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INVENTORY OF THE ROBERT IRWIN PAPERS, 1970-2004
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Series I.  Correspondence, 1975-1996

Physical Description: 7 lin. ft. 14 boxes

Scope and Content Note

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. Filed chronologically. Also included are calendars for the years 1976, 1978-1992.
Box 1

1975-1978

Box 2

1979-1980

Box 3

1981-1982

Box 4

Mar-Dec 1982

Box 5

1983

Box 6

1984

Box 7

1985

Box 8

1986

Box 9

1987

Box 10

1988

Box 11

1989

Box 12

1990

Box 13

1991

Box 14

1992-1996

 

Series II.  Personal writings, ca. 1976-1977, n.d.

Physical Description: 1.5 lin. ft. 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

The series II comprises 38 notebooks. 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.
Box 15

17 notebooks, 1976-1977

Scope and Content Note

Includes the notebook for the Whitney Museum project, 1977.
Box 16

10 notebooks, 1977 and later, n.d.

Box 17

11 notebooks, n.d.

 

Series III.  Projects, 1970-1996

Physical Description: 6.5 lin. ft. 13 boxes

Scope and Content Note

The projects series contains material generated during the preparation and building of roughly 46 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 and receipts.
Box 18

1970-1980

Box 18, Folder 1

Northridge, 1970

Box 18, Folder 2

Whitney Exhibition, 1977

Box 18, Folder 3

Berkeley, 1978

Box 18, Folder 4

Ohio State University, 1978

Box 18, Folder 5-6

Dallas Carpenter Park, 1980

Box 18, Folder 7

Wellesley College, 1980

Box 19

1980-1982

Box 19, Folder 1

Lake Placid, 1980

Box 19, Folder 2-4

New Orleans, 1980

Box 19, Folder 5

San Francisco Freeway, ca. 1980

Box 19, Folder 6

Cincinnati Fountain Square, 1981

Box 19, Folder 7

University of California, San Diego [UCSD] Running Violet V-forms, 1981

Box 20

1982-1983

Box 20, Folder 1

Battery Park, New York, Competition, 1982

Box 20, Folder 2

San Francisco Airport, 1982

Box 20, Folder 3

Chicago O'Hare Airport, 1982

Box 20, Folder 4-5

Three Proposals for University of Minnesota, 1983

Box 21

1983-1985

Box 21, Folder 1-3

Washington D.C. Old Post Office, 1983

Box 21, Folder 4

Seattle, 9 Spaces, 9 Trees, 1983

Box 21, Folder 5

MacArthur Foundation, 1984

Box 21, Folder 6

Sackler Gallery, Harvard, 1985

Box 22

1985-1986

Box 22, Folder 1

California Center, San Francisco, 1985

Box 22, Folder 2

San Francisco Exhibition, 1985

Box 22, Folder 3

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] Grand Avenue Meridian, 1986

Scope and Content Note

See also Rolls 4, 5 and 20, and Frames 1 and 2 for more material on this project. Project dates seem to be 1983, 1986.
Box 22, Folder 4

Wave Hill, 1986

Box 22, Folder 5-8

Tower 45, 1986

Box 23

Miami, 1986

Box 23, Folder 1-9

Miami International Airport; correspondence, proposals, strategy, notes.

Box 24

Miami, 1986

Box 24, Folder 1-10

Research, theme parks, GTI background, contracts, meeting minutes, critique committee

Box 25

Miami, 1986

Box 25, Folder 1-7

Exhibition, exhibition space, expenses/receipts

Box 26

Miami, 1986

Box 26, Folder 1-10

Photographs, tranparencies, and negatives of architectural drawings; articles, press releases, addresses, miscell

Box 27

1988-1989

Box 27, Folder 1

Rice University Lecture Series, 1988

Box 27, Folder 2

Falling Water, 1988

Box 27, Folder 3-6

Cityfront Center, Chicago, 1989

Box 28

1989-1990

Box 28, Folder 1-3

Pasadena, 1989

Box 28, Folder 4-5

Rhone-Alpes Olympics, 1990

Box 29

1990-1991

Box 29, Folder 1

Carlsbad, 1990

Box 29, Folder 2

San Diego Museum, 1990</

Box 29, Folder 3

Koll Plaza, San Diego, 1990

Box 29, Folder 4

Des Moines, Iowa, 1990

Box 29, Folder 5

Paris, Renos Xippas, 1991

Box 30

1992-1996

Box 30, Folder 1

Pace Gallery exhibition, 1992

Box 30, Folder 2-7

Las Vegas, 1992-1994

Box 30, Folder 8-10

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] 1993

Scope and Content Note

(see also flat file folder 4**)
Box 30, Folder 11

Kölnischer Kunstverein, 1994

Box 30, Folder 12-13

Musée d'Art de la Ville de Paris, 1994

Box 30, Folder 14

Millikin Foundation, 1994

Box 30, Folder 15

Veteran's Parkway, 1994

Box 30, Folder 16

Los Angeles Cathedral, 1995

Box 30, Folder 17-19

Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1995

Box 30, Folder 20-21

Wexner Center, 1996

Box 30, Folder 22

Del Mar Bridge Project, 1996

 

Series IV.  Clippings and ephemera, ca. 1960-1992

Physical Description: 2 lin. ft. 4 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Series IV. contains reviews, but also some invitations, announcements, and a guest book (1992). Filed chronologically.
Box 31

ca. 1960-1977

Box 32

1978-1985

Box 33

1986-1993

Box 34a

1993-1996, n.d.

Box 34b

Medal and honorary degree

 

Series V.  Photographs, ca. 1969-ca. 1993

Physical Description: ca. 12 lin. ft. 32 boxes, 2 flat file folders

Scope and Content Note

The series contains an extensive quantity of black-and-white and color photographs of more than 35 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.
Box 35

Personal and early work, 1969-1970

Box 35

Personal photographs and portraits

Box 35

Early Work

Box 35

Museum of Modern Art, New York [MOMA], 1970

Box 35

Northridge, 1970

Box 35

Irwin's Venice Studio (Skylights-Column), 1970

Box 36

1971-1973

Box 36

Walker Art Center (Slant Light Volume), 1971

Box 36

Ace Gallery (Room Angle Light Volume), 1972

Box 36

Rico Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, 1972

Box 36

Sonnabend, Paris (Split Room Slant Scrim), 1972

Box 36

Pace Gallery (Eye Level Wall Division), 1973

Box 36

Rico Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, 1973

Box 37

1973-1976

Box 37

Panza, Varese, Italy, 1973

Box 37

Rico Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles (Wall Division) 1974

Box 37

New South Wales/Sidney, Australia (Scrim/Light Volume), 1974

Box 37

Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, 1975

Box 37

California State University, Long Beach, 1975

Box 37

Fort Worth, 1975

Box 37

Museum of Contemporary Art [MOCA], Chicago (Black Line Volume), 1975

Box 37

Venice Biennale, 1976

Box 37

Walker Art Center (Four Corners Room; Window Indication, Repeat Slant Light Volume), 1976

Box 37

University of Massachussets, Amherst (Stairwell Slant Volume), 1976

Box 38

1977-1979

Box 38

Whitney Museum (Scrim Veil-Black Rectangle-Natural Light), 1977

Box 38

Berkeley (Three-Light Triangulation), 1978

Box 38

Ohio State University, Columbus (Tilted Planes), 1978

Box 38

San Diego State University, (Scrim Room Division), 1979

Box 38

Model for Lincoln, Nebraska, 1979

Box 39

1980-1985

Box 39

Dallas Sculpture Project, 1980

Box 39

San Francisco Freeway, ca. 1980

Box 39

Lake Placid, 1980

Box 39

Wellesley College, 1980

Box 39

Artforum, 1981

Box 39

University of Minnesota, 1983

Box 39

San Francisco (A Single Plane: 324 Parts), 1985

Box 40-44

Miami, 1986

Box 45

Miscellaneous slides

Box 46-47

Mounted photographs of Venice, Calif. project

Scope and Content Note

(see box 71 in cold storage for 3 rolls of negatives that were taken every 30 seconds)
Box 48

Mounted photos of Venice, Calif. and San Francisco Freeway

Box 49-50

Miscellaneous mounted photos

Box 51

Mounted photographs of Dallas and Chicago O'Hare

Box 52

Miscellaneous images

Scope and Content Note

Includes parts of exhibition and working photographs for Chicago O'Hare, Chicago, Lincoln Nebraska, San Francisco airport, Cincinnati, Dallas, Pasadena, Ohio State.
Box 53*

Seattle, some mounted

Box 54*

Mounted photographs of Pasadena and Dallas

Box 55*

Includes San Fransisco, Dallas, Wellesley, some mounted

Box 56*

6 mounted NASA satellite photographs

Box 57*

Miscellaneous oversize

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of Dallas, Chicago O'Hare, Louisiana, Denmark poster, and Walker projects. Some mounted.
Box 58*

Mounted photographs of University of California, San Diego [UCSD] and Berkeley projects

Box 59*

Mounted photos of Irwin's Venice, Calif. Project, used in Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] retrospective

Box 60*

Mounted photos of various projects, used in Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] retrospective

Box 61**

Mounted collage photos of Chicago Tower

Box 62**

University of California, San Diego

Box 63**

Mounted photos of various projects, from Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] retrospective

Box 64**

Washington, D.C. and Wave Hill, some mounted

Box 65**

Mounted photographs of Wellesley project

Box 66**

6 mounted photographs of Berkeley, Washington, D.C., and other projects

Frame 3**

Framed print of Minnesota project

Flat file folder **1

Mounted photos of Las Vegas and Wellesley projects

Flat file folder **2

Mounted photographs of Seattle project, and University of Minnesota photo collage

 

Series VI.  Audiotapes, videotapes and film, 1971-1994, n.d.

Physical Description: 3 lin. ft. 44 items

Scope and Content Note

Audiotapes, videotapes and a film 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.
Box 67

Sound cassettes C1-C9

Box 67

C1 - Astrology no. 1, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 67

C2 - Astrology no. 2, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 67

C3 - Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1975 Nov. 8

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 67

C4 - 10th International Sculpture Conference 1978 May 31-June 3

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 67

C5 - Irwin Seminar, 1979 Nov. 21

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 2. Marked "dupe."
Box 67

C6 - Irwin Seminar, 1979 Nov. 21

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 2. Marked "dupe" - same as above?
Box 67

C7 - Irwin, 1980 Apr. 30

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 2. Marked "dupe."
Box 67

C8 - Irwin, 1980 Apr. 30

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 2. Marked "dupe" - same as above?
Box 67

C9 - The Territory of Art with Pia Lindstrom, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, KCRW, 1982

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 68

Sound cassettes C10-C21

Box 68

C10 - Yassan (?) lecture, Metropolitan Museum of Art, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 68

C11 - Sally Yard, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 3.
Box 68

C12 - Sally Yard, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 3.
Box 68

C13 - Sally Yard, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 3.
Box 68

C14 - Irwin lectures, 1988 Mar. 7 14, 21, 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 5.
Box 68

C15 - Irwin lectures, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 5.
Box 68

C16 - Irwin lectures, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 5.
Box 68

C17 - Irwin lectures, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 5.
Box 68

C18 - Irwin lectures, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 1988

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 5.
Box 68

C19 - Broadcast, 1993 Sept. 15

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 2.
Box 68

C20 - Broadcast, 1993 Sept. 15

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette of 2.
Box 68

C21 - The Thoroughbred Connection: Irwin/Andy Beyer, 1993 Dec.

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box 69

Reel-to-reel sound tapes and videotapes

Box 69

R1 - Wright State lectures, ca. 1973

Scope and Content Note

1 sound tape reel of 2.
Box 69

R2 - Wright State lectures, ca. 1973

Scope and Content Note

1 sound tape reel of 2.
Box 69

V1 - Lecture, 1973 Feb. 28

Scope and Content Note

1 videoreel of 5 : 1/2 in.
Tape is blank. Not reformatted.
Box 69

V2 - Lecture, 1973 Feb. 28

Scope and Content Note

1 videoreel of 5 : sd. ; 1/2 in. Original.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sd. Archival master.
Box 69

V3 - Lecture, 1973 Feb. 28

Scope and Content Note

1 videoreel of 5 : sd. ; 1/2 in. Original.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sd. Archival master.
Box 69

V4 - Lecture, 1973 Feb. 28

Scope and Content Note

1 videoreel of 5 : sd ; 1/2 in. Original.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sd. Archival master.
Box 69

V5 - Lecture, 1973 Feb. 28

Scope and Content Note

1 videoreel of 5 : sd. ; 1/2 in. Original.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sd. Archival master.
Box 69

V6 - Lecture, 1976 Aug.

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette.
Box 69

F1 - Film sent by Ed Wortz, ca. 1977

Scope and Content Note

1 film reel : 16 mm. Original.
1 videocassette (Betacam SP). Archival master.
Box 70

Videocassettes V8-V

Box 70

V8 - Miami Project, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 5
Box 70

V9 - Miami Project, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 5.
Box 70

V10 - Miami Project, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 5.
Box 70

V11 - Miami Project, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 5
Box 70

V12 - Miami Project, 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette of 5.
Box 70

V13 - "The Doors of Perception," Smithsonian World, 1991 June 5

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette.
Box 70

V14 - "Robert Irwin in Response," Pace, 1992

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette.
Box 70

V15 - "Documenta '92: West Coast Artists," 1992

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette
Box 70

V16 - "Robert Irwin: From Point Zero," 1993

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette.
Box 70

V17 - Irwin - Paris, 1994 Oct.

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette.
Box 70

V18 - "The Artist's Voice," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette.
Box 70

V19 - Interview, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette.
Box 70

V20 - Unidentified, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette.
Box 70

V21 - Unidentified, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette
Box 70

V22 - Unidentified, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette.
 

Series VII.  Project drawings, ca. 1970-1993

Physical Description: 20 rolls and 2 flat file folders

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of many original drawings in pencil and colored pencil, and some printed mechanical drawings, for approximately 45 of Irwin's projects.
Roll **1

Early Installation Projects

Scope and Content Note

31 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 **2

Dallas Carpenter Park, 1978

Scope and Content Note

16 blueprints and 1 pencil drawing.
Roll **3

Tower 45, 1986

Scope and Content Note

16 blueprints.
Roll **4

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA], Grand Avenue Meridian, 1986

Scope and Content Note

7 blueprints.
Roll **5

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA], Grand Avenue Meridian, 1986

Scope and Content Note

5 sheets of elevations and diagrams (see also Roll 20).
Roll **6

Miami, 1986

Scope and Content Note

7 drawings, some colored.
Roll **7

Miami, 1986

Scope and Content Note

19 original drawings.
Roll **8

Falling Water, 1988

Scope and Content Note

3 colored drawings for "Site Lines."
Roll **9

Pasadena, 1989

Scope and Content Note

2 colored drawings of plan and elevation.
Roll **10

Köln, 1994

Scope and Content Note

15 original drawings.
Roll **11

Chicago

Scope and Content Note

11 original drawings, plans and site plans.
Flat file folder **3

Chicago

Scope and Content Note

26 original and mechanical drawings.
Roll **12

PS 1, New York City; and Louisiana, Denmark

Scope and Content Note

1 original drawing each project.
Roll **13

Harvard, Sackler Gallery; Berkeley; Minnesota, 1985, 1978, 1983

Scope and Content Note

15 pencil drawings and prints.
Flat file folder **4

Berkeley

Scope and Content Note

Print on cardboard with overlay; Rhode Island, Rock Garden Sitting Room, 1982: 3 drawings; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] retrospective: mechanical drawing with notations in pencil on recto and pen on verso.
Roll **14

Paris

Scope and Content Note

29 original drawings and blueprints.
Roll **15

Las Vegas

Scope and Content Note

11 colored drawings of whole site and 2 small pencil drawings.
Roll **16

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] retrospective

Scope and Content Note

12 original drawings and plans.
Roll **17

Pace Gallery, 1973-1974, 1992

Scope and Content Note

3 sections and elevations with colored pencil for 1992 installation; 1 photostat of 1973 and 1974 installations; and 1 installation photo.
Roll **18

Des Moines; Renos Xippas; Wave Hill, 1990, 1991, 1986

Scope and Content Note

15 drawings and prints.
Roll **19

Seattle (9 Spaces, 9 Trees)

Scope and Content Note

2 negatives, 2 photostats and 1 drawing; Chicago (same as above): 1 negative; P.S. 1: 1 negative and 1 print; Louisiana Museum, Denmark: 1 negative
Roll **20

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA], Grand Avenue Meridian, 1983

Scope and Content Note

13 ft. long neg. and positive, 2 smaller positives and 1 smaller print. Also called Grand Avenue Viaduct.
Frame **1

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA], Grand Avenue Meridian, 1983?

Scope and Content Note

Framed print, positive. Made from negatives on Roll 20? Also called Grand Avenue Viaduct.
Frame **2

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA], Grand Avenue Meridian, 1983?

Scope and Content Note

Framed print, negative. Made from negatives on Roll 20? Also called Grand Avenue Viaduct.
 

Series VIII.  Project models

Physical Description: 5 models

Scope and Content Note

Models of Irwin's Las Vegas, Lincoln (Nebraska), Cincinnati, Minnesota, and San Francisco Freeway projects.
Box 71**

Las Vegas

Box 72**

Lincoln, Nebraska

Box 73**

Minnesota

Box 74**

San Francisco Freeway

Box 75**

Cincinnati

 

Series IX.  Addenda, ca. 1992-2004

Physical Description: 26 boxes, 23 rolls, 18 flat file folders

Scope and Content Note

Additions made to the papers, from Robert Irwin, and not interfiled with the portion of the archive that was processed and described in 1997. Some of these materials are unprocessed. Note that the added rolls of drawings continue the numbering from above.
 

1999 Addition, ca. 1992-1998 ,

Physical Description: 14 boxes, 3 flat file folders, 9 rolls

Scope and Content Note

Papers relating to the Getty garden (ca. 1992-1998) and other projects (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] retrospective, the DIA Center, Miami International Airport, Ohio State University, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Las Vegas, Guggenheim, and others) include project files, and drawings and plans. General correspondence dates from ca. 1996-1998. Also included are sound and video recordings, and a screenplay by Irwin and Joan Tewkesbury.
Box ADDS 1

Project files: Getty garden, 1992-1998

Box ADDS 2

Project files: Getty garden, 1992-1998

Box ADDS 3

Project files: Getty garden, 1992-1998

Box ADDS 4

Project files: Getty garden, and ephemera

Box ADDS 5

Project files: Getty garden, 1995-1998

Box ADDS 6

Project files: Getty garden, 1995-1998

Box ADDS 7

Correspondence, clippings, ephemera

Box ADDS 8

Correspondence, 1996-1997

Box ADDS 9

Correspondence, 1998

Box ADDS 10

Clippings and ephemera

Box ADDS 11

Audiovisual materials, 1997-1998

Box ADDS 11

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA] gala, Beverly Hills Hotel, 1997 June 6

Scope and Content Note

1 videocassette (VHS).
Box ADDS 11

"These Days" with Dirk Sutro, 1998 Aug. 10

Scope and Content Note

1 sound cassette.
Box ADDS 11

A College collection catalogue: Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College

Scope and Content Note

1 CD-ROM. Music performed by students and faculty.
Box ADDS 12

Clippings and ephemera

Box ADDS 13-14

Publications

Scope and Content Note

34 items, monographs and periodicals.
Flat file folder ADDS 1**

3 posters

Flat file folder ADDS 2**

4 posters

Flat file folder ADDS 3**

Getty garden, drawings

Roll ADDS 21

Getty garden

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 22

Getty garden

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 23

Getty garden

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 24

Getty garden

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 25

Ohio State University project

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 26

Miami International Airport project

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 27

Centro de Art Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain project

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 28

Las Vegas project

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 29

Guggenheim project

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
 

2001 Addition, ca. 1994-2001,

Physical Description: 4 boxes, 5 rolls

Scope and Content Note

Papers relating to the Getty central garden design and other projects. Includes slides, 4x5 transparencies, photographic prints, computer-generated images, contracts, and layouts for the Getty publication on the Getty garden. Also contains records (including drawings and posters) relating to other projects, such as Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [MOCA], Dia installation, Dia:Beacon drawings, and the Pace Gallery project. Two VHS videocassettes included.
Box ADDS 15

Assorted project files

Scope and Content Note

Includes files on assorted projects and 1 videocassette (VHS), Rice University President's lecture series: Robert Irwin, 2000 Mar. 23; 1 videocassette (VHS) (30 min.), The Getty: Eye on LA, KABC-TV, Los Angeles, 2001 May 19. Dubbed 2001 May 22.
Box ADDS 16

Getty garden photography

Box ADDS 17

Getty garden photography

Box ADDS 18*

Getty garden book, layouts.

Roll ADDS 30

Public Safety Building, Seattle, Washington proposal

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 31

Dia: Beacon, stairs

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and maps.
Roll ADDS 32

MOCA / Dia installation

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 33

Pace Gallery (Chelsea) project / Rachovsky project

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
Roll ADDS 34

Pace Gallery project

Scope and Content Note

Drawings and plans.
 

2003 Addition, ca. 1993-ca. 2001,

Physical Description: 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Papers relating to the Getty central garden, and other projects. Correspondence, clippings, slides and photographs document the Getty garden, San Diego State installation, and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris exhibit (1994). Includes 1 VHS videocassette.
Box ADDS 19

Ephemera, publications, photographs, framed certificate

Box ADDS 20

Project files

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, ephemera, clippings, photographs, slides, and 1 videocassette (VHS), "Advanced placement: the Stuart collection at UCSD."
Box ADDS 21

Model: San Francisco airport project

 

2004 Addition, ca. 1998-2004,

Physical Description: 5 boxes, 15 flat file folders, 10 rolls

Scope and Content Note

Unprocessed papers: books, exhibition catalogs, reviews and clippings related to Robert Irwin. Guggenheim 2004 project file with scrim installation plans, correspondence, fabric specification. Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif) honorary doctorate file; Correspondece 2002 file. Files regarding Getty garden publication, including correspondence with Becky Cohen. Carmel Valley park project file. Files and numerous rolled plans from the Dia:Beacon (art museum) project.
Box ADDS 22, Folder 1-7

Correspondence, 2002

Box ADDS 22, Folder 8-9

Correspondence regarding Getty Central Garden book, ca. 2002

Box ADDS 22, Folder 8

Correspondence with Becky Cohen (photographer for book)

Box ADDS 22, Folder 9

Additional correspondence, printed matter

Box ADDS 23, Folder 1-9

Dia:Beacon

Box ADDS 23, Folder 1-2

Dia:Beacon landscape: letters, printed matter, notes

Box ADDS 23, Folder 3

Dia:Beacon landscape: photographs and computer images

Box ADDS 23, Folder 4

Dia:Beacon miscellaneous: notes, drawings, letters

Box ADDS 23, Folder 5

Dia:Beacon Open Office: drawings and correspondence, 1998-2003

Box ADDS 23, Folder 6-7

Dia:Beacon correspondence, 1998-2003

Box ADDS 23, Folder 8-9

Dia:Beacon Press: press releases, clippings, photographs

Box ADDS 24, Folder 1

Projects, ca. 2003-2004

Box ADDS 24, Folder 1

Guggenheim scrim installation piece, 2004

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding installation, scrim sample.
Box ADDS 24, Folder 1

Carmel Valley Community Park South, ca. 2003-2004

Scope and Content Note

Corrrespondence, images, clippings, drawings. See also ADDS box 26; ADDS ff 17**.
Box ADDS 24, Folder 2

Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.), 2003

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, most regarding Irwin's honorary degree at Art Center 2003 commencement, some letters and images regarding Irwin's proposed collaborative project with Art Center. See also ADDS box 26 for computer images of proposed project.
Box ADDS 24, Folder 3-4

Press

Scope and Content Note

Clippings about Irwin, various projects.
Box ADDS 24, Folder 5

Printed materials: Art Center honorary degree, catalogue, book

Box ADDS 25

Printed materials

Scope and Content Note

4 books, Otis art school promotional brochure.
Box ADDS 26, Folder 1

Page proofs for Getty Central Garden book

Box ADDS 26, Folder 2

Guggenheim scrim piece installation: drawings

Scope and Content Note

See ADDS box 24, f. 1 and ADDS ff 17**.
Box ADDS 26, Folder 3

Computer images related to proposed collaboration with Art Center College of Design

Scope and Content Note

See ADDS box 24, f. 2.
Flat file folder ADDS 4**

Dia:Beacon, planting plan, 2 drawings

Flat file folder ADDS 5**

Dia:Beacon administration bldg, 3 drawings, 2001 Mar

Scope and Content Note

North facade, west-east elevation, window and doors.
Flat file folder ADDS 6**

Dia:Beacon, 2 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Irwin label (not on drawing), "Bosch."
Flat file folder ADDS 7**

Dia:Beacon windows, 3 drawings

Flat file folder ADDS 8**

Dia:Beacon entrance building backup, 7 drawings

Flat file folder ADDS 9**

Dia:Beacon, "Excurses[?} Homage to the Square," 4 drawings

Scope and Content Note

For Irwin installation at Dia:Beacon?
Flat file folder ADDS 10**

Getty garden plant plans, 8 drawings

Flat file folder ADDS 11**

Dia:Beacon administration bldg, 10 drawings

Flat file folder ADDS 12**

Scrim Passage art project, 7 drawings

Scope and Content Note

For Dia:Beacon? Guggenheim? installation?
Flat file folder ADDS 13**

Dia:Beacon entry building construction drawings, 3 drawings

Flat file folder ADDS 14**

Dia:Beacon miscellanous and stairs, 3 drawings

Flat file folder ADDS 15**

MARFA backup 2nd level, 8 drawings

Scope and Content Note

Dia:Beacon? Marfa, Texas?
Flat file folder ADDS 16**

Dia:Beacon gate front, 2 drawings

Flat file folder ADDS 17**

Guggenheim scrim piece, 2004

Flat file folder ADDS 18 **

Carmel Valley Community Park South

Roll ADDS 35

MARFA backup 3rd level

Scope and Content Note

Drawings on vellum.
Roll ADDS 36

Getty Central garden drawings

Scope and Content Note

Drawings of terraces, granite wall.
Roll ADDS 37

Dia:Beacon staircases

Scope and Content Note

Drawings on vellum.
Roll ADDS 38

Dia:Beacon miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Drawings on vellum.
Roll ADDS 39

Dia:Beacon miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Drawings on vellum.
Roll ADDS 40

Dia: Beacon: Parking lot

Scope and Content Note

Drawings on vellum and trace of plantings and parking plan.
Roll ADDS 41

Dia:Beacon building drawings

Scope and Content Note

Irwin's label (not on drawings): "BASE [or "BASC?"] bldg drawings." Plans of various levels.
Roll ADDS 42

Des Moines

Scope and Content Note

Drawings.
Roll ADDS 43

no label

Scope and Content Note

1 unidentified drawing on vellum.
Roll ADDS 44

Double Diamond, Lyon, France, ca. 1998-1999

Scope and Content Note

Drawings relate to Irwin's installation, "Double Diamond" at the Musée Saint-Pierre art contemporain, Lyon, 1998-1999.