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The Museum of Modern Art, Publisher
Finding aid prepared by the Museum Archives.
Machine-readable finding aid derived from Hess.doc, 2007. Machine-readable finding aid created by Kathleene Konkle. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Thomas B. Hess
Title: Thomas B. Hess-Willem de Kooning Papers.
Dates: ca. 1951-1967
Quantity: .25 linear feet

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically (and alphabetically, within the year).
The Papers are organized into two Series:
Series I: Books and Exhibition Catalogues, [ca. 1951-1967]
Series II: Periodicals and Miscellaneous Printed Matter, [ca. 1951-1967]


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Thomas B. Hess Willem de Kooning Papers are the physical property of The Museum of Modern Art. Literary rights, including copyright belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Rights to work produced during the normal course of Museum business resides with The Museum of Modern Art. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archivist.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas B. Hess-Willem de Kooning Papers, [series.folder]. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.


Container List

 

Series I. Books and Exhibition Catalogues.

Folder Title
I.[1] Modern Artists in America. Series I. New York: Wittenborg Schultz, Inc., 1951.

Motherwell, Robert, and Reinhardt, Ad, eds.

I.[2] Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1951.

Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff

I.[3] Younger American Painters. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1954.
I.[4] Otro Arte. Buenos Aires: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, 1957.

Spanish text

I.[5] Art: USA: 59. New York: Coliseum, 1959.

Essays by Thomas M. Messer, Grace Borgenicht, Arthur Knight, Jacob Deschin

I.[6] Contemporary American Painting.

Intro. by Tracy Atkinson. Columbus, Ohio: The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1960

I.[7] Modern Master Drawings. Beverly Hills: Paul Kantor Galery, 1960.
I.[8] Modern Masters in West Coast Collections. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1960.
I.[9] 9 American Painters. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1960.
I.[10] Art Since 1950, American and International.

Foreword by Norman Davis
Intro. (American section) by Sam Hunter
Intro. (international section), Willem Sandberg. Seattle: Seattle World's Fair, 1961

I.[11] Contemporary Trends. New York: Stephen Hahn Gallery, 1961.
I.[12] Continuity and Change: 45 American Sculptors.

Foreword by Samuel Wagstaff, Atheneum, 1961

I.[13] Abstract Painters and Jr. Hartford: Wadsworth.
I.[14] An Exhibition Tracing the Evolution of Modern Painting from Cezanne to 1960.

Essay, "On the Logic of Modern Art," by Ralph T. Coe. Kansas City, Missouri: The Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum 1961.

I.[15] The John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art Bulletin (Sarasota). 1(3); April 1961.

Served as cat. of the exh. The Sidney Janis Painters
Foreword by Kenneth Donahue

I.[16] Willem de Kooning essay, "Willem de Kooning, the Painter".

Orig. and photocopy
By Clifford Odets. Beverly Hills: Paul Kantor Gallery 1961

I.[17] Polariteit: Het Appolinische en het Dionysische in de Kunst. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1961.
I.[18] 10 American Painters. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1961.
I.[19] Arshile Gorky: The Man, the Time, the Idea. New York: Horizon Press, Inc., 1962.

Rosenberg, Harold

I.[20] Willem de Kooning. New York: Allan Stone Gallery, 1962.
I.[21] Modern Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1962.
I.[22] Selections 1934-1961: American Artists from the Collection of Martha Jackson. New York: Martha Jackson Gallery, 1962.
I.[23] Nederlands Bildrage tot de Internationale Ontwikkeling sedert 1945. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1962.
I.[24] Nederlanders Verzamelen Hedendaagse Kunst. Rotterdam: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1962.

Dutch text

I.[25] Recent paintings by Willem de Kooning. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1962.
I.[26] 10 American Painters. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1962.
I.[27] American and European Modern Masters. New York: Stephen Hahn Gallery, 1963.
I.[28] 11 Abstract Expressionist Painters. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1963.
I.[29] A Selection of Works from the Art Collections at the University of Nebraska. Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1963.
I.[30] Helten i den nye verden. Kobenhavn: Borgens Forlag, 1963.

Wright, Clifford
Dutch text

I.[31] Abstract Expressionist and Other Modern paintings, Drawings, Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1964.
I.[32] Abstraction, Expressionism, Abstract-Expressionism. Julien Levy. Baltimore: International Gallery, 1964.
I.[33] Bram van Velde. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1964.

Intro. essay, untitled, by Jan van der Marek

I.[34] Guggenheim International Award 1964.

Intro. by Lawrence Alloway. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1964

I.[35] Stati Uniti d'America: 2 Pittori, 3 Scultori. New York: Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art, 1964.

Cat. prepared for the XXVII Venice Biennale

I.[36] Critics' Choice: Art Since World War II. Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Art Club, 1965.

Essays by Thomas B. Hess, Hilton Kramer, Harold Rosenberg

I.[37] An Exhibition of 150 Years of American Painting. Great Neck, New York: Great Neck Public Schools, 1965.
I.[38] American, French & Other Modern paintings, Drawings & Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1966.
I.[39] Selections from the John G. Powers Collection. Ridgefield, Connecticut: The Larry Aldrich Museum, 1966.
I.[40] 20th Century American paintings, Drawings and Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1966.
I.[41] Two Decades of American Painting. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966.

Preface by Waldo Rasmussen
Essays by Irving Sandler, Lucy R. Lippard, G. R. Swenson
English and Japanese texts
Untitled exh. cat., Kansas City: Jewish Community Center, 1966

I.[42] Important Impressionist & Modern Paintings. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1967.
I.[43] Modern Drawings & Watercolors. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1967.
I.[44] Modern Masters: Drawings and Watercolors. Los Angeles: Felix Landau Gallery, 1967.
I.[45] Modern paintings, Drawings & Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1967.
I.[46] A Selection of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Works from The Hunt Foods and Industries Museum of Art Collection. Irvine: University of California, 1967.
I.[47] Important Impressionist & Modern Paintings. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1967.

Auction cat.

I.[48] Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1951.

Ritchie, Andrew Carnduff

I.[49] Arshile Gorky: The Man, the Time, the Idea. New York: Horizon Press, Inc., 1962.

Rosenberg, Harold

I.[50] Selections 1934-1961: American Artists from the Collection of Martha Jackson. New York: Martha Jackson Gallery, 1962.

Exhibition catalog

I.[51] Younger American Painters. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1954.

Exhibition catalog

I.[52] Critics' Choice: Art Since World War II. Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Art Club, 1965.

Exhibition catalog
Essays by Thomas B. Hess, Hilton Kramer, Harold Rosenberg

I.[53] American, French & Other Modern Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1966.

Auction cat.

I.[54] Modern Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1962.

Auction cat.

I.[55] An Exhibition of 150 Years of American Painting. Great Neck, New York: Great Neck Public Schools, 1965.

Exhibition cat.

I.[56] Modern Masters in West Coast Collections. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1960.

Exhibition catalog

I.[57] Helten i den nye verden. K~benhavn: Borgens Forlag, 1963.

Wright, Clifford
Written in Dutch

I.[58] Museum Journaal. Otterlo: Rijksmuseum Kroller Muller, 1960.
I.[59] Modern Drawings & Watercolors. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1967.

Auction cat.

I.[60] Modern Paintings, Drawings & Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1967.

Auction cat.

I.[61] Gazith: Art and Literary Journal (Tel Aviv). Gabriel Talphir, ed. Vol. 17, no. 199-204.

Pub. year Abraham Naton (Nathanson) died at age 52

I.[62] Modern Artists in America. Series I. New York: Wittenborg Schultz, Inc., 1951.

Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt , editorial associates

I.[63] Polariteit: Het Appolinische en het Dionysische in de Kunst. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1961.

Exhibition cat.

I.[64] Guggenheim International Award 1964. New York: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1964.

Intro. by Lawrence Alloway [exh. cat.]

I.[65] Willem de Kooning. New York: Allan Stone Gallery, 1962 .

Exhibition cat.

I.[66] Selections from the John G. Powers Collection. Ridgefield, Connecticut: The Larry Aldrich Museum, 1966.

Exhibition cat.

I.[67] An Exhibition Tracing the Evolution of Modern Painting from Cezanne to 1960 Kansas City, Missouri: The Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum, 1961.

Essay "On the Logic of Modern Art," by Ralph T. Coe. [exh. cat.]

I.[68] Location (New York). Vol. 1, no. 1 (Spring, 1963).

Thomas B. Hess and Harold Rosenberg, eds.
Essays by Robert Rauschenberg, Saul Steinberg, Marshall McLuhan, Willem de Kooning, Saul Bellow, Peter Yates, Larry Rivers

I.[69] Transformation: Arts, Communications, Environment (New York). Vol. 1, no. 2 (1951).

Harry Holtzman, ed.
Essays by Bernard Rudofsky, Paul M. Laporte, Willem de Kooning, Margaret Mead, Kurt Seligmann, Stanley William Hayter

I.[70] Modern Masters: Drawings and Watercolors. Los Angeles: Felix Landau Gallery, 1967.

Exhibition cat.

I.[71] 20th Century American Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1966.

Auction cat.

I.[72] Contemporary American Painting. Columbus, Ohio: The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1960.

Intro. by Tracy Atkinson [exh. cat.]

I.[73] Modern Master Drawings. Beverly Hills: Paul Kantor Galery, 1960.

Exhibition cat.

I.[74] Continuity and Change: 45 American Abstract Painters and Sculptors. Hartford: Wadsworth Atheneum, 1961.

Foreword by Samuel Wagstaff, Jr. [exh. cat.]

I.[75] Abstraction, Expressionism, Abstract-Expressionism. Baltimore: International Gallery, 1964.

Intro. by Julien Levy [exh. cat.]

I.[76] Willem de Kooning Beverly Hills: Paul Kantor Gallery, 1961.

Essay, "Willem de Kooning, the Painter," by Clifford Odets, 1961
Exhibition cat.

I.[77] Nederlands Bildrage tot de Internationale Ontwikkeling sedert 1945. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1962.

Exhibition cat.

I.[78] Contemporary Trends. New York: Stephen Hahn Gallery, 1961.

Exhibition cat.

I.[79] Recent Paintings by Willem de Kooning. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1962.

Exhibition cat.

I.[80] Horizon (New York). Vol. 1, no. 1 (September, 1958).

Joseph J. Thorndike, Jr., ed.
Essays by Wilfrid Noyce, William Harlan Hale, Julian Huxley, Freya Stark, Irving Stone

I.[81] City Art Museum of Saint Louis Bulletin (Saint Louis). Vol. II, no. 3 (September-October 1966).
I.[82] The Sidney Janis Painters. Sarasota: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 1961.

Foreword by Kenneth Donahue [exh. cat.]
Incl. Bulletin, vol. I, no. 3 (April 1961)

I.[83] Nederlanders Verzamelen Hedendaagse Kunst. Rotterdam: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1962.

Exhibition cat.
Dutch language

I.[84] De Kooning: Paintings and Drawings Since 1963. New York: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., 1967.

Exh. announcement

I.[85] American and European Modern Masters. New York: Stephen Hahn Gallery, 1963.

Exhibition cat.

I.[86] A Selection of Works from the Art Collections at the University of Nebraska. TK: University of Nebraska, 1963.

Exhibition cat.

I.[87] 11 Abstract Expressionist Painters. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1963.

Exhibition cat.

I.[88] A Selection of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Works from The Hunt Foods and Industries Museum of Art Collection. Irvine University of California, 1967 .

Exhibition cat.

I.[89] Art: USA: 59. New York: Coliseum, 1959.

Essays by Thomas M. Messer, Grace Borgenicht, Arthur Knight, Jacob Deschin [exh. cat.]

I.[90] The Whitney Review 1960-1961 (New York). Vol. I, no. 1 (1960-61).

Essay, "Why So Little Art in Architecture?," by B. H. Friedman

I.[91] Abstract Expressionist and Other Modern paintings, Drawings, Sculptures. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1964.

Auction cat.

I.[92] Art Since 1950, American and International.

Foreword by Norman Davis
Intro. (American section) by Sam Hunter
Intro. (international section), Willem Sandberg. [exh. cat.] Seattle: Seattle World's Fair, 1962

I.[93] "Willem de Kooning: The Painter in Times of Changing Belief."

Hutchinson, Peter. In Program Guide 13 (Channel 13, WNDT, New York), November 1967

I.[94] Arts (New York). Vol. 34, no. 1 (October 1959).

Hilton Kramer, ed.
Essays by Lionel Abel, Kramer, Vernon Young, Alfred Werner

I.[95] Two Decades of American Painting. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1966.

Preface by Waldo Rasmussen
Essays by Irving Sandler, Lucy R. Lippard, G. R. Swenson
Exh. cat.; English and Japanese texts

I.[96] 10 American Painters. New York: Sidney Janis Galery, 1962.

Exhibition. cat.

I.[97] Arts & Architecture (Los Angeles). Vol. 79, no. 5 (May 1962).

John Entenza, ed

I.[98] 9 American Painters. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1960.

Exhibition. cat.

I.[99] 10 American Painters. New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1961.

Exhibition. cat.

I.[100] Arts & Architecture (Los Angeles). Vol. 76, no. 12 (December 1959).

John Entenza, ed.

I.[101] Paletten: Utgi ves av Goteborgs Konstnarskluhh (Goteborg). No. 3 (1961).

Ragnar Hallberg, [Ansvarig utgivare - trans.]

I.[102] ARTnews (New York). Vol. 59, no. 9 (January 1961).

Essays by Alexander B. Griswold, E.C. Goossen, Gertrude Rosenthal, Salvador Dali

I.[103] ARTnews (New York). Vol. 61, no. 1 (March 1962).

Essays by Henry Geldzahler, Jack Kroll, David Slivka, Salvador Dali

I.[104] The Nation (New York). Vol. 189, no. 20 (December, 12, 1959).

Carey McWilliams, ed.
Articles or reviews by W. D. Borrie, Jane Stolle, Kenneth Rexroth, Lincoln Kirstein

I.[105] Time (New York). Vol. 79, no. 15 (April 13, 1962).

Roy Alexander, ed.

I.[106] Time (New York). Vol. 85, no. 9 (February 26, 1965).
I.[107] ARTnews (New York). Vol. 59, no. 9 (January 1961).

Essays by Alexander B. Griswold, E. C. Goossen, Gertrude Rosenthal, Salvador Dali

I.[108] Bram van Velde. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1964.

Essay, untitled, by Jan van der Marck [exh. cat.]

I.[109] Stati Uniti d'America: 2 Pittori, 3 Scultori. New York: Trustees of The Museum of Modern Art, 1964.

Cat. prepared for the XXVII Venice Biennale

I.[110] Kansas City: Jewish Community Center, 1966.

Exhibition cat.

I.[111] Mizue (Tokyo). No. 676 (August 1961).

Japanese language

I.[112] Canadian Art (Ottawa). Vol. 21, no. 5 (September/October 1964).

Paul Arthur, ed. Essays by Richard Armstrong, Sam Hunter, Robert Ayre, Alan Jarvis

I.[113] Connaissance des Arts (Paris). No. 115 (September 1961).
I.[114] Willem de Kooning. Beverly Hills: Paul Kantor Gallery, 1961.

Exh. cat.; photocopy

I.[115] Newsweek (New York). Vol. TK, no. TK (January 4, 1965).
I.[116] Otro Arte. TK: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, 1957.

Exh. cat.; Spanish language


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Series II. Periodicals and Miscellaneous Printed Matter.

Folder Title
II.[1] Transformation: Arts, Communications, Environment (New York). 1(2); 1951.

Articles by Bernard Rudofsky, Paul M. Laporte, Willem de Kooning, Margaret Mead, Kurt Seligmann, Stanley William Hayter

II.[2] Horizon (New York). 1(1); September, 1958.

Essays by Wilfrid Freya Stark, Irving Noyce, William Harlan Hale, Julian Huxley, Stone

II.[3] Gazith: Art and Literary Journal (Tel Aviv). 17(199-204); 1959.
II.[4] Arts (New York). 34 (1); October 1959.

Articles by Lionel Abel, Kramer, Vernon Young, Alfred Werner

II.[5] Arts & Architecture (Los Angeles). 76(12); December 1959.
II.[6] The Nation (New York). 189 (20); December 12, 1959.

Articles or reviews by W. D. Barrie, Jane Stolle, Kenneth Rexroth, Lincoln Kirstein

II.[7] Museum Journaal (Otterlo). 1960.

Journal of the Rijksmuseum Krbller Muller, Otterlo
The Stedelijk van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Dutch texts

II.[8] The Whitney Review 1960-1961 (New York). 1 (1); 1960-61.

Essay, "Why So Little Art in Architecture?," by B. H. Friedman

II.[9] Paletten: Utgives av Gbteborgs Konstnarskluhh , (Gbteborg). (3); 1961.
II.[10] ARTnews (New York). 59(9); January 1961.

Articles by Alexander b. Griswold, E. C. Goossen, Gertrude Rosenthal, Salvador Dali

II.[11] Mizue (Tokyo). (676); August 1961.

Japanese text

II.[12] Connaissance des Arts (Paris). (115); September 1961.
II.[13] ARTnews (New York). 61(1); March 1962.

Articles by Henry Geldzahler, Jack Kroll, David Slivka, Salvador Dali

II.[14] Time (New York). 79(15); April 13, 1962.
II.[15] Arts & Architecture (Los Angeles). 79(5); May 1962.
II.[16] Location (New York). 1(1); Spring, 1963.

Thomas B. Hess and Harold Rosenberg, eds.
Essays by Robert Rauschenberg, Saul Steinberg, Marshall McLuhan, Willem de Kooning, Saul Bellow, Peter Yates, Larry Rivers

II.[17] Canadian Art (Ottawa). 21(5); September/October 1964.

Articles by Richard Armstrong, Sam Hunter, Robert Ayre, Alan Jarvis

II.[18] Newsweek (New York). 65(1); January 4, 1965.
II.[19] Time (New York). 85(9); February 26, 1965.
II.[20] City Art Museum of Saint Louis Bulletin (Saint Louis). 2(3); September-October 1966.
II.[21] De Kooning: paintings and Drawings Since 1963. New York: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., 1967.

Exh. announcement

II.[22] "Willem de Kooning: The Painter in Times of Changing Belief."

Hutchinson, Peter
In Program Guide 13, (Channel 13, WNDT, New York), November 1967


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