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Patricia Faure Gallery records, 1952-2006, bulk 1970-2006.

Patricia Faure Gallery.

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  • Title:
    Patricia Faure Gallery records, 1952-2006, bulk 1970-2006.
  • Author/Creator: Patricia Faure Gallery.
  • Creation Date: 1952-2006, bulk 1970-2006.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: The Patricia Faure Gallery in Los Angeles, which began as Asher/Faure, exhibited internationally recognized artists such as Richard Artschwager, Philip Guston and Morris Louis along with less-known local artists such as Gwynn Murrill, Craig Kauffman and Jack Goldstein. In 1979 Patricia Faure partnered with Betty Asher to start a commercial gallery. Unlike some of the other galleries in the area, Asher/Faure gallery was a corporation complete with outside financial backers, and its mainstream and mostly marketable roster reflects this. Though Asher retired in 1990, the gallery continued to operate as Asher/Faure until her death in 1994. That same year, Faure moved to a new space at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica and reopened the gallery under her own name. In 2005 Faure sold the gallery to Samuel Freeman, who continued to operate it as the Patricia Faure Gallery until 2008, the year Faure herself passed away.
  • Arrangement: Organized in four series: Series I. Artist files, circa 1956-2006 (bulk 1970-2006); Series II. Exhibition files, 1952-2006 (bulk 1979-2006); Series III. Business files, 1978-2006; Series IV. Personal files, 1987-2005.
  • Physical Desc.: 23 linear feet (63 boxes) + ADD1 (6 boxes).
    1 sound disc (36 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. original..
    1 videodisc (DVD) : digital, sd., col. 4 3/4 in. original (2 copies).
  • Summary: The Patricia Faure Gallery records document the activities of the gallery when it was known as Asher/Faure from 1979 to 1994 and under Faure's own name from 1994 to 2008. The archive provides a glimpse into the history of one of Los Angeles's renowned galleries as well as into the evolving taste and buying habits of its collectors.
    The artist files in Series I form the bulk of the archive and document the artists Faure exhibited, including Llyn Foulkes, Sam Francis, Wade Hoefer, John M. Miller, Margaret Nielsen, John Okulick, and Joel Shapiro. This section contains mostly exhibition announcements and photographic images of artists' works in the form of prints, transparencies, slides and negatives.
    Faure's interest in mixing established New York artists with newer Los Angeles artists is exemplified in the exhibition files in Series II. The first section of the series contains group shows held between 1979-2006 and comprise mostly of photographs as well as exhibition announcements and clippings. Also included in this section are business papers such as sales and inventory lists, correspondence and resumes. The second portion of Series II features a group of color slides documenting both group and solo shows between 1983-1992.
    Series III contains mostly financial papers for both Asher/Faure and Patricia Faure Gallery from 1978-2006 and includes gallery sales, financial reports and tax papers. A small section of personal papers belonging to Faure which contains mostly insurance and financial papers is in Series IV.
  • Language: English
  • Notes: Gift of Samuel Freeman.
  • Form/Genre: Color negatives
    Color slides
    Color transparencies
    Diffusion transfer prints
    Gelatin silver prints
    Printed ephemera -- California
    Photographs, Original
    Sound recordings
    Video recordings
  • Subjects: Foulkes, Llyn, 1934- Hoefer, Wade, 1948- Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010 Murrill, Gwynn, 1942- Nielsen, Margaret, 1948- Okulick, John Shapiro, Joel Asher & Faure Patricia Faure Gallery Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Collectors and collecting -- United States Art galleries, Commercial -- California Artists -- California -- History -- 20th century
  • Contributors: Asher, Betty. Faure, Patricia, 1928- Asher & Faure.
  • ID/Accession Number: 2863-673
    2010.M.13
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers, except audiovisual materials which are unavailable until reformatted, and materials in Box 56, which are sealed until 2087.
  • OCLC Record Number: 776641400

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