Unprocessed records. James Johnson Sweeney records, A0001, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York
Francine Snyder, former director of the Library and Archives at the Guggenheim, answered some common questions about Findings—how the project started, what it’s like to shuffle through archival material, and which discoveries were her favorite.
The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement, Seth Siegelaub, 1971. Collection on Arts Organizations. A0014. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York
The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer and Sale Agreement, published in 1971 by Seth Siegelaub and Robert Projansky, formally defined and protected artists’ rights both during and after the transfer and sale of their works.
Illustration by Alexander Calder in Jean de la Fontaine, Selected Fables, trans. Eunice Clark (New York: Quadrangle 1948), PQ1811.E3 C4 1968
These illustrations for Quadrangle’s 1948 edition of Jean de la Fontaine’s 17th-century classic Selected Fables were done by Alexander Calder in a line art style evocative of his figurative metal wire sculptures.