Irving Blum Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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The Ferus Gallery, later renamed the Irving Blum Gallery was an art gallery in Los Angeles, Calif.

Originally founded by Walter Hopps and Ed Kienholz in 1957 as Ferus Gallery, Kienholz sold his share to Irving Blum one year later. Ferus Gallery closed in 1966 and Irving Blum maintained sole ownership and changed the gallery's name to Irving Blum Gallery. It was the first gallery in the Los Angeles area to show contemporary American art, and, under Blum's direction, soon focused heavily on contemporary Southern California artists, such as John Altoon, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Wallace Berman, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Richard Ruben, among many others. The gallery also exhibited contemporary American artists from New York, including Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Richard Diebenkorn, Andy Warhol, and others.

From the description of Irving Blum Gallery and Ferus Gallery announcements, 1961-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 636355629

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creatorOf Irving Blum Gallery and Ferus Gallery announcements Archives of American Art
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Relation Name
associatedWith Altoon, John, 1925- person
associatedWith Bachardy, Don, 1934- person
associatedWith Bell, Larry, 1939- person
associatedWith Bengston, Billy Al. person
associatedWith Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Irwin, Robert, 1928- person
associatedWith Johns, Jasper, 1930- person
associatedWith Judd, Donald, 1928- person
associatedWith Kauffman, Craig, 1932- person
associatedWith Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923- person
associatedWith Moses, Ed, 1926- person
associatedWith Noland, Kenneth, 1924- person
associatedWith Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967. person
associatedWith Ruscha, Edward. person
associatedWith Stella, Frank. person
associatedWith Warhol, Andy, 1928- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
California--Los Angeles
Art galleries, Commercial

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Active 1961

Active 1973

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