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Charles Brittin papers, 1914-2009 (bulk 1950-1979)

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Brittin (Charles) Papers
Series I. Los Angeles art scene, circa 1939-2009 (bulk 1950-1979) 45.5 Linear Feet (61 boxes, 2 flatfile folders)
Series I.B. Galleries and museums, 1957-2005 3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Series I.B. contains photographs, exhibition invitations, posters and correspondence from galleries and museums focusing on the Los Angeles art scene. The majority of this section contains Ferus Gallery and Semina Gallery material. See also artist files in Subseries I.A. for more information on specific artists who exhibited at these galleries.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by name of gallery or museum.
box folder
34 1 The Alan Gallery, 1959 May 12
34 2 Barnsdall Art Park, circa 1958
Poetry reading announcement at the Frank Lloyd Wright Gallery.
box
93-95, 129 Craig Krull Gallery, 1996-2001
box folder
93 1-4 Papers, 1996-2001
box
94-95, 129 Photographs, 1999
Contains photographs of Edward Teske, George Herms and Suzi Hicks at exhibition opening.
94-95, 129 Black-and-white prints
box
94 Prints and contact sheets
box folder
129 1 11 x 14 inch contact sheets
box
95 Negatives
95 Color prints and negatives
box
28, 34, 71* Ferus Gallery, between 1957-1966
For more files on individual artists who exhibited at the Ferus Gallery, see also Series I.A.
box folder
34 3-4 Announcements, between 1957-1966
Includes a framed invitation to Wallace Berman's first exhibition. See also Robert Alexander's Press Baza file for a second copy of Sonia Gechtoff's invitation.
box
28, 34 Photographs, circa 1957
Contains photographs of art at the Ferus Gallery; Wallace Berman's exhibition; Bob Alexander, Wallace Berman, John Reed, Walter Hopps, and Juanita Dixon at the Ferus alley. For more images of Berman's exhibition at the Ferus Gallery and his related arrest and trial, see Wallace Berman's photographic files.
box folder
34 5 Prints, contact sheets, circa 1957
Also includes contact sheets of Wallace Berman in abandoned building in Venice.
box folder
28 4 Negatives, 1957
box folder
71* 10 Posters and broadsides, 1959-1964
Advertising exhibitions for Josef Albers, John Altoon, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Roy Lichtenstein, John Mason and Andy Warhol.
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34 6 Focus Gallery, 1975
box
93, 95 G. Ray Hawkins Gallery, 1983-1994, undated
box folder
93 6-8 Papers, 1983-1994
box
93, 95 Photographs, undated
box folder
93 5 Contact sheet
box
95 Negatives
box
34, 93, 95 LACMA, circa 1966-1968, 1981, 2001
box folder
34 7 Papers, circa 1966-1968, 1981
box
93, 95 Photographs added later, 2001
Brittin materials integrated into the archive in 2012.
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93 9 Print and contact sheet
box
95 Negatives
box folder
34 8 L.A. Louver, 1992
Invitation to Poem Makers featuring Wallace Berman's Semina.
box
93, 95 M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, 1976-1977, 1996
93, 95 Black-and-white prints, 1996
box folder
93 10 Prints and contact sheets
box
95 Negatives
95 Color slides, 1976-1977
box folder
34 9 The National Portrait Gallery, 1996
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28, 34 Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1976 February-October
The Last Time I Saw Ferus 1957-1966 exhibition, 1976.
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34 10 Correspondence, 1976 February 23
box
28, 34 Photographs, 1976 October 16
box folder
34 11 Prints, contact sheets
box folder
28 5 Negatives
box folder
93 11 Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2005
box
28, 34, 72* Semina Gallery, 1957-1961
box folder
34 12 Papers, 1957-1961
34 13 Semina, No.1 (incomplete copy), 1957
Includes only 8 contributions.
box
28, 34, 72* Photographs, between 1957-1960
Images of Brittin's first exhibition and the Berman's home in Larkspur, California. Contains photographs of Wallace and Shirley Berman, Suzi Hicks and Donald Morand.
box folder
34 14 Prints, contact sheets, 1960
box folder
28 6 Negatives, 1960
box folder
72* 6-7 16 x 20 inch prints, between 1957-1960
Includes a photograph of Cameron's contribution to Semina, No.1.
72* 5 Maquette, 1957
Mock-up of Jean Cocteau, Alexander Trocchi and Dion Vigne's contributions to Semina, No.2.
box
93, 95 Track 16 Gallery, undated
box folder
93 12 Prints and contact sheets
box
95 Negatives
box
93, 95 Miscellaneous, 1979-2005, undated
Assorted gallery ephemera and unidentified items.
box folder
93 13 Papers, 1979-2005
box
93, 95 Photographs, undated
box folder
93 14 Prints and contact sheet
box
95 Negatives and color Polaroid prints


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