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Robert Mapplethorpe papers and photographs, circa 1850-2011, bulk 1970-1989

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content of Collection
Restrictions
Indexing Terms
Related Material
Administrative Information
Other Finding Aids
Container List
Series I. Creative work, circa 1850-2009 (bulk 1960-1988)
Series I.A. Artworks by Robert Mapplethorpe, circa 1964-1988
Series I.B. Artworks by others, circa 1850-2009 (bulk 1969-1988)
Series I.C. Non-editioned prints, 1974-1989, 2008
Series I.D. Portfolios, circa 1970-2005
Series I.E. Commissioned and commercial works, 1970-1993, undated
Series I.F. Jewelry, 1970s
Series I.G. Films, 1978-1984
Series II. Photographic practice, circa 1975-2000
Series II.A. Card inventory of editioned prints, circa 1979-circa 1991
Series II.B. Shooting books, circa 1979-1989
Series II.C. Model releases, 1978-2000
Series II.D. Polaroid test shots, circa 1975-1989
Series III. Photographic documentation, 1969-circa 1989, undated
Series V. Exhibition files, 1977-1992, undated
Series VI. Interviews and documentaries, circa 1980-circa 1989, undated
Series VII. Financial and administrative files, 1964-1995, bulk 1975-1989, undated
Series VIII. Collections and miscellaneous items, circa 1880-1989, undated
Series IX. Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, 1977-2011, undated
Series IX.A. Administrative files, 1989-circa 2011, undated
Series IX.B. Exhibition files, 1989-2011, undated
Series IX.C. Press materials and published works, 1989-2003, undated
Series IV. Correspondence, 1969-1991, undated
Series IV.A. Personal and professional, 1969-1991, undated
Series IV.B. General correspondence files, 1973-1990, undated
Mapplethorpe (Robert) papers
Series IV. Correspondence, 1969-1991, undated 6.2 Linear Feet (15 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)
Series IV.A. Personal and professional, 1969-1991, undated 2.9 Linear Feet (7 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
Series IV.A. comprises correspondence filed by individual, business associate or topic from 1969 to 1991. Individual correspondents include Sam Wagstaff, Patti Smith, John McKendry, and Lisa Lyon; gallery and museum correspondents include the Ace Gallery, Leo Castelli Gallery, Eastman House, Robert Miller Gallery and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the publication and commercial correspondence includes files relating to books, magazines and commissioned work such as Altars, Some Women and Puritan Magazine. Also included are correspondence files regarding speaking engagements and legal matters.
Arrangement
This series is divided into two sections: correspondence with individuals and business related correspondence. Correspondence with individuals is arranged in alphabetical order by last name. Postcards from various individuals are in chronological order at the end. Business related correspondence is arranged by administrative function and is in alphabetical order within each function.
Correspondence with individuals, 1969-1989, undated
box folder
179 1 Bondi, Inge, 1978 3 items
179 2 Bowers, Clifford, 1980, undated 5 items
179 3 Breger, Udo, 1980 2 items
179 4 Buczak, Brian, 1978 3 items
179 5 Celant, Germano, 1983-1988 13 items
179 6 Gooch, Brad, 1980, undated 4 items
179 7 Gund, Aggie, 1984-1987 10 items
179 8 Holzer, Jenny, circa 1985 3 items
179 9 Lyon, Lisa, 1981-1989 27 items
This file includes correspondence from Lyon and her attorney along with notes and logistical information about Lisa Lyon photo shoots.
179 10 Maurel, Christian, 1981 46 items
Letter with pornographic photographs.
179 11 McKendry, John, 1972-1977, undated 11 items
179 12 Means, Amanda, 1987 1 items
179 13 Monk, Meredith, 1982-1985 1 items
179 14 Pociao, 1978-1980 5 items
Smith, Patti, 1969-1987, undated
Letters from Patti Smith to Mapplethorpe are SEALED for Smith's lifetime.
box folder
180 1-2 1969 8 items
180 3 1971 1 items
180 4-5 1973-1974 7 items
180 6 1978 1 items
180 7 1987 1 items
180 8 undated 9 items
box folder
179 15 Tom of Finland, 1978-1979 2 items
Wagstaff, Sam, 1972-1984, undated
box folder
181 1-6 1972-1977 35 items
181 7-8 1979-1980 6 items
181 9 1982 1 items
181 10 undated 6 items
181 11 Postcards, 1973-1981, undated 28 items
181 12 Notes relating to Robert Mapplethorpe, 1972-1984, undated 16 items
Mapplethorpe, Robert [press clippings, Wagstaff correspondence, ephemera], 1977-1988
Contains business correspondence addressed to Wagstaff, press materials and ephemera about Robert, copies of poems by Patti Smith, and other administrative documents.
box folder
181 13 Papers, 1977-1988 30 items
box folder
193 16 Color photographs, 1977-1988 9 items
box folder
244 1 Oversized material, 1977-1988 15 items
box folder
181 14 "Lady" notes, circa 1982-circa 1984 3 items
181 15 "Notes on the pictures by Wagstaff for Popular Photography," undated 1 item
181 16 Invitation from Robert Mapplethorpe to Sam Wagstaff, 1973 1 items
box folder
179 16 Walhein, Michelle, 1982-1983 13 items
Assorted postcards, 1976-1981
box folder
179 17 1976-1979 8 items
179 18 1980-1981 29 items
179 19 circa 1976-circa 1981 6 items
Business related correspondence, 1975-1991
Gallery and museum correspondence, 1975-1988
Ace Gallery, 1981 3 items
box folder
182 1 Papers 2 items
flatfile
9** Gallery floor plan 1 item
Architectural plan, blueline print. Includes copy of annotations listing photographic prints and locations in the gallery (possibly by Mapplethorpe).
box folder
182 2 Artspace, Anne Walker, 1986-1987 5 items
182 3 Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 1986 8 items
182 4 Berkeley Museum (University art museum), 1978-1981 12 items
182 5 Brown Wrapper Chicago gallery, 1979-1980 13 items
182 6 Castelli, 1983-1984 3 items
182 7 Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 1982-1984 18 items
182 8 Corcoran Gallery, 1978 2 items
182 9 Corkin Gallery, 1983-1985 11 items
182 10 DeCelle, 80 Langton Street, 1979-1984 7 items
182 11 Documenta, 1981-1982 15 items
182 12 Dog Museum, 1984-1985 10 items
182 13 Eastman House, 1987 4 items
182 14-15 Equal Rights Amendment show, 1981 6 items
182 16 Frankfurter Kunstverein, 1980-1986 12 items
182 17 Galerie Von Bartha Basel, 1982-1983 10 items
182 18 Institute for Art and Urban Resources Inc., 1981 40 items
182 19 Institute of Contemporary Art, 1988 1 items
Invitation to The Perfect Moment.
182 20 Kunsthalle Basel (Basler Kunstverein), 1981 3 items
182 21 Laforet Museum, 1984 3 items
182 22 La Jolla Museum, 1981 1 items
182 23 Larry Gagosian Gallery, 1982-1983 18 items
Loans (personal art collection), 1977-1988
box folder
182 24 1977 5 items
182 25 1979-1980 7 items
182 26 1980-1988 19 items
182 27 Lowinsky Gallery, 1978-1981 24 items
182 28 Marlborough Gallery, 1981 1 items
182 29 Maroney Gallery [art purchases], 1975-1981 5 items
182 30 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Committee on Visual Arts, 1982-1985 5 items
182 31 New York Historical Society, 1987 15 items
Regarding an exhibition of Sam Wagstaff's silver collection.
182 32 The Photographer's Gallery, London, 1981-1983 5 items
box folder
183 1 Photographie Galerie (Dusseldorf), 1983 1 items
183 2 Planned Parenthood, Semaphore Gallery, 1981 4 items
Robert Miller Gallery, 1978-1986
box folder
183 3 1978-1982 89 items
183 4 1983 33 items
183 5 1984 23 items
183 6 1983-1985 54 items
183 7 1985-1986 44 items
183 8 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1981-1982 14 items
183 9 University of California, Berkeley museum loan, 1977-1979 11 items
183 10 Young-Hoffman Gallery, 1982-1983 8 items
Miscellaneous gallery and museum correspondence, 1977-1980
box folder
183 11 Gallery and shows, 1977-1978 4 items
183 12 Gallery, 1979-1980 25 items
183 13 Museum, 1979-1980 9 items
Publication and commercial correspondence, 1978-1991
box folder
184 1 The Agency [letter from Tom Petchkis], 1983 1 items
184 2 Altars: releases [copies], 1979-1989 6 items
184 3 Aperture, after 1983 2 items
184 4 Art Forum, 1981-1983 1 items
184 5 Black Book, 1986-1991 43 items
184 6 Brooklyn Academy of Music, Next Wave, 1983-1984 6 items
184 7 Callaway Editions, 1982-1984 4 items
184 8 Contemporary Ballet Company, 1980 4 items
184 9 Creatis, 1978-1980 3 items
184 10 DNP printers 1982-1985 6 items
184 11 Alex Dube, Dube Zakin Management, 1985 6 items
184 12 Exquisite Creatures, 1982 4 items
184 13 Jan Fabre [The Power of Theatrical Madness], 1985-1987, 1990 8 items
184 14 Purchasing rights [Molissa Fenley], 1984 1 items
184 15 Film projects, 1979-1980 7 items
184 16 Greenhouse Publications, 1986 17 items
184 17 Lewin and Matthews [commercial representation], 1984 2 items
184 18 Limited Editions Club, 1987-1988 29 items
184 19 Parco [Gallery book], 1987-1990 25 items
184 20 Publications, 1978-1980 32 items
184 21 Puritan Magazine, 1986 3 items
Some Women,
box folder
185 1 1987-1989 54 items
185 2 1987-1991 43 items
box folder
249 1-4 Galleys/ mock-up, 1989 11 items
box folder
185 3 RCA Records, 1981-1982 7 items
box folder
243 4-7 Trade paperback "dummy," 1987 1 item
box folder
185 4 Twelvetrees Press, Certain People, 1984-1990 30 items
Speaking engagements, 1980-1985
box folder
185 5 Lectures, 1983-1985 23 items
185 6 Other, 1980 1 items
Legal correspondence, 1982-1987
box folder
185 7 Alex Hartnett [lawyer], 1982-1985 20 items
185 8 Chrysalis Records, 1984-1987 17 items
185 9 Hardison case, 1984-1987 37 items


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