Hickey and Robertson photonegative collection, 1955-1973.


Hickey and Robertson photonegative collection, 1955-1973.

The collection is comprised of approximately 6000 black and white negative images made by Houston photographers Blaine Hickey and Ogden Robertson between 1955 and 1973 to document events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Included are portraits and candid photographs of persons such as Alberto Burri; Louise Nevelson; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; James Johnson Sweeney; Dorothy Hood; Philippe de Montebello; and Ima Hogg. The collection contains an extensive series of installation photographs of exhibitions organized by the MFA,H between 1955 and 1969. The tenure of Director James Johnson Sweeney (1961-1967) is particularly well documented and includes such exhibitions as "Three Spaniards--Picasso, Miro, Chillida" (2/6-3/19/62), which featured the installation of Picasso's "Bathers" around a specially-constructed swimming pool in front of Cullinan Hall; "The Olmec Tradition" (6/18-8/25/63), which was publicized by the installation of a colossal Olmec head in front of the Museum; "Not Seen and/Or Less Seen of/by Marcel Duchamp/Rrose Selavy 1904-1964" (2/24-3/28/65); and "Jean Tinguely: Sculptures" (4/3-5/30/65), a showing of the ten Tinguely mechanical sculptures acquired by Sweeney for the MFA,H in 1965.

1162 10-inch black and white negative strips.


SNAC Resource ID: 6794446

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