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Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, [circa 1964]-2001, (bulk 1984-2000)

view Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, [circa 1964]-2001, (bulk 1984-2000) digital asset number 1
Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery
Subject:
Breier, Virginia
Meyer, Sue
Weiss, Dorothy
Meyer Breyer Weiss Contemporary Crafts, Inc
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
18.7 linear ft.
Summary:
The Dorothy Weiss Gallery records include artists files, exhibition files, and subject files. Also found are limited records overlapping from Weiss's dealings with some artists through Meyer Breier Weiss Contemporary Crafts, Inc. The records provide fairly extensive coverage of the gallery's relationship with approximately thirty artists, and scattered documentation of Weiss's relationship with more than two hundred other artists whose work she represented, exhibited, or had an interest in at some time during the gallery's existence. Overall, the collection is an excellent source of information on contemporary ceramic and glass sculpture.
Series I, artists' files, comprises the bulk of the collection (17.5 ft.) and consists of correspondence with artists, biographical material, printed material relating to exhibitions at the Dorothy Weiss Gallery and elsewhere, photographs and slides of artwork, and administrative records such as price lists, inventories, and loan and consignment documentation. Among the more well documented artists are Hank Murta Adams, Rudy Autio, Annette Corcoran, Philip Cornelius, Wouter Dam, Ruth Duckworth, Jack Earl, Tony Hepburn, Jun Kaneko, Michael Lucero, Beverly Mayeri, William Morris, Jay Musler, Barbara Bell Smith, Statom Therman, Yoshio Taylor, Robert Turner, Jamie Walker, and Stan Welsh.
Series 2: Exhibition Files contains records of approximately twenty-five group exhibitions held at the gallery, such as the Teapot Invitationals, and various exhibitions of glass artists. Series 3: Subject Files consists of a small group of general subject files maintained by the gallery, such as correspondence with different types of clients, and records relating to specific projects outside the gallery in which Weiss participated.
Citation:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, [circa 1964]-2001, (bulk 1984-2000). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Gallery; San Francisco, Calif.; Opened in 1984; Closed in 2000 The Dorothy Weiss Gallery was known in San Francisco for the quality of its crafts program and the artists it represented. It focused on contemporary ceramic and glass sculpture with an emphasis on non-functional, sculptural work.
Provenance:
Donated 2002 by Dorothy Weiss as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Ceramic sculpture
Ceramicists
Glass artists
Glass sculpture
Handicraft
Handicraft
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5581
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229519
AAA_collcode_doroweig
Theme:
Craft
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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