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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
Online Media:

You Can't Make Art By Making Art (1991), Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Collection Artist:
Ireland, David, 1930-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 14, Folder 13-19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1991
Collection 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.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
David Ireland Papers
David Ireland Papers / Series 4: Installation Projects and Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ireldavi-ref163

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
See more items in:
David Ireland Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ireldavi

David Ireland in Switzerland [text by Marie-Louise Lienhard]

Title:
You can't make art by making art
Author:
Ireland, David 1930-2009  Search this
Author:
Lienhard, Marie-Louise  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Subject:
Ireland, David 1930-2009  Search this
Physical description:
[48] pages :+ ill 31 x 42 cm. + 1 folded sheet ([2] pages ; 29 x 40 cm.)
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N6537.I62 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822850

Farbe als sinnliche Erfahrung : 15 Schweizer Künstler : Helmhaus Zürich, 17. Juli bis 12. September 1971 : [Katalog] / [Red.: Dagmar Hnikova, Felix Andreas Baumann]

Title:
15 Schweizer Künstler
Author:
Baumann, Felix Andreas  Search this
Hnikova, Dagmar  Search this
Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : Ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
[1971]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Swiss  Search this
Call number:
N7148 .F37 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_815357

Wernerbischofpictures

Title:
Werner Bischof pictures
Author:
Bischof, Werner Adalbert 1916-1954  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Subject:
Bischof, Werner Adalbert 1916-1954  Search this
Physical description:
463 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Call number:
TR140.B5 A32 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820045

Marie José Burki : these days / [concept, Marie José Burki, Simon Maurer ; authors, Alain Cueff, Simon Maurer]

Title:
These days
Author:
Burki, Marie José 1961-  Search this
Cueff, Alain  Search this
Maurer, Simon  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Centre régional d'art contemporain (Sète, France)  Search this
Subject:
Burki, Marie José 1961-  Search this
Physical description:
184 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
Topic:
Video art  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
N7153.B862 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_826861

Griechisch-buddhistische Plastik aus Pakistan (Gandhâra) : [Ausstellung] 21. März bis 19. April 1959, Helmhaus Zürich

Author:
Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft  Search this
Hallade, Madeleine  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Physical description:
40 p., [10] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Pakistan
Date:
1959
1959]
Topic:
Sculpture, Gandhara  Search this
Buddhist sculpture  Search this
Call number:
709.54 .Z8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858139

Kunst und Religion in Indien : 2500 Jahre Jainismus : [Wander-] Ausstellung, Helmhaus Zürich, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel, (1974-1975) : Bildkatalog des Rietbergmuseums Zürich (in Zusarb. mit dem Museum für Völkerkunde, Basel) / [Verf.], Eberhard Fischer, Jyotindra Jain

Author:
Museum Rietberg  Search this
Fischer, Eberhard 1941-  Search this
Jain, Jyotindra 1943-  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen  Search this
Museum für Völkerkunde und Schweizerisches Museum für Volkskunde Basel  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. ; 22 x 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Jaina art  Search this
Jainism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_882431

Molecular compound 4 : Keith Tyson : [exhibition at the Kleines Helmhaus, Zurich, 1999]

Author:
Tyson, Keith  Search this
Kleines Helmhaus (Zürich) Ausstellung (1999 ; : Zürich)  Search this
Subject:
Tyson, Keith  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : col ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C. 1999
Call number:
N6797.T97 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796964

Robert und Karl Walser : Ausstellung im Helmhaus Zürich, 16. April bis 4. Juni 1978; eine Ausstellung der Präsidialabteilung der Stadt Zürich in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kunsthaus Zürich und der Carl Seelig-Stiftung (Robert Walser-Archiv) / Redaktion und Gestaltung: Heidi Kräuchi und Heiner Jenny

Author:
Walser, Robert 1878-1956  Search this
Walser, Karl 1877-1943  Search this
Kräuchi, Heidi  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Zurich (Switzerland) Präsidialabteilung  Search this
Kunsthaus Zürich  Search this
Carl Seelig-Stiftung Zürich Robert Walser-Archiv  Search this
Subject:
Walser, Robert 1878-1956  Search this
Walser, Karl 1877-1943  Search this
Physical description:
66 p. : ill., ports., facsims. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Switzerland
Date:
1978
Topic:
Art and literature  Search this
Illustration of books  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Call number:
N7153.W32 A4 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_610398

Konkrete Kunst : 50 Jahre Entwicklung : Helmhaus Zürich, 8. Juni bis 14. August 1960

Author:
Bill, Max 1908-1994  Search this
Weinberg-Staber, Margit  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : 168 ill. ; 30 x 12 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1960
20th century
Topic:
Concrete art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C635 K668 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_622979

Lettres d'images / par Aldo Walker

Author:
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Subject:
Walker, Aldo 1938- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
177 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Call number:
N7153.W27 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635663

Lakonischer Beryll / Theo Kneubühler (Text), Rolf Winnewisser (Zeichnungen)

Author:
Winnewisser, Rolf 1949-  Search this
Kneubühler, Theo  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Subject:
Winnewisser, Rolf 1949- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
22 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Call number:
N7153.W55 A4 1991a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636296

Zeichnungen : Peter Emch, Stefan Gritsch, Alex Hanimann, Peter Kamm, Marianne Kuhn, Peter Roesch, Leo Walz, Anna B. Wiesendanger, Irène Wydler

Author:
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Subject:
Emch, Peter 1945- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Switzerland
Date:
1990
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Drawing, Swiss  Search this
Drawing--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NC291 .Z45 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637391

Karl Ballmer : Öilbilder, Zeichnungen, Gouachen, Collagen, Monotypien / Redaktion: F. Baumann und K. Seltman

Author:
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Baumann, F  Search this
Seltman, K  Search this
Kunsthaus Zürich  Search this
Subject:
Ballmer, Kark 1891-  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Switzerland
Zurich
Date:
1977
Topic:
Painting--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
ND853.B34 A4 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640329

Robert Müller: Werke 1967-1971. Ausstellung, Kunsthalle Basel 23. Okt. - 28. Nov. 1971; Helmhaus Zürich 4. Dez. 1971 - 2 Jan. 1972

Author:
Kunsthalle Basel  Search this
Müller, Robert 1920-  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Physical description:
1 vol
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
1971]
Call number:
NB853.M8 A4 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640608

Urs Lüthi, 1990 : Helmhaus Zürich

Author:
Lüthi, Urs 1947-  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Physical description:
135 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR646.S92 Z8365 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648150

Serendipity : Unterwegs zu den Bildern von Rolf Winnewisser / Stefan Banz

Author:
Banz, Stefan  Search this
Helmhaus Zürich  Search this
Subject:
Winnewisser, Rolf 1949- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Winnewisser, Rolf 1949- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
172 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
N7153.W55 B3 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653526

Les modelles : eine melancholische Ausstellungsnovelle / von Rolf Winnewisser

Author:
Winnewisser, Rolf 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
91 p. ; 21 m
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Call number:
N7153.W55 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656491

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