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Colin de Land collection, 1968-2008, bulk 1980-2003

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Creator:
de Land, Colin, 1955-2003
Subject:
Dion, Mark
Balk, Dennis
Wadlin, Craig
Waters, John
Marks, Matthew
McDonald, Daniel
Heilmann, Mary
Greene, Carroll
Fend, Peter
Fraser, Andrea
Pierson, Jack
Beckwith, Patterson
Morris, Paul
Davey, Moyra
American Fine Arts, Co
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
Biennale di Venezia
International Art Fair
Art Cologne
Art Forum Berlin
Documenta
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
15.6 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Audio visual material: ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.
Summary:
The Colin de Land collection measures 15.6 linear feet and dates from 1968 to 2008, with the bulk of the collection dating from the early 1980s through 2003. The majority of the collection consists of photographic material, primarily snapshots, documenting daily life in and around de Land's gallery American Fine Arts, Co., as well as de Land's pesonal life and affairs. There are candid photographs of exhibition openings, day-to-day gallery operations, art fairs, vacations, social gatherings, and New York City street scenes. Also included are some personal objects belonging to de Land and his wife Pat Hearn, as well as two scrapbooks containing items once decorating the walls of de Land's office at American Fine Arts. The collection includes film and video material documenting trips to Cape Cod, Hearn's illness, and occasional art world events.
Citation:
Colin de Land collection, 1968-2008, bulk 1980-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
The archival gallery records of Colin de Land's art gallery American Fine Arts, Co. as well as the gallery records of the Pat Hearn Gallery are available at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York. The gallery records there also include a fair amount of de Land's personal papers. Bard also acquired de Land's and Hearn's personal library.
Biography Note:
Colin de Land (1955-2003) was a New York art dealer whose galleries in the East Village, SoHo, and Chelsea promoted cutting-edge artists with interests ranging from institutional critique to video to abstract painting. De Land's American Fine Arts gallery on Wooster Street in particular became a staging ground and refuge for figures in the alternative art world, with de Land acting as ringmaster and provocateur. Mr. de Land took over the Chelsea space of his wife, Pat Hearn, after she died in 2000, where he staged a notorious performance by the band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black led by the performance artist Kembra Pfahler, who became his companion. Mr. de Land studied philosophy and linguistics at New York University and helped found the New York Armory Show.
Provenance:
The papers were donated in 2008 by Dennis Balk, an artist at the American Fine Arts gallery and a close friend of de Land's.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Scrapbooks
Motion pictures (visual works)
Photographs
Video recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13702
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)279482
AAA_collcode_delacoli
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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