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Koplin Gallery and Koplin Del Rio Gallery records, 1982-2004

Koplin Del Rio Gallery


Collection Information

Size: 3.6 Linear feet

Summary: Artists files; exhibition files; project files; and video and audio recordings regarding the Koplin Gallery and its successor Koplin Del Rio Gallery. Artists files include Sandow Birk, Theophilius Brown, Robert Colescott, James Doolin, Gisele Freund, D. J. Hall, Rico Lebrun, Annie Leibovitz, Kerry James Marshall, Lezley Saar, Kent Twitchell and Elyn Zimmerman. Exhibition files on group shows include "A British View: 4 Artists," "New Italian Mannerists," "Six Los Angeles Muralists," among others. Also included are files on the Los Angeles Art Fair (1986-1987) and Arts LA (1989 and 1993). Video and audio recordings consist of 11 VHS videotapes and 6 sound cassettes featuring artists from the galleries, including Ida Applebroog, Sarah Perry, Robert Colescott, Gisele Freund, Lezley Saar, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; Culver City, Calif.; est. 1982. Koplin Gallery opened in West Hollywood, Calif. under the direction of Martha Koplin. In 1996, Eleana Del Rio became business partners with Koplin. In 2002, at Koplin's retirement, the name changed to Koplin Del Rio Gallery.


Donated 2007 and 2009 by Eleana Del Rio, gallery director and Martha Koplin, retired Koplin Gallery director. Additions are expected.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Koplin Gallery and Koplin Del Rio Gallery records, 1982-2004. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.