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Identification and Creation
Object Number
CW2001.1720
People
Christopher Wilmarth, American (Sonoma, CA 1943 - 1987 New York, NY)
Title
Artist's documents: "The True Story of the Gift of the Bridge," 1973 and 1977
Classification
Archival Material
Work Type
archival material
Date
1973-1977
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/95437
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black-and-white xeroxes
Technique
Photocopy
Dimensions
27.8 x 21.5 cm (10 15/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, The Christopher Wilmarth Archive, Gift of Susan Wilmarth-Rabineau
Copyright
© Estate of Christopher Wilmarth
Accession Year
2001
Object Number
CW2001.1720
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
1) 4 xeroxed typed sheets comprising 2 identical copies of the 2-page essay "The True Story of the Gift of the Bridge" in which Wilmarth recounts his twentieth birthday and the gift Susan gave him on the occasion. Beneath the title Wilmarth has typed "Written in Milan, in 1973. / Rewritten in New York, 1977." For correspondence with Peter Marlow at the Wadsworth Atheneum about the 1977 version of this essay and its publication for a small show of Wilmarth's there, see CW2001.1700.

2) Typed sheet, first page of "The True Story of the Gift of the Bridge," missing its second page.

3) 4 xeroxed handwritten pages of Wilmarth's draft of the 1977 version of above essay. Lower righthand corner of each page was stamped with Wilmarth's copyright stamp before xeroxing. On an amusing note: at the close of the essay, below the passage that shows how Susan's birthday message changed over the years from 1963 to 1971, Wilmarth wrote a line that did not appear in the typed version in this file, "(conceptualists, eat your heart out)."
Subjects and Contexts

Wilmarth

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