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Billy Al Bengston papers, circa 1940s-1989, (bulk 1968-1988)

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Series 3: Gallery and Museum Files , 1961-1989
1.5 Linear feet
Boxes 6-7

This series consists of a wide variety of materials documenting Bengston's business with galleries, museums, and universities, such as sales, exhibitions, and loans. Files may include consignment lists, price lists, invoices, pages from ledgers, shipping receipts, legal agreements, exhibition checklists, lists of catalog reproductions, floor plans, and mailing lists. Galleries represented in the files include the Ferus Gallery, James Corcoran Gallery, Janie C. Lee Gallery, John Berggruen Gallery, Martha Jackson Gallery, Texas Gallery, and Thomas Babeor Gallery. Extensive documentation exists for Bengston's 1968 retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, his 1981 exhibition of watercolors at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and his 1988 retrospective organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum.
Note that the bulk of the correspondence with museums and galleries is found in Series 2 above. Folders relating to university galleries have been titled by the name of the university rather than the name of the gallery.
Description Container Select
Acquavella Gallery, 1978-1986
6
42-45
American Craft Museum, 1985
6
46
American Federation of Arts, 1967-1968
6
47
Aspen Art Museum, circa 1986
6
48
Auckland City Art Gallery, 1981
6
49
California State University, Fullerton, 1982
6
50
Cantor/Lemberg Gallery, 1979-1983
6
51
Conejo Valley Art Museum, 1979-1980
6
52
Contemporary Arts Center, 1983
6
53
Contemporary Arts Museum, 1981, 1984, 1987-1989
(4 folders)
6
54-57
Corcoran and Corcoran, Ltd., 1972-1973
6
58
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1980-1981
(2 folders)
6
59-60
David Anderson Gallery, 1981, 1984
6
61
Diane Gilson Gallery, 1970s-1980s
6
62
Dobrick Gallery, circa 1976
6
63
Dootson/Calderhead Gallery, 1975-1976
6
64
Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, 1980-1984
6
65
Douglas Drake Gallery, 1984
6
66
Edizioni O, 1969-1970
6
67
Eve Mannes Galleries, 1985
6
68
Everson Museum of Art, 1975-1976
6
69
Felicity Samuel Gallery, 1971-1973
6
70
Fendrick Gallery, 1974
6
71
Ferus Gallery, 1961-1962, 1964-1965
6
72
Fuller Goldeen Gallery, 1978-1986
6
73
Galerie Neuendorf, 1970-1973
6
74
Gloria Luria Gallery, circa 1982
6
75
Hokim Kaufman Gallery, 1984
6
76
Honolulu Academy of Arts, 1980
6
77
Hunsaker/Schlesinger Gallery, 1981, 1984
6
78
Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1984
6
79
Jack Glenn Gallery, 1971
6
80
James Corcoran Gallery, 1976-1983
(12 folders)
6
81-92
James Corcoran Gallery, 1984-1986
(3 folders)
7
1-3
Janie C. Lee, 1969-1973
7
4
Janus Gallery, 1980-1981, 1984
7
5
Jared Sable Gallery, 1974
7
6
John Berggruen Gallery, 1973-1975, 1978-1985
(2 folders)
7
7-8
Joslyn Art Museum, 1970
7
9
Koplin Gallery, 1984
7
10
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1986
7
11
L.A. Louvre Gallery, 1982-1983
7
12
Laguna Beach Museum of Art, 1986
7
13
Linda Farris Gallery, 1981-1986
7
14
Locksley Shea Gallery, 1971
7
15
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1968-1970, 1980-1981 ,1983, 1988
(5 folders)
7
16-20
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1983
7
21
Lowe Art Museum, 1980
7
22
Malibu Art and Design, 1980
7
23
Malinda Wyatt Gallery, 1980-1983
7
24
Margo Leavin Gallery, 1969-1974
7
25
Martha Jackson Gallery, 1962, 1964-1969
(2 folders)
7
26-27
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974
7
28
Mirage Editions, 1981-1982, 1984
7
29
Mizuno Gallery, 1970-1980
7
30
Multiples Inc., 1968-1973
7
31
Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall, 1984
7
32
Museum of Contemporary Art, 1983
7
33
Museum of Modern Art, 1979
7
34
Rolf Nelson, 1968-1969
7
35
Nicholas Wilder Gallery, 1972-1976
7
36
Oakland Museum, 1983, 1988
7
37
Otis Art Institute, 1980, 1982
7
38
Pace Gallery, 1970-1971
7
39
Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, 1984
7
40
Pasadena Art Museum, circa 1970
7
41
Portland Center For Visual Arts, 1976
7
42
Pyramid Galleries, 1974-1976
7
43
Reese Paley Gallery, 1970
7
44
Rhode Island School of Design, 1975
7
45
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, 1972
7
46
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, 1983
7
47
Ruth Schaffner Gallery, 1975-1976
7
48
San Diego University, 1980-1981
7
49
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1976, 1980-1981
7
50
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1983
7
51
Seder/Creigh Gallery, 1975-1976
7
52
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, 1984
7
53
Signature Gallery, 1984
7
54
Smith Anderson Gallery, 1984
7
55
Texas Gallery, 1971-1984
(6 folders)
7
56-61
Thomas Babeor Gallery, 1980-1984
(4 folders)
7
62-65
Tortue Gallery, 1975-1976
7
66
University of Houston, 1978, 1981
7
67
University of South Florida, 1980
7
68
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 1969-1970
7
69
Vancouver Art Gallery, circa 1969
7
70
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1967, 1970s, 1981-1982
7
71
Works Gallery, 1980
7
72

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