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Mural Study #3:

Artist:
John Decker, 1895 - 1947  Search this
Sitter:
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, 16 Apr 1889 - 25 Dec 1977  Search this
Jackie Coogan, 26 Oct 1914 - 1 Mar 1984  Search this
John Barrymore, 15 Feb 1882 - 29 May 1942  Search this
Will Rogers, 4 Nov 1879 - 15 Aug 1935  Search this
Colleen Moore, 19 Aug 1900 - 25 Jan 1988  Search this
Chester Morris, 16 Feb 1901 - 11 Sep 1970  Search this
Roderick La Rocque, 1896 - 1969  Search this
Nita Naldi, 1899 - 1961  Search this
Medium:
Crayon, gouache, graphite and ink on illustration board
Dimensions:
Image: 16.8cm x 49.5cm (6 5/8" x 19 1/2")
Board: 22.5cm x 51cm (8 7/8" x 20 1/16")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
c. 1941
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Nature & Environment\Fruit  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
Imaginary  Search this
Costume\Chaps  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Pig  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Putti  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Male  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Oscar  Search this
John Barrymore: Male  Search this
John Barrymore: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
John Barrymore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Colleen Moore: Female  Search this
Colleen Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Will Rogers: Male  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Will Rogers: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Will Rogers: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Cowboy  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Journalist\Humorist  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Commentator  Search this
Will Rogers: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Beverly Hills, CA  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Male  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Child  Search this
Jackie Coogan: Military\Army  Search this
Chester Morris: Male  Search this
Chester Morris: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Roderick La Rocque: Male  Search this
Roderick La Rocque: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Nita Naldi: Female  Search this
Nita Naldi: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.93.375
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4519ded72-4581-40fd-bf31-659ada7325ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.375

Dwan Gallery records, 1959-circa 1982, bulk 1959-1971

Creator:
Dwan, Virginia, 1931-  Search this
Dwan Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Parker, Raymond  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Weber, John  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Klein, Yves  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Richenburg, Robert  Search this
Raysse, Martial  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Arman  Search this
Arakawa, Shusaku  Search this
Goodnough, Robert  Search this
Anastasi, William  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Topic:
Art -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art -- California -- Los Angeles -- Exhibitions  Search this
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6056
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216037
AAA_collcode_dwangall
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216037
Online Media:

Mural Study #4:

Artist:
John Decker, 1895 - 1947  Search this
Sitter:
Bob Hope, 29 May 1903 - 27 Jul 2003  Search this
Joe E. Brown, 28 Jul 1892 - 6 Jul 1973  Search this
Charles Winninger, 1884 - 1969  Search this
Charles Boyer, 28 Aug 1897 - 26 Aug 1978  Search this
Greta Garbo, 18 Sep 1905 - 15 Apr 1990  Search this
Clark Gable, 1 Feb 1901 - 16 Nov 1960  Search this
Shirley Temple, 23 Apr 1928 - 10 Feb 2014  Search this
Humphrey Bogart, 25 Dec 1899 - 14 Jan 1957  Search this
William Claude Fields, 29 Jan 1880 - 25 Dec 1946  Search this
Mae West, 17 Aug 1893 - 22 Nov 1980  Search this
Roland Keith Young, 1887 - 1953  Search this
Medium:
Crayon, gouache, graphite and ink on illustration board
Dimensions:
Image: 20cm x 51cm (7 7/8" x 20 1/16")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
c. 1941
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Exterior\Landscape  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Flower  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses\Pince-nez  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Top hat  Search this
Caricature  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Plumed  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Bowtie  Search this
Weapon\Gun\Pistol  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap\Yachting cap  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Putti  Search this
Roland Keith Young: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Roland Keith Young: Male  Search this
Roland Keith Young: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Humphrey Bogart: Male  Search this
Humphrey Bogart: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Humphrey Bogart: Oscar  Search this
Clark Gable: Male  Search this
Clark Gable: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Clark Gable: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Clark Gable: Oscar  Search this
Joe E. Brown: Male  Search this
Joe E. Brown: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Joe E. Brown: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Joe E. Brown: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Charles Boyer: Male  Search this
Charles Boyer: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Charles Boyer: Oscar  Search this
Shirley Temple: Female  Search this
Shirley Temple: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador  Search this
Shirley Temple: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Shirley Temple: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Shirley Temple: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Shirley Temple: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Child  Search this
Shirley Temple: Oscar  Search this
Shirley Temple: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Health & Medicine  Search this
Mae West: Female  Search this
Mae West: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Mae West: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Mae West: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Mae West: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Greta Garbo: Female  Search this
Greta Garbo: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Greta Garbo: Oscar  Search this
Bob Hope: Male  Search this
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Television Personality  Search this
Bob Hope: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer  Search this
Bob Hope: Oscar  Search this
Bob Hope: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Bob Hope: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Charles Winninger: Male  Search this
Charles Winninger: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
William Claude Fields: Male  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
William Claude Fields: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Radio  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.93.376
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm484b25a16-7ba0-4dcd-a468-4d3fe5bde051
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.376

BLK Vol. 2 No. 12

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Interview of:
Ivy Young, American  Search this
Subject of:
National LGBTQ Task Force, American, founded 1974  Search this
Pan-African Congress, 1919 - 1994  Search this
Gray Panthers, American, founded 1970  Search this
AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, American, founded 1987  Search this
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982  Search this
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957  Search this
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909  Search this
Barbara Smith, American, born 1946  Search this
Essence Magazine, American, founded 1970  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
Ebony, American, founded 1945  Search this
Phill Wilson, American, born 1956  Search this
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, American, founded 1973  Search this
Audre Lorde, American, 1934 - 1992  Search this
Jewelle Gomez, American, born 1948  Search this
Barbara Smith, American, born 1946  Search this
Queer Nation, American, founded 1990  Search this
Nia Collective, American, founded 1987  Search this
Supreme Court of the United States, American, founded 1789  Search this
Sgt. Perry Watkins, American, 1948 - 1996  Search this
American Civil Liberties Union, American, founded 1920  Search this
Blackberri, American, 1945 - 2021  Search this
Gay and Lesbian Organization of Witwatersrand, South African, 1988 - 1997  Search this
Black Men's Xchange, American, founded 1989  Search this
Cleo Manago, American, born 1963  Search this
AIDS Project East Bay, American, founded 1983  Search this
Simon Nkoli, South African, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Rev. C. T. Vivian, American, 1924 - 2020  Search this
Whitney Houston, American, 1963 - 2012  Search this
Ice-T, American, born 1962  Search this
Pope John Paul II, Polish, 1920 - 2005  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Sausalito, Marin County, California, United States, North and Central America
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
London, England, Europe
Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States, North and Central America
Date:
December 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Communities  Search this
Families  Search this
Health  Search this
Holidays and festivals  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.25
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
African American - Latinx Solidarity
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd552c3a3e1-80a7-4c66-bbc7-836e7a49ca3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.25

BLK Vol. 3 No. 1

Published by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Edited by:
Alan Bell, American  Search this
Subject of:
African National Congress, South African, founded 1912  Search this
Simon Nkoli, South African, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Gay and Lesbian Organization of Witwatersrand, South African, 1988 - 1997  Search this
Savoy Ballroom, American, 1926 - 1958  Search this
Jessie Redmon Fauset, American, 1882 - 1961  Search this
Charles Johnson, American  Search this
Alain LeRoy Locke, American, 1885 - 1954  Search this
Walter F. White, American, 1893 - 1955  Search this
James Weldon Johnson, American, 1871 - 1938  Search this
W.E.B. Du Bois, American, 1868 - 1963  Search this
Langston Hughes, American, 1902 - 1967  Search this
James Baldwin, American, 1924 - 1987  Search this
Bayard Rustin, American, 1912 - 1987  Search this
Salsa Soul Sisters, American, founded 1974  Search this
National Coalition of Black Lesbians and Gays, American, 1978 - 1990  Search this
National Association of Black and White Men Together, American, founded 1980  Search this
Gay Men of African Descent, American, founded 1986  Search this
Black Men's Xchange, American, founded 1989  Search this
Joseph F. Beam, American, 1954 - 1988  Search this
Audre Lorde, American, 1934 - 1992  Search this
Essex Hemphill, American, 1957 - 1995  Search this
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994  Search this
Black Gay and Lesbian Leadership Forum, American, 1988 - 2003  Search this
Rev. Carl Bean, American, 1944 - 2021  Search this
Minority AIDS Project, American, founded 1985  Search this
Queer Nation, American, founded 1990  Search this
Unity Fellowship Church, American, founded 1982  Search this
AIDS Healthcare Foundation, founded 1987  Search this
Arsenio Hall, American, born 1956  Search this
National Organization for Women, American, founded 1966  Search this
Ayofemi Stowe Folayan, American, born 1950  Search this
The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, American, 1938 - 1949  Search this
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American, founded 1958  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 10 13/16 × 8 1/4 × 1/8 in. (27.4 × 20.9 × 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place made:
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
Johannesburg, South Africa, Africa
Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, Africa
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Seattle, King County, Washington, United States, North and Central America
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
San Francisco, San Francisco county, California, United States, North and Central America
San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States, North and Central America
Anaheim, Orange County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 1991
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Associations and institutions  Search this
Black Press  Search this
Caricature and cartoons  Search this
Communities  Search this
Gender  Search this
Health  Search this
Identity  Search this
International affairs  Search this
LGBTQ  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Sexuality  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
Women's organizations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Alan Bell
Object number:
2018.108.26ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© BLK Publishing Company, Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
HIV/AIDS Activist Movement
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59f5bc58e-0d5d-48f2-bb26-b506b56dd7f7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.108.26ab

Oral history interview with Eli Broad, 2012 Jan. 30-April 16

Interviewee:
Broad, Eli, 1933-2021  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21654
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)397960
AAA_collcode_broad12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_397960
Online Media:

Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers, 1937-2010

Creator:
Grinstein, Stanley, 1927-2014  Search this
Grinstein, Elyse, 1929-2006  Search this
Subject:
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Glass, Philip  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Women architects  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17445
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)386714
AAA_collcode_grinstan
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_386714
Online Media:

Art Space records, 1971-1992

Creator:
Adelman, Lucy  Search this
Art Space (Los Angeles, California)  Search this
Subject:
Lubner, Lorraine  Search this
Walding, Clark  Search this
Colvill, Tracy  Search this
Chaffee, Marta  Search this
Lowry, Janice Ann  Search this
Hines, David  Search this
Gabrielson, Walter  Search this
Starbuck, Marjorie  Search this
Schairer, Mary  Search this
Rush, Kent  Search this
Tomlinson, Robert  Search this
Lubner, Robert  Search this
Miura, Shigeo  Search this
Venice Art Walk  Search this
Venice Family Clinic (Venice, Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Texas Commerce Bank  Search this
18th Street Gallery  Search this
Works Gallery  Search this
Constitutional Rights Foundation (1963-)  Search this
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6355
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215105
AAA_collcode_artspac
Theme:
Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215105
Online Media:

Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers

Creator:
Grinstein, Stanley, 1927-2014  Search this
Grinstein, Elyse, 1929-2016  Search this
Names:
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Gehry, Frank O., 1929-  Search this
Glass, Philip  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1937-2010
Summary:
The papers of Stanley and Elyse Grinstein date from 1937-2010 and measure 1.3 linear feet. The collection documents the role the Grinsteins played in nurturing and promoting the mid-century Los Angeles art scene through personal friendships with area artists, the print studio Gemini G.E.L., and their art collecting activities. Records include biographical material, artist files including substantive letters and postcards from notable artists, musicians, writers and architects, a small amount of documentation relating to Gemini G.E.L. and Elyse Grinstein's architectural work, printed material, and a few photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Stanley and Elyse Grinstein date from 1937-2010 and measure 1.3 linear feet. The collection documents the role the Grinsteins played in nurturing and promoting the mid to late twentieth century Los Angeles art scene through personal friendships with area artists, the print studio Gemini G.E.L., and their art collecting activities. Records include biographical material, artist files including substantive letters and postcards from notable artists, musicians, writers and architects, a small amount of documentation relating to Gemini G.E.L. and Elyse Grinstein's architectural work, printed material, and a few photographs.

Biographical material and letters includes records of Elyse Grinstein's education in architecture, records of parties and events at the Grinstein home from the 1980s on, and letters demonstrating the family's involvement in philanthropic and political causes. Artist files include at least one or two items, and often more, from artists, writers, composers, and performers such as letters, illustrated letters and cards, printed material, and photos indicative of the extent to which the Grinsteins were at the heart of the West Coast art scene from the 1960s on, and the warmth of the friendships the Grinsteins enjoyed with many of the artists represented in the files.

Records related to professional activities highlight some of Elyse Grinstein's other work and include a few items from Gemini G.E.L. Printed material documents exhibitions of artists including Joseph Cornell, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, and others, the collecting activities of the Grinsteins, and their connections to art and performance groups such as Grand Union and the Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad. A few photographs picture artists including Lloyd Hamrol, George Herms, and choreographer Steve Paxton.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material and Letters, 1937-2008 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Artist Files, circa 1961-2010 (Box 1, OV 3; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Professional Activities, 1937-1990s (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1964-circa 1988 (Boxes 1-2, OV 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1960s-circa 1970s (Box 2; 8 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Los Angeles art collectors and philanthropists Stanley and Elyse Grinstein were known for their patronage of West Coast artists for over forty years and were important catalysts of the nascent Los Angeles art scene.

Following their marriage in 1952, the Grinsteins began collecting art as a way to pursue a shared hobby. Stanley Grinstein (1927-2014) was the proprietor of a forklift business and Elyse Grinstein (1929-2016) had been an elementary school teacher. The couple co-founded the print studio, Gemini G.E.L., with Rosamund and Sidney B. Felsen in 1966. Through celebrated collaborations with Josef Albers, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, and many others, the studio quickly became the West Coast destination for innovative printmaking.

In addition to having a passion for art, Elyse Grinstein was also an architect who earned her master's degree in architecture from the University of California Los Angeles in the 1970s, graduating at the age of 50. She interned with close friend Frank O. Gehry before forming her own company, Grinstein/Daniels, Inc., with Jeffrey Daniels. Her subsequent work included remodeling David Hockney's Hollywood Hills home, remodeling areas of the CalArts campus after the 1994 earthquake, and designing the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant with partner Jeff Daniels in L.A.'s Koreatown. Elyse Grinstein was also a philanthropist who raised money relentlessly for art and medical institutions, and devoted time to political campaigns and other causes.

In 1965 the Grinsteins bought a house in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles and moved with their three daughters to the Rockingham Avenue home. In the ensuing years they hosted legendary parties and receptions for their friends in the art world, providing an environment that fostered the relationships and emerging ideas of the burgeoning West coast art scene and helped introduce Los Angeles artists to a wide network of East Coast and international artists. The couple also offered invaluable practical support, that often enabled artists to keep working, buying work they loved for their home, providing other occasional financial assistance, and offering free accommodation and a place to work for their out-of-town artist, writer, and musician friends.
Provenance:
The collection was donated 2017 by the Grinstein family, via Ayn Grinstein, Ellen Grinstein Perliter, and Nancy Grinstein, executors.
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.
Occupation:
Architects -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Philanthropists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collectors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Printers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Women architects  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.grinstan
See more items in:
Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d3a01d24-889e-4baf-94b1-b1bad1707a9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-grinstan
Online Media:

Will Rogers

Artist:
Arnaldo Casella Tamburini Jr., 1885 - 1936  Search this
Sitter:
Will Rogers, 4 Nov 1879 - 15 Aug 1935  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Frame: 109.9 × 90.2 cm (43 1/4 × 35 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Pasadena
Date:
c. 1935
Topic:
Exterior\Sky  Search this
Will Rogers: Male  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Will Rogers: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Will Rogers: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Cowboy  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Journalist\Humorist  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Commentator  Search this
Will Rogers: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Beverly Hills, CA  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Will Rogers Memorial
Object number:
P-550
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm440a5cf4d-5dca-47cb-8aac-b855f7460a3b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_P-550

Will Rogers Roping Mickey Mouse

Artist:
Walt Disney Studios, founded 1922  Search this
Animator:
Fred Moore, ? - 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Will Rogers, 4 Nov 1879 - 15 Aug 1935  Search this
Medium:
Graphite pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 14.3cm x 21.3cm (5 5/8" x 8 3/8")
Sheet: 24.2cm x 30.5cm (9 1/2" x 12")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles\Hollywood
Date:
c. 1933
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Animal\Mouse  Search this
Equipment\Rope  Search this
Will Rogers: Male  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Will Rogers: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Journalist\Columnist  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Will Rogers: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Cowboy  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Journalist\Humorist  Search this
Will Rogers: Performing Arts\Performer\Showman  Search this
Will Rogers: Communications\Broadcast Journalist\Commentator  Search this
Will Rogers: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Beverly Hills, CA  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Miriam and Stuart Reisbord
Object number:
NPG.93.290
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Disney Enterprises, Inc.
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm408e26b55-a49b-438d-939c-d225be399569
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.290

Vice Presidential Nomination

Alternate Title:
Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy
Artist:
Jacques Lowe, 24 Jan 1930 - 12 May 2001  Search this
Sitter:
Lyndon Baines Johnson, 27 Aug 1908 - 22 Jan 1973  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy, 20 Nov 1925 - 6 Jun 1968  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 29 May 1917 - 22 Nov 1963  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 28.1 × 41.5 cm (11 1/16 × 16 5/16")
Sheet: 40.6 × 50.5 cm (16 × 19 7/8")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
July 1960 (printed 1999)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Male  Search this
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Literature\Writer  Search this
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US  Search this
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\US Senator\Texas  Search this
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Texas  Search this
Lyndon Baines Johnson: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Male  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Literature\Writer  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Military\Navy\Officer  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy: Male  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy: Politics and Government\US Senator\New York  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy: Literature\Writer  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy: Politics and Government\Campaign Director  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy: Politics and Government\Brother of US President  Search this
Robert Francis Kennedy: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia
Object number:
NPG.2015.90.25
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Jacques Lowe
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44be21d09-c6ee-45f9-a895-32e0e8513146
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2015.90.25

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

Artist:
Sid Avery, 12 Oct 1918 - 1 Jul 2002  Search this
Sitter:
Joanne Woodward, born 1930  Search this
Paul Newman, 26 Jan 1925 - 26 Sept 2008  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 25.2 x 32.7cm (9 15/16 x 12 7/8")
Sheet: 27.6 x 35.3cm (10 7/8 x 13 7/8")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Beverly Hills
Date:
1958
Topic:
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Interior\Domestic  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Sofa  Search this
Architecture\Fireplace  Search this
Home Furnishings\Drinking vessel\Mug  Search this
Paul Newman: Male  Search this
Paul Newman: Business and Finance\Businessperson  Search this
Paul Newman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Paul Newman: Performing Arts\Director  Search this
Paul Newman: Performing Arts\Producer  Search this
Paul Newman: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Paul Newman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Paul Newman: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Paul Newman: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Race car driver  Search this
Paul Newman: Oscar  Search this
Paul Newman: Performing Arts\Director\Television  Search this
Joanne Woodward: Female  Search this
Joanne Woodward: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Joanne Woodward: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Ron and Donna Avery
Object number:
NPG.2000.104
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1978 Sid Avery
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46678b133-8270-477a-b0a2-ecf2e49b69af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2000.104

Elizabeth Taylor, Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles

Artist:
Harry Benson, born 02 Dec 1929  Search this
Sitter:
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, 27 Feb 1932 - 23 Mar 2011  Search this
Dimensions:
Frame: 59.2 x 65.7cm (23 5/16 x 25 7/8")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
1997
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower\Bouquet  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Dog  Search this
Interior\Hospital room  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bed\Hospital bed  Search this
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor: Female  Search this
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor: Oscar  Search this
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist\Health & Medicine  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harry Benson Ltd.
Object number:
EXH.HB.091
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Harry Benson Ltd. All rights reserved
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm458d468b5-e798-4dde-9940-25c6cf8b2e7a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.HB.091

Beverly Hills Housewife

Artist:
David Hockney, born 9 Jul 1937  Search this
Sitter:
Betty Freeman, 2 Jun 1921 - 3 Jan 2009  Search this
Medium:
Arylic on canvas (2 canvases)
Dimensions:
182.9 x 365.8cm (72 x 144")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Beverly Hills
Date:
1966
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Architecture\Window  Search this
Artwork\Sculpture  Search this
Exterior\Exterior with Interior View  Search this
Architecture\Building\House  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Chaise longue  Search this
Betty Freeman: Female  Search this
Betty Freeman: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer  Search this
Betty Freeman: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Betty Freeman: Performing Arts\Patron  Search this
Betty Freeman: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Betty Freeman: Performing Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Betty Freeman
Object number:
CA990142
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4009c5e38-d607-488b-86e6-7371292c3f71
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edanmdm:npg_CA990142

Arabella Duval Huntington

Artist:
Sir Oswald Hornby Joseph Birley, 1880 - 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Arabella Duval Huntington, 1850 - 16 Sep 1924  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
125cm x 100cm (49 3/16" x 39 3/8"), Sight [web site as 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)]
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\San Marino
Date:
1924
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Veil  Search this
Arabella Duval Huntington: Female  Search this
Arabella Duval Huntington: Visual Arts\Philanthropist  Search this
Arabella Duval Huntington: Visual Arts\Art Collector  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Object number:
24.14 HL
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42797bb51-14c0-49a5-b236-beb903bd191f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_24.14_HL

Oral history interview with Eli Broad

Interviewee:
Broad, Eli  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Names:
Art Collectors: A Project in Partnership with the Center for the History of Collecting in America at The Frick Collection  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound files (2 hrs., 34 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
53 Pages (Transcript)
Culture:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2012 Jan. 30-April 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Eli Broad conducted 2012 Jan. 30 and April 16, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection, at the Frick Collection and at Broad's home in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Eli Broad (1933-2021) was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the founder of the Broad Art Foundation in Los Angeles, Calif. Interviewer Avis Berman (1949- ) is an art historian and author in New York, N.Y.
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.
Restrictions:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.broad12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92881346d-6faa-494e-996d-1866f2b80807
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-broad12
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General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1928
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Henry Ossawa Tanner papers, 1860s-1978 (bulk 1890-1937). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cfd8543d-c65e-44ff-8c26-df113cb78e89
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-tannhenr-ref639
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Famous Amos Collection

Donor:
Amos, Christine  Search this
Amos, Wally  Search this
Names:
Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Company  Search this
Extent:
7 Cubic feet (16 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1975-2000
Summary:
The Famous Amos Collection consists primarily of business records, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the career and life of Wally Famous Amos and the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie company he created.
Scope and Contents:
The Famous Amos Collection consists primarily of business records, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the career of Wally Famous Amos and the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie. The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings.

Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1970-1994 and undated, documents the professional life of Wally Amos. This series includes background information about the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie, awards, newspaper clippings describing Amos receiving his high school diploma, and drafts and published versions of Amos's writings the The Famous Amos Story and The Power in You.

Series 2, Advertising and Marketing Materials, 1975-1994 and undated consists of materials relating to the marketing and advertising of Famous Amos cookies. This series contains his marketing plan, promotional materials, press releases, posters, advertising mock-ups, and packaging samples.

Series 3, Photographs, 1975-1980 and undated, includes a variety of photographic prints, most of which are 5" x 7" or smaller. The series contains professional and publicity photographs of Wally Amos and Famous Amos products as well as personal photographs of Amos' family and friends. Film negatives and color slides of people are also included in this series.

Series 4, Press Materials, 1975-1996 and undated, is comprised of three subseries: Subseries 1, Clippings, 1975-1995 and undated; Subseries 2, Articles, 1976-1996; and Subseries 3, Scrapbooks and Wall Art, 1977-1981 and undated. The publicity materials in this series are primarily about Wally Amos, Famous Amos cookies, and his literacy efforts. The scrapbooks were assembled by Amos and contain additional clippings. Included in this subseries is a mounted 32" x 15" hand embroidered and appliquéd corduroy fabric panel that reads "Have a very brown day!"

Series 5, Correspondence, 1975-1985, includes postcards, business and personal letters, and drawings from young fans of Famous Amos cookies. This series also contains three guest registers in which visitors to the Famous Amos stores wrote comments.

Series 6, Literacy Activities, 1978-1984, includes promotional materials, articles, clippings, and a scrapbook related to Amos' literacy campaign.

Series 7, Community Service, 1978-1981, includes a scrapbook and correspondence from members of the Chocolate Chip Cookie Club and the Aliis Pintos Little League team of California.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into seven series.

Series 1, Biographical Materials, 1970-1994 and undated

Series 2, Advertising and Marketing Materials, 1975-1994 and undated

Series 3, Photographs, 1975-1980 and undated

Series 4, Press Materials, 1975-1996 and undated

Subseries 1, Clippings, 1975-1995 and undated

Subseries 2, Articles, 1975-1996

Subseries 3, Scrapbooks and Wall Art, 1977-1981 and undated

Series 5, Correspondence, 1975-1985

Series 6, Literacy Activities, 1978-1984

Series 7, Community Service, 1978-1981

Series 8: Audiovisual Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Wallace "Wally" Amos, Jr. (born July 1, 1936) is the founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie brand. Amos grew up in Tallahassee, Florida before moving to New York City at age twelve. He initially attended the Food Trades Vocational High School, but dropped out to serve in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957. After serving in the military and being honorably discharged, he moved back to New York and began working at the William Morris Agency, where he became the company's first African American talent agent.

In March of 1975, upon the suggestion of a friend, he opened up his first cookie shop in Los Angeles, California. The Famous Amos company was financed with the help of philanthropist celebrities, including Marvin Gaye and Helen Reddy. The cookies became nationally renowned and were sold throughout the United States. As Famous Amos cookies grew in popularity, so did Amos' significance as a celebrity figure. He appeared at book signings alongside entertainers and authors such as Bill Cosby, and he appeared as himself in a 1981 cameo on the television series Taxi.

In 1979, Amos began focusing his attention on advocating for child and adult literacy. He worked with the Literacy Volunteers of America and libraries, and he hosted a television series, Learn to Read, that encouraged literacy and taught children to read. Amos wrote a number of self-help and autobiographical books, includingThe Power in You, 1988 andThe Famous Amos Story, 1983. During this time he also worked as a motivational speaker.

Facing financial difficulties, Amos sold both the Famous Amos Company and the trademarked "Famous Amos" name in 1985. In 1994, Amos started a new muffin business, initially called Uncle Noname Gourmet Muffins, which has since been renamed Uncle Wally's Muffin Company. Wally Amos currently lives in Hawaii.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

The Division of Work and Industry holds artifacts (Panama hat, an Indian gauze shirt, a tin cookie container, and two paper cookie bags) related to this collection. See accession #:1980.0886.

Materials in Other Organizations

Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Wally Papers Amos Papers, 1978-1996 (Accession #1979/01). The collection consists of correspondence, draft copies of manuscripts, memorabilia, awards and books.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Wally and Christine Amos in November, 1980.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no gurantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cookies  Search this
Hats  Search this
advertising -- Food -- 1970-1990  Search this
African American entrepreneurs  Search this
Shirts, Men's  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 1980-2000
Citation:
Famous Amos Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0112
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep882d2c7a1-1923-43be-aae1-552bf824336e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0112
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Art Space records

Creator:
Adelman, Lucy  Search this
Names:
18th Street Gallery  Search this
Constitutional Rights Foundation (1963-)  Search this
Texas Commerce Bank  Search this
Venice Art Walk  Search this
Venice Family Clinic (Venice, Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Works Gallery  Search this
Chaffee, Marta  Search this
Colvill, Tracy  Search this
Gabrielson, Walter, 1935-  Search this
Hines, David  Search this
Lowry, Janice Ann, 1946-2009  Search this
Lubner, Lorraine  Search this
Lubner, Robert  Search this
Miura, Shigeo  Search this
Rush, Kent  Search this
Schairer, Mary  Search this
Starbuck, Marjorie, 1921-  Search this
Tomlinson, Robert  Search this
Walding, Clark  Search this
Extent:
13 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Date:
1971-1992
Summary:
The records of Los Angeles Art Space gallery measure 13 linear feet and date from 1971 to 1992. The majority of the collection consists of the gallery's exhibition files which contain correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, slides, photos, invoices, price lists, loan records, and other materials. There is also correspondence with artists and organizations, financial and administrative records, and slides of artwork and exhibitions.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Los Angeles Art Space gallery measure 13 linear feet and date from 1971 to 1992. The majority of the collection consists of the gallery's exhibition files which contain correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, slides, photos, invoices, price lists, loan records, and other materials. There is also correspondence with artists and organizations, financial and administrative records, and slides of artwork and exhibitions.

Most of the correspondence in the collection is from artists regarding exhibition opportunities, with other galleries and organizations about sales and collaborative exhibits and event, including with the 18th Street Gallery, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Texas Commerce Bank, Venice Family Clinic regarding the Venice Art Walk, and The Works Gallery.

About two-thirds of the collection consists of extensive exhibition records for individual and group shows held at Art Space. Contents of files vary but may include correspondence, exhibition announcements and programs, price lists, sales records, loan agreements and other legal forms, artist resumes and statements, photographs and slides of artwork and exhibition installations, and other printed material. Particularly rich files exist for artists Marta Chaffee, David Hines, Walter Gabrielson, Janice Lowry, Lorraine Lubner, Robert Lubner, Kent Rush, Mary Schairer, Marg Starbuck, Robert Tomlinson, and Clark Walding.

Scattered financial and administrative files document the gallery's business dealings, and include price lists, a cost sharing agreement form, an inventory, business correspondence, invoices, and financial statements. Additionally, a substantial number of slides in this collection include images of artwork and of exhibitions held at Art Space. Artists Shigeo Miura and Tracy Colvill have particularly sizeable slide files. Most of the artists with slides are also represented in the exhibition files.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1977-1991 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1972-1992 (Boxes 1-11; 9.45 linear feet)

Series 3: Financial and Administrative Records, circa 1977-1991 (Box 11; 0.35 linear feet)

Series 4: Slides, 1971-1992 (Boxes 11-13; 2.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
The Art Space gallery operated in Los Angeles from 1977 to 1991 and was owned by artist, philanthropist, and activist Lucy Adelman (1909-2007). Settling in Los Angeles in 1938, Adelman was also one of the founders of the Womanspace Gallery, a cooperative gallery for feminist activities established in 1972 in Los Angeles.

Located at 10550 Santa Monica Boulevard, Art Space's first show honored the work of women artists. Specializing in contemporary art, the gallery, according to Adelman, had two purposes: "[Art Space] is for artists, creative people who communicate through many different fields of expression...It will also be a meeting place for people who wish to acquaint themselves with different concepts and directions." The gallery held 118 exhibitions before closing its doors in 1991.

Adelman and her husband, Isadore, were involved in other activities and gave generously to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Venice Family Clinic, which honored them at its annual fund-raising Art Walk Festival in 1988. Lucy Adelman died in 1997.
Provenance:
The records were donated in 1992 by Lucy Adelman, the director of Art Space.
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.
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.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Citation:
Art Space records, 1971-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artspac
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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