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Patricia Faure Gallery records, 1952-2006 (bulk 1970-2006)

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Finding aid for the Patricia Faure Gallery records, 1952-2006, bulk 1970-2006

Scope and Content of Collection

The Patricia Faure Gallery records document the business of the gallery when it was known as Asher/Faure between 1979-1994 and under Faure's own name between 1994-2008. The archive provides a glimpse into the history of one of Los Angeles's renowned galleries as well as into the evolving taste and buying habits of its collectors.

The artist files in Series I form the bulk of the archive and document the artists Faure represented including sculptors Richard Artschwager, Craig Kauffman, Gwynn Murrill, John Okulick and Joel Shapiro, and painters Llyn Foulkes, Sam Francis, Wade Hoefer, John M. Miller, and Margaret Nielsen. This section contains mostly exhibition announcements and photographic images of artists' works in the form of prints, transparencies, slides and negatives. Some files also include sales and inventory lists, clippings, correspondence and resumes. Miscellaneous and unidentified color slides and transparencies are filed at the end of the series (box 29).

Faure's interest in mixing established New York artists with newer Los Angeles artists is exemplified in the exhibition files in Series II. The first section of the series relates to group shows held between 1979 to 2006 and comprises mostly photographs as well as exhibition announcements and clippings. The photographic material consists of prints, transparencies, slides and negatives documenting exhibition installation shots and artists' works. Also included in this section are business papers such as sales and inventory lists, correspondence and resumes. The second portion of Series II features a group of color slides documenting both group and solo shows between 1983-1992.

Series III contains mostly financial papers for both Asher/Faure and the Patricia Faure Gallery from 1978 to 2006 and includes gallery sales, financial reports and tax papers. Another significant portion of the series is comprised of business correspondence pertaining to sales, donations and exhibitions with other galleries, museums, collectors and artists. Other files included in this section are operational documents for the gallery spaces, mailing lists, exhibition ephemera and clippings.

A small section of personal papers belonging to Faure which contains mostly insurance and financial papers is in Series IV.

Arrangement

Arranged in four series:
Series I. Artist files, circa 1956-2006 (bulk 1970-2006);
Series II. Exhibition files, 1952-2006 (bulk 1979-2006);
Series III. Business files, 1978-2006;
Series IV. Personal files, 1987-2005.




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