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General Idea collection

  • LA.SC136
  • Collection
  • 1972-2014

Collection consists of General Idea ephemera including exhibition and performance invitations, postcards, flyers, tickets and similar items.

General Idea (Firm)

Life drawings: charcoal

File contains drawings in charcoal on paper of figures that appear to have been executed in a life drawing class.

Life drawings and studies

Series consists of undated drawings that appear to be contemporary with the notebooks in Series 1 and are consistent with the usual output of an art student. Figure studies predominate, probably originating in life drawing classes with a few drawings of specific individuals and places. A number of published plates of models and statuary are included. Four experiments with print-making are also included in this series, possibly dating from 1930 when Munn attended printmaking classes at the Art Students’ League. A file of decorative patterns and one cut stencil are also included in this series. One pattern contains a draft letter to the artist’s mother on the verso, remarking on a proposed visit to Elbert Hubbard’s Roycroft studio in East Aurora, NY (Hubbard died in 1915). A money-making scheme is mentioned in the letter, perhaps revolving around the production of these stencils. Photocopies of letters written to Kathleen Munn around this time are included (originals remain in the family). Series also contains a hand-lettered sign for a sale at Munn’s Jewelry store, undated and unsigned.

Munn, Kathleen Jean

Life drawings: sketchbook

Plain bound sketchbook (42.5 x 35.5 cm) with 8 full page drawings and 1 half-page bound in. 5 drawings removed along perforation. The drawings are ink and brush studies, apparently from models.

Figure drawings: Cubism (2)

File contains drawings in pencil and red pencil on heavy paper containing figures and copies from the antique, with geometrical structures overlaid.

Study notes on the human figure (2)

File contains pencil drawings on oiled tracing paper with detailed drawings and notes on various parts of the human figure, including the bodies and faces of children.

Portrait studies

File contains drawings on paper in pencil, charcoal and brush that contain studies of individuals.

Geometric studies

File contains pencil drawings on paper that appear to be copied from a textbook. The drawings are labeled from Plate 1 to Plate 15 and have accompanying notes, with increasingly complex geometric calculations.

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