The Leo Castelli 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.
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the partial digitization of this collection was provided by the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.
Letters from artists and printed material regarding the Grinstein's art collection.
Letters are from artists with work in the Grinstein collection, or who were family friends, including Claes Oldenburg, Richard Serra, John Baldessari, Frank Gehry, Philip Glass, and others. Printed material includes clippings about the Grinsteins and their collection, announcements and posters for exhibitions, with some ephemera related to Elyse's years as an architect or her training at UCLA.
Biographical / Historical:
Stanley Grinstein (1927-2014) and Elyse Grinstein (1929-2016) were art collectors and philanthropists in Los Angeles, California. Elyse Grinstein was also an architect and owned the Los Angeles architectural firm Grinstein/ Daniels.
Donated 2017 by the Grinstein family, via Ayn Grinstein, Ellen Grinstein Perliter, and Nancy Grinstein, executors.
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Powaqqatsi [videorecording] = Life in transformation / a Golan-Globus production ; Cannon Group ; a Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas presentation ; directed by Godfrey Reggio ; produced by Mel Lawrence, Godfrey Reggio, Lawrence Taub