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Giuseppe Panza papers, 1956-1990

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Panza (Giuseppe) Papers
Series III. Writings, 1956-1990 4.5 lin. ft. 11 boxes
Series III contains manuscripts and typescripts by Panza, some annotated and many photocopied, on art related topics, some of which are unpublished. For those that have been published the files sometimes include clippings, photocopies or journals. Some of the works were written or translated into English and French. There is much production material relating to Christopher Knight's book Art of the Sixties and Seventies: The Panza Collection (New York, 1987). This series also includes one box of datebooks (1978-1990)with an address book (1956).
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163 1 "Il collezionista creatore? La collezione e' un'opera" (article in 5 pages in Italian)
1 photocopy typescript, 1 English original typescript 7 pages (The Art Collector, a Creator? The Collection is a Work of Art, published, 1983), 1 photocopy of article in Gran Bazaar (Apr 1983).
163 2 "Il regime fiscale dei beni culturali" 1981
9 pages, 1 photocopy typescript; "Critiche alla proposta di legge sui beni culturali": 3 sheets handwritten and 2 pages photocopy typescript; "Osservazioni al progetto legge concernente la disciplina legislativa dei beni culturali, limitatamente ai beni mobili di proprieta privata" (24 Feb 1981): 3 pages, 1 photocopy typescript; "Gli obiettivi della legge sul regime fiscale dei beni culturali": photocopy of an article by Vincenzo Scotti with comment by Panza.
163 3 "Milano - Los Angeles" undated
1 photocopy typescript of 4 pages in Italian, and 1 photocopy typescript of 8 pages in English.
163 4 "La Collezione Panza - 600 opere degli anni 50-60-70" undated
2 pages in Italian, 3 photocopy typescript.
163 5 "80 opere degli anni 1945-1962 della Collezione Panza," undated
4 pages in Italian, 3 photocopy typescript.
163 6 "La piazza nella storia delle citta' italiane..." 1981
photocopies of 17 handwritten pages in Italian, 3 copies.
163 7 "L'arte contemporanea ed il suo ambiente sociale" undated
23 pages in Italian, 1 orig typescript, 1 photocopy typescript, 9 sheets handwritten, 1 photocopy typescript in English of 18 pages (Contemporary Art and Its Social Environment), 1 original typescript in French of 21 pages, translations by Eve Rockert.
163 8 "Documenti dell'arte americana dal 1950 al 1975" (published) undated
1 photocopy typescript.
163 9 "Il mecenatismo puo' ancora esistere?" undated
6 sheets original hw; 1 original typescript and 1 photocopy typescript of 9 pages.
163 10 "Il trascendente come componente dell'arte moderna" undated
16 pages in Italian, 1 original typescript and 1 photocopy typescript; 11 sheets handwritten; 6 pages of original typescript of English translation (The Transcendent as a Component of Modern Art).
163 11 "L'arte minimale e la Tradizione del Classico" (published) undated
6 pages, 3 photocopy of article, 5 sheets handwritten.
163 12 "L'arte ambientale" (published) undated
7 pages in Italian, 1 original typescript and 2 photocopy typescript; 7 and 11 pages hw; 9 pages of English translation (Environmental Art), original typescript, 1 photocopy typescript of 7 pages in English; article of 3 pages with photographs.
163 13 "Perche' colleziono l'arte americana" (Why I Collect American Art) undated
6 pages in Italian, original typescript, 3 photocopy typescript; 6 pages of English translation, 2 original typescript and 3 photocopies; 11 sheets handwritten.
163 14 "Environmental Art Museum" (published) 1974
5 pages in English, 1 original typescript, 3 photocopy typescript; Data vol. IV, no. 12. (1974), 6 pages.
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164 1 "Che cosa gli amici dei musei vogliono dai musei: Il collezionismo privato" (published) 1980
2 photocopy typescript of 6 pages; 5 sheets hw; "I collezionismo privato" in Amici dei musei no. 17-18 (Dec. 1980).
164 2 "Quale museo per la societa' di oggi?" undated
1 original typescript and 2 photocopy typescript of 12 pages; 11 sheets handwritten; 3 photocopy typescript of 3 page summary; 5 sheets handwritten.
164 3 "Musei d'Arte Moderna in Europa e in America" undated
11 sheets handwritten and 1 photocopy.
164 4 "How a Museum of Contemporary Art Should Be" (1979, CIMAM conference, see Box 23) ca. 1979
1 corrected photocopy typescript, 1 original typescript and 2 photocopy typescript of 15 pages; 10 sheets handwritten.
164 5 "Which Kind of Museum Need a Collector of Today Art" undated
1 original typescript and 1 photocopy typescript of 8 pages; 6 sheets handwritten.
164 6 "Riuso di edifici monumentali come musei d'arte moderna" 1982
1 photocopy typescript of 17 pages; 4 sheets handwritten; letter to Sig. Coltro (27 Oct 1982); letter to Miss Teresa (undated); 1 photocopy typescript of 13 pages; letter to Sig Coltro (3 Nov 1982); 2 typescript (1 of them original) with corrections.
164 7 "Perche' fare dei musei d'arte contemporanea" undated
1 photocopy typescript and 1 original typescript of 14 pages; 9 sheets handwritten.
164 8 "Un ringraziamento" (Vernissage du samedi, 8 novembre 1980, 17 heures; Minimal + Conceptual Art de la Collection Panza; Allocution du Panza) 1980
7 sheets handwritten in Italian; 5 sheets handwritten in French; 2 photocopy typescript of 6 pages in French (8 Nov 1980).
164 9 "Ambiente e arte" undated
15 sheets handwritten; 11 sheets handwritten.
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165 1 "L'arte visiva contemporanea e il suo ambiente" undated
12 sheets handwritten.
165 2-3 "Le origini dell'arte minimale e concettuale" 1986
1 original typescript and 2 photocopy typescript of 10 pages; 6 sheets handwritten (1 Apr 1986); 1 original and 1 photocopy typescript in English (The Origins of Minimal and Conceptual Art).
165 4 "L'arte degli anni 60-70 - arte minimale - concettuale e ambientale" undated
14 sheets handwritten; 4 pages typescript with corrections.
165 5-6 "Light and Space Museum Institute for Perceptual Studies" undated
6 photocopy typescript of 1 page; 4 pages handwritten; letter to Ari Sikora (9 Jul 1985); letter to Mark Pally (9 Jul 1985).
165 7 "Collezioni pubbliche e private - un confronto per un progresso" undated
1 original typescript and 1 photocopy typescript of 20 pages.
165 8 "The Words of the Collector" (published) 1958
1 original typescript of 5 pages in Italian; Cimaise no. 2 (Dec 1958) article in French and English.
165 9-10 "Il nuovo Museo Pompidou" (published) 1986
4 sheets handwritten in Italian; 9 pages photocopy typescript; 14 sheets handwritten in English; 3 sheets handwritten in English; clipping of Il Sole:24 Ore "La ville lumiere sfida New York" no. 34 (Feb 9-10, 1986); 1 original typescript and 1 photocopy typescript of 9 pages in Italian; 1 photocopy typescript of 6 pages in English with corrections; 1 original typescript and 1 photocopy typescript in English.
165 11 Letter to Irene Borger 30 Jun 1984
(see also Box 12) in response to her Wall Street Journal article, Panza outlines in detail his attempts to house the collection permanently in Italy. 3 photocopy handwritten of 5 pages.
165 12-13 Rotary Club articles, , 1959-1960 1984
"Conversazione Rotary": 31 pages handwritten and 16 pages original typescript; Arte Astratta, Estratto dal no.4 del 1960: booklet of 8 pages, reprint; Rotary Club di forlì no. 277 (May-Jun 1959), includes "Arte Astratta" article; speech, 1 photocopy typescript of 16 pages; Rotary Centro speech (17 Apr 1984), 1 original typescript of 6 pages.
165 14 Lettera giovanile
3 pages handwritten.
165 15 Writings 1970s
article in L'uomo e l'arte (Apr 1971); "Problemo del mercato dell'Arte" (31 Mar 1975): 3 pages original ts, 4 pages photocopy typescript; "La loggia dei mercanti" (24 Mar 1978): 4 pages photocopy typescript; "Lettera su un quotidiano (15 Sep 1978): 3 pages photocopy typescript, 1 sheet hw; Intervento al convegno su "Milano e i suoi musei" del Partitio Comunista Italiano (29 Mar 1979): 4 pages photocopy typescript.
165 16 Writings 1980s
includes transcript for meeting "Il collezionismo lombardo" (1980); letter regarding article by Sergio Bianchi (1982); "Arte per spazi pubblici" (1984); "Documenti dell'arte americana dal 1950 al 1975" (published, n.d.); "Milano e Torino: i musei piangono" (published, 1984); and "Perche' dipingere" (n.d.).
165 17 Writings miscellaneous
Tavola rotunda su "Il colezionismo Lombardo" associazione Amici del Poldi Pezzoli: 4 pages photocopy typescript letter dated 16 May 1980; testo per concerto Biumo "Arte concettuale, minimale e ambientale" (July 1983): 1 sheet hw; letter to the director of Gruppo Amici dell'arte di Varese in response to a letter by Sergio Bianchi (2 Aug 1982): 3 sheets hw, 5 pages original typescript; "Arte per spazi pubblici" (120 Jan 1984): 2 pages typescript; 1 sheet handwritten and 3 photocopy of a handwritten sheet in response to a letter from George Haessler (16 Jun 1984); "Documenti dell'arte americana da 1950 al 1975": 3 pages photocopy typescript and photocopy of article; "Milano e Torino: i musei piangono": letter to Nico Orengo (19 Sep 1984), 5 pages photocopy ts, 2 copies and 1 photocopy of La Stampa (29 Sept 1984); "Perche' dipingere?": 2 pages photocopy typescript with card from Enrico Baj.
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166 1 "L'arte europea e il mondo d'oggi" n.d.
2 photocopy typescript of 3 pages, 2 sheets handwritten.
166 2 "Una storia di immagini e l'immagine di una storia" copied typescript by Germano Celant 1980
30 page photocopy typescript.
166 3-4 "L'arte ambientale di Los Angeles" (published) 1987
see Notiziario in Box 69, Rimini). 2 sheets handwritten, 2 pages photocopy typescript.
166 5 "Lo stupore della creazione" undated
1 sheet handwritten and photocopy.
166 6 "Arte e rappresentazione della realta'" undated
original typescript of 7 pages, 16 pages handwritten.
166 7 "Collezionare arte moderna" ca. 1986
10 pages photocopy typescript with annotations, 37 pages handwritten, 11 pages original typescript.
166 8 Convegno Osservatorio 1986
5 sheets of notes; letter from Cinzia Macchi (321 Mar 1986); cost sheet and pcs; "Noi e le stelle convegno..." 2 sheets handwritten.
166 9 "Arte sull'acqua" n.d.
1 sheet original typescript and 2 photocopies, 2 sheets handwritten.
166 10 Geneva Conference ("Le Present de l'Art dans le Monde Contemporain") 1988
letter from Adelina von Fürstenberg (1 Feb 1988) with 7 pages photocopy typescript.
166 11 Interview with Pontus Hulten, Richard Koshalek and Julia Brown (published) 24-27 Sep 1982
35 pages original ts, 14 page photocopy typescript w/corrections, 33 pages photocopy ts w/corrections, photocopy page proof w/corrections, photocopy of book text.
166 12 Interview with Kerry Brougher (published) 8 Nov 1984
20 pages photocopy typescript with corrections.
166 13 2 Interviews Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
14 sheets handwritten, 12 pages original typescript, 4 sheets handwritten.
166 14 Elenco opere d'arte compilate da Giuseppe Panza
ca. 157 pages, mostly photocopies, of a list of works in the collection with dimensions and small drawings.
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167 1 Note su artisti vari
"Enzo Ardito": 4 pages photocopy typescript, photocopy of text from Galleria San Fedele (9/28-10/14); "Incontra con Vittore Frattini": 1 photocopy of text in MuseoVarese 19; "Kandinsky: giochi di colore per dipingere l'anima": 3 sheets handwritten, 4 pages original typescript, original and photocopy of clipping in Il Sole-24 Ore (7 Jan 1985); "Richard Long": 2 sheets handwritten, 3 pages photocopy typescript; "Molti artisti di valore": clipping of Corriere delle sera (4 Oct 1970) and photocopy in 4 pieces; "Richard Nonas": 3 pages original typescript, photocopy of article; "Mauro Staccioli": 3 pages photocopy typescript in Italian, 2 pages photocopy typescript in English; "Tàpies": 1 sheet handwritten, photocopy of text in Il giornale dell'arte no. 24 (June 1985), 2 pages photocopy typescript, 1 sheet handwritten.
167 2-3 "Beuys" n.d.
2 sheets handwritten, 2 copies of 6 pages photocopy typescript in Italian, 5 pages original typescript in English.
167 4-5 "Gli impacchettamenti di Christo sono arte?"
3 photocopy typescript of 5 pages; 3 sheets handwritten in Italian; 3 sheets handwritten in English (The Christo Packing Could Be Called Art?); photocopy of text in Il giornale dell'arte no. 28 (Nov 1985); 5 pages original typescript with corrections and 2 photocopy typescripts.
167 6 "Vittore Frattini" undated
1 sheet handwritten.
167 7 "Robert Irwin - artista della percezione" undated
2 photocopy typescript of 16 pages.
167 8-10 "Turrell" (published in Occluded Front as "Turrell: Artist of the Sky") 1985
13 sheets handwritten, 30 pages photocopy typescript, 2 photocopy typescript with corrections of 19 pages (20 Mar 1985), 13 pages photocopy typescript w/corrections, all in English; 10 sheets handwritten, 17 pages original typescript, 4 sheets handwritten, 2 photocopy typescript and original typescript of 7 pages, all in Italian; and 1 original of a newspaper and photocopies; 2 original typescript of 5 pages, photocopy typescript with corrections, 3 sheets handwritten.
167 11 "Jim Turrell - Conversazione sull'arte ambientale" (conversation between "D." and "R.") undated
20 pages photocopy typescript.
167 12 "Il piu' importante artista vivente" (about Ian Wilson) undated
1 original typescript and 2 photocopy typescripts of 6 pages; 3 sheets handwritten; 2 photocopy typescript of 7 pages in English (The Most Important Living Artist).
167 13 miscellaneous notes, ca. 1985
ca. 25 items.
167 14 Writings G. Panza miscellaneous, undated
"Deserto": 1 sheet handwritten; "Progetto": 4 pages photocopy typescript and 2 sheets handwritten; "La parola e l'arte concetuale": 20 pages handwritten; "Situazione collacazione collezione Panza in edifici pubblici": 2 pages handwritten photocopy; "Considerazioni sul reddito indotto Provocato dalla eventuale trasformazione ... Villa Menafoglio Panza a Biumo Superiore": 3 pages original typescript; "Considerazione sul reddito indotto alla economia della città di Vigevano..." : 5 sheets handwritten, 3 pages photocopy typescript; "Musei e conservazione quando l'arte contemporanea diventa documento del XX secolo e quindi deve essere conservata": 10 pages typescript, 4 pages typescript; "Light and Space Museum": 3 pages handwritten, 3 pages typescript; "Museomania o crescita culturale": 6 pages handwritten, 3 pages photocopy typescript; "Arte minimale concettuale e ambientale": 3 pages handwritten photocopy; letter regarding article by Calvesi: 4 pages original typescript; "Esperienze di un collezionista": 20 pages handwritten; "Perchè colleziono": 4 pages handwritten, 2 pages photocopy typescript; Gran Bazar 2 pages photocopy typescript.
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168 1-2 "Considerazioni sul convegno promosso da Ass. Dimore Storiche, il Sole 24 Ore e Cassa di Risparmio di Torino" 1986
4 sheets handwritten and pc; 6 pages original typescript with corrections and photocopies.
168 3 "I grandi stabilimenti per la produzione dell'acciaio abbandonati per obsolescenza possono rivivere come musei d'arte minimale e della storia dell' industria" n.d.
orig and photocopy typescript of 3 pages in Italian; 3 pages in English (How Abandoned Steelworks Due to Obsolescence Could Be Used as Minimal Arts Museums and Industrial History Museums); original and photocopy typescript of 7 pages in German; 2 original typescript and 1 photocopy of 3 pages in French.
168 4 "Quale museo? Opportunita' di un centro culturale per l'arte contemporanea a Genova" (presented at Circolo Turati conference) 1980
see Series I, Box 26. 1 original typescript and 1 photocopy typescript of 13 pages.
168 5 "Progetti ambientali San Fedele" (published) n.d.
1 photocopy typescript of 4 pages, 2 sheets handwritten, photocopy of text in Rassegno San Fedele Aug 1977/1978.
168 6 "Sistemazione Villa Menafoglio-Panza di Biumo per adibirla a museo" n.d.
pc typescript of 23 pages, 8 shets handwritten.
168 7 "Villa Menafoglio, Litta, Panza" (published) n.d.
also includes plans.
168 8 "Istruzioni per realizzare la mostra 'arte concettuale New York 1965-1970' Rimini Festival dell'amicizia agosto 1983" 1983
168 9 Rivoli and Venaria varie: "I Palazzi di Rivoli e Venaria come sede di opere d'arte moderna"
5 sheets handwritten, 7 pages photocopy typescript; "Proposta per un museo d'arte moderna nel Palazzo di Venaria": 4 pages photocopy typescript; "Arte degli anni 60-70 nel Castello di Venaria": 2 pages photocopy typescript; "The Venaria Hunting Lodge": 1 page photocopy typescript.
168 10 Rivoli and Venaria: "I Palazzi di Rivoli e Venaria come sede di opere d'arte moderna" n.d.
7 pages photocopy typescript.
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169 Christopher Knight, Art of the Sixties and Seventies
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1-4 Original transcript of Christopher Knight interview with Panza
with annotations, edited version of interview (copy), manuscript of book, Italian translation of interview (see also Box 53-54 Knight and Jaca files for more on interview and book production).
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170 Christopher Knight, Art of the Sixties and Seventies
170 1-7 Frontmatter and illustrations,
Italian translation of forward by Richard Koshalek, introduction, production instructions, artist biographies, alpha list of works in the collection and layout drawings for illustrations (Art Informal, Abstract Expressionism, Proto-Pop, Pop) with copies.
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171 Christopher Knight, Art of the Sixties and Seventies
171 1-8 Layout drawings for illustrations (Minimal, Conceptual) with copies
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172 Art of the Sixties and Seventies
172 1-7 Layout drawings for illustrations, photographs
(Environmental, Land Art, Kinetic [Mochetti]), photo info, drawings for photo reductions and photocopies of color and black & white photographs.
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173 Panza's Date Books, , 1956 1978-1990
Date books note appointments related to art, with one address book from 1956.


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