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Rosamund Felsen Gallery records

Creator:
Rosamund Felsen Gallery  Search this
Names:
Acerol, Ali  Search this
Ackerman, Robert E.  Search this
Beach, Alicia  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
Boskovich, John  Search this
Burden, Chris, 1946-  Search this
Cranston, Meg  Search this
Dowell, Roy  Search this
Felsen, Rosamund, 1934-  Search this
Gambrill, Jeff  Search this
Jackson, Richard  Search this
Jiménez, Cisco, 1969-  Search this
Kabakov, Ilʹia︠ ︡Iosifovich, 1933-  Search this
Kelley, Mike, 1954-2012  Search this
Kidon, Heidi  Search this
Lodato, Peter  Search this
McCarthy, Paul  Search this
Oshiro, Kaz, 1967-  Search this
Pittman, Lari, 1952-  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Rothenberg, Erika  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen, 1944-  Search this
Shaw, Jim, 1952-  Search this
Smith, Alexis, 1949-  Search this
Sonnier, Keith, 1941-2020  Search this
Syrop, Mitchell, 1953-  Search this
Vallance, Jeffrey  Search this
Weber, Marnie  Search this
Extent:
28.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1949-2014
bulk 1978-2014
Summary:
The Rosamund Felsen Gallery records measure 28.9 linear feet and date from 1949 to 2014, with the bulk of the records dating from 1978 to 2014. The records shed light on the gallery's operations primarily through administrative records, artist files, exhibition and event files, financial records, born digital material, photographs, and slides.
Scope and Contents:
The Rosamund Felsen Gallery records measure 28.9 linear feet and date from 1949 to 2014, with the bulk of the records dating from 1978 to 2014. The records shed light on the gallery's operations primarily through administrative records, artist files, exhibition and event files, financial records, born digital material, photographs, and slides.

Administrative records consist of advertising files, property records, a gallery notebook, gallery digital files, and more. Also included in this series are several folders comprised of Rosamund Felsen's personal and professional papers and photographs. Artist files consist of resumes, slides and photographs of artists and their work, printed mnaterial, some sales and consignment records, and correspondence. Artists represented in the collection include Richard Jackson, Kaz Oshiro, Tim Ebner, John Boskovich, Jeff Gambill, Jeffrey Vallance, Mitchell Syrop, Mac James, Marnie Weber, Keith Sklar, Leland Rice, Erika Rothenberg, Peter Lodato, Paul McCarthy, Jim Shaw, Al Ruppersberg, Ilya Kabakov, Lari Pittman, Cisco Jiménez, Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, and Heidi Kidon.

Exhibition and event files relate to Rosamund Felsen Gallery exhibitions and performances as well as a number of art fairs and exhibitions held at other galleries and museum spaces. The files contain consignment and sales records, check lists, born digital material, photographs and slides, installation directions, printed material, and more. Financial records contain primarily sales records, invoices, some correspondence, and receipts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1968-2013 (2 linear feet; Box 1-2, OV 30-33)

Series 2: Artist Files, 1949-2013, bulk 1978-2006 (19.7 linear feet; Box 22-25, OV 34)

Series 3: Exhibition and Event Files, 1979-2014 (3.7 linear feet; Box 22-25, OV 34-36)

Series 4: Financial Records, 1978-2014 (3.5 linear feet; Box 25-29)
Biographical / Historical:
The Rosamund Felsen Gallery was established in 1978 in Los Angeles, California by Rosamund Felsen. The gallery closed its physical location in 2016 after nearly four decades as a widely influential contemporary art gallery.

In 1960, Rosamund Felsen began her art career working as an assistant registrar for the Pasadena Art Museum, and eventually became curator of prints. Felsen also worked at Gemini GEL: Graphics Editions Limited alongside her second husband, Gemini co-founder Sidney Felsen. From these positions, Felsen became friendly with both established and younger artists, learned to mount exhibitions, and participated in art-related operations. In 1977, Timothea Stewart asked Felsen if she would like to work at her new gallery. After two exhibitions, Felsen took over the Timothea Stewart Gallery and started her own.

Rosamund Felsen gallery exhibited artists working in various mediums, including video and sound, and frequently showed live performance art. Early artists exhibited at the gallery included Richard Jackson, Keith Sonnier, Maria Nordman, Chris Burden, and William Wegman. Felsen gallery opened Robert Rauschenberg's In + Out City Limits: Los Angeles (1981) on New Year's Eve; and added artists Jeffrey Vallance, Mike Kelley, Lari Pittman, and Erika Rothenberg to its roster by the end of the 1980s. Felsen brought on a list of new artists in the 1990s, including Paul McCarthy, Renee Petropoulos, Tim Ebner, Meg Cranston, Steven Hull, and Nancy Jackson. The gallery continued to show solo and group exhibitions of its artists, and featured a run of smaller artist-curated exhibitions of local and international artists. The Project Wall exhibitions included artist/curators Andrea Bowers and Steven Hull and showed European artists Erwin Wurm and Nils Norman. By 2004, Felsen's artists were all living in Los Angeles except for two, video artists Judith Barry and Joan Jonas.

In 1990, the gallery moved from Los Angeles to West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard. Four years later, Felsen Gallery moved to a location in the Bergamot Station Arts Center, where it remained until 2015. After Bergamot, the gallery moved to the Arts District in Los Angeles. Rosamund Felsen Gallery closed its physical location in 2016, but continued representing a number of artists online.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Rosamund Felsen conducted by Anne Ayres, October 11, 2004.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in several installments from 2014 to 2016 by the Rosamund Felsen Gallery via Rosamund Felsen, gallery founder and owner. Rosamund Felsen Letters and Postcards were donated in 2016 by Rosamund Felsen.
Restrictions:
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 References Services for more information.
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.
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Rosamund Felsen Gallery records, 1949-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rosafelg
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92ff1b56f-55a6-4621-b016-276e1c4783a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosafelg
Online Media:

Heidi midlife crisis trauma center and negative media-engram abreaction release zone : on the occasion of the exhibition, LAX, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria, 1992 Paul McCarthy, Mike Kelley

Author:
McCarthy, Paul 1945-  Search this
Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Martin, Timothy  Search this
Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna, Austria)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
McCarthy, Paul 1945-  Search this
Spyri, Johanna 1827-1901 Heidi Illustrations  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) chiefly illustrations (some color) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Artists' books
Artists' books (books).)
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1992
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.M425 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_779523

Reconstructed history compiled by Mike Kelley

Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Author:
Galerie Gisela Capitain Köln  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Thea Westreich Associates  Search this
Physical description:
61 plates chiefly illustrations 32 cm
Type:
Books
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Date:
1990
Topic:
Grotesque in art  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Bildband  Search this
Überzeichnung (Kunst)  Search this
Call number:
NX512.K46 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_658163

Mike Kelley unisex love nest 1999

Title:
Unisex love nest 1999
Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Frieze Art Fair (Los Angeles, California)  Search this
Physical description:
28 pages color illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2019
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Interior decoration in art  Search this
Call number:
NX512.K46 A4 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1111519

The uncanny / with an essay by Mike Kelley

Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Gemeentemuseum Arnhem  Search this
Sonsbeek 93 (Arnhem, Netherlands)  Search this
Physical description:
27, 115 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
1993]
Topic:
Figure sculpture  Search this
Figurative art  Search this
Death in art  Search this
Call number:
N6488.N4 A7 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_655586

California artists : William T. Wiley, Mike Kelley, Brad Dunning

Author:
Wiley, William T. 1937-  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Dunning, Brad  Search this
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, Conn.)  Search this
Subject:
Wiley, William T. 1937-  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Dunning, Brad Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
1991
[1991]
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6537.W47 C3 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648976

Hidden stories : Armin Boehm, Olaf Breuning, Nigel Cooke, Mike Kelley / Kurator: Zdenek Felix ; [Autoren: Zdenek Felix, Julia Höner, Ludwig Seyfarth ; Übersetzung: Gillian Morris]

Author:
Raum für Kunst (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Boehm, Armin 1972-  Search this
Breuning, Olaf 1970-  Search this
Cooke, Nigel 1973-  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Physical description:
72 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2012
21st century
Topic:
Symbolism in art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N7740 .H54 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102067

Isolated / essay by Leslie Camhi

Writer of added text:
Camhi, Leslie  Search this
Author:
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992  Search this
Auerbach, Frank 1931-  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966  Search this
Basquiat, Jean-Michel 1960-1988  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Nauman, Bruce 1941-  Search this
Publisher:
Eykyn Maclean (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992  Search this
Auerbach, Frank 1931-  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966  Search this
Basquiat, Jean-Michel 1960-1988  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Nauman, Bruce 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
35 page : color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Art
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
Isolation (Philosophy)--In art  Search this
Alienation (Philosophy)--In art  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088176

Mike Kelley : memory ware : a survey

Title:
Memory ware
Artist:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Author:
Rugoff, Ralph 1957-  Search this
Author:
Rugoff, Ralph 1957- Mister Memory  Search this
Host institution:
Hauser & Wirth New York  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012 Memory ware  Search this
Physical description:
249 pages : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Date:
2017
Call number:
N40.1.K2794 H38 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1087458

Roni Horn, Ann Veronica Janssens, Mike Kelley, Mike Nelson

Title:
Capp Street Project
Author:
Capp Street Project (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Horn, Roni 1955-  Search this
Janssens, Ann Veronica 1956-  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012-  Search this
Nelson, Mike 1967-  Search this
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts  Search this
Subject:
Horn, Roni 1955-  Search this
Janssens, Ann Veronica 1956-  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Nelson, Mike 1967-  Search this
Capp Street Project (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
131 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
San Francisco Bay Area
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6494.I56 C35 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821269

Day is done / [text], Mike Kelley, John C. Welchman ; editors, Mark Francis and Mike Kelley

Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Welchman, John C  Search this
Francis, Mark 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Physical description:
583 p. : ill. (col.) ; 30 cm. + 2 sound discs (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Catalogs
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_824838

Mike Kelley : minor histories--statements, conversations, proposals / edited by John C. Welchman

Title:
Minor histories
Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Welchman, John C  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 431 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
C2004
20th century
Topic:
Conceptual art--History  Search this
Performance art--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_763872

The uncanny / by Mike Kelley, artist

Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Tate Gallery Liverpool  Search this
Museum Moderner Kunst (Austria)  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Physical description:
264 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NX512.K46 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764295

Joe Scanlan : Pay for your pleasure (reprise) / exhibition curator, Amada Cruz

Title:
Pay for your pleasure (reprise)
Author:
Scanlan, Joseph  Search this
Cruz, Amada 1961-  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012 Pay for your pleasure  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Scanlan, Joseph  Search this
Scanlan, Joseph  Search this
Physical description:
[44] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
N6537.S336 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767517

Memory ware, wood grain, carpet / Mike Kelley

Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Galleria Emi Fontana  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 32 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Call number:
N6537.K423 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773116

Interviews, conversations, and chit-chat, 1986-2004 : (with AA Bronson, Larry Clark, Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Jutta Koether, Harmony Korine, Tony Oursler, Richard Prince, Jim Shaw, Michael Smith, Jeffrey Sconce, John Waters, and John C. Welchman) / Mike Kelley; edited by John C. Welchman

Title:
Mike Kelley: interviews, conversations, and chit-chat, 1986-2004
Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Welchman, John C  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Physical description:
279 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Interviews
Date:
2005
C2005
20th century
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6537.K423 A35 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774022

Cody Choi: farewell to the 20th century / [text by Jeffrey Deitch, Mike Kelly [sic], John C. Welchman]

Title:
Farewell to the 20th century
Farewell to the twentieth century
XX
Author:
Choi, Cody 1961-  Search this
Deitch, Jeffrey  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012-  Search this
Welchman, John C  Search this
Subject:
Choi, Cody 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
61 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Indigestion--In art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.C496 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_792542

Mike Kelley, Franz West : [December 10 1999-January 15 2000, Hôtel Empain, Brussels / exhibition curated by Catherine Bastide, Anne Pontégnie]

Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012-  Search this
West, Franz 1947-2012-  Search this
Bastide, Catherine  Search this
Pontégnie, Anne  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
West, Franz 1947-2012  Search this
Physical description:
61, [16] p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Call number:
NX512.K46 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_795243

Natural settings : Julie Bozzi, April Gornik, Mike Kelley, Cheryl Laemmle, Michael Lucero, Jim Sanborn, Jan Staller : January 11-March 2, 1986, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C / exhibition organized and text written by Ned Rifkin

Title:
SPECTRUM : natural settings
Author:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Bozzi, Julie  Search this
Gornik, April 1953-  Search this
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Laemmle, Cheryl 1947-  Search this
Lucero, Michael 1953-  Search this
Sanborn, Jim 1945-  Search this
Staller, Jan 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
1986]
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Nature in art  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .N38 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_795292

Mike Kelley, Peter Fischli, David Weiss : Sammlung Goetz, [Ausstellung, 13. Juni-4. November 2000] / [Herausgeber, Ingvild Goetz, Rainald Schumacher]

Author:
Goetz, Ingvild  Search this
Schumacher, Rainald  Search this
Sammlung Goetz  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Fischli, Peter  Search this
Weiss, David 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
135 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
Call number:
NX512.K46 A4 2000b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_621548

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