This collection consists of 544 album leaves, each housed in a sheet protector, five three dimensional objects, and six folders
containing oddly shaped or oversized items. Each may consist of letters, postcards, newspaper clippings, journal clippings,
mail art, collages, and ephemera sent to Eleanor Antin during the years 1971-1974. Most of the items were sent to Antin in
response to the receipt of postcards from the
100 Boots series or inspired by them but also present are a few items related to projects of Antin's, such as postcards for an upcoming
“Traditional Art Show” featuring her photograph
Portrait of the King and a postcard promoting her video work
Representational Painting (1971).
Eleanor Antin (nee Fineman) was born in New York City on February 27, 1935. She studied at the High School of Music and Art
in New York City and received a B.A. in creative writing from the College of the City of New York. She also studied philosophy
at the New School of Social Research and acting at the Tamara Daykarhanova School for the stage and dance at the Martha Graham
studio. Much of the artist's work focuses on her attempt to find a missing part of her "Self," which is apparent in her "King
of Solana Beach", "Ballerina" and her other works involving various personas. She is married to poet and critic David Antin.
12.67 Linear feet
, 544 leaves, 13 boxes.
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