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. The archive documents the period when the gallery was known as Asher/Faure between 1979 and 1994 and when
it was under Faure's own name between 1994 and 2008. The bulk of the records comprises exhibition announcements and photographic
documentation of artists' works in the form of prints, transparencies, slides and negatives. Also included are business papers
such as sales and inventory lists, correspondence, financial statements and clippings.
The Patricia Faure Gallery in Los Angeles 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. Gallery
owner Patricia Faure (née Enk) was born on April 8, 1928 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to a Catholic industrialist family. At age
15, she moved with her widowed mother and one of her sisters to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in modeling. While
Faure was a student at Hollywood High School, she attended a presentation by Vincent Price who was promoting his museum in
Beverly Hills, the Modern Institute of Art. Price offered her a volunteer position at the museum in exchange for membership.
This early experience of working in a museum sparked Faure's interest in art.
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