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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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Rosamund Felsen Gallery records
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:

Lari Pittman / Howard Fox, with contributions by Dave Hickey and Paul Schimmel

Author:
Fox, Howard N  Search this
Hickey, Dave 1940-  Search this
Schimmel, Paul  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
87 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
Call number:
N40.1.P6803 L67 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_550771

Social fictions : Lari Pittman, Andrea Zittel : February 21-March 17, 1996, Barbara & Steven Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Author:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Zittel, Andrea 1965-  Search this
Grossman Gallery (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. School)  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School  Search this
Subject:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Zittel, Andrea 1965-  Search this
Physical description:
26 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1996
©1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098289

Cruising LA : Catherine Opie, Martin Kersels, Paul McCarthy, Lari Pittman, Jason Rhoades/Jorge Pardo : 26 Junio/30 Julio 1997 / [proyecto, comisariado, y diseño gráfico Jose Álvaro Perdices Torres]

Author:
Perdices Torres, Jose Álvaro  Search this
Galería de Arte Soledad Lorenzo  Search this
Subject:
Opie, Catherine 1961-  Search this
Kersels, Martin 1960-  Search this
McCarthy, Paul 1945-  Search this
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Rhoades, Jason 1965-2006  Search this
Pardo, Jorge 1963-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
[1997]
Call number:
TR646.S72 M333 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_811757

Lari Pittman

Author:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Villa Arson (France)  Search this
Subject:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
75 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Topic:
Weapons in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822552

Lee Mullican : an abundant harvest of sun / Carol S. Eliel ; with contributions by Amy Gerstler, Lari Pittman

Author:
Eliel, Carol S. 1955-  Search this
Mullican, Lee 1919-1998-  Search this
Gerstler, Amy  Search this
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Grey Art Gallery & Study Center  Search this
Subject:
Mullican, Lee 1919-  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. : chiefly col. ill., ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
C2005
Call number:
ND237 .M866 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_781584

Lari Pittman paintings 1992, Lari Pittman bilder 1992

Author:
Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna, Austria)  Search this
Subject:
Pittman, Lari 1952- Exhibition  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
1992
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Call number:
N6537.P533 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638422

Lari Pittman : paintings 1992-1998

Author:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Cornerhouse (Gallery : Manchester, England)  Search this
Spacex Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Pittman, Lari 1952- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[68] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
N6537.P533 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652789

Lari Pittman, drawings / Elizabeth A. Brown ; with an essay by Laurence A. Rickels

Author:
Brown, Elizabeth A (Elizabeth Ann) 1956-  Search this
Rickels, Laurence A  Search this
UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center  Search this
University of California, Santa Barbara University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Pittman, Lari 1952- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N40.1.P6803 B7 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_517203

Lari Pittman : paintings and works on paper 2005-2008 / [editor, Shaun Caley Regen]

Author:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Regen, Shaun Caley  Search this
C/O--Atle Gerhardsen (Gallery)  Search this
Gladstone Gallery  Search this
Regen Projects (Gallery : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
135 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
C2008
Call number:
N6537.P533 A4 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936493

Lari Pittman / contributions by Wayne Koestenbaum ... [et al.]

Author:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Koestenbaum, Wayne  Search this
Subject:
Pittman, Lari 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
275 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
C2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_971973

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