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Fidel Danieli papers

Creator:
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
Names:
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Antin, David  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Bettelheim, Judith, 1944-  Search this
Brigante, Nicholas P., 1895-1989  Search this
Delano, Annita, 1894-  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser, 1898-1978  Search this
Flavin, Dan, 1933-  Search this
Graham, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979  Search this
Langsner, Jules, 1911-1967  Search this
Lloyd, Gary, 1943-  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898-  Search this
Pettibone, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Pettibone, Shirley  Search this
Plagens, Peter  Search this
Rosenthal, Rachel, 1926-  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Smith, Alexis, 1921-1993  Search this
Extent:
8.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Date:
1962-1987
Summary:
The papers of Los Angeles art critic and writer, art historian, professor, collector, and artist Fidel Danieli (1938-1988) measure 8.4 linear feet and date from 1962 to 1987. Found within the papers are writing and research files, and 108 sound recordings of interviews with or about 45 Los Angeles artists conducted by Danieli in 1974-1975 for the U.C.L.A. oral history project "L.A. Community Artists." There are also sound recordings of art performances and art talks, and printed materials, including numerous exhibition announcements.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Los Angeles art critic and writer, art historian, professor, collector, and artist Fidel Danieli (1938-1988) measure 8.4 linear feet and date from 1962 to 1987. Found within the papers are writing and research files, and 108 sound recordings of interviews with or about 45 Los Angeles artists conducted by Danieli in 1974-1975 for the U.C.L.A. oral history project "L.A. Community Artists." There are also sound recordings of art performances and art talks, and printed materials, including numerous exhibition announcements.

Writing and research files consist of articles and reviews written by Fidel Danieli and supporting documentation and printed material. Files cover individual artists, exhibitions, and other scattered topics. Files on reviews of artists Danieli wrote include typescripts and handwritten drafts, printed materials, and photographs. Artists covered include Carlos Almarez, Larry Bell, Wallace Berman, Lorser Feitelson, Dan Flavin, Robert Graham, Jules Langsner, Richard Pettibone, Rachel Rosenthal, Alexis Smith, and John White, among many others. The file for Richard Pettibone includes 2 original sound cassettes and duplicates. Writings for exhibition catalogs and reviews of exhibitions focus primarily on Los Angeles area exhibitions or exhibitions of California artists. These files include notes, typescripts, and printed materials. Also found are files for magazine articles written by Danieli. Research files include a set of index cards documenting a chronology of Los Angeles art and 9 sound cassettes of television shows that focus on California art.

Interviews of and performances by Los Angeles comprise 108 sound cassettes. The majority of the cassettes are artist interviews conducted by Danieli in 1974-1975 for the U.C.L.A. oral history project "L.A. Community Artists," but there are also scattered recordings of art talks, panel discussions, and performances. Artists include David Antin, Eleanor Antin, Judith Bettelheim, Nick Brigante, Annita Delano, Allan Kaprow, Peter Krasnow, Peter Plagens, Gary Lloyd, John McLaughlin, Shirley Pettibone, Betye Saar, and John White, among many others.

Printed material consists primarily of exhibition announcements about California artists and exhibitions.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Writing and Research Files, 1962-1987 (3.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-4)

Series 2: Los Angeles Artist Interviews and Performances, 1974-1975 (3.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-7)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1969-1985 (2.1 linear feet; Boxes 7-9)
Biographical / Historical:
Fidel Danieli (1938-1988) was an art critic and writer, art historian, educator, and artist based in Los Angeles, California. Danieli received his B.A. in 1960 and M.A. in 1965 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). For nearly 22 years, he taught at the Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys. He also taught and lectured at the California State College in Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley State College in Northridge.

Danieli was perhaps best known for his work as an art critic and writer, notably his reviews for Artforum from 1963-1968 that brought national recognition to many modern Southern California artists, such as Billy Al Bengston, Bruce Nauman, Robert Graham, and George Herms. Danieli was a member of the editorial committee of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art's (LAICA) Journal, a contributing editor to Artweek, and writer and reviewer for ArtScene and Images and Issues.

Danieli's special interest was in the early Los Angeles Modernists and he received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant around 1974 to fund research on the subject. From 1974-1975, he was also an interviewer for the UCLA oral history project "Los Angeles Art Community." The project culminated in the 1974 exhibition Nine Senior Southern California Painters at LAICA.

Danieli was also a painter, sculptor, and collector. His extensive art collection included photographs, paintings, ceramics, and prints. He bequeathed the bulk of his collection to the Oakland Museum and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and a few private collectors who were friends. His art library was donated to Los Angeles Valley College.

He was briefly married to Edie Ellis though they later separated. He suffered ill health for several years and passed away in North Hollywood on March 26, 1988, at the age of 49.
Provenance:
The Fidel Danieli papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1990 by Sage Stormcreek, executor of Danieli's estate.
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.
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.
Occupation:
Authors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Educators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Citation:
Fidel Danieli papers, 1962-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.danifide
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9858e7d83-ed3b-4205-80fb-92e4c2d3a544
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-danifide
Online Media:

Cuban festivals : a century of Afro-Cuban culture / edited by Judith Bettelheim

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cuba
Date:
2001
Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1083802

Replies to Lamp's First Word

Author:
Blier, Suzanne Preston  Search this
Okeke-Agulu, Chika  Search this
Magee, Carol L  Search this
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Nelson, Steven 1962-  Search this
Lamp, Frederick  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1999
Topic:
Art, African--Research  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_832498

Palo Monte Mayombe and its influence on Cuban contemporary art

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Pérez, Ludvik Reginfo  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cuba
Date:
2001
20th century
Topic:
Palo--Rituals  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, Cuban--Themes, motives  Search this
Religion  Search this
African influences  Search this
Kongo influences  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706207

Going Caribbean

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Triennial Symposium on African Art (12th : 2001 : St. Thomas, Virgin Islands)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Virgin Islands
St. Thomas
Date:
2001
Topic:
Carnival  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_712152

Wehmeyer's article on the Indian image in New Orleans altars : the Caribbean connection

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Wehmeyer, Stephen C. 1969-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Louisiana
New Orleans
Date:
2001
Topic:
African American Spiritual churches  Search this
Altars  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_712162

Wifredo Lam and the 1940s Paris art scene

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Jules-Rosette, Bennetta  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2002
Call number:
N1. A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_753704

Carnival and African American cultures

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Caribbean area
United States
Cuba
Date:
2004
Topic:
Carnival  Search this
Call number:
GR350 .A33 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_762510

Caribbean Espiritismo (Spiritist) altars : the Indian and the Congo

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Caribbean Area
Cuba
Puerto Rico
Date:
2005
Topic:
Spiritualism  Search this
Altars  Search this
Altars--Kongo influences  Search this
Household shrines  Search this
Indians in art  Search this
Religion  Search this
African influences  Search this
Call number:
N1 .B936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780013

AfroCuba : works on paper, 1968-2003 / Judith Bettelheim

Title:
Afro Cuba
Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
C2005
20th century
Topic:
Art, Cuban  Search this
Grupo Afrocuba (Group of artists)  Search this
Call number:
N6603.5.G78 B48 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780331

The lantern festival in Senegambia

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Gambia
Date:
1985
Topic:
Festivals--Islamic influences  Search this
Fanals  Search this
Lantern festivals  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_663340

Three transnational artists : José Bedia, Edouard DuVal-Carrié and Keith Morrison

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Duval-Carrié, Edouard 1954-  Search this
Morrison, Keith 1942-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cuba
Jamaica
Haiti
Date:
1998
20th century
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art, Caribbean  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678434

Negotiations of power in carnaval culture in Santiago de Cuba

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cuba
Santiago de Cuba
Date:
1991
Topic:
Carnival  Search this
Dance  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_518288

Crónicas americanas : obras de José Bedia / textos, Judith Bettelheim, Orlando Hernández, Charles Merewether

Title:
Obras de José Bedia
José Bedia
Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Hernández, Orlando  Search this
Merewether, Charles  Search this
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey  Search this
Subject:
Bedia, José 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
178 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
Call number:
N40.1.B405 B4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525544

Women in masquerade and performance

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Jamaica
Cuba
Caribbean area
Date:
1998
Topic:
Women's masquerades  Search this
Women's performance  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_553359

Deconstructing the mythologies : from priestess to 'red hot mama' in African and African American/Caribbean performances : a paper and talk / by Judith Bettelheim

Title:
From priestess to 'red hot mama' in African and African American/Caribbean performances
Seminar
Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Program of African Studies  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
20th century
Topic:
Women in African art  Search this
Women in art  Search this
Feminism in art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Arts, Modern  Search this
Call number:
NX652.W6 B48 1992a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_568214

Cuban festivals : an illustrated anthology / edited by Judith Bettelheim

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 261 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Cuba
Date:
1993
Topic:
Festivals  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_456310

Carnival in Santiago de Cuba

Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cuba
Santiago de Cuba
Date:
1993
Topic:
Dance--African influences  Search this
Carnival  Search this
Call number:
GT4825.A2 C83 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_488911

Appendix : the Tumba Francesa and Tajona of Santiago de Cuba

Title:
Tumba Francesa and Tajona of Santiago de Cuba
Author:
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cuba
Santiago de Cuba
Date:
1993
Topic:
Carnival--Haitian influences  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Haitian influences  Search this
Call number:
GT4825.A2 C83 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_489409

Caribbean Festival Arts : each and every bit of difference / John W. Nunley, Judith Bettelheim ; with contributions by Barbara Bridges ... [et al.]

Author:
Nunley, John W (John Wallace) 1945-  Search this
Bettelheim, Judith 1944-  Search this
Bridges, Barbara A  Search this
St. Louis Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
218 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Caribbean Area
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Festivals--Exhibitions  Search this
Social life and customs--Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_365655

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