Subseries 3A: Sculpture and Artwork
10 boxes (2 partial)
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: Segal, George, 1924-2000..
Extent: 10 boxes (2 partial)
The collection is open for research.
This subseries is further organized into three divisions:
Bronzes and Commissions contains contracts,
correspondence, invoices, clippings, research, technical information and
receipts relating to the commission, design, shipping, installation and
critical and public reception of those sculptures and artworks that were
commissioned by various parties. This division is notable for the
inclusion of a number of files on Segal's most famous and most often
controversial public sculptures. These include Abraham and Isaac - In Memory of May 4, 1970, Gay Liberation, The
Holocaust, and the Franklin Delano
Roosevelt Memorial with its three sculptures: Depression Breadline, Fireside Chat, and Appalachian Farm
Folder titles are arranged alphabetically by sculpture or name of
artwork, along with the persons or corporate body responsible for the
commission when known.
Projects, Editions and Proposals contains
files that are concerned with the production of artwork that is either
not rendered in Segal's usual figurative style or proposals for such
sculptures that were rejected or otherwise did not come to fruition.
Projects and editions are typically small ideas of interest that
appealed to Segal but that did not form a large part of his oeuvre,
while the proposals were ideas for public commissions or private
portraits that for various reasons were not created.
Technical Files are comprised of subject
files of detailed information on casting and patination as provided by
foundries, records of repair performed on various sculptures, and the
records pertaining to Segal's molds and casts at the Johnson Atelier.
Researchers seeking casting or repair records of a particular sculpture
should note that documentation along these lines is included elsewhere
in the collection and are therefore encouraged to reference relevant
subject files in Subseries 3A: Sculpture and Artwork, Subseries 3C:
Business Correspondence by Subject, and Subseries 3D: Exhibitions.
Arranged alphabetically by title and subject.
Subseries 3A: Sculpture and Artwork; 1975-2006; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.