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Eleanor Antin papers, 1953-2010.

Antin, Eleanor.

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  • Title:
    Eleanor Antin papers, 1953-2010.
  • Author/Creator: Antin, Eleanor.
  • Creation Date: 1953-2010.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Eleanor Antin was raised in New York City, where she studied acting, art, and philosophy before becoming a feminist conceptual performance and video artist in the 1970s. She is married to poet-critic David Antin.
  • Arrangement: Organized in nine series: Series I. Correspondence, 1965-2009, undated; Series II. Notebooks, 1970-2001, undated; Series III. Projects, circa 1965-2009; Series IV. Personal/miscellaneous, 1973-2008, undated; Series V. Work by others, 1962-2010, undated; Series VI. Ephemera, 1960-2010, undated; Series VII. Reviews and press releases, 1965-2009; Series VIII. Photographs, 1965-2007, undated; Series IX. Audiovisual and digital materials, 1953-2010.
  • Physical Desc.: 36.73 linear ft. (64 boxes; 2 film cans; 1 flat file).
    15 videocassettes: (VHS): 1/2 in. original..
    451 film reels: 16 mm. original..
    26 sound cassettes: analog original..
    6 sound tape reels: analog original..
    2 versital discs: digital original..
    1 data disc: digital original..
  • Summary: The papers of American artist Eleanor Antin include extensive correspondence and writings, journals and sketchbooks, hundreds of photographs and negatives, and master recordings of her video, film, and audio works. The papers span the artist's professional career, beginning with audiocassettes of her performances as an actress in the 1950s. Series I. Correspondence includes professional correspondence with art critics, curators, and artist colleagues such as Lucy Lippard and Brian O'Doherty. Series II. Notebooks spans three decades and includes notes, drafts, and sketches of all of Antin's works, offering insight into her composition process and her source material. Series III. Projects contains these same materials in a more developed or finished state, including completed screenplays, shooting scripts, and exhibition installation plans. These projects are also documented by a very complete set of announcements in Series VI, and reviews and press releases in Series VII. Photographs in Series VIII and Audio visual materials in Series IX bring these materials more vividly to life. There is scant personal material, except interwoven with work-related entries in Antin's many journals, or in the occasional letter. An interesting moment in the archive is Antin's correspondence with the writer Kathy Acker, whose story "Miss Garland's School for Girls," Antin had hoped to make into a film. (See Series III. Project files.)
  • Language: English
  • Additional Formats: The following audiovisual material has been digitized: C1-C2, C5-C6, C8, C10, R1-R3, V1-V13.
  • Form/Genre: Audiocassettes
    Motion pictures (visual works)
    Photographs, Original
    Slides (photographs)
    Video art
    Born digital
  • Subjects: Antin, David Antin, Eleanor Acker, Kathy, 1948-1997 Lippard, Lucy R O'Doherty, Brian Conceptual art Feminism and art -- United States Performance art -- United States
  • ID/Accession Number: 2952-322
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers except for audiovisual materials that need reformatting.
  • OCLC Record Number: 796850595
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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