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|Creator:||Sanchez, Emilio, 1921-1999|
|Title:||Emilio Sanchez Drawings of The Museum of Modern Art's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden|
|Quantity:||1.67 linear feet
6 folders in 1 oversize box
|Abstract:||Drawings of The Museum of Modern Art's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden by Emilio Sanchez for an unrealized print edition.|
|The original order of these drawings as received was preserved.|
Emilio Sanchez, a painter and printmaker, was born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1921. In 1944, he moved to New York City to study at the Art Students League and remained in the city until his death. His early works shifted between figuration and abstraction, with a particular interest in the play of light and shadow on forms. By the 1960s, his work became flatter and more geometrically abstract as he began exploring architectural themes, which would become dominant in his work through the 1970s and 1980s, and in the 1990s he became particularly focused on urban scenes of New York City. Sanchez died in Warwick, New York in 1999.
The collection consists of nineteen drawings of The Museum of Modern Art's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden created by Emilio Sanchez for an unrealized print edition. The drawings are all graphite on paper (one has added colored pencil) and range in size from 9 x 12 inches to 11 x 14 inches. The mailing envelope the drawings were apparently received in has also been preserved here.
The records are open for research and contain no restricted materials.
Emilio Sanchez Drawings of The Museum of Modern Art's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden is 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 staff of the MoMA Archives.
|This collection is indexed under the following headings in the library catalog of The Museum of Modern Art. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.|
|Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden--Pictorial works.|
Published citations should take the following form:
Long version: Emilio Sanchez Drawings of The Museum of Modern Art's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.
Short version: Emilio Sanchez. MoMA Archives, NY.
Riva Castleman, former Chief Curator of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA, transferred these drawings to the MoMA Archives in 2007. The collection was processed in 2022.
The collection as a whole is in good condition. Materials have been rehoused in archival folders and an appropriate-sized box, according to accepted professional practice. Yellowed and brittle interleaving tissue was discarded. The mailing envelope the drawings were apparently received in has been retained.