Research material on Ronald Bladen and Les Levine

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.berkbill
Creators:
Berkson, Bill
Dates:
1931-1991
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Material gathered by Berkson in preparation for exhibitions on sculptors Ronald Bladen and Les Levine.
Scope and Contents
The Bladen material, compiled for a retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1991, includes: biographical material; an unpublished artists' statement, 1946; interviews of Bladen; material from the California School of Fine Art's archives, and the Whitney Museum of American Art; Bladen correspondence, 1931-1956; Berkson correspondence, 1990-1991; a painting checklist; writings by and about Bladen; photographs of Bladen's paintings and sculptures; exhibition announcements 1941-1983; and clippings and reviews, 1941-1987.
Scope and Contents
Files on Les Levine include photographs, slides, correspondence, articles, announcements, and clippings. Included are information on his media projects Subway Project (1989) and Diamond Mind.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Berkson is an art historian, curator; San Francisco, Calif. Bladen, a painter and sculptor, worked in San Francisco in the mid-1950s, and later moved to New York. Levine, a conceptual and video artist, and a curator, works in New York.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1991 and 1995 by Bill Berkson.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Related Materials
Papers of Bill Berkson, 1960-1988, are also located at the University of Connecticut's Archives & Special Collections.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mass media and art -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museum curators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bladen, Ronald, 1918-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Levine, Les, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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