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George Cup & Steve Elliott

The George Cup Research Center was founded in 2006 and is bringing back the art of the artist duo to public notion. To illuminate the history of George Cup & Steve Elliot through collecting, preserving, and making available for study the documentation. To bring new aspects and information about the life and work of this importend artist duo of the american minimalist art that was long hidden in public notion.

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George Cup and Steve Elliott, New York 1977
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Museum of Modern Art, New York - Die neue amerikanische Malerei, 1958 in Berlin - with William Baziotes, George Cup, Sam Francis, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Grace Hartigan, Franz Kline, willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Theodoros Stamos, Clyfford Still, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Jack Tworkov

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"Die neue amerikanische Malerei" published by Hochschule für Bildende Künste Berlin, 1958


Recorded Interviews 

  • Tom Warren
  • Michel Antoine Seurat
  • Jeffrey Sheldon and Babara Gleiwitz
  • Gordon C. Mathew
  • John Spleyder
  • more to come

30 screen projection # 12, 1976


In 1976 George Cup & Steve Elliott presented the installation "30 screen projection # 12" at the Sidney Janis Gallery in New York for the first time. The installation displays a chorographie of 30 DIA-projetcors screening light without slides on a black wooden board. This installation can be seen as the link between the static oil paintings of the late 1950´s and the animation films of the late 1970´s. To work with light in motion was the base of many experiments of George Cup & Steve Elliott. 

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A rainy day with George Cup
in Easthampton, 1978
by Michel Antoine Seurat
In 1977 Seurat made a short film about George Cup in his studio in Easthampton. In February 2011 he discovered that the George Cup Research Center is bringing back the life and work of George Cup & Steve Elliott to public mind. The last existing copy of this film is now in possession of the Research Center and displayed to the public for the first time.

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 Square Round # 15, 1975 /2016
Squareround # 8, 1975 at Washington Monument

Squareround # 8, 1975 at Washington Monument

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Documentary about George Cup & Steve Elliott by Seth Widman


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