Letters relating to Lee Hall's book, Elaine and Bill: Portrait of a Marriage

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.washjoan
Creators:
Washburn, Joan T., 1929-
Dates:
1993
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters solicited by dealer Joan Washburn in response to the publication of Lee Hall's controversial biography of painters Willem and Elaine De Kooning. Included are a copy of a letter from dealer André Emmerich to Lee Hall, commenting on and correcting her book; letters to Washburn from sculptor Ibram Lassaw and his wife Ernestine, and from Patia Rosenberg, the daughter of critic Harold Rosenberg; and a statement by Washburn.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gallery owner; New York, New York.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1994 by Joan T. Washburn, who solicited corrections and comments about Lee Hall's book from people who knew the de Koonings.

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 Washburn Gallery records.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
De Kooning, Elaine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hall, Lee Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Emmerich, André Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lassaw, Ernestine Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosenberg, Patia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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