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Oral history interview with James Newman, 1974 May 13

Interviewee:
Newman, James, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Jeremy  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Wiley, William T.  Search this
Dilexi Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with James Newman, 1974 May 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12790
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212061
AAA_collcode_newman74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212061

Dilexi Gallery records

Creator:
Dilexi Gallery  Search this
Names:
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Blum, Irving, 1930-  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Newman, James, 1933-  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1969
Summary:
The Dilexi Gallery records measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1959 to 1969. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through correspondence with artists, museums, and other galleries; several artist and exhibition files; and some photographs and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The Dilexi Gallery records measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1959 to 1969. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through correspondence with artists, museums, and other galleries; several artist and exhibition files; and some photographs and printed material.

Artist files consist of price lists, resumes, loan records, financial documents, and some printed material. Two photographs and one slide of Jess Collin's artwork, a photograph of Leslie Kerr, and one unknown subject are also present. Correspondence files shed light on gallery sales, exhibitions, and loans of artwork; the careers and personal lives of artists, including Jess Collins, Roy De Forest, Tony DeLap, Norman Kantor, and Wilfrid Zogbaum; and the gallery's relations with other museums and galleries, in particular, Walter Hopps and Irving Blum of Ferus Gallery. Exhibition files include insurance documents, press releases, price lists, and artist instructions; items related to the exhibition, Second International Exhibition of Pilot Galeries (1966), include catalog drafts, shipping information, memos, press releases, and some printed ephemera. The bulk of correspondence related to the Second International Exhibition of Pilot Galeries and Dilexi Gallery's G. O. P. Show (1964) can be found in the collection's correspondence files. Also included are three oversized Dilexi exhibition posters for artists Richard Shaw, William Dubin, and Fred Martin; and one advertising poster by Ron Nagle.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the records are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Dilexi Gallery was founded in San Francisco, California, in 1958 by ethnomusicologist and musician James Newman. The gallery exhibited a wide range of artists in various media, from abstract expressionists to portraitists. From 1962 to 1963, the gallery operated a satellite location in Los Angeles overseen by Rolf Nelson. From its beginning, Dilexi had a loose association with Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, sharing artists, interests, and exhibitions until Ferus' closing in 1966. Artists frequently shown at Dilexi included Hassel Smith, Charles Ross, Roy De Forest, Tony Delap, Sidney Gordin, Wilfrid Zogbaum, and Deborah Remington. Newman closed his gallery in 1969, at which point he started the Dilexi Foundation to support non-traditional artists' projects, happenings, performances, and films.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview, 1974 May 13, with Dilexi Gallery founder and director James Newman.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1974 by James Newman, the founder and director of the Dilexi Gallery.
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.
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 -- California
Citation:
Dilexi Gallery Records, 1959-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dilegall
See more items in:
Dilexi Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b7e37a37-4771-4e28-8d3c-a973040dd772
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dilegall

Oral history interview with James Newman

Interviewee:
Newman, James, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Dilexi Gallery  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy, 1921-1982  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010  Search this
Wiley, William T., 1937-2021  Search this
Extent:
47 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1974 May 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of James Newman conducted 1974 May 13, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art. Newman speaks of his initial interest in art at Stanford University; meeting Walter Hopps and opening his first gallery with him in the 1950s; the history of the Dilexi Gallery in San Francisco; and his philosophy of collecting. He recalls Robert Craig Kauffman, William T. Wiley, and Jeremy Anderson.
Biographical / Historical:
James Newman (1933- ) is an art dealer from San Francisco, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 48 min.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art are the records of the Dilexi Gallery, 1957-1971, founded and directed by James Newman.
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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.newman74
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw983278cd9-32e7-4b0b-8960-63a9bacb55ec
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-newman74

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