The Jason Rhoades Archive

In cooperation with the Estate of Jason Rhoades, Hauser & Wirth Institute will catalogue, digitize, and create an online portal to the collected materials of the Jason Rhoades Archive. This initiative will enable free and open online access to this influential artist’s archive for the first time in order to encourage new scholarship and broader public knowledge of one of the most significant artists to emerge from Los Angeles since the 1960s, and to advance appreciation for his creative process and the cultural context in which he worked.

Comprising some eighty-five linear feet of material, the Jason Rhoades Archive includes installation manuals the artist prepared for works such as Swedish Erotica and Fiero Parts (1994), My Brother/Brancusi (1995), Tijuanatanjierchandelier (2006), and My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage…(2004). It also contains slides, photographs, receipts, correspondence, drawings, notebooks, and audiovisual material, including notes dictated by Rhoades and recorded interviews with the artist.

Once catalogued, the materials in the archive will be made accessible to researchers by appointment.

Jason Rhoades, Twelve-Wheel Wagon-Wheel Chandelier, 2004. © The Estate of Jason Rhoades. Courtesy The Estate of Jason Rhoades, Hauser & Wirth and David Zwirner