Scope and Contents
The papers of artist Loren Madsen measure 5.2 linear feet and date from 1969 to 2019. The collection primarily consists of project and exhibition files, and also includes personal business records, correspondence, writings, photographic material, and artwork.
Project and exhibition files consist of two subseries: exhibition files, and installations and proposals. These files include materials related to Madsen's solo and group exhibitions, installations, and proposals for unrealized projects. Correspondence, photographic material, sketches, planning documents, clippings, and other printed material are included in these files.
Personal business records include materials related to Madsen's New Talent Purchase Award from the Modern and Contemporary Art Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, his NEA Fellowship and Pollock-Krasner Grant, gallery files, and sales and other financial information. Also included in this series are a variety of digital files housed on a thumb drive. This thumb drive also includes materials related to project and exhibitions, writings, and artwork.
Correspondence consists of letters and cards both to and from Madsen. The majority of the correspondence is professional in nature.
Writings includes a work by Madsen completed in pursuit of his Master of Arts, notes, an article about Madsen by Jessica Pecorino, and notebooks.
Photographic material consists of photographs, negatives, and slides of Madsen's artwork.
Artwork includes eleven sketchbooks; Long Scroll, a 30-foot timeline scroll on paper; and Ephemera, an ongoing series.