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.
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.
Donated 1987 by Thomas V. Meyer.
This collection is temporarily closed to researchers due to archival processing. Contact Reference Services for more information.
A lecture and interviews of twenty-two Southern California painters and sculptors, conducted and recorded by Los Angeles art critic Merle Schipper.
Interview tapes and Schipper's fragmentary notes are available for Greg S. Card, Tony Delap, Robert Graham, Frederick Hammersley, Marvin Harden, Craig Kauffman, Claude Kent, Charles Kessler, Harry Kipper, Jay Phillips, Charles Seliger, Peter T. Shelton, Judith Simonian, David Trowbridge, and John Van Hamersveld.
Only tapes are available for John Anderson, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Helen Pashgian, Frederick Stallknecht Wight and Rita Yokoi. Only Schipper's fragmentary notes are available for the DeWain Valentine interview. A tape of Craig Kauffman's May 9, 1979 lecture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is also included.
John Anderson interview is on the Gordon Onslow-Ford tape.
John Van Hamersveld interview is on the Harry Kipper tape.
Frederick Stallknecht Wight interview is on the Joyce Cutler-Shaw tape.
Rita Yokoi interview is on the Helen Pashgian tape.
Biographical / Historical:
California art critic and curator of the Fine Arts Gallery, California State University; b. in 1922.
Donated 1988 by Merle Schipper.
Untranscribed interviews; use requires an appointment and is limited to AAA's Washington, D.C. office.
Conceptual artists -- California -- Interviews Search this
Claude Kent, selected works, 1973-1975 : an exhibition presented by the Associated Students and the Art Department, California State University, Los Angeles, Fine Arts Gallery, February 2 through Frebruary 20, 1975