Joan Kron papers, 1959-1971.

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Joan Kron papers, 1959-1971.

The papers of New York City art entrepreneur, curator, and journalist Joan Kron date from 1959 to 1971 and measure 1.4 linear feet. The papers include correspondence, scattered financial records, notes and writings, printed material, photographs, a sound and video recording, and project/exhibition files concerning Kron's involvement in the 1960s with the exhibtions of the Arts Council of the Young Men's/Women's Hebrew Association (YM/YWHA) of Philadelphia and her business, the Beautiful Bag and Box Co. Papers relating to Kron's volunteer chairmanship of the Arts Council of the Young Men's/Women's Hebrew Association (YM/YWHA)of Philadelphia include general files concerning the administration and operation of the organization, as well as exhibition files for Art 1963/ A New Vocabulary (1962) and Museum of Merchandise (1967). Files generally consist of correspondence, clippings and other printed materials, notes and writings, photographs, and financial documents. The exhibition files for Art 1963/ A New Vocabulary include a typescript "Dictionary Suggestions" by Billy Kluver which contains slang terms with creative definitions, and photographs of Claes Oldenberg, Billy Kluver, Joan Kron, Sam Maitin, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Audrey Sabol, George Segal, Jean Tinguely, and Robert Watts. The files for Museum of Merchandise contain a painting on paper by Geoffrey Hendricks, a drawing by Ray Johnson, a photograph of fabric designer Karl Rosenberg, a photograph of a wedding dress design by Christo, and a 1/2" open reel videotape made by Nam Jun Paik of Kron's appearance on The Tonight Show. The records of the Beautiful Bag and Box Co., an art entrepreneurial business created by Kron and her colleague Audrey Sabol, include correspondence, a ledger of sales and deposits, income tax records, miscellaneous invoices, notes and writings, clippings, miscellaneous printed material, and photographs. Also found are project/product files for Art Museum Store, Temporary Tattoos, Durable Dishes designed by Roy Lichtenstein, Eat Pin likely designed by Robert Indiana, Art on Billboards, and Stunning Stationery. The file for project Art on Billboards contains postcards from Allan Kaprow and Jim Dine expressing interest in the project, and a photograph of Edwin and Audrey Sabol on a motorcycle posing in front of a billboard designed by Roy Lichtenstein. There is also a 7" audio reel tape recording of a radio program, "Hey, Look at That," containing comments about billboards from Kron, Roy Lichtenstein, architect Robert Venturi, and Evan H. Turner, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

1.4 linear ft.

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Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995

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Paik, Nam June

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Tinguely, Jean, 1925-1991

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Maitin, Sam.

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Kaprow, Allan

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Beautiful Bag Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Sabol, Audrey, 1922-

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Art administrator; Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Audrey Sabol interview, 1987 June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220180853 Audrey Sabol (b. 1922), Art administrator of Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Oral history interview with Audrey Sabol, 1987 June 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646396963 Curator; Philadelphia, Pa. Partner with Joan Kron in the Beautiful Bag Co. From the description o...

YM/YWHA Arts Council.

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Hendricks, Geoffrey 1931-

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Geoffrey Hendricks (b. 1931) is a Fluxus artist. Hendricks taught at Rutgers University for 47 years. Hendricks lives and works in New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Geoffrey Hendricks, 2009 May 15-19 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 430381156 ...

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....

Dine, Jim, 1935-....

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Jim Dine (1935- ) is a painter and sculptor from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Jim Dine, 1965 Feb. 26 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 435526893 Painter, sculptor (New York, N.Y.). From the description of Jim Dine interview, 1965 Feb. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220181821 ...

Kron, Joan.

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Curator; Philadelphia, Pa. Kron was an early member of the Arts Council, a volunteer organization within the Young Men's/Women's Hebrew Association. The Council was committed to bringing new and avant-garde programs in dance, theater, poetry, crafts, and the visual arts. With Audrey Sabol, Kron started The Beautiful Bag Co. through which they realized such projects as Roy Lichtenstein's dinnerware. Another less successful project involved putting art on billboards, resul...

Rosenberg, Karl.

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Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930-2002

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1930. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122378197 ...

Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997

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d. Sept. 29, 1997. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 83084427 Painter and sculptor, New York, N.Y. Studied at Ohio State University and at the Art Students League and under Reginald Marsh. Through his cartoon-like style and commentary, Lichtenstein came to represent a faction of his generation in his art and was one of the great proponents of the Pop Art movement of the 1960's. ...

Klüver, Billy, 1927-2004

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d. 2004. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86164019 Organization founded in 1966 to foster cooperation between artists and technologists. Billy Klüver was the president. From the description of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), 1965-1977. (Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)). WorldCat record id: 122530618 ...

Watts, Robert, 1923-1988

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Robert Watts, trained in engineering and ancient art history, was a prescient artist of new and mixed media, best known as a founding member of Fluxus. From the description of Robert Watts papers, 1883-1989, bulk 1940-1988 (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 145882578 Biographical / Historical Note Robert Watts, born in 1923, spent his childhood and adolescence in Iowa and Louisville, Kentucky. The son of a me...

Turner, Evan H.

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Venturi, Robert.

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