1_Baldessari_CypisFoundation for Art Resources, FAR
Los Angeles, 1977–Present


Foundation for Art Resources was founded by the innovative gallerists Morgan Thomas, Connie Lewallen, and Claire Copley, for the production and presentation of contemporary art projects outside of the gallery structure. Their earliest projects were a film by John Baldessari, Six Colorful Inside Jobs, and a book and performance by James Lee Byers, Open America. In 1979 the founders moved on to other pursuits and direction of FAR was transferred to artist Dorit Cypis.

Between 1979–1982, Dorit Cypis, with Co-Director Christina Ritchie 1979–1980, developed collaborative partnerships amongst many private, public and educational institutions throughout Los Angeles to produce and present contemporary art as site-specif