Getty Research Institute
Papers collected or generated by Higgins, documenting his involvement with Fluxus and Happenings art movements, pattern and concrete poetry; new music, and small press publishing from 1972 to 1994, with some letters dated as early as 1960 -- Correspondence primarily consists of carbons of Higgins' letters, with many responses and, in some cases, extensive exchanges with Fluxus, Mail Art and Art and Language artists, Concrete and Sound poets, New Music composers, and Small Press publishers and poets; also includes art pieces and manuscripts by these correspondents. Also, a substantial quantity of Higgins' published works in original manuscript form, some with annotations and correspondence; works rejected by Higgins; production material on 26 of Higgins' 45 published books from Something Else Press, Printed Editions and elsewhere; books by four other authors; and one killed project. The collection also has a small quantity of miscellaneous personal papers and extensive research and ... Read More
Getty Research Institute
An ensemble of original works and printed matter documenting Brown's intent to build a useable study collection of avant-garde materials, dating from 1916-1995 (bulk 1960-1985). In-depth holdings by artists participating in Fluxus, happenings, concrete, sound and visual poetry, mail art, copy art, rubber stamp printing, new music, and video and performance art underscore her range of interests. The collection's broad scope presents a comprehensive account of alternative movements, distribution networks and exhibition venues of the 1960s and 1970s
Detroit Institute of Arts - Research Library & Archives
New York Public Library
Collection consists of objects, text scores, correspondence art, gallery announcements, concert programs, posters and other items produced by and/or relating to the Fluxus group of artists, ca. 1958-1987 -- Highlights include: multiple edition Fluxus objects, e.g. George Brecht's Water yam, 1963, Robert Watts' Events, 1964, Joseph Beuys' Zwei Fra╠łulein mit leuchtendem Brot, 1966, and Yoko Ono's A box of smile, signed in 1984; complete set of the Fluxus in-house newspaper, V TRE, 1963-1978; posters from Charlotte Moorman's Annual New York Avant-Garde Festivals, 1964-1980; signed performance poems and "text-sound texts" by Jackson Mac Low; performance programs from La Monte Young and Yoko Ono's Chamber Street Loft Series, ca. 1961-1962. Many items are inscribed to the collector, Ellsworth Snyder
Cleveland Museum of Art - Ingalls Library
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Watson Library
The folder may include clippings, announcements, small exhibition catalogs, and other ephemeral items
The Sage Colleges Libraries
Correspondence, poems, jottings, worksheets, representing more than 100 leading avant-garde poets, collected for the publication of An Anthology of Concrete Poetry (1967) compiled by Emmett Williams. Includes original drafts of poems submitted to Williams for publication with layout instructions and notes on the genesis and meaning of poems. Poets represented include Alain Arias-Mission, Carlo Belloli, Claus Bremer, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Eugen Gomringer
School of The Art Institute of Chicago - John M. Flaxman Library
Getty Research Institute
Willi Bongard's research papers document the art market and avant-garde artists active internationally, particularly in Germany, during the 1960s and 1970s. Included are letters to and from artists, dealers and other art world people; vertical file materials (invitations, announcements, posters, photographs, clippings, exhibition catalogues) about individual artists. Artists represented in the collection include Joseph Beuys, Gilbert & George, Robert Indiana, Charlotte Moorman, Nam June Paik, James Rosenquist, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, Ben Vautier, Wolf Wostell and Tom Wesselmann, among others. Fluxus artists of the period also are represented. Especially extensive files document Christo, 1969-1979. Bongard used his research to follow the art market and formulate his theory of the economics of the market. He published his theory, linking fame and sales prices, in a newsletter called Art Actual. Papers relating to the production of his newsletter (along with issues of the ... Read More

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