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John Ashbery collages

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1229

Scope and Contents

Collages created by John Ashbery, 1948-2011. Collages in the collection include Seaport, September 1948; Fjord, approximately 1972; Notre Dame des Neiges, 1977; Fountain, 2010; and The Leisure Class, 2011.

The framed collages in the collection are in mats and frames executed by City Frame, New York City, for an exhibition at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, September 4-October, 2008.

Dates

  • 1948 - 2011

Creator

Language of Materials

Inscriptions in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The John Ashbery Collages Collection 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

Gift of David Kermani, 2019, and purchased from the Tibor de Nagy Gallery on the Alfred A. Baker, Jr. Fund, 2019. See collection guide for information about whether a discrete collage was acquired as a gift or purchase.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Extent

5 Items (5 boxes)

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.ashberycollages

Overview

Collages created by John Ashbery, 1948-2011. Collages in the collection include Seaport, September 1948; Fjord, approximately 1972; Notre Dame des Neiges, 1977; Fountain, 2010; and The Leisure Class, 2011.

John Ashbery (1927-2017)

John Ashbery (1927-2017) was an American poet, art critic, and collagist. He was born in Rochester, New York, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College in 1949, and studied briefly at New York University before earning a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1951. Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr., Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.

Ashbery authored of more than twenty books of poetry and received major American and international awards for his work as well as many fellowships. He served as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1988 to 1999 and as the poet laureate of New York State from 2001 to 2003.

Ashbery lived in New York City and Hudson, New York, with his husband, David Kermani. He died of natural causes on September 3, 2017, at his home in Hudson.

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, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.
Title
Guide to the John Ashbery Collages
Author
Matthew Daniel Mason
Date
October 2019
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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