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Ken Friedman papers, 1969-1978

Friedman, Ken

Art teacher, Conceptual artist


Collection Information

Size: 21.4 Linear feet

Summary: Materials relating to Friedman's career, his art and his involvement in Fluxus and Fluxus West, including correspondence; exhibition announcements; bulletins; newsletters; clippings; card files of names and addresses; postcards; catalogs; press releases; journals; notes; comic strips; printed materials; material for "Annotated Bibliography on Zen Buddhism"; a cassette tape; manuscripts; writings about art projects; Fluxus mailing lists; examples of correspondence art, stamp art, and newspaper collages; receipts; photographs and slides; brochures; and artifacts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Conceptual artist, sculptor, educator, composer, and writer; San Diego, Calif.; b. 1949 in New London, Conn. Educated at San Francisco State College. Lived and worked in San Diego, Calif. Also active in Germany.


Donated 1975-1978 by Kenneth Friedman. Some of Friedman's papers were destroyed in a car accident during the summer of 1979.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Unmicrofilmed. 19.0 linear ft. is stored off-site; contact Chief of Reference Services, Washington, D.C., for access guidelines.

How to Cite This Collection

Ken Friedman papers, 1969-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.