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Eric Orr documentary photographs and papers, 1959-2012, undated

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Title: Eric Orr documentary photographs and papers
Dates: 1959-2012, undated
Number: 2017.M.13
Creator/Collector: Orr, Eric, 1939-1998
Extent: 24.06 Linear Feet (37 boxes, 2 boxed-rolls, 19 flatfile folders. Computer media: 10.90 GB [195 files])
Abstract: The Eric Orr papers consist primarily of photographic prints, slides, transparencies, and negatives that document the Light and Space movement artist's paintings, sculptures, and public fountains. Also present are schematic drawings and plans for Orr's public works and ephemera, clippings, and administrative files that detail Orr's life and practice.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
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Author: Sarah Mackenzie Wade

Biographical / Historical

Eric Orr was a key figure in the Light and Space movement in Southern California. Born in 1939 in Covington, Kentucky, Orr graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute in 1958 and spent his early years traveling across the United States and Cuba. He briefly attended the University of Cincinnati in the early 1960s, where he produced his first sculpture, Colt .45, a work later known as Saturday Night Special. The work featured a mounted pistol facing a chair; viewers could sit and control the pistol via a foot pedal.

Orr participated in civil rights protests in Mississippi in 1964 before relocating to Los Angeles in 1965, where he began to produce performances, sound art, and perceptual installations, using the elemental qualities of silence, sound, darkness, and light as material. Among these works was Zero Mass (1972-1973), an immersive 38-foot-long installation made of paper, where up to five people could enter a dark oval chamber and, after 10 to 12 minutes, experience altered vision from the lack of spatial perception.

Developing alongside both Southern California conceptual art and the perceptual-based installations commonly associated with Light and Space art, Orr's work spanned a variety of artistic practices that challenged the definition of artmaking while also incorporating a broad range of cultural references, including space icons found in ancient religions and cultures, Egyptian symbolism, and Buddhist spiritualism.

From the 1970s onward, Orr created a diverse body of atmospheric monochrome paintings using airbrushing and oil paint, wall-mounted sculptures, and public artworks which incorporated a variety of elements including fire, water, gold, volcanic ash, meteorite dust, and his own blood.

Orr participated in a number of international exhibitions during his life, including documenta VII (1982), the Sydney Biennale (1986), and the Venice Biennale (1986). His work can be found in many public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Orr died in Venice, California, in 1998.

Sources consulted:

Eric Orr (1939-1998): A Survey of Works. Santa Monica, CA: Robert Berman Gallery, [2007].

Eric Orr: Time's Shadow. New York, NY: Scott Hanson Gallery, 1987.

Eric Orr: A Twenty Year Survey. San Diego, CA: University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, 1984.

Phillips, Glenn. Acquisition Approval Form for "Eric Orr (American, 1939-1998), archive, c. 1959-1998, accession no. 2017.M.13," September 10, 2019.


Scope and Content of Collection

The archive consists primarily of photographic prints, slides, transparencies, and negatives that document the artist's paintings, sculptures, and public fountains from the 1970s to the 1990s. Also present are schematic drawings for Orr's public works projects and their sites. To a lesser extent, the archive includes papers that detail Orr's practice, with notes that relate to installation plans and project proposals, ephemera that pertains to exhibitions of Orr's work, typescript accounts of Orr's friendship with artist James Lee Byars, and transcripts of interviews conducted by the artist's daughter Elizabeth for her documentary, Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Work of Eric Orr.

Arrangement

Arranged in three series: and
Series I. Documentary photographs, 1964-2001, undated;
Series II. Schematic drawings, 1987-2001, undated;
Series III. Papers, 1959-2012, undated.


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers, with the exception of box 13, folder 11, which is unavailable pending conservation treatment. Born digital content will be made available on-site only, through the digital preservation repository. Born digital content and audiovisual materials unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.

Publication Rights

Contact Library Reproductions and Permissions.


Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Orr, Elizabeth, 1984-
Orr, Eric, 1939-1998

Subjects - Topics

Art, American -- California -- 20th century
Artists -- Archives
Light and space (Art movement)
Light art -- California, Southern
Space (Art)

Genres and Forms of Material

Black-and-white photographs -- 20th century
Blueprints (reprographic copies) -- 20th century
Born digital
Color photographs -- 20th century
Color transparencies -- 20th century
Compact discs -- 20th century
Diffusion transfer prints -- 20th century
Negatives (Photographs) -- 20th century
Photographs, Original.
Printed ephemera -- 20th century
Slides (photographs) -- 20th century

Contributors

Orr, Elizabeth, 1984-
Orr, Eric, 1939-1998

Related Material

Elizabeth Orr Crazy Wisdom documentary on Eric Orr, 2011, Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2015.M.26.

Giuseppe Panza papers, 1956-1990, Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 940004.

Hal Glicksman papers, 1927-2010, Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2009.M.5.

Several publications have been transferred to the Getty Research Library's general collections.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eric Orr papers and documentary photographs, 1959-2012, undated, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2017.M.13.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2017m13

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of The Estate of Eric Orr. Acquired in 2017.

Processing Information

Sarah Mackenzie Wade processed the collection and wrote the finding aid in 2019.

Digital materials were processed by Laura Schroffel in 2019. Files require further processing before access copies can be made available.


Container List

Series I. Documentary photographs, 1964-2001, undated 6.19 Linear Feet (27 boxes)
Series I. constitutes the bulk of the collection, with photographic materials that document the range of Orr's practice. The artist's paintings, sculptures, and installations are primarily represented by color slides, prints, and negatives, but the series also includes black-and-white prints, negatives, and contact sheets. Images in Series I.A. and Series I.B. predominantly feature individual works; images in Series I.C. consist of exhibition installation shots that include multiple works. Also present are photographs of Orr working and candid images of Orr with assorted people, found in Series I.D.
Arrangement
Arranged in five topical subseries (Series I.A. Paintings; Series I.B. Sculpture and installations; Series I.C. Exhibitions and sites; Series I.D. People; Series I.E. Miscellaneous) and chronologically thereunder, with undated works at the end of each subseries. Unidentified works are arranged alongside identified works, according to date.
Series I.A. Paintings, 1974-2001, undated 1.72 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Box Folder
1 1 Unidentified, 1974
Six color slides.
1 1 Unidentified, 1979
Ten color slides.
1 2 Green Atmosphere, 1980
Four color slides.
1 2 Zaire, 1980
Two color slides.
1 2 Alice series, 1981
Seven color slides.
1 2 Archaeology of Painting, 1981
Three color slides.
1 3 Ba-Ka, 1981
One color slide.
1 3 Blood Shadow, 1981
Seven color slides. Identified as Blood Meteorite on some slide mounts.
1 4 Radio, 1981
Three color slides and two color transparencies.
1 5 Silence and the Gold Sky, 1981
One color slide.
1 5 Time Shadow, 1981
One color slide.
1 5 Zaire, 1981
One color slide.
1 5 #9, 1982
One color slide.
1 6 Crazy Wisdom, 1982
Six color slides.
1 6 Crazy Wisdom II, 1982
One color slide.
1 7 Extasis, 1982
One color transparency.
1 7 Mu-2, 1982
One color slide.
1 7 Mu #3, 1982
Two color slides.
1 7 R-2 (revised), 1982
One color slide.
1 8 Coincidence, 1983
Fourteen color slides.
1 9 Manas, 1983
One color slide.
1 9 Mu #7, 1983
One color slide.
1 9 Prime #5, 1983
One color slide.
1 10 Prime Numbers #2, 1983
Ten color slides.
1 10 Prime Numbers #7, 1983
One color slide.
1 10 The Newquist Doors, 1983
Four color slides.
1 11 Transmutation Gold, 1983
One color print, two color slides, and three color transparencies.
1 12 Transmutation Green, 1983
One color slide.
1 12 Without Red, 1983
Two color slides and one color transparency.
1 12 Without Red (Blue), 1983
One color slide.
1 12 Unidentified, 1983
One color slide.
1 12 Always Everywhere, 1984
Three color slides.
1 13 Elizabeth's Pink, 1984
Three color slides.
1 13 How Some Ever, 1984
One color slide.
1 13 Prime Numbers #11, 1984
One color slide.
1 13 Sino-American, 1984
One color slide.
1 13 Torn Time, 1984
One color slide.
1 14 Uaho, 1984
One color slide.
1 14 What's Not Known, 1984
Two color slides.
1 14 Aftermath Green, 1985
One color slide.
1 14 Aftermath Red, 1985
Four color slides.
1 14 Blind Window, 1985
One color slide.
1 15 Blue Gate, 1985
One color slide.
1 15 Blue Horizon, 1985
One color slide.
1 15 Domus I, 1985
Three color slides.
1 15 Edge of Light, 1985
One color slide.
1 15 Ice, 1985
One color slide.
Box Folder
2 1 …Killing Me..., 1985
One color slide.
2 1 Ocean of Time series #4, 1985
One color slide.
2 1 Ocean of Time #5, 1985
One color slide.
2 1 Ocean of Time series #6, 1985
One color slide.
2 1 One Plus One Equals One, 1985
One color slide.
2 2 Passage, 1985
One color slide.
2 2 Prior, 1985
Three color slides.
2 2 Red Singularity, 1985
One color transparency.
2 2 Sakkara #5, 1985
One color slide.
2 2 The Lund Eight, 1985
One color slide.
2 2 Threshold A/A (Diptych), 1985
One color slide.
2 3 Threshold 3, 1985
One color slide.
2 3 Untitled, 1985
Four color slides.
2 3 Unidentified, 1985
One color slide.
2 3 Crack in Time, 1986
One color slide.
2 4 Crazy Wisdom, 1986
Three color slides.
2 4 Edge of Light, 1986
One color slide and one color transparency.
2 4 Green #9, 1986
One color slide and one color transparency.
2 4 Jarpur, 1986
One color slide.
2 4 Like a Dance the Dark Skinned Man Worked the Semi-Manual Device Firm Earth Above Alex, 1986
Two color slides.
2 5 Mu 9, 1986
One color slide.
2 5 Night Shift #2, 1986
One color slide.
2 5 Questa #3, 1986
One color slide and one color transparency.
2 5 Radio X, 1986
One color slide.
2 5 Radio XX Red, 1986
One color slide.
2 6 September, 1986
One color slide.
2 6 This Side of Time, 1986
One color slide.
2 6 You Are Killing Me and I Don't Even Know Your Name, 1986
One color slide.
2 6 Blue Eclyptic, 1987
Two color slides.
2 6 Blue Time Window #15, 1987
Three color slides.
2 7 Blue Void #3, 1987
Two color slides.
2 7 Druid Wight, 1987
Three color slides.
2 7 Ganz series, I, 1987
One color slide.
2 7 Night Shift #33, 1987
Three color slides.
2 7 Oceans of Time #5, 1987
One color slide.
2 8 Oceans of Time #19, 1987
Two color slides.
2 8 Radio Play #5, 1987
One color slide.
2 8 Radio Play #6, 1987
Two color slides and one color transparency.
2 8 Radio Play #8, 1987
Three color slides.
2 8 Red Eclyptic, 1987
One color slide.
2 9 The Other Side of Green, 1987
Two color slides.
2 9 This Has Nothing To Do With Doors, 1987
One color slide.
2 9 Three Out of Three, 1987
Four color slides.
2 9 Time Fall, 1987
Three color slides.
2 9 Without Blue 5, 1987
Two color slides.
2 10 Unidentified, 1987
Five color slides.
2 10 A Dark Light, 1988
One color Polaroid.
2 10 Ajunta #2, 1988
Three color slides.
2 10 Black Void #3, 1988
One color Polaroid.
2 10 Blue Ecliptic 3, 1988
One color slide.
2 10 Blue Light, 1988
One color slide.
2 11 Dark Light #3, 1988
One color slide.
2 11 Dark Light #4, 1988
Two color slides.
2 11 Dark Light #18, 1988
Two color slides.
2 11 Edge of Light, 1988
Two color slides.
2 11 Edge of Red, 1988
Three color slides and one color Polaroid.
2 11 Gavina I, 1988
One color slide.
2 12 Gavina 3, 1988
One color Polaroid and one color slide.
2 12 Green Passage, 1988
One color slide.
2 12 Green Transformation, 1988
One color slide.
2 12 Green Void, 1988
One color slide.
2 12 House of Nines, 1988
One color slide.
Box Folder
3 1 Ocean of Time, 1988
One color Polaroid.
3 1 Outside of Time, 1988
One color Polaroid.
3 1 Pagans, 1988
Two color slides.
3 1 Radio Play, 1988
One color Polaroid and one color print.
3 1 Rune, 1988
Two color slides and four color transparencies.
3 2 Saqqara Door, 1988
Two color transparencies.
3 2 The Other Side of Time, 1988
One color Polaroid.
3 2 This Has Nothing To Do With Fire, 1988
One color Polaroid.
3 2 Time Shadow, 1988
One color Polaroid and one color slide.
3 2 Time Well, 1988
One color Polaroid.
3 3 9 x 9, 1989
One color transparency.
3 3 AT52, 1989
One color transparency.
3 3 Being Made of Light, 1989
One color Polaroid.
3 3 Black Void #2, 1989
One color Polaroid.
3 3 Blind Window, 1989
One color slide.
3 3 Blue Event, 1989
One color Polaroid.
3 4 Blue Infinity, 1989
One color transparency.
3 4 Dark Light 7, 1989
One color transparency.
3 5 Dark Light 10, 1989
One color Polaroid.
3 5 Dark Light 11, 1989
One color Polaroid.
3 5 Dark Time, 1989
One color Polaroid.
3 6 Double, 1989
One color Polaroid.
3 6 Myriad Oceans of Time, 1989
Two color transparencies.
3 6 Penumbra, 1989
One color Polaroid.
3 7 Questa #3, 1989
One color transparency.
3 7 Red Field, 1989
One color transparency.
3 8 Red Fugitive, 1989
One color transparency.
3 9 The Other Side of Red, 1989
One color transparency.
3 10 Untitled, 1990
Six color prints and two color transparencies.
3 11 Untitled, 1992
One color Polaroid and four color slides.
3 11 Marin Red Void, 1996
Three color slides.
3 11 Blue Atmosphere, 1998
Three color slides.
3 11 Blue Is the Most Fugitive Color, 1998
Four color slides.
3 11 Three Ways, 1998
Four color slides.
3 12 Unidentified, 2001
One color slide.
3 13 Above and Below, undated
One color Polaroid.
3 13 After Green, undated
One color Polaroid.
3 14 Ajunta, undated
Two color slides.
3 14 Angel, undated
One color transparency.
3 14 Angel Alex, undated
One color slide.
Box folder
4 1 Blind Window, undated
One black-and-white print; one black-and-white transparency; one color negative; one color Polaroid; six color prints; and two color transparencies.
4 2 Blue Ecliptic #3, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 2 Blue Infinity, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 2 Blue Light, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 3 Blue Shift, undated
One color print.
4 3 Blue to Red, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 4 Blue Void, undated
One color Polaroid and eight color prints.
4 5 Cold Fusion, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 6 Crazy Wisdom, undated
Three color Polaroids.
4 7 Crazy Wisdom II, undated
Two color Polaroids.
4 8 Crazy Wisdom A, undated
Two color Polaroids.
4 9 Cygnus, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 9 Dark Event Horizon, undated
Five color slides.
4 9 Dark Light A, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 9 Dark Light AAA, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 10 Dark Side, undated
Three color slides.
4 11 Edge of Blue Finn, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 11 Edge of Time, undated
One color slide.
4 11 Event Horizon A, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 11 From the Other Side, undated
One color Polaroid and six color slides.
4 12 Gavina I, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 12 Gavina #2, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 12 Green Transformation, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 13 Green Void, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 14 Hallograms, undated
Sixteen color slides.
4 14 Heavy Water, undated
Three color slides.
4 13 Helsinki 9, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 15 Heroclites, undated
Five color slides.
4 15 How Many Miles Across the Universe, undated
Two color slides.
4 16 Jaipur, undated
Three color prints.
4 15 Learning to Work with Gravity, undated
Four color slides.
4 15 Myriad Oceans of Time, undated
One color slide.
4 17 Mu #9, undated
Two color Polaroids.
4 17 Myriad Ocean of Time III, undated
One color Polaroid.
4 18 Niagara, undated
One color transparency.
4 18 Night in Havana, undated
Five color slides.
4 18 Night Shift, undated
Three color slides
Box Folder
5 1 Night Shift #5, undated
Three color prints.
5 2 Night Shift 14, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 2 Night Shift N, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 2 No Green, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 3 North of Yesterday, undated
Two color transparencies.
5 4 North of Yesterday or Untitled, undated
Five color prints.
5 5 Ocean of Time, undated
One color Polaroid and one color print.
5 5 Ocean of Time #9, undated
Three color slides.
5 5 Oceans of Time XXX, undated
Three color slides.
5 6 Open Window, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 7 Other Side of Blue #6, undated
One color slide.
5 7 Other Side of Red #5, undated
One color slide.
5 6 Penumbra, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 7 Radio, undated
One color slide.
5 7 Radio Play, undated
One color print, two color slides, and two color transparencies.
5 8 Radio Play #5 (Hyundai), undated
One color Polaroid.
5 8 Radio Play #9 (Hyundai), undated
One color Polaroid and two color slides.
5 9 Radio Play #10, undated
Two color prints.
5 8 Radio Play #10 (Hyundai), undated
One color Polaroid.
5 9 Red, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 9 Red 9, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 10 Red Ecliptic, undated
One color slide.
5 10 Red Line, undated
Five color slides.
5 11 Red Shift, undated
One color print.
5 11 Red Shift A, undated
One color print.
5 12 Red Singularity, undated
Five color slides and one color transparency.
5 13 Red to Blue, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 13 Red Way, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 13 Shadow, undated
One color Polaroid.
5 14 Shadow's Memory, undated
One color transparency.
5 15 Taos, undated
Three color prints.
5 16 The Other Side of Green, undated
Nine color slides.
5 16 Three to Four, undated
Two color slides.
5 16 Three Way, undated
Three color slides.
5 17 Three Ways, undated
Four color slides and one color transparency.
Box Folder
6 1 Time Horizon-A, undated
One color Polaroid.
6 1 Time Horizon-AA, undated
One color Polaroid.
6 2 Time Shadow, undated
Two color Polaroids.
6 2 Time's Shadow, undated
One color transparency.
6 3 Untitled, undated
Five color prints and six color slides.
6 3 Victoria, undated
One color transparency.
6 3 When is Where, undated
Two color slides.
6 3 Without Blue #3, undated
Three color slides.
6 4 Yosemite, undated
One color transparency.
Unidentified, undated
Box Folder
28 3 Black-and-white 35mm negatives
28 4 Black-and-white prints
Box
6, 23 Color negatives
Box Folder
6 8 Color Polaroids
6 9-12 Color prints
Box
7 Color slides
Box
8 Color transparencies
Series I.B. Sculpture and installations, 1968-1999, undated 3.36 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Box folder
9 1 Unidentified project, Century City, (Los Angeles, California?), 1968
Five black-and-white slides and one unmounted color slide.
Sound Tunnel, 1971
One black-and-white slide.
Box Folder
9 2 Zero Mass, 1973
Eighteen color slides. Slides appear to depict the same work as other slides labeled Blue Void, 1981.
9 3 "Artist shooting the shit," Venice, California, 1974
Nine black-and-white slides.
9 2 Zero Mass, 1974
Three black-and-white slides.
9 3 Lead Window, 1976
One color slide.
9 4 Sunrise, 1976-1983
Twenty-seven color slides. One slide mount labeled: Inside Sunrise Electrum Light.
9 5 Gold As Prime Matter, 1979
One color print, three color slides, and one color transparency. One slide mount labeled Infinite Gold Void.
9 6 Unidentified project, Century City, (Los Angeles, California?), 1979
Five black-and-white slides of a schematic drawing for a project proposal with Larry Bell.
9 6 Fire as Prime Matter, 1980-1981
Two color slides.
9 7 Silence and the Ion Wind, 1980-1981
Five color slides, one labeled: From Inside L.A. County, '81.
9 2 Blue Void, 1981
Twenty-one color slides. Slides appear to depict the same work as other slides labeled Zero Mass, 1973.
Box Folder
23 1 "Gus Foster slides", 1981-1983, undated
Six color slides. Includes Solar Fountain, Blue Void, Vena-Mondt residence project, Blood Shadow, and an unidentified painting.
Box folder
9 8 Prime Matter, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 1981
Three color negatives, one color print, six color slides, and one color transparency.
9 9 Double Vision, 1982
Eight black-and-white slides, one color slide, and two color transparencies. Includes slides of schematic drawings. Several slide mounts read: Documenta / Kassel, Germany.
9 10 Linear B, 1982
Three color prints, thirty-six color slides, and two color transparencies. One slide mount labeled Prime Matter #3. Some slide mounts read: N. Ovsey fountain.
10 1 Newquist Doors, 1983
One color slide.
10 2 Solar Fountain, Performing Arts Center, Denver, Colorado, 1983
Collaborative project with Larry Bell. Sixty-one color negatives; seventy-eight color prints; thirty-one color slides; and fourteen color transparencies. Slides include images of preparatory drawings. An original label for one transparency reads: Courtesy of Neil G. Ovsey Gallery / Photo credit: Douglas Parker.
10 3 Stella, 1983
One color slide.
10 3 Threefold, 1983
Two color slides.
10 3 Naked Singularity, 1984
Thirteen color slides.
10 4 Carol Vena-Mondt residence project, 1985, undated
Collaboration with Frederick Fisher. Thirty-two color prints of installation models and seven color slides.
Box Folder
11 1 Fire and Water, Jenkins residence, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California, 1985
Five color prints.
11 2 Ice, 1985
One color slide.
11 3 Light Space, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands, 1985
One color negative; twenty-nine color prints; one color slide; and one color transparency.
11 2 Prime Matter III, Malmö, Sweden, 1985 or 1986
Twelve color slides.
Box Folder
28 1 Prime Matter 5, 1985
Two black-and-white prints. Label for The Works Gallery, Long Beach, California on verso.
Box Folder
11 2 Prior, 1985
Two color slides.
11 4 Nexus, 1986
One color slide and three color transparencies.
11 5 North of Yesterday, 1986
Thirty-two color prints and five color slides. One slide mount reads: Corcoran show October 1986.
11 6 Nowling Fountain, 1986
Twenty-four color prints.
11 7 Prime Matter, Sydney Biennale, 1986
Eight color slides.
11 8 Prime Matter IV, Venice Biennale, 1986
Five color prints, twenty color slides, and one color transparency. One print includes Eric Orr with unidentified people.
Box Folder
12 1 Prior, 1986
One color slide.
12 2 Stella, 1986
Thirty color slides. Some slide mounts labeled Naked Singularity.
12 3 Stepped Singularity, 1986
Three color slides and two color transparencies.
12 4 Twin Water Columns, Sacramento, California, 1986
Twelve color slides.
12 5 Untitled (Grinstein commission), 1986
Two color prints and twenty-eight color slides.
12 6 Water Doors, 1986
One color negative, two color prints, eight color slides, and two color transparencies. Some slide mounts read: Zeidler commission.
12 7 Wittgenstein's Ladder, 1986
Three color slides.
12 8 Anaheim project model, 1987
One color slide.
12 8 Delineator, 1987
One color slide and two color transparencies.
12 9 Naked Singularity, 1987
Sixty-two color slides and one color transparency. One slide mount labeled North of Yesterday. One slide seemingly misidentified as Water Doors.
12 10 Naked Singularity A, 1987
Sixteen color slides. Appears to depict the same work as North of Yesterday (1986 or 1987).
12 11 Phelps Fountain, 1987
Thirty-four color prints.
Box Folder
13 1 Delineator, 1988
One color slide.
13 1 Naked Singularity, 1988
Eleven color slides.
13 2 North of Yesterday, Brea, California, 1988
Fifteen color slides.
13 3 Columbia Prime Matter, Beverly Hills, California, 1989
Forty-seven color negatives and five color slides.
13 4 Fractal B #5, 1989
Six color slides.
13 4 Fractal C, 1989
Two color slides.
13 4 Fractal C #11, 1989
Three color slides.
13 4 Fractal N, 1989
Two color slides.
13 5 Fractal S, 1989
Four color slides.
13 5 Fractal S #4, 1989
Four color slides.
13 6 Green Chemical Light, 1989
One color transparency. Appears to depict the same work as Cedars Cascade.
13 7 Lee Singularity, 1989
Eight color slides and twenty-seven color transparencies.
13 8 Oceans of Time, 1989
Three color prints and three color slides.
13 9 Prime Matter VIII, 1989
Nine color slides.
13 10 Saturday Night Special, 1989
Four color transparencies.
13 11 Alta Mira, Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, California, 1990-1991
Thirty-seven color negatives; eighteen color prints; fourteen color slides; and four color transparencies.
Some prints are adhered to each other and are restricted pending conservation.
Box folder
14 1 Amsterdam Prime Matter, Amsterdam, 1990
Three color slides and two color transparencies.
14 2 Bamboo Water Veil, Moreno Valley Mall, California, 1990
Two color slides.
14 2 L.A. Prime Matter, Los Angeles, California, 1990-1991
Seven color slides and one color transparency.
14 3 Naked Singularity, 1990
Two color slides.
14 4 Saturday Night Special, 1990
Thirty-two color slides.
14 5 Shizuoka Singularity, Shizuoka, Japan, 1990, 1992
Fourteen color slides.
14 6 Alta Mares, 1991
Four color slides.
14 7 Citadel project, 1991
Fifteen color negatives.
14 8 Lumiere, Long Beach, California, 1991, 1994
Two color negatives, seven color prints, fourteen color slides, and one color transparency.
14 9 Oceans of Time, MacArthur Place, Santa Ana, California, 1991
Three color slides.
14 10 Rain Column, Phoenix, Arizona, 1991-1992
One color print and twenty-three color slides. Some slide mounts labeled: Scottsdale Galleria Rainbox and Scottsdale Water Veil.
14 11 Unidentified, 1991
Three color slides.
14 12 Janssen Prime Matter, 1992
One color print and eight color slides.
14 13 Torrance Airport atrium, Torrance, California, 1992-1993
Thirty-six color slides.
Box Folder
15 1 Judgment of Paris, Yokohoma, Japan, 1993
Seven color slides.
15 2 North of Yesterday, Baldwin Park or Beverly Hills, California, 1993
Six color slides and seven color transparencies.
15 3 Topanga Cascade, Topanga Plaza, (Los Angeles, California?), 1993
One color print and forty-five color slides.
15 4 Fukushima Prime Matter, Fukushima, Japan, 1994
One color print and twenty-one color slides.
15 5 Naked Singularity, 1994
Two color slides.
15 6 Nippon Arch, Tokyo, Japan, 1994-1995
Thirty-five color negatives, three color prints, and eight color slides.
15 7 Hankyu Quartet, Osaka, Japan, 1995
One color negative and eleven color slides.
15 8 Moreno and/or Topanga project, 1995
Eight color prints and forty-one color slides.
15 9 Carl Bianco project, 1996
Twelve color prints and three color slides.
Box Folder
16 1 Cuba Libre, Seoul, Korea, 1996
Five color slides.
16 1 Imperial Cascade, Osaka, Japan, 1996
Twenty-five color negatives; two color printouts; five color prints; and two color slides.
16 2 Milken Singularity, Santa Monica, California, 1996
One color print, five color slides, and two color transparencies.
16 3 Archimedes Gate, Shimane, Japan, 1997
Four color prints and two color slides.
16 4 Dozer, 1997
Six color transparencies.
16 5 Mask, Seoul, Korea, 1997
Two color slides.
16 5 A Narrow Path of Emptiness, Seoul, Korea, 1997
Three color slides.
16 6 Portland Courthouse project, Portland, Oregon, 1997
Two color prints, five color slides, and six color transparencies.
16 7 Three Voices, Seoul, Korea, 1997
Two color slides and one color transparency.
16 8 Unidentified, 1997
Two color prints.
16 9 Cedars Cascade, Los Angeles, California, 1998
Twenty-seven color slides.
16 10 Inside Out, Production Firm, Santa Monica, California, 1998
One color slide and one color transparency.
16 11 Urayama Dam, Japan, 1998
Three color slides.
16 12 Cheekwood Prime Matter, Tennessee, 1999
Two color slides.
16 13 Bernstein project, undated
Three color transparencies.
Box folder
17 1 Bird Brain project, undated
Twenty-seven color negatives and eighteen color prints.
17 2 Black and Red, Korea, undated
One color transparency.
17 3 Citadel project, City of Industry, California, undated
Four color slides.
17 4 Della, undated
Two color transparencies.
17 5 Fire and Water, undated
Fifty-six color slides. Includes slides of schematic drawings.
17 6 Gold Void Window, undated
Twenty-two color slides.
17 7 Johnson residence project, undated
Two color negatives, one color print, and thirteen color transparencies.
17 8 LTV Center project, Dallas, Texas, undated
One color print.
17 9 MGM Grand project, Las Vegas, Nevada, undated
Nineteen color slides.
17 10 Moore project, undated
One color Polaroid.
17 11 Nynex, New York, undated
Six color prints and twenty color slides.
17 12 Oceans of Time, Maryland, undated
Three color slides.
Box Folder
18 1 Presbyterian Hospital project, California, undated
Four color prints.
18 2 Prime Matter, undated
Twenty-two color negatives.
18 3 Prime Matter #4, undated
One color slide.
18 4 Prime Matter VI, undated
Seven color prints. Verso of one print reads, Ann Moses.
18 5 Prime Matter #8, undated
Four color slides.
18 6 Saturday Night Special, undated
Four black-and-white prints, two color prints, and three color slides.
18 7 Schorr project, undated
Thirteen color prints.
18 8 Sheraton Hotel project, Chicago, Illinois, undated
Six color prints and one color slide.
Box Folder
28 12 Silence and the Ion Wind, undated
One black-and-white contact sheet.
Box Folder
18 9 Slate Water, undated
Four color transparencies.
18 10 State Capitol Building, Sacramento, California, undated
One color print.
18 11 St. Regis, Century City, Los Angeles, California, undated
Twenty color slides.
18 12 Stepped Singularity, undated
Three color transparencies.
18 13 Teak, undated
Twenty-five color slides and one color transparency.
18 14 Teak, Benny Larussa, undated
Thirty-eight color slides.
Box Folder
17 2 Teak II, Korea, undated
One color transparency.
Box Folder
18 15 Trumps Restaurant fountain, undated
Eleven color prints.
Box Folder
19 1 Volcan, undated
Nine color slides.
Box Folder
28 3 Zero Mass, undated
Eighteen black-and-white negatives.
Unidentified, undated
Box Folder
28 13 Black-and-white contact sheets
28 14 Black-and-white negative
Box
19, 28 Black-and-white prints
Box
19 Black-and-white transparencies
19 Color contact sheets
19 Color negatives
19 Color Polaroids
Box
19, 20, 21, 33 Color prints
Box
19, 21, 22 Color slides
Box
19, 20, 22 Color transparencies
Box Folder
23 2 Loose slide labels, 1982-1985, undated
Includes labels detached from slide mounts: Prime Numbers #2; Carbon/Llama; Sakkara #2; Light Walls; Radio Plays; Sculpture Masters; and Guy De Cointet.
Series I.C. Exhibitions and sites, 1981-1999, undated .51 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Box Folder
23 6 Unidentified, 1981
One color slide.
Box Folder
28 6 Acme Art, San Francisco, California, 1984 September 18-October 27
Two black-and-white prints.
Box Folder
23 7 The Works Gallery, Long Beach, California, 1987-1988
Four color slides.
23 3 Zoe Strecker, Water Wall Sculpture, The Hope and Healing Center, Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1999
Water mechanics by Eric Orr Studio. One color print and nine color slides.
23 8 Bruce Kapson Gallery, Los Angeles, California, undated
Two color slides.
Box Folder
24 5 Five Sisters, set/light, Museum of Contemporary Art, undated
One color slide.
Box Folder
23 9 Security Pacific Gallery, [Los Angeles, California?], undated
Five color slides.
23 10 Seoul Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea, undated
Sixty-seven color negatives and thirty-seven color prints of unidentified paintings.
Unidentified, undated
Box Folder
28 7 Black-and-white negatives
Box
23 Color negatives
Box
24 Color Polaroids
24 Color prints
Box
23 Color slides
Series I.D. People, 1964-2001, undated .45 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Eric Orr, 1964-circa 1985, undated
Box Folder
28 8 Black-and-white prints, circa 1985, undated
Eleven black-and-white prints. Includes one photograph of Orr with Frederick Fisher and film crew at the studio of Carol Vena-Mondt, downtown Los Angeles, circa 1985.
28 8 Black-and-white transparency, undated
One black-and-white transparency.
Box Folder
24 3 Color Polaroids and prints, undated
Thirteen prints and five Polaroids.
24 4 Color slides, 1964, 1980, undated
Twenty-nine color slides. Includes one slide of Orr's truck and another of Orr with Silence and the Ion Wind.
Box Folder
23 5 Crowd in bleachers, unidentified outdoor stadium, 1984
Eleven color slides.
Box Folder
24 6 Thomas McEvilley, undated
Four color prints.
Unidentified, 1965-2001, undated
Box Folder
24 7 1965-1998, undated
Eighty-four color slides. Also includes slides of unidentified sites.
Box Folder
25 1 1985, undated
Eight slides, four unmounted; one small circular-cut print.
25 2 2001
Eight color slides.
undated
Box Folder
28 9 Black-and-white print
One black-and-white print.
28 9 Black-and-white slide
One black-and-white slide.
Box Folder
25 3 Color negatives
Twenty-one color negatives.
25 4 Color Polaroids
Five color Polaroids.
25 5 Color prints
Ten color prints.
Series I.E. Miscellaneous, undated .15 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Box Folder
23 4 "Audio Visual Services, Office of Instructional Development," undated
One color slide.
Egyptian sarcophagus, undated
Box
33 Black-and-white print
One black-and-white print.
Box Folder
25 6 Color slide
One color slide
Box Folder
28 10 "Malcolm Hanes at Bjorn Olsson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden," undated
Six black-and-white negatives.
28 11 Magnigraph, undated
One black-and-white negative.
Box Folder
10 3 Unidentified schematics, undated
Five color slides.
Series II. Schematic drawings, 1987-2001, undated 15.24 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 2 boxed-rolls, 19 flatfile folders)
Series II. consists of oversize schematic drawings by Orr and Orr Labs of building sites and projects, both public and private, for Orr's fountains and sculptures. Many of the projects also include site plans by assorted architects and designers for the buildings or land where Orr's projects were installed.
All known project locations are included in component titles; component titles without detailed locations are for projects at unidentified locations.
Schematic drawings are also present in binders found in Series III. Papers; color slides of unidentified schematics are included in Series I.E.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically by project.
Box Folder
35* 1 Prime Matter, 1987
Drawing by Orr.
Flatfile
1** Unidentified, 1988
Possibly for the Bagdasarian residence project. Signed: Leonardo Gomez '88.
Airport Atrium Water Veil, Torrance Airport, Torrance, California, 1989-1990
Flatfile
6** 1989 October-1990 August
Plans by Vincent Kevin Kelly & Associates and Berger Iron Works, Inc.
Boxed-roll
1** 1989 February-1990 May
Plan by The Nadel Partnership, Inc.
Box Folder
36* 1 Bermant project, 1989
Plan by Orr.
36* 1 Grinstein project, 1989
Plan by Orr.
Flatfile
3** Leeds residence project, 1989-1990
Includes a schematic drawing by Orr and a plan by Luis Ortega Design Studio.
Mitsui Fire Sculpture, Los Angeles, California, 1989-1991, undated
Flatfile
2** 1989
Plan by Wet Design, Universal City, California.
Boxed-roll
2** 1991, undated
Plans by Wet Design, Universal City, California and AC Martin and Associates.
Water sculpture, Foothill Ranch, Laguna Hills, California, 1989-1990, undated
Flatfile
4** 1989-1990
Plans by Dike / Runa Inc.
Flatfile
5** 1990 April-July, undated
Includes one color drawing and plans by Ashley Martin Engineering Co.
Box Folder
36* 3 1990 March-December, undated
Includes color drawings and plans by Orr.
36* 6 Ann Janssen project, 1990-1991
Plans by Orr.
Bagdasarian residence project, Los Angeles, California, 1990-1991, undated
Flatfile
10** 1990 September
Plan by William J. Gentile Architect & Associates.
Box Folder
36* 5 1990 November-1991, undated
Plans by Orr and Orr Labs.
Benach residence project, 1990
Flatfile
7** 1990 January-February
Plan by Olson Sundberg Architects.
Boxed-roll
1** 1990 January
Plan by Liz Fisher and Assoc. Design.
Box Folder
35* 1 1990 August
Plans by Orr.
Citadel project, City of Commerce, California, 1990
Box Folder
35* 2 1990 July
Plan by Orr for sculpture in the Citadel's food court.
Flatfile
8** 1990 August
Plans by Martha Schwartz, Ken Smith, David Meyer Landscape Architects, Inc.
Box Folder
36* 4 Jovet project, 1990-1991, undated
Plans by Orr, Orr Labs, and Peter Carlson Enterprises.
36* 7 Landmark Square project, 1990, undated
Drawings and plans by Orr.
Box Folder
29 1 Lehrer project, 1990
Plan by Orr.
Montgomery Mall project, Bethesda, Maryland, 1990-1992
Flatfile
11** 1990-1991
Plans by RTKL Associates Inc. and May Centers, Inc.
Box Folder
29 4 1992
Plans by Orr Labs.
Newman residence project, 1990-1991, undated
Box Folder
36* 2 1990
Plans by Orr.
Box Folder
34 2 1991, undated
Plans by Crissman & Solomon Architects Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts.
Flatfile
2** Southern California Gas Center project, Los Angeles, California, 1990
Plans by Reel Grobman.
Flatfile
9** University of Nebraska Medical Center project, Omaha, Nebraska, 1990-1991
Plans by Hansen Lind Meyer, Inc. and Richard D. Nelson Co.
Flatfile
8** West Valley Corp residence project, 1990, undated
Plan by Charles F. Johnson, Designer.
Box Folder
29 2 Cohen project, 1991
Plan by Orr Labs.
Kenneth Norris, Jr. Cancer Hospital and Research Institute project, Los Angeles, California, 1991, undated
Flatfile
12** 1991 April
Plans by Anshen and Allen Architects.
Box Folder
34 1 1991 April-June, undated
Plans by Orr Labs, design concept by Anshen and Allen.
Box Folder
35* 2 Kim Anderson project, 1991
Plans by Orr.
Flatfile
13** Kirschner residence project, Santa Monica, California, 1991
Plans by Breidenbach Cuen Architects.
Box
36* Lee Prime Matter, 1991
Drawing by Orr.
Flatfile
14** Lippman residence project, Los Angeles, California, 1991
Plans by Fields & Devereaux Architects, AIA and Susan E. McEowen.
Boxed-roll
2** Moreno Valley Mall project, Moreno Valley, California, 1991-1992
Plans by the Jerde Partnership, Inc. Project developed by Homart Development Co.
Box Folder
36* 8 Moses Veil of Water, 1991
Plans by Orr. One plan is torn and fragile.
Box Folder
35* 2 Nesburn project, 1991
Plan with drawing in pencil by Orr.
Sheraton Hotel project, Chicago, Illinois, 1991
Boxed-roll
1** 1991 June
Plans by Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz & Associates.
Box Folder
35* 3 1991 June
Plans by Orr.
Box Folder
36* 2 Water Columns, Homart, 1991
Plan by Orr Labs.
Box Folder
29 3 Unidentified, 1991
Includes plans by Orr Labs labeled: Ganz light revision / gas company and O'Melveney & Meyers.
Flatfile
15** Baldwin Park Medical Center project, Baldwin Park, California, 1992
Plans by HMC Architects Inc. and consulting architect Arthur Erickson and Associates.
Box Folder
36* 9 Clackamas Town Center project, Happy Valley, Oregon, 1992
Plans by The Hahn Company, Callison.
Topanga Plaza renovation project, (Los Angeles, California?), 1992, undated
Boxed-roll
1** 1992, undated
Plans by Callison.
Box Folder
29 5 1992
Box Folder
35* 4 China Max, (China?), 1993
Plans by Guthrie Mayberry & Associates Ltd. and a drawing list on letterhead with a Hong Kong address.
Flatfile
16** Henry residence project, Pasadena, California, 1993
Plans by Barry A. Berkus A.I.A.
Flatfile
10** Unidentified (NARA), Japan, circa 1993
Includes 1993 correspondence from Maeda Environmental Art Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
Box Folder
29 6 E. R. Lawrence project, 1994
Plan by Orr.
Imperial Cascade, Imperial Hotel, Osaka, Japan, 1994-1995
Flatfile
17** 1994
Plans by Barry Design Associates, Inc.
Box Folder
34 3 1995
Drawings by Orr Labs.
Flatfile
18** Teikoku Hotel fountain project, (Japan?), 1994
Plans by Koei Industry Co., Ltd.
Box Folder
29 7 Unidentified, 1994
29 8 Double Vision, 2001
Flatfile
19** Bettencourt residence project, Auburn, California, undated
Plan by The CBM Group, Inc.
Box Folder
29 9 Greenburg project, undated
Box Folder
35* 5 Hycel Wedge, undated
Plan by Orr Labs.
Flatfile
19** Moscone Center project, undated
Box Folder
29 10 Tony and Carolyn Johnson project, undated
Unidentified, undated
Box Folder
36* 10 Anchorage, Alaska
Flatfile
19** Shimane Prefecture, Japan
Possibly for Archimedes Gate.
box
29, 34 Unidentified locations
Includes a pencil drawing.
Series III. Papers, 1959-2012, undated 2.63 Linear Feet (7 boxes. Computer media: 10.90 GB [195 files])
Series III. contains administrative files and ephemera pertaining to Orr's work, with exhibition announcement postcards, typescript firsthand accounts of Orr's friendship with conceptual artist James Lee Byars, acquisition documentation and pricing for works by Orr, and Orr's handwritten notes and typescript proposals for projects. The series also includes binders consisting of both photographs and schematic drawings that were not described in Series I. or Series II.
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Articles and essays, 1984-1999, undated
On Orr, his work, and his role in the Light and Space movement.
Box Folder
29 12 Photocopies, 1984-1999, undated
Box Folder
35* 5 Oversize, 1989
Box Folder
29 13 Thermofax originals, 1999
Box Folder
25 7 Ashkenazy Galleries consignment memo and color Polaroids, 1989
Includes seven Polaroids of 1989 paintings Wait; Blue Void A; Dark Light #14; Time Shadow; One Way; Other Side of Light AA; and No Fire.
Box Folder
30 7 Assorted documents, circa 1985-circa 1995, 2003, undated
Includes Orr's application for entry to Vietnam and a "Robot Poetry Manifesto" signed by Orr, James Lee Byars, Marian McEvilley, and others.
Binders of photographs and schematic drawings, 1978-2003, undated
"Sculpture 1987," 1978-1987, undated
Binder of schematic drawings (photocopies), descriptions, lists, and proposals for sculptural works. Includes Untitled (Prime Matter series), the Beck commission; Solar Fountain; the Anaheim city center fountain; the Newquist doors and shutters; Waterwall; the Vena-Mondt studio/residence project; Naked Singularity; the Michael Goodman project; the Jenkins project; Fire and Water Column; Triangular Fire and Water Column; the Panza proposals: Prime Matter 8, Thermal Time Window, Prime Matter, North of Yesterday, Space Delineator-Single/Double/Planar Wall, Heliostatic Rain, Sunrise, Sound Tunnel, Ocean of Time, Silence and the Ion Wind, Sound in the Shape of a Pear, Nothing Special; LACMA project: Prime Matter 9; Home Savings of America; Hawaii project; Whitney Museum multiple project; Amber Hill commission; Cedars Sinai project.
Box Folder
29 14 Schematic drawings
Box Folder
25 8 Color prints
"Selected Works," 1981-1986, undated
Includes typescript descriptions, some on Eric Orr letterhead, and schematic drawings of selected Orr works; photocopies of clippings; and a proposal application for the City of Brea's Art in Public Places Program. Identified works include North of Yesterday, Solar Fountain, and Prime Matter.
Box Folder
29 15 Descriptions and proposals
Box Folder
27 2 Color prints
box folder
37 1 "Empty sheets, slides," undated
Binder of empty photographic print and slide sheets with labels for the following works and locations: Sandrich Singularity #1; Janssen Prime Matter; International Creative Manange (?); Fukushima Stadium; Eastern Oceans of Time; Sandel; LACMA Prime Matter; Lee Singularity; North of Yesterday; Prime Matter IV (Venice Bien); Nippon Arch; Naked Singularity; Topanga Plaza Mall, Rain Box (Scottsdale); MacArthur Place; Moreno Valley Mall; Solar Fountain; Teak Singularity (1995); Fukushima Prime Matter (1994); Edge of Light (33 x 9); St. Louis Galleria; Chicago Sheraton; and Jon Douglas.
"Sculpture/blueprints," undated
Binder of schematic drawings for works of sculpture. Schematic drawings were originally adhered to the original binder sleeves, which were not archival. Drawings were removed from the binder during conservation treatment. The original binder and sleeves have been maintained separately from the schematic drawings.
box folder
37 2 Original binder and sleeves
37 3-4 Schematic drawings
Box Folder
25 9 Color prints
Unlabeled, 1991,1996, 2001-2003
Assorted sculpture, undated
Mostly empty binder of missing schematic drawings, with ink remnants of drawings on most of the binder sleeves. Also includes color photographs of select works and a list of works on Orr's letterhead.
box folder
37 5 Original sleeves
Box folder
25 10 Color prints
Also includes list of works on Orr's letterhead.
Assorted sculpture, 1991, 2001-2003
Identified works include: Last Oceans of Time, Granite Singularity, Enclave, Cedars Cascade, Kanner Water Veil, ICM Prime Matter, L.A. Prime Matter, Birmingham Prime Matter, and Cuba Libre.
Box Folder
29 16 Original housing
Box folder
25 11 Color prints
Box folder
26 1 Assorted sculpture, 1996, undated
Binder includes twenty-five color prints, with one identified work: Archimedes Gate.
Box Folder
29 17 Biographies and chronologies, 1996, undated
29 18 Business and resume cards, undated
Box Item
32 V1 Chaparral VHS, undated
1 videocassette (VHS) (28 min.) ; 1/2 in. Original label reads, Stereo / final mix. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box Folder
29 19 Cirrus Editions catalogue sheets, 2007, undated
Acquisition documents for works by Eric Orr.
Correspondence, 1979, 1987-1999, undated
Primarily includes faxes and blank postcards, with one unsigned postcard addressed to Orr, and a blank postcard addressed to Kurt Hodgetts.
Box Folder
29 20 1979, 1987-1999, undated
Box Folder
26 2 Transparencies, 1979
Box Item
31 DVD1 Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Work of Eric Orr, viewing copy (video), 2012
Sound not re-mastered.
1 video disc (DVD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box Folder
29 21 Electrum documents, 1996, undated
Includes correspondence, exhibition invitations, schematic drawings, and typescript notes. Original housing read: To: Kent Hodgetts / Re: Electrum to SCI-Arc 1.07.2003.
Box Item
31 DVD2 "Eric Orr and a Tower of Fire and Water" (video), undated
1 video disc (DVD-R) (120 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box Folder
29 22 Exhibition announcements and postcards, 1979-1996, undated
Postcards primarily for Orr's national solo and group exhibitions, with some postcards for exhibitions held at international venues. Includes photocopies.
Box Item
31 DVD3 Five Sisters viewing copy (video), 1980s
1 video disc (DVD-R) (120 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
31 CM3 "If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part of Your Revolution," undated
1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM3 contains: 3 Microsoft Word for Windows files (.docx) titled, Five Sisters credits; 46 image files (.jpg) with alphanumeric titles; 1 Quicktime file (.mov) titled, Frascati WG; and 1 unidentified file (.m4v) titled, MUSAC. One file was corrupt and could not be transferred from the disc: Video/Reina Sofia.mov. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box Folder
29 23 Interview transcripts, 2007
Transcripts of Elizabeth Orr interviews with curator Maurice Tuchman, art critic Thomas McEvilley, and art historian Gail Gelburd on their relationships with her father, Eric Orr.
James Lee Byars, 1983, 1997-1998, undated
Box Folder
29 24 "Jimmy stories," 1997-1998, undated
Typescript anecdotes by Orr that detail his friendship with artist James Lee Byars. Also includes Orr's personal chronology, exhibition announcements, and color printouts of Orr with Byars and Thomas McEvilley.
29 25 "Jimmy stories" (thermofax), 1997
Box Folder
26 3 Photographs, 1983, undated
Four color prints and two black-and-white prints.
Box Item
31 D1 "1. James Lee Byars 2. Eric Orr," undated
James Lee Byars, "The Death of James Lee Byars" and Eric Orr Gold Room lecture at LACMA.
1 audio disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box Folder
29 26 Kentucadet: Alumni Journal, 1959 May
Alumni journal for the Kentucky Military Institute.
29 27 Limited edition water sculptures, 2004, undated
29 28 Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego acquisition documents, 2006
Artist surveys and licensing agreements for Orr's You Had the Meaning but Missed the Experience (circa 1981-1982) and Red Void II (1992).
Notebooks and notes, 1974-1992, undated
Box Folder
30 1 1974
30 2 1980
30 3 1992, undated
Includes typescript pages for a lecture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on the indigenous art of Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo).
30 4 undated
30 5 Orr Studio sculpture booklet, 2001-2002
With a Hosfelt Gallery envelope addressed to Peggy Orr in 2002.
Painting price lists and invoices, 1990-1991, undated
Box Folder
30 6 Documents
Includes a black-and-white print of Time Switch (1973) by Gus Foster.
Box Folder
27 1 Color Polaroids
Includes seventy-seven color Polaroids, with the following identified paintings: Purple Elapsed Time; Where Is Infinity; Red Void; Violent Edge; Oceans of Time; Xanadu; Blue Ecliptic; Green Ecliptic; Harry's Cauldron; Lee Musgrave; Hahn's Birthdate; Three of a Kind; Without Green; Amarillo; Crazy Wisdom T.O; Sam's Pic; Darkness In Back of The Sky; May to December; Peggy's Pic; What Takes 4 Light Years to Stop; Red Cloud; In Hand; You've Had the Experience But You Missed the Meaning; Plum Threshold; Parmenides Dilemma; Zero +; 91 Mu; Edge of Thought; Emergence of Time; Navaho; 3+3=3; If Tachyons Could Tell the Truth; Always Everywhere at Once Always Nowhere Sometime; Threshold of Substance; Time Dilation; The Rossi; Time Window 1; Time Window 2; The Passage; The Sky is Not A Way Back; 3 Ways; Uaho; Green Guy; Fugitive Blue; Circadian Rhythm; Nine Times Nine; Crazy Wisdom II; Crazy Wisdom X; Pangaea; and Temporal Crazy Wisdom.
Box Folder
30 8 Proposals and histories, 1998-1999, undated
Includes descriptions of Electrum, Karnak, L.A. Prime Matter, Silence and the Ion Wind, Solar Fountain, and Zero Mass Space.
30 9 Slide list, Hope and Healing Center, circa 1998
Box Item
31 CM1 "Teece - E Orr," 2005 June
1 computer disc (CD-RW) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM1 contains: 48 image files (.jpg) titled: Teece CWC and workers 6 13 05 E Orr. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box Item
32 R1 Tibetan Temple Gongs audiotape reel, 1975 December
1 audiotape reel (60 min.) : analog, 15 ips. ; 5 in., 1/4 in. tape. Original label reads: Eric Orr / Tibetan Temple Gongs / Dec. 1975 / 15 i.p.s. / Full track / "B" tape / (slightly noisier). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Wall Shadow, 2011-2012
Box Item
31 CM2 Eugenia Butler Gallery, 2011 February
1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM2 contains: 34 Tagged Image File Format (.tif) files titled: Orr light piece. One file was corrupt and could not be transferred from the disc: Orr light piece 7.tif. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box Folder
34 5 Oversize flier, 2012
A flier for a re-creation of Orr's 1970 piece, Wall Shadow, presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and Corazon del Sol as part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival.
The Works Gallery, 1989, undated
Ashkenazy resource exchange, 1989
Box Folder
30 10 Schematic drawings
Box Folder
27 3 Color Polaroids
Seven color Polaroids.
Box Folder
30 11 Collector kits, undated
Includes collector solicitations and postcards with brief resumes for artists represented by the gallery.
Box Item
32 C1 Unidentified audiocassette, undated
Original label reads: I.
1 audiocassette : analog ; 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in., 1/8 in. tape. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
Box Item
31 D2 Unidentified audio CD, undated
1 compact disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.
31 CM4 Unidentified disc, 2007 July
Possibly includes images of Eric Orr exhibition at Robert Berman Gallery, curated by Elizabeth Orr.
1 computer disc (CD-R) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. CM4 contains: 4 JPEG File Interchange Format files (.jpg) and 31 Exchangeable Image File Format (Uncompressed) files (.tif). Unavailable until reformatted. Contact reference for reformatting.