Letters and clippings relating to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bodipaug
Creators:
Bodin, Paul, 1910-1994
Dates:
1956-1958
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
20 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Various versions of an open letter to Mr. James Johnson Sweeney, Director, and Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum sent to the press, urging that Frank Lloyd Wright's spiral ramp design for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's new building at 5th Ave. and 88th St. be reconsidered. The final version was signed by 21 artists.
Scope and Contents
Also included are a list of publications to which the letter was sent; a response from Harry F. Guggenheim, chairman of the Board of Trustees, to Paul Bodin; eight clippings pertaining to the controversy and the completed design; and a note, "Paul-Use my name It's OK Si".
Scope and Contents
Artists who signed the letter include: Calvin Albert, Milton Avery, Will Barnet, Paul Bodin, Henry Botkin, Byron Browne, Herman Cherry, George Constant, Willem de Kooning, Herbert Ferber, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Seymour Lipton, Sally Michel, George L.K. Morris, Robert Motherwell, Charles Schucker, John Sennhauser, Leon P. Smith, Jack Tworkov.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2813 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance is unknown; possibly donated by Paul Bodin.

Other Title
Other Title
Guggenheim Museum Papers (microfilm title)

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Abstract -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guggenheim, Harry Frank, 1890-1971 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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