Whitman, Robert, 1935-

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Robert Whitman (born 1935 in New York City) is an American artist best known for his seminal theater pieces of the early 1960s combining visual and sound images, actors, film, slides, and evocative props in environments of his own making. Since the late 1960s he has worked with new technologies, and his most recent work incorporates cellphones. Whitman studied literature at Rutgers University from 1953 to 1957 and art history at Columbia University in 1958. He is represented by The Pace Gallery in New York.
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referencedIn Barbara Rose papers, 1940-1993, bulk 1960-1985 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn McElroy, Robert. Robert R. McElroy photographs of happenings and early performance art, 1959-2012. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Whitman, Robert : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Snyder, Ellsworth. Ellsworth Snyder collection of Fluxus multiples and ephemera, 1958-1987. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn University of Michigan. News and Information Services. Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005 (bulk 1960-1995) Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Experiments in Art and Technology records, 1966-1993, bulk 1966-1973 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Magic Theater Exhibition records, 1965-1975. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
referencedIn Modern Art Department Art and Technology records, 1967-1971, 1967-2007 Los Angeles County Museum of Art Balch Art Research Library
referencedIn Harry Shunk and Shunk-Kender photographs Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Betty Asher papers, 1860-1999 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Malcolm Lubliner Photographs of the Los Angeles Art Scene, 1967-1997 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Art and Technology Program. Modern Art Department, Art and Technology records, 1967-1971. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA
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associatedWith Experiments in Art and Technology (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Forti, Simone person
associatedWith Klüver, Billy, 1927-2004 person
associatedWith Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Art and Technology Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Los Angeles County Museum of Art Modern Art Department. corporateBody
associatedWith Martin, Julie, 1938- person
associatedWith Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 person
associatedWith Snyder, Ellsworth. person
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services. corporateBody
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Conceptual art
Happenings (Art)
Performance art
Artists, American


Birth 1935





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