Joan Kron papers, 1959-1971.


Joan Kron papers, 1959-1971.

Subject files containing letters, business records, printed material, photographs, and audio-visual material concerning the Young Men's/Women's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia's Art Council, 1959-1971, and the Beautiful Bag Co., 1963-1969. Arts Council material, 1959-1967, consists of a history of the Council, 5 statements of purpose, 1962-1965, and 3 project files containing letters, minutes, clippings, catalogs, schedules, posters, and photographs for "Art 1963/A New Vocabulary" (October-November 1962), "Underground Films & Mixed Media Discotheque" (December 10 - 11, 1966), and "Museum of Merchandise" (May 1967). Also included are Arts Council posters, 1959-1971. Beautiful Bag Co. material, 1963-1969, consists of financial reports and tax material, invoices, receipts, title searches, correspondence, notes, clippings, press releases, brochures, and photographs regarding miscellaneous projects including "Art Museum Store," 1964, "Temporary Tattoo," 1965-1966, "Eat Pin" designed by Robert Indiana, "Durable Dishes" designed by Roy Lichtenstein, "Art on Billboards," 1966-1967, and "Stunning Stationery," 1967. Also included is an audio tape and CD of a radio broadcast "Hey Look at That" concerning "Art on Billboards" as well as a reel-to-reel recording of the Tonight show regarding The Museum of Merchandise featuring Auderey Sabol and Joan Kron.

0.8 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels).

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Kron, Joan. (person)

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...

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Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997 (person)

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Indiana, Robert, 1928-2018 (person)

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....

Sabol, Audrey, 1922- (person)

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...

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