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Irving Blum Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Bachardy, Don  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Moses, Ed  Search this
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Altoon, John  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
32 items
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Irving Blum Gallery and Ferus Gallery announcements consist of 32 announcements for exhibitions at the Los Angeles Ferus Gallery (1957-1966) and its successor the Irving Blum Gallery (1966-circa 1972).
Irving Blum Gallery and Ferus Gallery announcements, 1961-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection was digitized in its entirety in 2009 and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history interview with Irving Blum conducted from May 31-June 23, 1977 by Paul Cummings.
Biography Note:
The Ferus Gallery, later renamed the Irving Blum Gallery was an art gallery in Los Angeles, California. Originally founded by Walter Hopps and Ed Kienholz in 1957 as Ferus Gallery, Kienholz sold his share to Irving Blum one year later. Ferus Gallery closed in 1966 and Irving Blum maintained sole ownership and changed the gallery's name to Irving Blum Gallery. It was the first gallery in the Los Angeles area to show contemporary American art, and, under Blum's direction, soon focused heavily on contemporary Southern California artists, such as John Altoon, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Wallace Berman, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Richard Ruben, among many others. The gallery also exhibited contemporary American artists from New York, including Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Richard Diebenkorn, Andy Warhol, and others.
Donated 1979 by Mrs. Rochella Orchard.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the records of Irving Blum Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.) in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2009. The records have been scanned in their entirety, and total 32 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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Record number:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art