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Archives related to: Goodman, Walter

titleWalter Goodman and William Stanton Picher papers, 1940-1982.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, printed material, subject file concerning Christo's "Running Fence" project, business records, art works, notes, and photographs.

Correspondence (1966-1981) concerns Goodman's and Picher's collecting activities and friendships with artists, including letters from Fred Martin, Nathan Oliveira, Joseph Raffael, Mel Ramos, and William T. Wiley and a greeting card decorated with an Oliveira print (1940). The "Running Fence" file contains correspondence, including 2 letters from Christo, summaries of the project, receipts, clippings and photographs.

Business records include loan requests from museums (1966-1981), bills of sale (1950-1982), insurance and appraisal lists of works and their values (1967-1981), conservation reports (1970-1976), and files concerning the "Mexican Masters Suite", Christo print documentation (1970-1972), and appraisers Butterfield and Butterfield (1979-1981).
Original art work includes rubber stamp designs by Phil Pasquini, a booklet made by Lout Sue, an illustrated booklet by William T. Wiley (1975) and 2 collages by Harold Paris (1976). Among the printed material are reproductions of works collected, clippings (1966-1981), and exhibition catalogs (1967-1981). Photographs are of the wedding of Tom Garver and Natasha Nichoson at Goodman and Picher's home.

Also included are records documenting Goodman's and Picher's Asian Collection, consisting of a few letters (1964-1971), bills of sale (1948-1978), receipts and photographs of works, loan forms (1969-1979), 2 appraisal forms (1971), "non-American" receipts, miscellaneous financial material, and notes (1946-1971), clippings (1969-1979), and photographs and slides of works.

Biographical Note
Art collectors; San Francisco, Calif.

extent1.2 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Printed Materials Subject Files Business Papers Works of Art
accessUse requires an appointment.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1983 by Walter Goodman.
updated05/12/2022 11:09:45
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