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INVENTORY OF THE DWAN GALLERY PUBLICATIONS AND EPHEMERA, 1959-1971
2012.M.37  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical / Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dwan Gallery publications and ephemera
    Date (inclusive): 1960-1971
    Number: 2012.M.37
    Creator/Collector: Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
    Physical Description: 6.0 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Collection of exhibition announcements, posters and exhibition catalogs documenting the exhibitions held at Virginia Dwan's influentional galleries in Los Angeles and New York. In the early sixties, Dwan introduced artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenberg, and Yves Klein to Los Angeles, and then worked with Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, and others upon her move to New York in 1965.
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    Language: Collection material is in English

    Biographical / Historical Note

    Virignia Dwan owned and operated two influential galleries, in Los Angeles and New York. The galleries were known for showing minimalist, earthwork, and conceptual art by primarily New York and French artists.
    Dwan operated the Los Angeles gallery space from 1959 to 1967 and the New York gallery from 1965 to 1971. In the early sixties, Dwan introduced artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenberg, and Yves Klein to Los Angeles, and then worked with Robert Smithson, Michael Heizer, and others upon her move to New York in 1965.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Dwan Gallery publications and ephemera, 1959-1971, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2012.M.37

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Virginia Dwan. Acquired in 2012.

    Processing History

    The collection was rehoused by Vladimira Stefura upon receipt in 2011. It was arranged and described by Maggie Hughes in 2012 under the supervision of Andra Darlington.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is comprised of 55 items which includes ephemera and publications that document exhibitions held at the Dwan galleries from 1960 to 1971, roughly split between the New York and Los Angeles locations. Materials include exhibition catalogs, fliers, pamphlets, and posters.

    Arrangement

    Items are arranged chronologically by exhibition date. Files are labeled with the artist name, exhibition title, and the exhibition date. If the title of the exhibition was the artists' name, it has been omitted.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Andre, Carl, 1935-
    Arakawa, Shūsaku, 1936-2010
    Flavin, Dan, 1933-1996
    Kienholz, Edward, 1927-1994
    LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007
    Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967
    Smithson, Robert
    Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-

    Subjects - Topics

    Art, Modern--20th century
    Conceptual Art
    Earthworks (Art)
    Minimal art

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Ephemera
    Exhibition catalogs
    Fliers (printed matter)
    Pamphlets
    Posters

    Contributors

    Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Dwan, Virginia