Originally located in on Manchester Street in Hollywood, California, Cirrus Gallery & Cirrus Editions Ltd. was founded by Jean Robert Milant in 1970 as a gallery, publisher, and workshop—creating and presenting groundbreaking prints and seminal exhibitions of painting, sculpture, installation, performance, video, and new media. In its early years, Cirrus worked with now legendary artists such as John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Vija Celmins, Guy de Cointet, Ed Moses, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, and Barbara T. Smith, evidencing the gallery's longstanding commitment to California-based artists. In 1979, Cirrus moved to Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles, where it remained for 35 years. As other galleries opened downtown, Cirrus helped shape the burgeoning identity of the LA Arts District as a center for artistic practice and public display. The gallery has published editions and exhibited works by Lita Albuquerque, Mark Bradford, Matthew Brannon, Fred Eversley, Craig Kauffman, John Mason, Eve Sonneman, Mary Weatherford, and Jonas Wood.