Related Materials


Made in Los Angeles: Materials, Processes, and the Birth of West Coast Minimalism (2016)
From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column (2011)


"Looking through Plastics: Investigating Options for the Treatment of Scratches, Abrasions, and Losses in Cast Unsaturated Polyester Works of Art" by Anna Laganà, Rachel Rivenc, Julia Langenbacher, John Griswold, and Tom Learner. In ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference Preprints, Melbourne, 15—19 September 2014.

"The L.A. Look from Start to Finish: Materials, Processes, and Conservation of Works by Finish Fetish Artists" by Rachel Rivenc, Emma Richardson, and Tom Learner. In Preprints of ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference, Lisbon 19-23 September 2011.

GCI Newsletter Articles

Art in L.A. (Spring 2013)
Hammersley Archive Explored (Fall 2012)
Artists' Materials and Processes: Larry Bell (Spring 2012)
Exhibit: From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column (Fall 2011)

Lectures and Conversations

Helen Pashgian in Conversation
Scientist Rachel Rivenc spoke with Helen Pashgian about her artwork, materials, and processes, as well as her thoughts on conservation. They were joined in conversation by Los Angeles County Museum of Art curator, Carol Eliel.

Modern Art in Los Angeles: An Evening with De Wain Valentine
This conversation with the artist, moderated by the GCI's Tom Learner, investigated the production, conservation, and display challenges that surround Valentine's work.

Conversation with Peter Alexander, Helen Pashgian, and De Wain Valentine
Artists Peter Alexander, Helen Pashgian, and De Wain Valentine discuss their pioneering experimentation with industrial processes and materials. Organized in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute and moderated by Rani Singh.

Modern and Contemporary Art Playlist on YouTube
A playlist of GCI-produced videos on various aspects of the conservation of modern and contemporary art.

Getty Research Library
For further information on this subject, explore Getty Research Library materials in Library Catalog.

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