Dick Higgins Collection, 1958-2002


Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998. Dick Higgins Collection, 1958-2002

Dick Higgins Collection, 1958-2002

The Dick Higgins Collection spans the years 1958 to 2002 and is 17.5 linear feet. Materials include artwork, publications, and exhibition items. Over one hundred items have been cataloged and are searchable in the USMAI catalog; like the rest of the collection materials, these publications can be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room only. There are three major divisions within the Dick Higgins Collection and they correspond to the official series: a sampling of Dick Higgins' artwork, publications, and exhibition materials; publications from Something Else Press; and individual and collaborative artwork and publications from members of the greater Fluxus movement. With the exception of the ReFlux Editions items housed in Series III.B, all items were donated from Higgins' studio by Alison Knowles. Selections from ReFlux Editions' "Flux Kit" collection were purchased by the library in 2002. This collection provides an overview of Fluxus artwork and includes rare examples from the Something Else Press publications and the anthologies included in Series III. Over 70 artists are represented in this collection. Higgins's correspondence, personal papers, and the records for Something Else Press are not included; please contact the Special Collections staff for additional resources.

17.5 linear feet

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