David Ireland papers, 1936-2009

Ireland, David, b. 1930 d. 2009
Conceptual artist
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 23.0 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, daybooks, project files, teaching material, audio-visual material, clippings, and printed material documenting the career of David Ireland as a conceptual artist and sculptor.

Biographical material consists of passports from the 1950s until Ireland's death and documents related to the administration of his import and safari business, Hunter Africa. Professional and personal correspondence dates primarily from the mid-1970s to 2009 and concerns gallery business and installation sites, and correspondence with artists and friends.

Photographs constitute one of the largest series in the papers and document Ireland's frequent travels, family life, installation projects, and the work of his friends. Journals from the 1980s-1990s document daily appointments and trips. Project files contain photographs, slides, correspondence, and drawings related to Ireland's installation projects and exhibitions.

Teaching material includes lecture notes, class assignments, student compositions, and other documentation of Ireland's teaching positions in art schools around the Bay Area. Audio-visual material consists of audio and video cassettes and compact discs containing both produced programs and raw footage from interviews and events Ireland attended. Printed material consists of reviews of Ireland's exhibitions, promotional material on his homes at 500 and 65 Capp Street, and exhibition catalogs spanning his entire career.

Biographical/Historical Note: David Ireland (1930-2009) was a conceptual artist and sculptor in San Francisco, Calif.

Donated 2010 by the David Ireland Estate via Jock Reynolds, Trustee and executor.

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