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Series 4 | A Finding Aid to the Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014

Fletcher Benton papers, 1934-2014

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Series 4: Exhibition and Commission Files, 1959-2002
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 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.

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