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Lowell Darling papers, 1945-2012

Darling, Lowell

Conceptual artist

Collection Information

Size: 4.6 Linear feet; 6.32 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of conceptual and performance artist Lowell Darling measure 4.6 linear feet and 6.32 GB and date from 1945 to 2012. The collection contains biographical material primarily in the form of address books and contact lists; correspondence; project files for works of art and performances including files and artifacts related to Darling's 1978 gubernatorial campaign; printed material, including a clippings portfolio; photographic material; and artwork, including sketches, collages, and stamps.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lowell Darling (1942- ) is a California-based conceptual and performance artist. He established the unaccredited Fat City School of Finds Art, granting Masters Degrees to art students. Other notable projects include a collaboration with Ilene Segalove and the Cauliflower Alley Club of prizefighters in Los Angeles, and his work with found film clips for Hollywood Archaeology . Darling also ran for Governor of California in 1978 and published a book, One Hand Shaking , based on his notes from the campaign.


The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Sherry Frumkin, Lowell Darling's friend and gallerist, in 2018.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.