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Modern Art Department Art and Technology records, 1967-2007, Bulk 1967-1971. MOD.001.001
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Series I: Administrative

Box 1, Folder 1

Brochure

General note

Multiple copies of brochure announcing the purpose and goals of the Art and Technology program, and identifying the different levels of corporate sponsorship.
Box 1, Folder 2

Reports and Memos

General note

Progress reports noting developments in planning the Art and Technology program, including information about participating corporations and artists.
Box 1, Folder 3

[Lists of Modern artworks]

General note

Contains lists of artworks by a variety of early twentieth-century artists, including El Lissitzky, Francis Picabia, Piet Mondrian, Alexander Rodchenko, and Marcel Duchamp. The Art and Technology budget was removed from this file.
Box 1, Folder 4-5

Correspondence

General note

General correspondence discussing a variety of matters, including requests for information and the distribution of the publication "A Report on the Art and Technology of LACMA." Includes a letter from Maurice Tuchman (May 29, 1969) to Jack Massey, Director of Planning/Design of the United States Exhibition at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, describing the projects that are candidates for the world's fair.
Box 1, Folder 6

Exhibition Research

General note

Miscellaneous essays, artist information, and press clippings.
Box 1, Folder 7

LACMA Member's Calendar 1971

General note

Photocopy of pages from LACMA Member's Calender (June 1971) describing the Art and Technology program.
Box 1, Folder 8

Notes

General note

General scheduling notes and a partial transcript of a conversation between LACMA curators Hal Glicksman, Jane Livingston, and Gail Scott about some of the artists and individuals involved with the Art and Technology program.
Box 1, Folder 9

Press Releases (non-LACMA)

 

Series II: Corporate Participants and Contributors

Box 1, Folder 10

Chandler, Marilyn (Mrs. Otis)

General note

Primarily letters from Chandler soliciting corporate support for the Art and Technology program and concerning the participating artists. Includes a letter from the office of Howard Hughes stating that his company will not participate (September 30, 1969).
Box 1, Folder 11

Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

General note

Includes a statement by R.B. Kitaj describing the art work he plans to create while working at Lockheed and photographic proofs showing the environment in which Kitaj worked.
 

Series III: Artists

Box 1, Folder 12-13

Byars, James Lee

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Byars for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; handwritten correspondence from Byar discussing aspects of his "World Question Center" project undertaken at the Hudson Institute; a 23-page transcription of all letters and queries sent by Byar to LACMA.
Box 2, Folder 1-5

Chamberlain, John

General note

Includes a 3-page "mock-up" composed by Chamberlain describing his proposed project, "Sniffter," an "olfactory-stimulus-reponse environment"; a draft of an essay on Chamberlain for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; Chamberlain's answers to questions posed by Maurice Tuchman inquiring about his experience participating in the Art and Technology program and working at the Rand Corporation; questionnaires Chamberlain distributed to Rand employees as his final project and their responses to his queries.
Box 2, Folder 6

Crutchfield, William

General note

Includes an illusrated outline Crutchfield composed of his plan to document the Art and Technology program in a series of portraits, satirical drawings, and photographs of the artists involved.
Box 2, Folder 7-8

Dupuy, Jean

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Dupuy for A Report on the Art and Technology Program, and construction drawings of Dupuy's "Fewafuel" project.
Box 2, Folder 9

Eversley, Frederick

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Eversley for A Report on the Art and Technology Program, and a 2-page project proposal by Eversley describing his "Thermal-Color Shadowscape" project inspired by his residency at the Ampex Corporation.
Box 2, Folder 10-11

Fahlstrom, Oyvind

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Fahlstrom for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; installation photographs and drawing of the artist's work, "Meatball Curtain," completed while in residence at Heath and Company; a transcription of a conversation between Fahlstrom and LACMA curator Jane Livingston in which they discuss the artist's work and his experience participating in Art and Technology.
Box 2, Folder 12

Project for Heath & Co. "Meatball Curtain" variable sculpture prelininary drawing

Box 3, Folder 1-2

Harrison, Newton A.

Box 3, Folder 3

Horwitz, Channa (Channa Davis)

General note

Comprises a statement by Horwitz dated 10 April 2007 (not an original part of the collection) that discusses why she was not assigned a residency.
Box 3, Folder 4-5

Irwin, Robert

General note

Includes newspaper clippings and drafts of an essay on Irwin for A Report on the Art and Technology Program.
Box 3, Folder 6-7

Kitaj, R.B.

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Kitaj for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; correspondence between Kitaj and LACMA curator Maurice Tuchman; Kitaj's answers to questions posed by Tuchman inquiring about the artist's experiene participating in the Art and Technology program and working at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation; a 12-page transcription of a taped conversation between Kitaj and Tuchman on the ideas explored by the artist at Lockheed.
Box 3, Folder 8-10

Krebs, Rockne

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Krebs for A Report on the Art and Technology program; a proposal by Krebs describing his plans for "Day Passage," a work incorporating lasers; and drawings of Krebs' laser beam installation.
Box 4, Folder 1

Lichtenstein, Roy

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Lichtenstein for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; drawings of the screen set-up for the film loops Lichtenstein created; storyboard of film loops; and photocopies of newspaper clippings.
Box 4, Box 2

Lee, Wesley Duke

General note

Includes correspondence between Lee and Maurice Tuchman, including a letter to Tuchman (14 June 1969) in which the artist describes and illustrates his concept for the "Birth Capsule;" photographs of the "Birth Capsule" being fabricated; a draft of an essay on Lee for A Report on the Art and Technology Program.
Box 4, Folder 3-4

MacLow, Jackson

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on MacLow for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; photographs of MacLow working at Information International; photocopies of several poems originally generated as computer printouts.
Box 4, Folder 5

McCracken, John

Box 4, Folder 6

Mefferd, Boyd

General note

Includes Mefford's answers to questions posed by Maurice Tuchman inquiring about the artist's experience participating in the Art and Technology Program, and a draft of an essay on Mefford for A Report on the Art and Technology Program.
Box 4, Folder 7-8

Oldenburg, Claes

General note

Includes artist's statements regarding his project "Ice Bag"; a draft of an essay on Oldenburg for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; photographs of "Ice Bag" being installed; correspondence between Oldenburg and various LACMA staff members; transcriptions of interviews with Oldenburg regarding his involvement with the Art and Technology program
Box 5, Folder 1

Olitski, Jules

General note

Includes a small amount of correspondence between Olitski and LACMA curatorial staff and photographs of cement models for environmental sculptures executed by Olitski at the American Cement Corporation.
Box 5, Folder 2

Paolozzi, Eduardo

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Paolozzi for A Report on the Art and Technology Program, and a small amount of correspondence between Paolozzi and LACMA curatorial staff.
Box 5, Folder 3

Piene, Otto

Box 5, Folder 4

Raskin, Jeff

General note

Includes photographic prints of Raskin's "Unicubes" and an artist's statement describing the installation of these pieces at LACMA; a draft of an essay on Raskin for A Report on the Art and Technology Program.
Box 5, Folder 5

Rauschenberg, Robert

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Rauschenberg for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; notes and drawings on the project, "Mud-Muse," carried out as a collaboration between Rauschenberg and the Teledyne Corporation; an 8-page artist's statement on the Art and Technology program; a transcription of a conversation between LACMA curator Maurice Tuchman, Curatorial Assistant Gail Scott, and Rauschenberg.
Box 5, Folder 6-7

Reichek, Jesse

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Reicheck for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; a drawing of Reicheck's exhibit at LACMA; a transcription of an interview with Reicheck by Peter Selz (printed in Art in America, September-October 1968); letters from Reicheck to LACMA curatorial staff reporting on his project with IBM and its progress; transcription of conversation between Jane Livingston, Reicheck, and Jack Citron of IBM.
Box 5, Folder 8

Saarinen, Eric

Box 5, Folder 9

Serra, Richard

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Serra for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; a proposal submitted to LACMA by Serra in which he discusses his project, "Two Circular Elevational Steps," for Kaiser Steel; a transcription of an interview (1971) with Kaiser personnel about their experience working with Serra; sketches of "Two Circular Elevational Steps;" and one-page statement by Serra in which he describes "Two Circular Elevational Steps."
Box 5, Folder 10-11

Smith, Tony

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Smith for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; drawings of Smith's sculpture "Cigarette" (1967); photographs of various Smith sculptures, including "Cigarette" (1967) and "Willie" (1962); a transcription of interview with Smith; an "Account of Career" written by Smith.
Box 6, Folder 1

Stockhausen, Karlheinz

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Stockhausen for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; notes submitted by Stockhausen defining specifications for a loudspeaker system; a letter from Stockhausen (15 February 1969) proposing a collaboration with artist Otto Piene.
Box 6, Folder 2

Turrell, James

General note

Includes galleys of an essay on Turrell and Robert Irwin for A Report on the Art and Technology Program.
Includes contract agreement between Turrell and Museum Associates (signed by artist).
Box 6, Folder 3

Vasarely, Victor

General note

Includes an artist's statement in which Vasarely describes his concept for an "electronic machine" that generates color combinations; a small amount of correspondence between Vasarely and LACMA curatorial staff, mostly concerning meetings with engineers from IBM and Teledyne, and other arrangements with the artist.
Box 6, Folder 4-6

Warhol, Andy

General note

Includes correspondence dated 2007 between LACMA Curator Howard Fox and Neil Printz of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, who contacted LACMA for information about Warhol's "Rain Machine" created for the Art and Technology program; a CD of images of "Rain Machine"; photographic prints, negatives, and slides (some by photographer Ernest Shaw) of the installation of "Rain Machine" at Expo 1970 in Osaka, Japan; 35mm negatives and contact sheets by an unknown photographer, some of which appeared in the Warhol Catalogue Raisonne (vol. 3, 2002), of Warhol's visit to the Expo '70 in Osaka; a draft of an essay on Warhol for A Report on the Art and Technology Program.
Box 6, Folder 7-8

Whitman, Robert

General note

Includes a draft of an essay on Whitman for A Report on the Art and Technology Program; a transcription of a 1970 taped interview with Whitman; drawings and photocopies of photographs of Whitman's mirror project initiated under the sponsorship of the Philco-Ford Corporation; a report by Philco-Ford physicist John Forkner (August 1970) on the planning and construction of Whitman's mirrors.
Box 6, Folder 9

Press clippings

Box 6, Folder 10

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