Scope and Contents
The papers of artist Loren Madsen measure 5.2 linear feet and 45.82 GB and date from 1969 to 2019. The collection primarily consists of project and exhibition files, and also includes personal business records, correspondence, writings, photographic material, and artwork. There are materials in physical and digital formats.
Project and exhibition files consist of two subseries: exhibition files, and installations and proposals. These files include materials related to Madsen's solo and group exhibitions, installations, and proposals for unrealized projects. Correspondence, photographic material, sketches, planning documents, clippings, and other material are included in these files in physical and digital format.
Personal business records include materials related to Madsen's New Talent Purchase Award from the Modern and Contemporary Art Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, his NEA Fellowship and Pollock-Krasner Grant, gallery files, and sales and other financial information.
Correspondence consists of letters and cards both to and from Madsen. The majority of the correspondence is professional in nature.
Writings includes a work by Madsen completed in pursuit of his Master of Arts, notes, an article about Madsen by Jessica Pecorino, teaching materials, and notebooks. Teaching lectures and supporting materials are in digital format.
Photographic material consists of photographs, negatives, and slides of Madsen's artwork.
Artwork includes eleven sketchbooks; Long Scroll, a 30-foot timeline scroll on paper; and Ephemera, an ongoing series. Also included are extensive digital files depicting Madsen's artwork and work processes through video recordings, photographs, and documents.
Funding for the processing of the collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2017. Information about the addition was added in 2019. Born-digital materials were processed by Kirsi Ritosalmi-Kisner in 2020 with funding provided by Smithsonian Collection Care and Preservation Fund.