Lundgren writes to a publisher that he does not know how long Queen Victoria will want him to remain at Balmoral Castle. He is working on the blocks for the Spanish book, and will finish the last drawing as soon as he is back in town (1859 Sept. 29). The artist writes from Stockholm to a friend, presumably in England, that he is sending him the portrait he has promised to keep under his care. It was meant as a present for St. Valentine's day, but Lundgren hopes "it will now be for some other saint day." He will also send two smaller drawings for the spring exhibition (1874 Jan 9).
Album contains 24 views of Cuba and 32 views of Jamaica. The views of Cuba are mostly of Havana and environs. Buildings and monuments depicted include Morro Castle, the Governor's Palace, the statue La India, and the cathedral. There is a view of the Prado looking towards the harbor, and one of Obispo Street, a main shopping street in Havana. There are several images of rural laborers bringing their wares to market on the backs of mules, including one of a milkman, one of poultry sellers at Tacon market, and one of a fruit seller. The section on Cuba concludes with photos of a pineapple field, a grove of coconut trees and a banana tree.
Material comprises video recordings of an oral history interview with Billy Al Bengston conducted by Andrew Perchuk and Rani Singh in the Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica, California on March 8, 2010. Bengston speaks about his works as a sculptor and painter, some pertaining to ceramics and his Valentine's Day show. The Getty Research Institute (GRI) hosted events and conducted oral histories inspired by the "Modern Art in Los Angeles" theme beginning in 2003. Beginning in 2012 much of the research and product generated by the GRI's Modern Art in Los Angeles activities became intertwined with the Getty's initiative, "Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A.," which focused on postwar art (1945-1980) in Los Angeles.
The International Council of Museums International Committee for Historic House Museums (ICOM-DEMHIST) and three International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) working groups met November 6-9, 2012, hosted by The Getty Research and Getty Conservation institutes in Los Angeles. The symposium focused on managing the deterioration of structure and materials in historic house museums, "while balancing the need for public access with current standards of practice in conservation." According to the ICOM website, presentations focused upon the following: "The Historic House Museum as an artifact: This theme relates to all issues encountered when the house itself is a significant historic artifact and how to balance public access with current standards of practice in conservation. The artifact within its context: This topic concerns the historic house museum as a vessel in which a collection is presented. Focus will be given on balancing the individual conservation ... Read More
E.L.T. Mesens collected, supported, and promoted the work of surrealist artists and writers. The archive comprises comprehensive documentation of the Belgian surrealist's career as gallery director, editor, publisher, critic, musician, poet, and artist. Most significant are ca. 3,500 letters (1918-1971) to and from artists, musicians, writers, dealers, and others prominent in the art world, and ca. 800 photographs documenting art that Mesens exhibited or sold.
The collection, assembled by the repository, comprises 1360 items, mostly letters signed by 507 British painters, illustrators, printmakers, draughtsmen, and sculptors. The collection includes circa 40 illustrated letters, as well as sketches, press clippings, manuscripts, and reproductions of art works. Most items date from the late 19th century.
American artist of mixed media, sculpture, and assemblage, best known as a founding member of Fluxus. The archive consists of correspondence, manuscripts, personal documents, and many photographs and slides documenting Watts' work and affiliations with artists. Also included are three works of art.
German filmmaker. The collection charts the nature of visual perception in modern European culture at a time when pre-cinema objects evolved from instruments of natural magic to devices for entertainment. Most of the items date from the mid-18th century to the early 20th century.
Guerrilla Girls records document the activities of the feminist art group, comprising a complete set of posters, mass mailings, form letters, and other graphic materials, along with internal group memoranda, letters from fans, business correspondence, and audiovisual materials.
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