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Larry Bell

Photographer:
Chanin, Arnold, 1934-  Search this
Chanin, Arnold, 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Larry  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1972
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6392
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Photographs of Southern California artists / Arnold Chanin, photographer, 1969-2007
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6392

Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992

Creator:
Wortz, Melinda, 1940-2002  Search this
Wortz, Melinda, 1940-2002  Search this
Subject:
Eversley, Frederick  Search this
Taylor, Elizabeth  Search this
Livkin, Rena  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Tivey, Hap  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
DeLap, Tony  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Christo  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
McCafferty, Jay David  Search this
Sonneman, Eve  Search this
Ox, Jack  Search this
Todd, Liza  Search this
Marck, Marc van der  Search this
Rinke, Klaus  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Valentine, De Wain  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Zaimo, Stephen  Search this
Small, Rena  Search this
Warner, Elsa  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Moses, Ed  Search this
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Wiener, Nina  Search this
Schwartz, Beth Ames  Search this
Barber, Daniel  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Harding, Bill  Search this
Marchesi, Cork  Search this
Ballatore-Nelson, Sandy  Search this
University of California, Irvine  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Travel diaries
Place:
Paris (France) -- description and travel
Soviet Union -- description and travel
Topic:
Gallery directors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, American -- California  Search this
Art galleries, University and college -- California -- Irvine  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6475
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215662
AAA_collcode_wortmeli
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215662
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Larry Stuart Bell, 1980 May 25-June 30

Interviewee:
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
De Angelus, Michele D.  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Taos -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11660
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212526
AAA_collcode_bell80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212526

Oral history interview with Henry Tyler Hopkins, 1980 Oct. 24-Dec. 17

Interviewee:
Hopkins, Henry T. (Henry Tyler), 1928-2009  Search this
Hopkins, Henry T. (Henry Tyler), 1928-2009  Search this
Interviewer:
Chamberlin, Wesley  Search this
Subject:
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Goode, Joe  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Bereal, Edmund  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Copley, William Nelson  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Blum, Shirley Neilsen.  Search this
Miyashiro, Ron  Search this
Fort Worth Art Museum  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Museum directors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12844
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213228
AAA_collcode_hopkin80
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213228
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Alexis Smith, 2014 January 24-April 14

Interviewee:
Smith, Alexis, 1949-  Search this
Smith, Alexis, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Larry  Search this
Burden, Barbara  Search this
Burden, Chris  Search this
Celmins, Vija  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Grieger, Scott  Search this
Howard, Coy  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Krull, Craig  Search this
Moses, Avilda  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen  Search this
Sedivy, Richard  Search this
Solomon, Jerry  Search this
Holly Solomon Gallery  Search this
Honor Fraser Gallery  Search this
Margo Leavin Gallery  Search this
Mizuno Gallery  Search this
Nicholas Wilder Gallery  Search this
University of California, Irvine  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- description and travel
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16169
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366489
AAA_collcode_smith14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_366489

Photographs of Southern California artists / Arnold Chanin, photographer, 1969-2007

Creator:
Chanin, Arnold, 1934-  Search this
Chanin, Arnold, 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Arnold, Chuck  Search this
Arnold, Florence M. (Florence Millner)  Search this
Bassler, Robert Covey  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Benjamin, Karl  Search this
Berlant, Anthony  Search this
Bieser, Natalie  Search this
Block, Irving  Search this
Brigante, Nicholas P.  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav  Search this
Casanova, Aldo John  Search this
Chann, George  Search this
Crutchfield, William  Search this
Csengeri, George  Search this
Cytron, Dan  Search this
De Miranda, Yvonne  Search this
Danieli, Edie  Search this
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Dimitrov, Lucienne Bloch  Search this
Dimitrov, Steve  Search this
Eversley, Frederick  Search this
Faiss, Fritz  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire  Search this
Finch, Keith  Search this
Finkelstein, Max  Search this
Fricano, Tom S.  Search this
Gebhardt, Harold  Search this
Gebhardt, Peter Martin  Search this
Gibson, George  Search this
Gino, Robert  Search this
Hanzakos, Claire  Search this
Hanzakos, Mike  Search this
Hartman, Donald  Search this
Jackman, Sandra  Search this
Johnston, Ynez  Search this
Krasnow, Peter  Search this
Kohn, Edmond  Search this
Kohn, Gabriel  Search this
Lagerberg, Don  Search this
Levi, Linda  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Mains, Brian  Search this
Mason, LaNelle  Search this
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Mesches, Arnold  Search this
Miller, Judith  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Murrill, Gwynn  Search this
Plagens, Peter  Search this
Richards, Bruce  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Schifrin, Arnold  Search this
Schwarts, Jilda  Search this
Steinberg, Harry  Search this
Strombotne, James  Search this
Stussy, Jan  Search this
Stussy, Maxine Kim  Search this
Thompson, J. B.  Search this
Treiman, Joyce  Search this
Tunberg, William  Search this
Valerio, James  Search this
Vasa  Search this
Vilumsons, Alex  Search this
Wagner, Gordon  Search this
Woelffer, Emerson  Search this
Wullner-Faiss, Janet  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Photographs  Search this
Photography  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11161
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209533
AAA_collcode_chanarno
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209533

Irving Blum Gallery and Ferus Gallery announcements, 1961-1972

Creator:
Irving Blum Gallery  Search this
Irving Blum Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Moses, Ed  Search this
Noland, Kenneth  Search this
Judd, Donald  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Bachardy, Don  Search this
Altoon, John  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8796
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210980
AAA_collcode_irviblum
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210980
Online Media:

Grapestake Gallery records, 1974-1984

Creator:
Grapestake Gallery  Search this
Grapestake Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Ansel  Search this
Aylon, Helene  Search this
Bayer, Herbert  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen  Search this
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Hughes, Joseph  Search this
Ideal, Phillis  Search this
Jampol, Glenn  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Kent, Claude  Search this
Levitt, Helen  Search this
Mackenzie, David  Search this
McCafferty, Jay David  Search this
Meyerowitz, Joel  Search this
Misrach, Richard  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks  Search this
Okulick, John  Search this
Omar, Margit  Search this
Renfrow, Gregg  Search this
Meyer, Thomas Vincent  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9578
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211779
AAA_collcode_grapgall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211779

Fidel Danieli papers, 1962-1987

Creator:
Danieli, Fidel, 1938-1988  Search this
Danieli, Fidel, 1938-1988  Search this
Subject:
Saar, Betye  Search this
Rosenthal, Rachel  Search this
Smith, Alexis  Search this
Pettibone, Richard  Search this
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Plagens, Peter  Search this
Pettibone, Shirley  Search this
Krasnow, Peter  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Lloyd, Gary  Search this
Langsner, Jules  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Antin, David  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Delano, Annita  Search this
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Brigante, Nicholas P.  Search this
Bettelheim, Judith  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Graham, Robert  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10221
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213297
AAA_collcode_danifide
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213297
Online Media:

Thomas M. Messer papers, 1949-2010

Creator:
Messer, Thomas M., 1920-2013  Search this
Messer, Thomas M., 1920-2013  Search this
Subject:
Rickey, George  Search this
Barnet, Will  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Chryssa  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Chagall, Marc  Search this
Moore, Henry, 1898-1986  Search this
Knowlton, Grace  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Ernst, Max  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Simonds, Charles  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Bacon, Francis  Search this
Hamilton, Richard  Search this
Martin, Agnes  Search this
Koczy, Rosemarie  Search this
Bury, Pol  Search this
Hélion, Jean  Search this
Kolář, Jiří  Search this
Burri, Alberto  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation  Search this
Type:
Transcripts
Diaries
Topic:
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6570
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215863
AAA_collcode_messthom
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215863
Online Media:

Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997

Creator:
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Subject:
Goode, Joe  Search this
Cage, John  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer  Search this
Harrison, Newton  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Dugmore, Edward  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Wheeler, Douglas  Search this
Orr, Eric  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Shaw, Richard  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Hudson, Robert  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Resnick, Milton  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Greene, George  Search this
Roche, Jim  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Hopkins, Henry  Search this
Young, R. Joshua  Search this
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Wortz, E.  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Karp, Michael  Search this
Pacific Enterprises  Search this
Lapis Press  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Authors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6002
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229789
AAA_collcode_buttjan
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_229789
Online Media:

Art Foundry and Art Foundry Editions Records, circa 1975-circa 2007

Creator:
Art Foundry  Search this
Art Foundry Editions  Search this
Art Foundry  Search this
Subject:
Rees, Michael  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Benglis, Lynda  Search this
Arnoldi, Charles  Search this
Allen, Terry  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Tuttle, Richard  Search this
Hanbury, Una  Search this
Hackett, Dwight  Search this
Otterness, Tom  Search this
Soares, Valeska  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Lord, Andrew  Search this
Dill, Lesley  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Lin, Maya Ying  Search this
Gabriel Orozco  Search this
Scholder, Fritz  Search this
Shelton, Peter  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Houser, Allan  Search this
Jimenez, Luis  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Photographs
Topic:
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Sculpture  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
Online Media:

Grapestake Gallery records

Creator:
Grapestake Gallery  Search this
Names:
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Aylon, Helene, 1935-  Search this
Bayer, Herbert, 1900-1985  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976  Search this
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Hughes, Joseph, 1941-  Search this
Ideal, Phillis, 1942-  Search this
Jampol, Glenn, 1950-  Search this
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010  Search this
Kent, Claude, 1945-  Search this
Levitt, Helen  Search this
Mackenzie, David, 1942-  Search this
McCafferty, Jay David, 1948-  Search this
Meyer, Thomas Vincent, 1943-  Search this
Meyerowitz, Joel, 1938-  Search this
Misrach, Richard, 1949-  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-1992  Search this
Okulick, John  Search this
Omar, Margit, 1941-  Search this
Renfrow, Gregg  Search this
Extent:
3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1984
Scope and Contents:
Files on artists exhibiting at the gallery, business correspondence, an exhibition chronology, gallery press releases and exhibition announcements, a consignment file, artists' contracts, art inventories and price lists for art works.
The 53 artist files contain mostly printed materials such as resumes, exhibition announcements and reviews, press releases, and price lists. Some files also contain photographs and transparencies of art work and scattered correspondence. Artists include photographers Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Philippe Halsman, Helen Levitt, Joel Meyerowitz, Richard Misrach, and Barbara Morgan; painters and sculptors Helene Aylon, Herbert Bayer, Larry Bell, Joseph Hughes, Phillis Ideal, Glen Jampol, Craig Kauffman, Claude Kent, Jay McCafferty, David Mackenzie, John Okulick, Margit Omar, and Gregg Renfrow.
Arrangement:
I. Subject files. II. Correspondence. III. Financial records. IV. Printed Matter. V. Guestbook.
Subject files are separated into artist and exhibition files. The artist files are arranged alphabetically. The exhibition files are arranged chronologically.
Correspondence is divided into Letters Sent and Received by Thomas Meyer and Other Correspondence and is then arranged chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
The Grapestake Gallery, opening with an Ansel Adams' retrospective in 1974, was established by Ursula Gropper, Thomas V. Meyer and their father, Otto Meyer, retired board chairman of Paul Masson Vineyards. Grapestake, which closed in 1984, was located at 2876 California Street, San Francisco, California. Exhibitions concentrated on contemporary California painters, sculptors and 20th century American photographers.
Provenance:
Donated 1987 by Thomas V. Meyer.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Identifier:
AAA.grapgall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grapgall

Bell, Larry

Collection Creator:
Morehouse, Harold E., 1894-1973  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Envelope 16
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies Collection, Acc. XXXX-0450, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection
Harold E. Morehouse Flying Pioneers Biographies collection / Series 4: Photographs of Early Aviators
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0450-ref1493

Irving Blum Gallery and Ferus Gallery announcements

Creator:
Irving Blum Gallery  Search this
Names:
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Bachardy, Don, 1934-  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Judd, Donald, 1928-  Search this
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Moses, Ed, 1926-  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Stella, Frank  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1972
Summary:
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). Exhibition announcements are for many exhibitions of southern California contemporary and pop artists, as well as New York artists. Artists represented by announcements include John Altoon, Don Bachardy, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Craig Kauffman, Roy Lichtenstein, Edward Moses, Kenneth Noland, Ad Reinhardt, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol, among others.
Scope and Content Note:
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). Exhibition announcements are for many exhibitions of southern California contemporary and pop artists, as well as New York artists. Artists represented by announcements include John Altoon, Don Bachardy, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Robert Irwin, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Craig Kauffman, Roy Lichtenstein, Edward Moses, Kenneth Noland, Ad Reinhardt, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol, among others.

Although these announcements are scattered, they provide insight to and documentation of the southern California LA art scene and the Beat era. The exhibition announcements themselves are quite unique.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series:

Series 1: Ferus Gallery Announcements, 1961-1965 (Box 1; 20 folders)

Series 2: Irving Blum Gallery Announcements, 1969-1972 (Box 1; 12 folders)
Historical Note:
In 1957, Walter Hopps (1932-2005) and Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) opened the contemporary art Ferus Gallery on North La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Kienholz sold his share to Irving Blum (b. 1930) one year later. Hopps left in 1962 to become curator and, later, director of the Pasadena Art Museum. Ferus Gallery closed in 1966 and Irving Blum maintained sole ownership and changed the gallery's name to Irving Blum Gallery.

Ferus Gallery was the first gallery in the Los Angeles area to show contemporary American art, and 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. Likewise, Ferus Gallery helped to solidify the reputations of many established New York artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Richard Diebenkorn, Andy Warhol, and others.

The inaugural exhibition at the Ferus Gallery was "Objects on the New Landscape Demanding of the Eye" (March 15 - April 11, 1957), a group show including the work of Frank Lobdell, Jay DeFeo, Craig Kauffman, Richard Diebenkorn, John Altoon and Clyfford Still. Los Angeles artists who had their first solo shows at the gallery included: Wallace Berman (1957), Billy Al Bengston (1958), Ed Moses (1958), Robert Irwin (1959), John Mason (1959), Kenneth Price (1960), Llyn Foulkes (1962), Larry Bell (1962) and Ed Ruscha (1963).

In 1957 the gallery was temporarily closed after LAPD officers arrested and charged Wallace Berman with obscenity over work in his exhibition. It was his first and last solo show.

In 1962 "Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans" was Andy Warhol's first solo pop art exhibition and the first exhibition of the Soup Cans. Five of the canvases sold for $100 each, but Blum bought them back to keep the set intact.

Irving Blum designed many of the exhibition announcements for the gallery with a graphic aesthetic.

In 2007, "The Cool School" was released, a documentary film about the Ferus Gallery and its eccentric artists.
Related Material:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Irving Blum conducted by Paul Cummings on May 31-June 23, 1977.
Provenance:
Mrs. Rochella Orchard donated the Ferus Gallery and Irving Blum Gallery announcements on February 22, 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Citation:
Irving Blum Gallery and Ferus Gallery and announcements, 1961-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.irviblum
See more items in:
Irving Blum Gallery and Ferus Gallery announcements
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-irviblum
Online Media:

Bell, Larry

Collection Creator:
Nicholas Wilder Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 29
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Nicholas Wilder Gallery records, 1944-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Nicholas Wilder Gallery records
Nicholas Wilder Gallery records / Series 4: Artists Files / 4.1: Inventory Cards
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nichwild-ref49

Bell, Larry

Collection Creator:
Adelman, Lucy  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980
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:
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Collection Citation:
Art Space records, 1971-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Art Space records
Art Space records / Series 2: Exhibition Files / 2.1: Individual Shows
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Bell, Larry

Collection Creator:
Solomon, Alan R., 1920-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 67
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
after 1966
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 Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alan R. Solomon papers
Alan R. Solomon papers / Series 3: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Bell, Larry--Bengston, Billy Al

Collection Creator:
Solomon, Alan R., 1920-1970  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1964
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 Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Alan R. Solomon papers, 1907-1970, bulk 1944-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alan R. Solomon papers
Alan R. Solomon papers / Series 11: Photographs / Of Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-soloalan-ref492

Bell, Larry

Collection Creator:
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4-6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1983
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Fidel Danieli papers, 1962-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fidel Danieli papers
Fidel Danieli papers / Series 1: Writing and Research Files / 1.1: Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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