Ellsworth Snyder collection of Fluxus multiples and ephemera, 1958-1987.


Ellsworth Snyder collection of Fluxus multiples and ephemera, 1958-1987.

Collection consists of objects, text scores, correspondence art, gallery announcements, concert programs, posters and other items produced by and/or relating to the Fluxus group of artists, ca. 1958-1987. Artists include: Eric Andersen, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Bazon Brock, John Cage, Remy Charlip, Christo, Anthony Cox, Merce Cunningham, Willem de Ridder, Jean Dupuy, Robert Filliou, Henry Flynt, Bici Forbes, John Giorno, Philip Glass, David Gordon, Al Hansen, Deborah Hay, Geoffrey Hendricks, Fred Herko, Dick Higgins, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Ray Johnson, Nam June Paik, Allan Kaprow, Takehisa Kosugi, Jackson Mac Low, George Maciunas, Richard Maxfield, Jim McWilliams, Larry Miller, Peter Moore, Charlotte Moorman, Robert Morris, Max Neuhaus, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Benjamin Patterson, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Tomas Schmit, Florence Tarlow, Ben Vautier, Wolf Vostell, James Waring, Robert Watts, Robert Whitman, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela.

126 items (19 containers)





SNAC Resource ID: 8000558

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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Hay, Deborah, 1941-

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Ono, Yōko, 1933-

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Yoko Ono (born February 18, 1933, Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese multimedia artist, singer, songwriter, and peace activist. Her work also encompasses performance art and filmmaking. Ono grew up in Tokyo and moved to New York City in 1952 to join her family. She became involved with New York City's downtown artists scene in the early 1960s, which included the Fluxus group, and became well known in 1969 when she married English musician John Lennon of the Beatles, with whom she would subsequently ...

Cunningham, Merce, 1919-2009

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Merce Cunningham is a choreographer. He started his career as a dancer with Martha Graham's company, and then left to start his own company. The company, which was created over 50 years ago, is still flourishing. Merce Cunningham was born in Centralia, Washington. He first started formal dance training at the Cornish Institute of Allied Arts in Seattle. From 1939 to 1945 he was a soloist in the Martha Graham Company. While performing with Martha Graham, Cunningham bega...

Cage, John.

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American composer. From the description of Imaginary landscape no. 4 or March no. 2, 1951. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 406987239 American composer, philosopher, and writer on music. From the description of [Renga]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270967275 In the summers of 1940 and 1941, John Cage was on the dance faculty of Mills College (Oakland, Calif.). He composed Dance music for Elfrid Ide when she was a student in 1940. ...

Ridder, Willem de, 1939-

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Born in 1939, Willem de Ridder is a Dutch artist and founder of the international artist group Fluxus. Fluxus was a group of artists, composers, designers, and poets who carried out experimental art perfomances, often emphasizing artistic process and concept over finished artwork. Fluxus members explored different artistic media and disciplines, including intermedia, radio, sound, and video works, and are sometimes seen to conceptual artists. Some of the work types created by Fluxus include Neo-...

Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008

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Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008) was a painter and photographer from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Robert Rauschenberg, 1965 Dec. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646398681 Painter, photographer; New York, N.Y. Born 1925. Died 2008. From the description of Robert Rauschenberg interview, 1965 Dec. 21 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78470377 ...

Vostell, Wolf, 1932-1998

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Zazeela, Marian

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Cox, Anthony, 1936- or 7-

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Moore, Peter, 1932-1993

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Herko, Fred

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Kaprow, Allan

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Allan Kaprow, Painter, educator of Pasadena, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Allan Kaprow, 1968 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 657039358 From the description of Allan Kaprow interview, 1968 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220186948 Allan Kaprow (1927-2006) was a painter and educator from Pasadena, Calif. From the description of Oral history interview with Allan Kaprow, 1968 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat recor...

Hansen, Al, 1927-1995

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Al Hansen (1927-1995) was an artist from New York, N.Y. Founder of Fluxus art movement and one of the first Happenings artists. From the description of Oral history interview with Al Hansen, 1973 Nov. 6-13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595184 Artist; New York, N.Y. Founder of Fluxus art movement and one of the first Happenings artists. From the description of Oral history interview with Al Hansen, 1973 Nov. 6...

Charlip, Remy

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Remy Charlip, children's book author and illustrator, was a founding member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as well as co-founder of the Paper Bag Players. From the description of Hun drawing, 19-- (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 713037383 Remy Charlip is the author and illustrator of children's books, in addition to working as an actor, dancer, producer, filmmaker, song writer, and choreographer. Among his awards are the Boys' Clubs of America Gold Meda...

Young, La Monte

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Young was born on Oct. 14, 1935 in Bern, ID; grew up in Los Angeles and Utah; attended LA City College (1953-55), LA State College (1956-57), Univ. of CA, LA (1957-58), and Univ. of CA, Berkeley (1958-60); studied with William Green and Leonard Stein in LA, Karlheinz Stockhausen in Darmstadt, and with Richard Maxfield at the New School for Social Research in New York (1960-61); since 1960 Young has been a freelance composer, performer, lecturer, and teacher; became music editor of the bimonthly ...

Tarlow, Florence, 1922-1992

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Whitman, Robert, 1935-

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Robert Whitman (born 1935 in New York City) is an American artist best known for his seminal theater pieces of the early 1960s combining visual and sound images, actors, film, slides, and evocative props in environments of his own making. Since the late 1960s he has worked with new technologies, and his most recent work incorporates cellphones. Whitman studied literature at Rutgers University from 1953 to 1957 and art history at Columbia University in 1958. He is represented by The Pace Gallery ...

Miller, Larry D., 1950-

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Flynt, Henry

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Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-

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B. 1929, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN Claes Oldenburg was born in 1929, in Stockholm. His father was a diplomat, and the family lived in the United States and Norway before settling in Chicago in 1936. Oldenburg studied literature and art history at Yale University, New Haven, from 1946 to 1950. He subsequently studied art under Paul Wieghardt at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1950 to 1954. During the first two years of art school, he also worked as an apprentice reporter at the City News Bureau of Chi...

Mac Low, Jackson

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A performance artist and the author of more than two dozen books of experimental verse, Mac Low was born in Chicago in 1922 and educated at the University of Chicago (1939-1943) and Brooklyn College (1955-1958). He has worked as a music teacher, an English teacher, a translator, and an editor. From the description of Papers, 1923-1995. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 32539702 BIOGRAPHY Born in ...

Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995

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Ray Johnson (1927-1995) was a painter from Locust Valley, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Ray Johnson, 1968 Apr. 17 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82223586 Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ray Johnson is frequently referred to as the "father of mail art." He attended Black Mountain College in North Carolina from 1945 to 1948, then moved to New York. Although he worked as an abstract painter for several years, by 1953 Johnson h...

Christo, 1935-

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Christo (American/Bulgarian, b.1935) is a sculptor best known for his unique wrapped works, which span from small-scale wrapped books to entire buildings and sites in nature, encased in fabric. Christo, born Christo Vladimiroff Javacheff, attended the art academy in Sofia as a youth, trained in the Socialist Realist aesthetic of the era. He moved to Prague, where he was first exposed to the work of early European modernists, and later to Paris, where he befriended a group of artists including Yv...

Paxton, Steve

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Hendricks, Bici

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Gordon, David, 1936-

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Brecht, George, 1925-

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McWilliams, Jim, 1937-

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Maciunas, George, 1931-1978

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Maxfield, Richard, 1927-1969

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Biography Richard Maxfield (1927 - 1969) was born in Seattle, Washington. His musical aptitude was revealed at a young age, playing both piano and clarinet, the latter in the Seattle All-Youth Orchestra. He also began composing in high school, largely exploring neoclassical and twelve-tone serialism. After a year in the Navy, he enrolled at Stanford University (where reportedly campus station KZSU played his music) but transferred in 1947 to ...

Morris, Robert, 1931-....

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Robert Morris (1931-) is a sculptor from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Robert Morris, 1968 Mar. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83475559 ...

Paik, Nam June

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Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-

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Choreographer, dancer, filmmaker and writer, Yvonne Rainer is celebrated as a pioneer of postmodern dance. Her often experimental and challenging work has been widely influential throughout her long career. From the description of Yvonne Rainer papers, 1933-2006, bulk 1959-2001. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 669289563 Biographical / Historical Note Choreographer, dancer, filmmaker and writer, Yvonne Rain...

Andersen, Eric, 1943-

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Snyder, Ellsworth

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Ellsworth Snyder (May 13, 1931-Aug. 11, 2005) was an American abstract painter, professional pianist, conductor and scholar. He was known as a champion of avant-garde art and music and is associated with composer John Cage and the Fluxus art movement. Born in Springfield, Ohio, Snyder was educated at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (now the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati). He taught at Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans and Milton College in M...

Filliou, Robert

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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...

Brock, Bazon, 1936-....

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Waring, James, 1922-1975

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Moorman, Charlotte

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Charlotte Moorman was a cellist and performance artist who established the Annual Avant Garde Festival in 1963 in New York City. From the description of The World of Charlotte Moorman collection, 1957-2000. (Art Institute of Chicago). WorldCat record id: 82103578 ...

Glass, Philip

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Composer. From the description of Autograph sheet signed : [New York], 1985 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270911568 American composer. From the description of Intro to Nite Train. [1976?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563906 From the description of Dance No. 3 / Philip Glass. 1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270563904 ...

Schmit, Tomas

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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 ...

Giorno, John

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Dupuy, Jean, 1925-....

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Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998

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American artist, poet, writer, publisher, composer, and educator. From the description of Dick Higgins papers, ca. 1960-1994 (bulk 1972-1993). (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 146003268 Artist, poet, publisher, and composer; New York and Barrytown, NY. Member of the artists' group, Fluxus. Died Oct. 25, 1998. From the description of Dick Higgins papers, 1958-1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79005545 D. October 25, 1998. Fro...

Neuhaus, Max

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Patterson, Benjamin

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Benjamin Patterson (1934- ) is a Fluxus artist and musician who lives and works in Germany and New York, N.Y. Patterson was educated at the University of Michigan and plays the double-bass. From the description of Oral history interview with Benjamin Patterson, 2009 May 22 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 430381159 ...

Vautier, Ben, 1935-....

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Beuys, Joseph

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B. 1921 d. 1985. From the description of Joseph Beuys artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432986 ...

Ichiyanagi, Toshi, 1933-....

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Kosugi, Takehisa, 1938-

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