Sunday, May 16, 2010


Adolf Ferdinand Konrad, 1962

Dance list

Oscar Bluemner, 1932

Pablo Picasso, 1912 (Duchamp is misspelled)

From the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, Curator of Manuscripts Liza Kirwin shares unexpected lists from distinguished creatives. Lively and colorful, the lists offer unusual and intimate insight; imagine Picasso jotting down names of his contemporaries like picking a dodgeball team! An exhibition of the artifacts, Lists: To-Dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art is currently on display at the Smithsonian's Lawrence A. Fleishman Gallery until September 2010. An exhibition book is available here.

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