University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The Wayne Andrews Papers are composed principally of his notes, research materials, and typescripts for The Surrealist Parade, published by New Directions in 1988. Also included are Andrews' early mimeographed periodicals dating between 1930 and 1932, as well as related personal correspondence from notable Surrealist figures, 1930-1939
University of Texas at Austin - Harry Ransom Center
The Carlton Lake Collection contains approximately 350,000 items relating to French art, literature, and music. The majority of the collection consists of papers of numerous French writers, musicians, and artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and includes manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, artwork, music scores, and other materials. The collection is strongest for the period known as the Belle Époque, (roughly 1895-1914) and for the years during and after World War I (especially the 1920s and 1930s)
Baltimore Museum of Art - Archives and Manuscripts Collections
The Saidie A. May Papers contain the correspondence, art collection related papers, financial papers, and photographs of Saidie Adler May and document her art purchases and donations to the Baltimore Museum of Art as well as other museums. A significant amount of correspondence, research notes, and other material relating to Mrs. May and her collections that was created by BMA staff is also included. The staff continues to add to this collection as materials are found or created that relate to Mrs. May
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
Corrected and annotated mss. by Graham "Art History" with related notes (ca. 350 p. total); an autobiographical sketch, entitled "Autoportrait" (3 p. typescript); and an 8 p. summary by Angus Deming of an interview she conducted with Graham, Sept. 1960 in Paris
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
Transcript of an interview with Surrealist painter Enrico Donati conducted by Ann Temkin, 1997 Jan. 07 in preparation for an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Temkin interviewed the nonagenarian Donati, who reminiscences about his involvement with Marcel Duchamp and other artists, including André Breton, David Hare, Julien Levy, Arshile Gorky, Victor Brauner, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, John Ferren, Jeanne Reynal, Hans Richter, Giorgio di Chirico, Maria Martins, Eleanor Ward, Nicholas Carone, and Betty Parsons. The reminiscences are mostly anecdotal
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
Sketchbooks, prints, drawings, correspondence, and business and printed materials relating to the activities of Seymour Rosofsky
Getty Research Institute
A group of 49 letters and two postcards to Marcel Mariën, together with three typescripts, three postal receipts, one photocopy of a letter, and one annotated exhibition catalogue. The correspondents include Charles Henri Ford, René Gaffé, Naïm Kattan, and Sonja Sekula. In addition, one letter to René Magritte from Charles Henri Ford's secretary at the periodical View. The collection relates to Belgian Surrealism
Getty Research Institute
The painter John Banting answers Herta Wescher's request for biographic information and reproductions of his works for the book she is writing about collages. The artist sends autobiographical information, and describes a few collages which were exhibited in the 1936 surrealist show in London, Paris and New York. He quotes E.L.T. Mesens, who considers him a "veteran of modern art", and closes his letter with the statement: "I have never been a pure abstractionalist although some of my things are abstract. Mostly they are semi-abstract.".
Getty Research Institute
A collection of ca. 1600 letters received by Surrealist writer and translator Robert Valançay. Among the notable correspondents are Surrealist and Dada artists and poets: Jean Arp, Hans Bellmer, Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Raoul Hausmann, Richard Huelsenbeck, Georges Hugnet, Pierre de Massot, Ozenfant, Meret Oppenheim, Henri Parisot, Yves Poupard-Lieussou, Man Ray, Hans Richter, Yves Tanguy, and Jacques Villon. The letters' subjects range over themes such as: routine details of publication, artistic life in occupied Paris, the internal rivalries within the Surrealist movement, and the history of Surrealism. Letters from the poets Charles Théophile Féret, Charles Boulen, Fernand Fleuret and Napoléon Roinard are concerned with the promotion of Norman literature. More than 60 letters from Valançay's teacher Maurice Boucher provide information about Valançay's development as a translator. 12 letters from Valançay to various correspondents are part of the archive. ... Read More
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In this lecture, Dawn Ades, Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex, examines Dyn's distinctive character compared to other journals of the period and shows why it is considered a high point in the long history of the surrealists' engagement with pre-Columbian and First Nations art. A conversation with Associate Director Joanne Pillsbury and Exhibition Curator Annette Leddy follow the lecture. This lecture complements the exhibition "Farewell to Surrealism: The Dyn Circle in Mexico," which was on view in the Getty Research Institute Exhibition Gallery at the Getty Center from October 2, 2012, to February 17, 2013. The journal Dyn was created in Mexico in the 1940s by an international group of artists who shared a fascination with the indigenous past of the Americas. Journal contributor Henry Moore claimed that the "new friendship. . . between art and anthropology has been of fundamental importance to twentieth-century art." The new conjunction between ... Read More