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Title: Betty Asher papers
Dates: 1860-1999
Number: 2009.M.30
Creator/Collector: Asher, Betty
Extent: 69.6 Linear Feet (76 boxes, 55 flat files, 1 roll)
Abstract: The papers of art collector and dealer Betty Asher document the Los Angeles art scene from circa 1960 to 1990, though most comprehensively in the 1970s, through photographs, artist files, and more than three hundred posters. Correspondence, photographs and other documents provide information about Asher's family history and the process by which she built her art collection. Included in the papers are her collections of postcards and other ephemera.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
reference@getty.edu
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
(310) 440-7390
Author: Annette Leddy and Jan Bender

Biographical/Historical Note

Betty Asher (née Michael) was born in Chicago on May 4, 1914, to James and Rayna Michael, proprietors of a pharmacy. While training as a nurse, she met Leonard Asher, who was then a medical intern. The two married in 1939, and after two years in Boston, where Leonard had a residency, the couple moved permanently to Los Angeles. Daughter Rayna (1942-1990) was followed by son Michael (1943-2012). Though marriage put an end to Asher's nursing career, it also stimulated her interest in art and art collecting. With her husband she began acquiring lithographs from Associated American Artists in New York. As she gained more experience and knowledge, she progressed from lithographs to original pieces by American, Mexican, and Haitian artists. By the late fifties, her growing familiarity with artists and galleries in Los Angeles spurred her move into contemporary art. Due to her early interest, she managed to acquire major pieces from Rauschenberg, Ruscha, Warhol, Lichtenstein, and many other artists. In 1966, shortly after Maurice Tuchman became curator of modern art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Asher was hired to assist him in the curatorial department, having already served on the museum's Contemporary Art Council. As prices for contemporary art rose, and especially after Asher's divorce in the mid 1970s, she began to concentrate on art pottery in her acquisitions, amassing an impressive collection of contemporary and traditional art cups and saucers. She resigned from the museum in August 1978 in order to work full time as a dealer, teaming up with Patricia Faure to open the Asher/Faure Gallery the following year. The gallery mixed exhibitions of younger local artists (such as Gwynn Murrill and Michael McMillen) with better-known names represented by established galleries in New York (such as Morris Louis, Joel Shapiro, Kenneth Noland, and Sam Francis). Asher retired from the gallery in 1990. She died at her home in Beverly Hills in 1994.


Scope and Content of Collection

The Betty Asher papers consist of a rich range of material, including letters, photographs, posters, press clippings, records of Asher's collections, and tea cup postcards. Together these give a vivid sense of the Michael and Asher families, Betty Asher as collector, and the Los Angeles art world of the postwar years.

Series I contains over 700 photographs, including formal studio portraits, color snapshots, baby albums, and twenty photographs of the Asher family residence taken by Julius Shulman. Documenting Asher's collecting interests are approximately 200 photographs of her art collection, part of which has now been donated to local museums, and part of which was sold at auction. Her ceramics and cup collection is also documented in photographs. Many of these photographs depict pieces as they were originally installed in different areas of the various Asher homes.

Several black-and-white and color photographs document the exhibition Limited Works by Important Artists (known as the "Multiples show") held at the Egg and the Eye Gallery in 1966. The exhibition featured Pop art prints, books, sculpture, ceramics and games by Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, and Robert Watts, among others. More than 200 photographs of Los Angeles gallery openings and art parties at Asher's home in Los Angeles from the 1960s to the 1990s highlight her presence in the Southern California art scene, along with other pivotal figures such as Irving Blum, Stephanie Barron, Stanley and Elise Grinstein, and Patricia Faure.

Series II includes family letters and professional correspondence not contained in individual artist files, as well as official documents, such as birth and marriage certificates, and business contracts. Asher's favorite recipes are also preserved in this series.

Business files in Series III include loan forms and invoices chronicling the amassing of Asher's collections of art and teacups. Asher's collection of more than 1200 cup postcards comprises Series IV. Series V pertains to exhibitions of Asher's cup collection. The artist files in Series VI include a wealth of material that traces Asher's strong relationships with artists, which developed in tandem with her collecting activities. Asher's artist files contain letters, postcards and gifts from artists such as George Herms, Dan Flavin, Joe Goode, Emerson Woelffer, William Copley, and Bruce Conner. A significant portion of the archive is comprised of gallery announcements and over 300 posters, many of them signed by artists such as Billy Al Bengston and Edward Kienholz. Eighty of these posters are original announcements from Ferus Gallery and Irving Blum Gallery.

Printed matter, such as clippings and announcements, when not included in the above series, may be found in Series VII.

Arrangement

Arranged in seven series:
Series I. Family photographs, 1860-1998;
Series II. Personal materials, 1900-1999;
Series III. Business files, 1950-1992;
Series IV. Collections, 1865-1994;
Series V. Cup exhibitions, 1972-1995;
Series VI. Artist files, 1938-1996;
Series VII. Printed matter, 1914-1996.


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.


Indexing Terms

Subjects - Topics

Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States
Art dealers -- United States -- 20th century
Art museums -- California -- Los Angeles
Conceptual Art
Pop art

Genres and Forms of Material

Cartes-de-visite
Correspondence -- 20th century
Photographic prints -- 20th century
Photographs, Original
Postcards -- 19th century
Postcards -- 20th century
Posters -- 20th century
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century
Videocassettes

Contributors

Asher, Betty
Asher, Michael
Bengston, Billy Al
Blum, Irving
Conner, Bruce
Copley, William Nelson
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Flavin, Dan
Goode, Joe
Herms, George
Irving Blum Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-1994
Ruscha, Edward
Shulman, Julius
Warhol, Andy
Watts, Robert
Woelffer, Emerson

Related Material

Thirty-two books and journals were transferred to the library's general collection. To find the publications, search the library catalog for the Betty Asher Collection."


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Betty Asher papers, 1860-1999, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2009.M.30.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2009m30

Acquisition Information

Gift of Michael Asher in 2009.

Processing History

Processed by Annette Leddy and Jan Bender between October 2009 and February 2010.


Container List

Series I. Family photographs, 1860-1998, undated 5.8 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 1 flatfile)
This series consists of family photographs dating from the 19th century of both Betty Asher's family, the Michaels, and James Asher's family. It includes views of Asher from birth, through childhood and adolescence, nursing school, marriage, motherhood, and her later career as an art dealer. There are many images of her daughter Rayna and her son, the artist Michael Asher, from infancy through adulthood. Mixed in with this extensive photodocumentation is a series of Shulman photographs of the Asher home designed by architect Ronnie Walker, which features many views of the children. There is also a group of photographs documenting the art collection at another Asher home known as the Oakhurst house, a portion of which was shot by Michael Asher. Art and family dinners and parties at Betty Asher's later home and elsewhere are amply documented. There are numerous files of Asher's travel photographs, and several of the 1992 tribute to Betty Asher at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Other photographs, slides and transparencies are catalogued under the series to which they belong, such as correspondence, business files, and artists' files.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
box
1 Cartes de visite and cartes de cabinets, 1860-1895
box item
2 1 Michael family photograph album, 1900-1921
2 2 Betty Michael's baby book, 1915
box
3 Betty Michael, Leonard Asher, and families, 1900-1939
box folder
4 1-5 Rayna and Michael Asher, 1940-1947
4 6-7 Shulman photographs of Beverly Glen house, 1949
4 8 Leonard, Betty, and children, 1950-1959
box
5, 69-71 Asher family and art world figures, 1943-1998
See also ff. 5**.
box
5 Black and white
box
69-70 Color
box
71 Slides
flatfile
5** Asher with Duchamp and other artists, Oversize poster
box
72 Betty Asher color portrait, 1980
box
6, 73 Views of Oakhurst house collections, 1994
box
6 Black and white
box
73 Color
Series II. Personal materials, 1900-1999, undated 8.75 Linear Feet (12 boxes, 2 flatfiles)
This series comprises a range of papers, from grade school essays to business contracts, along with assorted momentos from Asher's travels and involvement in various organizations. It includes correspondence with family members, as well as with unidentified artists and other professional contacts. Most Asher correspondence with artists is in Series VI. Artist files.
Arrangement
Within each category of personal material, files are arranged chronologically, where dates are known.
box
7 Memorabilia, 1900-1990
box
8 Recipes, undated
box
9-10 Correspondence, 1929-1995
See also ff. 6**.
box
9 Family, 1929-1992
box
10 Professional, 1950-1995
flatfile
6** Oversize postcard, undated
box
11 Documents, 1914-1999
box
12 Organizations, 1962-1993
box
13, 71, 74 Travel, 1970-1994
box
13 Itineraries
box
71 Slides
box
74 Color photographs
box
14, 15*,16, 67 Miscellaneous, undated
See also ff. 7**.
box
14 Kaleidoscope
box
15* Fabrics
box
16 Medals and Pins
box
67 Chinese box (original photograph container)
67 Tin box (original photograph container)
flatfile
7** Oversize posters and map
Series III. Business files, 1950-1992, undated 1.88 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
This series consists of receipts and invoices for Asher's purchases of art work, ceramics, and some personal items, as well as loan forms for works she loaned to exhibitions.
Arrangement
Art receipts and cup receipts are grouped separately, and arranged within each grouping in chronological order. Art loans are arranged alphabetically by the artists' last names.
box
17 Art receipts and invoices, 1950-1990
box
18 Cup receipts and invoices, 1980-1992
box
75 Slides and color photographs of cups
box
19-20 Art loans, 1961-1991
box
8 Collection card catalog, undated
Series IV. Collections, 1865-1994, undated 5.17 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
This series comprises Asher's collections of cards, including postcards, trade cards, playing cards, and varia.
Arrangement
Arranged by category of card (i.e., postcard, trade card, play card) and by theme (i.e., animals, domesticity, cups), with an occasional sub-theme (i.e., cup/cats).
box
21-23 Postcards with cups, 1890-1994
Most postcards feature cups, not necessarily as the main subject.
box folder
21 1 Advertising
21 2 Animals
21 3 Animals: Breakfast in bed
21 4-5 Animals: Cats
21 6 Animals: Dogs
21 7 Cafe and diner signs
21 8 Children
21 9 Children: Dutch
21 10 Children: Humorous
21 11 Disney
21 12 Domesticity
box folder
22 1 Fortune telling
22 2 Fortune telling: Opening
22 3 Gibson girls
22 4 Historic
22 5 Holidays: Birthdays
22 6 Holidays: Christmas and New Years
22 7 Holidays: Thanksgiving
22 8 Holidays: Valentines: Dutch
22 9 Holidays: Valentines and Easter
22 10 Humorous
22 11 Humorous: Rhymes and slogans
22 12 Love and marriage
22 13 Novelty cards
22 14 Orientalism
box folder
23 1 Photographs
23 2 Photographs: Hand tinted
23 3 Photographs: Photo sequences
23 4-5 Table settings
23 6 Table settings: Advertisements
23 7 Table settings: Cafes and restaurants
23 8 Table settings: Cornish and Devonshire
23 9 Table settings: Dutch
23 10 Travel
23 11 Varia
23 12-14 Postcards without cups, undated
23 12 Palettes
23 13 Playing cards
23 14 Varia
box
26, 27 Advertisements, undated
box folder
26 5 Decals, 1930-1950
26 7 Greeting cards, 1910-1950
26 2-4 Labels, 1910-1950
26 2 Cigar
26 3 Cocoa
26 4 Coffee
box folder
25 7 Playing cards, undated
box folder
26 7 Rubber stamp stampings, 1970-1990
box folder
25 8 Scrap, 1870-1890
box
24-26 Trade cards with cups, 1865-1910
box folder
24 1 Animals: Cats
24 2 Animals: Dogs and other animals
24 3 Birds
24 4 Booklets
24 5-6 Children
24 7-8 Die-cut cups
24 9 Die cut cups: Chase and Sanborn
24 10 Domesticity and servants
24 11 Faces: Opening
24 12 Orientalism
box folder
25 1 Pop-ups
25 2 Table settings
25 3 Varia
25 4 Trade cards with palettes, 1880-1890
25 5 Trade cards with teapots, 1880-1890
25 9 Varia with cups, 1880-1890
25 6 Trade cards without cups, palettes or teapots
Series V. Cup exhibitions, 1972-1995, undated 0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Material regarding exhibitions of Asher's cups.
Arrangement
Arranged in chronological order.
box folder
28 1-16 The Cup Show, 1972
box
28-29 Betty Asher's Cups, 1981-1984
box folder
29 31-35 Miscellaneous, 1988-1995
Series VI. Artist files, 1938-1996, undated 42.63 Linear Feet (28 boxes, 52 flatfiles, 1 roll)
This series comprises files Betty Asher kept on individual artists, and may include correspondence, clippings, announcements, loan documents, artwork, and black and white photographs. Included among the artists are dealer Irving Blum, husband Leonard Asher, and curator Helene Wiener. Dates given are approximate and based on material in the file Asher kept on the artist and do not necessarily include the dates of posters housed separately.
Arrangement
Files on individual artists are arranged in alphabetical order by the artists' last names. Group shows are arranged in chronological order. Artwork/Christmas cards are grouped by type. Many posters and color photographs or slides were pulled from these files for conservation reasons and are stored separately but are cataloged under the files from which they were pulled. Where there is an artist file only, material type is not specified. Posters are housed in containers of 5 different dimensions, as follows: Oversize - flatfiles; Large - 30" x 23"; Medium Large - 17" x 21"; Medium - 15" x 19"; Small - 12" x 15". The relatively small number of slides, transparecies and color photographs are housed in Box 71, Folder 3, in alphabetical order by the artists'last names. Where there is more than one photographic format, only the one of largest quantity is listed. Form/genre terms are listed in the plural, though in certain cases a term may refer to a single item.
box
30-42, 56-66, 71, 76 Files on individual artists, 1938-1996
See also ff. 8**-54**, R1.
box folder
30 1-2 Adams, Clinton, 1960-1978
30 3 Africano, Nicolas, 1973-1981
box
30, 56 Albers, Josef, 1964-1968
box folder
30 4 Artist file
box folder
56 1-3 Small posters
box
30, 56, 59 Altoon, John, 1961-1977
box folder
30 5 Artist file
box folder
56 4-6 Small posters
box folder
59 1-2 Medium posters
box folder
56 7 Andre, Carl, Small posters, undated
box
30, 71 Andrews, Kasse, 1973
box folder
30 6 Artist file
box folder
71 3 Slides
box
30, 62* Appel, Karl, 1959-1962
box folder
30 7 Artist file
box folder
62* 3 Large posters
62* 4 Appleburg, Ida, Large posters, undated
box folder
56 8 Arends, Don, Small posters, 1988
box
30, 62* Arneson, Robert, 1967
box folder
30 8 Artist file
box folder
62* 5 Large posters
box
30, 62* Asher, Elise, 1963-1981
box folder
30 9-10 Artist file
box folder
62* 6 Large posters
box
30, 71 Asher, Leonard, 1964-1966
box folder
30 11 Artist file
box folder
71 3 Color photographs
box folder
30 12 Asher, Michael, 1956-1984
box
30, 56 Bachardy, Don, 1979
box folder
30 13 Artist file
box folder
56 9 Small posters
box folder
30 14 Bailey, Gary, 1984
30 15 Baker, George, 1958-1960
30 16 Baldessari, John, 1975
box folder
56 10 Balog, Michael, Small posters, 1970
box
30, 59 Bark, Jared, 1981
box folder
30 17 Artist file
box folder
59 3 Medium posters
box folder
71 3 Barker, Gary, Color photographs, undated
box folder
30 18 Baum, Don, 1981-1989
box
30, 56,71 Bell, Larry, 1963-1992
See also ff. 10**.
box folder
30 19-20 Artist file
box folder
56 11-13 Small posters
flatfile
10** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Color photographs
box folder
31 1 Bellany, Richard, 1967
box
31, 56, 59, 61, 62, 71 Bengston, Billy Al, 1962-1984
See also ff. 11**.
box folder
31 2-4 Artist file
box folder
56 14-17 Small posters
box folder
59 4-5 Medium posters
box folder
61 1 Medium large posters
box folder
62 7 Large posters
flatfile
11** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box
31, 56, 61* Benjamin, Karl, 1978
box folder
31 5 Artist file
box folder
56 18 Small posters
box folder
61* 2 Medium large posters
box
31, 59 Bereal, Ed 1964-1967
box folder
31 6 Artist file
box folder
59 6 Medium posters
box
31, 59, 71 Berlant, Tony, 1964-1982
box folder
31 7 Artist file
box folder
59 7-8 Medium posters
box folder
71 3 Slides
box
31, 59 Berman, Wallace, 1967
box folder
31 8 Artist file
box folder
59 9 Medium posters
roll
1** Beuys, Josef, Double oversize posters, 1974
Temporarily stored in Box 77.
flatfile
12** Bill, Max, Oversize posters, 1974
box folder
56 19 Blair, Streeter, Small posters, 1964
box folder
31 9 Blizzard, Alan, 1964
31 10 Blum, Irving, 1963-1981
31 11 Borofsky, Jonathan, 1980-1984
31 12 Boyle, Bern, 1987
box folder
59 10 Brady, Robert, Medium posters, 1983
box folder
61* 3 Breder, Hans, Medium large posters, 1967
box folder
62* 8 Brown, Joan, Large posters, 1961-1962
box folder
31 13 Burden, Chris, 1973
31 14 Butterfield, Deborah, 1982-1988
box folder
71 3 Buzio, Lidia, Slides, 1986
box
31,62* Byars, James Lee, 1974
box folder
31 15 Artist file
box folder
62* 9 Large posters
box
31, 56 Calaway, Loren, 1982
box folder
31 16 Artist file
box folder
56 20 Small posters
box folder
71 3 Color photographs
box folder
62* 10 Calder, Alexander, Large posters, 1963
box folder
31 17 Callis, JoAnne, 1989-1991
31 18 Carhartt, Elaine, 1980-1991
flatfile
13** Caruthers, John, Oversize posters, undated
box folder
31 19 Castillon, Federico, 1950
box
31, 61* Celmins, Vija, 1969-1981
box folder
31 20 Artist file
box folder
61* 4 Medium large posters
box folder
31 21 Chadwick, Lynn, 1959
box
31, 56, 61*, 62* Chamberlain, John, 1962-1967
box folder
31 22 Artist file
box folder
56 21 Small posters
box folder
61* 5 Medium large posters
box folder
62* 11-12 Large posters
box folder
44* 1 Choi, Hyon J., Large artwork, undated
box folder
32 1 Christo, 1991
box
61*, 62* Cohen, George, undated
box folder
61* 6 Medium large posters
box folder
62* 13 Large posters
box folder
32 2 Cole, Max, 1978-1983
box
32, 56, 59 Conner, Bruce, 1960-1985
box folder
32 3 Artist file
box folder
56 22 Small posters
box folder
59 11 Medium posters
box
32, 62*, 71 Copley, Noma, 1970-1976
box folder
32 4 Artist file
box folder
62* 14 Large posters
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box
32, 61* Copley, William, 1962-1993
See also ff. 14**.
box folder
32 5-6 Artist file
box folder
61* 7-8 Medium large posters
flatfile
14** Oversize posters
box folder
32 7 Cord, Andrew, 1985
box folder
56 23 Cornell, Joseph, Small posters, 1962
box folder
32 8 Covarrubias, Miguel, undated
32 9 Cremeau, Robert, 1958-1966
box
32, 71 Crutchfield, William, 1969-1982
See also ff. 15**.
box folder
32 10 Artist file
flatfile
15** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Color photographs
box
32 Cumming, Robert, 1970-1978
See also ff. 16**.
32 11 Artist file
flatfile
16** Oversize posters
box folder
32 12 Curry, John, 1938
box folder
71 3 Dale, William, Transparencies, undated
box folder
56 24 Defeo, Jay, Small posters, 1960
box folder
71 3 DeKooning, William, Color photographs, 1963
box
33, 62* DeLap, Tony, 1976-1981
box folder
33 1 Artist file
box folder
62* 15 Large posters
box
33, 61* DeMaria, Walter, 1966-1974
See also ff. 17**.
box folder
33 2-4 Artist file
box folder
61* 9-10 Medium large posters
flatfile
17** Oversize posters
box
33, 61* DeSuvero, Mark, 1976
box folder
33 5 Artist file
box folder
61* 11 Medium large posters
box
33 Diebenkorn, Richard, 1977-1991
See also ff. 18**.
33 6 Artist file
flatfile
18** Oversize posters
box
33, 56, 44*, 62*, 71 Dillon, Paul, 1975-1993
box folder
33 7 Artist file
box folder
56 25 Small posters
box folder
62* 16 Large posters
box folder
44* 2 Large artwork
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box folder
33 8 Dole, William, 1953-1983
33 9 Dubin, William, 1961-1967
box
33, 62*, 71 Duchamp, Marcel, 1963-1991
box folder
33 10 Artist file
box folder
62* 17 Large posters
box folder
71 3 Slides
box
33, 56 Duff, John, 1976
box folder
33 11 Artist file
box folder
56 26 Small posters
box
33, 62*, 71 Edge, Doug, 1971-1972
box folder
33 12 Artist file
box folder
62* 18 Large posters
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box folder
62* 19 Ekks, Red, 1980
box folder
71 3 Fernand, Ellie, Slides, 1978
box
33 Fink, Aaron, 1986
See also ff. 19**.
33 13 Artist file
box
33, ff. 19* Oversize posters
box folder
33 14 Finster, Howard, 1986
33 15 Fischer, John, 1964
box
34, 56, 60, 71 Flavin, Dan, 1962-1974
See also ff. 20**.
box folder
34 1-2 Artist file
box folder
56 27 Small posters
box folder
60 1 Medium posters
flatfile
20** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box
34, 56, 59 Foulkes, Lyn, 1963-1985
box folder
34 3 Artist file
box folder
56 28-29 Small posters
box folder
60 2 Medium posters
flatfile
21** Francis, Sam, Oversize posters, 1972
box
34, 63* Frankenthaler, Helen, 1961
box folder
34 4 Artist file
box folder
63* 1 Large posters
box folder
56 30 Furmam, David, Small posters, 1973
box folder
63* 2 Gianakos, Steve, Large posters, undated
63* 3 Gilhooley, David, Large posters, 1966-1977
box
34, 71 Gober, Robert, 1984-1985
box folder
34 6 Artist file
box folder
71 3 Slides
box
34, 56, 60, 61*, 63* Goode, Joe, 1966-1978
See also ff. 22**.
box folder
34 7-8 Artist file
box folder
56 31 Small posters
box folder
60 3 Medium posters
box folder
61* 12 Medium large posters
box folder
63* 4-5 Large posters
flatfile
22** Oversize posters
box folder
56 32 Gordin, Sidney, Small posters, undated
box folder
34 8 Gorsline, Douglas, 1940
box folder
63* 6 Graham, Robert, Large posters, 1967
box folder
61* 13 Grant, _____?, Medium large posters, 1962
box folder
34 9 Graves, Morris, 1962-1963
box folder
56 33 Gray, David, Small posters, 1966
box folder
34 10 Guston, Philip, 1968-1979
box folder
63* 7 Hall, Nigel, Large posters, 1968
box folder
34 11 Hamilton, Richard, 1963-1973
34 12 Hammersley, Frederick, 1976
34 13 Hansen, Al, 1964-1965
box folder
56 34 Harden, Marvin, 1972
34 14 Harris, Paul, undated
34 15 Harte, Glynn Boyd, undated
box folder
61* 14 Harvey, Robert, Medium large posters, 1964
box
34, 56, 71 Hefferton, Philip, 1964-1976
box folder
34 16 Artist file
box folder
56 35 Small posters
box folder
71 3 Color photograph
box folder
61* 15 Hendler, Maxwell, Medium large posters, 1977
box folder
71 3 Hendricks, Jon, undated
box
34, 56, 60, 63*, 71 Herms, George, 1962-1989
box folder
34 17-18 Artist file
box folder
56 36 Small posters
box folder
60 4 Medium posters
box folder
63* 8 Large posters
box folder
71 3 Slides
box folder
35 1 Higgins, Edward, 1964-1992
box folder
63* 9 Hinman, Charles, Large posters, 1964
box
35, 68 Hockney, David, 1981
See also ff. 23**.
box folder
35 2 Artist file
flatfile
23** Oversize posters
box tape
68 V1 Videotape, A Day on the Grand Canal With the Emperor of China
box folder
35 3 Hollist, Mike, 1980-1987
box
35, 56, 61* Holloway, Sterling, 1965-1985
box folder
35 4 Artist file
35 37 Small posters
box folder
61* 16 Medium large posters
box folder
56 38 Holste, Tom, Small posters, 1972
box
35, 61* Hopper, Dennis, 1963
box folder
35 5 Artist file
box folder
61* 17 Medium large posters
box
35, 56, 66 Indiana, Robert, 1965
box folder
35 6 Artist file
No Subnote Content
box
66 Silkscreen
box folder
56 39 Small posters
box
36, 56 Irwin, Robert, 1962-1970
See also ff. 24**.
box folder
35 7 Artist file
box folder
56 40-41 Small posters
flatfile
24** Oversize posters
box folder
57 1 Jackson, Stephanie, Small posters, 1975
box folder
35 8 Jawlensky, Alexei, 1964
box
35, 57, 71 Johns, Jasper, 1969-1988
See also ff. 25**.
box folder
35 9-10 Artist file
box folder
57 3-4 Small posters
flatfile
25** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box
35, 63* Johnson, Ray, 1968
box folder
35 11 Artist file
box folder
63* 10 Large posters
box
35, 63* Johnston, Ynez, 1949-1967
box folder
35 12 Artist file
box folder
63* 11 Large posters
box
35, 61*, 71 Jones, Allen, 1965-1987
See also ff. 26**.
box folder
35 13-14 Artist file
box folder
61* 18 Medium large posters
flatfile
26** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Color photographs
box folder
35 15 Jossel, Karen, 1981-1983
box
35, 57 Judd, Donald, 1965-1976
See also ff. 27**.
box folder
35 16 Artist file
box folder
57 5-6 Small posters
flatfile
27** Oversize posters
box
35, 63* Kanemitsu, M., 1960-1962
box folder
35 17 Artist file
box folder
63* 12 Large posters
box
35, 57, 63* Kauffman, Craig, 1967-1988
box folder
35 18 Artist file
box folder
57 7-10 Small posters
box folder
63* 13 Large posters
box
36, 57 Kelly, Ellsworth, 1962-1994
See also ff. 28**.
box folder
36 1-3 Artist file
box folder
57 11-15 Small posters
flatfile
28** Oversize posters
box
36, 57 Kienholz, Edward, 1962-1988
See also ff. 29**.
box folder
36 4-6 Artist file
box folder
57 16-17 Small posters
flatfile
29** Oversize posters
box folder
36 7 Koerner, Henry, 1955
36 8 Kopac, 1961
box folder
57 18 Kuriloff, Aaron L., Small posters, undated
box folder
63* 14 Laing, George, Large posters, undated
box folder
36 9 Landegger, Herbert, 1961
box folder
57 19 Lasworth, Laura, Small posters, 1989
box folder
36 10 Leger, Fernand, 1956
flatfile
30** Leslie, Alfred, Oversize posters, 1963
box folder
36 11 Levine, Marilyn, 1973-1992
36 12 LeWitt, Sol, 1967
box
36-37, 57, 63*, 71 Lichtenstein, Roy, 1961-1983
See also ff. 31**.
box folder
36-37 13-14, 1-2 Artist file
box folder
57 20-24 Small posters
box folder
63* 15 Large posters
flatfile
31** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box
37, 71 Li-Lan, 1980-1993
box folder
37 3 Artist file
box folder
71 3 Slides
box folder
63* 16 Lipchitz, Jacob, Large posters, 1964
box
37, 57, 71 Lobdell, Frank, 1961-1966
box folder
37 4 Artist file
box folder
57 25 Small posters
box folder
71 3 Slides
box folder
63* 17 Loberg, Robert, Large posters, 1962
box folder
37 5 Lodato, Peter, 1978
37 6 Long, Randy, undated
flatfile
32** Lukin, Glen, Oversize posters, 1963, undated
box folder
64* 1 M___?, Large poster, undated
box
37 Magritte, Rene, 1966
See also ff. 34**.
37 7 Artist file
flatfile
34** Extra large posters
34** Marisol, Oversize posters, 1968
box folder
37 8 Martin, Agnes, 1972
box
37, 64* Matsumoto, Masashi, undated
box folder
37 9 Artist file
box folder
64* 2 Large posters
box folder
37 10 Matthieu, Paul, 1984
box
11 McCafferty, Jay, undated
See also ff. 35**.
box folder
37 11 Artist file
flatfile
35** Oversize posters
box
37, 57, 61*, 64* McCracken, John, 1967-1990
box folder
37 12 Artist file
box folder
57 26 Small posters
box folder
61* 19 Medium large posters
box folder
64* 3 Large posters
box folder
37 13 McGarrell, James, 1957-1964
37 14 McLaughlin, John, 1962-1982
box
37, 71 McMillen, Michael, 1963-1988
box folder
37 15-16 Artist file
box folder
71 3 Slides
box folder
37 17 Merida, Carlos, undated
box folder
71 3 Metro, Bruce, Color photographs, 1978
box folder
37 18 Morris, Richard, undated
box folder
57 27 Morris, Robert, Small posters, 1969
57 28-29 Moses, Edward, Small posters, 1963, undated
box
37, 64* Moskowitz, Robert, 1961
box folder
37 19 Artist file
box folder
64* 4 Large posters
box folder
37 20 Motherwell, Robert, undated
box folder
57 30 Nadler, Harry, Small posters, undated
box folder
71 3 Nagle, Ron, Color photographs, 1984
flatfile
36** Nauman, Bruce, Oversize posters, 1966-1973
box folder
61* 20 Nelson, Rolf G., Medium large posters, 1972
box folder
38 2 Nicholson, Natasha, 1978-1982
38 1 Nevelson, Louise, 1959-1966
box folder
57 31 Noland, Kenneth, Small posters, 1971
box folder
38 3 Notkin, Richard, 1991
box
38, 61* O'Dowd, Robert, 1973
box folder
38 4 Artist file
box folder
61* 21 Medium large posters
box folder
38 5 Ogle, David, 1973
38 6 Okulick, John, 1978-1991
box
38, 57, 61*, 71 Oldenburg, Claes, 1964-1992
See also ff. 37**.
box folder
38 7-8 Artist file
box folder
57 32 Small posters
box folder
61* 22 Medium large posters
flatfile
37** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box
76 Artwork
box folder
38 9 Oliviera, Nathan, 1954-1966
box folder
64* 5 Ortman, George, Large posters, undated
box
38, 64* Parker, Raymond, 1962-1978
box folder
38 10-11 Artist file
box folder
64* 6 Large posters
box
38, 61* Pashke, Ed, 1975-1976
box folder
38 12 Artist file
box folder
61* 23 Medium large posters
box
38, 57 Pettibone, Richard, 1966-1987
box folder
38 13 Artist file
box folder
57 33 Small posters
box folder
38 14 Phillips, Peter, 1965-1985
flatfile
38** Picasso, Pablo, Oversize posters, 1956-1961
box
38, 61* Pompili, Lucian, 1980
box folder
38 15 Artist file
box folder
61* 24 Medium large posters
box folder
38 16 Posner, Richard, 1978-1992
box
38, 57, 61*, 71 Price, Kenneth, 1961-1989
box folder
38 17-19 Artist file
box folder
57 34-35 Small posters
box folder
61* 25 Medium large posters
box folder
71 3 Slides
box folder
38 20 Raboff, Ernest, 1960
box
39, 61* Ramos, Mel, 1963-1982
See also ff. 39**.
box folder
39 1 Artist file
box folder
61* 26 Medium large posters
flatfile
39** Oversize posters
box
39 Rauschenberg, Robert, undated
See also ff. 40**.
39 2 Artist file
flatfile
40** Oversize posters
box
39, 71 Raysse, Martial, 1962-1964
See also ff. 41**.
box folder
39 3 Artist file
flatfile
41** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Color photographs
box
39 Reinhardt, Ad, 1953-1967
See also ff. 42**.
39 4-5 Artist file
flatfile
42** Oversize posters
box folder
39 6 Renouf, Edda, 1975-1982
box
39, 61* Restany, Pierre, 1963-1971
box folder
39 7 Artist file
box folder
61* 27 Medium large posters
box
39, 58 Rich, Philip, 1964-1965
box folder
39 9 Artist file
box folder
58 1 Small posters
box folder
39 8 Richards, Bruce, undated
box folder
58 2 Richenbourg, Lance, Small posters, undated
box
39, 64* Rickey, George, 1958-1993
box folder
39 10-12 Artist file
box folder
64* 7 Large posters
box folder
39 13 Rivers, Larry, 1952-1962
39 14 Robbins, Bruce, 1976-1987
box folder
58 3 Rosenquist, James, Small posters, undated
box folder
39 15 Rosenthal, Tony, 1964-1968
box
39, 58 Rubens, Richard, 1958-1963
box folder
39 16 Artist file
box folder
58 4-5 Small posters
box folder
40 1 Ruppersberg, Allen, 1971-1978
box
40, 58, 60, 64* Ruscha, Edward, 1962-1986
See also ff. 43**-44**.
box folder
40 2-6 Artist file
box folder
58 6-11 Small posters
box folder
60 5-6 Medium posters
box folder
64* 8 Large posters
flatfile
43**-44** Oversize posters
box folder
40 7 Ryman, Robert, 1981-1983
box folder
41 1 St. Phalle, Niki, 1962-1965
41 2 Samaras, Lucas, 1972-1973
41 3 Saul, Peter, 1963-1976
41 4 Saunders, Wade, 1977-1985
box folder
60 7 Segal, George, Medium poster, 1962
flatfile
45** Schapiro, Miriam, Oversize poster, 1967
box folder
41 5 Shapiro, Joel, 1980-1989
box folder
61* 28 Shaw, Richard, Medium large posters, 1979
box folder
41 6 Sherman, Stuart, 1991
box
41, 58 Sleigh, Sylvia, 1979
box folder
41 7 Artist file
box folder
58 12 Small posters
box folder
41 8 Smith, Alexis, 1973-1985
box
58, 61* Smith, Hassel, 1962
box folder
58 13-14 Small posters
box folder
61* 29 Medium large posters
box folder
64* 9 Snelson, Kenneth, Large posters, 1967
box folder
61* 30 Sommer, Frederick, Medium large posters, undated
box folder
64* 10 Soutine, Chaim, Large posters, 1968
box folder
41 9 Soyer, Raphael, 1940-1941
41 10 Spring, Barbara, 1983-1989
41 11 Standish, Schuyler, 1954
box folder
71 3 Steel, Peter, Transparencies, undated
box folder
64* 11 Steinberg, Saul, Large posters, 1953, undated
box
41, 58, 64* Stella, Frank, 1962-1983
See also ff. 46**.
box folder
41 12 Artist file
box folder
58 15-20 Small posters
box folder
64* 12 Large posters
flatfile
46** Oversize posters
box folder
41 13 Stockton, Ann, 1965
41 Thiebaud, Wayne, 1963
See also ff. 47**.
41 14 Artist file
flatfile
47** Oversize posters
box folder
41 15 Thomas, Lew, 1984
41 16 Tinguely, Jean, 1963-1968
41 17 Trova, Ernest, 1963-1964
box folder
65* 1 Twombley, Cy, Large posters, 1964
65* 2 Van Gogh, Vincent, Large posters, 1969
65* Van Hammersfeld, 1972
Also in ff. 48**.
65* 3 Large posters
flatfile
48** Oversize posters
box folder
65* 4 Van Huene, Stephan, Large posters, 1970
65* 5-6 Vicente, Esteban, Large posters, 1961-1962
box
41 Voulkos, Peter, 1965-1978
See also ff. 49**.
41 18 Artist file
flatfile
49** Oversize posters
box folder
65* 7 Walburg, Gerald, Large posters, 1966, undated
box
41, 58,71 Warhol, Andy, 1962-1996
See also ff. 50**.
box folder
41 20-21 Artist file
box folder
58 21-24 Small posters
flatfile
50** Oversize posters
box folder
71 data_value_missing_00757371fb15d40bb6dcbcb70f755097 Transparencies
box folder
41 19 Waldman, Paul, 1978
box folder
65* 8 Waldren, William, Large posters, 1961
box folder
41 22 Warshaw, Howard, 1957-1959
41 23 Watts, Robert, 1963-1964
41 24 Wayne, June, 1959-1968
box tape
68 V2 Whitney, John, Videotape, 1991
Moon Drum
box folder
42 1 Weiner, Helene, 1966-1977
flatfile
51 Weinrib, David, Oversize posters, undated
box
76 Westburg, M., 1975
See also ff. 55**.
flatfile
55** Artwork
box
76 Scrolled copies
box folder
65* 9 Wesley, John, Large posters, undated
box
42, 58, 60, 61*, 65*, 71 Westermann, H.C., 1959-1981
box folder
42 2-5 Artist file
box folder
58 25 Small posters
box folder
60 28 Medium posters
box folder
61* 31 Medium large posters
box folder
65* 10 Large posters
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box
42,58 Whitman, Robert, 1963
box folder
42 6 Artist file
box folder
58 26 Small posters
box folder
65* 11 Wilhite, Robert, Large posters, undated
box
42 Wilke, Ulfert, 1961-1983
See also ff. 52**.
42 7 Artist file
flatfile
52** Oversize posters
box
42, 60 Willenbecher, John, 1963-1973
box folder
42 8 Artist file
box folder
60 9-10 Medium posters
box
61*, 65* Williams, Guy, 1961-1965
See also ff. 53**.
box folder
61* 32 Medium large posters
box folder
65* 12 Large posters
flatfile
53** Oversize posters
box
42, 61*, 65*, 71 Woelffer, Emerson, 1956-1984
See also ff. 54**.
box folder
42 9-10 Artist file
box folder
61* 33 Medium large posters
box folder
65* 13 Large posters
flatfile
54** Oversize posters
box folder
71 3 Transparencies
box folder
42 11 Wood, Beatrice, 1985-1993
box folder
65* 14 Woodman, Betty, Large posters, 1986
box folder
71 3 Zammitt, Norman, 1971-1978
box folder
42 12 Artist file
box folder
71 3 Color photograph
box folder
42 13 Zwillinger, Rhonda, 1985-1988
box
42, 58 Unidentified artists, 1959-1970
See also ff. 8**, 9**.
box folder
42 14-16 Artist files
box folder
58 27-35 Small posters
flatfile
8*, 9** Very large posters
box folder
42 17 Fluxus correspondence, 1966-1988
box
60 Group shows, 1960-1995
See also ff. 1**- 4**.
60 11-12 Medium posters,
flatfile
1**-4** Oversize posters
box
43,44* Artwork/Christmas cards, 1960-1991, undated
Series VII. Printed matter, 1914-1996, undated 4.59 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
This series comprises material about art that is not included in specific artist files. There are also many clippings and magazine articles about Betty Asher.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged in chronological order within each grouping.
box
45-47 Clippings, 1914-1996
box
48-49 Magazines, 1952-1993
box
50-54 Announcements and brochures, 1960-1992
box
55 Catalogs and books, 1962-1991