Joe Brainard Archive

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Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
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La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
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Copyright 2005


Descriptive Summary

Title: Joe Brainard Archive
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0005
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, 92093-0175
Languages: English
Physical Description: 32.2 Linear feet (8 archives boxes, 59 art bin items and 88 oversize folders)
Date (inclusive): 1960 - 1992
Abstract: Materials collected by Robert Butts, consisting primarily of diverse works by and regarding New York artist and writer Joe Brainard (1942-1994). The Joe Brainard Archive consists of numerous examples of Brainard's graphic work dating from 1962 to 1979, most of the books illustrated by Brainard, all of Brainard's manuscripts and published writings, notebooks for Brainard's I Remember series and several other books, Brainard's correspondence with members of the Butts family and correspondence to Brainard from Ned Rorem and Virgil Thomson, checklists of Brainard's artistic production constructed by Robert Butts, and a selection of articles devoted to Brainard's career. In addition to the Brainard materials, the Archive also includes several lithographs by Alex Katz (b. 1927), an oil painting by Tom Clark, and a few ink sketches by poets Ron Padgett and Allen Ginsberg. There are also manuscripts of Ted Berrigan, Tom Clark and Rudy Kikel, in addition to broadsides and books written by New York School writers such as John Ashbery, Edwin Denby, and Kenneth Koch.
Creator: Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994

Scope and Content of Collection

Accession Processed in 1987
The Joe Brainard Archive contains approximately 300 examples of Brainard's art work as well as book and cover illustrations, manuscripts, and published writings, all dating from ca. 1960 to 1979. Primarily a study collection, the importance of the Joe Brainard Archive is in documenting the wide range, topical as well as technical, of Joe Brainard's artistic production over a twenty year period, ca. 1960-1979. The collection also includes several art works and many books by other notable artists and writers. These materials have been arranged in five series: 1) ARTWORK, 2) MANUSCRIPTS, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) CATALOGS, and 5) BIBLIOGRAPHIES.
SERIES 1: ARTWORK
This series comprises 161 pieces of Brainard's graphic art and another 20 pieces, most by Alex Katz. Reflecting the many styles, dimensions, and media with which Brainard experimented during his career, these works include collages (including many of the miniatures Brainard constructed for a show of his in work in 1975), oil and watercolor abstractions, graphite portraits of several well known writers, original cover art for books by Ted Berrigan and John Ashbery, and the original art work for numerous "comic strips" done in collaboration with various writers.
SERIES 2: MANUSCRIPTS
The MANUSCRIPTS series, arranged chronologically, includes the notebooks and original manuscripts for nine books of writing by Brainard. Several manuscripts by Ted Berrigan, Tom Clark, Philip Gambone, and Rudy Kikel are also included.
SERIES 3: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series consists primarily of letters from Joe Brainard to Robert Butts. In addition, there are letters from Ned Rorem and Virgil Thomson to Brainard, and letters from Ron Padgett, John Giorno, Larry Fagin, and others to Robert Butts.
SERIES 4: CATALOGS
Catalogs for Brainard and Alex Katz exhibitions comprise the CATALOGS series. Also included are numerous reviews of Katz's work.
SERIES 5: BIBLIOGRAPHIES
Various checklists constructed by Robert Butts and documenting Brainard's production since 1961 are contained in series five, BIBLIOGRAPHIES.
SEPARATION NOTE
Books and journals received in the 1984 accession of the Joe Brainard Archive have been separated from the collection and added elsewhere to the library's holdings. To identify and list these items, conduct an author search in ROGER on the term "Butts, Robert, 1952- former owner."
Accessions Processed in 1991
The accessions to the Joe Brainard Archive processed in 1991 contain originals of artwork by Joe Brainard for collaborations with Bill Berkson and Kenward Elmslie, and correspondence related to Robert Butts' projects. The materials are arranged in four series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) ARTWORK, 3) MANUSCRIPTS, and 4) PHOTOGRAPHS.
SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE
The CORRESPONDENCE series includes letters from Bill Berkson to Robert Butts concerning publication of his book "Serenade" and correspondence from Joe Brainard. The materials date between 1986 and 1987 and are organized alphabetically by correspondent.
SERIES 2: ARTWORK
The ARTWORK series contains original drawings by Joe Brainard for three collaborative works with Bill Berkson and The Baby Book with Kenward Elmslie. Also included are original art by Brainard for miscellaneous poetry readings and flyers. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.
SERIES 3: MANUSCRIPTS
The MANUSCRIPTS series contains photocopies of proofs for Bill Berkson's "Cnidus, August 4th."
SERIES 4: PHOTOGRAPHS
An excellent portrait of Joe Brainard by photographer Elizabeth Hathon is located in the PHOTOGRAPHS series. Also included are color transparencies of an eight-piece exhibit entitled "The Gang of Eight."
Accession Processed in 1993
The 1993 accession of the Joe Brainard Archive comprises 16 letters and postcards from Joe Brainard to Robert Butts, most of which are birthday or holiday greetings. Also included is a print by Andy Warhol.

Biography

Born in Arkansas in 1942 and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Brainard moved to New York City in 1961. There, he quickly developed friendships with Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Bill Berkson, Barbara Guest, and other participants in the New York School. The large number of collaborative works in the collection, as well as the many illustrations Brainard did for books by others, reflect the sense of community shared by these artists.
Brainard's achievement, however, is remarkable quite aside from his many associations. Brainard harmonized linguistic and visual materials in extraordinary ways. His graphic work is notably literary, often incorporating words and sentences into non-literary designs. Such qualities prompted Frank O'Hara to say that Brainard's work had "nothing to do with philosophy, it's all art." Both the art work and writing is full of information and frequently takes erotic and semiotic risks. In one of his more scandalous serial works, Brainard subjected Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy to every imaginable erotic and high art situation.
A prolific artist, Brainard's work has been exhibited extensively in the New York City area since the early 1960s. His first retrospective show, consisting of work from 1960-1970, took place at the Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago in 1970. In the mid-1970s he created over 3,000 miniature collages, paintings, and drawings for a major show at the Fischbach Gallery in Manhattan. The materials gathered in the Joe Brainard Archive were first exhibited at the Long Beach Museum of Art in 1980. In 1986 they were again exhibited at UCSD.
Like Joe Brainard, Alex Katz is a New York City artist. He has given numerous solo shows since the early 1960s, and many of his works have been added to numerous public art collections throughout the country. Unlike Brainard, Katz has created a depthless, planar art which strips the visual image of its narrative, literary aura. The result, as one critic has noted, is an image of a reality that is of no consequence.

Preferred Citation

Joe Brainard Archive, MSS 5. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1984-1993.

Publication Rights

Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

Related Materials

Joe Brainard Letters (MSS 703), Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Berkson, Bill -- Correspondence
Berrigan, Ted
Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994 -- Archives
Brainard, Joe, 1942-1994 -- Correspondence
Butts, Robert, 1952-
Clark, Tom, 1941-
Fagin, Larry -- Correspondence
Greenwald, Ted -- Correspondence
Katz, Alex, 1927-
Kikel, Rudy, 1943-
Padgett, Ron, 1942- -- Correspondence
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 -- Correspondence
American poetry -- 20th century
Cartoons -- United States -- 20th century
Collages -- 1960-1969
Collages -- 1970-1979
Gay men -- United States -- Biography
Gay men -- United States -- Poetry
Gay men in art
Gays' writings
Lithographs -- 1960-1969
Lithographs -- 1970-1979
Oil paintings -- 1960-1969
Oil paintings -- 1979-1979
Photographs -- 1964-1990
Prose poems, American
Watercolor drawings -- 1960-1969
Watercolor drawings -- 1970-1979

 

Accession Processed in 1987

 

ARTWORK

Box 1, Folder 1, Oversize AB-002-B

If - Ink and gouache, three panels, 10 x 7 images, all unsigned ca. 1975

Box 1, Folder 2, Oversize AB-010-C

Ultra-New Realism - Self-portrait, graphite on paper and collage, 13 x 10 1/2 1972

Box 1, Folder 3, Oversize AB-010-C

Untitled - Graphite on paper and collage, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 1972

Box 1, Folder 4, Oversize AB-010-A

Moon and Reflection - Collage, 8 x 6 1/8, unsigned 1978

Box 1, Folder 5, Oversize AB-010-A

Tulips and Daffodils - Watercolor, 14 x 11 1967

Box 1, Folder 6, Oversize AB-010-A

Human Pear - Collage, 6 x 4 1977

Box 1, Folder 7, Oversize AB-010-B

Cherry - Oil on canvas, unmounted, 3 5/8 x 6 1/8 1973

Box 1, Folder 8, Oversize AB-010-A

Letters - Watercolor, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2, unsigned 1978

Box 1, Folder 9, Oversize AB-010-B

Post-Card Landscape - Collage, 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 1979

Box 1, Folder 10, Oversize MC-066-01

Carte Postal - Collage, 7 5/8 x 5 5/16 1978

Box 1, Folder 11, Oversize AB-003-E

People of the World: Relax - Ink on paper, 8 panels, (see 1.134) 1966

Box 1, Folder 12, Oversize AB-005-C

Butterfly Madonna - Collage, 14 x 11 1966

Box 1, Folder 13, Oversize AB-001-F

Hampton Beach Construction #1 - Construction, 24 x 1 1/2 1970

Box 1, Folder 14, Oversize AB-001-E

Hampton Beach Construction #2 - Construction, 23 1/2 x 5 1970

Box 1, Folder 15, Oversize AB-008-C

Ada Poster - (Alex Katz) offset lithograph, 19 1/2 x 27 1/2 1971

Box 1, Folder 16, Oversize AB-005-D

Beach House - (Alex Katz) screenprint, 49/50, 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 1968

Box 1, Folder 17, Oversize AB-002-A

Day Lily #1 - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 2/90, 21 x 27 1/2

Box 1, Folder 18, Oversize AB-002-A

Day Lily #2 - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 49/90, 21 x 27 1/2

Box 1, Folder 19, Oversize AB-002-B

Head of Vincent - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 30/120, 15 x 21 1972

Box 1, Folder 20, Oversize AB-003-F

William Dumas: Homage to Frank O'Hara - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 22/90, 33 5/6 x 25 7/16 1972

Box 1, Folder 21, Oversize AB-006-B

Late July #1 - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 75/120, 22 x 28

Box 1, Folder 22, Oversize AB-006-B

Late July #2 - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 102/120, 22x 28

General note

Additional copy located in ANP MC NE2312.K38 A6 1962 MSS 5.
Box 1, Folder 23, Oversize AB-002-B

Portrait of a Poet: Kenneth Koch - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 8/200, 28 1/8 x 22 1/2

Box 1, Folder 24, Oversize AB-009-B

Window - (Alex Katz) oil on masonite, 14 7/8 x 13 1962

Box 1, Folder 25, Oversize AB-003-D

Swamp Maple #1 - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 67/84, 41 1/16 x 27 1/2 1970

Box 1, Folder 26, Oversize AB-003-D

Swamp Maple #2 - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 74/90, 41 1/16 x 27 1/2 1970

Box 1, Folder 27, Oversize AB-008-C

Self-Portrait - (With poem by Ted Berrigan) collage, 24 3/4 x 11 1/2 1963

Box 1, Folder 28, Oversize MC-066-01

Fleishmann's - (Collaboration with Frank O'Hara) collage, 13 3/4 x 10 3/4, signed by O'Hara and Brainard 1965

 

Cigarette Butts by Joe Brainard - Oil on canvas board, all 12 x 9, unsigned 1974

Box 1, Folder 29, Oversize AB-009-D

2 of 5 from set of 6; sixth in Ron Padgett collection

Box 1, Folder 30, Oversize AB-009-E

3 of 5 from set of 6

Box 1, Folder 31, Oversize AB-005-C

Night-View from the Artist's Loft - Oil on canvas, 16 x 12, unsigned, (see 1.81) 1971

Box 1, Folder 32, Oversize AB-005-C

Day-View from the Artist's Loft - Oil on canvas, 16 x 12, unsigned, (see 1.81) 1971

Box 1, Folder 33, Oversize AB-005-D

Poet's Corner: Calais, VT. - Gouache on paper, 6 x 7 1/2 1973

Box 1, Folder 34, Oversize AB-004-A

J. J. Mitchell - Graphite on paper, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 1972

Box 1, Folder 35, Oversize AB-004-A

Ada Katz - Graphite on paper, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 1972

Box 1, Folder 36, Oversize AB-004-B

Larry Fagin - Graphite on paper, 14 1/4 x 11 1/2 1971

Box 1, Folder 37, Oversize AB-004-B

Bill Elliot - Graphite on paper, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 1972

Box 1, Folder 38, Oversize AB-004-B

Ron Padgett - Graphite on paper, 14 1/4 x 11 1/4 1971

Box 1, Folder 39, Oversize AB-004-C

Bill Berkson - Graphite on paper, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 1971

Box 1, Folder 40, Oversize AB-004-C

James Schuyler - Graphite on paper, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 1971

Box 1, Folder 41, Oversize AB-004-C

Ted Berrigan - Graphite on paper, 14 1/4 x 11 1/4 1971

Box 1, Folder 42, Oversize AB-004-D

Covers for two Boke Press books - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 each 1968

General note

(See A. Waldman, On the Wing and L. Warsh, Highjacking).
Box 1, Folder 43, Oversize AB-004-D

C Magazine Cover #3 - Ink on paper, 8 1/2 x 14 1963

Box 1, Folder 44, Oversize AB-004-D

C Magazine Cover #13 - Ink on paper, 8 1/2 x 14 1966

Box 1, Folder 45, Oversize AB-004-D

Wild Flowers - Oil on masonite, 16 1/8 x 12 1/4 1970

Box 1, Folder 46, Oversize AB-005-C

If Nancy Was a Painting by de Kooning - Colored pencil, 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 1975

Box 1, Folder 47, Oversize AB-004-E

Tennis Shoes - Gouache, 13 1/2 x 11, unsigned ca. 1973

Box 1, Folder 48, Oversize AB-004-E

If Nancy Was an Acid Freak - Ink and collage, 7 3/4 x 6 1975

Box 1, Folder 49, Oversize AB-004-E

I've Got to Find My Other Self... - (Ron Padgett) collage, 3 7/8 x 2 1/4 1968

Box 1, Folder 50, Oversize MC-137-02

Untitled - (Tom Clark) oil on canvas, 27 x 46 1/2

Box 1, Folder 51, Oversize AB-004-F

Pansies - (Three of four rejected drawings for Paris Review, no. 61; for the fourth see 1.114) ink on paper, 7 1/4 x 5, 6 3/4 x 5 1/2, 5 1/2 x 5, all unsigned 1975

Box 1, Folder 52, Oversize AB-004-F

Seaweed - Collage, 13 1/2 x 11 1970

Box 1, Folder 53, Oversize AB-005-A

Dancing Tulips - Collage and gouache, 13 3/4 x 10 1/2 1978

Box 1, Folder 54, Oversize AB-005-A

Goldfish - Collage, 10 3/4 x 10 1/4 1977

Box 1, Folder 55, Oversize AB-005-A

Untitled - Collage, 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 ca. 1975

Box 1, Folder 56, Oversize AB-005-A

If Nancy Was Black - Collage and colored pencil on postcard, 6 x 3 1/2 1973

Box 1, Folder 57, Oversize AB-005-B

The Wavey Dress; The Rare Tree Walked Up the Hill; The Intu; The Dog Being Attacked - (Wayne Padgett) ink on paper 3 3/16 x 4 1/2 (Intu), 11 x 8 1/2 (other three), unsigned ca. 1974

Box 1, Folder 58, Oversize MC-065-03

Sketch of Robert Butts - Graphite on paper, 23 3/4 x 18, unsigned 1977

Box 1, Folder 59, Oversize MC-071-01

Birthday Card for Ted Berrigan - Watercolor, ink, and collage, 13 5/8 x 10 7/16 ca. 1964

Box 1, Folder 60, Oversize MC-065-06

Pansy - Serigraph, 25 1/2 x 25 1/2 1971

Box 1, Folder 61, Oversize MC-065-04

Medicine Show - Serigraph, 27 x 19 3/4 1977

Box 1, Folder 62, Oversize MC-065-01

Naomi - (Alex Katz) etching with aquatint, 49/50, 5 1/8 x 8 3/4 1972

Box 1, Folder 63, Oversize MC-137-01

Skowhegan Ball Poster - (Alex Katz) lithograph, 6/75, 31 x 21 1/2 1969

Box 1, Folder 64, Oversize AB-003-D

Untitled #5 - (Don West) colored pencil on sculptured paper, 13 x 13 1/8 ca. 1980

Box 1, Folder 65, Oversize MC-065-05

Four illustrations from Best and Company - (Mushrooms, Felix the Cat, Glove, and Hurdler) ink on paper, 10 x 7, unsigned 1969

Box 1, Folder 66, Oversize AB-012-C

Homage to Marilyn Monroe - Collage, 7 x 4 3/4 1979

Box 1, Folder 67-69, Oversize MC-071-01

Illustration for An Anthology of New York Poets 1969

General note

Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2.
Box 1, Folder 70, Oversize MC-065-07

Illustrations for White Noise - (Collaboration with Anne Waldman) ink on paper, 6 leaves, 12 x 9 ca. 1975

Box 1, Folder 71, Oversize MC-065-08

Illustrations for The Great Explosion Mystery - (Collaboration with John Ashbery) ink on paper, six panels, 13 x 10 1966

Box 1, Folder 72, Oversize MC-066-01

Cover for Ted Berrigan's The Sonnets - Gouache, 13 x 10 1964

Box 1, Folder 73, Oversize MC-066-01

Rejected cover for Ted Berrigan's The Sonnets - Collage, 7 1/4 x 4 1/8 1966

Box 1, Folder 74, Oversize MC-066-01

Some Trees - Gouache of original cover for 1970 reprint of John Ashbery's Some Trees, 13 1/1 x 10 1/2 1970

Box 1, Folder 75, Oversize MC-066-01

C Magazine Cover #10 - Ink wash, 14 1/4 x 8 3/4 1966

Box 1, Folder 76, Oversize MC-066-01

If Nancy Were a DaVinci Drawing - Ink on off-set of DaVinci sketch, 14 x 10 1/4 1972

Box 1, Folder 77, Oversize MC-066-01

Skowhegan Ball Costume - Watercolor and ink, 6 x 4 1977

Box 1, Folder 78, Oversize MC-066-01

December 21, 1966 - Gouache and ink, 13 x 10

Box 1, Folder 79, Oversize MC-066-01

Mushroom - Gouache and ink wash, 13 1/2 x 10 9/16 1972

Box 1, Folder 80, Oversize MC-066-01

Joseph - Ink on paper, 13 x 10 1966

Box 1, Folder 81, Oversize MC-066-01

View from Artist's Loft - Graphite on paper, 14 x 11, unsigned 1972

Box 1, Folder 82, Oversize MC-066-01

Chocolate Donut Mona Lisa - (Includes envelope sent to Robert Butts) ink and collage, 4 x 6, (Joe Brainard postcard), printed signature 1976

Box 1, Folder 83, Oversize MC-066-01

Tom Clark - Graphite on paper, 14 1/2 x 10 1/2, (signed by Tom Clark) 1971

Box 1, Folder 84, Oversize MC-066-01

Cinzano Ashtray Etching - Etching, 1/15, 18 x 15 1972

Box 1, Folder 85, Oversize MC-066-01

Cigarette Butts Etching - Etching, 6/15, 15 x 12 1972

Box 1, Folder 86, Oversize MC-066-01

de Kooning Nancy Etching - Etching, 6/15, 15 x 12 1972

Box 1, Folder 87, Oversize MC-066-01

Blue Pear - Gouache and ink, 9 x 7 1979

Box 1, Folder 88, Oversize MC-066-01

Sun and Clouds - Pencil and collage, 4 1/2 x 3 1979

Box 1, Folder 89, Oversize MC-066-01

Down Through the Ages - (Collaboration with Kenneth Koch) ink on paper, 14 x 8 1/2, unsigned by both 1963

Box 1, Folder 90, Oversize MC-066-01

Christmas Card (Christmas Tree) - Ink and colored pencil, 6 7/8 x 4 7/8, (cf. 1.100 & 5.2) 1972

Box 1, Folder 91, Oversize MC-066-01

Donut with Blood - (Collaboration with Ted Berrigan) ink on board, 14 x 8 1/2 1967

Box 1, Folder 92, Oversize MC-066-01

Cezanne - (Collaboration with Ron Padgett) ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 1967

Box 1, Folder 93, Oversize MC-066-02

Flyer for Lorenzo Thomas Poetry Reading - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2, (see 5.14) 1971

Box 1, Folder 94, Oversize MC-066-02

Cover for Adventures in Poetry, No. 2 - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 1968

Box 1, Folder 95, Oversize MC-066-02

Flyer for Anne Waldman and Joe Brainard Poetry Reading - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2, (see 5.14) 1970

Box 1, Folder 96, Oversize MC-066-02

Flyer for Ted Berrigan Poetry Reading - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2, (see 5.14) 1970

Box 1, Folder 97, Oversize MC-066-02

Personal Nancy Love - (Collaboration with Ted Berrigan) ink on paper, four sheets, 15 3/8 x 11 1/2, (cf. 1.128) 1963

Box 1, Folder 98, Oversize MC-066-02

Flyer for Michael Brownstein and James Tate Poetry Reading - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2, (see 5.14) 1971

Box 1, Folder 99, Oversize MC-066-02

Cover for Landau-Alan Show - Ink on paper, 7 x 9 3/4, (see 8.2 & 8.3) 1969

Box 1, Folder 100, Oversize MC-066-02

Christmas Card (Window) - Ink, 9 1/8 x 7 5/8, (see 1.90 & 5.12) 1973

Box 1, Folder 101, Oversize MC-066-02

Swamp Vodka - (Collaboration with Bill Berkson) watercolor, ink, and collage, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1971

Box 1, Folder 102, Oversize MC-066-02

Miles - (Collaboration with Bill Berkson) gouache and collage, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1971

Box 1, Folder 103, Oversize MC-066-02

Air Blue - (Collaboration with Bill Berkson) gouache and collage, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1971

Box 1, Folder 104, Oversize MC-066-02

Blue Movie - (Collaboration with Bill Berkson) gouache and collage, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1971

Box 1, Folder 105, Oversize MC-066-02

It's a Blue World - (Collaboration with Bill Berkson) ink and collage, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1971

Box 1, Folder 106, Oversize MC-066-02

There's No Now - (Collaboration with Bill Berkson) watercolor wash and collage, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1971

Box 1, Folder 107, Oversize MC-066-02

Babe Rainbow - (Collaboration with Ted Berrigan) ink and collage, 14 x 11, unsigned 1975

Box 1, Folder 108, Oversize MC-066-02

Long Time No See - (Collaboration with Ted Berrigan) ink and collage, 14 x 11, unsigned 1975

Box 1, Folder 109, Oversize MC-066-02

Grandmother - (Collaboration with Ted Berrigan) ink and collage, 14 x 11, unsigned 1975

Box 1, Folder 110, Oversize MC-066-02

As Usual - (Collaboration with Ted Berrigan) ink and collage, 14 x 11, unsigned 1975

Box 1, Folder 111, Oversize MC-067-01

Next to Last Cigarette - Ink on canvas board and collage, 5 x 4 1970

Box 1, Folder 112, Oversize MC-067-01

Rejected drawing for cover of Some Trees - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2, (see 1.74) 1970

Box 1, Folder 113, Oversize MC-067-01

Pansies - (Fourth of four rejected drawings for Paris Review, no. 61) ink on paper, 5 1/2 x 5, unsigned 1975

Box 1, Folder 114, Oversize MC-067-01

Ted Berrigan - Ink and photograph, 12 3/4 x 9 5/8, unsigned 1963

Box 1, Folder 115, Oversize MC-067-01

Bobbie Creeley - Graphite on paper, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1971

Box 1, Folder 116, Oversize MC-067-01

Alex Katz - Graphite on paper, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1972

Box 1, Folder 117, Oversize MC-067-01

Anne Waldman - Graphite on paper, 10 5/8 x 13 5/8 1972

Box 1, Folder 118, Oversize MC-067-01

Dick Gallup - Graphite on paper, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1971

Box 1, Folder 119, Oversize MC-067-01

For Robert, with Love - Collage and gouache, 8 x 10 1977

Box 1, Folder 120, Oversize MC-067-01

Blades of Grass - Watercolor and collage, 9 1/2 x 7 ca. 1972

Box 1, Folder 121, Oversize MC-067-01

Broadsheet - Text by Ron Padgett, designed by Joe Brainard, 1 leaf 1959

Box 1, Folder 122, Oversize MC-067-02

Flyer for Larry Fagin, David Shapiro, and Charles Levendosky Poetry Reading - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2, (see 5.14) 1971

Box 1, Folder 123, Oversize MC-067-02

Nude in Pink and Gray - Gouache and collage, 3 1/8 x 1 7/8 1970

Box 1, Folder 124, Oversize MC-067-02

Sailor Pissing - Ink on paper, 2 x 1 1/2 1976

Box 1, Folder 125, Oversize MC-067-02

Sailor's Jumper Postcard - Ink and collage, 6 x 4 1976

Box 1, Folder 126, Oversize MC-067-02

John Henry - Gouache, 4 x 3 1971

Box 1, Folder 127, Oversize MC-067-02

Fragments of a Self-Portrait - (Four of five pieces) colored pencil, 10 x 8 1969

Box 1, Folder 128, Oversize MC-067-02

Personal Nancy Love - Two hand-colored sheets of printed comic strip, 14 5/8 x 5 7/16, (cf. 1.97) 1963

Box 1, Folder 129, Oversize MC-067-02

Illustration for Recent Visitors - (Collaboration with Bill Berkson) ink on paper, 1 leaf, 12 x 9 1971

Box 1, Folder 130, Oversize MC-067-02

Michael Brownstein - Graphite on paper, 13 5/8 x 10 5/8 1971

Box 1, Folder 131, Oversize MC-067-02

Hockey Player, cover for C Magazine, #7, - 14 x 8 1/2 1964

Box 1, Folder 132, Oversize MC-067-02

Guillaume Apollinaire - Gouache and ink, 13 1/8 x 10 1967

Box 1, Folder 133, Oversize MC-067-02

Now the Planet's Face Has Stopped - (Collaboration with Dick Gallup) ink and watercolor, 13 1/8 x 10 1/8, signed only by Dick Gallup 1963

Box 1, Folder 134, Oversize MC-068-01

Original Artwork for Pat - (Collaboration with Ted Berrigan) ink on paper, 7 matted panels, 13 x 10 1966

Box 1, Folder 135, Oversize MC-068-02

Original Artwork for The Earth Machine - (Collaboration with Kenneth Koch) ink on paper, 9 matted panels, 13 x 10 1966

Box 1, Folder 136, Oversize MC-069-01

Original Artwork for Betty Sue's Biplane - (Collaboration with Dick Gallup) ink on paper, 5 matted panels, 13 x 10 1966

Box 1, Folder 137, Oversize MC-069-02

Original Artwork for I Love You deKooning - (Collaboration with Bill Berkson) ink on paper, 11 matted panels, 13 x 10 ca. 1969

Box 1, Folder 138, Oversize MC-070-01

Illustrations for Mechanical Ride - (Collaboration with Kenward Elmslie) ink on paper, 11 panels, 11 x 8 1/2 (title and publisher's pages), 12 x 9 1972

Box 1, Folder 139, Oversize MC-070-02

Original Artwork for Foreheads - (Collaboration with Barbara Guest) ink on paper, 6 matted panels, 13 x 10 1966

Box 2, Folder 1

Chinese Vase Postcard - Ink, 6 x 4 1972

General Note

Also includes Pussycat Playing Card - Collage and gouache, 5 1/2 x 4
Box 2, Folder 2

Some Blue Gay Porn - Construction (four collages and one ink drawing on 4 1/2 x 3 paper stuffed in envelope with blue ink lettering and wash on front and blue-checked contact paper on back; placed in blue-bordered handkerchief; placed in blue-jean pocket mounted on plywood), 10 x 7 3/4 oval 1975

Box 2, Folder 3

Nancy - Ink on board, 10 x 7 1/2, unsigned ca. 1969

Box 2, Folder 4

Anniversary Card to Ted and Sandy Berrigan - Collage on contact paper, 3 3/8 x 10 1966

Box 2, Folder 5

Scrap Book - Ink drawing and collage, 16 pages enclosed in paper folder titled and signed which is enclosed in a gas mask canvas envelope, 4 1/8 x 5 1/4 1977

Box 2, Folder 6, Oversize FB-187-01

I Love You Marilyn Monroe - Collage, 10 1/2 x 17, signed 1962

Box 2, Folder 7

Hand and Flower - (Marisol) rubber- stamp print, 9 1/2 x 6 7/16 1967

Box 2, Folder 8

Untitled - (C. Marvin) oil on postcard, 2 x 1 1/2 1975

Box 2, Folder 9

Healthies - (Artist unknown) ink on paper, comic strip, (8 panels), 14 x 8 1/2 undated

Box 2, Folder 10

Untitled - (Ron Padgett) watercolor, 6 x 7 3/4 1975

Box 2, Folder 11

Glub - (Ted Berrigan) ink on paper, 9 1/4 x 7 3/8, signed by Berrigan, sticker attributing to JB 1965

Box 2, Folder 12, Oversize FB-187-02

Tear Fell - (Brigid Polk) watercolor on poster board, 13 5/16 x 10 5/8 undated

Box 2, Folder 13

C Comics, No. 2 - ("People of the World: Relax" has been excerpted and framed; "Hard Times," a collaboration with Frank O'Hara, and two advertisements are missing) ink drawings, 58 leaves, 13 x 10 1966

Box 2, Folder 14

Rejected cover for Adventures in Poetry, No. 2 - Ink on paper, 10 7/8 x 8 3/8, (cf. 1.94) 1968

Box 2, Folder 15

Rejected drawing for cover of Brain Damage - Collage, 11 x 8 1/2 1970

Box 2, Folder 16

Flyer for Ted Berrigan and Jim Dine Poetry Reading - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2, (see 5.14) 1970

Box 2, Folder 17

Flyer for Clark Coolidge and Larry Fagin Poetry Reading - Ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2, (see 5.14) 1971

Box 2, Folder 18

13 rejected drawings for Bean Spasms for Ted by Joe - (11 of 13 in folder signed by Ted Berrigan) ink on paper, 10 1/16 x 7 5/8 1967

Box 2, Folder 19

Sketch for an Assemblage - Pentel on paper, 11 x 8 1/2, unsigned 1962

Box 2, Folder 20

Advertisement for C Comics, #1 - Ink on paper, 14 x 8 1/2 1963

Box 2, Folder 21

Paris Review t-shirt ad ( Nancy Leaning Against Tree) - (Published in issues 54, 55, and 56) ink on paper, 10 x 7 1/4 1972

Box 2, Folder 22

Larry Fagin - Ink on paper, 8 x 6 1/2 ca. 1966

Box 2, Folder 23

Illustration for Recent Visitors - (Collaboration with Bill Berkson) ink on paper, 9 leaves, 12 x 9 1971

Box 3, Folder 1

Illustrations for Shiny Ride - (Collaboration with Kenward Elmslie) ink on paper, 11 leaves, 11 x 8 1/2 (title and publisher's page), 12 x 9 1972

Box 3, Folder 2

Nancy Stamps - (Block of 6) pentel on postage stamps, 3 x 3 1/8, unsigned 1977

Box 3, Folder 3

Pansy Cut-Out - Cut-out, 1 1/2 x 1, unsigned ca. 1972

Box 3, Folder 4

West Hampton Beach Collage - Collage, 2 x 2, signed and titled on separate sheet 1969

Box 3, Folder 5

Wednesday, March 18, 1975 - Collage, 6 3/8 x 4 3/16

Box 3, Folder 6

Soup - Ink and collage, 4 3/4 x 80 3/4 1963

Box 3, Folder 7

TV Set Key-Ring - Collage, 5 1/8 x 1 7/8, unsigned 1977

Box 3, Folder 8

Tareyton Cigarettes by Larry Rivers - Collage, and pen and ink, 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 1972

Box 3, Folder 9

Still-Life with TV - Collage and colored pencil, 5 1/4 x 3 1/2, unsigned 1976

Box 3, Folder 10

Smoking Cigarette Matchbook - Gouache and collage, 3 3/4 x 1 1/2, unsigned 1977

Box 3, Folder 11

Parisian - Gouache and collage, 3 x 2, unsigned 1977

Box 3, Folder 12

All-American Night - Collage, 2 1/8 x 2 1/8 in plastic box, unsigned 1976

Box 3, Folder 13

Flowers Matchbook - Collage and pentel, 3 5/8 x 1 1/2, unsigned 1977

Box 3, Folder 14

Egyptian Night Matchbook - Collage, 3 3/4 x 2, unsigned 1977

Box 3, Folder 15

Comet - Gouache and collage, 2 3/4 x 1 7/8, unsigned 1977

Box 3, Folder 16

Autumn Tree Matchbook - Gouache and watercolor, 3 3/4 x 1 1/2, unsigned 1977

Box 3, Folder 17

Muy Malo - Ink on paper, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 1976

Box 3, Folder 18

Jenny Jump - (Illustration for a children's book Brainard and Ron Padgett planned to do) sepia ink, 4 3/4 x 3 3/8 1966

Box 3, Folder 19

Original artwork for Twenty-Four Pictures and Some Words - 21 of original ink and collage illustrations with title page, 5 5/16 x 4 1/8 1979

Box 3, Folder 20

Amazing but True - Eight ink drawings appeared in Paris Review, no. 53, 11 x 7 1972

Box 3, Folder 21

Seven rejected drawings for Dick Gallup's Bingo - (Only five are contained in folder) all pen and ink, 8 x 6 1/2 1966

Box 3, Folder 22

Rejected cover for Columbia Review (Fall 1963) - Ink and rubber stamp, 9 1/8 x 6 1/8 1963

Box 3, Folder 23

Rejected cover for Kenward Elmslie's Barbie and Ken - Ink on paper, 14 x 8 1/2 1963

Box 4, Folder 1

Rejected cover for Ted Berrigan's From Living with Chris - Ink on paper, 14 x 8 1/2 1963

Box 4, Folder 2

Rejected cover for Tom Veitch's The Louis Armed Story - Ink on paper, 14 x 8 1/2 1963

Box 4, Folder 3

Rejected cover for William Burroughs' St. Louis Return - Ink on paper, 14 x 8 1/2 1963

Box 4, Folder 4

One Love Book for Ted and Sandy by Joe - Multi-media, 24 leaves, 10 x 8 1/4 1963

Box 4, Folder 5

Illustrations for Living with Chris - Ink on paper, 20 leaves, 11 1/8 x 8 1/2 ca. 1968

Box 4, Folder 6

Five covers for one issue of C Magazine, #7 - Multi-media, #1--Star Spangled Stories, #2--Control, #3--Fetus, #4--Hairy, #5--Child and hand, 14 x 8 1/2 1964

Box 4, Folder 7, Oversize FB-187-03

Cover for C Magazine, #5 - Ink, 15 x 9 1/2 1963

Box 4, Folder 8, Oversize FB-187-04

Christmas Book for Ted by Joe - Multi-media, 11 leaves, 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 1966

Box 4, Folder 9

Rameses II - Collage, 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 1971

Box 4, Folder 10

Illustrations for Living with Chris - (Camera-ready art-work) ink on graph paper, 6 leaves, 11 x 8 1/2 ca. 1967

Box 4, Folder 11

Illustrations and text for The Drunken Boat - (Text by Ted Berrigan) ink on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 1971

Box 4, Folder 12

Joe Brainard with Coke Bottle - Black and white photograph, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 1964

Box 4, Folder 13

Joe Brainard with Cigarette - Black and white photograph, 5 x 4 1972

Box 4, Folder 14

Joe Brainard Remembering - Black and white photograph, 9 3/4 x 8 ca. 1977

Box 4, Folder 15

James Schuyler - Black and white photograph, 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 ca. 1969

Box 4, Folder 16

Nude Torso of Joe Brainard (reputed?) - (Artist: John Button) graphite and watercolor on paper, pasted on board, 4 1/4 x 11 1972

Box 4, Folder 17, Oversize FB-187-05

Photo offsets for covers and flyers - 4 leaves ca. 1964-1969

Box 4, Folder 18, Oversize FB-187-06

Grass Harp - (Painted Smiles Records) 1967

Box 4, Folder 19

Exhibition etchings and lithographs, 1973 - By Whistler (includes ink drawing by Bill Berkson inside from cover; signed by Berkson and addressed to Anjelica Clarke, 1974)

Box 4, Folder 20

Five inch audio tape of Joe Brainard reading Alice and of Kenward Elmslie reading The Champ. Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press 1968

Box 5, Folder 1

Ex-Lax V. Feenamint Vs. Ex-Lax Vs. Feen - (Collaboration with T. Berrigan, Dick Gallup, and Ron Padgett) multi-media notebook, 53 leaves, 10 3/8 x 7 7/8 1963

Box 5, Folder 2

Inside Gordon's House - Nine ink drawings in spiral notebook, 11 x 8 1/2, unsigned 1971

Box 5, Folder 3

Vermont - 62 pen and ink drawings in notebook, 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 1977

Box 5, Folder 4

My Favorite Quotations - 48 leaves 1971

Box 5, Folder 5

We Still Don't Know - 12 leaves 1975

Box 5, Folder 6

8 Mini-Essays - 9 leaves 1975

Box 5, Folder 7

Some Vermont Nature Notes - 7 leaves 1970

Box 5, Folder 8

Artist's Postcards - (Joe Brainard is # 77-78E 3-4) 39 leaves in card board envelope with Christopher Street review 1977

Box 5, Folder 9

Postcards by Joe Brainard - 4 images, 6 leaves 1976

Box 5, Folder 10

Postcard by Joe Brainard for St. Mark's Poetry Project, undated - 1 leaf

Box 5, Folder 11

Twelve Postcards by Joe Brainard - 3 sets, 12 leaves in group envelope 1975

Box 5, Folder 12

Two Christmas Cards - 2 leaves, (see 1.90 and 1.100) 1968 and 1973

Box 5, Folder 13

Poster and Program notes for New Dance Works - (Included was a dance based on JB's I Remember), 2 leaves 1977

Box 5, Folder 14

Various Flyers for poetry readings designed by JB - 36 leaves, most done in 1970s

Box 5, Folder 15

Bibliographic descriptions of poetry flyers above, done by Robert Butts - 33 leaves ca. 1983

Box 5, Folder 16

Poster of memorial reading for Ted Berrigan, designed by JB - 1 leaf 1983

Box 5, Folder 17

Cover for The Grass Harp LP - (Painted Smiles Records) 2 leaves ca. 1967

Box 5, Folder 18

Book marker designed by JB - (Signed to Robert Butts), 1 leaf 1977

Box 5, Folder 19

Envelope only for "10 Original Joe Brainard Brown Postcards" - For Robert with love / From Joe 1975

Box 5, Folder 20, Oversize FB-186-01

Twenty-five print plates for Twenty-Four Pictures and Some Words

Box 5, Folder 21

Bean Spasms buttons

 

MANUSCRIPTS

 

Manuscripts by Joe Brainard

Box 6, Folder 1

I Remember - 90 leaves, manuscript 1968

Box 6, Folder 2

I Remember #2 - 83 leaves (includes packing envelope on which is written " 'I REMEMBER' No. 2 (First Version Hand-written)." Manuscript 1968

 

Original notes for I Remember More 1971

Box 6, Folder 3

34 leaves (include packing envelope on which is written "Original Notes for 'I Remember More' Additions"). Manuscript

Box 6, Folder 4

44 leaves, (a bound composition book titled "I Remember", vol. 3.) Manuscript

Box 6, Folder 5

I Remember More - 84 leaves, (includes packing envelope on which is written "I Remember More" Manuscript) (Plus late minute additions). Typescript, 1-39; Xerox, 38-49; Typescript, 54; Carbon, 55-62; Manuscript, 63-84 1971

 

More I Remember More 1973

Box 6, Folder 6

82 leaves, manuscript

Box 6, Folder 7

81 leaves, (includes packing envelope on which is written "More I. R. M. Final Manuscript [Before Being Typed] "). Manuscript: 1-2, 8, 17-21, 26-33, 38-41, 49-53, 55-58, 64-67, 72, 75-79. Typescript: 3-7, 9-16, 22-25, 34-37, 42-48, 54, 59-63, 68-71, 73-74, 80-81

Box 6, Folder 8

44 leaves, (first carbon copy of typescript), typescript

Box 6, Folder 9

Last I Remember - 85 leaves, (includes packing envelope on which is written "The Last I Remember [First Version Plus Un-used Notes]"). Manuscript

Box 6, Folder 10

California - 85 leaves. Manuscript 1971

Box 6, Folder 11

Bolinas Journal - 67 leaves. Manuscript 1971

Box 6, Folder 12

Nothing to Write Home About - 17 leaves. Manuscript 1978

Box 6, Folder 13

Out in the Hamptons - 28 leaves. Manuscript, with letter to Robert Butts 1978

Box 6, Folder 14

Outer Banks - 4 leaves. Typescript, 1-3, Manuscript, 4 1978

 

Manuscripts by Other Authors

Box 7, Folder 1

Ted Berrigan, "Introduction" to Show - 2 leaves. Typescript with corrections 1965

Box 7, Folder 2

Ted Berrigan, "About my Work" - (Includes references to Joe Brainard and annotated by TB), 4 leaves. Typescript ca. 1963

Box 7, Folder 3

Tom Clark, "Gang of 8" - 3 leaves, with 24 unmounted slides of the 8 book illustrations. Also includes 1 TLs, 1 ALs, and 4 APCs. Typescript 1981

Box 7, Folder 4

Tom Clark, "Brainards" and "To Destiny," - 1 leaf. ("Brainards" is a manuscript, "To Destiny" is a typescript and collaboration with Lewis MacAdams) ca. 1968

Box 7, Folder 5

Philip Gambone, The Ordinary World of Joe Brainard - 50 leaves with 1 page cover letter addressed to Robert Butts. Typescript copy, 1-26; Manuscript notes, 27-50 1977

Box 7, Folder 6

Rudy Kikel, Everybody's Joe Brainard and Mine - 7 leaves. Typescript ca. 1982

Box 7, Folder 7

Rudy Kikel, Selfish Desires - 71 leaves with 3 page cover letter addressed to Robert Butts, (Published in 1985). Typescript copy 1982

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

Brainard, Joe to Robert Butts

Box 7, Folder 8

6 ALs (16 leaves) 1974

Box 7, Folder 9

13 ALs, 2 E (44 leaves) 1975

Box 7, Folder 10

5 ALs, 1 APCs (21 leaves) 1976

Box 7, Folder 11

10 ALs (30 leaves) 1977

Box 7, Folder 12

14 ALs, 1 APCs (45 leaves) 1978

Box 7, Folder 13

10 ALs, 1 APCs (45 leaves) 1979

Box 7, Folder 14

7 ALs, 4 E (22 leaves) 1980

 

Brainard, Joe to Helen Butts

Box 7, Folder 15

4 ALs, 13 E (24 leaves) 1976

Box 7, Folder 16

4 ALs, 16 E (27 leaves) 1978

Box 7, Folder 17

Brainard, Joe to John Martin - 2 APCs, 3 E (6 leaves)

Box 7, Folder 18

Fagin, Larry to Robert Butts - 1 ALs, 2 TLs, Tsc of JB's, 3 E (12 leaves)

Box 7, Folder 19

Giorno, John - 1 TLs, 1 E (2 leaves)

Box 7, Folder 20

Miles, Robert and Elaine - 2 ALs, 3 TLs (10 leaves)

Box 7, Folder 21

Miller, High to Robert Butts - 20 TLs, 1 TPCs (37 leaves)

Box 7, Folder 22

Padgett, Ron to Robert Butts - 3 TLs, 3 APcs, 1 TSc of interview between RP and J. Brainard (11 leaves)

Box 7, Folder 23

Rorem, Ned to Joe Brainard - 1 APCs (1 leaf)

Box 7, Folder 24

Thomson, Virgil - 1 TLs, 1 TPCs (2 leaves)

Box 7, Folder 25

Waldman, Frances - 1 TLs, 1 TPCs (2 leaves)

Box 7, Folder 26

Winkfield, Trevor - 1 TLs, 2 E (3 leaves)

 

CATALOGS

Box 8, Folder 1

Materials related to Long Beach exhibit of Joe Brainard (1980) work

General note

Includes exhibit catalogs, announcements, and one review.
Box 8, Folder 2-3

Reviews and exhibit catalogs of Joe Brainard's work

Box 8, Folder 4-5

Exhibit catalogs of Alex Katz's work

Box 8, Folder 6-8

Reviews of Alex Katz's work

Box 8, Folder 9

Ephemera received from Joe Brainard

 

CHECKLISTS

Box 9, Folder 1-2

Bibliography of Joe Brainard - Mss. by Robert Butts undated

Box 9, Folder 3

List of writings and illustrations by Joe, (Xeroxed from Joe's original notebooks) - Mss. by Robert Butts undated

Box 9, Folder 4-5

Catalog of Joe Brainard Materials by Robert Butts

 

Accessions Processed in 1991

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 9, Folder 6

Berkson, Bill 1986 - 1987

Box 9, Folder 7

Brainard, Joe 1986 - 1987

Box 9, Folder 8

Greenwald, Ted 1986 - 1987

Box 9, Folder 9

Rodefer, Stephen 1987

 

ARTWORK

Box 9, Folder 10, Oversize FB-187-07

Baby Book by Kenward Elmslie and Joe Brainard

Box 9, Folder 11, Oversize FB-187-08

Life Begins at Zero by Bill Berkson and Joe Brainard

Box 9, Folder 12, Oversize FB-187-09

My Dream of Life by Bill Berkson and Joe Brainard

Box 9, Folder 13

Original art for poetry readings and flyers

Box 9, Folder 14

Serenade, by Bill Berkson and Joe Brainard

General note

Includes text and watercolors.
 

MANUSCRIPTS

Box 9, Folder 15

Cnidus, August 4th by Bill Berkson - Photocopies of proofs

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Box 9, Folder 16, Oversize AB-009-B

Portraits of Joe Brainard by Elizabeth Hathon - Contact sheets and framed print 1985

Box 9, Folder 17

Portrait of Joe Brainard by Duncan Hannah spring 1992

Box 9, Folder 18

Gang of Eight - 2 1/4 color transparencies [located in the Archives Negative File]

 

Accession Processed in 1993

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 9, Folder 19

Joe Brainard to Robert Butts, 1987-1992 - 7 APCs, 9 ALSs, encs. (20 leaves)

 

ARTWORK

Box 9, Folder 20, Oversize MC-065-02

Tom Royal from Andy Warhol - Print, 20.25 x 16 inches