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Robert Overby papers, circa 1959-1990

Creator:
Overby, Robert, 1935-1993  Search this
Citation:
Robert Overby papers, circa 1959-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16257
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370940
AAA_collcode_overrobe
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370940

Robert Overby : 336 to 1, August 1973-July 1969

Title:
336 to 1, August 1973-July 1969
Author:
Overby, Robert 1935-1993  Search this
Subject:
Overby, Robert 1935-1993  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : all ill. (some col.) ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
Call number:
N6537.O96 A4 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718901

Oral history interview with Jean Milant

Interviewee:
Milant, Jean, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Names:
Cirrus Editions  Search this
Cirrus Gallery  Search this
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Los Angeles Visual Arts (Organization)  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Tamarind Institute  Search this
University of New Mexico -- Student  Search this
University of Wisconsin  Search this
Antreasian, Garo Z., 1922-2018  Search this
Auder, Michel  Search this
Baldessari, John, 1931-  Search this
Blum, Irving, 1930-  Search this
Burden, Chris, 1946-  Search this
Card, Greg S., 1945-  Search this
Carson, Karen, 1943-  Search this
Cointet, Guy de, 1934-1983  Search this
Egelston, Robert  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Gehry, Frank O., 1929-  Search this
Goodman, Marian  Search this
Harrison, Newton, 1932-  Search this
Hill, Charles Christopher  Search this
Inch, Terry  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Kanemitsu, Matsumi  Search this
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010  Search this
Leiber, Steven  Search this
Marron, Donald B.  Search this
Mizuno, Riko  Search this
Moses, Ed, 1926-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Overby, Robert, 1935-1993  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Rivière, Alain, 1958-  Search this
Rosen, Gerry  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Sturman, Eugene  Search this
Trowbridge, David, 1945-  Search this
Tyler, Kenneth E.  Search this
Viva, 1938-  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Wood, Jonas, 1977-  Search this
de Beauvau-Craon, Minnie  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (3 hr., 7 min.), digital, wav)
102 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
France -- description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2015 July 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jean Milant, conducted 2015 July 20, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art at Milant's home in Los Angeles, California.
Jean Milant discusses growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his French and German heritage; his introduction to art instruction in high school and further studies at the University of Wisconsin; his trips to Europe and New York City as an undergraduate art student; his time as a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, and his work at the Tamarind Institute printmaking program and his introduction to Los Angeles; his work at Tamarind with Ed Ruscha, Sam Francis, Ed Moses, and Ken Price, among others; the beginnings of Cirrus Gallery and Cirrus Editions and his search for backers for the two endeavors; his partnership with Terry Inch as a backer for Cirrus. Mr. Milant also describes the decision to move his gallery and printmaking shop to downtown Los Angeles in 1979; the support of Robert Egelston and the collector Donald Marron and other collectors who first subscribed to his print editions; his experiences in France with Minnie de Beauvau-Craon; the gallery and museum scene in Los Angeles in the early '70s and '80s; his efforts to promote Los Angeles as a vibrant center of art, including trips to Europe in the early '70s to show his artists; the creation of Ed Ruscha's prints using food; working with Bruce Nauman and John Baldessari to create prints; the creation of the Los Angeles Visual Arts group of L.A. art dealers; his involvement with the creation of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art in 1974; his work with the artist Guy de Cointet and Mr. Cointet's early performances at Cirrus Gallery; the opening of MOCA in 1984; his desire to create a think-tank institute to help create a viable future for art. Mr. Milant also recalls Garo Antreasian, Newton Harrison, June Wayne, Frank Gehry, Robert Irwin, Eugene Sturman, Matsumi Kanemitsu, Ken Tyler, Riko Mizuno, Irving Blum, Gerry Rosen, Robert Overby, David Trowbridge as well as Chris Burden, Greg Card, Karen Carson, Craig Kauffman, Marian Goodman, Alain Rivière, Charles Christopher Hill, Steven Leiber, Viva, Michel Auder, and Jonas Wood, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jean Robert Milant (1943- ) is an art dealer and publisher in Los Angeles, California. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an art critic and writer from Beverly Hills, California.
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.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Publishers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Prints -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.milant15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9701ff32d-8750-4c85-8945-ab052ba58fc3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-milant15
Online Media:

Robert Overby papers

Creator:
Overby, Robert, 1935-1993  Search this
Extent:
7.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1959-1990
Scope and Contents:
Robert Overby's personal business records for his graphic design work. Included are graphic design files arranged alphabetically, personal and professional correspondence, design samples, photographs and negatives of works of art and art installations, architectural drawings and blueprints, design proofs and advertising design portfolios, posters, source material, and other printed material.
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Overby (1935-1993) was a graphic designer and a contemporary artist in Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Donated 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Linda Burnham, Robert Overby's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Graphic artists -- California  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.overrobe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw997076795-29b8-4433-a250-fd24535a2dba
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-overrobe

Robert Overby : about when / guest curated by Terry R. Meyers ; [essay by David Rimanelli]

Title:
About when
Author:
Overby, Robert 1935-1993  Search this
Myers, Terry R  Search this
Rimanelli, David  Search this
Haunch of Venison (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Overby, Robert 1935-1993  Search this
Physical description:
[64] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 22 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Call number:
N6537.O96 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827452

Robert Overby : parallel, 1978-1969 / Terry R. Myers ; with a memoir by Marty Neumeier

Author:
Myers, Terry R  Search this
Overby, Robert 1935-1993  Search this
Subject:
Overby, Robert 1935-1993  Search this
Physical description:
99 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_662364

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