Jasia Reichardt correspondence, ca. 1956-87.


Reichardt, Jasia. Jasia Reichardt correspondence, ca. 1956-87.

Jasia Reichardt correspondence, ca. 1956-87.

Series I, the major portion of the archive, consists of general correspondence with artists and writers from the 1960s and 1970s, when Reichardt was first Assistant Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and then Director of the Whitechapel Gallery. Many of the letters concern exhibitions she organized, including discussion with artists as to selection of work and their post-opening responses. Other letters comprise requests for submissions to the ICA Bulletin or for appearances on panels, as well as publication proposals. Among the most substantial files are those from artist/poets who participated in Reichardt's exhibition Between Poetry and Painting (1965), such as Henri Chopin, John Furnival, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Dom Pierre Sylvester Houedard, though her broad circle of friends and colleagues extends to Max Bill, Jean-Jacques Lebel, and anthropologist Desmond Morris. Many of these files include drawings, photographs, or poems. There is also extensive correspondence between Reichardt's husband Tony and the artist R.B. Kitaj. Files relating to the Toymakers Co-operative, an enterprise for which Reichardt solicited artists to create original toys, comprise Series II. The original proposal from Reichardt, the artist's response, and a printed profile of the final product and its creator are included in most files. Many of the artists who participated in this project, such as Luis F. Benedit and Eugenio Carmi, are also represented in Series I. Series III, Artists' thoughts on the seventies, concerns a project Reichardt worked on as guest editor of Studio International in 1981, asking artists to present their thoughts on the 1970s in written or visual form. Included here are their responses, as well as occasional photographs or examples of their work.

12.0 linear feet (17 boxes, 1 flat file folder)




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Reichardt, Jasia

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British art critic, editor, and curator born in Poland. Assistant Director of the ICA, London, 1963-1971, and Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery 1974-1976. Interested in the intersection of art and technology. From the description of Archive of concrete and sound poetry, 1959-1977. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78297858 From the description of Jasia Reichardt archive of concrete and sound poetry, 1959-1977. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record i...

Bill, Max, 1908-1994

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Carmi, Eugenio, 1920-....

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Toymakers Co-operative.

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Kitaj, R. B.

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R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007) was a Painter, printmaker in Los Angeles, Calif. From the description of R.B. Kitaj papers, 1960-2001. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81487379 R.B. Kitaj was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 29, 1932. He studied at the Cooper Union Institute for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, Academy of Fine Art in Vienna, Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford, and the Royal College of Art in London. In February 1963, Kitaj had his first professional ex...

Reichardt, Tony

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Lebel, Jean-Jacques

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Morris, Desmond

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Benedit, Luis, 1937-

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Furnival, John, 1933-

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Chopin, Henri 1922-

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D S H (Dom Sylvester Hou├ędard), 1924-

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Finlay, Ian Hamilton

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Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006) was a Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener. Much of his work on paper was issued through his own Wild Hawthorne Press, which he founded in 1964. From the description of Collection of printed material from Wild Hawthorn Press, 1977-1990. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 301555191 Scottish concrete poet and garden designer, born 1925. From the description of Thonier : watercolor print, nd. (Unknown)...