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Claire Copley Gallery records.

Claire Copley Gallery, creator.

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (2014.M.2 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Claire Copley Gallery records.
  • Author/Creator: Claire Copley Gallery, creator.
  • Creation Date: 1968-2011, bulk 1973-1977
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Claire Copley gallery showed some twenty artists who are now considered pioneers of Conceptual Art. The elegant and innovative installations were done in collaboration with the artists.
  • Arrangement: Organized in three series: Series I. Gallery artists, 1969-2010, undated; Series II. Other artists, 1969-1981, undated; Assorted, 1974-2011, undated.
  • Physical Desc.: 13 boxes, 1 flatfile folder (9 linear feet).
  • Summary: The collection, comprised of artist files, with a small amount of material relating to gallery management and accounting, offers a comprehensive view of the work of important conceptual artists in the first stage of their careers, including Michael Asher, Terry Allen, Daniel Buren, Joseph Kosuth, and William Leavitt. Files in Series I. Gallery artists often contain professional yet friendly correspondence with Claire Copley regarding details of exhibition installation and planning, theoretical discussions of the artwork, and personal news. There may also be project proposals, sketches, clippings of reviews, and announcements. There is comprehensive and expert photographic coverage of each installation, and of each artwork in a given installation, generally in three formats: black and white photographs, negatives, and slides, with the occasional color print. Clippings reveal the lack of understanding that the exhibitions met with, a highlight of which was a police action against a Daniel Buren exhibition that extended to the gallery exterior, an event for which there is also photo-documentation in the archive. The work of artists who were not part of the gallery but whose work comprised part of the gallery's inventory or simply part of the gallery's broader art context, appears in Series II. Other Artists.
  • Language: English
  • Form/Genre: Photographs, Original
    Black-and-white photographs
    Black-and-white negatives
    Compact disks
    Born digital
  • Subjects: Conceptual art -- United States -- 20th century Art galleries, Commercial -- United States -- 20th century Art, American -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
  • Contributors: Asher, Michael, artist. Allen, Terry, artist. Buren, Daniel. artist. Kosuth, Joseph, artist. Leavitt, William, 1926-1990, artist.
  • ID/Accession Number: 2014.M.2
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 874674480
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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