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Costume and textile items

Series consists primarily of items of clothing designed or decorated by Robert Markle. Includes a denim suit embroidered by Markle; 3 sports t-shirts and 2 baseball caps designed by the artist for the UIC Flyers; 1 t-shirt with painted design by Robert Markle; a baseball cap with “Red Man” tobacco logo; and a baseball cap with painted design of a nude woman. Series also includes a ripstop nylon banner designed by Robert Markle and sewn by Marlene Markle.

Markle, Robert, 1936-1990

Adjunct art works

Series consists of multiples, preparatory works, prints and decorative art items in several media by John Boyle.

Boyle, John B., 1941-

Gallery, dealer and associate files

Series comprises files kept by Gallery Moos on other galleries (public and private), art dealers, auction houses and associated art organizations, typically containing correspondence, lists of works of art, invoices and receipts. Files are arranged alphabetically. .

Gallery Moos

Personal Correspondence

Series is comprised of correspondence sent to and from Robert Fones over the past 55 years, the bulk of which consists of personal letters and correspondence art received by Robert Fones from 1969 to 1975 from artists and writers from Vancouver, from the San Francisco Bay area, New York, Toronto and southwestern Ontario. It includes correspondence art and zines (consisting of a mixture of collages, manipulated photographs, stamps, letters, drawings, visual poetry, recycled images often mimeographed or photocopied) from artists such as Victor Coleman (aka Mr. Peanut), Michael Morris (aka Marcel Dot), Anna Banana, Dr. and Lady Brute, Michael Binder (aka Cloud), General Idea, Hank Bull, Chicken Bank, Daddaland, and others. It also includes correspondence from poets and writers such as Michael Ondaatje and Christopher Dewdney.

Fones, Robert

Business Files

Series is comprised of the business and professional files of Robert Fones. It includes grant applications, awards, income tax returns, and documents relating to the sales and exhibition of his work as well as the publication of his writing. Of note is 21 years of correspondence with Carmen Lamanna, Robert Fones’ first Toronto art dealer from 1970 to 1990, and with S.L Simpson Gallery, which subsequently represented Robert Fones. It also includes correspondence and agreements with regard to his art related teaching career.

Fones, Robert

Art production materials and models

Series is comprised of materials and models relating to the production of specific works of art from 1973 to 2011. The production files include stencils and tracings, drawings, sketches, technical measurements and specifications, sample materials, photographs, correspondence, documentation and research notes. This series includes models for Backyards, Owen Jones, Gordon’s Block, Iron Bridge, Counties 1 and Counties 2. It also includes two sets of alphabets: a copper set used in the Niche paintings and Leviathan Letters crafted out of clay, and the Stomachion Puzzle from What the Locals Make. Dates and file titles supplied by the artist unless otherwise indicated.

Fones, Robert

Sketchbooks and colour-mixing books

Series is comprised of the sketchbooks used and kept by Robert Fones. The volumes primarily contain sketches and drawings, often related to specific artworks, design projects or artist book works. Some of the sketchbooks, as noted in the descriptions, contain finished drawings that the artist has chosen to leave intact within the sketchbooks. The sketchbooks may also contain some diaristic writings, personal reflections and technical notes, thus there is some overlap with the journals especially in earlier volumes. Also included in this series are several colour mixing books used by Robert Fones, which consist of colour mixing formulas for several of his artworks, as noted in the descriptions.

Fones, Robert

Artist files

Series comprises files kept by Gallery Moos on the gallery’s artists, chiefly containing correspondence, brief biographies, lists of art works, and press clippings; files are arranged alphabetically. Series also includes records of the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation.

Gallery Moos

Project files

Series is comprised of archival materials relating to various curatorial, graphic design and artist book projects that Fones has undertaken during his artistic careers. It includes material towards an artist book on cones that was never completed, source material for Anthropomorphiks, and materials relating to artist books Field Identification and Head Paintings. It also includes research notes, correspondence, and drafts of catalogue essays and speaking notes for his curatorial projects: Russell Spanner: A Spanner in the Works and Greg Curnoe’s Cut-Out: Shaped Collages (1965-1968). It also includes artwork and related materials for several graphic design projects.

Fones, Robert

Project and exhibition records

Series comprises Suzy Lake’s documentation of her career as an artist, organized according to exhibition or project. Typical file contents include press clippings, copies of exhibition invitations and catalogues, and photographic documentation. Series also includes performance notes and scripts for the works “Missed Liberty”, “Dance to Life”, “The 1812 Overture – An Ongoing Saga; Or, The Corn Also Rises” and “The Shirley Show / After Oka what?”.

Lake, Suzy, 1947-

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