Wally Goodman and William Stanton Picher papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.goodwalt
Creators:
Goodman, Wally, 1922-2008
Picher, William Stanton, d. 1981
Dates:
1940-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Wally Goodman and William Stanton Picher measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1940-1982. Included are correspondence, printed material, subject file concerning Christo's "Running Fence" project, business records, art works, notes, and photographs.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence (1966-1981) concerns Goodman's and Picher's collecting activities and friendships with artists, including letters from Fred Martin, Nathan Oliveira, Joseph Raffael, Mel Ramos, and William T. Wiley and a greeting card decorated with an Oliveira print (1940). The "Running Fence" file contains correspondence, including 2 letters from Christo, summaries of the project, receipts, clippings, and photographs.
Scope and Contents
Business records include loan requests from museums (1966-1981), bills of sale (1950-1982), insurance and appraisal lists of works and their values (1967-1981), conservation reports (1970-1976), and files concerning the "Mexican Masters Suite", Christo print documentation (1970-1972), and appraisers Butterfield and Butterfield (1979-1981).
Scope and Contents
Original art work includes rubber stamp designs by Phil Pasquini, a booklet made by Lout Sue, an illustrated booklet by William T. Wiley (1975) and 2 collages by Harold Paris (1976). Among the printed material are reproductions of works collected, clippings (1966-1981), and exhibition catalogs (1967-1981). Photographs are of the wedding of Tom Garver and Natasha Nicholson at Goodman and Picher's home.
Scope and Contents
Also included are records documenting Goodman's and Picher's Asian Collection, consisting of a few letters (1964-1971), bills of sale (1948-1978), receipts and photographs of works, loan forms (1969-1979), 2 appraisal forms (1971), "non-American" receipts, miscellaneous financial material, and notes (1946-1971), clippings (1969-1979), and photographs and slides of works.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wally Goodman (1922-2008) and William Stanton Picher were art collectors in San Francisco, California.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1983 by Wally Goodman.

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

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of Patrick Duffy and Wally Goodman.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rubber stamps Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christo, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garver, Thomas H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Fred, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nicholson, Natasha, 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oliveira, Nathan, 1928-2010 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paris, Harold, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pasquini, Philip L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Raffael, Joseph, 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ramos, Mel, 1935-2018 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wiley, William T., 1937- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Butterfield & Butterfield Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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