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Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991

Creator:
Gracie Mansion Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Lack, Stephen  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Mansion, Gracie  Search this
McGowin, Ed  Search this
Sandrow, Hope  Search this
Zwillinger, Rhonda  Search this
Bidlo, Mike  Search this
DeMonte, Claudia  Search this
Greenblat, Rodney Alan  Search this
Cleveland, Buster  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
East Village (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6501
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215712
AAA_collcode_gracmans
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215712
Additional Online Media:

Artist Inventory Cards

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1954-1998
Scope and Contents note:
Inventory cards track artwork entering and leaving the gallery. Each card lists a work's artist, title, date, media, and measurements. Most cards include a photograph of the artwork, and most cards further list the ultimate action taken regarding the work (sold, returned to artist or gallery, consigned, etc.), the list price or paid price, exhibition and catalog history, and the history of price quotes given for the work. The gallery used a number of abbreviations for the transactions on the inventory cards:

NFS - Not For Sale

RTA - Returned to Artist

o/c - On Consignment (from)

o/a - On Approval

OOG - Out of Gallery

O/L - On Loan (from)

TGF - Top Gallant Farm

There are no inventory cards tracking pre-Columbian art and artifacts in the collection. The cards represent works from both the New York gallery and Zurich gallery.

The cards are arranged into ten overlapping groups established by the gallery representing transactions, such as sales and consignments, loans, returns, and other general art movement. Within each category, most of the cards are alphabetized by artist and thereafter by title, but occasionally an artist's work is divided into categories (for example by media) before being arranged alphabetically by title:

Returned to Artist

Sold (pre-1993)

Sold

Sold and/or Returned to Artist

Returned to Artist

Sold

Old Top Gallant Farm Sculptures

Emmerich Private Sold

Last Active Inventory and Sales

Additional Cards

See Appendix for a list of artists' names represented by the Artist Inventory Cards in Series 8.1.
Appendix: Artists' Names Represented in Artist Inventory Cards in Series 8.1.:
Aakre, Richard

Abbott, Berenice

Abercrombie, Douglas

Adams, Ansel

Adams, Robert

Africano, Nicholas

Albers, Josef

Alechinsky, Pierre

Altoon, John

Amerine, Wayne

Andre, Carl

Annesley, David

Appel, Karel

Arakawa

Arbus, Diane

Arman

Arp, Jean (Hans)

Ashbaugh, Dennis

Atget, Eugene

Atkins, Anna

Audubon, J.J.

Avery, Milton

Bacon, Francis

Bailey, William

Baldus, Edouard

Ball, Lillian

Balthus

Bannard, Walter Darby

Barlett, Jennifer

Barth, Frances

Barth, Wolf

Bartolini, Luciano

Basquiat, Jean-Michel

Baziotes, William

Beasley, Barth

Bireline, George

Bleckner, Ross

Blossfeldt, Karl

Bocklin, Arnold

Boisseu

Boisson, L.

Bolotowsky, Ilya

Bolus, Michael

Bonnard, Pierre

Bonnet, Phi

Bradley, Peter

Beasley, Bruce

Becher, Bernd and Hillar

Bellocq, E.J.

Benazzi, Raffael

Benton, Fletcher

Best, Mary Ellen

Beuys, Joseph

Bill, Max

Boepple, Willard

Bogart, Bram

Borofsky, John

Boxer, Stanley

Botero, Fernardo

Boudin, Eugene

Bourke-White, Margaret

Brach, Paul

Brancusi, Constantin

Braque, George

Brassaï

Breed, Charles

Brui

Brush, Daniel

Buchwald, Howard

Buckley, Stephen

Bucklow, Christopher

Bush, Jack

Butterfield, Deborah

Calder, Alexander

Callahan, Harry

Cascella, Andrea

Caracciolo, Roberto

Caro, Anthony

Cezanne, Paul

Chadwick, Lynn

Chagall, Marc

Chamberlain, John

Chase, Louisa

Chillida, Eduardo

Christensen, Dan

Christo

Clifford, Charles

Close, Chuck

Cohen, Elaine Lustig

Conlon, William

Contino, Leonard

Crile, Susan

cummings, e.e.

Dahl-Wolfe, Louise

David, Michael

Davis, Gerald

Davis, Lynn

Davis, Ronald

de Amaral, Olga

de Chirico, Giorgio

de Clercq, Louis

de Kooning, Willem

Degas, Edgar

Dehner, Edgar

Delaunay, Robert

Delaunay, Sonia

Dembiczak, J.G.

de Valdivia, Marco

di Suvero, Mark

Diebenkorn, Richard

Dill, Guy

Dill, Lesley

Diller, Burgoyne

Dine, Jim

Disderi

Dorazio, Piero

Downes, Rackstraw

Drapell, Joseph

Drentwett

Dubuffet, Jean

Duchamp, Marcel

Duck-Hyun, Cho

Dufy, Raoul

Du Maine, H.

Durandelle, Louis-Emille

Durrant, Jennifer

Dzubas, Friedel

Edgerton, Dr. Harold

Egger, Marc

Eggleston, William

Embry, Norris

Ellis, Stephen

Emmerich, Tobias

Ernst, Max

Evans, Walker

Fautrier, Jean

Feeley, Paul

Feist, Harold

Ferber, Herbert

Ferrara, Jackie

Fessler, Cristina

Fischl, Eric

Flavin, Dan

Fleming, Linda

Fontana, Corsin

Fontana, Lucio

Ford, Hermine

Fornier, Paul

Foster, John

Fournier, Paul

Francis, Sam

Francis, Sherron

Franck

Frank, Robert

Frankenthaler, Helen

Freud, Lucian

Friedberg, Richard

Freres, Henry

Friedlander, Lee

Fuger

Funakoshi, Katsura

Fuss, Adam

Galanin, Igor

Giacometti, Alberto

Gibbons, Arthur

Gilliam, Sam

Ginnever, Charles

Giordani, Patrice

Glarner, Fritz

Gliko, Carl

Gonzalez, Julio

Goodnough, Robert

Gorchov, Ron

Gordon, Harry

Gorky, Arshile

Gossweiler, Christoph

Gottlieb, Adolph

Graffin, Daniel

Graham, John

Graubner, Gotthard

Graves, Nancy

Green, June

Greenleaf, Ken

Griefen, John Adams

Grill

Gris, Juan

Groover, Jan

Guston, Philip

Gutman, John

Hacklin, Alan/Allan

Hagemeyer, Johan

Hall, Lee

Hantai, Simon

Haring, Keith

Harman, Maryann

Hartley, Marsden

Hartung, Hans

Hatcher, Brower

Held, Al

Hendler, Raymond

Hennessy, Richard

Hepworth, Barbara

Herdeg, Christian

Hide, Peter

Highstein, Jene

Hirschfeld

Hitch, Stewart

Hockney, David

Hodgkin, Howard

Hoenigsberg, Helga

Hofmann, Hans

Hollega, Wolfgang

Honegger, Gottfried

Hope, Polly

Hopper, Edward

Horne, Bernard Shea

Hosiasson, Philippe

Hoyland, John

Hoyningen-Heune, George

Hughto, Darryl

Hughto, Margie/Marjorie

Humphrey, Ralph

Hutchinson, Jay

Hutchinson, Jaqueth

Indiana, Robert

Isherwood, Jon

Jenkins, Paul

Jensen, Bill

Johns, Jasper

Johnson, Meredith

Jorn, Asger

Kandinsky, Wassily

Kelly, Ellsworth

Kertesz, Andre

Keskeny, George

Kiesler, Frederick

Kisling

Klee, Paul

Klein, Yves

Klett, Mark

Kline, Franz

Knoop, Guitou

Koekoek, B.C.

Krasner, Lee

Kupka, Frantisek

Kuwayama, Tadaaki

Lack, Stephen

Landfield, Ronnie

Lange, Dorothea

Langlois and Martens

La Noue, Terence

Laurens, Henri

Leger, Fernand

Le Gray, Gustave

Lehman, Wendy

LeRoy, Jeanette

Letellier, B.

Lettron, J.

Levee, John

Levinson, Moss

Levitt, Helen

Lewitt, Sol

Liberman, Alexander

Lichtenstein, Roy

Lindner, Richard

Lipschitz, Jacques

Lipski, Donald

Lipsky, Pat

Lissitsky, El

Lipsky, Pat

Lohse, Richard Paul

Long, Richard

Longobardi, Nino

Louis, Morris

Lüthi, Bernhard

Lüthi, Urs

Lutz

Lydis, Mariette

MacWhinnie, John

Maillol, Aristide

Mairwöger, Gottfried

Mapplethorpe, Robert

Marden, Brice

Maril, Herman

Marin, John

On Consignment from Peter Marks

Martin, Agnes

Martins, Maria

Marx, G.L.

Maryan

Masullo, Andrew

Mathieu, Georges

Matisse, Henri

Matta, Roberto

McDermott & McGough, Messrs.

McDonnell, Joseph Anthony

McLaughlin, John

McLean, John

Meadmore, Clement

Megert, Christian

Miller, Robert

Milton, Peter

Miró, Joan

Misrach, Richard

Mitchell, Joan

Model, Lisette

Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo

Monet, Claude

Moore, Henry

Morandi, Giorgio

Moses, Ed

Motherwell, Robert

Mulder, George

Muller-Brittnau, Willy

Murray, Elizabeth

Muybridge, Eadweard

Nadar, (Felix Tournachon)

Nadelman, Elie

Nakian, Reuben

Natkin, Robert

Nemont, G.

Neugass, Fritz

Nevelson, Louise

Newman, Arnold

Newman, Barnett

Nezhdanov, Alexander

Nicholson, Ben

Nickson, Graham

Nixon, Nicholas

Noel, Georges

Noguchi, Isamu

Noland, Kenneth

Nolde, Emil

Offord, J. Milton

Oldenburg, Claes

Olitski, Jules

Olmec

Ono, Yoko

Orr, Eric

O'Sullivan, Timothy

Otterness, Tom

Outerbridge, Paul

Paik, Nam June

Parodi, Filippo

Penn, Irving

Pepper, Beverly

Perless, Robert

Perlman, Joel

Pettet, William

Pfaff, Judy

Picabia, Francis

Picasso, Pablo

Pissarro, Camille

Pollock, Jackson

Pomodoro, Arnaldo

Poons, Lawrence

Porter, Fairfield

Porter, Katherine

Poulos, Basilios

Press, Naomi

Quaytman, Harvey

Quigley, Edward

Quisgard, Liz Whitney

Rainer, Arnulf

Raush, Mark

Rauschenberg, Robert

Ray, Man

Recanati, Dina

Reddinger

Reinhardt, Ad

Richter, Gerhard

Rickey, George

Ridenhour, William

Rivers, Larry

Robb, Charles

Robbins, Bruce

Robert, Louis

Rockburne, Dorothea

Rodin, Auguste

Rosan, Larry

Rosen, Felix

Rosenthal, Tony

Rosenquist, James

Rossi, Rosalie

Rothko, Mark

Row, David

Rozen, Feliz

Rutherford, Louis M.

Ryan, Anne

Ryan, Kevin

Ryman, Robert

Saba, Richard

de Saint Phalle, Niki

Saito, Kikuo

Salemme, Attilio

Samaras, Lucas

Sander, August

Sander, Ludwig

Sanders, John

Santomaso, Giuseppe

Schapiro, Miriam

Schlemmer, Oskar

Schlesinger, Mark

Schumacher, Emil

Scott, Robert

Scott, Tim

Scott, William

Seery, John

Segal, George

Seligmann, Kurt

Sellers, Daniel

Serra, Richard

Shapiro, Joel

Shields, Alan

Signac, Paul

Simpson, David

Sisley, Alfred

Slone, Sandi

Smith, David

Smith, Hassel

Smith, Kimber

Smith, Tony

Sohanievich, Oleg

Sommer, Frederick

Sommer, Giorgio

Southall, Derek

Spence, Andrew

Stamos, Theodoros

Stankiewicz, Richard

Steichen, Edward

Steiner, Michael

Stella, Frank

Stephan, Gary

Stettheimer, Florine

Stevens, Peter

Still, Clyfford

Stoltz, David

Stone, Sylvia

Strand, Paul

Sugarman, George

Sugimoto, Hiroshi

Sultan, Donald

Sutton, Carol

Sutton, Pat Lipsky

Tajiri, Shinkichi

Talbot, William Henry Fox

Tanger, Susanna

Tatafiore, Ernesto

Thiebaud, Wayne

Thorne, Joan

Tillyer, William

Torres-Garcia, Joaquin

Truitt, Anne

Twombly, Cy

Tworkov, Jack

Unger, Mary Ann

Upton, Ann

Wagner, Merrill

Van Dongen, Kees

Van Gogh Manuscript

Van Stalbent, Adrien

Van Velde, Bram

Vasarely, Victor

Venet, Bernar

Verna, Germaine

Vicente, Esteban

Vuillard, Edouard

Waid, Mary Joan

Walsh, James

Ward, Cora Kelly

Warhol, Andy

Warren, Catharine

Wells, Lynton

Watkins, Charlton E.

Wegman, William

Wessel, Henry

Wesselman, Tom

Westfall, Stephen

Wiegmann, Jenny

Willette, Adolph

Williams, Neil

Williams, Roger

Willis, Thornton

Wilmarth, Christopher

Winogrand, Garry

Witkin, Isaac

Witkin, Joel-Peter

Woelfli, Adolf

Wofford, Philip

Wolfe, James

Wols, Alfred Otto Wolfgang

Wonner, Paul

Woodman, Betty

Woolf, Paul

Wotruba, Fritz

Yokoi, Teruko

Youngerman, Jack

Yunkers, Adja

Zerbe, Karl

Zimmerman, Daniel

Zox, Larry
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries required written permission.
Collection Rights:
The André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers 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.
Collection Citation:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.andremmg, Subseries 8.1
See more items in:
André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 8: Inventory Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref3791

Gracie Mansion Gallery records

Creator:
Gracie Mansion Gallery  Search this
Names:
Gracie Mansion (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bidlo, Mike  Search this
Cleveland, Buster, -1998  Search this
DeMonte, Claudia, 1947-  Search this
Greenblat, Rodney Alan, 1960-  Search this
Lack, Stephen  Search this
McGowin, Ed, 1938-  Search this
Sandrow, Hope, 1951-  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Zwillinger, Rhonda  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1972-1991
Summary:
The records of the New York City contemporary Gracie Mansion Gallery measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1972-1991. Most of the records date from the gallery opening in 1982 and later. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material and exhibition loan files that document the activities of the gallery and the East Village art scene. Loan and consignment files are found for numerous artists including Michael Bidlo, Buster Cleveland, Claudia DeMonte, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Stephen Lack, Ed McGowin, David Sandlin, Hope Sandrow, David Wojnarowicz, Rhonda Zwillinger, among others. Also found are scattered business records.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the New York City contemporary Gracie Mansion Gallery measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1972-1991. Most of the records date from the gallery's opening in 1982 and later. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material and exhibition loan files that document the activities of the gallery and the East Village art scene. Loan and consignment files are found for numerous artists including Michael Bidlo, Buster Cleveland, Claudia DeMonte, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Stephen Lack, Ed McGowin, David Sandlin, Hope Sandrow, David Wojnarowicz, and Rhonda Zwillinger, among others. Also found are scattered business records.

Extensive printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogs, and artists' files. Exhibition loan files are found for artists, exhibitions, and art fairs. These files contain consignment and loan agreement forms, correspondence, exhibition announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, negatives and slides of artwork and exhibition installations, and a handful of color photographs of artwork or exhibition locales.

Scattered business records include correspondence, returned consignment forms from 1982-1987, donation records and materials related to art auctions, artist commissions, various lists, materials related to the Gracie Mansion Museum Store, notes, and a variety of other documents related to gallery operations.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series:

Series 1: Printed Material, 1972-1991 (Boxes 1-2, 6; 0.80 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Loans, 1982-1991 (Boxes 2-4; 2.25 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, 1982-1991 (Box 5; 1 linear foot)
Historical Note:
Painter and dealer Joanne Mayhew (b. circa 1947) changed her name to Gracie Mansion in 1982, and opened a gallery in the bathroom of her East Village apartment in March of that same year.

Gracie Mansion's first "Loo Division" exhibition was of her friend's photographs. The previous year, Gracie Mansion helped organize the "Limo Show", for which she rented a limousine and parked it on the corner of Spring and Broadway with fellow artists Buster Cleveland and Sur Rodney Sur. There, dressed as tourists, they served champagne and tried to sell their artwork to passersby.

This grassroots approach to the art market came to typify the emerging East Village art scene. Frustrated by the closed system of the SoHo and 57th Street galleries, in 1981-1982 several young artists and artists' groups began organizing shows and forming makeshift galleries of their own for fun and profit in the more affordable dilapidated East Village. The artwork they sold, predominately paintings, were also more affordable than those in SoHo.

The press quickly picked up on the East Village phenomenon and Mansion, who borrowed her name from the New York City mayor's official residence, had a charisma that made her and her gallery one of its favorite subjects. After three well-attended shows in her apartment, her landlord put a halt to her exhibitions and she moved her gallery to a larger space at 15 St. Mark's, then shortly after to 337 East Tenth Street between Avenues A and B. An integral part of the East Village art scene by the mid-80's, the Gracie Mansion Gallery, ran with the assistance of Sur Rodney Sur from 1983-1989, was one of the best known in the East Village during this boon.

Mansion specialized in large group exhibitions, theme shows that dramatically restyled the gallery, and the creative marketing of small affordable art. She represented a synthesis of painting and sculpture, art and environments, as opposed to single isolated objects. Among the artists she represented were Claudia DeMonte, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Ed McGowin , David Sandlin, Hope Sandrow, David Wojnarowicz, and Rhonda Zwillinger.

Eventually, Mansion relocated the gallery to SoHo and then Chelsea before closing in 2002 to focus on private dealing and the secondary market.
Provenance:
The Gracie Mansion Gallery records were donated in 1991 by Gracie Mansion, founder of the Gracie Mansion Gallery.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Gracie Mansion 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, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- East Village (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gracmans
See more items in:
Gracie Mansion Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gracmans
Additional Online Media:

Stephen Lack [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_30213

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