Finding aid to the Kiki Gallery Records, 1990-1995

Finding aid prepared by Tim Wilson
James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
00 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
(415) 557-4400

Title: Kiki Gallery Records
Date (inclusive): 1990-1995
Date (bulk): 1993-1995
Collection Identifier: GLC 29
Creator: Kiki Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.).
Physical Description: 49 folders (0.5 cubic feet)
Contributing Institution: James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 557-4567
Abstract: The Kiki Gallery was established by Rick Jacobsen in San Francisco in 1993 to showcase contemporary art and performance. The records contain publicity files, slides, photographs, drafts of performance pieces, exhibit catalogs, and some correspondence.
Physical Location: Collection is stored onsite.
Language of Materials: Collection materials are in English.


The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kiki Gallery Records (GLC 29), Gay and Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library.


The Kiki Gallery Records were donated to The San Francisco Public Library by Wayne Smith, February 1998.

Historical Note

The gallery was established by Rick Jacobsen in 1993 to showcase contemporary art and performance. During its 3 years of operation, the Kiki hosted art exhibits, readings, and performances on subjects as far ranging as scatology, AIDS, and bongs. A few of the artists featured were Joan Jett Blakk, Nayland Blake, Jeannie M., and David E. Johnston.

Scope and Contents

The records contain publicity files, slides, photographs, drafts of performance pieces, exhibit catalogs, and some correspondence. A small amount of material relates to Jacobsen's productions at Josie's Juice Joint.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kiki Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.).
Smith, Wayne
Jacobsen, Rick
Art galleries, Commercial--California--San Francisco
Gay artists--California--San Francisco
Lesbian artists--California--San Francisco
Performance art--California--San Francisco
Performance artists--California--San Francisco


Artist, 1990-1995

Physical Description: 15.0 folders
Folder 1

Alvarez, D.-L. [and Philip Horvitz?]. ["I'm Stupid" piece], undated

Folder 2

Blakk, Joan Jett, 1994-1995

Folder 3

Caja, Jerome. "Toilet Water," [April 1994]

Folder 4

Davison, Kurt. "Why I Love Having AIDS," [1990-1992?]

Folder 5

Gonzales, Mark, undated

Folder 6

Helfand, Glen and Kevin Killian. "The Range of Freedom," undated

Folder 7

Johnston, David E. "Gone Dollywood," 1993

Folder 8

Johnston, David E. "Show!" 1994

Folder 9

Killian, Kevin. "Life after Prince" and "Three on a Match," [1993]-1994

Folder 10

Mayerson, Keith. "Pinocchio the Big Fag," 1993-1994

Folder 11

Noble, Aaron. "Man. Hole." 1994

Folder 12

Olsen, Richard, 1993

Folder 13

[Unknown]. "Monologue #5 from 'Artstar,'" undated

Folder 14

[Unknown]. "Rad Love," undated

Folder 15

Winters, Jim. "Super Feature" (stickers), [1993]

Folder 16

Arts Information (exhibit proposals, consignment agreements, etc.), 1993-1995

Folder 17

Business Cards, undated


Catalogs, 1993-1995

Physical Description: 7.0 folders
Folder 18

"Caca @ Kiki," [June 1993]

Folder 19

"Carcass: a show of dead animal art," September 1993

Folder 20

Clifford Hengst "Images" and "Four Little Essays" by Christian Huygen, January 1994

Folder 21

"Fresh Produce," September 1994

Folder 22

[Mark Gonzales] "Poems and Drawings," [Nov. 1993]

Folder 23

"Sick Joke," Winter 1993

Folder 24

"This is Not Her," 1995

Folder 25

Condom Covers, undated

Folder 26

Correspondence, 1993-1994

Folder 27

Diary, March 31-May 29, 1993

Folder 28

Mailing List, 1993-1994


Photographs, 1992-1995

Physical Description: 8.0 folders
Folder 29

"Bong!" undated

Folder 30

"Fresh Produce" publicity stills, 1993-1994

Folder 31

Johnston, David E. and Rebecca Jane Gleason and Nicole Claro, 1994

Folder 32

M, Jeanie. Publicity still for "Carcass," 1992

Folder 33

Ono, Yoko [for "Piece"], undated

Folder 34

Opie, Catherine. "Mike & Sky" and "Skeeter," 1992-1993

Folder 35

"Photos hanging in the bathroom at Kiki," undated

Folder 36

[Slides of artwork by Jennifer Moon, Jim Winters, Michael Brown], 1994-1995

Folder 37

Price Lists, 1993-1994


Publicity, 1992-1995

Physical Description: 10.0 folders
Folder 38

Announcements, 1993-1994

Folder 39

Announcements (non-Kiki), [1992, 1994]

Folder 40

Clippings, 1994-1995

Folder 41

Flyers, [1993]-1995

Folder 42

[Gonzales, Mark], undated

Folder 43

Johanson, Chris. Painting and Drawing Show, Oct. 1994

Folder 44

Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, 1994

Folder 45

Scrapbook, 1993-1994

Folder 46

Scrapbook (loose items), 1993-1994

Folder 47

[Winters, Jim], undated

Folder 48

Scheduling, undated

Folder 49

Duplicates, undated