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Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records, 1960-2014

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Creator:
OK Harris Works of Art (Gallery: New York, N.Y.)
Subject:
Clarke, John Clem
Baeder, John
Castanis, Muriel
Butterfield, Deborah
Hanson, Duane
McLean, Richard Thorpe
Grinder, Robert
Rohm, Robert
Wesselmann, Tom
De Andrea, John
Karp, Marilynn Gelfman
Dufresne, Leonard
Salt, John
Celender, Don
Kacere, John C.
Goings, Ralph
Karp, Ivan C.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
80.3 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records measure 80.3 linear feet and are dated 1960-2014. The collection documents the operation and activities of the contemporary art gallery founded by Ivan C. Karp in the SoHo area of Manhattan. Exhibition files, artists' files, printed material, and photographic materials reveal the wide range of artists represented by OK Harris and the gallery's role in introducing Photo-realism to the public. Also included are administrative files, prints by OK Harris artists, business and personal correspondence, 39 journals by Karp spanning a period of 62 years, and other personal papers. Material pre-dating the 1969 establishment of OK Harris Works of Art consists of printed items and a few letters.
Citation:
Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records, 1960-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews with Ivan C. Karp conducted by Richard Brown Baker, 1963 October 18; by Paul Cummings, 1969 March 12; and by Ronny Cohen, 1986 April 17-1988 October 18.
Biography Note:
OK Harris Works of Art (1969-2014) was a gallery, in New York, N.Y., representing contemporary artists. The gallery was established by Ivan Karp.
Language Note:
The majority of the collection is in English; some material is in French and German.
Provenance:
Marilynn Karp, wife of Ivan C. Karp, donated scattered papers in 2011 and 2013, and the bulk of the collection in 2014.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Diaries
Photo-realism
Photographs
Prints
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16157
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366202
AAA_collcode_okharr
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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