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Dogmatic, Irene [Photographs from the Irene Dogmatic mail art collection].
BANC PIC 2018.005--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2018.005--ALB; BANC PIC 2018.005
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[Photographs from the Irene Dogmatic mail art collection]


Dogmatic, Irene, creator, creator.


Smith, Pauline Elizabeth, 1933-2013, artist.


Snapshot photograph albums from the mid to late 1970s depicting Irene Dogmatic, Patricia Tavenner and others at home, at play, in costume, during performances, etc. at various San Francisco Bay Area locations. Others depicted include Anna Banana and Opal Nations; the San Francisco Dadaists during a street performance in San Francisco outside of the Mostly Flowers Gallery on Geary Street; and Dogmatic's dog, often depicted in costume. Also included in vol. 2 are a few snapshot views of the Hat & Boots gas station in Seattle. Other photographs include a portrait of Bill Gaglione (also known as William "Picasso" Gaglione) and a creased and torn snapshot of artist David Hockney in a boat on the Oxford Canal near Magdelan Tower, Oxford University, taken in the 1960s.
Also includes a membership booklet for the Eccentric Club of London, issued for 1972/1973, which was altered by mail artist Pauline Smith. Most of text block has been removed. Artist's stamp on fly leaf page: Adolf Hitler Fan Club, 48 Grange Park, London W5, England, copyright 1976, Pauline Smith. The identification photograph sleeve of the booklet includes a photograph collage of a statue of a German soldier being admired by two women, with stamped text: Heil Hitler. Glued into the booklet was a photograph of Smith's unmade bed (now detached, foldered separately in box 1). Inscribed on rear pastedown of booklet is a note from Smith to Dogmatic, dated February 2, 1976, that refers to the contents of the booklet. Front pastedown illustrated by printed map of London Underground railway system, as issued. Item shelved separately.


1965 (issued)


Dogmatic, Irene -- Photographs
Tavenner, Patricia -- Photographs
Nations, Opal L -- Photographs
Banana, Anna -- 1940- -- Photographs
Gaglione, Bill -- Photographs
Banana, Anna -- 1940-
Gaglione, Bill
Nations, Opal L
San Francisco Dadaists -- Photographs
Adolf Hitler Fan Club.
Eccentric Club.
Dogs -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Photographs
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Photographs
California -- San Francisco
California -- San Francisco Bay Area


Title devised by cataloger.
Collected and compiled by Irene Dogmatic.
Includes 2 folders containing loose photographs.
Pauline Smith booklet shelved separately as BANC PIC 2018.005--ALB
Photographs from the Irene Dogmatic mail art collection, BANC PIC 2018.005, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase from Nancy Maass Mosen; 2017. CU-BANC
Irene Dogmatic (born Nancy Maass Mosen); painter, visual and performance artist; active since 1972, lived and worked in San Francisco, Calif., Berkeley, Calif., and New York, N.Y.; attended University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State University; member of bands SST, The Beauty Killers, and The Kahunas. Much of her work has focused on her and others' pets.
Pauline Elizabeth Smith (1933-2013), British mail artist and provocateur; based on her interest in the German dictator's charisma, founded the Adolf Hitler Fan Club in 1974 as a provocative test of freedom of speech, following which her home was raided by the police.
Transferred from the Irene Dogmatic mail art collection (BANC MSS 2017/230). CU-BANC


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

approximately 150 photographs in 1 box : chiefly gelatin silver prints mounted in 2 photograph albums ; sheets various sizes, albums 19 x 28 and 18 x 26 cm




BANC PIC 2018.005--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2018.005--ALB
BANC PIC 2018.005



Copyright Note:

Pauline Smith booklet shelved separately as BANC PIC 2018.005--ALB

Related Item:

Irene Dogmatic mail art collection : Dogmatic, Irene.