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Soares, Valeska

Collection Creator:
Art Foundry  Search this
Art Foundry Editions  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 9-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1995-circa 2000
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The donor, Dwight Hackett, retains copyright to the photographs that he created.
Collection Citation:
Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records, circa 1975-circa 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions Records

Creator:
Art Foundry  Search this
Art Foundry Editions  Search this
Names:
Allen, Terry, 1943-  Search this
Arnoldi, Charles, 1946-  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Benglis, Lynda, 1941-  Search this
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Dill, Lesley, 1950-  Search this
Gabriel Orozco, 1962-  Search this
Hackett, Dwight  Search this
Hanbury, Una, 1904-1990  Search this
Houser, Allan, 1914-1994  Search this
Jimenez, Luis, 1940-2006  Search this
Lin, Maya Ying  Search this
Lord, Andrew  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Otterness, Tom, 1952-  Search this
Rees, Michael, 1958-  Search this
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005  Search this
Shelton, Peter, 1951-  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Tuttle, Richard, 1941-  Search this
Extent:
25.7 Linear feet
0.891 Gigabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Gigabytes
Sketches
Photographs
Date:
circa 1975-circa 2007
Summary:
The Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records measure 25.7 linear feet and 0.891 GB and date from circa 1975 to circa 2007. Records include administrative files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, galleries, and others; eight gallery appointment books and fourteen notebooks; exhibition files; extensive artists' files; financial and legal materials; sculpture production and inventory files; and photographic and digital materials.
Scope and Contents:
The Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records measure 25.7 linear feet and 0.891 GB and date from circa 1975 to circa 2007. Records include administrative files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, galleries, and others; eight gallery appointment books and fourteen notebooks; exhibition files; extensive artists' files; financial and legal materials; sculpture production and inventory files; and photographic and digital materials.

Administrative records document the daily operations of the Art Foundry and AFE. Correspondence is with artists, galleries, art collectors and dealers, patrons, and others.

The appointment books and notebooks document daily operations within the Foundry administrative offices, including phone messages and daily appointments, and also include notes and conversations regarding various artists' ongoing sculptural plans and projects. Entries have been made by Dwight Hackett, artists, and other staff members.

The bulk of the collection is comprised of artists' files representing over 132 artists, which may include scattered correspondence and notes; scattered exhibition materials; financial materials; photographic materials; digital materials; and sketches and plans for various sculptural productions and projects. Artists include Terry Allen, Larry Bell, Lynda Benglis, Judy Chicago, Lesley Dill, Una Hanbury, Luis Jimenez, Allan Houser, Maya Lin, Andrew Lord, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Gabriel Orozco, Tom Otterness, Michael Rees, Fritz Scholder, Peter Shelton, Kiki Smith, Valeska Soares, and Richard Tuttle, among many others. Seven CD-Rs contain material related to artists Terry Allen, Charles Arnoldi, Lesley Dill, and Michael Rees.

Financial and legal materials include invoices and financial statements, consignment agreements, and miscellaneous legal documents.

Sculpture production and inventory files document casting guidelines and costs incurred; casting logs and records; sculpture production records for various artists; and inventory cards and photographs and digital documentation for various projects and works.

The collection contains hundreds of snapshots and Polaroids that depict the collaborative atmosphere Hackett was able to create at Art Foundry. There are also slides, negatives and nine photograph albums.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series. Researchers should note that Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records were merged prior to processing.

Series 1: Administrative Files, circa 1980-circa 2004 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1985-2000 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Gallery Appointment Books and Notebooks, 1985-2000 (1.0 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1986-1997 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Artists' Files, circa 1980-circa 2007 (16.8 linear feet; Boxes 3-19, OV 27-31, 0.891 GB; ER01-ER03)

Series 6: Financial and Legal Materials, 1991-circa 2001 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 19-20)

Series 7: Sculpture Production and Inventory Files, circa 1975-circa 2002 (2.4 linear feet; Boxes 20-23, OV 31)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1977-circa 2002 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 23-26)
Biographical / Historical:
Art Foundry (est.1980-closed 2000) and Art Foundry Editions (est. 1992-closed 2000) were organizations founded and operated by Dwight Hackett in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

While working for another foundry in New Mexico, Dwight Hackett met Una Hanbury and began casting her work at his home, using a relatively new technique called cold casting. The process produced work that lighter than bronze and less expensive to produce. Una Hanbury helped Hackett travel to Washington, D. C. to study with Harvey Moore at his foundry. He formally established his studio, Art Foundry, in New Mexico, in 1980 with a loan from Hanbury and subsequent investment from the Apache sculptor Allan Houser. According to Hackett, Art Foundry's mission was to "collaborate with artists, not just work for them, and to challenge the limits of traditional casting technique."

In 1990, Hackett extended the operation by establishing Art Foundry Editions (AFE) through which he invited artists to come to Santa Fe for a residency and produce multiples of their work. AFE would acquire half of each artists' edition, and then market the works to galleries and collectors. One of AFE's first artists was Lynda Benglis, who purportedly came for a two-week residency and stayed for nine months.

Hackett sold Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions in 2000.

(Much of the biographical note was taken from collecting specialist Jason Stieber's acquisition report published in the Archives of American Art Journal, Volume Number 54, 2016.)
Provenance:
The Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records were donated by Dwight Hackett in 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. The donor, Dwight Hackett, retains copyright to the photographs that he created.
Topic:
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Photographs
Citation:
Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records, circa 1975-circa 2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artfoued
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Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions records, circa 1975-circa 2007

Creator:
Art Foundry  Search this
Subject:
Rees, Michael  Search this
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Allen, Terry  Search this
Scholder, Fritz W.  Search this
Tuttle, Richard  Search this
Lin, Maya Ying  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Hanbury, Una  Search this
Arnoldi, Charles Arthur  Search this
Benglis, Lynda  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Houser, Allan  Search this
Otterness, Tom  Search this
Shelton, Peter  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Lord, Andrew  Search this
Orozco, Gabriel  Search this
Dill, Lesley  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Hackett, Dwight  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Jimenez, Luis A. (Alfonso)  Search this
Art Foundry  Search this
Art Foundry Editions  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16220
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368599
AAA_collcode_artfoued
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_368599
Additional Online Media:

Valeska Soares / editors: Isabel Diegues, Stefano Cernuschi ; texts: Jens Hoffmann, Kelly Taxter

Editor:
Diegues, Isabel  Search this
Cernuschi, Stefano  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Hoffmann, Jens 1974-  Search this
Taxter, Kelly  Search this
Author:
Soares, Valeska Works Selections  Search this
Subject:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Physical description:
207 pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Brazil
Date:
2016
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Site-specific installations (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Sculpture, Brazilian  Search this
Time in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081815

Seducoes : Valeska Soares, Cildo Meireles, Ernesto Neto : [instalacoes, June 9 - October 15, 2006, Daros Exhibitions, Zürich] / [editor] Daros-Latinamerica

Author:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Meireles, Cildo 1948-  Search this
Neto, Ernesto 1964-  Search this
Daros-Latinamerica (Art Collection)  Search this
Daros Exhibitions  Search this
Subject:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Meireles, Cildo 1948-  Search this
Neto, Ernesto 1964-  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808509

Valeska Soares : Follies = Caprichos

Title:
Follies : Valeska Soares
Caprichos : Valeska Soares
Author:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Bronx Museum of the Arts  Search this
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey  Search this
Art Gallery of Hamilton (Ont.)  Search this
Subject:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
C2005
Call number:
NB359.S63 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_819419

Valeska Soares / [text, Charles Merewether]

Author:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Merewether, Charles  Search this
Galeria Camargo Vilaça  Search this
Subject:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] pages) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Brazil
Date:
1994
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1072036

Histórias ... : Valeska Soares / text by Adriano Pedrosa

Title:
Valeska Soares : histórias
Author:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Pedrosa, Adriano  Search this
Galeria Camargo Vilaça  Search this
Subject:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
Call number:
NB359.S63 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_905622

Valeska Soares, Ponto de fuga, desaparecimento = Vanishing point / [Galeria Camargo Vilaça ; organização e tradução = edited and translated by Adriano Pedrosa ; textos por = texts by Vik Muniz, Adriano Pedrosa]

Title:
Ponto de fuga, desaparecimento
Vanishing point
Author:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Pedrosa, Adriano  Search this
Muniz, Vik  Search this
Galeria Camargo Vilaça  Search this
Subject:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Physical description:
p. ; cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NB359.S63 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_905966

Valeska Soares [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_31856

Strangelove Perfume Fountain, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Medium:
Cast aluminum with enamel coating and perfume oils
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Laumeier Sculpture Park 12580 Rott Road St. Louis Missouri 63127 Accession Number: 96.2
Date:
1996. Installed March 1996
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 63700113
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_339549

Delivery I

Artist:
Valeska Soares, Brazilian, b. Belo Horizonte, 1957  Search this
Medium:
Glass, rubber, and oil perfume
Dimensions:
glass tube: 42 7/8 × 1 in. (108.9 × 2.5 cm) rubber stopper: 3 3/4 × 3 in. (9.5 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1998
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Falls Church, VA, 2006
Accession Number:
06.57
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Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_06.57

Delivery II

Artist:
Valeska Soares, Brazilian, b. Belo Horizonte, 1957  Search this
Medium:
Glass, rubber, and oil perfume
Dimensions:
glass tube: 45 3/4 × 1 in. (116.2 × 2.5 cm) rubber stopper: 3 3/4 × 3 in. (9.5 × 7.6 cm) glass bowl: 3 × 5 1/8 in. (7.6 × 13 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1998
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Falls Church, VA, 2006
Accession Number:
06.58
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Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_06.58

Delivery III

Artist:
Valeska Soares, Brazilian, b. Belo Horizonte, 1957  Search this
Medium:
Glass, rubber, and oil perfume
Dimensions:
glass tube: 47 5/8 × 9 × 1 in. (121 × 22.9 × 2.5 cm) rubber stopper: 3 3/4 × 3 in. (9.5 × 7.6 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1998
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Heather and Tony Podesta Collection, Falls Church, VA, 2006
Accession Number:
06.59
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_06.59

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