If there was a feminist history of the LA gallery scene in the '60s it would certaintly include Eugenia Butler. In 1968, she opened Gallery 669 at 669 N. La Cienega Blvd., a gallery with a short-lived but powerful impact. It was there that Joseph Kosuth had his first U.S. solo exhibition in 1968. After Gallery 669, Butler opened her own gallery down the street at 615 N. La Cienega Blvd. At the Eugenia Butler Gallery, Butler choose not to show the artists of the Ferus scene but instead tended toward conceptual artists. Matt Stromberg reported "...Butler was not limited to exclusively showing conceptual art, but her focus on dematerialized and non-object oriented work prefigured much of what was to come, both in L.A. and worldwide... Absence, the void, performance, interaction, the invisible, the temporary -- often with a dash of irreverent humor: these were the hallmarks of the Eugenia Butler Gallery." He went on to detail actitives regarding legendary conceptualist James Lee Byars, and the gallery building in which Byars built a wall around her office inside the gallery. These gum labels are a relic of the 60's LA art scene and a woman with a vision. Item #503.