Rosamund Felsen, one of the most influential and historically important art dealers of Southern California, has donated her gallery records to the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art. The first segment of the donation includes correspondence, announcements, reproductions and ephemera relating to the art of Keith Sonnier, Maria Nordman, Chris Burden, Al Ruppersberg, Alexis Smith, Guy de Cointet, Paul McCarthy, Jeffrey Vallance and dozens of others. Felsen opened her first gallery at 669 N. La Cienega Blvd. in 1978, a time of significant transition in the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles. At Rosamund Felsen Gallery, she built on her experience as a co-founder in 1966 of Gemini G.E.L., the prestigious publisher of artists’ prints. She had also worked as registrar and print curator at the Pasadena Art Museum, respected for its incisive, daring

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