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Margo Leavin Gallery records, 1947-2017, bulk 1966-2013

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Margo Leavin Gallery records

Title: Margo Leavin Gallery records
Dates: 1947-2017, bulk 1966-2013
Number: 2015.M.5
Creator/Collector: Leavin, Margo, 1936-
Extent: 346 Linear Feet (897 boxes, 20 flatfiles)
Abstract: In nearly forty-two years of operation as one of the foremost art venues in Los Angeles (1970 -2012), Margo Leavin Gallery presented over five hundred exhibitions. Grounded in Minimalism and Pop Art, the gallery showed a mix of works by both New York and Los Angeles artists such as Dan Flavin and Claes Oldenburg, and gradually moved into the terrain of Conceptual Art, representing artists such as Alexis Smith, John Baldessari, and Sherrie Levine. In 1976 Wendy Brandow joined the gallery staff, and became Director and Partner in 1989. Brandow played a key role in the gallery: she was active in all aspects of the enterprise, from conceptualizing and organizing exhibition to managing business affairs, and was instrumental in engaging with a younger, conceptually oriented generation of artists such as Larry Johnson, Stephen Prina, Christopher Williams, and Roy Dowell. Leavin and Brandow placed numerous works at the world's top museums, had a profound effect on the art world of the city, and made an indisputable contribution to the international acclaim accorded to Los Angeles Conceptual Art.
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Language: Collection material is in English .
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Author: Pietro Rigolo


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