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Jack Brogan papers, 1968-2016, bulk 1971-2009

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in five series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1973-2011
7 Folders
Box 1

Biographical material includes Jack Brogan's resume; a small selection of correspondence; biographies, notes, interviews and other materials related to his business, Design Concepts; interview drafts; and writings about Brogan. Materials related to his business include resumes, interviews, notes, and printed material. Writings include essays and articles, as well as an unidentified piece of writing that is likely a Master's thesis by Margaret Honda entitled The Art Fabrication Business of Jack Brogan.
Description Container Select
Brogan Resume, circa 1998
1
1
Correspondence, 1973-1992, 2010
1
2
Design Concepts , 1973-2004
1
3
Interview Drafts, 2011
1
4
Writing About Jack Brogan — Incomplete Essay by Frances Colpitt, 2011
1
5
Writing About Jack Brogan — Quiet! Wizard at Work by Jill Vine and Biographical Paragraph, 1992
1
6
Writing About Jack Brogan — Unidentified Writing, circa 1991
This may be a version of Margaret Honda's Master's thesis, The Art Fabrication Business of Jack Brogan (University of Delaware, 1991).
1
7

Series 2: Project Files , circa 1969-2016
1.2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2, OV 4

The project files series includes forms used by Design Concepts, research material related to products and companies, and files for fabrication and conservation projects. These files include financial information such as invoices and receipts, price lists, checks, and shipping information, as well as notes and correspondence. They may also include photographic material, sketches, and printed material.
This series is arranged in rough chronological order. Artists/projects are grouped together and arranged chronologically within that grouping. Unidentified projects appear at the end of the series.
Description Container Select
Design Concepts Forms, undated
1
8
Material and Product Research, circa 1969-circa 2007, 2015
1
9
NASA Space Station, circa 1970
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
10
Oversized Material Related to NASA Space Station, circa 1970
4
Cardboard Furniture by Easy Edges, Previously Natural Beaver Products, 1971-1973, 2002
These files contain materials related to cardboard furniture produced by Easy Edges/Natural Beaver Products, including Brogan's partnership agreements with Robert Irwin and copies of patent documents filed by Frank O. Gehry Associates, Inc.
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
11-13
Oversized Material Related to Cardboard Furniture by Easy Edges, Previously Natural Beaver Products, circa 1971-1973
4
Cardboard Furniture Repairs — Invoices and Work Orders, 1991-1999
This file also includes work orders for other projects.
1
14
National Endowment for the Arts , 1972-1979
1
15
Tony DeLap — Floating Lady IV, 1976
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
16
Oversized Material Related to Tony DeLap's Floating Lady IV, 1976
4
Rietveld Chairs — Research, 1976-1980
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
17
Oversized Material Related to Rietveld Chairs Research, 1976
4
Rietveld Chairs, circa 1978
1
18
San Francisco International Airport Sculpture Project, 1982-1983
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
19
Oversized Material Related to San Francisco International Airport Sculpture Project, circa 1982-1983
4
James Turrell — Volcano Box, 1983-1991
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
20
Oversized Material Related to James Turrell's Volcano Box, circa 1983-1991
4
Don Flavin Projects, 1984-1989
1
21
Robert Therrien Projects, 1985-1994
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
22-23
Oversized Material Related to Robert Therrien Projects, 1985-1994
4
Robert Therrien — Hat, 1993
1
24
Philip Aziz Project, 1989
1
25
Mat Strauss Projects, 1989-2003
1
26
Lynda Benglis — Racer Series, 1990
1
27
Roy Lichtenstein — Modern Head Relief, 1990-1992
1
28
Roy Lichtenstein — Modern Head Relief Disassembling, Re-polishing, Etc., 1999-2002
1
29
Beverly Pepper Projects, 1991-1999
1
30
Susan Kaiser Vogel Sculpture, circa 1991
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
31
Oversized Material Related to Susan Kaiser Vogel Sculpture, circa 1991
4
Yamagata Studio — Lips and Mercedes Mini, 1991, 2001
1
32
Peter Erskine — Heliostat, 1992
1
33
Ed Moses — Therm Reac-tor, 1993-1994
1
34
Ed Moses Project, 2010-2011
1
35
Bruce Nauman Projects, 1998
This file primarily contains material from Coastal Enterprises and information related to products. Oversized drawing housed in OV 4.
1
36
Oversized Material Related to Bruce Nauman Project, undated
4
Regen Projects, 1998-2000
1
37
Refelt Designs Project, 1999
1
38
Bellevue Baptist Church Project, 2001
1
39
John McCracken Piece at Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zurich — Re-polishing, 2001-2002
1
40
John McCracken Pieces at Galerie Nordenhacke, Berlin — Repairs, 2003-2004
1
41
John McCracken — Yellow Pyramid, Repairs, 2003-2004
1
42
Terminator 3/ Arnold Schwarzenegger Sculpture, 2002
1
43
Fred Hoffman Fine Arts Project, 2002-2003
1
44
Smokey's Gumbo to Go Project, 2003
1
45
Peter Alexander Project, 2003
1
46
Richard Serra Works for Barbara Sinatra, 2003-2004
1
47
Robert Irwin — Prism and Spanish Fan, 2003-2005
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
1
48
Oversized Material Related to Robert Irwin's Prism and Spanish Fan, circa 2003-2005
4
Robert Irwin Projects, 2006-2008
1
49-51
Robert Irwin — Acrylic Art Feature Component, United States Courthouse, 2010
1
52
Robert Irwin — Bella Oaks Projects, 2012-2015
1
53
Larry Bell — Cubes Owned by Douglas Garland, Cleaning, 2003-2008
1
54
Larry Bell Project, 2009
1
55
Bethany Baptist Church — Cross and Pulpit, 2004
1
56
Robert Smithson — Neon Piece, circa 2004
1 electronic discs (cd)
This file contains primarily photographs and digital images. Oversized drawings housed in OV 4.
1
57
Oversized Material Related to Robert Smithson's Neon Piece, circa 2004
4
Norton Simon Museum — Assorted Projects, 2004-2005
Also includes invoices from People's Church.
1
58
Fletcher Benton — Restoration of Sculptures for Bruce and Marilyn Gillis, 2004-2007, 2016
1
59
South Coast Plaza Water Feature Sculpture, 2005-2006
1
60
Clytie Alexander — Diaphan 17, Ultramarine Blue/Cobalt, 2005-2009
2
1
Henry Moore — Connected Forms, 1969-1974, 2006-2007, 2009
2
2
Broad Art Foundation Project, 2008
2
3
De Wain Valentine — Gray Column, Getty Center Concave Circle, 2011
2
4
Unidentified Project — The Knife, undated
2
5
Assorted Unidentified Projects, 1968-1973, 2006, 2016
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
2
6
Oversized Material Related to Unidentified Projects, 1968
4
Unidentified Project, 2012-2013
2
7
Invoices for Assorted Unidentified Projects, 1990-2003
2
8

Series 3: Printed Material , 1970-2012
0.3 Linear feet
Box 2, OV 4

The printed material series includes Design Concepts advertisements, exhibition announcements, exhibition catalogs, magazines, newspaper and magazine clippings, newsletters, press releases, published interviews, and a transcript of the dedication ceremonies for the bicentennial sculpture, Flight, in Fullerton, California.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Announcements, Press Releases, Design Concepts Advertisements, Postcard with Image of Work, circa 1999-2012
2
9
Exhibition Catalogs, 1970-1980, 2008, 2012
2
10-11
Exhibition Catalog — Peter Alexander: Sculpture 1966-72 (1991), Inscribed to Jack Brogan by Peter Alexander, 1991
2
12
Exhibition Catalog — Secrets of the Sun: Millennial Meditations I, Inscribed to Jack Brogan by Peter Erskine, 1992
2
13
Magazine Article — An Artist's Wizard from Art and Living Magazine, Fall 2007, 2007
2
14
Magazines — Wooden Boat no. 68 and Art in America July 1991, 1986, 1991 July
2
15
Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, Clipped Advertisements for Design Concepts, Newsletters, Etc., 1972-1994, 2011
Oversized material housed in OV 5.
2
16
Oversized Newspaper Clippings, 1974-1979
5
Published Interviews, 1990, 2012
2
17
Transcript of Dedication Ceremonies for the Bicentennial Sculpture, Flight in Fullerton, California, 1978
2
18

Series 4: Photographic Material , circa 1969-circa 1990s, undated
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 2-3

Photographic material includes contact sheets, negatives, photographs, slides, snapshots, and transparencies. The bulk of this series consists of snapshots, primarily depicting works of art and their installation. Also included are images of works of art in Brogan's studio and personal snapshots.
This series is arranged alphabetically by artist/project. The majority of snapshots appear at the end of the series. These are arranged with artists or identifiable projects in alphabetical order, followed by various artists and projects in chronological order. Personal snapshots are at the end.
Description Container Select
Lynda Benglis Works of Art — Negatives and Slides, 1982-1991
2
19
Lynda Benglis Works of Art — Slides, 1982-1989
2
20
Lynda Benglis Works of Art — Polaroid Snapshots, circa 1980s-circa 1990s
2
21-22
Lynda Benglis Works of Art — Snapshots, circa 1980s-circa 1990s
2
23-25
Jack Brogan and Others — Photographs, circa 1973- circa 1991
2
26
Jack Brogan and Robert Irwin — Photograph and Contact Sheet, 1971
2
27
Jack Brogan Furniture — Photographs, Slides, Negatives, and Contact Sheets, circa 1973
2
28
Jack Brogan Works — Photographs, Negatives, and Contact Sheets, circa 1969- circa 1989
2
29
Cardboard Furniture by Easy Edges/Natural Beaver Products — Photographs, circa 1971-circa 1973
2
30
Roy Lichtenstein, Three Swiss Cheese Doors — Transparencies, 1993
2
31
Beverly Pepper Sculpture and Installation — Photographs, 1991
2
32
Rietveld Furniture — Photographs, Slides, and Negatives, circa 1976-circa 1980
2
33
Unidentified Project — The Last Supper Negative, undated
2
34
Unidentified Projects — Assorted Slides and Negatives, 1980-circa 1990s
2
35
Various Artists — Slides, Contact Sheets, and Photographs, circa 1982, undated
2
36
Various Artists, Installation and Works — Negatives and Contact Sheets, undated
2
37
Various Artists, Installation and Works — Photographs, Negatives, and Contact Sheets, circa 1973, undated
2
38
Snapshots
Many of these files also contain negatives.
Assorted Artists and Projects, circa 1972, undated
This folder contains snapshots of Lynda Benglis work, Jack Brogan's store, Tony DeLap's piece in Inglewood, a Ganzer piece, a Keith Haring piece, the Hollywood Ladies sculpture, and the Robert Irwin San Francisco Airport installation.
2
39
Robert Irwin Assorted Projects, 1982, undated
This includes snapshots of the UCSD metal sculpture/trees piece and other various projects, as well as snapshots of pieces by Irwin and Robert Therrien.
2
40
Mark Lere — Italy, undated
3
1
Mark Lere Work and Motorcycles, undated
3
2
McCracken Garden Installation, undated
3
3
Space Frame Project, undated
3
4
Bob Therrien Piece, undated
3
5
TV Set and Cabinet, undated
3
6
Unidentified Project, undated
3
7
Unidentified Sculpture Project, undated
Possibly works by Bernar Venet.
3
8
Wellesley Installation and Personal Snapshots, undated
3
9
Various Artists and Projects, 1970
3
10
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1982
3
11
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1984
Also includes personal snapshots.
3
12
Various Artists and Projects, 1989
3
13
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1989
3
14-16
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1989
3
17
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1989
3
18
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1989
3
19
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1989
3
20
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1990
3
21
Various Artists and Projects, 1991
3
22
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1991
3
23
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1991
3
24
Various Artists and Projects, circa 1995
Includes Personal Snapshots
3
25
Various Artists and Projects, undated
3
26
Various Artists and Projects, undated
3
27
Various Artists and Projects, undated
3
28
Various Artists and Projects, undated
3
29
Various Artists and Projects, undated
3
30
Various Artists and Projects, undated
3
31
Various Artists and Projects, undated
3
32
Various Artists and Projects, undated
3
33
Various Artists and Projects and Personal Snapshots, undated
3
34
Various Projects and Personal Snapshots, undated
3
35
Projects and Personal Snapshots — Kendra 20th, Therrien Cone, undated
3
36
Personal Snapshots — Pets, Cars, and People, 1978-1979
3
37
Personal Snapshots — Travel, undated
3
38
Personal Snapshots — Parades, undated
3
39

Series 5: Artwork , 1988, undated
0.1 Linear feet
Box 2, OV 3

Artwork includes sketches and designs for unidentified projects.
Description Container Select
Designs and Sketches for Unidentified Pulpit Project, undated
This file also includes one contact sheet.
2
41
Unidentified Sketches, 1988, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 4.
2
42
Oversized Unidentified Sketches, undated
4

Make a Request

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