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Some Serious Business records, 1976-1980

Some Serious Business (Firm)


Collection Information

Size: 6.6 Linear feet

Summary: This collection includes correspondence with artists, exhibition announcements, flyers, posters, and financial records of the alternative art organization, Some Serious Business that was located in Venice, California.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art organization; Venice, Calif. Susan Martin, was co-founder in 1976 along with Elizabeth Freeman and Nancy Drew. Some Serious Business was among the leading avant-garde organizations sponsoring and showcasing underground performance/conceptual art and music in the late 1970s.


Donated 2000 by Susan Martin.

Language Note

English .

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

Some Serious Business records, 1976-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.