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Giuseppe Panza papers, 1956-1990

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Finding aid for the Giuseppe Panza papers, 1956-1990

Title: Giuseppe Panza papers
Dates: 1956-1990
Number: 940004
Creator/Collector: Panza, Giuseppe
Extent: 117.0 linear feet (311 boxes, 58 rolls, 3 flat file folders)
Abstract: Collection documents the Italian businessman's activities in collecting works by some of the seminal American artists involved with abstract expressionist, pop, minimal, conceptual, environmental, and light and space art. The archive contains material dating from 1956, when Panza began collecting. up to the sale of the second part of his collection to the Guggenheim Museum in 1990. Panza's art collection is documented by correspondence with artists and galleries, photographs, small drawings, invoices, loan requests, announcements, and invitations. The archive also includes a substantial quantity of Panza's writings on art; papers and ephemera related to Panza's associations with museums, galleries, and cultural institutions; clippings and photocopies of articles about the collection; and an extensive group of architectural drawings of potential sites for the collection, many with Panza's installation designs.
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Language: Collection material is in English and Italian.
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Finding aid prepared by Lynda Bunting.


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