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Modern Multiples  Search this
Duardo, Richard, 1952-2014  Search this
Marin, Cheech  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Van Hamersveld, John  Search this
Zoell, Bob  Search this
Fairey, Shepard  Search this
Banksy  Search this
Garcia, Camille Rose  Search this
Bojórquez, Chaz  Search this
Hecho en Aztlán  Search this
Aztlán Multiples  Search this
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
25.2 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as seven series. Series 1: Administrative Files, 1978-2013 (Boxes 1-7, OV 26; 7.1 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, 1982-2014 (Boxes 7-10, OV 26; 2.6 linear feet) Series 3: Project Files, 1981-2014 (Boxes 10-22; 12.2 linear feet) Series 4: Printed Material, 1980-2017 (Boxes 22-24, OV 27; 1.9 linear feet) Series 5: Photographic Material, 1970s-2000s (Boxes 24-25; 1 linear foot) Series 6: Artwork circa 1980s-2000s (Box 25, OV 26; 0.3) Series 7: Richard Duardo Papers 1988-2005 (Box 25; 0.1)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The records of Modern Multiples printmaking workshop measure 25.2 linear feet and date from the 1970s to 2017. The collection contains administrative files related to the daily operations of the print workshop, gallery, and other associated businesses owned and operated by Richard Duardo. Also included are correspondence with artists and arts institutions, as well as some personal correspondence; project and artist files; printed material; photographic material, including photograph albums; artwork; and a small amount of material related to Richard Duardo, including biographical statements, a recorded interview, and journals.
Modern Multiples records, 1970s-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.
Use Note:
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Biography Note:
Modern Multiples is a printmaking workshop in Los Angeles founded by Richard Duardo (1952-2014). Richard Duardo, an artist and fine art printer, was prominent in the Chicano art movement in Los Angeles, California. After helping to found the Centro de Arte Publico, Duardo opened Hecho en Aztlán, which became Aztlán Multiples, Multiples Fine Art Printing, and finally Modern Multiples. His sister, Lisa Duardo, took over the organization in 2015. Along with the printing workshop, Duardo also opened Future Perfect Gallery and started Art & Commerce, a business to sell the work of up-and-coming artists. In the early 2000s, Duardo sat on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Board of Trustees and chaired the Print Commission for the Prints and Drawings Council.
Language Note:
English .
The Modern Multiples records were donated to the Archives of American Art by Lisa Duardo, Richard Duardo's sister, in 2019.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Chicano movement  Search this
Art instruction and services  Search this
Record number:
Art instruction and services
Data Source:
Archives of American Art