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Eleanor Antin 100 Boots feedback, 1970-1974. ANT.001.001
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Description
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).
Background
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.
Extent
12.67 Linear feet , 544 leaves, 13 boxes.
Restrictions
Contact the Balch Research Library at 323-856-6535 or library@lacma.org for information on publishing or reproducing materials included in these records. Permission will be granted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as the owner of the physical materials, and does not imply permission for use from the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment only through the Balch Research Library, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Telephone 323-857-6118 or email library@lacma.org.