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Michèle C. Cone collection of Artists under Vichy, 1920s-1990s

Series I: Research Files

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Bronze Statues Melted Down:


(Henri Bouchard, French sculptor, head of the committee in charge of selection; plus bio, writings, and a collection of booklets on his work)



Box 1 Folder 1 Photographic Illustrations Le Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1974


Box 1 Folder 1 Bizardel memoirs (excerpts)


Box 1 Folder 1 Debuissm list


Box 1 Folder 2 List des Monuments et des Fontaines Appartenant a la Ville de Paris, 1983


Box 1 Folder 3 Photocopy of article on the removal and melting down of bronze statuary, as well as notepad


Box 1 Folder 4 Campagne de Mobilisation. Statues; a complete archive from the Archives Nationales de france documenting the removal of bronze statues and official list of saved ones


Box 1 Folder 5 Henri Bouchard bio and other documents


Box 1 Folder 5 Henri Bouchard's Victor Hugo project


Box 1 Folder 6 Copy of articles re. Valery, Bergson, Artistes Francaise


The Nazi Sculptor Arno Breker:


(Visit by the author to Breker, includes correspondence, postcard gifts from Breker, a booklet on technique, slides, interview (all interviews have been filed together separately) and photocopy of his request to use the apartment of Helena Rubenstein in Paris.)


Box 1 Folder 7 Postcard gifts from Breker, a booklet on technique, photograph


Box 1 Folder 8 Breker letter and clippings referring to his workshop


Box 1 Folder 9 Material re. Brecker's request for Helena Rubenstein's apartment in Paril


Box 1 Folder 10 Original letter from Arno Breker requesting interview tapes, 1984


Box 1 Folder 11 Correspondence re. interview, 1984


Box 1 Folder 12 M. Cone's notes on Breker


Box 1 Folder 13 Clippings re. Breker


Box 1 Arno Breker 60 ans de sculpture (Printed)


Box 1 Arno Breker et L'Art Officiel by Bernard Noel (Printed)


Box 1 Breker in Dusseldorf (slides)


Decorative Arts:


(Images of Pétain propaganda objects, catalogues of ceramicist Robert Lallemant, artistic advisor to Pétain; Galerie Cristofle exhibition catalogues 1941-1945 Trade publication Art Artisanat; info on French furniture from the 40s for article in Art in America), 1941-1945


Box 1 Folder 14-16 Info on French furniture from the 40s for article in Art in America.


Box 1 Folder 17 Trade publication Art Artisanat 38 --


Box 1 Folder 18 Salon de l'imagerie


Box 1 Folder 19 Images of Pétain propaganda objects


Box 1 Folder 20 Newel Art Galleries


Box 1 Folder 21 Catalogues of ceramicist Robert Lallemant, artistic advisor to Pétain;


Box 1 Folder 22 Elilo Terry


Box 1 Folder 23 Notes


Box 1 Folder 24 Photocopies of articles on St. Antoine/Tapisserie


Box 1 Folder 25 Sevres le Monde


Box 1 Folder 26 Photocopies re. art research


Box 1 Folder 27 Decrets


Nazi Art:



Box 2 Folder 1-2 Nazi Art/Hitler's Rooms/Lehman Haupt


Aristide Maillol and Charles Despiau:


(Tramontane, "La Vie Miserable et Glorieuse d'Aristide Maillol" and other magazine and journal articles pertaining to Maillol 1940-44; interview with Maillol's nephew Yvon Berta, 1985. Despiau Impressions d'Allemagne printed in Comoedia, November 29, 1941Journal Officiel listing of sanctions against collaborating artists including Despiau)


Box 2 Folder 3 Maillol . Barcelona, 1979


Box 2 Folder 4-5 Maillol. Articles, notes, research


Box 2 Folder 6 Aristide Maillol: 1861-1944


Box 2 Folder 7 l'Oeil: Charles Despaiu


Box 2 Folder 8 Charles Despaiu. Notes and articles


Anti-Semitic Materials:


Exhibition catalogue Le Juif et la France; reviews; articles in Je Suis Partout by Lucien Rebatet and other collabo writers.


Box 2 Folder 9 Albert Bouquillon (slides of visit)


Box 2 Folder 10 Albert Bouquillon. Catalog and photograph of his art


Box 2 Folder 11 Albert Bouquillon/. Letters, notes, articles


Box 2 Folder 12-13 Exposition "Le Juif et la France" au Palais Berlitz a Paris


Box 2 Folder 14 L'Art in Au Pilori, Note and photocopies


Box 2 Folder 15-16 Articles in Je Suis Partout by Lucien Rebatet and other collabo writers


Post-War Documents on Collaborators and Art Thieves:


Looted Art:


(Post-war testimonies of art dealers including P. Petrides accused of dealing in stolen art; excerpt of Memoir by Petrides; J.O. punishments; Kummel Report with list of artworks to be confiscated in European and American museums for the Third Reich.


Box 2 Folder 17 "Nazi Looted Art" The Holocaust Educational Trust, 1998


Box 2 Folder 18 ARTnews , December 1984


Box 2 Folder 19 Vanity Fair , March1998


Box 2 Folder 20 Web print outs re. looted art


Box 2 Folder 21 Leo Beck Institute. Correspondence and state of discussions E. Simpson


Box 2 Folder 22 Rorimer, etc.


Box 2 Folder 23 Vallant Le Front De L'Art


Box 2 Folder 24 French Museums re. collections


Box 2 Folder 25 French Museums, Robert von Hirsh sale



Box 3 Folder 1 Prosecution of Collabo in Artistic Milieu


Box 3 Folder 2 German Lists of looted art


Box 3 Folder 3 Report: Western Occupied Territories and the Netherlands


Box 3 Folder 4 Cassou Pillage and documents


Box 3 Folder 5 Clippings re. recovered stolen art from Jewish collections


Box 3 Folder 6 Sénat -- Séance du 11 Juin, 1990


Box 3 Folder 7 The Spoils of War. Edited by Elizabeth Simpson


Artist Refugees in Marseilles, Grasse, Oppede, etc:


(Materials on Arp, Sonia Delaunay, Taueber Arp, Brauner, Bellmer, Breton, Ernst, Masson, Chagall, Herold., Lam, Consuelo St. Exupery, Hans Namuth (interview) Ferdinand Springer's letters to the author on his internment with Ernst. interview with surrealist J. Herold Varian Fry and his Committee to save endangered intellectuals and artists, Letters to the author from members of the committee, original photos of Air Bel; excerpts from memoirs of refugees, Info on an exquisite corpse, and remake of Le Jeu de cartes surrealiste)


Box 3 Folder 8 Six Artistes a Grasse, 1940-1943


Box 3 Folder 9 Correspondence with Ferdinand Springer and article on "Le camp des Milles"


Box 3 Folder 10 Lam, Arp. Herold, etc.


Box 3 Folder 11 Wifredo Lam


Box 3 Folder 12 Oscar Domíngez


Box 3 Folder 13 Jacques Herold, Alberto Magnelli, Marc Chagall


Box 3 Folder 14 Jean Arp


Box 3 Folder 15 Andre Masson


Box 3 Folder 16 Max Ernst


Box 3 Folder 17 Hans Bellmer


Box 3 Folder 18 Victor Brauner


Box 3 Folder 19 David Wyman "Paper Walls"


Box 3 Folder 20-21 Copies and notes on various people: Ernst, Gold, Fry, Masson, etc.


Box 3 Folder 22 Personal notes on reading


Box 3 Folder 23 Le Jeu de Marseille: Victor Brauner; Andre Breton; Oscar Dominguez; Max Ernst; Janques Herold; Wilfredo Lam; Jacqueline Lamba; André Masson (Playing Cards)


Box 3 Folder 24 Varian Fry from Columbia (photocopies from his papers)


Box 3 Folder 25 Letters concerning refugee artists and architects in various places, especially Oppède


Box 3 Folder 26 Margaret Scolari Barr on MOMA invitations to artists, 1940-41


Resistance and Art -- Jean Moulin, and Noel Arnaud:


(Original catalogue on Jean Moulin, his art gallery in Nice, his cartooning before the war, his exchanges of mail with P.Petrides. Author correspondance with Noel Arnaud, editor of Main a Plume; postwar catalogues on art and resistance at various venues (suspect). Interviews with Noel Arnaud, with communist artists Fougeron and Taslitsky)


Box 3 Folder 27 Jean Moulin's Gallery Romanin



Box 4 Folder 1 L'Art Francais, November 1943 (copy), November 1943


Box 4 Folder 2 La Main a Plume (copy)


Box 4 Folder 3-4 La Resistance Litteraire (copy) with notes


Box 4 Folder 5 UBAC, Labisse, Gromaire, Laurens


Box 4 Folder 6 Correspondence and notes re the book Marseilles-New York, 1940-41, edited by Andre Dimanche


Box 4 Folder 6 Notes by M. Cone


Box 4 Folder 7 Photographs of artists (copy) from Smithsonian Institution


Box 4 Folder 8 Correspondence re. photographic services


Box 4 Folder 9 Picture research for book Marseilles-New York, 1940-41, edited by Andre Dimanche


Box 4 Folder 10 Decadence et Renaissance (copy) with notes


Gaston Diehl and Louis Hautecoeur:


(Gaston DiehlLes Etapes de la Peinture Contemporaine, 1941-42;Les Problemes de la Peinture; 1945 Le Nouvel Art Contemporain 1925-42 complete xeroxes given to the author Louis Hautecoeur excerpts from memoir, and copy of speech celebrating Franco Spanish exchanges of art involving a piece wanted by Nazi Germany), 1945


Box 4 Folder 11 Gaston Diehl Les Etapes de la Peinture Contemporaine, 1941-42


Box 4 Folder 12 Gaston Diehl Le Nouvel Art Contemporain 1925-42


Box 4 Folder 13 Note cards


Box 4 Folder 14 Gaston Diehl Les Problemes de la Peinture;, 1945


Box 4 Folder 15 Louis Hautecoeur excerpts from memoir, and copy of speech celebrating Franco Spanish exchanges of art involving a piece wanted by Nazi Germany


Catalogues and Press Clippings on Exhibitions of Modern Art:


(Some original catalogues and some xeroxes from Galerie de France, Galerie Friedland, Galerie Charpentier, Musee des arts modernes, Salon d'automne( including 1943 with Braque, 1944 with Picasso works. Vichy State Acquistions. Rare info on Jeune France, Témoignage, Le Rouge et le Bleu, La Peinture Bleu Blanc Rouge and artists Jean Bazaine, Alfred Manessier, Esteve, Jacques Villon, Bissiere German reports of spying on French art worlds 1941 --June 1944), 1943, 1944, 1941


Box 4 Folder 16 Les Achats et les Commandes de L'Etat and other Vichy sponsored projects


Box 4 Folder 17 German reports of spying on French art worlds 1941 --June 1944, 1941


Box 4 Folder 18 Artistas Franceses Contemporaneos, Madrid, 1943


Box 4 Folder 18 Catalog (copy) of Jeunes Peintres Francais, 1942/43


Box 4 Folder 19 Salon d'automne, 1941 42, 43 and correspondence in German and French, 1941


Box 4 Folder 20 Galerie de France, 1942



Box 5 Folder 1 Gallery Charpentier (various), with correspondence


Box 5 Folder 2 Témoignage


Box 5 Folder 3 Galerie Friedland


Box 5 Folder 4 Jeune France. (add Winnoch)


Box 5 Folder 5 Interviews and Bios.


Box 5 Folder 6 Notes on five painters


Box 5 Folder 7 Musee National des Arts Modernes


Picasso:


(See Noel Arnaud, letter on Picasso, discussing authenticity of a Picasso drawing given to a German officer Excerpts from Memoirs on Picasso during the war by André Dubois, Melle Roland, Sabartes. Several interviews with Francoise Gilot, author's notes, Gilot's notes Photos of Picasso works known and not known, mostly from war years MOMA Bulletin Jan 1945 and correspondence Barr/ Zervos, and others re Picasso's behavior during the war), 1945


Box 5 Folder 8 Texts on Picasso


Box 5 Folder 9 Picasso articles, notes, art (copy)


Box 5 Folder 10 Picasso drawing given to a German officer discussed by Nöel Arnaud and M. Cone, 1988


Box 5 Folder 11 Stein on Picasso


Box 5 Folder 12 Nöel Arnaud letters to M. Cone about surrealism day WWII


Box 5 Folder 13 Francoise Gilot interviews


Box 5 Folder 14 Salon d'Autome Picasso and American Press, 1944-1946


Box 5 Folder 15 Post war American reports re. French artists


Box 5 Folder 16 Picasso by Zervos: Post war reaction


Box 5 Folder 17 UBU Repertory Theater and News: Catch Desire By The Tail by Picasso


Box 5 Folder 18 "Picasso" Robert Desnos


Matisse:


(Several texts by Gaston Diehl inComoedia; book with Matisse correspondence with Bonnard; with Camoin in Revue de l'art no.12, 1971 photocopy of Pierre Courthion, "le visage de Matisse" 1942), 1971


Box 5 Folder 19 Matisse. Note cards


Box 5 Folder 20 dessins par Henri-Matisse (copy)


Box 5 Folder 21 Comoedia


Box 5 Folder 22 Matisse catalogs


Box 5 Folder 23-24 Matisse article, reviews, lists, etc.


Box 5 Folder 25-27 Chatting with Henri Matisse: The Lost 1941 Interview (copy)


J. M. Campagne and Alfred Courmes:


(Clippings on "la peinture objective"in Les nouveaux Temps 1941-44 Book on Alfred Courmes by Campagne, and other Courmes catalogues. Interview with Courmes, with Campagne, Info on Forces Nouvelles painter Georges Rohner and interview)



Box 6 Folder 1-4 Clippings, notes, articles


Various Artists:


Box 6 Folder 5-6 Hubert Yencesse, Roland Oudol, Maurice Brianchon, Raymond Legueult, and Alfred Janniot . Interview of the sculptor H. Yencesse, friend of Arno Breker.


French Art in Nazi Berlin:


Box 6 Folder 7 Catalog (copy) of exhibition in Berlin, 1937


Box 6 Folder 8 Correspondence about this exhibition


Box 6 Folder 9-10 "Entartete Kunst" research


Otto Freundlich:


(Special file on a Jewish artist whose work was on the cover of the original Entartete Kunst catalogue, who lived in various hiding places in France during World War II, was in touch with the Fry committee, with relatives in America. Arrested, he perished in the Holocaust. Catalogues, Schriffen, interviews with Mrs. Guttman who helped him during the war, with Edda Maillet from the Fondation Otto Freundlich in the musée de Pontoise)


Box 6 Folder 11 "Freundlich papers used so far". Notes, correspondence, documents, etc.


Box 6 Folder 12 Four printed catalogs of works of Otto Freundlich


Box 6 Otto Freundlich Schriften. Kölm: DuMont, 1982


Ph. D Thesis:


Art and Politics in France during the German Occupation:


Box 6 Folder 13-14 Reproduction Rights


Box 6 Folder 15 Illustrations/Plates


Box 6 Folder 16 "Art and Politics in France during the German Occupation, 1940-1944" (Ph.D. dissertation, 1988), 1940-1944



Box 7 Folder 1 Illustrations/Plates (Originals)