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Llyn Foulkes letter to Darthea Speyer

Creator:
Foulkes, Llyn, 1934-  Search this
Speyer, Darthea  Search this
Foulkes, Llyn, 1934-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
ca. 1975
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16677
See more items in:
Galerie Darthea Speyer records, 1953-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16677
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Oral history interview with Llyn Foulkes, 1997 June 25-1998 Dec. 2

Interviewee:
Foulkes, Llyn, 1934-  Search this
Foulkes, Llyn, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Philosophy  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12132
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216499
AAA_collcode_foulke97
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216499
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Galerie Darthea Speyer records

Creator:
Galerie Darthea Speyer (Paris, France)  Search this
Names:
Musée national d'art moderne (France)  Search this
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007  Search this
Delany, Beauford, 1901-  Search this
Foulkes, Llyn, 1934-  Search this
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Luboski, Richard, 1934-  Search this
Paschke, Ed  Search this
Remington, Deborah  Search this
Saul, Peter, 1934-  Search this
Speyer, Darthea  Search this
Weiss, Hugh, 1925-  Search this
Extent:
17.2 Linear feet
1.58 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Visitors' books
Photographs
Date:
1953-2010
Summary:
The records of Galerie Darthea Speyer measure 17.2 linear feet and 1.58 GB and date from 1953 to 2010. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the Paris gallery's relationship with American and European artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Also found are scattered financial records, guestbooks, documentation on the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome art collection, exhibition announcements, posters, and additional photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of Galerie Darthea Speyer measure 17.2 linear feet and 1.58 GB and date from 1953 to 2010. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the Paris gallery's relationship with American and European artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Also found are scattered financial records, guestbooks, documentation on the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome art collection, exhibition announcements, posters, and additional photographs.

Artists' files are varied but may contain biographical materials, correspondence and business records, printed materials, photographs, digital photographs, and slides. Correspondence is with artists and others primarily concerning the exhibition or sale of the artists' work. Also filed with the correspondence are other scattered business records regarding the artists' dealing with the gallery including exhibition documents and sales records. Photographs depict artists, artwork, exhibition installations and exhibition openings at Galerie Darthea Speyer. Printed material includes exhibition announcements, catalogs, and extensive press clippings. Files for prominent American artists such as Roy De Forest, Beauford Delaney, Llyn Foulkes, Leon Golub, Sam Gilliam, Richard Luboski, Ed Paschke, Peter Saul, Deborah Remington, and others, document a long relationship between the artist and the gallery.

This collection also includes scattered financial records from 2000 to 2002. Eight gallery guestbooks, and documentation on the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome art collection, which was organized by Darthea Speyer.

Printed material consists of posters and Galerie Darthea Speyer exhibition announcements. Included with the exhibition announcements are lists of exhibitions by year. Many of the posters advertise exhibitions organized by Darthea Speyer at the Musee National D'Art Moderne and Centre Culturel Americain, including 12 Modern American Painters and Sculptors (1953). Additional posters advertize exhibitions at Galerie Darthea Speyer and elsewhere for artists such as Leon Golub, Beauford Delaney, Ed Paschke, Peter Saul, Hugh Weiss, and several others.

Photographs include an unidentified exhibition opening, exhibition installations at Galerie Darthea Speyer, and artwork.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series:

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1955-2010 (Boxes 1-15; 14.8 linear feet, ER01-ER07; 1.58 GB)

Series 2: Financial Records, 2000-2002 (Box 15; 6 folders)

Series 3: Guestbooks, 1997-2009 (Box 16; 8 folders)

Series 4: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome Art Collection, circa 1980s-2009 (Box 16; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1953-2008 (Boxes 16, 17, OV 19-22; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1960s-1970s (Boxes 17-18; 0.7 linear feet)
Historical Note:
Galerie Darthea Speyer was founded in 1968 by Darthea Speyer at 6, rue Jacques Callot, Paris, France. The gallery was notable for promoting American painting and sculpture in France until it closed in 2009.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Darthea Speyer began collecting art at the age of 15. She studied art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and in 1950 went to Paris as a cultural attaché for the United States Information Services (USIS). In 1953 she helped organize the exhibition 12 Modern American Painters and Sculptors at the Musee National D'Art Moderne, a show that initiated a change in the way Europeans viewed American Art. While working for the USIS, Speyer founded the Centre Culturel Americain where she gave many American artists their first European exhibition. She continued to work for the USIS until 1965.

Speyer opened Galerie Darthea Speyer during the May 1968 riots in Paris with an inaugural show of works by Deborah Remington. The gallery was designed by her brother, A. James Speyer, and primarily exhibited sculpture and paintings by Americans, as well as works by some European artists. Over the next 40 years Darthea Speyer remained a powerful advocate for American artists in the European market.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Darthea Speyer conducted by Paul Cummings, June 28, 1976.
Provenance:
Records were donated in 2010 by Emmanuelle Gelzer, owner of Galerie Darthea Speyer.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- France
Genre/Form:
Visitors' books
Photographs
Citation:
Galerie Darthea Speyer records, 1953-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.galedars
See more items in:
Galerie Darthea Speyer records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-galedars
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Oral history interview with Llyn Foulkes

Interviewee:
Foulkes, Llyn, 1934-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Extent:
7 Sound cassettes (Sound recording, master (6 hrs., 25 min.), analog)
104 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1997 June 25-1998 Dec. 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Llyn Foulkes conducted 1997 June 25-1998 Dec. 2, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Foulkes home and studio, Los Angeles, Calif.
The interview begins with a discussion of Foulkes's move to downtown Los Angeles and "The Brewery" ["The Brewery" was formerly a working brewery that has been transformed into living/studio space for artists] from Topanga. A long discussion takes place about this being where he belongs as opposed to the fashionable westside. The interview continues with a discussion of divorce, his wife, narcissism, and the incorporation of his recent life in his current assesmblage work. He discusses lessons learned from the Old Masters, and Wilhem de Kooning; issues of abstraction vs. representation; and subject vs. style. He proceeds with a discussion about his ideas on music, rock and roll, jazz, black music, and the influence of Spike Jones that led to his own rock group "Rubber Band." There follows a lengthy discussion of the Ferus Gallery, Walter Hopps, Maurice Tuchman, Henry Hopkins, Rolf Nelson, John Coplans, and Christopher Knight. He also discusses Los Angeles as the center of popular art and culture. He reflects on his kinship with Wallace Berman and the spirituality they shared; his isolation as an outsider; his regrets about not responding to others (including Berman and George Herms), seeing it as a lost opportunity to participate more fully in the local art world and cultivating supportive relationships. The political content of his work was also covered at some length.
Biographical / Historical:
Llyn Foulkes (1934-) is an assemblage artist in Los Angeles, Calif.
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.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Philosophy  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.foulke97
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-foulke97

Llyn Foulkes : September 6th-October 20th, 2007 / edited and designed by Daniel Dror

Author:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Daniyel, Deror  Search this
Kent Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
C2007
Call number:
N6537.F68 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827009

Llyn Foulkes : new works, 1976-1977 : [exhibition] February 16 -March 19, 1977, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, N.Y

Author:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Bann, Stephen  Search this
Gruenebaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
C1977
Call number:
ND237.F51 A4 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645539

Llyn Foulkes : fifty paintings, collages, and prints from Southern California collections : a survey exhibition, the years 1959-1974 / Llyn Foulkes

Author:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Newport Harbor Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
14 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
[1974]
Call number:
N6537.F68 A4 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650074

Llyn Foulkes, the sixties : [exhibition] : 15 October-14 November 1987

Author:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Kent Fine Art, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : ill., port. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
[1987]
Call number:
N6537.F68 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650682

Llyn Foulkes : between a rock and a hard place / initiated and sponsored by the Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California ; organized by the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California ; guest curator, Marilu Knode

Author:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Knode, Marilu  Search this
Fellows of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Laguna Art Museum (Laguna Beach, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
104 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
C1995
Call number:
N40.1.F7523 K7 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486057

Llyn Foulkes, the sixties : [exhibition] 15 October-14 November 1987

Author:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Kent Fine Art, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : ill., port. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
[1987]
Call number:
N40.1.F7523 K3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_375910

Five younger Los Angeles artists: Tony Berlant, Melvin Edwards, Llyn Foulkes, Lloyd Hamrol, Philip Rich, Contemporary Art Council New Talent Purchase Award recipients 1963-1965. [Exhibition] Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lytton Gallery, November 26 - December 26, 1965

Author:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Tuchman, Maurice  Search this
Subject:
Berlant, Anthony  Search this
Edwards, Melvin 1937-  Search this
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Hamrol, Lloyd  Search this
Rich, Philip 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. illus., 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Date:
1965
1965]
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6535.L7 L87
N6535.L7L87
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_89628

Llyn Foulkes / Ali Subotnick ; with contributions by Jim Lewis, Jason Weiss

Author:
Subotnick, Ali Lone Star  Search this
Foulkes, Llyn 1934- Works Selections  Search this
Hammer Museum  Search this
Subject:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
199 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_999367

Medic Medic, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Foulkes, Llyn 1934-  Search this
Medium:
Photo, paperboard, glass, and painted window
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 2005.5.29
Date:
1960-1961
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08582782
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_398289

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