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The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records

Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Names:
Baeder, John  Search this
Baldessari, John, 1931-  Search this
Battcock, Gregory, 1937-  Search this
Bourdon, David  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Eddy, Don, 1944-  Search this
Estes, Richard, 1932-  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Goings, Ralph  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E.  Search this
Meisel, Louis K.  Search this
Meisel, Susan Pear  Search this
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-2002  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Sadat, Anwar, 1918-1981  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011  Search this
Vogel, Dorothy  Search this
Vogel, Herbert  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1964-2003
Summary:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964-2003. The records of this New York gallery consist of correspondence with artists and other individuals, writings by Louis K. Meisel, subject files on Gregory Battcock and Jason Seley, and photographs. Correspondence documents the gallery's dealings with its artists.
Scope and Contents note:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964-2003. The records of this New York gallery consist of correspondence with artists and other individuals, writings by Louis K. Meisel, subject files on Gregory Battcock and Jason Seley, and photographs. Correspondence documents the gallery's dealings with its artists.

Among the correspondents are John Baeder, Chuck Close, Don Eddy, Richard Estes, Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Richard McClean, Theodoros Stamos, and others. Also found are letters from Larry Rivers, Anwar el-Sadat, Robert Hughes, and Tom Messer.

Writings include a typescript by Louis K. Meisel on becoming an art dealer. A subject file on art historian Gregory Battcock contains several reviews, scattered materials including letters, clippings, lists, press releases, and a photograph of Battcock with David Bourdon, Hilton Kramer, Rosalind Krauss, Barbara Rose, and others attending an International Art Association of Art Critics conference. There are subject files on Jason Seley containing photographs, correspondence, and printed materials.

Photographs include a photograph of Louis K. Meisel and his wife, Susan Meisel with Photorealists artists at a book party. Also found are photographs of John Baldesarri with Herbert and Dorothy Vogel; and Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 4 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1964-2003 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings, circa 1970s (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1974-1981 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1980s-1993 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Louis K. Meisel (1942- ) opened the Louis K. Meisel Gallery on Prince Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City in 1966. The gallery has promoted the work of realist painters, sculptors, and photographers. Louis K. Meisel Gallery has also championed another genre of American realism, the Pin-up; the gallery has an extensive collection of vintage and contemporary Pin-ups. Artists represented include: John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Charles Bell, Chuck Close, Audrey Flack, Ronald Kleemann, Mel Ramos, and Theodoros Stamos, among others.

Born in 1942 in Brooklyn, Louis K. Meisel has had a varied career as an art dealer, writer, and collector. Meisel attended Columbia University, 1964 and the New School for Social Research in New York, 1963-1965. Credited with coining the phrase, Photorealism in the late 1960s, Meisel defined the qualities of the Photorealist artist.

Louis K. Meisel has written numerous books and articles on Photorealism, the American Pin-Up, and other art-related topics. He has also lectured at academic and art-related institutions, including the Arts and Crafts Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1978; Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1980, 2002; the Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1993; and the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, 2002. His collecting interests have been wide-ranging. In addition to his extensive collection of Photorealist paintings and Pin-up illustrations, Meisel is a collector of 1940s Moderne, tin toys, Art Deco statues, and naturalia.

Since 2000, Louis K. Meisel, in partnership with Frank Bernarducci, has operated the Bernarducci. Meisel. Gallery on 57th Street in New York as a venue for established and emerging artists.
Provenance:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records were donated by Louis K. Meisel in 1990 and 2009.
Restrictions:
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Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.louikmei
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-2003
Scope and Contents note:
Correspondence is mostly professional in content; topics center on artist's activities, discussions on Photorealism, exhibitions and sales of artwork. Also included in the files are artist's statements, clippings, photographs; and illustrated letters and greeting cards, some original artwork. Of interest, are letters from Theodoros Stamos to Louis K. Meisel about his work. Also found are letters from several prominent individuals, such as Robert Hughes, Thomas Messer, Joan Mondale, and Anwar al-Sadat.
Arrangement note:
Correspondence, including files with individual artists, is arranged alphabetically; letters within the folders are filed in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.louikmei, Series 1
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A-B

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1965-1999
Scope and Contents note:
Adams Davidson Galleries

Basq, Carlos

Benke, Ernest

Brunelli, Anthony J.

Bull, Frances
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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D

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1982-1986
Scope and Contents note:
De Andrea, John

Doyle, Joe
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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H-M

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1985
Scope and Contents note:
Hanson, Duane

Hess, Thomas

Hughes, Robert

Louis K. Meisel Gallery (exhibition invitation)

Mendenhall, Jack

Mondale, Joan

Morley, Frances

Mott, E.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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O-P

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1978
Scope and Contents note:
Oppenheim, Dennis

Rivers, Larry

Sadat, Anwar El

Louis K. Meisel Gallery (exhibition invitation)

Shestack, Mel

Mondale, Joan

Morley, Frances

Mott, E.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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W

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1980
Scope and Contents note:
Wilson, Gahan

Wyeth, James
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Writings

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970s
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains a typescript of Louis K. Meisel's "The World Needs Art (Therefore Dealers)." In this article-length piece, Meisel writes about the preparation an individual should undertake before becoming an art dealer. He also describes in detail how the dealer should renovate a gallery space as well as select and arrange artwork for display.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.louikmei, Series 2
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Subject Files

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Extent:
5 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1981
Scope and Contents note:
This series includes subject files on Gregory Battcock and Jason Seley. There are typescripts of Battcock's review of a book party for the art historian Robert Rosenbaum and his reviews of exhibition openings at the Museum of Modern Art and the Institute for Art and Urban Resources. Also found are letters, scattered lists, clippings, press releases, and a photograph of Gregory Battcock with David Bourdon, Hilton Kramer, Rosalind Krauss, and Barbara Rose at the International Art Association of Art Critics conference. Four folders of materials on Jason Seley include printed materials, photographs, and correspondence
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.louikmei, Series 3
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1980s-1993
Scope and Contents note:
This series includes a color photograph of Louis K. Meisel and his wife, Susan Meisel, at a party held at his New York City loft for his book, Photorealism Since 1980. Included in the group shot are John Baeder, Richard Estes, Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Ronald Kleemann, Jack Mendenhall, John Salt, among others.

Also found are black and white photographs of artists with others: Andy Warhol with Elizabeth Taylor at a benefit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and John Baldessari with Herbert and Dorothy Vogel at an exhibition opening for Kenneth Noland at the Whitney Museum in New York.
Arrangement note:
Photographs are arranged by subject and thereafter filed in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.louikmei, Series 4
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Baeder, John

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-1993
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Bechtle, Bob

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1985
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Blackwell, Tom

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1983
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Close, Chuck

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976-2000
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cottingham, Tom

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1973-1998
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Eddy, Don

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-1983
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Estes, Richard

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1980-1989
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Flack, Audrey

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1984
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Goings, Ralph

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Kleemann, Ronald

Collection Creator:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1981
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected 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.
Collection Citation:
Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1973-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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