Department of Publications collection on proposed David Smith monograph, 1957-1974.

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Department of Publications collection on proposed David Smith monograph, 1957-1974.

1957-1974

Records and documents from MoMA's Department of Publications related to a planned, but never published, monograph about the American sculptor David Smith (1906-1965), to be titled David Smith by David Smith. The book was originally conceived as primarily Smith's own writings and photographs edited by Cleve Gray, with contributions by MoMA staff members and others (see Historical Note for details of the planned publication). The collection includes correspondence among the Department of Publications and other MoMA staff members, and with the contributors during the book's planning and aftermath; photo reproductions of the book's mock-up by Gray; extensive catalogue entries and correspondence with individual and institutional owners of Smith works compiled by Rosalind Krauss; various drafts of William Berkson's chronology of Smith's life, with his accompanying correspondence and research notes; photocopies of Frank O'Hara's contributions to exhibitions of Smith's work at MoMA, and information on a televised interview he conducted with Smith; as well as extensive photographic documentation of Smith and his works, including images by Dan Budnik, Eliot Elisofon, Alexander Liberman, Ugo Mulas, and Smith himself.

13 linear ft. (13 5" manuscript boxes, 2 4X6" card boxes, 1 16x20" flat box)

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Krauss, Rosalind E., 1940-

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Gray, Cleve ca. 20. Jh.

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Smith, David, 1906-1965

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Liberman, Alexander, 1912-1999

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A Russian-American artist known for his signature red steel sculptures and geometric paintings, in addition to his 30+-year tenure at Condé Nast as its editorial director. Initially hired as an art director for Vogue upon moving to the United States in 1941, his keen, exacting eye for visuals combined fashion shoots with Modern Art—a memorable spread used Jackson Pollock’s paintings as a backdrop for Cecil Beaton’s photographs a decade later. Born September 4, 1912 in Kiev, Russia (now Ukraine),...

Budnik, Dan, 1933-

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Berkson, William

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O'Hara, Frank, 1926-1966

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Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Dept. of Publications.

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