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Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997

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Finding aid for the Allan Kaprow papers, 1940-1997
Series IV. Printed Matter, 1952-1997 7.0 linear feet
Printed Matter includes ref3712 and is organized in 6 subseries.
Series IV.A. Scrapbooks, 1953-1962 1.5 linear feet
Pages from two different scrapbooks, disbounded and conserved as individual leaves, containing newspaper clippings, announcements, and press releases regarding Kaprow's solo and group exhibitions, Happenings, Environments and Activities.
Box
35 Scrapbook, 1953-1959
Box
36 Scrapbook, 1959-1962
Box
37 Cover of scrapbook in Box 36
Series IV.B. Clippings, 1953-1997 2.0 linear feet
Reviews, feature articles, newspaper announcements of Kaprow's solo and group exhibitions, Environments, Happenings, and Activities. Some duplication of the scrapbook material, but generally more extensive coverage. Also selected press releases and a box of clipped articles on topics of interest to Kaprow. Arranged chronologically by year.
Box
38 Clippings, 1953-1966
38 1 1953
38 2 1954
38 3 1955
38 4 1956
38 5 1957
38 6 1958
38 7 1959
38 8 1960
38 9 1961
38 10 1962
38 11 1963
38 12 1964
38 13 1965
38 14 1966
38 15 1966
Box
39 Clippings, 1967-1983
39 1 1967
39 2 1968
39 3 1969
39 4 1970
39 5 1971
39 6 1972
39 7 1973
39 8 1974
39 9 1975
39 10 1976
39 11 1977
39 12 1978
39 13 1979
39 14 1980
39 15 1981
39 16 1982
39 17 1983
Box
40 Clippings and press releases, , 1984-1997 1961-1992
The file of press releases is not comprehensive; additional press releases are filed with the specific piece to which they pertain.
40 1 1984
40 2 1985
40 3 1986
40 4 1987
40 5 1988
40 6 1989
40 7 1991
40 8 1992
40 9 1993
40 10 1994-1995
40 11 1997
40 12 n.d.
40 13 Collection of cartoons and advertisements using the word "Happening."
40 14 Clippings of general interest
40 15 Press releases, 1961-1992
Box
41 Clippings, 1927-1997
Clippings and photocopies of articles and book chapters, generally on topics of interest to Kaprow, sometimes on topics that include Kaprow. See also Oversize.
41 1 Evreinoff, Nicolos, The Theatre in Life, 1927
41 2 anthologist, 1959
41 3 Klaw, Spencer, "The Cultural Innovators," Fortune, 1960
41 4 "A Gallery of Galleries in Manhattan," Time, 1962
41 5 Restany, Pierre, "les HAPPENINGS," Domus, 1963
41 6 Ascott, Roy, "The construction of change," (serial?) 1964
41 7 Mumma, Gordon, "Alvin Lucier's Music for Solo Performer," Source, 1965
41 8 McLuhan, Marshall, "Great Change-Overs for You," Vogue, 1966
41 9 Lippard, Lucy R., "Pulsa," Arts Canada, 1968
41 10 "The Venerability of Pop," Time, 1969
41 11 Gruen, John, The Party's Over Now (photocopied excerpt), 196?
41 12 Seckler, D.G., "The Audience is His Medium," The Artist in America, 196?
41 13 Kirby, M., "The Influence of Happenings and Events," (serial?) 1970
41 14 Chalupecky, J., "Art in Our Age," (serial?) 1970
41 15 DeMott, Benjamin, "Looking Back on the Seventies," Atlantic Monthly, 1971
41 16 Roth, Moira, "Toward a History of California Performance," Part II, 1978
41 17 Copeland, Roger, "The Politics of Perception," 1979
41 18 Buchwald, A., "TV Fiction, Reality," 197?
41 19 Rohde, Sam, "An Introduction Marinetti's Futurist Cooking," 197?
41 20 Musgrave, Victor, "The Unknown Art Movement," 197?
41 21 Wortz, Melinda, "Architects of Emptiness," Arts Magazine, 1980
41 22 Cullen, Arthur Barrett, "Roy Lichtenstein," United, 1984
41 23 Tomkins, Calvin, "The Prince of Pop," Vogue, 1993
41 24 Reviews of Essays on the Blurring of Art and Life, 1993-1994
41 25 Reviews of "InSite 94," 1994
41 26 Macys, Ryan, "Conceptual, Interactive showings at the Hyde," The Summit, 1997
41 27 "Schöpfer des Happenings," (serial?) 1997
41 28 Carpenter, Edmund, "Silent Music and Invisible Art," n.d.
41 29 [author?], Conversations with Igor Stravinsky (photocopied excerpt from book), n.d.
Series IV.C. Announcements, 1952-1997 1 lin. ft.
Announcements for Kaprow solo exhibitions, events, and speaking engagements and for Kaprow group exhibitions and events and for exhibitions of other artists. Arranged chronologically by year in each category.
Box
42 Announcements, 1955-1982
42 1 AK solo, 1955-1959
42 2 AK solo, 1960-1964
42 3 AK solo, 1965-1969
42 4 AK solo, 1970-1974
42 5 AK solo, 1975-1979
42 6 AK solo, 1980-1984
42 7 AK solo, 1985-1989
42 8 AK solo, 1990-1994
42 9 AK solo, (UC Press catalog advertising Kaprow's book), 1993
42 10 AK solo, 1995-1999
42 11 AK solo, n.d.
42 12 AK group, 1953
42 13 AK group, 1954
42 14 AK group, 1957
42 15 AK group, 1958
42 16 AK group, 1959
42 17 AK group, 1960
42 18 AK group, 1962
42 19 AK group, 1963
42 20 AK group, 1964
42 21 AK group, 1965
42 22 AK group, 1966
42 23 AK group, 1967
42 24 AK group, 1968
42 25 AK group, 1969
42 26 AK group, 1969
42 27 AK group, 1970
42 28 AK group, 1972
42 29 AK group, 1973
42 30 AK group, 1974
42 31 AK group, 1976
42 32 AK group, 1977
42 33 AK group, 1978
42 34 AK group, 1979
42 35 AK group, 1980
42 36 AK group, 1981
42 37 AK group, 1982
Box
43 Announcements, 1952-1997
43 1 AK group, 1983
43 2 AK group, (Video as Attitude) 1983
43 3 AK group, 1984
43 4 AK group, 1985
43 5 AK group, 1986
43 6 AK group, 1987
43 7 AK group, 1988
43 8 AK group, 1989
43 9 AK group, 1990
43 10 AK group, 1991
43 11 AK group, 1992
43 12 AK group, 1993
43 13 AK group, 1994
43 14 AK group, 1995
43 15 AK group, 1996
43 16 AK group, 1997
43 17 AK group, n.d.
43 18 Other artists, 1952
43 19 Other artists, 1957
43 20 Other artists, 1958-1959
43 21 Other artists, 1960-1961
43 22 Other artists, 1962
43 23 Other artists, 1964
43 24 Other artists, 1966
43 25 Other artists, 1969
43 26 Other artists, 1970
43 27 Other artists, 1971
43 28 Other artists, 1976
43 29 Other artists, 1979
43 30 Other artists, 1984
43 31 Other artists, n.d.
Series IV.D. Posters, 1951-1995 16.0 flat file folders
Posters announcing Kaprow's solo or group exhibitions, happenings or environments, or the exhibitions of other artists. In some cases the poster also serves as the score for an event. Posters arranged chronologically by year.
Oversize
1** Kaprow solo exhibitions or events, 1957-1969
1** C-Print of "Rearrangeable Panels," 1957-1958
1** "!8 Happenings in 6 Parts," Reuben Gallery, NY, 1959
1** "4 Happenings by Alan Kaprow," Smolin Gallery, NY, n.d.
1** "Bon Marché," Idealia, Paris, 1963
1** "Eat," Smolin Gallery, NY, 1964
1** Lecture Series, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1966
1** "Gas," Long Island, NY, 1966
1** "Fluids," Pasadena Art Museum, 1967
1** "Moving," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1967
1** "Population," Colby Jr. College, 1968
1** "Overtime," SUNY, New Platz, 1968
1** "Transfer," Wesleyan University, 1968
1** "Record," University of Texas, 1968
1** "Round Trip," SUNY Albany, 1968
1** "Arrivals," Firehouse Gallery, NY 1968
1** "Days Off," MOMA, NY, 1969
1** Happening, Cooper Union, NY, n.d.
Oversize
2** Kaprow solo exhibitions or events, 1970-1984
2** "Graft," Kent State University, 1970
2** "Sawdust," 1970
2** "Time Pieces" (video), 1973
2** "Affect," Galleria Martano, Torino, 1974
2** "Tree," 1975
2** Activity-Model, Galeria Foksai PSP, Warszawa, 1976
2** "Maneuvers," Framart/Studio, Napoli, 1976
2** Stories of Allan Kaprow's events in his everyday life, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 1984
2** Free Seminar and Lecture, Tucson Museum of Art, n.d.
2** "Ritual and Group Interaction," York University, n.d.
Oversize
3** Kaprow solo exhibitions or events, 1993-1996
3** "Beauty Parlor," Gibson Gallery, NYC, 1993
3** "Hors Limites," Paris, 1994
3** Allan Kaprow at Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, 1996
3** Activity, Performance, Event, 1994
Oversize
4** Kaprow group exhibitions or events, 1958-1967
4** "Collage in America" (Kaprow, Johns, Kline, et al), 1958
4** "No Show," Gertrude Stein Gallery, NYC, 1963
4** "A New Vocabulary," and "A Happening," n.d.
4** "Art Now," (Kaprow, Robert Indiana, Richard Stankiewicz), University of Vermont, 1964
4** "Festival of Contemporary Arts," Cornell University, 1964
4** "Ten from Rutgers University," Bianchini Gallery, NYC, 1965
4** "4th annual new york avant garde festival," NYC, 1965
4** "4th annual new york avant garde festival," NYC, (different than above with signatures), 1965
4** "5th annual new york avant garde festival," NYC (with signatures), 1966
4** "Happenings in 3 Countries," (Kaprow, Minujin, Vostell), (3) 1966
4** "A Grand Feed," (Kaprow, Phillip, Al Hansen, et. al.), MASS ART Store, NYC, 1966
4** "3 Evenings of Fan Music," (Kaprow, Phillip Conner, James Terney) NYC, 1967
4** "6th annual NY avant garde festival," 1967
4** "Happening at the Reuben Gallery," (Kaprow, Red Grooms, Robert Whitman), NYC, 196?
4** "Environments, Situations, Spaces," (Oldenburg, Dine, et. al.) Martha Jackson Gallery, NYC, n.d.
Oversize
5** Kaprow group exhibitions or events, 1971-1979
5** International Design Conference, Aspen, 1971
5** "Two American Artists," (Kaprow and Elkin) Western Washington State University, Bellingham, 1973
5** "Aktionen der Avantgarde," (Filliou, Vostell, et. al.), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, 1973
5** "Author, Sunshine, Muse," (Kaprow, Neal, Plagens) Eastern Michigan University, 1975
5** "Southland Video Anthology," (Kaprow, Baldessari, Paik, et. al.), Long Beach Museum of Art, 1975
5** "Frames of Mind," Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 1976
5** "Medium Film," (Kaprow, Broodthaers, Weiner), Berlin, 1976
5** "13th annual new york avant garde festival," NYC, 1977
5** "The Ethics and Economics of Performance Art," (Kaprow, McCarthy, et. al.), LAICA, Los Angeles, 1978
5** "The Gallery of Art," (Kaprow, DeKooning, et. al.) University Northern Iowa, 1978-1979
Oversize
6** Kaprow group exhibitions or events, 1980-1989
6** "Myth and Ritual," Walker Art Center, Minn., 1980
6** "Public Spirit," Los Angeles, 1980
6** "The Artist: An Endangered Species?" Washington State University, Pullman, 1981
6** "Experimental Theater Festival," UC San Diego, 1982
6** "Fluxus," Museum Wiesbaden, 1982
6** UC San Diego faculty exhibition, 1984
6** "Visiting Artists," University of Mississippi, 1985-1986
6** Visiting Artists, University of Colorado, Boulder (2), 1985-1986
6** "artists in space project," Hamburg, 1985-1987
6** documenta, Kassel, 1987
6** Fluxus, Bonn, 1982-1989
Oversize
7** Kaprow group exhibitions or events, 1990-1995
7** "Collages," Museé d'Unterlinden, Colmar, 1990
7** "The Readymade Boomerang," daadgalerie, Berlin, 1991
7** "Site 94," US/Mexico border, 1994
7** "Here Comes Everybody," conference on Cage, Mills College, 1995
7** Allan Kaprow, Visiting Professor, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, 1995
7** "Trash," (Kaprow, Oldenburg, Warhol, et. al.), Real Art Ways, Hartford, n.d.
7** "The Art-Life Game," UC San Diego Visual Arts, n.d.
7** "A Museum Lecture Workshop Series, LSU, n.d.
7** La Commedia del Arte," Barbara Smith, Los Angeles, n.d.
7** "Performance Art Summer," (Kaprow, Rosenthal, McCarthy, et. al.), Los Angeles, n.d.
Oversize
8-14** Other artists' exhibitions or events, 1951-1974, n.d.
Oversize
8** "White Paintings," Rauschenberg (Castelli), 1951
8** Alfred Jensen at Martha Jackson Gallery, 1959
Oversize
9** B. Thompson (Zabriski), 1960
9** Jasper Johns (Castelli), 1961
9** Jasper Johns (Sonnabend), 1962
9** Tinguely (Galerie handschin), Basel, 1962
9** Brecht, Dine, Johns, et. al. (Arts Council) Philadelphia, 1962-1963
9** Jasper Johns (Castelli), 1963
9** "Hole," Robert Whitman, 1963
9** Nam June Paik (Exposition of Music, Galerie Parnass), 1963
9** Lichtenstein (Castelli), 1963
9** Alfred Jensen (Graham Gallery), 1963
9** "No Show," Kusama, Tyler, et. al., n.d.
Oversize
10** Kriesberg (Graham Gallery), 1964
10** Fluxfest at Cinematheque, 1964
10** Vostell, Beuys, et. al. (Aachen), 1964
10** Arthur Köppcke (galerie allen), Copenhagen, 1964
10** George Segal (Green Gallery), NY, 1964
10** "2ieme Festival de la Libre Expresion," Lebel at Centre Americaine des Americaine des Artistes, 1965
10** Lebel (Galerie Edouard Smith), 1965
10** Alfred Jensen (Royal Marks), 1966
10** Ray Johnson (Castelli), 1966
10** "3ieme Festival de la Libre Expresion," Jean-Jacques Lebel, Théatre de la Chimère, 1966
Oversize
11** Bill Bollinger (Bykert Gallery), 1967
11** Group show: Bollinger, Judd, et. al. (Bykert Gallery), 1967
11** Robert Duran (Bykert Gallery), 1967
11** Jeff Berner, "The Avant-garde from Dada to McLuhan and Beyond" (Big Sur), 1967
11** Oldenburg (Janis Gallery), 1967
11** Robert Morris (Castelli Gallery), 1967
11** Cy Twombly (Leo Castelli Gallery), 1967
11** Ray Johnson (Richard Feigen Gallery), 1968
11** Christo Wraps the Museum (MOMA), 1968
11** Ron Cooper (Ace Gallery), 1969
Oversize
12** George Miller (18 W. 11th St.), 1970
12** Ray Ferrer (Castelli Gallery), 1970
12** "Straight Information: a dialogue series of 13 evenings," (School of Visual Arts), 1971-1972
12** Alfred Jensen (Pace Gallery), 1972
12** Guy Johnson (Hundred Acres), 1972
12** Alfred Jensen (Pace Gallery), 1972
12** "Push Pins' New Line,"(Gallery at Cal State, Fullerton), 1974
12** Bill Bollinger- Sculpture (Bykert Gallery), n.d.
12** No name or title (Howard Wise Gallery), n.d.
12** "Slipcover," Les Levine (Architecture League of NY), n.d.
Oversize
13** Robert Grosvenor (Dwan Gallery), 1966
13** Richard Serra (ACE Gallery), 1970
Oversize
14** "Here and Now With Watchers: Hawkins, Dlugoszewski, Lang, Dorazio," n.d.
14** Jay Milder (Delancey St. Museum), n.d.
Oversize
15** "Calling," words on plastic, 1965
Oversize
16** "Rearrangeable panels," a C-print, 1957
Series IV.E. Serials, 1959-1994 0.5 linear feet
Sets of avant-garde journals to which Kaprow subscribed and which occasionally featured his work, or individual issues of serials or catalogs with articles or items relevant to Kaprow.
Box
44 Serials, 1959-1994
44 1 The Pittsburgh Bicentennial, 1959
Brochure for the Carnegie Institute exhibition of contemporary painting and sculpture
44 2 Scrap, 1960-1961
Issues 1-6 of the avant-garde journal.
44 3 The Floating Bear, 1961-1962
Issues 1-22 of the avant-garde journal.
44 4 The Floating Bear, 1961-1962
Issues 25-37 of the avant-garde journal.
44 5 Art 1963 - A New Vocabulary, 1962
Corrected proof of a catalog published by the Arts Council of the YM/YWHA.
44 6 Arts Yearbook 9, 1967
This serial is edited by the staff of Arts Magazine. This issue titled "The Museum World." Includes article by Kaprow.
44 7 Judson Newsnotes, June 1967
44 8 Japanese serial (title?), 1968
Contains several photographs of Kaprow happenings and environments.
44 9 Magazin KUNST, Nr. 4, 1974
Issue on video featuring articles section about Kaprow's "Time Pieces."
44 10 Backworks, 1977
Catalog about contemporary photography.
44 11 The Dumb Ox, 1980
Issue on performance, guest-edited by Kaprow and Paul McCarthy.
44 12 Community Arts, 1980
San Diego serial with interview of Kaprow.
44 13 Arizona Artist, 1980
44 14 To the Astonishing Horizon, 1985
Brochure for exhibition by Los Angeles Visual Arts, curated by Peter Frank.
44 15 Made in U.S.A., 1987
Brochure of Berkeley Art Museum exhibition.
44 16 Action/Performance and the Photograph, 1993
Catalog from Turner/Krull Galleries.
44 17 Performing Arts Journal 46, 1994
Features Kaprow essay on the avant-garde.
Series IV.F. Miscellaneous, 1965-1995 .5 lin. ft.
Papers from Kaprow's books (in the Getty library) and other assorted printed matter.
Box
45 Miscellaneous, 1965-1995
45 1 Vision '65 Conference description, 1965
45 2 Provincetown Fine Arts Workshop information sheet, 1969
45 3 Video distribution catalog, 197?
45 4 IREX travel arrangements information, 1985
45 5 UC San Diego course listing Kaprow's book, 1990
45 6 Restaurant newsletter, 1995
45 7 Items tipped in books, 1950-1980
45 8 Items tipped in books, 1982-1996


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