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The records of Galerie Darthea Speyer measure 17.2 linear feet and date from 1953 to 2010. The majority of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the Paris gallery's relationship with American and European artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Also found are scattered financial records, guestbooks, documentation on the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome art collection, exhibition announcements, posters, and additional photographs.
Galerie Darthea Speyer records, 1953-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Darthea Speyer conducted by Paul Cummings, June 28, 1976.
Galerie Darthea Speyer was founded in 1968 by Darthea Speyer at 6, rue Jacques Callot, Paris, France. The gallery was notable for promoting American painting and sculpture in France, until it closed in 2009.
Records were donated in 2010 by Emmanuelle Gelzer, owner of Galerie Darthea Speyer.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001