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Tobey C. Moss Gallery records on Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeburg, ca. 1920s-2000s (Collection LSC.1964)
LSC.1964  
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Description
Tobey Moss is the owner of the Tobey C. Moss Gallery in Los Angeles. Founded in 1978, the Moss gallery presents the work of Southern California artists, including Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978) and Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999). Tobey Moss represented Feitelson and Lundeberg, and through this partnership acquired material related to these two artists and their work. The Tobey Moss Gallery records on Lorser Feitelson and Helen Lundeberg include correspondence, records of exhibitions since the 1920s, brochures, gallery records, art inventory receipts and photographs, 35 mm and 2 x 4 inch color transparency slides of the artists' work, and international art magazines and journals that prominently feature the work of Feitelson and Lundeberg.
Background
The Tobey C. Moss Gallery in Los Angeles, founded in 1978, was established by Tobey Moss. In parallel with a focus on Southern Californian art and artists, the Moss gallery presents the work Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978) and Helen Lundeberg (1908-1999). Feitelson and Lundeberg are best known as founders of Hard Edge painting, a technique of geometcial abstraction, and as pioneers of the Post-Surrealist movement. In addition to exhibiting the artists' work, Tobey Moss provided representation for Feitelson and Lundeberg. Moss first met the artists during the early 1970s. Shortly after Feitelson’s death in 1978, Moss opened the Gallery and began helping Lundeberg in organizing, classifying, exhibiting, writing, advertising and publishing gallery announcements and brochures for both artists’ work. Moss assisted Lundeberg with her eventual estate for the following twenty years. Through these activities and a close friendship, Moss organically acquired material related to the two artists and their work.
Extent
4.0 linear ft. (9 document boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.