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Michael Bidner fonds

  • LA.SC033
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1989

Fonds consists of personal and professional records of Michael Bidner, primarily created during the mid-1970s to 1989. Files pertain to various projects during Bidner’s artistic career and include working files, artwork, the artist’s publications, correspondence, ephemera, photographs and slides.

Bidner, Michael, 1944-1989

Colour Xerox papers

Series comprises of files pertaining to Michael Bidner’s xerography copy art and the Colour Xerography exhibitions. These materials have been organized by Bidner into 7 curated binders: a binder titled, “Colour Xerox Papers,” a group of five binders each labelled according to the letters X, E, R, O, and X, as well as a “Back-Up” binder of materials. These binders contain documentation of copy art production and exhibition, including original copy art by Bidner and other artists, the Xerox 6500 Colour Copier, artist resumes, press releases, exhibition catalogs and invitations, photocopied newspaper and magazine reviews, photographs, and a few sample prints on fabric. The binders also contain records showing relations between the Xerox Ltd. company and the artists promoting the machine such as project funding, operation costs, technical support and letters from the company to artists and gallery curators. Binders 1 to 6 are subdivided by page separators and have been titled by Bidner; the titles are represented in the content note below. Note that these binders were created by Bidner for personal or professional use and were not shown publically as part of exhibitions. In addition to the binders, this series also includes loose files of similar materials.

Bidner, Michael, 1944-1989

The Colour Xerox Papers [Binder 1]

Files relating to "dedication to Mr. Peter Whitelaw", "remarks [by Michael Bidner]," "copyright statements," "first colour xerographies," "Canyon Production Canada Ltd. -London," "Hayden-Arn Productions - Toronto," "the money talk and invoices," "the Xerox corporation - intro profile, xerography intro - attitude!," and technical intro" including press releases, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, invoices, and original copy art

X [Binder 6]

Files relating to "miscellaneous materials and articles' including magazine articles, newspaper clippings, t-shirt printing and fabric sample prints, copy art, and press releases

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