Dorothy Goldeen Gallery records, 1960-circa 2014, bulk 1987-1996

Dorothy Goldeen Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.), est. 1987 - 1996
Art gallery
Santa Monica, Calif.

Collection size: 16.2 linear feet

Collection Summary: The records of Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, based in Southern California, measure 16.2 linear feet and date from 1960 to circa 2014, with the bulk of the items dating from 1987 to 1996. The Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, operated from 1986-1996 and featured the work of prominent contemporary artists, such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, John Altoon, Fletcher Benton, Howard Ben Tre, Ciel Bergman, Squeak Carnwatch, Dale Chihuly, Duck-Hyun Cho, Roy De Forest, Heidi Fasnacht, Robert Hudson, Terence La Noue, Donald Lipski, Nam June Paik, Ed Paschke, Alan Rath, Zizi Raymond, Pablo Reinoso, among many others. The collection includes correspondence, scattered administration records, exhibition files, extensive artists' files, that also include many video recordings, financial and legal records, printed materials, and photographic materials.

Biographical/Historical Note: Dorothy Goldeen Gallery (1987-1996) was an art gallery in Santa Monica, California, founded by Dorothy Goldeen.

The Dorothy Goldeen Gallery records were donated by Dorothy Goldeen to the Archives of American Art in 2 installments in 2003 and 2014.

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  • All correspondence Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Dorothy Goldeen, 302 Ashland Ave. #301, Santa Monica, Calif. 90405.
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Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also has an oral history interview with Dorothy Goldeen conducted by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp in 2014.