Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Gordon Bunshaft architectural drawings and papers, 1909-1990, bulk 1950-1979

Series V: Art Collection

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Box 15 Folder 6-7 "Record book of all art purchases, gifts, and sales", 1935-1989

1 ledger book listing works, with notations; various documents originally stored in ledger now stored separately in second folder (includes photos, correspondence, lists of art pieces, and personal notes)

Shelf C178rr "Nina & Gordon Bunshaft Collection of Art", [undated]

1 album containing images of the art owned by the Bunshafts; images are labeled with numbers and colors that correspond to additional information contained in the ledger as well as location (New York apartment or residence in East Hampton) See cross referenced "Record Book of all art purchases"

Box 18 Folder 1-4 Ancient art objects, records, 1945-1989, bulk 1960-1989

Divided by decade, covering 1945 to 1989 with the bulk from 1960-1989; consists of correspondence with galleries, photographs, and receipts

Box 18 Folder 5 Ancient art objects, photographs, [undated]

Assorted photographs of art objects that the Bunshafts looked at, purchased, or researched; occasional objects used in projects by SOM

Box 18 Folder 6 Ancient art objects, miscellaneous resources, 1960, 1963, 1973, 1977, 1983, 1988

Informational material about ancient tribal art; 5 publications; 2 brochures; 1 poster; 1 letter

Box 18 Folder 7 Clark Coe, "Boy with Lute", 1964, 1990

8 documents; includes program for an American Folk Art exhibit through which the Bunshafts acquired the piece, as well as 2 newspaper clippings and information regarding the acquisition

Box 18 Folder 8 Dubuffet drawings, retrospective exhibition (978 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York), 1960

1 poster advertising the exhibit

Box 18 Folder 9 Japanese ink paintings, [undated]

4 panels

Box 18 Folder 10 Legal Agreement, 1990

1 document; signed by Nina Bunshaft, regarding the transfer of ownership of a number of art pieces after his death

Box 18 Folder 11 "Manhattan Style" in Arte, 1981

See pages 76-81; article contains images of the Bunshafts' New York City apartment