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)
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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.
Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
The collection is in English with scattered materials in German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese.
The Gracie Mansion Gallery records were donated in 1991 by Gracie Mansion, founder of the Gracie Mansion Gallery.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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