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Artist files


  • Collections of materials relating primarily to individual artists, artist collectives, collectors, art historians, curators, cultural institutions, art events, etc.
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    • Artist files
  • Variants

    • us: Artists' files
    • us: Files, Artist
  • Broader Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, August 14, 2016(artist files; variants: artist file; artists files; files, artist; note: Materials relating primarily to individual visual artists, artist collectives, collectors, art historians, and curators, including announcements, architectural drawings, photographs, auction catalogs, biographical information, books, brochures, correspondence, exhibition catalogs, institutional publications, interviews, invitations, manuscripts, memorabilia, negatives, newspapers, official records, oral histories, pamphlets, postcards, posters, press releases, price lists, and any number of other types of materials related to artists.)
    • found: Artist files revealed, 2010:page 4 (collections of small-sized documents related to the visual arts that are collected and arranged for the purpose of research. Artist files consist of the following variety of materials: announcements, architectural drawings, artist statements, artworks, auction catalogs, brochures, checklists, commercial gallery catalogs, clippings, cultural artifacts, diaries, digital files, exhibition catalogs, institutional publications, interviews, invitations, journals, mail art, manifestos, manuscripts, maps, memorabilia, microform, negatives, oral histories, pamphlets, photographs, postcards, posters, press releases, price lists, prints, private view cards, resumes, scripts, serials, slides, and transcripts.)
    • notfound: LCSH, August 14, 2016
  • General Notes

    • Collections of materials relating primarily to individual artists, artist collectives, collectors, art historians, curators, cultural institutions, art events, etc.
  • Change Notes

    • 2017-11-13: new
    • 2018-02-20: revised
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