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1973 Eleanor Coppola, Maps, Color Photography, Carlos Villa, Lynn Hershman

In 1973, Eleanor Coppola, an artist with a conceptual bent, worked on a project that “designated a number of windows in all parts of San Francisco as visual landmarks” illustrating “art that exists in its own context, where it is found, without being altered or removed to a gallery situation.” Coppola’s color slides were projected in the SFAI’s Atholl McBean Gallery, while downstairs, in the Emanuel Walter Gallery, Carlos Villa showed “Recent Paintings.” A map of the “Windows” locations accompanied the exhibition. Coppola’s work is a very early example of color photography being exhibited as works of art in a gallery setting.  Later that year Coppola collaborated with Lynn Hershman on The Dante Hotel project. 

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