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Greg Antrim Kelly papers

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Identifier: MSS 15545

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Scope and Contents

The Greg Antrim Kelly papers consist of typescripts, manuscripts, drawings, artwork, and studies for works entitled "Pigeon," "Linen Finish," and "Writings."

"Pigeon" has been described as a "self portrait comprised of 3 volumes of illustrated cards spanning 10 years of drawings, writings and appropriated images." This quote was taken from:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1067756127/pigeon

The first edition of 100 copies was self-published and distributed in Charlottesville and other nationwide venues. the title "Pigeon" was derived from Kelly's affinity for these "underdogs of the urban sky." Selected drawings from Kelly were exhibited during March 2012 at the Virginia Arts of the Book Center. "Pigeon" was published as a "letter pressed book of illustrations."

"Linen Finish" was the result of a collaboration with a poet friend, starting in 2001. Using a combination of Kelly's illustrations and his friend's poetry they produced an exhibit titled "Linen Finish." The name came from the descriptive term used on the spine of a deck of playing cards.

Dates

  • circa 2002-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Extent

1.25 Cubic Feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversize folder, and 1 oversize spiral bound scrapbook.)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The original order of all loose drawings and other material has been maintained except for oversize drawings and artwork from "Pigeon" that were moved to an oversize folder due to preservation concerns.

Provenance

Donated by Greg Antrim Kelly, 19 November 19 2012.

Creator

Title
Greg Antrim Kelly papers
Status
Completed
Author
Sharon Defibaugh
Date
February 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States