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

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

Dorothy Goldeen Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.)

Collection Information

Size: 16.2 linear feet

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.

Provenance

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

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the Dorothy Goldeen Gallery Records, 1960-circa 2014, bulk 1987-1996, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Carrol Park and Rihoko Ueno
Scope and Contents note
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.
Correspondence is with artists, museums, galleries, and collectors regarding exhibitions, sales, and acquisitions of artwork. Administration records include appraisals, mailing lists, materials related to gallery events, a rolodex, and a list of artist contracts. Exhibition files are found for only a few of the gallery's exhibitions, including
American Artists in Jewelry
(1987),
Private Reserve
(1988),
Fresh Visions 1
(1989),
Fresh Visions 2
(1989), and
Multiple Parts
(1994).
There are extensive artists’ files containing correspondence, printed material, resumes, slides, and photographs documenting the gallery's relationship with and exhibitions of many prominent artists. This files also contain numerous audio and video recordings of interviews with artists, exhibitions, documentaries, and video art.
Financial and legal records mostly consist of sales records of artwork by various artists, in addition to materials on a lawsuit, a sublease for exhibition space, and a few invoices.
Printed materials include Dorothy Goldeen Gallery press releases, exhibition announcements, press reviews, newsletters, clippings, and one videocassette of a broadcast news program.
Photographic materials mostly consist of slides and transparencies of artwork by artists represented by the gallery. There are a few images of the gallery building.
Biographical/Historical note
The Dorothy Goldeen Gallery (1987-1996) was an art gallery in Santa Monica, California, founded by Dorothy Goldeen.
Dorothy Goldeen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied sculpture and textile design. In 1973, Goldeen began her career in the arts working in San Francisco, California at the Hansen Fuller Gallery which later became Fuller Goldeen Gallery.
In 1987, Goldeen moved to Los Angeles and founded the Dorothy Goldeen Gallery. Historically significant artists such as Magdalena Abakanowicz and Nam June Paik were represented by her gallery as well as influential, emerging Los Angeles artists. Other notable artists include Robert Arneson, Paul Kos, Ed Paschke, and Alan Rath.
In 1996, Goldeen closed her gallery and launched the Dorothy Goldeen Art Advisory in Santa Monica. Goldeen often travels internationally as an art consultant for private and institutional clients, advising them on the acquisition and resale of art.
Arrangement note
This collection is arranged as 7 series.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1979-2012 (1.1 linear feet; Box 1-2)
Series 2: Administration Records, circa 1987-circa 2010 (0.6 linear feet; Box 2)
Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1987-1995 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)
Series 4: Artists' Files, 1961-2007 (12.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-14, OV 17-18)
Series 5: Financial and Legal Records, 1987-2005 (0.8 linear feet; Box 15)
Series 6: Printed Material, 1986-2014 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 15-16)
Series 7: Photographic Material, 1960-2005 (0.8 linear feet; Box 16)
Provenance
The Dorothy Goldeen Gallery records were donated by Dorothy Goldeen to the Archives of American Art in 2 installments in 2003 and 2014.
Processing Information note
Graduate intern Carol Park completed a preliminary finding aid to the collection before the second larger accretion was received in 2014. In 2016, Rihoko Ueno merged the two accretions and created a new finding aid.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Restrictions on Use

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

How to Cite This Collection

Dorothy Goldeen Gallery records, 1960-circa 2014, bulk 1987-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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