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Gianni Bertini papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 970

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, posters, visual poetry, artwork, writings, audiovisual materials, and electronic media documenting the life and work of Gianni Bertini. Correspondence includes letters from artists, galleries, and others. Notable correspondents include P. A. Benoit, Jean-François Bory, Henri Chopin, Jacqueline de Jong, Jean Dubuffet, Jean-Clarence Lambert, Sarenco, and Serge Vandercam. Artwork includes examples of MEC-Art (mechanical artwork), paintings, and other works by Bertini, P. A. Benoit, Henri Chopin, Bernard Heidsieck, Jean-Clarence Lambert, Ben Vautier, and others.

Dates

  • 1946 - 2010

Creator

Language of Materials

In Italian, French, English, and German.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Box 110 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 117 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Ownership & Copyright

The Gianni Bertini Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

July 2012 Acquisition: Purchased from John Benjamins Antiquariat b.v. and Phillipe Luiggi on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2012.

August 2012 Acquisition: Purchased from Derbylius Libreria Galleria di Carla Roncato on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2012.

September 2013 Acquisitions: Purchased from John Benjamins Antiquariat b.v. and Phillipe Luiggi on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund.

January 2016 Acquisition: Purchased from Philippe Luigi on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2016.

Arrangement

Organized into four groupings: July 2012 Acquisition; August 2012 Acquisition; September 2013 Acquisitions; and January 2016 Acquisition.

Extent

53.67 Linear Feet ((100 boxes) + 15 broadside and 2 broadside oversize )

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.bertini

Overview

The collection consists of scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, posters, visual poetry, artwork, writings, audiovisual materials, and electronic media documenting the life and work of Gianni Bertini. Correspondence includes letters from artists, galleries, and others. Notable correspondents include P. A. Benoit, Jean-François Bory, Henri Chopin, Jacqueline de Jong, Jean Dubuffet, Jean-Clarence Lambert, Sarenco, and Serge Vandercam. Artwork includes examples of MEC-Art (mechanical artwork), paintings, and other works by Bertini, P. A. Benoit, Henri Chopin, Bernard Heidsieck, Jean-Clarence Lambert, Ben Vautier, and others.

Gianni Bertini

Gianni Bertini (1922-2010) was an Italian artist and visual poet.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. Various acquisitions associated with the collection have not been merged and organized as a whole. Each acquisition is described separately in the contents list below and titled according to month and year of acquisition.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Gianni Bertini Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
May 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

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Access Information

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