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Brandi, John. Miscellaneous objects from the John Brandi papers [graphic].
BANC PIC 2009.068--OBJ box 1; BANC PIC 2009.068--OBJ TEMP carton 2; BANC PIC 2009.068--OBJ TEMP carton 3; BANC PIC 2009.068--OBJ TEMP box 2; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Miscellaneous objects from the John Brandi papers

Creator/Contributor:

Brandi, John., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Spanovich, Chris.

Creator/Contributor:

Sakaki, Nanao.

Abstract:

Ceramic plaques with original hand-drawn images, perhaps depicting Indonesian motifs, and hand-written poetry; stoneware bowls decorated with calligraphic imagery; silk Japanese scarf with floral design, formerly owned by Nanao Sakaki. Later additions include Hermes Rocket portable typewriter used by Brandi, various Native American items described by the poet as "artifacts" (4 wooden Navajo wands, 1 painted Navajo cloth "memory aid", 1 painted Hopi gourd rattle, and 1 piece of Navajo clay pottery), and a "travel bundle" formerly belonging to Sakaki.

Date:

ca. 1960-1993 (issued)

Note:

One plaque signed and dated by artist: John Brandi, Bali, Java, '93.
From Brandi's inventory description: "...rare stoneware bowls made by New Mexico potter Chris Spanovich in the 1980s; decorated by Nanao Sakaki while he was living in a school bus parked in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Taos, N.M. Each bowl measures 6" diamter x 2.5" tall and is adorned with Nanao's calligraphy and with the same face (composed of Japanese characters) that he drew for the cover of Real Play (Tooth of Time Books, 1981)."
Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED FRAGILE COLLECTION, UNARRANGED : Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
TRAVEL BUNDLE RESTRICTED : Permanently unavailable for access per donor request.
Purchase; from John Brandi ; 2009.
Additions: Purchase; from John Brandi ; 2013.
Mimeograph machine transferred to the Bancroft Artifacts Relating to Typography collection (BART Q2D1).
Transferred from the John Brandi papers (BANC MSS 2009/112).

Type:

realia

Physical Description:

graphic
3 cartons and 2 boxes : 27 x 24 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2009.068--OBJ box 1
BANC PIC 2009.068--OBJ TEMP carton 2
BANC PIC 2009.068--OBJ TEMP carton 3
BANC PIC 2009.068--OBJ TEMP box 2
BANC PIC 2009.068--OBJ carton 1
BANC PIC 2009.068

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
RESTRICTED FRAGILE COLLECTION, UNARRANGED : Use only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
TRAVEL BUNDLE RESTRICTED : Permanently unavailable for access per donor request.

Related Item:

John Brandi papers : Brandi, John.