Finding Aid of the Irwin Kremen Exhibition Catalogs, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1966/2000">1966 - 2000</date>, PC.1824

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Finding Aid of the Irwin Kremen Exhibition Catalogs, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1966/2000">1966 - 2000</date>, PC.1824

Abstract

Irwin Kremen (1925- ), a native of Chicago, began his liberal education at Northwestern University in 1945, and in 1946 was admitted to study writing at Black Mountain College. After earning a bachelor's degree at the New School for Social Research, he moved into the field of clinical psychology, trained at Harvard University (PhD, 1961), and joined the faculty of Duke University in 1963. In 1966 Dr. Kremen began making the collages, constructions, and paintings that are comprised in the body of his work.

This collection includes printed catalogs and exhibition brochures, many illustrated and some in color, which accompanied exhibitions of Dr. Kremen's work. It also contains autographed covers, associated materials, Barbara H. Kremen materials, and proof sheets.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Irwin Kremen Exhibition Catalogs
Call Number
PC.1824
Creator
Kremen, Irwin.
Date
1966 - 2000
Extent
52.00 items
Language
English
Repository
Western Regional Archives, State Archives of North Carolina

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.1824, Irwin Kremen Exhibition Catalogs, State Archives of North Carolina, Western Regional Archives, Asheville, NC, USA.

Arrangement Note

Arranged into series by subject matter or type of material. Series include: The Re'eh Series, 1985-1991; Autographed Exhibition Catalogs, 1966-2000; Autographed Covers, 1980-1998; Associated Material, 2000; Barbara H. Kremen Material, 1966-1985; Autographed Proof Sheets, 1996.

Biographical Note

Irwin Kremen (1925- ), a native of Chicago, commenced his liberal education at Northwestern University in 1945, and in 1946 was admitted to study writing at Black Mountain College. After taking his bachelor's degree at the New School for Social Research, he moved into the field of clinical psychology, trained at Harvard University (PhD, 1961), and joined the faculty of Duke University in 1963. In 1966 Dr. Kremen began making the collages, constructions, and paintings that are comprised in the body of his work.

Contents of the Collection

1. The Re'eh Series,1985-1991

The Re'eh Series by Irwin Kremen: A Special Showing
The Re'eh Series [by] Irwin Kremen 1990, Wichita Art Museum.
Irwin Kremen: The Re'eh Series
The Re'eh Series: Collages by Irwin Kremen in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, Durham, NC: c. 1987 , by Irwin Kremen., 1985 1987 1990

2. Autographed Exhibition Catalogs, 1966-2000

Collages by Irwin Kremen, pub. for National Collection of Fine Arts by the Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, ., 1978
Word and Collage, by Irwin Kremen, an Essay to Accompany the Exhibition: 53 Collages by Irwin Kremen, East Lansing, Mich.: Kresege Art Gallery, 1979
Works and Ways: Irwin Kremen, Birmingham, Ala.: Birmingham Museum of Art, 1981
Collages by Irwin Kremen, 1976-1983. Pittsburg, Penn.: Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, 1983
The Black Mountain Connection: John Cage; Merce Cunningham; Irwin Kremen; and M. C. Richards. Tampa, Fla.: Tampa Museum of Art, 1992
SEE: Collages by Irwin Kremen. Designed and published by The Brooklyn Museum, Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York
In Plain View. The Collages of Irwin Kremen organized by J. Richard Gruber [and] William Heidrich, with an essay by Irwin Kremen by Memphis Brooks Museum of Art., 1987
per se: Collages & Other Works [by] Irwin Kremen, The University of Illinois at Chicago; 1988, illustrations and I & K: The Third Dialogue-a Reminiscence, by Irwin Kremen., 1988
The Reva K. Series & Other Works [by] Irwin Kremen by The Temple Gallery; and The Reva K. Series, 1988 by Irwin Kremen., 1988
From the 2nd Decade: Collages by Irwin Kremen, 1979-1989</title>. ©, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art; and Out of the Cookie Box into the Frame c. 1989 by Irwin Kremen., 1989
From the 2nd Decade: Sculptures by Irwin Kremen, 1979-1989 Wichita Art Museum, by Irwin Kremen., 1990 1988
The Art of Irwin Kremen, Introduction by Richard Shiff. [Durham]: Duke University Museum of Art, ., 1990
[Brochure with Checklist (in Japanese) for the exhibition at Toyama, Japan, April 10-May 6, 1991.]
SEE: Collages by Irwin Kremen, Including the Re'eh Series
C#: Collage & Sculpture by Irwin Kremen, Organized by Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, N.C. [1966].
Brochure announcing exhibition at Green Hill Center for North Carolina Arts of C#: Collage and Sculpture by Irwin Kremen, including The Re'eh Series, Sept. 8-Oct. 27, 1996
Works, Vol.2, Issue 6 by Arkansas Art Center., May/June 1997
Printed invitation to reception to celebrate exhibition of C#: Collage & Sculpture by Irwin Kremen at Arkansas Art Center, May 22, 1997
Folding brochures announcing forthcoming exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, including C#: Collage & Sculpture by Irwin Kremen Oct. 4-Nov. 16, 1997.
Trifold catalog and card announcement for Metal Forms,an exhibition at the Central Carolina Bank Gallery in the Durham Arts Council Building to be open from Sept. 28-Oct. 27, 1997, which included as no.20 a work by Irwin Kremen and William Noland in steel, aluminum, and wood, Still [untitled]
Israel/North Carolina Culture Exchange: A Visitor's Guide. N.C. Department of Cultural Resources and Israel/North Carolina Cultural Exchange Task Force, 1996
High C: Collages by Irwin Kremen, The Figure You & Clouds: Monotypes by Wendy Mark, ACA Galleries, New York [1998].
Seescape: Collages by Irwin Kremen. Materials relating to an exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art, October 24, 1998, to January 17, 1999.
Autographed postcard announcing Spring Group Show, May 17-June 26, 1999 (including works by Irwin Kremen) from ACA Galleries, 41 East 57th Street, New York.
Michigan Avenue Galleries, Chicago Cultural Center. Illustrated trifold brochure on forthcoming exhibitions, including As Such: Collage and Sculpture by Irwin Kremen, 1975-2000, to be on exhibit from May 13 to July 9, 2000.

3. Autographed Covers, 1980-1998

The Archive</title> (Duke University, Durham, N.C.), vol.99, no.2, 1987?
America Illustrated [English title], no.285, August, 1980
The Eighteenth Annual Sam Ragan Fine Arts Awards, September 24, 1998, St. Andrew's Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, North Carolina.

4. Associated Material, 2000

"Life as a Collage," by Tom Patterson, in Duke Magazine (Vol.86, No.6),September-October 2000
Northwestern University, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art. Sculpture at the Block Museum of Art [Evanston, Ill: 2000].

5. Barbara H. Kremen Material,1966-1985

Out of [poems by] Barbara Kremen. Lucini, Italy: printed by Officina e'Arte Grafica, ., 1966
Tree Trove, by Barbara H. Kremen. Laurinburg, N.C.: Saint Andrew's Presbyterian College, 1985

6. Autographed Proof Sheets, 1996

Original proof on white stock (printed in color) - first and second states on a single sheet, front and back, of Dr. Kremen's design for the cover of Vol.II, no.2, of The North Carolina Literary Review (Black Mountain College issue)
Corrected proof, in color, on printer's stock, of The North Carolina Literary Review (Black Mountain College issue)
Four sheets of white stock with color proofs printed on seven sides for the catalog to accompany the exhibition of C#: Collage & Sculpture by Irwin Kremen, 1996

Subject Headings

  • Kremen, Irwin.
  • Kremen, Barbara H.
  • Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
  • Art--Exhibitions--Catalogs.
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), and art.
  • Art
  • Catalogs
  • Collages (visual works)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Gift of Dr. Kremen, Dept. of Psychology, Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1980, 1985; 1993; 1994; 1995; 1997; 1998; 2001. During March-April, 2012, these records were moved from the State Archives building in Raleigh to the Western Regional Archives, Asheville, N.C.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by George Stevenson, January, 1995; March, 1998; July, 1999; December, 2001.
  • Encoded by Ashley Yandle, May, 2002; March, 2007.