Alfonso Ossorio papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ossoalfo
Creators:
Ossorio, Alfonso, 1916-1990
Dates:
1949-1981
Languages:
Multiple languages
Letters from DuBuffet are in French.
Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; writings; photographs; financial material; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and printed material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2000: Correspondence with Thomas Gibson Fine Arts, Ltd., Morris J. Pinto, and Jackson Pollock; correspondence, loan agreements, and clippings concerning Pollock's painting "Lavender Mist"; and cancelled checks, bank statements and other financial material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3888: Correspondence with Clyfford Still, Gregg and Ann Blasdel, Jean Dubuffet, Andre Breton (re Dubuffet), Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner; a manuscript of a talk delivered by Dubuffet at the Librairie Marcel Evrard, Lille "Honneur aux Valeurs Sauvages"; recipes for painting on cement with oil; a printed article on Dubuffet, "The Hour of the Hourloupe"; writings for Ossorio's publications; 2 of Ossorio's published monographs, FOURTEEN PAINTINGS and PEINTURES INITIATIQUES D' OSSORIO with text by Dubuffet, 1951; photographs of Ossorio and others, of Ossorio's works of art, exhibition photos of "Autour De Jackson Pollock," 1979, and several photos by Gregg Blasdel of unusual buildings; exhibition catalogs and announcements; 2 posters; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
Addition: Printed material, including catalogs and an article.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, sculptor; New York, N.Y. Died 1990.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2000 & 3888 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Letters from Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are photocopies or transcripts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of originals unknown.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 2000: Originals returned to Ossorio after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 2000 lent for microfilming 1980 and material on reel 3888 donated 1980-1981 by Alfonso A. Ossorio.

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
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Breton, André, 1896-1966 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blasdel, Gregg N. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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