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Tom Marioni papers, 1970-2017

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as four series.

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Series 1:Address and Appointment Books, circa 1970-2011
11 Folders
Box 1

Found here are two address books, one of which includes a contact list for members of the Museum of Conceptual Art (MOCA); and 12 appointment books that highlight Marioni's activities and engagements such as art exhibitions and performances.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Address Book, circa 1970s-1990s
1
1
Address Book; MOCA Members, circa 1970s-1980s
1
2
Appointment Books, 1972-2011
1
3-11

Series 2:Guest Books, 1991-2017
1.3 Linear feet
Box 1-2

Included are 24 guest books signed by attendees of Marioni's exhibitions in several galleries and museums including the Museum of Conceptual Art, and events held in his studio.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Visitor Guest Book, Tom Marioni: The Art of Participation, The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art (2008-2009), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2008-2009
1
12
Visitor Guest Books, 1991-2009
1
13-22
Visitor Guest Books, 2009-2017
2
1-13

Series 3:Printed Material, 1974-2006
10 Folders
Box 2, OV 13

Included are published writings by Marioni; cards and flyers related to his Society of Independent Artists and Cafe Wednesday events; and editions 1-5 of Vision, an art journal published by Crown Point Press. Edition #4 of the journal includes vinyl recordings of talks given by 12 artists: Laurie Anderson, Chris Burden, Daniel Burden, John Cage, Bryan Hunt, Joan Jonas, Robert Kushner, Brice Marden, Tom Marioni, Pat Steir, Marina Abramovic/Ulay, and William T. Wiley.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Fabliaux: Tom Marioni Fairy Tails: Short, Comic, Coarse, Cynical Tales in Verse, 2009
2
14
Society of Independent Artists, Cards and Flyers, 1984-1999
2
15
Tom Marioni: Beer, Art and Philosophy (The Exhibition), 1968-2006, 2006
2
18
Tom Marioni: Sculptures and Installations, 1969-1997, 1999
2
16
Tom Marioni: The Italians, the Germans, The Japanese, 1987
13
Tom Marioni: Trees and Birds, 1969-1999, 1999
2
17
Vision, 1975-1981
2
19-22
Vision, 1980
3 Sound discs (vinyl)
13
Writings on Art, 1969-1999 by Tom Marioni, 2000
2
23

Series 4:Photographs, 1970s-2012
4.5 Linear feet
Box 2-3, 5-12

Photographs consist of snapshots taken by Marioni during the Wednesday events he held in his studio in the 1990s and 2000s; snapshots from exhibitions, galleries, and museums; images of Marioni's studios and the artists who visited to see his projects and artwork; and personal photographs of travel and gatherings with friends and family. Various snapshots include images depicting Cafe Wednesday, Marioni's studio, travel, and other scenes. Also found in this series are digital video recordings of a series of 40th anniversary performances of The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art at Hammer Museum in 2010.
The series is arranged as 7 subseries.
  • 4.1: Cafe Wednesday, 1989-2005
  • 4.2: Exhibitions, Museums and Galleries, 1970-2009
  • 4.3: Personal Snapshots, 1972-circa 2000s
  • 4.4: Places, 1970s-2000s
  • 4.5: Projects and Artwork, circa 1970s-2010
  • 4.6: Studios, 1986-2010
  • 4.7: Various Snapshots, circa 1970s-2012
4.1:Cafe Wednesday, 1989-2005
DescriptionContainer
Cafe Wednesday, 1989-1996
5
1-26
Cafe Wednesday; Photograms, circa 1992
2
24
Cafe Wednesday, John Moore Photographs, 1996-1997
5
27-29
Cafe Wednesday, 2001
5
30-32
Cafe Wednesday, circa 2001
2
25
Cafe Wednesday, 2004-2005, undated
6
1-19
Cafe Wednesday, "1-9", 2004-2006
2
26
Cafe Wednesday, John Moore and Tom Photographs, undated
6
20-21
4.2:Exhibitions, Museums and Galleries, 1970-2009
DescriptionContainer
The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art, 1970
6
22
Vito Acconci Show at MOCA, circa 1975-1976
6
23
Santa Barbara Museum Performance; Chris Burden L.A., 1979
6
24
MOCA; Tom Marioni Art, 1983
6
25
AVA Show [?]; Jenny and [?], 1984
6
26
Margarete Roeder; Shadow Box; Shadowgrams Objects, circa 1985
2
27
Langton Arts Opening, 1986
6
27
Langton Arts Opening, 1986
2
28
3d:Installation; 3D Snapshots, circa 1986
DescriptionContainer
David Ireland Show; Travel, circa 1986
6
29
[Copp Street?] Show, 1990
6
30
Reno Show, 1990s
6
31
Paule Anglim Show, 1993
7
1
Paule Anglim; Crown Point Show, 1993
2
29
Conceptual Art from the Bay Area (1974); Artists Space, New York, 1994
7
2
Refusalon Show; New Studio; Golden Rectangle; Cafe Wednesday, 1995
7
3
SF MOMA Opening; Studio, 1995
7
4
Paule Anglim Show, 1996
7
5
Paule Anglim Show, 1996
2
30
Conceptual Art Show, MOCA L.A., 1996
7
6
Cologne, Germany Performance, 1996
3
1
Mills College Show, 1999
7
7-10
Paule Anglim Show, 2000
7
11
Margarete Roeder Show, 2003
7
12
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Show; Model, 2003-2004
7
13-15
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Show, Crown Point Press Opening, 2004
7
16
Rosa (100 paintings), 2004
7
17
De Young Museum, Opening, 2005
7
18-19
De Young Museum, 2005
3
2
Margarete Roeder Gallery; Cincinnati, 2006
7
20-22
Paule Anglim; Tennessee, 2007
7
23-25
Paule Anglim, 2009
7
26
Crown Point Show; Guggenheim, 2009
7
27-28
The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art, 40th Anniversary event, Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2010 September 1), Digital Video Recording, 2010
1.12 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER01
The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art, 40th Anniversary event, Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2010 September 8), Digital Video Recording, 2010
1.12 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER02
The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art, 40th Anniversary event, Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2010 September 15), Digital Video Recording, 2010
1.26 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER03
The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art, 40th Anniversary event, Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2010 September 22), Digital Video Recording, 2010
1.93 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER04
Billy's Surrealist Cuts #1-8, Tom Marioni and WA (Bill) Morrison, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2010 September 1-22), Digital Video Recordings, 2010
2.17 Gigabytes
Eight computer files
ER05
Amherst University Show; Fuller; Gross, undated
7
29
4.3:Personal Snapshots, 1972-circa 2000s
DescriptionContainer
San Francisco Art World Personalities, 1986
8
1
50th Birthday Party, 1987
8
2
Kids; Bottles, circa 1990
8
3
Family Party, circa 1990s
8
4
Dinner Set Up; Christmas, circa 1996
8
5
Family, 1997
8
6
David Ireland Party, 2000
8
7
Various Snapshots of People, 1990s-2000s
8
8
4.4:Places, 1970s-2000s
DescriptionContainer
Cincinnati and [?], circa 1970s-1980s
8
9-10
Edinburgh, London, 1972
8
11
New York, 1997, undated
8
12-13
Philadelphia, undated
8
14-20
Tennessee, 2007
8
21
Travel, Japan and Others, circa 1980s-1990s
8
22
Saki Cups, Japan, circa 1985
8
23
Vienna, undated
8
24
4.5:Projects and Artwork, circa 1970s-2010
DescriptionContainer
Boomerang; Mission St. Studio, circa 1988-1989
8
25
By the Fire; 22 Hawthorne Studio, circa 1990s
8
26-27
By the Fire; 22 Hawthorne Studio, circa 1993
3
5
By the Sea (Pacific Rim), 1991-1992
8
28-29
Free Beer, MOCA, circa 1990s
8
30-33
Flying, Cincinnati, 1999
8
34
From China to Czechoslovakia (1976), undated
8
35
Glass of Beer, 2003
8
36
Manhattan Sculptures; Blow Up's Magnified, 2003
9
1
Observatory Bird, 1989
9
2
Planets; Green Gulch; Oldenberg, 2003
9
3
Self Portraits, 1980s-2004
9
4-7
Shadow Boxes, 1988-1989
9
8-10
Shadowgrams; Objects; Studio, circa 1992
3
6
Square Circle Triangle All the Same, 1996
9
11
Stonehenge, undated
9
12-13
Temple of Geometry, Model, 2004
9
14-15
Temple of Geometry, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2004
9
16
Violin; Negatives, 1970s
9
17-19
Violin Planets, 2003
9
20
Violin, Close Up, circa 2003
9
21-22
Violin, Deconstructed, 2005
9
23
Violin, Submission for Wilshire/Normandie Metroline, circa 2003
9
24
Various Snapshots of Artwork, circa 1994-2010, undated
9
25-31
4.6:Studios, 1986-2010
DescriptionContainer
MOCA, Demolition of Back Wall; 75 3rd Street, 1986
10
1
Mission Street Studio; Berkley Bath House; Bed Room, circa 1986
10
2
Mission Street Studio, 1988
10
3
Studio, 1990
10
4-5
Photo Album, Snapshots at Studio, 1990s-2000s
3
7
22 Hawthorne Studio; Art in Studio, 1992
10
6
Tom Studio Reception; Photographs by Susan Middleton, 1994
10
7-8
657 Studio; Eliminated Drawing, 1995
10
9
Studio, 1995
10
10
657 Studio Just Before and After Move, 1995
10
11-12
Studio; Orchestra, 1996-1997
10
13
657 Studio; Art in Studio, 1996
10
14
657 Studio; Dinner Table Set Up, 1996
10
15
Studio; MOCA, 1997
10
16
657 Studio, 1997
10
17
Studio, 2001
10
18
[?] in Studio, 2004
10
19
Studio, 2004
10
20
Studio; Car, 2004
10
21
Studio; Goldstein, 2005
10
22
Studio, 2010
10
23
Studio; Kiki Smith, undated
10
24
Studio; Kiki Smith, Negatives, undated
3
8
Studio; Train; Book, undated
3
9
Corner of Hawthorne and Howard Building, undated
10
25
Studio Construction, undated
10
26
4.7:Various Snapshots, circa 1970s-2012
DescriptionContainer
Various Snapshots, 1970s-2005
10
27-37
Various Snapshots, circa 1990s-2010
4
1-2
Various Snapshots, 2006-2008
11
1-33
Various Snapshots, 2008-2012, undated
12
1-29
Photo Album, Black and White Images from the Film Casablanca (1942), undated
4
3

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.