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Finding aid for the Lewis Baltz notebooks and ephemera, 1987-2011
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Series I. Ephemera, 1987-2011

Physical Description: 2.25 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Encompassing the years 1987-2011, the ephemera documents Baltz's solo and group exhibitions through invitations to exhibition openings; exhibition catalogues; printed articles by Baltz and articles, reviews, and notices by and about Baltz. The material is related to projects including Nevada, Rule without Exception, The Deaths in Newport Beach. Also included are several exhibition-related postcards sent by Baltz, as well as two photographic portraits and three black-and-white and color photographs by Baltz originating from a press package.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in chronological order.
Box 1

Printed material, 1987-2011

 

Photographs, 1992, undated

Box 5

Park City #13 and portraits, 1992

Scope and Content Note

Three 8 x 10 gelatin silver prints, comprising two portraits of Baltz and a photograph by Baltz titled Park City #13. The images originate from the LACMA press package in box 1, folder 1. One portrait is assumed to be part of a press package not included in the collection.
Box 6

Kawasaki 1 B, 1992, undated

Scope and Content Note

Two identical 8 x 10 Cibachrome prints. One copy originates from from the LACMA exhibition press package contained in box 1, folder 1; one is assumed to be part of a press package not included in the collection. Labels on verso: "Cibachrome 40"x60"
 

Series II. Notebooks, 1995-2004

Physical Description: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Twenty-five spiral notebooks present a detailed overview of Baltz's career-related activities and expenses between 1995-2004. In addition to information about his daily routines and private musings, the notebooks describe various planned and realised projects such as exhibitions; art fairs; purchases; films; lectures; conferences; and book and magazine publications. Each notebook includes bills and receipts, and gives insight into Baltz's international network of friends and colleagues in the art world including curators, dealers, publishers, and other well-known figures in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States.

Arrangement

Material is arranged in chronological order.
Box 2, Folder 1

1995 July 3 – September 10

Scope and Content Note

"Auto 1995" written on cover. Contains information on car mileage, toll expenses, and Baltz's visa application for France.
Box 2, Folder 1

1995 January 1 – March 22

Scope and Content Note

Notebook contains information on Baltz's long-term stay in Paris. Travels include the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, and Russia. Projects mentioned include: a planned exhibition in Braunschweig with Hubertus von Amelunxen; gallery and art fair in Munich; conference in Amsterdam; Austrian magazine Camera Austria; possible exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris; possible edition with editor Christophe Leger; possible presentation at Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris; and filmshoot in Leipzig. "1st quarter" written in ink on cover.
Box 2, Folder 1

1995 March 23 – May 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Finland, Luxembourg, and Germany. Projects and topics mentioned include: exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Austrian Fotohof (Helmut Seidel); planned exhibition at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (Urs Stahel); exhibition catalogue with Mr. Hernandez; publication for the Austrian magazine EIKON; possible publication in a Luxembourg magazine; video project for Luxembourg; planned purchase of a Baltz portfolio by the Musée Europeen de la Photographie (Ralph Gibson); and a conference in Goerlitz.
Box 2, Folder 2

1995 June 1 – June 24

Scope and Content Note

Projects mentioned include Hernandez's text for an exhibition catalogue and production of a book with ESAS students. Meetings in Paris include IFA commission, Hubertus von Amelunxen, and Michele Chomette.
Box 2, Folder 2

1995 July 8 – September 5

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Austria and Germany. Projects and topics mentioned include: LA Times art critic; LACMA; the Canadian Centre for Architecture; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Baltz's contribution in the Photography after Photography exhibition curated by Hubertus von Amelunxen with a second venue at Kunst.Halle.Krems; a planned slide show in Lyon; and a master's program with Baltz. Meetings include: Thomas Weski (Sprengel Museum Hannover), Ulrich Bischoff (Galerie Neue Meister Dresden), Carl Aigner (Kunsthalle Krems), and Hubertus von Amelunxen.
Box 2, Folder 2

1995 September 10 – December 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Germany, United States, Sweden, and Switzerland. Projects and topics mentioned include: visa application/extension for France; conference at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover; teaching in Braunschweig; Signes de Terre installation; gallery installation in Mannheim; possible exhibits at Kunstverein Frankfurt, Musée d'Art Moderne Villeneuve D'Ascg, and in Japan; planned exhibitions with Hubertus von Amelunxen, Fotohof Edition Salzburg, and Whitney Museum; The Deaths in Newport travelling to United States, Japan, and Europe; Rue de Meaux for IFA, Fotomuseum Winterthur, and MC Gallery Paris.
Box 2, Folder 3

1996 January 1 – May 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, United States, Austria, and Finland. Projects and topics mentioned include: visit at Essen University; public lecture at Goetheborg Design Museum; conference in Reims; possible visiting professorship at London Academy; lecture at Helsinki University; gallery installation in Mannheim; IFA exhibit; Fotomuseum Winterthur exhibit; and planned exhibits at SFMOMA, Galerie du Jour, LACMA, Frankfurter Kunsthalle, and Fotohof Gallery Salzburg. Meetings include: Michele Chomette; Hubertus von Amelunxen; Mrs. Sabau (DZ Bank Frankfurt Collection); Weston Neaf (J. Paul Getty Museum); Paul Schimmel (MOCA, Los Angeles); and Cathy Durtis ( LA Times).
Box 2, Folder 3

1996 June 1 – November 30

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Germany, United States, Switzerland, Italy, and Belgium. Projects and topics mentioned include: planned exhibitions in Japan (Taro Amaro), at the Whitney Museum, in Leipzig, at the Fotomuseum Winterthur (for Photography after Photography) and at Terre de Signes; possibility of a solo show at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg; IFA installation; installation at Museum für Gestaltung Zurich; opening in Brussels; possible donation to and/or purchase by LA MOCA; a video and photography project in Zurich; and a conference in Reims. Meetings include: Kirsten Nagel (Dresdner Bank collection); Marvin Heiferman; Walter Keller (publisher); Victor Burgin (University of California Santa Cruz), Bice Curiger (editor of Parkett); Angelo Falzone (Mannheim Gallery); and Jeff Rian ( Artforum).
Box 2, Folder 4

1996 December 1 – December 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include United States. Projects mentioned include: photography project in San Juan Bautista, California; planned exhibits at MOCA; and catalogue for Whitney Museum. Meetings include: Victor Burgin, Marvin Heiferman, and Don Dudley.
Box 2, Folder 5

1997 January 1 – August 1

Scope and Content Note

Travels include United States, Sweden, and Germany. Projects mentioned include: planned workshop and exhibition at Kunsthalle Krems for 1998; workshop and teaching at the Hochschule Kiel; planned lecture and workshop at Royal College of Art, London; planned monographic issue for Creative Camera magazine (David Brittain); various book projects; possible retrospective at the Städtische Galerie Erlangen; and possible participation in La Biennale Internationale de l'Image de Nancy. Meetings include: Hubertus von Amelunxen; Carl Aigner (Kunsthalle Krems); Julia Brown (Guggenheim); and Victor Burgin, among others.
Box 3, Folder 1

1997 August 21 – December 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include United States, Canada, and Switzerland. Projects and topics mentioned include: MOCA publication and exhibition design; workshop in Winnipeg; exhibition at Whitney Museum; possible commission from Bregenz (Austria); film project Lewis Baltz - Contact with ARTE; planned conference on urbanism in Naples; invitation for conference of Art and Landscape in Montpellier; a MOCA publication; and an interview for La Biennale Internationale de l'Image de Nancy catalogue. Meetings include: Don Dudley; Susa Templin (proposed artist for Nancy Biennale); Hubertus von Amelunxen; Julia Brown (Guggenheim); and Gerhard Steidl (publisher, Steidl Verlag).
Box 3, Folder 2

1998 January 1 – June 2

Scope and Content Note

Travels include United States, Italy, England, Germany, and the Netherlands. Projects mentioned include: LACMA exhibit; an Italian TV interview; a planned guest curation project; MOCA exhibition catalogue with Gerhard Steidl; teaching at Royal College of Art, London; and work on ARTE film Lewis Baltz – Contact. Meetings include: Jean-Paul Robert; Françoise Fromonot; Mark Harworth-Booth (Victoria & Albert Museum, London); Philipp Nebon (gallerist); Neil Watson (Norton Museum, Palm Beach); Moritz Kung (independent curator, Brussels); Olaf Nicolai; and Hubertus von Amelunxen.
Box 3, Folder 3

1998 June 4 – December 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, United States, and England. Projects and topics mentioned include: text for Fotomuseum Winterthur exhibition; exhibition in Luebeck, Germany; possible publication of Remake; and an installation in Venice. Meetings include: Jean-Paul Robert; Olaf Nicolai; Michael Mauermacher (Fotohof Salzburg); Christoph Schifferli; Hans-Ulrich Obrist; Laurence Bosse; and Victor Burgin.
Box 3, Folder 4

1999 January 2 – June 30

Scope and Content Note

Travels include United States, Italy, Germany, Austria, England, and the Netherlands. Projects mentioned include: Nevada Portfolio; lecture in Krems; installation in Berlin; planned project for Synthesie (online art review); exhibit at Antwerpen Fotomuseum. Meetings include: Bernhard Lamarche-Vadel (author of Lewis Baltz); Hubertus Amelunxen; Carl Aigner; Olivier Richon (Royal College of Art, London); Marlene Klein (Venice Marghera Project); Michaela Ferrari; Regis Durand; Dominique Lyon (collector, architect); Anthony Hernandez; and Mark Harworth-Booth (Victoria & Albert Museum).
Box 3, Folder 4

1999 July 2 – December 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include: Switzerland, Thailand, Germany, and Austria. Projects mentioned include: exhibit at Fotomuseum Winterthur; book project with Gerhard Steidl; conference in Bangkok; conference and teaching in Offenbach; and a project on mutations. Meetings include: Christophe Schifferli; Urs Stahel; Jean-Paul Robert; Tina Barney; Dominique Lyon; Jeff Rian; and Hans-Ulrich Obrist.
Box 4, Folder 1

2000 January 5 – Feb ruary 29

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. Projects mentioned include: Expo project; project with Purple; possible project with Phaidon books; and Fotohof Salzburg project. Meetings include: Catherine Grout, Jeff Rian, and Oliviere Boissiere.
Box 4, Folder 1

2000 March 1 – September 30

Scope and Content Note

Travels include United States, Germany, England, and Italy. Projects mentioned include: catalogue for Strasbourg exhibition; teaching in Offenbach and Duckspool; Fotomuseum Winterthur exhibition; Venice/Marghera exhibition; Phaidon book project; Steidl book project. Meetings include: Olivier Boissiere; Catherine Grout; Sebastian Vivas; Dominique Lyon; Hubertus von Amelunxen; Roland Hoffmann; Victor Burgin; and Christophe Schifferli.
Box 4, Folder 1

2000 October 12 –December 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Italy, Germany, and United States. Projects mentioned include: teaching in Offenbach; Phaidon book project; and Hotel Amat. Meetings include: Dominique Lyon; Elisabeth Milton; Hubertus von Amelunxen; Christophe Schifferli; Urs Stahel; and Michael Wagner.
Box 4, Folder 2

2001 January 1 – May 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include United States and Germany. Projects mentioned include: Book project with Jeff Rian; Steidl book project; and exhibit at Michele Chomette Gallery. Meetings include: Hubertus von Amelunxen; Cathrine Grout; Michael Wagner; and Jeff Rian.
Box 4, Folder 2

2001 June 1 – December 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Projects mentioned include: Planned exhibition at Ecoles des Beaux Arts, Strasbourg; Purple project; exhibition in Karlsruhe; conference in Neaples; Phaidon book project; ARTE film. Meetings include: Olivier Boissiere; Hubertus von Amelunxen; Dominique Lyon; Elisabeth Millon; Jean-Paul Robert (editor); Regis Durand; Thomas Zander (Cologne gallerist); Christophe Schifferli; Walter Keller (publisher).
Box 4, Folder 3

2002 January 1 – June 25

Scope and Content Note

Travels include United States, Japan, Italy, Germany, and Canada. Projects mentioned include: Catalogue for Strasbourg exhibit; Regis Durand conference in Tokyo; workshop at Triennale/Milano; Purple project; Siemens project with Olaf Nicolai; exhibit opening in Montreal, and possible purchase of Baltz works by Deutsche Bank Frankfurt. Meetings include: Olivier Boissiere; Andrea Blum; Jeff Rian; Catherine Grout; Hubertus von Amelunxen; Thomas Zander; and Dino Simonetti (publisher).
Box 4, Folder 3

2002 July 4 –December 30

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Germany, United States, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Projects mentioned include: Purple project; Thomas Zander publication; two other book projects; lecture at Rotterdam; possible book project with Markus Schaden. Meetings include: Jeff Rian; Olivier Boissiere; Victor Burgin; Danielle Robert-Guidon; Markus Schaden; Hubertus von Amelunxen; and Federico Mazzani.
Box 4, Folder 3

2003 January 1 – December 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include Germany, Italy, England, United States, and Switzerland. Projects and topics mentioned include: Planned book signing in London; acquisitions from Fotomuseum Winterthur; Venice project; possible Italian translation of Deaths in Newport; exhibition opening at Zander Gallery Cologne; exhibition opening in London; planned teaching at Royal College of Art; exhibition opening at Fotomuseum Wintherthur; Steidl project; and interview with Deutsche Welle Radio. Meetings include: Christophe Boutin; Taro Amano; Federico Masotto; Olivier Boissiere; Hubertus von Amelunxen; Catherine Grout; Angelo Falzone; Marvin Heiferman; Jeff Rian; Andrea Blum (artist involved in Strasbourg project); Thomas Zander; and Thomas Seelig (Fotomuseum Winterthur).
Box 4, Folder 4

2004 January 2 – May 28

Scope and Content Note

Travels include United States and Italy. Projects mentioned include: Venice project, teaching, and students show. Meetings include: Urs Stahel; Thomas Weski; Christophe Boutin; Regis Durand; Frederico Mazotto; and Jeff Rian.
Box 4, Folder 4

2004 June 1 – December 31

Scope and Content Note

Travels include England and the Netherlands. Projects mentioned include: Screening of Lewis Baltz - Contact at Jeu de Paume; lecture at Fotoinstitute Netherlands; and planned teaching in Arles. Meetings include: Olivier Richon; Catherine Grout; Marc Connedieu (IFA); Urs Stahel; Gerhard Steidl; Olivier Boissiere; Thomas Zander; Hubertus von Amelunxen; and Patric Talbot (ENP).