$10,000 toward Club Without Walls, a publication on the notes of Philip Pavia, edited by artist and scholar Natalie Edgar and published by MidMarch Press. The book will include information on a wide range of artists who were members of the Artists’ Club in New York City, many of whom are lesser-known and recently deceased such as:
$15,000 for the research necessary to prepare a publication on the museum’s recently acquired Schiller Collection of Art of Social Consciousness, 1930-1970 comprised of the work of approximately 300 artists, organized by museum curator Melissa Wolfe. This award is for those costs associated with the research and evaluation required to select artists to be included in the book. The grant will be used to obtain a temporary archivist to study and photograph the following American artists who are under-recognized and recently deceased:
$5,000 toward On Edge: American Abstract Artists Journal #5, edited by Martha Keller and Gail Gregg with sponsorship by Fractured Atlas. American Abstract Artists is an artist run organization that was founded in 1936 to expand ideas and promote the exposure of abstract and non-objective art. This journal edition will include entries on the following recently deceased and under-recognized artists: Clinton Hill (1922-2003), Ward Jackson (1928-2004), Ibram Lassaw (1913-2003), Clement Meadmore (1929-2005), Peter Pinchbeck (1931-2000), Beatrice Riese (1917-2004) and Esphyr Slobodkina (1908-2002).
$5,000 toward the rights, reproduction, and translation costs associated with New Art City, a publication written by Jed Perl, art critic of The New Republic and published by Knopf. The publication will serve as an encyclopedic study of art and culture in New York during the mid-twentieth century from a variety of perspectives and with a wide range of artists, many of whom are lesser-known and recently deceased.
$8,000 towards Double Check, a section in the arts and culture publication Trans>, which reconsiders the careers of under-recognized artists. This edition of Double Check, to be published in Trans>10, will be solely devoted to the following recently deceased American artists: Ernesto Deira (1928-1986), Juan Downey (1940-1993), Moira Dryer (1957-1992), Hannah Wilke (1940-1993), and Francesca Woodman (1958-1981).