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Area Gallery records, 1958-1977, bulk 1959-1964

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Creator:
Area Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
The records of the Area Gallery measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1958-1977 (bulk dates 1959-1964). Area Gallery was one of the Tenth Street Co-ops in New York City, and operated from 1958-1965. Materials in this collection include artist bios, price lists, black and white photos of artwork; financial records with annotations; member lists, exhibition lists, and daily notes; gallery sign-in sheets; correspondence, including letters to and from the gallery and regarding rent issues; and an extensive scrapbook containing exhibition posters, photos of artwork, announcements, exhibition reviews, and clippings.
Citation:
Area Gallery records, 1958-1977, bulk 1959-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is a collection relating to the Tenth Street Galleries and collection donor, Ruth Fortel. See: Joellen Bard's, Ruth Fortel's, and Helen Thomas' exhibition records of "Tenth Street Days: the Co-ops of the 50s," 1953-1977.
Biography Note:
Area Gallery, one of the Tenth Street Co-ops in New York City operated from 1958-1965.
Provenance:
The records were donated in 1978 by Ruth Becker Fortel, Treasurer of Area Gallery.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Scrapbooks
Art galleries, Cooperative
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7026
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209159
AAA_collcode_areagall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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