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Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997

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Series 5: Printed Materials , 1961-1997
1.8 Linear feet
Boxes 11-12, 16, OV 17-19

This series contains articles published in magazines, newspapers, journals, and other art-related publications, as well as exhibition catalogs, posters, plans for installations and exhibition spaces, a disassembled scrapbook, and special print publications. Many of the articles and clippings exist in photocopy only.
Any printed material containing writings by Butterfield is filed at the beginning of the series under "Articles by Butterfield." A bound collection of article photocopies is found at the beginning of the series, followed by early articles Butterfield wrote for Texas papers between 1970-1972. Individual articles by Butterfield are then filed by artist's name, or by the title of the article if the subject was not a single artist. Clippings have a few files arranged by subject, but most clippings are filed chronologically. A few clippings files also contain press releases. Most of the articles are about specific artists, galleries, museums, and other art world stories. Exhibition catalogs are arranged alphabetically by artist or by exhibition title for group shows. Additional exhibition catalogs are found in the Writings series, among Butterfield's drafts of catalog essays and publicity writings. An exhibition program for Tony Labat is filed under "Articles by Butterfield."
Exhibition posters are for Ferus Gallery from 1963 and Robert Hudson at Moore College in 1978. Plans include two floor plans of installations by James Turrell, one axonometric view of an unidentified installation, and two elevation drawings of P.S.1 in Queens, New York. Publicity files are arranged by subject and contain multiple types of printed material such as press releases, clippings, exhibition catalogs, and announcements. Readings for "Issues in Contemporary Art" contains photocopied articles used by Butterfield to teach a college course of that name.
Special publications include magazines and other printed matter which Butterfield collected or contributed to, including two issues of the program for the Artists' Soapbox Derby at the San Francisco Museum of Art and a 1978 guide to art spaces published by the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art.
Additional printed materials are found in series 2, Writings, series 3, Project files, and series 4, Personal Business Records.
Description Container Select
Articles by Butterfield
Bound Portfolio, circa 1985
11
15
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
, 1970-1972
11
16
Texas Observer
, 1971
11
17
"Context: Light and Space as Art", 1982
11
18
"The Russians Are Coming", 1980
11
19
Lita Albuquerque, 1989-1990
11
20
Larry Bell, 1978, 1982
11
21
Fletcher Benton, 1980, 1986
11
22
Joan Brown, 1975
11
23
Chris Burden, 1975
11
24
Judy Chicago, 1979
11
25
Christo, 1971
11
26
Richard Diebenkorn, 1983
11
27
Sam Francis, 1979-1983
11
28-29
Joe Goode, 1982
11
30
Philip Guston, 1980
11
31
George Herms, 1978-1979
11
32
Robert Hudson, 1976, 1985
11
33
Robert Irwin, 1972-1981
11
34
Oliver Jackson, 1982
11
35
Craig Kauffman, 1982
Oversized materials moved to Box 16, folder 3.
11
36
Tony Labat, 1987
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 3.
11
37
Modesto Lanzone, 1982
11
38
Helen Lundberg, 1983
11
39
Bruce Nauman, 1975
11
40
Manuel Neri, 1981
11
41
Maria Nordman, 1979
11
42
Joseph Raffael, 1976
11
43
George Segal, circa 1984
11
44
Wayne Thiebaud, 1977
11
45
James Turrell, 1980
11
46
"Those Were the Days: L.A. in the 60s", 1981
11
47
Article by Henry Hopkins, "West Coast Style", 1966
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 3.
11
48
Articles about Butterfield
Art of Light and Space
Review, 1993
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 3.
11
49
Lapis Press, 1985-1987
11
50
Art Over the Sofa
Exhibition, 1991
11
51
Clippings
Family, 1961-1971
11
52
Sam Francis, 1979-1994
Also contains funeral mass program.
Oversized materials moved to Box 16, folder 4.
11
53
Henry Hopkins, 1968-1991
Oversized material moved to Box 17.
11
54-55
Peter Erskine, 1992
11
56
General Clippings, 1968-1975
Oversized materials moved to Box 16, folder 4.
11
57
General Clippings, 1979-1989
11
58
General Clippings, 1990-1991
Oversized material moved to Box 17.
11
59
General Clippings, 1992-1993
Oversized material moved to Box 18.
11
60
General Clippings, 1994-1997, undated
Oversized material moved to Box 18.
11
61
Exhibition Catalogs
24 Young Los Angeles Artists
(1971), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1971
11
62
Albright Knox Gallery Acquisitions (1961), 1961
11
63
The Human Condition
(1984), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Biennial, 1984
Oversized material moved to box 16, folder 5.
11
64
Jack Brogan: Projects
(1980), Baxter Art Gallery, 1980
11
65
Fluid Bodies
(1996), Gallery 825, 1996
11
66
Sam Francis, 1961, 1967
12
1
Sam Francis, 1972-1978
12
2
Sam Francis, 1979-1980
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 5.
12
3
Sam Francis, 1981-1986
12
4
Sam Francis, 1986-1992, undated
12
5
Frimkess
(1992), R. Mutt 1917 Gallery, 1992
12
6
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings from the USSR
(1973), 1973
12
7
The Paintings of James Kelly, 1952-1990
, The Wiegand Gallery (1990), 1990
12
8
Ed Kienholz
, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1966), 1966
12
9
Light/Motion/Space
, Milwaukee Art Center (1967), 1967
12
10
MA: Space-Time in Japan
, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, circa 1979
12
11
David Maxim: Painted Philosophy
(1994), University of California at Berkeley Museums at Blackhawk, 1994
12
12
New Structuralists
(1994), Boritzer/Gray/Hamano, 1994
12
13
Beverly Pepper: Small-Scale Sculpture and Drawings
, Gerald Peters Gallery (1989), 1989
12
14
Ken Price: Figurine Cups
, Gemini G.E.L., circa 1970
12
15
Clyfford Still
(1976), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1976
12
16
Exhibition Posters
Ferus Gallery, 1963
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 5.
12
17
Robert Hudson, Moore College, 1978
Oversized material moved to Box 19.
12
18
Plans, 1976, undated
Oversized material moved to Box 19.
12
19
Publicity
Lee Roy Champagne, circa 1994
12
20
Christo, 1991
12
21
Richard Diebenkorn, 1992-1993
Oversized material moved to Box 18.
12
22
Edward Dugmore, 1991
12
23
Frederick Eversley, 1976-1977
12
24
Sam Francis, 1980-1985
12
26
Joe Goode, 1988-1992
12
26
Robert Graham, 1992
12
27
"Helter Skelter" Exhibition (1992), Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992
Oversized materials moved to Box 16, folder 5.
12
28
Maricia Gygli King, 1988-1990
12
29
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1986
12
30
Museum of Art and History (Santa Cruz, Calif.), 1997
12
31
Bruce Nauman, 1994
12
32
Gount Giuseppe Panza di Biumo Gift to the Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994
12
33
Victor Raphael, 1989-1995
12
34
Miscellaneous, 1993-1994
12
35
Readings for "Issues in Contemporary Art", circa 1975
12
36-40
Scrapbook, "Ed Kienholz" (1966), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966
12
41
Special Publications
Artists' Soapbox Derby Official Magazine, 1975, 1978
12
42
The Jounal of Art
, 1989
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 6.
12
43
"Los Angeles County Art Museum,"
Los Angeles Times
Supplement, 1965
12
44
Looking Critically: 21 Years of ArtForum Magazine
, 1984
12
45
Museum of California, 1982
Oversized material moved to Box 16, folder 6.
12
46
The New Art Space
, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1978
12
47
Oversized Articles by Butterfield, Craig Kauffman
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 36.
16
3
Oversized Articles by Butterfield, Tony Labat
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 37.
16
3
Oversized Article by Henry Hopkins, "West Coast Style"
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 48.
16
3
Oversized Article about Butterfield,
Art of Light and Space
Review
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 49.
16
3
Oversized Clippings, Sam Francis
Oversized materials from Box 11, folder 53.
16
4
Oversized Clippings, General, 1968-1975
Oversized materials from Box 11, folder 57.
16
4
Oversized Exhibition Catalogs, "The Human Condition," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 64.
16
5
Oversized Exhibition Catalogs, Sam Francis, 1979-1980
Oversized materials from Box 12, folder 3.
16
5
Oversized Exhibition Posters, Ferus Gallery
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 17.
16
5
Oversized Publicity, "Helter Skelter" Exihbition, MOCA
Oversized materials from Box 12, folder 28.
16
5
Oversized Special Publications,
The Journal of Art
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 43.
16
6
Oversized Special Publications,
Museum of California
Oversized materials from Box 12, folder 46.
16
6
Oversized Clippings, Henry Hopkins
Oversized materials from Box 11, folder 54.
17
Oversized Clippings, General, 1990-1991
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 59.
17
Oversized Clippings, General, 1992-1993
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 60.
18
Oversized Clippings, General, 1994-1997
Oversized material from Box 11, folder 61.
18
Oversized Publicity, Richard Diebenkorn
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 22.
18
Oversized Exhibition Posters, Robert Hudson, Moore College
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 18.
19
Oversized Plans
Oversized material from Box 12, folder 19.
19

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