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Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. records and Paula Cooper Gallery records, circa 1961-2018

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Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. and Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Thompson, Bob  Search this
Valledor, Leo  Search this
Campus, Peter  Search this
Cooper, Paula  Search this
Bartlett, Jennifer  Search this
Grosvenor, Robert  Search this
Forakis, Peter  Search this
Fleming, Dean  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth  Search this
Melcher, Tamara  Search this
Magar, Anthony  Search this
Leonard, Zoe  Search this
Novros, David  Search this
Myers, Forrest Warden  Search this
Shields, Alan  Search this
Ruda, Edwin  Search this
Park Place Gallery Art Research, Inc.  Search this
Paula Johnson Gallery  Search this
Paula Cooper Gallery  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
135.3 Linear feet; 0.001 Gigabytes
The collection is arranged as 4 series: Series 1: Paula Johnson Gallery, 1963-1967 (Box 1; 6 folders) Series 2: Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc., 1961-1973, 1989 (Boxes 1-4, 50-51, OV 52; 4.1 linear feet) Series 3: Paula Cooper Gallery, 1962-2006 (Boxes 4-49, 51; 45.7 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB) Series 4: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1970-2018 (Boxes 53-138, OV 139-146; 85.5 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings and born-digital records in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The records of the New York artist-cooperative Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. and the Soho contemporary art gallery Paula Cooper Gallery measure 135.3 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from circa 1961 to 2018. The collection documents the founding of the Park Place Gallery and its artists through correspondence, artists' files, photographic materials, financial records, printed and digital materials, and scattered business records. The bulk of the collection is Paula Cooper Gallery records; nearly two-thirds of which are artists' files containing a variety of materials such as correspondence, printed materials, and photographic materials. Also found is additional business correspondence, business records, financial records, and printed materials for Paula Cooper Gallery, as well as a handful of records from Paula Johnson Gallery. There is an 85.5 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2023 that includes artist files, exhibition files, correspondence, audiovisual material, archtectural plans and miscellaneous business records from Paula Cooper Gallery. Materials date from circa 1970-2018.
Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. records and Paula Cooper Gallery records, circa 1961-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collection Care Preservation Fund
Use Note:
All collection material in boxes 1-52, except photographs: Permission to quote, publish or reproduce requires written permission from Paula Cooper. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Related collections found among the holdings of the Archives of America include a sound recording of a lecture given by Paula Cooper (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston sound recordings, May 18, 1983-February 8, 1984); audio tapes which include Paula Cooper (Bruce D. Kurtz video and audio recordings and papers, 1966-1995); and two silent 16mm films by Kenny Schneider (Park Place Gallery artists films, 1967.)
Biography Note:
The artists' cooperative Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. opened in November 1965 at 542 West Broadway, showing the work of ten young contemporary artists. The cooperative did not represent an art movement, but frequently exhibited large-scale, non-figurative, geometric paintings and sculptures.
Language Note:
English .
Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. records and Paula Cooper Gallery records were donated by Paula Cooper, director of the galleries, in thre accessions in 2006, 2009 and 2022.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art Gallery Records  Search this
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Record number:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art