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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:

Oral history interview with Jim Shaw, 2016 February 23-March 17

Interviewee:
Shaw, Jim, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17389
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)382896
AAA_collcode_shaw16
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_382896
Online Media:

Horror a vacui Jimmy Shaw, Benjamin Weissman

Author:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Author:
Weissman, Benjamin  Search this
Galerie Krinzinger (Vienna, Austria)  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Shaw, Jimmy 1952-  Search this
Weissman, Benjamin  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) illustrations 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Exhibition catalogs
Graphic novels
Date:
1992
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.S53 H6 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_954651

Aioaeuie ntnlnqrr by Jim Shaw

Author:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Author:
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[60] pages chiefly illustrations 28 cm
Type:
Books
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Specimens
Date:
1986
Topic:
Face in art  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.S53 A46 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_923647

Oral history interview with Jim Shaw

Interviewee:
Shaw, Jim, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Extent:
13 Items (sound files (4 hrs., 16 min.), digital, wav)
95 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2016 February 23-March 17
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Jim Shaw conducted 2016 February 23-March 17, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, at Shaw's studio in Altadena, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Jim Shaw (1952- ) is an artist who works in painting, sculpture and drawing in Altadena, California. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an art critic and writer in Beverly Hills, California.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- California  Search this
Painters -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.shaw16
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9846e3ac2-3774-4341-a025-6eb2090c3971
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shaw16
Online Media:

Unpacking : the Marciano Art Foundation / edited by Jamie G. Manné ; with contributions by Susan L. Aberth, Philipp Kaiser, Jim Shaw, Tony Sheets, and Kulapat Yantrasast

Editor:
Manné, Jamie G.  Search this
Contributor:
Aberth, Susan L.  Search this
Kaiser, Philipp 1972-  Search this
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Sheets, Tony  Search this
Yantrasast, Kulapat  Search this
Issuing body:
Marciano Art Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Marciano Art Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
335 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105585

Thrift store paintings / Jim Shaw, Herausgeber, Veranstalter

Author:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Outsider art  Search this
Call number:
ND212 .T47 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_817262

Jim Shaw : Thrift Store paintings : a primer : ICA, London, 28 September-5 November 2000 / [edited by Matthew Higgs]

Author:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Higgs, Matthew  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England)  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
2000]
Call number:
N6537.S5225 A4 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_734115

Jim Shaw : everything must go, 1974-1999 / curators, Noëllie Roussel, Fabrice Stroun

Title:
Everything must go
Author:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Roussel, Noëllie  Search this
Stroun, Fabrice  Search this
Casino Luxembourg  Search this
Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (Geneva, Switzerland)  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1999
Call number:
N6537.S5225 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624683

Jim Shaw

Author:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Rinder, Lawrence  Search this
St. Louis Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
[1991]
Call number:
N6537.S5225 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_674462

Thrift store paintings : paintings found in thrift stores / edited by Jim Shaw

Author:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
199 p. : col ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Modern  Search this
Kitsch  Search this
Thrift shops  Search this
Call number:
ND196.K54 T53 1990
ND196.K54 T53 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_423404

Left behind / Jim Shaw ; [catalogue sous la direction de Charlotte Laubard et Jim Shaw ; textes de Charlotte Laubard, John Miller, Jim Shaw, John Welchman]

Title:
Jim Shaw : left behind
Painter:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Author:
Laubard, Charlotte  Search this
Miller, John 1954-  Search this
Welchman, John C  Search this
CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 34 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2012
©2012
Topic:
Religion in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1051559

Jim Shaw : the end is here / edited by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Massimiliano Gioni ; with contributions by Natalie Bell [and eight others] ; exhibition organized by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Massimiliano Gioni, with Margot Norton ; director's foreword, Lisa Phillips

Title:
End is here
Artist:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Organizer:
Carrion-Murayari, Gary  Search this
Gioni, Massimiliano  Search this
Norton, Margot  Search this
Author:
Bell, Natalie  Search this
Host institution:
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
263 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055707

Jim Shaw : rather fear God : dream drawings, dream objects / texts: Doug Harvey, Jim Shaw, Marc Strauss

Title:
Rather fear God
Author:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Harvey, Doug 1961-  Search this
Strauss, Marc 1951-  Search this
Publisher:
Galerie Praz-Delavallade (Paris, France)  Search this
Subject:
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
85 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2016
Call number:
N6537.S5225 A4 2016
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1066132

On the beyond : a conversation between Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, and John C. Welchman

Author:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Welchman, John C  Search this
Subject:
Kelley, Mike 1954-2012  Search this
Shaw, Jim 1952-  Search this
Welchman, John C  Search this
Physical description:
131 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Interviews
Date:
2011
C2011
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Transcendence (Philosophy) in art  Search this
Art--Psychic aspects  Search this
Architecture--Psychic aspects  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_988700

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