, personal identification and medical documents, eight engagement/day planners Smithson and Holt maintained from 1966 to 1973, and Smithson's funeral register.

Correspondence is primarily with Smithson's family, friends, fellow artists, and business associates discussing personal relationships, proposed art projects, and exhibitions. Correspondents of note include Carl Andre, the Dwan Gallery (Virginia Dwan), Dan Graham, Will Insley, Ray Johnson, Gyorgy Kepes, Sol Lewitt, Lucy Lippard, and Dennis Wheeler. There is also substantial correspondence received by Holt upon Smithson's death in 1973, and between Holt and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art regarding Smithson's retrospective exhibition in 1982.

There are nine interview transcripts with Smithson discussing his works and his general philosophy on art, and one transcript of the Andrew Dickson White Museum's Earth Art Symposium (1969) featuring the following artists: Mike Hiezer, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Smithson, Neil Jenney, Gunther Uecker, Jan Dibbets, Richard Long, and Hans Haacke.

Writings are substantial and include 73 drafts of published and unpublished essays by Smithson on art, artists, and works in progress. The series also includes poems by Smithson, six notebooks containing notes and sketches by Smithson, and drafts of writings sent to Smithson and Holt by friends and colleagues, including Carl Andre, Terry Atkinson, Dan Flavin, Dan Graham, and Jack Thibeau.

Project files contain correspondence, project instructions, diagrams and sketches, research materials, photographic material, and maps related to over 50 of Smithson's artworks. These include concepts, proposed projects, sculptures, non-sites, and earthwork projects, including Spiral Jetty, Broken Circle, and Spiral Hill.

Personal business records include gallery related loan arrangements and receipts for miscellaneous art supplies. Financial records include tax forms and preparation documents, including cancelled checks, receipts, statements, and related correspondence.

Printed materials include books, clippings, and periodicals related to Smithson, either containing writings or sketches by him, or containing articles reviewing his work. There are also exhibition announcements and catalogs of Smithson's group and solo shows from 1959 to 1985.

The scrapbook contains clippings of Smithson's published articles from 1966 to 1973 with annotated shorthand notes.

Artwork consists of Christmas cards collaged by Smithson, and sketches by Smithson and Leo Valledor.

Photographic materials include prints and negatives of Smithson with friends, promotional Hollywood movie stills, and original prints and copyprints of other artists' artwork.

Artifacts consist of a paper bag silkscreened with a Campbell's soup can (Warhol), promotional buttons (N.E. Thing Co.), various organic materials, and two art kits.

Nancy Holt's papers consist of correspondence, a grant application, printed materials, and project files and audio visual material related to her motion picture film Pine Barrens (1975) and her seminal environmental work of art Sun Tunnels (1975).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 14 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1905-1974 (Box 1; 14 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1959-1987 (Boxes 1-2, OV 21; 1.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Interview Transcripts, 1966-1973 (Box 2; 11 folders)

Series 4: Writings, 1959-1975 (Boxes 2-3; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Project Files, circa 1950s-1982 (Boxes 4-5, Boxes 17-18, OV 20, OV 22-26, OV 36, RD 28-30, RD 32-35; 6.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1967-1970s (Box 5; 4 folders)

Series 7: Financial Records, 1962-1972 (Box 6-7; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1955-1985 (Boxes 7-11, Box 18, RD 31; 5.6 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbook, 1966-1973 (Box 11, Box 16; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1950s-1970s (Box 11; 4 folders)

Series 11: Photographs, circa 1950s-1970s (Box 11, Box 18; 5 folders)

Series 12: Artifacts, circa 1950s-1970s (Box 11, Box 14, OV 19; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 13: Nancy Holt Papers, circa 1960s-1980s (Box 12-13, 15, OV 27, FC 37-38; 1.9 linear feet)

Series 14: Robert Smithson Personal Library (Boxes 39-87; 48.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Robert Smithson (1938-1973) was a sculptor, painter, author, and lecturer who was known as a pioneer of land and earthworks art, based primarily in New York City. Nancy Holt (1938-2014) was a land artist, conceptual artist, and filmmaker. Smithson and Holt were married from 1963 until Smithson's death in 1973.

Born in Passaic, New Jersey, Smithson expressed an early interest in art, enrolling in classes at the Brooklyn Museum School and the Art Student's League in New York while still attending high school. Smithson's early works were primarily paintings, drawings, and collages. In 1959, he exhibited his first solo show of paintings at the Artists' Gallery in New York and had his first solo international show in Rome with the Galleria George Lester in 1961.

During the early to mid-1960s, Smithson was perhaps better known as a writer and art critic, writing numerous essays and reviews for Arts Magazine and Artforum. He became affiliated with artists who were identified with the minimalist movement, such as Carl Andre, Donald Judd, Nancy Holt, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris and others. In 1963, Smithson married sculptor and filmmaker Nancy Holt and a year later started to create his first sculptural works. In 1966, Smithson joined the Dwan Gallery, whose owner Virginia Dwan was an enthusiastic supporter of his work.

Smithson's interest in land art began in the late 1960s while exploring industrial and quarry sites and observing the movement of earth and rocks. This resulted in a series of sculptures called "non-sites" consisting of earth and rocks collected from a specific site and installed in gallery space, often combined with photographs, maps, mirrors, or found materials. In September 1968, Smithson published the essay "A Sedimentation of the Mind: Earth Projects" in Artforum that promoted the work of the first wave of land art artists. Soon thereafter, he began creating his own large scale land art and earthworks.

From 1967 to 1973, Smithson's productivity was constant as he wrote, lectured, and participated in several solo and group shows a year, both at home and abroad. He explored narrative art as essay in "The Monuments of Passaic" and fully committed to his idea of visiting sites and using them as the basis for creating non-sites, Non-Site, Pine Barrens, (1968); incorporated and documented the use of mirrors at sites in Mirror Displacement, Cayuga Salt Mine Project (1968-1969); and created his first site-specific works through liquid pours of mud, asphalt, and concrete, including Asphalt Rundown (1969). In 1969, he also completed his first earth pour at Kent State University with his project Partially Buried Woodshed. Later that year, he created the sculptural artwork for which he is best known, Spiral Jetty (1969) on the Great Salt Lake in Utah. This was the first of his pieces to require the acquisition of land rights and earthmoving equipment, and would be followed two years later by Broken Circle and Spiral Hill in 1971.

On July 20, 1973, while surveying sites in Texas for the proposed Amarillo Ramp, Smithson died in a plane crash at the age of 35. Despite his early death, Smithson's writings and artwork had a major impact on many contemporary artists.

Nancy Holt began her career as a photographer and video artist. Today, Holt is most widely known for her large-scale environmental works, Sun Tunnels and Dark Star Park. Holt has also made a number of films and videos since the late 1960s, including Mono Lake (1968), East Coast, West Coast (1969), and Swamp (1971) in collaboration with her late husband Robert Smithson. Points of View: Clocktower (1974) features conversations between Lucy Lippard and Richard Serra, Liza Bear and Klaus Kertess, Carl Andre and Ruth Kligman and Bruce Brice and Tina Girouard. In 1978, she produced a film about her seminal work Sun Tunnels.
Related Material:
The Archives also holds several collections related to Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt, including an oral history interview with Robert Smithson conducted by Paul Cummings in 1972; an interview with Robert Smithson conducted by Tony Robbin in 1968; Robert Smithson letters to George B. Lester, 1960-1963; an oral history interviews with Nancy Holt conducted by Scott Gutterman in 1992 and Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz in 1993; and the Nancy Holt Estate records, circa 1960-2001.
Provenance:
The papers of Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt were donated by Nancy Holt in several accretions between 1986 and 2011.
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 audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, holds the intellectual property rights, including copyright, to all materials created by Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt with the exception of the following items: two holiday cards found in box 11, folders 22-23. For these two items, copyright held by Holt/Smithson Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Requests for permission to reproduce should be submitted to ARS.

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:
Conceptual artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women filmmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Moving images
Documentary films
Citation:
Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.smitrobe
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Archives of American Art
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Totem

Alternate Title:
Wynn Chamberlain, John Giorno and Ruth Kligman
Artist:
Wynn Chamberlain, 19 May 1927 - 27 Nov 2014  Search this
Sitter:
Wynn Chamberlain, 19 May 1927 - 27 Nov 2014  Search this
John Giorno, born 4 Dec 1936  Search this
Ruth Kligman, 25 Jan 1930 - 1 Mar 2010  Search this
Type:
Painting
Date:
1963 - 1964
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Ruth Kligman: Female  Search this
Ruth Kligman: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Wynn Chamberlain: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Wynn Chamberlain: Male  Search this
Wynn Chamberlain: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Wynn Chamberlain: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Wynn Chamberlain: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Wynn Chamberlain: Performing Arts\Producer\Theater  Search this
John Giorno: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
John Giorno: Male  Search this
John Giorno: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
John Giorno: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: [UNLOCATED]
Object number:
UNL01075
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Isabella Goodrich Breckinridge

Artist:
Brian Connelly, 1926 - 1962/3  Search this
Sitter:
Isabella Goodrich Breckinridge, 1874 - 1961  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge II, 1870 - 1941  Search this
Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, 1902 - 1928  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson, 1905 - 2002  Search this
Mr. Robert Breckinridge, 1912 - 1975  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Painting
Date:
1956
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Pearl  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie  Search this
Miniature  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Bow  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Female  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\War photographer  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Radio  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Communications\Journalist\Photojournalist  Search this
Isabella Goodrich Breckinridge: Female  Search this
Joseph Cabell Breckinridge: Male  Search this
Mr. Robert Breckinridge: Male  Search this
John Cabell Breckinridge II: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
NY990780
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cb21806b-76cc-4282-93d9-6ee5aaf3a7e4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY990780

Regina Resnik

Artist:
Arbit Blatas, 19 Nov 1908 - 27 Apr 1999  Search this
Sitter:
Regina Resnik, 30 Aug 1922 - 8 Aug 2013  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 210.2 × 125.4 × 5.4 cm (82 3/4 × 49 3/8 × 2 1/8")
Stretcher: 184.8 × 100 × 2.5 cm (72 3/4 × 39 3/8 × 1")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1968
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Regina Resnik: Female  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Soprano  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Filmmaker\Documentary  Search this
Regina Resnik: Education\Educator\Teacher\Voice  Search this
Regina Resnik: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Mezzo-soprano  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist
Object number:
NPG.90.127
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Regina Resnik Blatas
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4123bba6e-7540-4766-8728-8c9749fdb6ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.90.127

Oh Yoko!

Artist:
Keiichi Tanaami, born 1936  Search this
Sitter:
Yoko Ono, born 18 Feb 1933  Search this
John Lennon, 9 Oct 1940 - 8 Dec 1980  Search this
Medium:
16mm film (color, sound); transferred to digital
Dimensions:
Duration: 4:24 min.
Type:
Time-Based Media
Date:
1973
Topic:
Cartoon  Search this
Animation  Search this
Yoko Ono: Female  Search this
Yoko Ono: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Yoko Ono: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Yoko Ono: Performing Arts\Filmmaker\Experimental  Search this
Yoko Ono: Visual Arts\Artist\Conceptual  Search this
Yoko Ono: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Peace activist  Search this
John Lennon: Male  Search this
John Lennon: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
John Lennon: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist  Search this
John Lennon: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rock  Search this
John Lennon: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2015.24
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1973, Keiichi Tanaami
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National Portrait Gallery
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2015.24
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Mrs. Camille Cosby

Artist:
Simmie Knox, born 1935  Search this
Sitter:
Camille O. Cosby, born 1945  Search this
Medium:
Oil on linen
Dimensions:
147.3 x 111.8 cm (58 x 44" )
Type:
Painting
Date:
before 1991
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Camille O. Cosby: Female  Search this
Camille O. Cosby: Literature\Writer  Search this
Camille O. Cosby: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Camille O. Cosby: Society and Social Change\Benefactor  Search this
Camille O. Cosby: Performing Arts\Filmmaker\Documentary  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
MA900101
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm478b4f303-a1cc-44c6-b066-d4a982b50a15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA900101

Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson

Artist:
Irena Wiley, ? - 1972  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson, 1905 - 2002  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
68.6cm x 53.3cm (27" x 21"), Estimate
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1955
Topic:
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Female  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\War photographer  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Radio  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Communications\Journalist\Photojournalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Object number:
DC300039
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4447624da-4959-4625-9f03-fb82a747e3ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC300039

Isabella Goodrich Breckinridge, with Her Only Daughter Mary Marvin Breckinridge (Mrs. Jefferson Patterson)

Artist:
Lydia Field Emmet, 1866 - 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Isabella Goodrich Breckinridge, 1874 - 1961  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson, 1905 - 2002  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
154.9 × 101.6cm (61 × 40")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1910
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Bench  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Female  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer\War photographer  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Radio  Search this
Mary Marvin Breckenridge Patterson: Communications\Journalist\Photojournalist  Search this
Isabella Goodrich Breckinridge: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
DC990429
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4dc08bbbf-c15e-4fd0-8581-27f6ada2bfcb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_DC990429

Jae Carmichael

Artist:
Jae Carmichael, 1925 - 5 Nov 2005  Search this
Sitter:
Jae Carmichael, 1925 - 5 Nov 2005  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
122cm x 66.3cm (48 1/16" x 26 1/8"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1960
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Jae Carmichael: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Jae Carmichael: Female  Search this
Jae Carmichael: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Jae Carmichael: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Jae Carmichael: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Jae Carmichael: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Jae Carmichael: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Jae Carmichael: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
Jae Carmichael: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art School  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Jae Carmichael
Object number:
CA140111
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CA140111

Ala Story

Artist:
Brian Connelly, 1926 - 1962/3  Search this
Sitter:
Ala Story, 1907 - 1972  Search this
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
Sight: 42 x 30.5cm (16 9/16 x 12")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1954
Topic:
Ala Story: Female  Search this
Ala Story: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Ala Story: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Museum\Director  Search this
Ala Story: Visual Arts\Administrator\Art Gallery\Director  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Private collection
Object number:
CA230021
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48ecda65f-2d95-47f9-8eed-3152c8cabcbb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_CA230021

Yoko Ono; John Lennon

Artist:
Sir Cecil Beaton, 14 Jan 1904 - 18 Jan 1980  Search this
Sitter:
John Lennon, 9 Oct 1940 - 8 Dec 1980  Search this
Yoko Ono, born 18 Feb 1933  Search this
Medium:
Pencil
Dimensions:
Sheet (estimate): 28.3 × 20.6cm (11 1/8 × 8 1/8")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1969
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Yoko Ono: Female  Search this
Yoko Ono: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Yoko Ono: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Yoko Ono: Performing Arts\Filmmaker\Experimental  Search this
Yoko Ono: Visual Arts\Artist\Conceptual  Search this
Yoko Ono: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Peace activist  Search this
John Lennon: Male  Search this
John Lennon: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
John Lennon: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist  Search this
John Lennon: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rock  Search this
John Lennon: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Portrait Gallery, London
Object number:
D17947(122) PGL
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4df080eae-80d8-4663-83a3-49e6114420d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_D17947_122__PGL

Portrait of Karen Yasinsky

Artist:
Dick Blair, active c. 2011  Search this
Sitter:
Karen Yasinsky, born 1965  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas or board (?)
Dimensions:
Not available
Type:
Painting
Date:
2011
Topic:
Karen Yasinsky: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Karen Yasinsky: Female  Search this
Karen Yasinsky: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Karen Yasinsky: Art Award\Rome Prize  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: American Academy in Rome
Object number:
AAR.FW.Portr.172
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c3a0a448-49cd-4e09-87a3-7d97cf59c767
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_AAR.FW.Portr.172

Mura Dancing

Artist:
Adolf Arthur Dehn, 22 Nov 1895 - 1968  Search this
Sitter:
Mura Dehn, 1903/04 - 11 Feb 1987  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H. 19-1/8, W. 12-3/4 inches (48.6 x 32.4 cm.)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1922
Topic:
Mura Dehn: Female  Search this
Mura Dehn: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
Mura Dehn: Performing Arts\Filmmaker  Search this
Mura Dehn: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Mura Dehn: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Mura Dehn: Performing Arts\Director\Dance  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Object number:
1984.433.141 MMA
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4413fac89-c954-4cf5-ac88-628e8162c0a2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1984.433.141_MMA

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