Public Art Fund Archive 1966-2009

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Public Art Fund Archive, 1966-2009

Public Art Fund Archive 1966-2009

Founded in 1977, the Public Art Fund is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to presenting works of contemporary art at public sites throughout New York City. The materials in the collection are the primary documentation of hundreds of Public Art Fund exhibitions, featuring artists such as: Louise Bourgeois, Chris Burden, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, William Kentridge, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Pipilotti Rist, Kiki Smith, David Wojnarowicz, and Martin Wong, among others. The collection also documents the history of founder Doris C. Freedman and her work with two pioneering arts organizations that were precursors to the Public Art Fund: City Walls and the Public Arts Council.

135.78 linear feet; (53 records cartons, 43 manuscripts boxes, 13 photo binders, 24 oversize boxes, and 9 rolled storage containers)

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Foreman, Richard A., 1957-

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Muniz, Vik

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b. 1961. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122634235 ...

McCarthy, Paul.

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New York (N.Y.) Dept. of Cultural Affairs.

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Dixon, Jenny.

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Clark, James M. (James Milford), 1930-

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Epithet: of Glasgow British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x0002e0 ...

Nevelson, Louise 1900-

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Simmons, Laurie

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DeJong, Constance, 1950-

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Kusama, Yayoi, 1929-

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Yayoi Kusama (born March 22, 1929, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan), Japanese contemporary artist who works primarily in sculpture and installation, but is also active in painting, performance, film, fashion, poetry, fiction, and other arts. Her work is based in conceptual art and shows some attributes of feminism, minimalism, surrealism, Art Brut, pop art, and abstract expressionism, and is infused with autobiographical, psychological, and sexual content. She has been acknowledged as one of the most i...

Clark, James M.

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Whitney Museum of American Art

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American art museum; New York, N.Y. Founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and formally opened in 1931. Previous to its opening as a museum it was known as the Whitney Studio Club (1914-28) and Whitney Studio Galleries (1928-30). From the description of Whitney Museum of American Art artists' files and records, 1914-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133455 The Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art is an upper level membershi...

Baume, Nicholas

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Weiner, Lawrence 1942 February 10.

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Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976

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Sculptor. From the description of Alexander Calder correspondence, 1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452461 Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Alexander Calder, 1971 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646395903 B. 1898, d. 1976. From the description of Alexander Calder artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228431975 ...

Steiner, Rochelle

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Goldsworthy, Andy, 1956-....

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Gonzalez-Torres, Felix

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New York State Council on the Arts

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The position of executive director has been held by the following individuals: Laurence Roberts (1960-1961); John H. MacFadyen (1961-1964); John B. Hightower (1964-1970); Eric Larrabee (1971-1975); Kent Barwick (1975-1976); Robert A. Mayer (1976-1979); Theodore Striggles (1979-1980); Mary Hays (1980-1995); Al Berr (April, 1995-August, 1996); and Nicolette B. Clark (1996-present). From the description of Executive Director's subject and correspondence files, 1960-2001. (New York State...

Di Suvero, Mark, 1933-....

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Sculptor; New York, N.Y. From the description of Mark di Suvero and di Suvero family papers, 1934-2005. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710019826 From the description of Mark di Suvero and di Suvero family papers, 1934-2005. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79376327 ...

Foreman, Richard

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Freedman, Doris Chanin, 1928-1981

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Administrator, New York City Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. From the description of Doris C. Freedman interview, 1971 May 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220186126 ...

Pepper, Beverly

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Sculptor, author, and lecturer, Pepper graduated from the Pratt Institute (1941), studied in Paris, and worked as art director in a number of advertising agencies in New York City. She began exhibiting her artwork in 1962; it has since been shown in Europe and America. From the description of Speech, 1978. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007412 Beverly Pepper (1922- ) is a sculptor in New York educated at Pratt Institute and the Art Student's League of New York....

Cardiff, Janet, 1957-...

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Simmons, Laurie, 1949

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Laurie Simmons was born on Long Island on October 3, 1949. She received her B.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1971. She is best known for her photography work. From the description of The instant decorator, 2004. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 261233493 ...

Kruger, Barbara, 1945-....

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Freedman, Susan, 1970-

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Zittel, Andrea, 1965-....

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Dwyer, Nancy

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Koons, Jeff, 1955-....

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Aycock, Alice

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Alice Aycock (b. 1946) is a sculptor. She was educated at Hunter College and teaches at School of Visual Arts and lives and works in New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Alice Aycock, 2009 Feb. 2-Mar. 25 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 422877278 B. 1946. From the description of Alice Aycock artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432507 ...

Hammer, Barbara, 1970-

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Whiteread, Rachel, 1963-....

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Lichtenstein, Roy 1923-1927.

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Botero, Fernando, 1932-....

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Hershman, Lynn 1941-....

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Nevelson, Louise

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Louise Nevelson was born in 1899 in Kiev, Russia. Her parents, Isaac and Minna Berliawsky, and their children emigrated to America in 1905 and settled in Rockland, Maine, where the young Louise grew up as a bit of an outsider in local society. She decided upon a career in art at an early age and took some drawing classes in high school, before graduating in 1918. Two years later, she married Charles Nevelson, a wealthy businessman, and moved to New York. She proceeded to study paint...

Boltanski, Christian, 1944-....

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Chang, Jackie

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Haring, Keith

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Dion, Mark, 1961-....

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Gran Fury

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Gran Fury defined itself as a collective of AIDS activists opposed to government and social institutions that render invisible those people living with AIDS. This collective of artists developed from the ranks of ACT UP/NY (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York). From the description of Gran Fury collection, 1989-1994. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122531526 ...

Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)

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The Guerrilla Girls formed in 1985 as an anonymous group determined to fight sexism in the art world. Their initial strategy was to put up protest posters during the night in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan. What residents saw in the morning were statistics printed in black on white paper, and the numbers spoke for themselves: that only one woman had had a solo exhibition in a New York Museum in the previous year; that fewer than 10% of artists shown in top galleri...

Burden, Chris, 1946-....

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McCarthy, Paul

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Kapoor, Anish, 1954-....

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Simpson, Lorna, 1960-

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Lorna Simpson (b. Aug. 13, 1960, Brooklyn, NY) is a photographer and multimedia artist. She attended the High School of Art and Design, received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York (1983), and a MFA from the University of California at San Diego (1985). Her teachers included Allan Kaprow, Eleanor Antin, Babette Mangolte, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and David Antin....

Živančević, Nina, 1957-

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General Idea

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National Endowment for the Arts.

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Rosler, Martha

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Martha Rosler (1943- ) is a video, photo-text, installation, and performance artist in New York, N.Y. Kathy Goncharov is Director of the Brodsky Center at Rutgers University, N.J. From the description of Oral history interview with Martha Rosler, 2009 May 22 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710020700 ...

Paik, Nam June

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Holzer, Jenny, 1950-....

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Jenny Holzer was born in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1950. She received a B.A. from Ohio University in Athens in 1972, and an M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence in 1977. Holzer often uses language in her work, which includes silk-screened paintings, video, and public light projections. From the description of Art breaks [videorecording] / Jenny Holzer. [1990] (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 680518066 Videotape production by Mark Pellington an...

Katz, Alex, 1927-....

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Painter; New York City. From the description of Alex Katz papers, 1953-1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78054299 Artist. From the description of Reminiscences of Alex Katz : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122343168 Painter (New York, N.Y.). From the description of Alex Katz interview, 1969 Oct. 20 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83634712 Alex Katz (1927- ) ...

LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007

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Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007) Sol LeWitt was born on September 9th, 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut to Eastern European immigrants. His father, a doctor and inventor, died when he was 6. Soon after, he moved with his mother, a nurse, to live with an aunt in New Britain, Connecticut. His mother took him to art classes at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford and he would draw on wrapping paper from his aunt’s grocery store. LeWitt received a BFA from Syracuse University in 1949 (where he made his f...

Group Material (Firm : New York, N.Y.)

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"Group Material was founded by a number of artists who sought a collaborative practice in which they could fuse their interests in art and politics. The original thirteen members included Tim Rollins, Patrick Brennan, Julie Ault, Mundy McLaughlin, Marybeth Nelson, and Beth Jaker. In 1980 and 1981 Group Material operated a storefront exhibition space on East Thirteenth Street, where it staged a series of shows focused on social themes. After 1981 the group shrunk to three...

Casebere, James

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Eccles, Tom, 1964-

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West, Franz, 1947-2012

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Tillman, Lynne.

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Lynne Tillman is a writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. Tillman grew up in Woodmere, Long Island and came to New York City to study painting, literature and history at Hunter College. After graduating she lived in Europe for 6 years, moving between London and Amsterdam and taking part in the avant-garde film scene as a filmmaker and organizer. While in Europe she compiled a collection of writings by Americans living abroad. This book, titled Americans Abroad, was never published despite havin...

ACT UP (Organization)

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The organization ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) was formed in 1987 to address the AIDS crisis through direct political action. The Oral History Project was created to document the work of ACT UP through interviews with surviving members, and to shed light on the process of making social change. From the guide to the ACT UP Oral History Project videotapes, 2002-2005, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) The organization ACT ...

Smith, Allison, 1972-....

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New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Cultural Affairs.

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Piper, Adrian, 1948-....

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Piper, Adrian, 1948, Conceptual artist, educator. From the description of Oral history interview with Adrian Piper 1990 Sept. 20 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646398341 Conceptual artist, educator. From the description of Oral history interview with Adrian Piper 1990 Sept. 20 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83636693 Conceptual artist, philosophy professor; b. 1948. From the description of Adrian Piper pap...

Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988

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Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was a sculptor from Long Island City, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1968 Apr. 22 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78996711 From the description of Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-1973 Dec. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83401964 From the description of Oral history interview with Isamu Noguchi, 1973 Nov. 7-Dec. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 779477625 ...

Rist, Pipilotti, 1962-....

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Otterness, Tom, 1952-

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Wojnarowicz, David

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David Wojnarowicz (born 1954 in Red Bank, N.J.; died 1992 in New York) was a painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist and activist who was prominent in the New York City art world of the 1980s. This was his first book. From the description of Sounds in the distance : thirty-five monologues from the road, 1978 / David Wojnarowicz. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 703905008 David Wojnarowicz was a painter, writer, photographer, filmmaker, perf...

Indiana, Robert, 1928-2018

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Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark, September 13, 1928, New Castle, Indiana–died May 19, 2018, Vinalhaven, Maine), American artist associated with the pop art movement. His "LOVE" print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965, was the basis for his 1970 Love sculpture and the widely distributed 1973 United States Postal Service "LOVE" stamp. He created works in media including paper, silk screen, and Cor-ten steel....

Muniz, Vik

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Public Art Fund (New York, N.Y.)

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Public Art Fund is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to working with emerging and established artists to produce exhibitions of contemporary art throughout New York City. The history organization is greatly aligned with the history of founder Doris C. Freedman (1928-1981), a social worker and supporter of public art who served as the first New York City Director of Cultural Affairs during the Lindsay Administration. In the late 1960s Freedman served as president of City Walls, an ...

Koch, Ed, 1924-2013

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Politician, congressman. From the description of Reminiscences of Edward I. Koch : oral history, 1975-1976. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 298686772 ...

Smith, Kiki, 1954-....

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Kiki Smith (1954- ) is a multi-media artist in New York, N.Y., best known for her work with the female figure. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Kiki Smith, 2008 Jul. 18-Dec. 12 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 636358206 ...

Wong, Martin

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d. August 12, 1999. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 80725247 ...

Dixon, Jenny

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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

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Steir, Pat, 1940-....

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Pat Steir (1938- ) is a painter and printmaker in New York, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is the former executive director for iCI in New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Pat Steir, 2008 Mar. 1-2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 227194412 ...

Creative Time, Inc.

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Creative Time is a nonprofit arts organization founded in 1973 to support the creation of innovative, site-specific works by professional artists for public presentation in vacant spaces of historical and architectural interest throughout New York City. Its history of commissioning, producing, and presenting adventurous public artworks of all disciplines began in the midst of a significant period in which artists were experimenting with new forms and media that moved their works out...

Dejong, Constance

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ACT UP New York (Organization)

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The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was founded in March 1987 at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center in New York City's Greenwich Village as an organization devoted to direct action (demonstrations and civil disobedience) to call the attention of government officials, scientists, drug companies and other corporations, and the general public to the severity of the AIDS crisis and its impact on the lives of individuals. From the description of ACT UP New York records, 1969, 1...

Serra, Richard, 1939-....

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Sculptor; New York, N.Y. From the description of Richard Serra lecture, 1988 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557438 ...

Rupp, Christy, 1949-

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Acconci, Vito, 1940-....

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B. 1940. From the description of Vito Acconci artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432004 B. in New York on January 24, 1940. From the description of Vito Acconci : Artist File. (International Center of Photography). WorldCat record id: 440799764 Interviewee Vito Acconci (1940- ) is an installation artist, designer, and architect in Brooklyn, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is a former director of iCI in N...

Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010

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Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) was a sculptor, born and educated in Paris and later came to New York. From the description of Louise Bourgeois interview, 1986 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83309423 From the description of Louise Bourgeois papers, 1922-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122455198 From the description of Oral history interview with Louise Bourgeois, 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 657041576 From the description of Louise Bourgeo...