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David Ireland Papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005

Creator:
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Ireland, David Kenneth, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Tingle, Alta  Search this
Marion, Paul  Search this
Lienhard, Marie-Louise  Search this
Lee, Margie  Search this
Grobart, Jeffrey  Search this
Coppola, Eleanor  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Mattress Factory  Search this
Washington State Arts Commission  Search this
Gallery Paule Anglim  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Arts Club of Chicago  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Stanford University  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Western Washington University  Search this
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Sketches
Interviews
Prints
Sound recordings
Drawings
Photographs
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Public art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15853
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)292739
AAA_collcode_ireldavi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_292739
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David Ireland Papers

Artist:
Ireland, David, 1930-2009  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Arts Club of Chicago  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Gallery Paule Anglim  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Mattress Factory  Search this
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Stanford University  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Washington State Arts Commission  Search this
Western Washington University  Search this
Coppola, Eleanor  Search this
Grobart, Jeffrey  Search this
Lee, Margie  Search this
Lienhard, Marie-Louise  Search this
Marion, Paul  Search this
Tingle, Alta  Search this
Extent:
24.8 Linear feet
8.39 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Video recordings
Sketches
Interviews
Prints
Sound recordings
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
circa 1910s-circa 2009
bulk 1960-2005
Summary:
The papers of California conceptual artist and sculptor David Ireland measure 24.8 linear feet and 8.39 GB and date from circa 1910s to circa 2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 2005. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, notes and notebooks, installation projects and exhibition files, teaching files, travel files, personal business records, printed and digital material and commercial recordings, photographic materials, artwork, and video and sound recordings.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of California conceptual artist and sculptor David Ireland measure 24.8 linear feet and 8.39 GB and date from circa 1910s to circa 2009, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960 to 2005. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, notes and notebooks, installation projects and exhibition files, teaching files, travel files, personal business records, printed and digital material and commercial sound recordings, photographic materials, artwork, and video and sound recordings.

Biographical material includes awards and certificates, address books and appointment books, artist's statements, resumes, chronologies, student university materials, passports, and sound and video recordings of interviews with Ireland. Correspondence is with friends, peers, universities, galleries, and museums, including Jeffrey Grobart, Eleanor Coppola, Margie Lee, Marie-Louise Lienhard, Paul Marion, and Alta Tingle, among others. Notes and notebooks contain incoming phone messages, notes to self, regarding projects and ideas, as well as various other notes and plans.

Installation projects and exhibition files constitute the bulk of the collection and document David Ireland's extensive projects and exhibitions around the world. Files are found for his Capp Street house project and Pacific Enterprises project in San Francisco; Boott Mills project in Lowell, Massachusetts; IKEA Emeryville Public Art Project in Emeryville, California; and several Washington State Arts Commission and Western Washington University projects. Other exhibition and installation locations found within the files include the American Academy in Rome; Yerba Buena Arts Center in California; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in Australia; Helmhaus in Zurich, Switzerland; Arts Club of Chicago; SFMOMA; New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, among many others. The files contain a wide variety of materials, including sound and video recordings in various formats.

Teaching files document David Ireland's many roles as visiting artist, artist-in-residence, instructor, and conference and symposium panelist at the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco Art Institute, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Stanford University Department of Art, among others. Travel files document Ireland's trips abroad, both independent of and as a result of installation and project obligations.

Personal business records are comprised of financial materials and documentation relating to Ireland's two early South African import and safari businesses as well grants and project proposals, various loan agreements, representation through Gallery Paule Anglim, property sales and tax documentation, inventory materials, and various other business materials. Also found within the collection are printed material and four commercial sound recordings. Photographs are of the artist, friends and family, Ireland's Oakland studio, and works of art. There is artwork by Ireland, including sketches, drawings, and prints, and a few pieces of artwork by other artists. In addition to sound and video recordings arranged in other series, there is one video recording and six sound cassettes that are either unidentified or have no additional context within the collection.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 11 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950-circa 2009 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1937-circa 2008 (4 linear feet; Boxes 2-6)

Series 3: Notes and Notebooks, circa 1965-circa 2008 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Series 4: Installation Projects and Exhibition Files, circa 1960s-circa 2009 (11.6 linear feet; Boxes 7-18, OV26, OV27, 7.84 GB; ER01-ER15)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1977-1998 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 18-19)

Series 6: Travel Files, circa 1950s-circa 1994 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 19-20)

Series 7: Personal Business Records, circa 1965-circa 2008 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 20-21)

Series 8: Printed Material and Commercial Recordings, 1932-circa 2009 (2.3 linear feet; Boxes 21-23, 0.553 GB; ER16)

Series 9: Photographic Materials, circa 1910s-circa 2005 (1 linear foot; Boxes 23-24)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1965-circa 2003 (0.2 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 11: Video and Sound Recordings, circa 1965-circa 1990s (0.4 linear feet; Box 25)
Biographical / Historical:
David Ireland (1930-2009) was a conceptual artist and sculptor who worked in San Francisco, California.

Ireland was born in Bellingham, Washington and attended Western Washington University. In 1953, he received a degree in industrial design and printmaking from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland. He then served two years in the U. S. Army in Missouri, returning to live and work in Bellingham. For several years, Bellingham served as his launch point for extensive travels in Europe and Africa.

In the late 1950s, Ireland founded Hunter Africa, an artifacts import business. He moved the business to San Francisco in 1965 and also began a second business leading safaris in Africa. He married Bellingham native Joanne Westford and had two children, Ian Ireland and Shaughn Niland; they divorced in 1970.

Ireland attended the San Francisco Art Institute and received a graduate degree in 1974. There, he met other Bay Area artists involved in the conceptual movement there, including Tom Marioni, Paul Kos, Howard Fried, and Terry Fox.

Much of Ireland's artwork of the 1980s and 1990s centered on the transformation of his home at 500 Capp Street in San Francisco, where he dramatically physically and conceptually transformed the interior and exterior structure into a mix of architectural sculpture and environmental art piece. He bought a second home in 1979 to transform, and, in the 1980s, completed a renovation of the main building at the Headlands Center for Arts in Sausalito with artist Mark Thompson.

David Ireland's work has been presented in more than forty solo exhibitions at venues that included the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C.; The Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. He created major public projects and private commissions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, D. C., and other cities. His work is included in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, among others.
Provenance:
The David Ireland papers were donated in 2010 by the David Ireland Estate through Jock Reynolds, Special Trustee, The David Ireland Revocable Trust.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Conceptual artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Public art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sketches
Interviews
Prints
Sound recordings
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.ireldavi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ireldavi

Back to the bay : an exploration of the marginal zones of the San Francisco Bay / Center for Land Use Interpretation, Stillhere, Prelinger Archives

Author:
Center for Land Use Interpretation  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Stillhere (Firm)  Search this
Prelinger Archives  Search this
Physical description:
29 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Aerial views
Exhibitions
Place:
San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
Date:
2001
Topic:
Geography  Search this
Call number:
F868.S156 B33 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_803540

New world [dis]order / Sidra Stich ; [edited by Karen Kevorkian]

Title:
New world disorder
Author:
Stich, Sidra  Search this
Kevorkian, Karen  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.) Northern California Council  Search this
Fresno Art Museum  Search this
Richard L. Nelson Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
1993
C1993
California
20th century
Topic:
Women artists--Exhibitions  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6530.C2. S754 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645212

Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens [Folder]

Additional name:
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_97944

Bay Area now 2 / [chief curator, Renny Pritikin.]

Title:
Bay Area now two
Author:
Pritikin, Renny  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Physical description:
117 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
San Francisco Bay Area
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6535.S3 B39 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_602953

Bay Area now : a regional survey of contemporary art / [curated by Renny Pritikin, René de Guzman, and Arnold Kemp.]

Author:
Pritikin, Renny  Search this
De Guzman, René 1964-  Search this
Kemp, Arnold J  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Physical description:
52 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
California
San Francisco Bay Area
Date:
1997
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6530.C22 S244 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640054

The Hall of fame hall of fame : Center for the Arts Yerba Buena Gardens, November 26, 1996-February 23, 1997 / curated by Renny Pritikin, with Arnold Kemp

Author:
Pritikin, Renny  Search this
Kemp, Arnold J  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Physical description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Directories
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
©1996
Topic:
Halls of fame  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Popular culture--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
AM11 .H35 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_662166

Bay Area now 3 : Oct. 26, 2002-Jan. 12, 2003 : a festival of visual art, performance, film/video, educational programs / [Renny Pritikin, chief curator]

Title:
Bay Area now three
Author:
Pritikin, Renny  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Physical description:
123 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
San Francisco Bay Area
Date:
2002
C2002
21st century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_695049

Turning ten : an anniversary centerfest : October 18, 2003 - January 4, 2004 / [Yerba Buena Center for the Arts]

Title:
Turning 10
Author:
Masaoka, Miya  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Subject:
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens History  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (31 1/2 min. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Books
Place:
San Francisco, California
Date:
2003
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Call number:
N739.2 .T87 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_835973

Fred Tomaselli : the urge to be transported

Title:
Urge to be transported
Author:
Tomaselli, Fred 1956-  Search this
Knode, Marilu  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Huntington Beach Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Tomaselli, Fred 1956-  Search this
Tomaselli, Fred 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
1996
1996?]
Call number:
N6537.T64 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704572

Erwin Wurm : I love my time, I don't like my time / edited by Berin Golonu ; with essays by Geraldine Barlow, René de Guzman, and Ralph Rugoff ; exhibition curated by Rene de Guzman

Title:
I love my time, I don't like my time
Author:
Wurm, Erwin 1954-  Search this
De Guzman, René 1964-  Search this
Rugoff, Ralph 1957-  Search this
Barlow, Geraldine  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Subject:
Wurm, Erwin 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
379 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Call number:
N6811.5.W87 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_747175

One is Adam, one is Superman : the outsider artists of Creative Growth / photographs by Leon Borensztein ; essay by John M. MacGregor ; introduction by Tom di Maria

Title:
Outsider artists of Creative Growth
Author:
Borensztein, Leon, 1947-  Search this
MacGregor, John M (John Monroe)  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Subject:
Borensztein, Leon  Search this
Creative Growth Art Center  Search this
Physical description:
131 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Place:
California
Oakland
Date:
2004
C2004
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Outsider art  Search this
Artists with disabilities  Search this
Art, American  Search this
People with disabilities  Search this
Call number:
N6505.5.O87 O54 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773085

Gtt2

Title:
Guide to trust no. 2
Author:
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2002
C2002
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6496.S2 C46 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776510

Bay Area now 4 : Jul 16, 2005-May 27, 2006

Title:
Bay Area now four
Author:
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Physical description:
132 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
San Francisco Bay Area
Date:
2005
C2005
21st century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6530.C22 S244 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_778542

Oliver Boberg / herausgegeben von Stephan Berg, Martin Engler

Author:
Boberg, Oliver 1965-  Search this
Berg, Stephan  Search this
Engler, Martin  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Kunstverein Hannover  Search this
Fotomuseum Den Haag  Search this
Subject:
Boberg, Oliver 1965-  Search this
Physical description:
141 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785854

The boy mechanic / Mark Thompson, Harrell Fletcher, and Jon Rubin

Author:
Thompson, Mark  Search this
Fletcher, Harrell  Search this
Rubin, Jon  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Subject:
Thompson, Mark  Search this
Fletcher, Harrell  Search this
Rubin, Jon  Search this
Physical description:
[28] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C63 T56 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_788719

Last judgment : exhibition of paintings

Author:
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Physical description:
[10] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Russian  Search this
Call number:
ND688 .L37 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796253

Mexcelente! : hybridity and travel in art from Mexico City and beyond, a visual arts exhibit / curated by René de Guzman. El super show de puro pop! : television from greater Mexico, a film/video program / curated by Jim Mendiola

Author:
De Guzman, René 1964-  Search this
Mendiola, Jim  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1998
C1998
20th century
Topic:
Television  Search this
Art, Mexican  Search this
Art, Mexican--American influences  Search this
Art, American--Mexican influences  Search this
Call number:
N6555 .M48 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_602959

Commotion, Martin Kersels : Madison Art Center, Wisconsin, December 7, 1997-February 15, 1998 : Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, June 13-August 23, 1998 / organized by Toby Kamps ; interview with Martin Kersels by Toby Kamps ; essay by Jerry Saltz ; "Compositions for Objects of the dealer w/soundtracks, 1995" by Mark Wheaton

Author:
Kersels, Martin 1960-  Search this
Kamps, Toby  Search this
Saltz, Jerry 1951-  Search this
Wheaton, Mark  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens  Search this
Subject:
Kersels, Martin 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.K403 M33 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612318

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