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Robert Irwin papers, circa 1940-2011, bulk 1970-2011

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Irwin (Robert) Papers

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Series I. Correspondence, 1975-2010 13 Linear Feet (31 boxes)
Correspondence with critics, curators, directors of museums, and other arts organizations, universities, students, and collectors concern the creation, acquisition, and installation of projects, exhibitions, lectures, and symposia. Some ephemera and clippings may also be found here.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically with some (from collection additions) arranged alphabetically by correspondent and topic at the end.
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1 1975-1978
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2 1979-1980
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3 1981-1982
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4 Mar-Dec 1982
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5 1983
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6 1984
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7 1985
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8 1986
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9 1987
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10 1988
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11 1989
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12 1990
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13 1991
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14 1992-1994
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14a 1994-1996
box folder
84 2 1992-1996
box folder
107 1 1995-1998
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81 1996-1997
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99 1 1996-1998
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82 1998
box folder
99 2 1998-1999
99 3-5 1999
box folder
87 1 2000
box folder
100 1-4 2000
100 5-8 2001
box folder
102 1-7 2002
box folder
107 2-6 2002-2003
box folder
111 1 2003-2004
111 2-4 2004
box folder
107 7 2005
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113 2005
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119 2006
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120 2007
box folder
127 1 2007
box folder
131 1 2006-2008
box folder
127 2-5 2008
box folder
131 2-3 2009
131 4 2010
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14b-14d, 109 Appointment calendars, 1976, 1978-1992, 1995-1999, 2002
These calendars have many pieces of ephemera, notes, and receipts attached to the pages.
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14b 1976, 1978-1982
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14c 1983-1987
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14d 1988-1992
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109 1995-1999, 2002
box folder
87 3 College and university lectures, 1989-1993
87 2 Panza, Giuseppe, 1975-2000
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121-124 Plutzer vs. The J. Paul Getty Trust, et al., 2005-2007
Sealed pending review in 2032.
box folder
127 6 Other Getty correspondence, 2004-2007
box folder
80 1 Oversize, 1996-1998
box folder
86 1 With color photographs, 1998
Series II. Personal writings and lectures, ca. 1940-2000, undated 1.5 Linear Feet (3.5 boxes)
Beginning around 1974, Irwin began to read philosophy (Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Einstein, Wittgenstein and others) for ideas with which to defend his art against criticism. The small early notebooks contain excerpts from Irwin's readings with his notes. The larger notebooks contain commentaries on his readings, and the later notebooks are compilations of ancillary information for his own writings. This series also contains a separate notebook used in preparation for his 1977 Whitney Museum project. Published writings, lecture notes, and related materials are also included.
Arrangement
Arranged by format.
box folder
83 1 The Green and the White (an original screenplay), 1940s
Screenplay by Irwin and Joan Tewkesbury.
box
15-17 Notebooks, 1976-1977, undated
Includes the notebook for the Whitney Museum project, 1977.
box folder
101 7 Notebook, 1989-1991
box folder
87 4 Published writings, 1999-2000
87 5-8 Lecture notes and related material, 1998-2000, undated
box folder
101 1 Lecture notes, 1999
Series III. Project files, 1970-2009, undated 9.2 Linear Feet (27 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
Material generated during the preparation and building of many installations, exhibitions, and site-specific works. Files include proposals and correspondence with project coordinators, engineers, and materials manufacturers. Other documentation includes color and black-and-white photographs and negatives taken by Irwin during site surveys and construction, drawings, notes, cost estimates, receipts, and some clippings. Also included are materials related to projects about Irwin in which he participated. See Series IV. Project drawings for oversize drawings.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
1970-1978
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18 1 Northridge, 1970
box folder
89 6 Miscellaneous, 1975
box folder
18 2 Whitney Exhibition, 1977
18 3 Berkeley, 1978
18 4 Ohio State University, 1978
1980-1984
box folder
18 5-6 Carpenter Park, Dallas, 1980
18 7 Wellesley College, 1980
box folder
19 1 Lake Placid, 1980
19 2-4 New Orleans, 1980
19 5 San Francisco freeway, ca. 1980
19 6 Cincinnati Fountain Square, 1981
19 7 University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Two Running Violet V Forms, 1981
box folder
20 1 Battery Park, New York, Competition, 1982
20 2 San Francisco airport, 1982
20 3 Chicago O'Hare airport, 1982
20 4-5 University of Minnesota, 1983
box folder
21 1-3 Old Post Office, Washington D.C. (48 Shadow Planes), 1983
21 4 Seattle (9 Spaces, 9 Trees), 1983
21 5 MacArthur Foundation, 1984
1985-1989
box folder
21 6 Sackler Gallery, Harvard, 1985
box folder
22 1 California Center, San Francisco, 1985
22 2 San Francisco Exhibition, 1985
22 3 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] (Grand Avenue Meridian), 1986
22 4 Wave Hill, 1986
22 5-8 Tower 45, 1986
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23 Miami International Airport (Two Architectural Towers), 1986
23 1-9 Correspondence, proposals, strategy, notes.
box folder
25 1-7 Exhibition, exhibition space, expenses/receipts
box folder
24 1-10 Research, theme parks, GTI background, contracts, meeting minutes, critique committee
box folder
26 1-10 Photographs, tranparencies, and negatives of architectural drawings; articles, press releases, addresses, misc.
box folder
27 1 Rice University Lecture Series, 1988
27 2 Falling Water, 1988
27 3-6 Cityfront Center, Chicago, 1989
box folder
28 1-3 Pasadena, 1989
1990-1994
box folder
29 1 Carlsbad, 1990
29 2 San Diego Museum, 1990
29 3 Koll Plaza, San Diego, 1990
29 4 Des Moines, Iowa, 1990
box folder
28 4-5 Rhône-Alpes Olympics, 1990
box folder
29 5 Renos Xippas, Paris, 1991
Pace Gallery exhibition, 1992
box folder
30 1 Files
box folder
33 8 Guest book, 1992
box folder
30 2-7 Las Vegas, 1992-1994
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA], 1992-1995
box folder
30 8-10 1993
box folder
108 1 1992-1995
box folder
30 11 Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1994
Musée d'art de la ville de Paris,
box folder
30 12-13 Files, 1994
box folder
101 7 Exhibition catalog for Robert Irwin, 1994
box folder
30 14 Millikin Foundation, 1994
30 15 Veteran's Parkway, 1994
1995-1999
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30 16 Los Angeles Cathedral, 1995
30 17-19 Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1995
box folder
83 3 Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees by Lawrence Weschler, 1996
box folder
30 20-21 Wexner Center, 1996
30 22 Del Mar Bridge Project, 1996
box folder
83 6 Documentary film by Leonard Feinstein, 1991-1997
This film The Beauty of Questions was released in 1997. It was originally titled In Response.
Getty central garden, Los Angeles, 1992-ca. 2008
Files relating to books about the Getty central garden are also included. See Series V. Photographs for color photography of the Getty central garden project, as well as Series VII. Project drawings for additional material related to the project.
For additional related material, see also the Getty Center Central Garden design plans in the Institutional Archives of the J. Paul Getty Trust (IA40020).
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76-80, 88 1992-1998
box folder
88 3-9 1999-2001
box folder
101 4-6 1998-2002
box folder
102 8-10 ca. 2002-2003
Getty central garden book, ca. 2001
Weschler, Lawrence, Robert Irwin Getty garden. Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001.
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90 Layouts
box folder
103 3 Page proofs
box folder
115 1 Book in sections
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116 Getty central garden book, 2003
Duggan, Jim, Plants in the Getty's central garden. Los Angeles : J. Paul Getty Museum, c2003.
flatfile
45** Getty central garden book, ca. 2008
Hackman, William, and Mark Greenberg, eds. Inside the Getty. Los Angeles, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Trust ; Hove : Roundhouse [distributor], 2008.
box folder
83 2 Ohio State University, 1996
Dia:Beacon, New York, 1996-2003
box folder
83 4-5 1996-1998
box folder
104 1-9 1998-2003
box folder
128 1-3 1999
box folder
83 7 Pace Wildenstein, New York (Retrospective), 1998
Guest book.
Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon (Double Diamond), 1993-1999
box folder
83 8 1998
box folder
89 1 1993-1999
box folder
101 3 Guggenheim Museum, 1998
box folder
89 3 University of California, Irvine, 1999
89 2 Howard Rachofsky project, 1998-1999
2000-2004
box folder
101 2 San Diego State University, 1998-2001
box folder
89 4 Lyon Parc Auto, 2000-2001
89 5 Pace Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 2000-2001
box folder
105 1 Guggenheim, New York (Scrim installation), 2003-2004
105 2 Carmel Valley Community Park South, ca. 2003-2004
105 3 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 2003
box folder
108 2-3 ARCO Plaza, 2003-2004
2005-2009
box folder
111 5 Pasadena Arts Cultural Affairs, 2003-2005
111 6 Leona Drive, Los Angeles (Ortiz residence), 2005
box folder
114 1-4 Desert Botanical Garden, Pheonix, AZ, 2002-2006
114 5-6 Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA (Translucence), 2006
box folder
124 9 Pace Wildenstein, New York (Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue), 2006
Guest book.
box folder
128 7 Pace Wildenstein, New York (Red Drawing, White Drawing, Black Painting), 2009
Guest book.
Series IV. Clippings and ephemera, ca. 1960-2011, undated 5.2 Linear Feet (10 boxes, 8 flat file folders)
Reviews, invitations, posters, and announcements as well as personal items such as awards and honorary degrees. Some ephemera may also be included in Series I. Correspondence and Series III. Project files.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically with awards and oversize material at the end.
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31 ca. 1960-1977
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32 1978-1985
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33 1986-1993
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34a 1993-1996, undated
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84 1997-1999, undated
box folder
89 7 2000-2001
box folder
101 8 2002
box folder
105 4 2003
105 5, 8 2004
box folder
111 7 2005-2006
box folder
115 2-6 2006-2007
Also includes one folder of clippings related to the Getty dated 2004-2009.
box folder
129 1-5 2006-2007
box folder
128 4-8 2008-2009
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131 5-6 2010-2011
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34b Skowhegan medal and Otis honorary degree, 1980-1992
box folder
105 7 Art Center honorary degree, 2003
box
116 Certificate of Recognition from City of Los Angeles, 2006
flatfile
48** San Francisco Art Institute honorary degree, 1978
flatfile
53** Certificate of membership in American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2007
flatfile
54** Building team of the year award, 2008
box folder
80 2 Oversize, 1997-1998
flatfile
5**-6**, 26**, 28**, 44**, 46** Posters, 1988-2002
Includes posters for: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Symposium at the Chinati Foundation; Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris; SciArc 25th birthday celebration; Presence symposium in Virginia; Ed Bereal show (Portland, OR); Translucence: Southern California art from the 1960s & 1970s; Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue; Invisible Might: Words from 1965 to 1971; New Music America Miami (1988).
Series V. Photographs, slides, and negatives, ca. 1969-2003, undated 20.8 Linear Feet (46 boxes, 5 flat file folders, 1 frame)
An extensive quantity of black-and-white and color photographs, slides, and negatives of many of Irwin's light and space installations and site-specific projects. There are many duplicate color images, enlarged and mounted for exhibitions, such as his 1993 traveling retrospective. Some photographs of Irwin as a youth and of his early abstract paintings can also be found here.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically with undated material at the end.
Personal and early work, 1969-1970, undated
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35 Personal photographs and portraits, undated
35 Early Work, undated
35 Museum of Modern Art, New York [MOMA], 1970
35 Northridge, 1970
35 Irwin's Venice Studio (Skylights-Column), 1970
box folder
108 4 1930 Ford Coup, undated
1971-1974
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37 Walker Art Center (Slant Light Volume), 1971
37 Ace Gallery (Room Angle Light Volume), 1972
37 Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, 1972
37 Sonnabend, Paris (Split Room Slant Scrim), 1972
37 Pace Gallery (Eye Level Wall Division), 1973
37 Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, 1973
37 Panza, Varese, Italy, 1973
37 Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles (Wall Division), 1974
37 New South Wales/Sidney, Australia (Scrim/Light Volume), 1974
1975-1979
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37 Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, 1975
37 California State University, Long Beach, 1975
37 Fort Worth, 1975
37 Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], Chicago (Black Line Volume), 1975
37 Venice Biennale, 1976
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37, 57* Walker Art Center (Four Corners Room; Window Indication, Repeat Slant Light Volume), 1976
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37 University of Massachussets, Amherst (Stairwell Slant Volume), 1976
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38 Whitney Museum (Scrim Veil-Black Rectangle-Natural Light), 1977
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38, 58* Berkeley (Three-Light Triangulation), 1978
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38, 52 Ohio State University, Columbus (Tilted Planes), 1978
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38 San Diego State University (Scrim Room Division), 1979
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38, 52 Lincoln, Nebraska Model, 1979
1980-1989
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39, 51-52, 54*-55*, 57* Carpenter Park, Dallas, 1980
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39, 48 San Francisco freeway, ca. 1980
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39 Lake Placid, 1980
Wellesley College, 1980
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39, 55*, 65** Boxes
flatfile
1** Flatfile
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39 Artforum, 1981
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52 Cincinnati, ca. 1981
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58*, 62* University of California, San Diego [UCSD], ca. 1981
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51-52, 57* Chicago O'Hare airport, ca. 1982
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52 San Francisco airport, ca. 1982
University of Minnesota, 1983
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39 Box
flatfile
2** Flatfile
frame
3** Framed print
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64** Old Post Office, Washington, D.C. (48 Shadow Planes), ca. 1983
Seattle (9 Spaces, 9 Trees), ca. 1983
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53* Box
flatfile
2** Flatfile
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39, 55* San Francisco (A Single Plane: 324 Parts), 1985
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40-44 Miami, 1986
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64** Wave Hill, ca. 1986
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52, 54* Pasadena, ca. 1989
1992-1998
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86, 91-98 Getty central garden, 1992-1998
Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon (Double Diamond), 1993-1999
box folder
89 8-9 Black-and-white photographs,
box folder
91 3 Color photographs,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] (Retrospective), 1993
box folder
91 6 Photographs
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60*, 63* Mounted photographs,
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86 Dia Center for the Arts, New York, 1998
2000-2001
box folder
91 4 Lyon Parc Auto, 2000-2001
91 5 Pace Gallery, Chelsea, 2000-2001
box folder
105 6 Robert Irwin and Ellsworth Kelly, 2003
Photograph taken by Sydney B. Felsen.
American Academy of Arts and Letters
flatfile
55** 2007
flatfile
56** 2008
flatfile
47** undated
Various, undated
box folder
91 1-2 Trees and bushes
Venice, Calif.
box
46-48 Mounted photographs
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71 Rolls of negatives
Photographs taken every 30 seconds.
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59* Mounted photos used in Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] retrospective
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56* NASA satellite photographs
box
61** Chicago Tower
flatfile
1** Las Vegas
box
57* Louisiana Museum, Denmark
box
66** Berkeley, Washington, D.C., and other projects
Six mounted photographs.
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45, 91, 94-96 Miscellaneous slides
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49-50 Miscellaneous mounted photos
Series VI. Audiovisual and digital material, 1971-2010, undated 2.5 Linear Feet (60 items)
Audiovisual and digital materials document Irwin's art, and Irwin lecturing and attending symposia. Only those items that have been reformatted may be used. Reformats are described below but housed separately. Online access to selected digitized video recordings is available to on-site readers and Getty staff.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically within each format with undated and unidentified material at the end of each format.
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69 F1 Drugs and Beyond, 1971
Drugs and Beyond: 1971

Film sent to Irwin by Ed Wortz. Film was part of a series funded by both the National Institute for Mental Health and UCLA in 1971 as part of the "Social Seminar" series.
1 film reel : 16 mm. Original.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP). Archival master.
Audiotapes, 1975-1998, undated
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67 C1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1975 Nov. 8
1 sound cassette.
67 C2 10th International Sculpture Conference 1978 May 31-June 3
1 sound cassette.
67 C3-C4 Irwin Seminar, 1979 Nov. 21
2 sound cassettes. Both marked "dupe".
67 C5-C6 Irwin, 1980 Apr. 30
2 sound cassettes. Both marked "dupe".
67 C7 The Territory of Art with Pia Lindstrom, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, KCRW, 1982
1 sound cassette.
67 C8-C12 Irwin lectures, 1988 Mar 7, 14, 21
5 sound cassettes.
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68 C13-C14 Broadcast, 1993 Sept. 15
2 sound cassettes.
68 C15 The Thoroughbred Connection: Irwin/Andy Beyer, 1993 Dec.
1 sound cassette.
68 C22 These Days with Dick Sutro, 1998 August 10
1 sound cassette.
68 C23 Roger Shattuck, for the Garden of Our Perceptions, 1998
This sound cassette accompanies material in preparation for a symposium at the Huntington Library that Irwin spoke at in 1998.
68 C16 Astrology no. 1, undated
Astrology no. 1: undated

1 sound cassette.
68 C17 Astrology no. 2, undated
Astrology no. 2: undated

1 sound cassette.
68 C18 Yassan (?) lecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, undated
1 sound cassette.
68 C19-C21 Sally Yard, undated
3 sound cassettes.
Videotapes, 1973-2001, undated
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69 V1-V5 Lecture, 1973 Feb. 28
Lecture,

Originals - 5 videoreels : 1/2 in.
V1 is blank. Not reformatted. V3 is a duplicate of V2 and was therefore not digitized. V2 is 63 minutes long. V5 is a duplicate of V4 and was therefore not digitized. V4 is 31 minutes long.
69 R1-R2 Wright State lectures, ca. 1973
Wright State lectures: 1973

2 videotape reels.
69 V6 Lecture, 1976 Aug.
1 videocassette (U-Matic : 50 min.).
Miami Project, 1987-1988
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70 V8 "PAC, Irwin airport master plan", 21 September 1987
"PAC, Irwin airport master plan" (digital version available on-site only): 21 September 1987

1 videocassette of 4 (VHS) (123 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. Title transcribed from label.
PAC, Irwin master plan,
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70 V9 "PAC, Irwin master plan", 21 September 1987
"PAC, Irwin master plan" (digital version available on-site only): 21 September 1987

2 videocassette of 4 (VHS) (124 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. Title transcribed from label.
70 V10 "Irwin presentation - Trust", 23 September 1987
"Irwin presentation - Trust" (digital version available on-site only): 23 September 1987

3 videocassette of 4 (VHS) (75 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. Title transcribed from label.
70 V11 "PAC, Irwin master plan", 22 September 1987
"PAC, Irwin master plan" (digital version available on-site only): 22 September 1987

4 videocassette of 4 (VHS) (5 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. Title transcribed from label.
70 V12 "Coy Howard; Denes presentation; Vertical access proposal", 23 February 1988
"Coy Howard; Denes presentation; Vertical access proposal" (digital version available on-site only): 23 February 1988

1 videocassette of 2 (VHS) (114 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. Title transcribed from label. The first half of this video documents Beverly Buchanan installing Blue Station Stones in Miami, Florida, as part of Miami-Dade County Art In Public Places.
70 V13 "Coy Howard - Vertical access; R. Irwin - MIA garden proposal", 23 February 1988
"Coy Howard - Vertical access; R. Irwin - MIA garden proposal" (digital version available on-site only): 23 February 1988

2 videocassette of 2 (VHS) (64 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. Title transcribed from label.
70 V14 The Doors of Perception, Smithsonian World, 1991 June 5
The Doors of Perception, Smithsonian World: 1991 June 5

1 videocassette (VHS ; 58 min.).
70 V15 Robert Irwin in Response, Pace, 1992
Robert Irwin in Response, Pace: 1992

1 videocassette (VHS ; 8 min.).
70 V16 Documenta '92: West Coast Artists, 1992
Documenta '92: West Coast Artists: 1992

1 videocassette (VHS).
70 V17 Robert Irwin: From Point Zero, 1993
Robert Irwin: From Point Zero: 1993

1 videocassette (VHS).
70 V18 Irwin - Paris, 1994 Oct.
Irwin - Paris: 1994 Oct.

1 videocassette (VHS).
70 V23 MOCA & Tribute Celebration, 1997 June 6
MOCA & Tribute Celebration: 1997 June 6

1 videocassette (VHS)
70 V24 Rice President's lecture series, 2000 March 3
1 videocassette (VHS)
70 V25 Eye on L.A.: The Getty, 2001 May 19
1 videocassette (VHS ; 30 min.)
70 V19 The Artist's Voice, undated
The Artist's Voice: undated

1 videocassette (VHS ; 30 min.).
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69 V20 Interview, undated
Interview: undated

1 videocassette (U-Matic ; 30 min.). The end title card says "One of a series on living artists by Andy Eason & Gerry Rosen, c.1975"
69 V21 Unedited interview, tape 1, undated
Unedited interview, tape 1,: undated

1 videocassette (U-Matic ; 62 min.).
69 V22 Unedited interview, tape 2, undated
Unedited interview, tape 2: undated

1 videocassette (U-Matic ; 28 min. ).
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70 V26 Advanced Placement: The Stuart Collection at UCSD undated
Advanced Placement: The Stuart Collection at UCSD: undated

1 videocassette (VHS)
70 V27 Unidentified, undated
1 videocassette (VHS).
Digital material, 1998-2010, undated
Digital material is unavailable until reformatted.
box item
85 D2 Masterworks for learning: A College collection catalogue. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, 1998
1 CD-ROM. Music performed by students and faculty.
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110 D4 Art Gallery of Western Australia, ca. 2003
1 CD-ROM containing PDF and JPEG files.
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117 D5 Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2005
1 CD-ROM containing JPEG files.
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118 D6 Brazil (Allan), ca. 2005
1 CD-ROM containing JPEG files. Sleeve was marked "Brazil - Allan" and was housed with print-outs of color photographs. See Correspondence from 2005 (b. 113, f. 10).
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125 D1 Interview of Robert Irwin by Mike Bianco, 2007
2 audio CDs (85 min).
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126 D7 An Afternoon with Robert Irwin a film by Hunter Moskowitz (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego), ca. 2008
1 DVD (8 min) : sd., col. A documentary on Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue.
box item
130 D8 California's Gold #10006: Getty Garden, 2008
1 DVD.
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132 D9 Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970, 2010
1 CD-ROM containing JPEG and TIF files.
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106 D3 Cognitive Tool Company (John Baez), undated
1 zip disk. Originally filed with Dia:Beacon miscellaneous project files.
Series VII. Project drawings, ca. 1970-2007, undated 228 Linear Feet (44 rolls, 37 flat file folders, and 2 frames)
Many original drawings in pencil and colored pencil, and some printed mechanical drawings, for many of Irwin's projects.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically with undated and unidentified material at the end.
1973-1979
roll
17** Pace Gallery, 1973-1992
Three sections and elevations with colored pencil for 1992 installation; one photostat of 1973 and 1974 installations; and one installation photo.
roll
T25** Ohio State University, 1978
roll
2** Carpenter Park, Dallas, 1978
Sixteen blueprints and one pencil drawing.
Berkeley, ca. 1978
flatfile
4** Flatfile
roll
13** Roll
1980-1989
Chicago, ca.1981-ca.1982
flatfile
3** Flatfile
Twenty-six original and mechanical drawings.
roll
11**, 19** Rolls
flatfile
4** Rock Garden Sitting Room, Rhode Island, 1982
Three drawings.
roll
13** Minnesota, ca. 1983
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] (Grand Avenue Meridian), 1983-1986
roll
20** 1983
Thirteen foot long negative and positive, two smaller positives and one smaller print. Also called Grand Avenue Viaduct.
frame
1**-2** 1983?
Framed print, positive. Made from negatives on Roll 20? Also called Grand Avenue Viaduct.
roll
4** 1986
Seven blueprints.
roll
5** 1986
Five sheets of elevations and diagrams (see also Roll 20).
roll
13** Sackler Gallery, Harvard, 1985
roll
3** Tower 45, 1986
Sixteen blueprints.
roll
18** Wave Hill, 1986
roll
6**-7** Miami, 1986
Seven drawings, some colored. Nineteen original drawings.
roll
T26** Miami International Airport (Two Architectural Towers), ca.1986
roll
8** Falling Water, 1988
Three colored drawings for Site Lines.
roll
9** Pasadena, 1989
Two colored drawings of plan and elevation.
1990-1999
roll
18**, T42** Des Moines, Iowa, ca.1990
roll
14**,18** Renos Xippas, Paris, 1991
Getty central garden, Los Angeles, ca.1992-ca.1998
box folder
80 3-9 Oversize
flatfile
7**, 14**, 23**, 45** Flatfiles
roll
T21**-T24**, T36** Rolls
roll
15**, 28** Las Vegas, 1992-1994
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] (Retrospective), ca. 1993
flatfile
4** Flatfile
roll
16**, T32** Rolls
roll
10** Köln, 1994
Fifteen original drawings.
roll
T27** Centro de Art Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 1995
Lyon Parc Auto, 1995, 2000
flatfile
25** Flatfiles, 1995, 2000
roll
T34a** Roll, 2000
roll
T44** Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon (Double Diamond), ca.1998-ca.1999
Pace Gallery, Chelsea, New York, 1998-1999
flatfile
24** Flatfile
roll
T33**-T34** Rolls
roll
T33** Howard Rachovsky project, ca. 1998-1999
Dia:Beacon, New York, ca.1999-ca.2001
box folder
103 4 Oversize, 1999-2001
Flatfiles, ca. 2000-ca. 2004
flatfile
8** Planting plan, two drawings, ca. 2004
flatfile
9** Administration building, three drawings, 2001 Mar
North facade, west-east elevation, window and doors.
flatfile
10** Two drawings, ca. 2002
Irwin label (not on drawing), "Bosch."
flatfile
11** Windows, three drawings, ca. 2000
flatfile
12** Entrance building backup, seven drawings, ca. 2000
flatfile
13** Excurses[?] Homage to the Square, four drawings, undated
Potentially or Irwin installation at Dia:Beacon.
flatfile
16** Scrim passage, ca. 2001
flatfile
15** Administration building, ten drawings, ca. 2001
flatfile
17** Entry building construction drawings, three drawings, ca. 2000
flatfile
18** Miscellanous and stairs, three drawings, undated
flatfile
20** Gate front, two drawings, 2001
flatfile
29** Drawings, ca. 1999
Rolls, undated
roll
T31**, T37** Staircases
roll
T38**-T39** Miscellaneous
roll
T40** Parking lot
Drawings on vellum and trace of plantings and parking plan.
roll
T41** Building drawings
Irwin's label (not on drawings): "BASE [or "BASC?"] bldg drawings." Plans of various levels.
roll
T32** Installation,
2000-2010
Seattle (9 Spaces, 9 Trees), ca. 2000
flatfile
41** Flatfile
roll
19** Roll
2 negatives, 2 photostats and 1 drawing.
Desert Botanical Garden, Pheonix, AZ, ca. 2001-2006
box
116 Oversize, 2006
flatfile
39**, 42**-43** Flatfiles, ca. 2001
flatfile
30** Art Gallery of Western Australia, 2003
ARCO Plaza, 1970, ca. 2003-2004
box
112 Oversize, ca. 2003-ca. 2004
flatfile
35** Flatfile, 1970, 2004
flatfile
31**, 37** University of California, San Diego, ca. 2003-ca. 2004
box folder
103 1 Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, ca. 2003
flatfile
22** Carmel Valley Community Park South, ca. 2003-2004
Guggenheim, New York (Scrim installation), 2003-2004
box folder
103 2 Oversize
flatfile
21** Flatfile
roll
T29** Roll
flatfile
30** Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PDSI Project), 2004
St. Alban's School, Washington, 2004-2005
box
112 Oversize, 2005
flatfile
33**-34** Flatfiles, 2004
flatfile
36** Leona Drive, Los Angeles (Ortiz residence), ca. 2005
Sidney Frank Hall, Brown University, 2005
box
112 Box
flatfile
38** Flatfile
roll
27** LACMA, Los Angeles (Soft Wall), 2007
Undated, undated
roll
1** Early Installation Projects
Thirty-one drawings, many with colored pen, of scrims and wall pieces at the Walker, Museum of Modern Art, NY [MOMA], Whitney Museum, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Castelli Gallery, and other places.
roll
12**, 19** PS 1, New York City
12**, 19** Louisiana Museum, Denmark
roll
T30** Public Safety Building, Seattle
Marfa, Texas
flatfile
19**, 40** Flatfiles
roll
T35** Roll
3rd level, backup. Drawings on vellum.
Unknown
flatfile
27**, 32** Flatfiles
roll
T43** Roll
1 unidentified drawing on vellum.
Series VIII. Project models, ca. 1979-ca. 1993 65.4 Linear Feet (6 models)
Models of Irwin's Las Vegas, Lincoln (Nebraska), Cincinnati, Minnesota, San Francisco Freeway, and San Francisco Airport projects.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
box
72** Lincoln, Nebraska, ca. 1979
box
74** San Francisco Freeway, ca. 1980
box
75** Cincinnati, ca. 1981
box
133** San Francisco Airport, ca. 1982
box
73** Minnesota, ca. 1983
box
71** Las Vegas, ca. 1993
Series IX. Miscellaneous, 1993-2009, undated 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
This series was created because some material in the additions could not be linked with any particular file.
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
1999 addition, undated
box folder
84 1 Files
box
84a LEE Filters samples
box folder
124 10-11 2007 addition, 2006-2008
Thesis on the Getty central garden by student from California Polytechnic State University (2007), and small publications from four arts institutions (2007-2008).
box folder
129 6 2010 addition, 1993-2009
A photograph of Irwin with two other unidentified people, an unidentified exhibition checklist, and receipt.


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