How the mundane list is stellar inspiration ... click!

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The Lists, To-dos and Illustrated Inventories of Great Artists

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 PicassoJoseph CornellWillem de KooningMark RothkoAndrew 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?

Janice Lowry

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!