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Guide to the Christopher Knowles Papers, 1973-2015 (bulk 1973-1990) MSS.414

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on March 14, 2019
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Craig Savino to incorporate processed books  , January 2019

Descriptive Summary

Source: Wilson, Robert 1941-
Creator: Christopher Knowles
Source: Johns, Jasper, 1930-
Source: Glass, Philip
Source: Cage, John
Creator: Knowles, Christopher
Title: Christopher Knowles Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1973-2015
Dates [bulk]: 1973-1990
Abstract: The Christopher Knowles Papers contain material relating to the personal and professional life of visual and performing artist Christopher Knowles. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1959, Knowles connected with avant-garde artist Robert Wilson at age 14, after Wilson heard a tape of Knowles speaking the words of his poem "Emily Likes the TV." They collaborated on many performances pieces, most notably "Einstein on the Beach." Knowles has performed internationally and has had his artwork exhibited in both joint and solo shows at galleries including, but not limited to, the Holly Solomon Gallery, Gavin Brown's Enterprise and the Museum of Modern Art. He continues to live and work in New York City.
Quantity: 22.5 Linear Feet in 24 boxes and 2 record cartons.
Location: Some materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials primarily in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.414