Bourdon, David

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b. 1934; d. 1998.

From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82338496

David Bourdon was born October 15, 1934, and earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 1961. He immediately entered into a career as a journalist and art critic writing through his career for periodicals such as Artforum International, Art in America, Arts Magazine, and Time, among others. In particular he worked as an assistant editor at Life, 1966-1971, an associate editor at Saturday Review, 1972, and Smithsonian, 1972-1974, a senior editor at Geo, 1981-1983, and a senior features editor at Vogue, 1983-1986. Additionally, he served as art critic for The Village Voice, 1964-1966 and 1974-1977. Bourdon wrote numerous books on modern artists including works on Alexander Calder, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Carl Andre, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Andy Warhol. David Bourdon died in New York on March 27, 1998.

From the description of David Bourdon correspondence. 1952-1997. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 758651667

Art critic; New York, N.Y.

David Bourdon was born in 1934 in Glendale, California. He received the B.S. degree in 1961 from Columbia University. From 1964 to 1966, and from 1974 to 1977, he served as art critic for the Village Voice. He was Assistant Editor of Life magazine in New York from 1966 to 1971 and Associate Editor of the Smithsonian Magazine from 1972 to 1974. He became the art critic for Vogue magazine in 1978, and held the post for three years, becoming Senior Features editor there in 1983. He died in New York in 1998.

From the description of David Bourdon papers, 1953-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78748276

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referencedIn The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records Archives of American Art
creatorOf BOURDON, DAVID. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Bourdon, David. David Bourdon correspondence. 1952-1997. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Gregory Battcock papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf David Bourdon papers Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Andre, Carl, 1935- person
associatedWith Battcock, Gregory, 1937- person
associatedWith Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976. person
associatedWith Christo, 1935- person
associatedWith Louis K. Meisel Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Warhol, Andy, 1928- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
United States
Art, Modern
Art, Modern
Art, American
Art criticism
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Birth 1935

Death 1998-03-27





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