John M. White papers, 1949-1985

White, John M., b. 1937
Conceptual artist
Active in Venice, Calif.

Collection size: 2.2 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: REELS 3999-4001: Photocopies of school records from 1945; an award certificate, 1970; a resume, 1972; a contract with Art/Video Productions for co-partnership with Gerald L. Rosen and Andy Eason to produce interview videos; clippings, 1969-1975; 2 diaries, 1974 and 1975; correspondence with friends and associates, 1963-1985; 2 typescripts by White: "R. M. Shindler - An Architectural Analysis and Interpretation" and "Performance Chronology"; 14 notebooks, undated and 1965-1976; notes written as a student at the Patri School of Art Fundamentals, 1962-1965, and at the Otis Art Institute, 1964-1969; miscellaneous notes, 1949-1975; and subject files for 25 performance/installation works of art including "Dirt Event, Bronson Canyon", "Boulder Delivery", "Time and Space", and "Art Walk", 1968-1978, containing letters, notes, drawings, and printed material.

REEL 1817 (fr. 1229-1230): Photograph of John White performing "Conceptual Striptease (Clothing as Form)," 1971, Los Angeles, Calif. Photographer unknown. Photo was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II and has since been scanned and returned to the White papers.

Biographical/Historical Note: Conceptual artist; Venice California.

Donated 1979 & 1981 by John M. White. Photograph donated with papers 1979 and microfilmed with Photographs of Artists-Collection II in 1980.

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