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Jasia Reichardt archive of concrete and sound poetry, 1958-1975

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Title: Jasia Reichardt archive of concrete and sound poetry
Dates: 1958-1975
Number: 890143B
Creator/Collector: Reichardt, Jasia
Extent: 1 Linear Feet
Abstract: British art critic, editor, and curator born in Poland. The collection consists of poetry in a variety of media: manuscripts and typescripts, screenprints and posters, collages and original graphics, sound recordings, photoprints, and objects. Artists include Ronaldo Azedredo, Stephen Bann, Derek Boshier, Eugenio Carmi, Henri Chopin, Bob Cobbing, Kenelm Cox, Robert Filliou, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Furnival, Ludwig Gosewitz, Brian Hindmarch, Michael Horovitz, D.S. Houedard, Ferdinand Kriwet, John Latham, Christopher Logue, Edward Lucie-Smith, Hansjörg Mayer, Franz Mon, Seiichi Niikuni (and the Tokyo Assn. for the Study of Arts [ASA]), Tom Phillips, John Sharkey, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti, Mary Ellen Solt, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, and Wolf Vostell.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Author: Lynda Bunting.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art crtic and curator with an interest in art and its intersection with other fields, especially technology. Jasia Reichardt was Assistant Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (ICA) 1963-1971, where she organized the exhibit Cybernetic Serendipity and wrote the book of the same name. She served as Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery 1974-1976.


Scope and Content of Collection

The Jasia Reichardt Archive of Concrete and Sound Poetry consists of poetry in a variety of media: manuscripts and typescripts, screenprints and posters, collages and original graphics, sound recordings, photoprints and objects (some ready-made) sent to and collected by Reichardt. Artists include Ronaldo Azedredo, Stephen Bann, Derek Boshier, Eugenio Carmi, Henri Chopin, Bob Cobbing, Kenelm Cox, Robert Filliou, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Furnival, Ludwig Gosewitz, Brian Hindmarch, Michael Horovitz, D.S. Houedard, Ferdinand Kriwet, John Latham, Christopher Logue, Edward Lucie-Smith, Hansjörg Mayer, Franz Mon, Seiichi Niikuni (and the Tokyo Assn. for the Study of Arts [ASA]), Tom Phillips, John Sharkey, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti, Mary Ellen Solt, Edgardo Antonio Vigo and Wolf Vostell. Some works are accompanied by letters sent to Jasia Reichardt. Some materials have been digitally reformatted.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by artist.


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers. Audio recordings are unavailable until reformatted. Contact the repository for information regarding access.

Publication Rights

Contact Library Rights and Reproductions.


Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Concrete poetry
Sound poetry

Genres and Forms of Material

Collages
Photographic prints
Photographs, Original
Posters
Prints
Sound recordings

Contributors

Azeredo, Ronaldo
Bann, Stephen
Boshier, Derek
Carmi, Eugenio, 1920-
Chopin, Henri
Cobbing, Bob, 1920-2002
Cox, Kenelm
D S H (Dom Sylvester Houédard), 1924-1992
Filliou, Robert
Finlay, Ian Hamilton
Furnival, John, 1933-
Gosewitz, Ludwig, 1936-
Hindmarch, Brian
Horovitz, Michael, 1935-
Kriwet, Ferdinand
Latham, John, 1921-2006
Logue, Christopher, 1926-2011
Lucie-Smith, Edward
Mayer, Hansjörg, 1943-
Mon, Franz
Niikuni, Seiichi, 1925-1977
Phillips, Tom, 1927-2005
Reichardt, Jasia
Sharkey, John, 1936-2014
Simonetti, Gianni-Emilio, 1940-
Solt, Mary Ellen
Vigo, Edgardo Antonio, 1928-1997
Vostell, Wolf, 1932-1998

Related Material

The Library received the Reichardt collection in 1989. It contained books, periodicals, recordings and archival materials. Most, but not all, of the archival papers were transferred to Special Collections the same year. The Library cataloged ca. 10 publications in 1989 and set aside the remaining books, periodicals, recordings and archival materials. In July 1996 Special Collections transferred 2 sound recordings to the Library. In May 1997 approximately 0.6 linear feet of sound recordings, publications and archival materials were transferred to Special Collections from the Library. In 1998 the following were transferred to the Library, representing a portion of the May 1997 transfer.

Roth, Dieter. Little tentative recipe. England: Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1969. Ou. (3 recordings) ASA. (1-3; vol. 4, no. 4; vol. 5, no. 5; vol. 6, no. 6) ASA. Spatialism/concrete poetry. (1969, 1971 and 1973) Niikuni, Seiichi. Zero-on (collected poems) 1960-1963. 1963 Niikuni, Seiichi. Po'emes phone'tiques sur spatialisme. Columbia, ca. 1970.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jasia Reichardt archive of concrete and sound poetry, 1958-1975, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 890143B.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa890143B

Acquisition Information

Archive acquired in 1989.

Processing History

Lynda Bunting processed the collection and wrote the inventory January 1998. Descriptions are based on the dealer's inventory.


Container List

box folder
1 1 Azeredo, Ronaldo
Typographic setting of a concrete poem, unsigned and undated, poet's name typed on sheet, 23.5 x 33 cm.
1 2 Carmi, Eugenio, 1967-1968
Exhibition announcement "Pitture multiple," 1968, 6 pages with 10 color reproductions of letter-images from 1967.
1 3 Chopin, Henri, 1977
"Amour toujours voui?", 1977, screenprint with typewritten inscription, 33 x 20.5, and handwritten inscription: "Homage to Jasia. love H. Chopin 1977."
1 4 Cobbing, Bob, 1970
handmade greeting card, ca. 1970, typed and handprinted in folded card, 22 x 19.5 cm., inscribed by hand inside: "spontaneous / appealin' air / contemplate / apollinaire / Xmas & N Year wishes / Bob & Jennifer."
1 5 Cox, Kenneth, undated
2 Christmas cards, "Winter solstice," n.d., height 25 cm., inscribed on verso: "best wishes Ken," and "Saturnalia," n.d., folded size 7.5 x 7.5 cm., inscribed with message of apology and greetings to Jasia and Tony Reichardt.
1 6 Filliou, Robert, 1962
14 page typescript "Lille Kirkestrade no. 1," ca. 1962, with many annotations and a handwritten note to JR on first page (25.8.68). The work was performed by Dick Higgins and Filliou at ICA, 1962.
1 7 Furnival, John, 1962-1970
pen and ink palindromic poem "Sator-Rotas," n.d. (1964), signed on the verso, 20 x 21.5 cm.; 2 page letter from dated May 13th, 1964, concerning his work, especially the "Tower of Babel" piece, and his feelings about Pop art; pen and ink drawing "Idee fixe" with a print on the verso, dated 1962; collage on luggage label titled "Ma" for Houédard, ca. 1963, 6 x 12 cm.; folding poem "Devil-trap...," n.d. (1963/64), made from collage and pen and ink on black paper, mounted on blue card folder, 13.5 x 14 cm. when closed; handmade card "Pishhthes," n.d. (ca. 1970), collage and print ink on paper with letter to JR on verso, signed, 9 x 14 cm.; pen and ink drawing "Vowel pyramid," n.d. (1965), 12.5 x 12 5 cm.; pen and ink drawing "Sunt Lachrymae," n.d. (ca. 1970), 15 x 15.5 cm.
1 8 Houedard, Dom Sylvester, 1964-1975
poem "Frog/plop/pond" folded into a child's game, n.d. (ca. 1964/65), 10 x 10 cm. when closed; poem "Womb word...worm wood," 1965, printed red on translucent paper (press smv daneway) for Christmas 1967, signed, dated and numbered 67/100, 84 x 8 cm. when rolled, inscribed on verso: "no. 67 for jasia with luv for newxyear 67. silvester. 67/100"; "Monster (frog)," 1967, ink and photocopy on cut and folded paper, signed and dated, 21 x 8 cm., inscribed "d/h 160367 for jasia with luv"; rough draft for an invitation titled "Begin," 1975, felt pen on green paper with thumbnail sketches in ink inside, 21 x 15 cm.; 8 page typescript "Recent reversals & reflections, sent to JR March 1975.
1 9 Kriwet, Ferdinand, 1965
letter from, n.d. (1965), with synopsis in German of a lecture he gave at the ICA.
1 10 Leonardi, Leoncillo, 1961
lithograph, 1961, signed and numbered 24/200.
1 11 Little Press Book Fair, 1971
poster advertising fair at National Book League, Albemarle Street, London, W1, 4-19 June, 1971, with image of the 1970 fair.
1 12 Lucie-Smith, Edward, 1965
printed poem "Fir-tree song," 1965, signed, published by Turret Books, London.
1 13 Mayer, Hansjorg, 1965
pair of lettriste stockings printed with black letters on white stretch nylon, n.d. (1965), length 65 cm.
1 14-15 Niikuni, Seiichi, 1970-1974
4 photos of Niikuni in his Tokyo studio, May 1974; invitation to Spatialisme/concrete poetry, 1973; poster for ASA 1970 concrete poetry & spatialisme; journal Geijutsu seikatsu 4 1970 with articles "This is concrete poetry" and "Independent word"; Niikuni catalog of visual poems exhibited at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1974; 11 pages of typescript material from which the Whitechapel catalog was edited, includes: bibliography, lists of exhibitions and works, notes on spatialism as a supranational poetic form, biography, notes on some of his works, and ASA manifesto; Whitechapel Art Gallery poster, 1974; Niikuni's death announcement, 1977. In a separate folder are 26 photoprints of Niikuni's poems which were blown up to comprise the Whitechapel exhibition, 1974.
1 16 Ou, ca. 1968
printed handbill, ca. 1968, 33 x 20 cm., edition of 500.
1 17 Sharkey, John letter to Reichardt, 1965
typed letter from, 1965, about poetry magazine LOC and raising money.
1 18 South Street Publications
publication announcement "Handout" nos. 1 and 2.
1 19 "The kalender", undated
printers scraps, n.d.
box folder
2 1 Latham, John, 1966
untitled, altered book from "skoob" series, 1966, signed and dated, 17.5 x 11.5 cm.
2 2 Vigo, Edgardo Antonio, 1968-1969
"Poemas Matemàticos (in) comestibles," 1968/1969, welded tin cans with label, 10 cm. in diam., embossed on tin "Envasado 1969," dated on label "Envasados en 1968."
2 3 Vostell, Wolf, 1966-1967
"Dé-coll/age-happenings," 1966, published by Something Else Press, original print signed and dated 1967, no. 149/500.
3 Kriwet, Ferdinand, 1965
Kriwet, Ferdinand (digital version available on-site only)

"Campaign radio-text IX," 1965, recording of Kriwet reading his own work in Germany.
1 sound tape reel : stereo.
3 Niikuni, Seiichi, 1974
Niikuni, Seiichi (digital version available on-site only)

Recording of Niikuni reading phonetic poems created between 1966-1971. Some tracks include Harry Guest. Signed and dated 1974.
1 sound cassette.
box
4** Bann, Stephen, 1967
"Ampersand," made from plywood and painted yellow, signed and dated 1967, inscribed on verso "For Jasia / A souvenir from Brighton, April 1967," 90 cm. high.
oversize
1** Concrete & kinetic poetry, 1964
poster of "First international exhibition of concrete and kinetic poetry," St. Catherine's College, Cambridge, November 1964, poem by Pierre Garnier, 56 x 18.5 cm.
oversize
2** Finlay, Ian Hamilton, 1964
"Le circus!!" 1964, poster poem published by Wild Hawthorne Press, 44.5 x 57 cm.
oversize
3** Furnival, John, 1959
5 items: photograph of drawing "Coalbrookdale Gate, Kensington," n.d. (1959), 50.5 x 49.5 cm., inscribed in pencil: "John Furnival Coalbrookdale Gate, Kensington Original 6' x 6'" (reproduces a drawing made while at the R.C.A. in connection with the "Anti-ugly" campaign, ref. page 2 of the 1971 Ceolfrith retrospective exhibition catalog); "The thought in the hand of a mathematical God," signed and dated 1963, pen and ink on board, 30 x 37.5 cm.; untitled poem, n.d., printed blue on off-white paper, 31 x 31 cm., inscribed on verso: "Happy Christmas John & Astrid"; poster poem "(Bear/ours) the great bear," Ursa Major, 1965, published by Wild Hawthorne Press, 43.5 x 56 cm.; letter dated 10th July 1974 regarding Satie musical evening at the Whitechapel Art Gallery with wallpaper pasted on the side of the handwritten text.
oversize
4** Gosewitz, Ludwig, 1964
"Der wald steht schwarz und schweigt," 1964, typewritten on card, signed and dated in pencil on verso, 26 x 26 cm.
oversize
5** Horovitz, Michael, undated
poster poem "Bank holiday," screenprint advertising his book of same name, signed, n.d.
oversize
6** Kriwet, Ferdinand, 1964
untitled poster poem published by Wild Hawthorne Press, 1964, 44.5 x 57 cm.
oversize
7** Mon, Franz
poster poem "Epitaph für Konrad Beyer," 1964, published by Wild Hawthorn Press, 57 x 43 cm.
oversize
8** Boshier, Derek and Christopher Logue
poster poem "Pop song," n.d. (c.1967?), published by Gear Poster, Turret Books, London W.8, 101 x 76 cm.
oversize
9** Chopin, Henri
screenprints "Le temps aujourd'hui," 1972, signed and numbered 2/71, 77 x 38 cm., and "The common market," 1973, signed and numbered 36/60, 77 x 43 cm.
oversize
10** Niikuni, Seiichi
poster "Concrete poetry ASA," 1966, 72 x 25.5; poster "In concreto," 1968, for the international concrete and visual poster exhibition of Tokyo.
poster "Exhibition of contemporary concrete poetry," 1970, Geijutsu Seikatsu Gallery, Tokyo, 12 March -1 April.
oversize
11** Miscellaneous artists
Brian Hindmarch "Even before I wake...," 1977, typographic setting of poem by Jessica d'Este, signed by poet and printer.
Christopher Logue poster poem "Kiss kiss," n.d. (ca. 1967), screenprint devised with Tom Salter, Fulham Gallery, London, 74 x 50 cm. (see also Boshier folder for more Logue).
Tom Phillips "Six pieces op.x," screenprint, signed and dated 1967, 72.5 x 49.5 cm., inscribed: "for Jasia a/p".
Mary Ellen Solt "Forsythia," screenprint, signed, n.d., 89 x 58.5 cm.