Finding aid to the Kiki Gallery Records, 1990-1995 GLC 29

Finding aid prepared by Tim Wilson
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
(415) 557-4400
info@sfpl.org
2005


Title: Kiki Gallery Records,
Date (inclusive): 1990-1995
Date (bulk): 1993-1995
Collection Identifier: GLC 29
Creator: Kiki Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.).
Physical Description: 49 folders in 2 boxes (0.5 cubic feet)
Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
(415) 557-4400
info@sfpl.org
Abstract: The Kiki Gallery was established by Rick Jacobsen in San Francisco in 1993 to showcase contemporary art and performance. The records contain publicity files, slides, photographs, drafts of performance pieces, exhibit catalogs, and some correspondence.
Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kiki Gallery Records (GLC 29), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.

Provenance

The Kiki Gallery Records were donated to The San Francisco Public Library by Wayne Smith, February 1998.

Historical Note

The gallery was established by Rick Jacobsen in 1993 to showcase contemporary art and performance. During its 3 years of operation, the Kiki hosted art exhibits, readings, and performances on subjects as far ranging as scatology, AIDS, and bongs. A few of the artists featured were Joan Jett Blakk, Nayland Blake, Jeannie M., and David E. Johnston.

Scope and Contents

The records contain publicity files, slides, photographs, drafts of performance pieces, exhibit catalogs, and some correspondence. A small amount of material relates to Jacobsen's productions at Josie's Juice Joint.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jacobsen, Rick
Kiki Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.).
Smith, Wayne
Art galleries, Commercial--California--San Francisco
Gay artists--California--San Francisco
Lesbian artists--California--San Francisco
Performance art--California--San Francisco
Performance artists--California--San Francisco

 

Artist, 1990-1995

Physical Description: 15.0 folders
Box 1, Folder 1

Alvarez, D.-L. [and Philip Horvitz?]. ["I'm Stupid" piece], undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Blakk, Joan Jett, 1994-1995

Box 1, Folder 3

Caja, Jerome. "Toilet Water," [April 1994]

Box 1, Folder 4

Davison, Kurt. "Why I Love Having AIDS," [1990-1992?]

Box 1, Folder 5

Gonzales, Mark, undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Helfand, Glen and Kevin Killian. "The Range of Freedom," undated

Box 1, Folder 7

[Hewicker, Scott]. "Rad Love," undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Johnston, David E. "Gone Dollywood," 1993

Box 1, Folder 9

Johnston, David E. "Show!" 1994

Box 1, Folder 10

Killian, Kevin. "Life after Prince" and "Three on a Match," [1993]-1994

Box 1, Folder 11

Mayerson, Keith. "Pinocchio the Big Fag," 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 12

Noble, Aaron. "Man. Hole." 1994

Box 1, Folder 13

Olsen, Richard, 1993

Box 1, Folder 14

[Unknown]. "Monologue #5 from 'Artstar,'" undated

Box 1, Folder 15

Winters, Jim. "Super Feature" (stickers), [1993]

Box 1, Folder 16

Arts Information (exhibit proposals, consignment agreements, etc.), 1993-1995

Box 1, Folder 17

Business Cards, undated

 

Catalogs, 1993-1995

Physical Description: 7.0 folders
Box 1, Folder 18

"Caca @ Kiki," [June 1993]

Box 1, Folder 19

"Carcass: a show of dead animal art," September 1993

Box 1, Folder 20

Clifford Hengst "Images" and "Four Little Essays" by Christian Huygen, January 1994

Box 1, Folder 21

"Fresh Produce," September 1994

Box 1, Folder 22

[Mark Gonzales] "Poems and Drawings," [Nov. 1993]

Box 1, Folder 23

"Sick Joke," Winter 1993

Box 1, Folder 24

"This is Not Her," 1995

Box 1, Folder 25

Condom Covers, undated

Box 1, Folder 26

Correspondence, 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 27

Diary, March 31-May 29, 1993

Box 2, Folder 1

Mailing List, 1993-1994

 

Photographs, 1992-1995

Physical Description: 8.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 2

"Bong!" undated

Box 2, Folder 3

"Fresh Produce" publicity stills, 1993-1994

Box 2, Folder 4

Johnston, David E. and Rebecca Jane Gleason and Nicole Claro, 1994

Box 2, Folder 5

M, Jeanie. Publicity still for "Carcass," 1992

Box 2, Folder 6

Ono, Yoko [for "Piece"], undated

Box 2, Folder 7

Opie, Catherine. "Mike & Sky" and "Skeeter," 1992-1993

Box 2, Folder 8

"Photos hanging in the bathroom at Kiki," undated

Box 2, Folder 9

[Slides of artwork by Jennifer Moon, Jim Winters, Michael Brown], 1994-1995

Box 2, Folder 10

Price Lists, 1993-1994

 

Publicity, 1992-1995

Physical Description: 10.0 folders
Box 2, Folder 11

Announcements, 1993-1994

Box 2, Folder 12

Announcements (non-Kiki), [1992, 1994]

Box 2, Folder 13

Clippings, 1994-1995

Box 2, Folder 14

Flyers, [1993]-1995

Box 2, Folder 15

[Gonzales, Mark], undated

Box 2, Folder 16

Johanson, Chris. Painting and Drawing Show, Oct. 1994

Box 2, Folder 17

Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, 1994

Box 2, Folder 18

Scrapbook, 1993-1994

Box 2, Folder 19

Scrapbook (loose items), 1993-1994

Box 2, Folder 20

[Winters, Jim], undated

Box 2, Folder 21

Scheduling, undated

Box 2, Folder 22

Duplicates, undated