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Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1941-1993

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Creator:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Subject:
Castoro, Rosemarie
Ciarrocchi, Raymond
De Nagy, Tibor
Goodnough, Robert
Gregor, Harold
Grooms, Red
Hirsch, Pauli
Kozloff, Joyce
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
Penney, Charles Rand
Reginato, Peter
Robbin, Tony
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)
Rose, Leatrice
Witteman-Widrig, Nancy
Art Dealers Association of America
Art in America
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (U.S.)
United States Information Agency
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
43.9 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 New York Tibor de Nagy Gallery measure 43.9 linear feet and date from 1941-1993. The records document the activities of the gallery through business records and correspondence, exhibition files, artist files, financial and legal records, inventory records, and a small amount of records of the Houston Branch.
Business records include correspondence and administrative files. Business correspondence is with clients, curators, galleries, museums, colleges and universities, organizations, and publications, such as the Museum of Modern Art, Art Dealers Association, National Institute of Arts and Letters, United States Information Agency, The Hirshhorn Museum, Art News, Art in America, Pauli Hirsch, Jacqueline Kennedy, Charles Penney, Nelson Rockefeller, and many others. Correspondence concerns sales, purchases, shipping, loans, general exhibitions, publicity, events, publications and publishing, and other topics. Additional documents found within the correspondence files are purchase invoices, inquiries, shipping receipts, and photographs. Correspondence with artists is found in the Artist Files series. Administrative files concern day-to-day operations and include leases and construction documents, incorporation, insurance, art appraisals, art framing, and other general business affairs.
Exhibition files document many exhibitions held at the Gallery and include clippings and research materials, exhibition catalogs, exhibit and gallery plans, correspondence, and photographs. Some loan agreements and shipping receipts are also included.
Artist files document business affairs with individual artists and also contain collected information on artists. Typically, there are several files on each artist which may include printed materials, biographies, consignments, loans documentation, sales documentation, correspondence, photographic material, publicity, and reviews. Artists well represented among these files include Rosemarie Castoro, Ray Ciarrocchi, Robert Goodnough, Harold Gregor, Red Grooms (including a transcript of "A Conversation with Marison and Red Grooms"), Joyce Kozloff, Peter Reginato, Tony Robbin, Leatrice Rose, and Nancy Witteman-Widrig.
Financial records include incomplete runs of billing statements, expenses and cash disbursements, paid and unpaid invoices, and sales and shipping receipts. Inventory records consist primarily of index cards and/or sheets that document stock, consignments, loans, sales, and shipping.
A relatively small amount of Houston branch records include announcements, clippings, correspondence, financial information including consignments, income, invoices, and statements, photographs, publicity materials and a research file on Houston art museums.
Citation:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1941-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy, March 29, 1976 conducted by Paul Cummings; the John Bernard Myers papers (which do not contain documentation of his work at the gallery); and the Watson/de Nagy Houston gallery records available only on microfilm, a small portion of which may also be duplicated in the original records described in this finding aid.
Biography Note:
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery was founded in 1950, in New York, New York, by Tibor de Nagy and John Bernard Myers and is one of the earliest modern art galleries.
Provenance:
The records were donated by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in multiple accessions between 1993-1996.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Art galleries, Commercial
Art, Modern
Gallery owners
Photographs
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6439
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215579
AAA_collcode_tibode
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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