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Interview with Ben Cunningham

Creator:
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1968
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10771
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Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1918-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10771

Interview with Ben Cunningham

Creator:
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1969
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10773
See more items in:
Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1918-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10773

Interview with Ben Cunningham

Creator:
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Subject:
Cunningham, Ben  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
circa 1967
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15257
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Ben Cunningham papers, 1904-1984
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15257

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Cunningham, Ben 1904-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0008823
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_8823

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Cunningham, Ben 1904-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0008824
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_8824

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Cunningham, Ben 1904-1975  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0008825
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_8825

Rose Fried Gallery Records

Creator:
Rose Fried Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Pinacotheca Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Baertling, Olle, 1911-1981  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Delaunay, Sonia  Search this
Etrog, Sorel, 1933-  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Fried, Rose  Search this
Hendler, Raymond, 1923-  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Morgan, Russell  Search this
Picabia, Francis, 1879-1953  Search this
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976  Search this
Torres-García, Joaquín, 1874-1949  Search this
Xceron, Jean, 1890-1967  Search this
Extent:
8.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1936-1972
bulk 1945-1970
Summary:
The Rose Fried Gallery records measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1972 with the bulk of materials dating from 1945 to 1970. The majority of the collection consists of artists files documenting the gallery's relationship with abstract, modern, and Latin American artists; additional named subject files; and scattered administrative and financial files. Individual artists and subject files contain a wide variety of documentation, such as correspondence, photographs, financial records, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents:
The Rose Fried Gallery records measure 8.1 linear feet and date from 1936 to 1972 with the bulk of materials dating from 1945 to 1970. The majority of the collection consists of artists files documenting the gallery's relationship with abstract, modern, and Latin American artists; additional named subject files; and scattered administrative and financial files. Individual artists and subject files contain a wide variety of documentation, such as correspondence, photographs, financial records, and printed materials.

Scattered administrative records document the founding and history of the Rose Fried Gallery, biographical materials about Rose Fried, as well as scattered administrative correspondence, press releases, and gallery catalogs. There are two sound recordings of interviews with Rose Fried in which she discusses the origins of the Rose Fried Gallery and some of the gallery's shows.

The bulk of the records consist of alphabetical artists' and clients' files documenting the gallery's dealings with individual artists, clients, other galleries, museums, and universities. Contents of individual files vary but may include correspondence, contractual agreements, financial records, printed material, and photographs. A few of the artists represented in the files include Olle Baertling, Joseph Cornell, Ben Cunningham, Sonia Delaunay, Sorel Etrog, John Ferren, Raymond Hendler, Wassily Kandinsky, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Piet Mondrian, Russell Morgan, Francis Picabia, Hans Richter, Joaquin Torres-Garcia, and Jean Xceron, among many others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: General Administrative Records, 1947-1970 (9 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Artists' and Clients' Files, 1936-1972 (7.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-8, OV 9)
Historical Note:
Rose Fried established the Rose Fried Gallery in the 1940s in New York City, New York. Fried established the gallery when she took over the Pinacotheca Gallery owned by Dan Harris. The Gallery specialized in abstract and modern art, and represented cubists, futurists, Dadaists, and masters of Latin American art. The Rose Fried Gallery was instrumental in introducing the American public to many abstract painters, including Mondrian and Kandinsky. The Gallery remained operational until Fried's death in 1970.
Provenance:
The Rose Fried Gallery Records were donated by Rose Fried and her brother and executor Paul Fried in multiple accretions between 1968 and 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy also requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Rose Fried Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Rose Fried Gallery Records, 1936-1972, bulk 1945-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rosefrig
See more items in:
Rose Fried Gallery Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosefrig
Additional Online Media:

Ben Cunningham papers, 1904-1984

Creator:
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Subject:
Hiler, Hilaire  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Slides (photographs)  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7566
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209726
AAA_collcode_cunnben
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209726

Oral history interview with Ben Cunningham, 1964 October 24

Interviewee:
Cunningham, Ben, 1904-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington),, 1920-  Search this
Subject:
Gaskin, William  Search this
Danysh, Joseph A.  Search this
Hiler, Hilaire  Search this
Federal Art Project (Calif.)  Search this
Index of American Design  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Muralists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12240
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213399
AAA_collcode_cunnin64
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213399

Ben Cunningham--a life with color / by Cindy Nemser

Author:
Nemser, Cindy  Search this
Subject:
Cunningham, Ben 1904-1975  Search this
Physical description:
91 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Color in art  Search this
Optical art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C9667 N4 1989
N40.1.C9667N4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389043

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