After a voyeuristic look inside the notebooks and sketchbooks of great creators, here comes a peek inside an even more private facet of the creative self: the list. Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists’ Enumerations from the Collections of the Smithsonian Museum offers a surprisingly intriguing glimpse of some of the 20th century’s most remarkable creators — including Pablo Picasso, Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Andrew Wyethand Janice Lowry, among dozens of others — revealing their personal habits, priorities and decision-making schemata through the lens of the seemingly mundane and, in the process, demystifying artmaking and the creative life.
|From the papers of Aline and Eero|
|Harry Bertoia ... ? Lovely.|
|Pablo Picasso. Who else?|
|My absolutely most favorite artist - Franz Kline's LIQUOR receipt. My oh my. Was he having a party????|
|The graphic packing list of Adolf Conrad. I am going to do this for my camp trailer!|