Robert R. McElroy's photographs
document performance art and exhibitions by New York artists that took place during the
late-1950s to the mid-1960s. Included are prints, contact sheets, negatives, and slides. The
collection features photographs of works by Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and
Robert R. McElroy was an American photographer who documented happenings and performances
in New York during the late-1950s through the mid-1960s by artists including Jim Dine, Allan
Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. Their works developed a new genre of art that
was meant to be fleeting and ephemeral, but by capturing these early performance pieces
through his lens McElroy provides a glimpse into the development of this art form.
34 Linear Feet
(72 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)
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