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Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014

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Series 4: Exhibition and Commission Files , 1959-2004
2 Linear feet
Box 2-4, OV 11-13, RD 14, FC 15

Materials include correspondence with galleries, museums and specific commission patrons; financial records; shipping and subcontracting documentation; audiovisual material and planning and design materials, including a significant amount of oversized materials. The most extensive documentation is found for the
Folded Circle-Arc
commission by Stanley Consultants, Inc. in Muscatine, Iowa; the California/International Arts Foundation Traveling Sculpture Exhibition;
Double Folded Circle Ring
in Brussels and
Double Circle Folded
by Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Note that the folder of South American Materials contains correspondence, shipping records and inventories of artwork involving Estudio Actual (Caracas), Galeria Bonino Ltd, (New York) and Stanford University. An early exhibition in San Francisco is documented on digitized motion picture film shot by Al Wong in 1967. Additional audiovisual material in the series include 2 videocassettes (VHS); one with documentation of the installation of
Double Folded Circle Ring
in Brussels, and a promotional video about
Double Circle Folded
in Los Angeles; and one sound cassette recording of the reception for
Folded Circle-Arc
in Muscatine, Iowa.
Arrangement is chronological. Additional information about exhibitions and commissions is found in series 2, Correspondence and series 5, Printed Materials.
Description Container
Gump Gallery, San Francisco, California (1960), 1959-1960
2
30
Film Footage by Al Wong, San Francisco Art Institute Exhibition, 1967
1 film reel
Ektachrome Print
16 mm
Includes born-digital records, see ER01
Motion picture film reel stored separately in film can numbered FC 15.
2
31
Film Footage by Al Wong (Digitized), San Francisco Art Institute Exhibition (1967), 2004
0.5 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER01
South American Materials, 1971-1976
2
32
Art Club of Chicago (1979), 1979
2
33
Milwaukee Art Center (1980), 1980
2
34
Newport Harbor Art Museum (1980), 1980-1985
2
35
Folded Circle -- Arc
(1980), Muscatine, Iowa, Stanley Consultants, Inc. Commission
Correspondence and Documentation about the Commission , 1980-1981
2
36
Stanley Consultants, Inc. Dossier, 1980
2
37
Sound Recording of Reception for Fletcher Benton, 1980
1 sound cassette
Hadwritten note on the cassette: "reception for Fletcher Benton Stanley Consultants, Muscatine, IOWA Sept. 12, 1980"
2
38
Photographic Materials for a Public Exhibition , 1980
2
39
Muscatine Art Center Exhibition (1980), 1980-1981
2
40
Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, West Germany (1980), 1981
2
41
Folded Square Alphabet 'D'
(1981), Offenbach, Germany, 1981
2
42
"Polychrome," Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, California (1981), 1981-1984
2
43
San José Museum of Art (1982), 1981-1985
2
44
"Brook House Sculpture Invitational," Kaiser Center, Oakland, California (1982), 1982-1983
2
45
California International Arts Foundation Traveling Sculpture Exhibition (1986), 1981-1986
Folder 47 contains copies of plans and drawings; oversized material moved to Box 9, folder 4
2
46-47
Fresno Art Center (1985), 1984-1985
3
1
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, Florida (1984), 1984
3
2
Chapman College Sculpture Acquisition Program, Orange, California (1985), 1984-1985
3
3
"Teachers and their Pupils,'" Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, California (1985), 1985
3
4
Artists Forum, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles (1985), 1985
Oversized drawings moved to OV.11
3
5
Art Insitute of Southern California, Exhibition and Lecture (1986)
Correspondence and Documentation, 1985-1986
3
6
Photographs, 1986
3
7
Thomas Babeor Gallery Exhibition, La Jolla, California (1986), 1986
3
8
Branson School Exhibition, Ross, California (1986), 1986
3
9
Folded Square Alphabet Q 10'
(1986) IBM Commission, 1986
3
10
San Francisco Landscape Garden Show, Fort Mason Center (1986), 1986
Oversized materials moved to RD 14
3
11
"Furniture in the Aluminum Vein," Kaiser Center, Oakland, California (1986), 1986
Oversized drawings moved to Box 9, Folder 4
3
12
"Seven Artists in Depth: The Creative Process," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1986), 1986
3
13
San Francisco Arts Commission Festival, Civic Center Plaza (1986), 1986
Oversized materials moved to OV. 11
3
14
Loan of
Balanced, Unbalanced Wheels
, City of Phoenix, Arizona, 1986
3
15
Transamerica Redwood Park, San Francisco, California (1986), 1986
3
16
Art Store Gallery Exhibition, San Francisco, California (1987), 1986-1987
3
17
"Arts Irvine" (1987) , 1987
3
18
"International Working Symposium of Open Air Sculpture in Steel," Kleinwefers, Krefeld, West Germany, 1987
3
19
Palo Alto Cultural Center, Exhibition and Lecture (1988), 1987-1988
3
20
Double Folded Circle Ring
(1992), Brussels, Belgium
Correspondence, 1991-1992
3
21
Contrats, 1992
3
22
Photographs and Site Plans, 1992-1996
Oversized plans moved to RD 14
3
23
Commission's Files, 1992-1996
3
24-25
Shipping Documentation, 1992
3
26
Video recording of Intallation, 1992
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Handwritten on the original box: "151 Boulevard Emile Jacqmain Unveiling of Sculpture Source B ref 2509"
3
27
Gothaer Kunstforum,
Steel Watercolor Triangle Ring
(1993), Cologne, Germany, 1991-1993
3
28-29
Double Column, Ring, Triangle
(1994), Arizona State University, 1994
3
30
Video Recording of Installation of
Balanced/Unbalanced Wheels #2
(1995), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1995
1 videocassettes (betacam)
3
31
Double Circle Folded
(2002) Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, 2000-2002
3
32-34
Double Circle Folded
(2002), Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California , 2000-2002
Includes a rough edit of a promotional video on one videocassette (VHS) in folder 3.
Oversized plans and drawings moved to OV.11 and OV.13 from Folders 1 and 2.
4
1-3
Oversized Drawing from Box 2 folder 47
9
Oversized Drawings from Box 3, Folder 12
9
Oversized Drawing from Box 3, Folder 5
OV 11
Oversized Materials from Box 3, Folder 10
OV 11
Oversized Materials from Box 3, Folder 14
OV 11
Oversized Materials from Box 4, Folder 1
OV 11
Oversized Plans from Box 4, Folder 2
OV 11
Oversized Drawings and Plans from Box 3, Folder 19
OV 12
Oversized Plans from Box 4, Folder 2
OV 13
Oversized Plans from Box 3, Folder 11
RD 14
Oversized Plans from Box 3, Folder 23
RD 14
Film Reel from Box 2 folder 31
FC 15

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