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Prakapas Gallery

Collection Creator:
Terry Dintenfass, Inc.  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 62
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Terry Dintenfass, Inc. records, 1947-1987, bulk 1961-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Terry Dintenfass, Inc. records
Terry Dintenfass, Inc. records / Series 3: Exhibition Files
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Archives of American Art
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Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray, 1913-2005

Creator:
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Subject:
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Duchamp, Alexina  Search this
Kimmel, Roberta  Search this
Hunter, Sam  Search this
Greenbaum, Theodora S.  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Serger, Helen  Search this
Savage, Naomi  Search this
Man Ray, Juliet  Search this
Ray, Man  Search this
Galerie Anderson-Mayer  Search this
Vered Gallery  Search this
Serpentine Gallery  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
La Boetie, Inc.  Search this
Ronny Van de Velde (Gallery : Antwerp, Belgium)  Search this
Prakapas Gallery  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Photography  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Photographers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13640
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)272566
AAA_collcode_savanaom
Theme:
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Prakapas Gallery

Collection Creator:
Catherine Viviano Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 106
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Catherine Viviano Gallery records
Catherine Viviano Gallery records / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.2: Correspondence with Museums, Galleries, and Art-Related Institutions, United States
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Archives of American Art
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Prakapas Gallery

Collection Creator:
Smith, Leon Polk, 1906-1996  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 34
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1993
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Leon Polk Smith papers, 1921-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leon Polk Smith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Business
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Archives of American Art
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Prakapas Gallery

Collection Creator:
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original papers requires an appointment. Access to audiovisual recording with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ben Shahn papers
Ben Shahn papers / Series 2: Letters
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Carus Gallery  Search this
Extent:
4 Folders (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-2000
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is minimal and consist primarily of art inquiries and similar letters to private collectors, conservators, and other galleries, specifically the Prakapas Gallery and the Skulima Galarie. There is also a small amount of correspondence regarding exhibitions and sales.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Carus Gallery Records, 1967-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carugall, Series 1
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Archives of American Art
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Business Correspondence, Prakapas Gallery

Collection Creator:
Carus Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1976
1994-1995
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Carus Gallery Records, 1967-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carus Gallery records
Carus Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray

Creator:
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Names:
Galerie Anderson-Mayer  Search this
La Boetie, Inc.  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Prakapas Gallery  Search this
Ronny Van de Velde (Gallery : Antwerp, Belgium)  Search this
Serpentine Gallery  Search this
Vered Gallery  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Duchamp, Alexina, 1906-1995  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968 -- Photographs  Search this
Greenbaum, Theodora S.  Search this
Hunter, Sam, 1923-  Search this
Kimmel, Roberta  Search this
Man Ray, Juliet, d. 1991  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Serger, Helen  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1913-2005
Summary:
The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1913-2005. The collection provides an overview of Man Ray's career as a photographer and painter through correspondence, exhibition files, writings, notes, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray measure 1.6 linear feet and date from 1913-2005. The collection provides an overview of Man Ray's career as a photographer and painter through correspondence, exhibition files, writings, notes, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Correspondence primarily consists of incoming letters from art historians, students, publishers, museums, and galleries interested in obtaining biographical information, scheduling exhibitions, or seeking permission to reproduce artwork. Correspondents include Theodora Greenbaum, Sam Hunter, and Roberta Kimmel. Also found is a letter to Man Ray from Isamu Noguchi.

Exhibition files document some of Man Ray's solo and group exhibitions held at museums and galleries in the United States and abroad, including Galerie Anderson Mayer, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Prakapas Gallery, Helen Serger, La Boetie, Inc., Ronny Van De Velde Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Vered Gallery, and Zabriskie Gallery.

Writings and notes include typescripts of unpublished pieces on Man Ray and Surrealist photography and on Juliet Man Ray, miscellaneous writings, and Naomi Savage's list of Man Ray published work. Artwork consists of an artist's proof of a print by Paul Levitt.

Printed material houses news and periodical clippings on Man Ray and Juliet Man Ray, newsletters, reproductions of artwork, and miscellaneous printed material. Clippings provide documentation on Man Ray's early commercial photography for advertisements and fashion magazines as well as his experimental photographic work.

Photographs include portrait photographs of Man Ray and Juliet Man Ray. There are photographs of Man Ray and Juliet with family, friends, and colleagues, including photographs of Marcel Duchamp and Teeny Duchamp.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series:

Series 1: Naomi Savage Correspondence, 1939-1995 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Man Ray Exhibition Files, 1941-1997 (Box 1, OV 4; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1974-1998 (Box 1, OV 4; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1963 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1913-1998 (Boxes 1, 3; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1913-1991 (Boxes 1-3; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Photographer Naomi Siegler Savage (1927-2007) lived and worked in Princeton, New Jersey. While a teenager, Savage attended a photography class taught by Berenice Abbott and pursued this interest at Bennington College in Vermont. In California, Savage apprenticed with her uncle Man Ray, who was a close friend as well as mentor to his niece.

Influenced by Man Ray's experimental techniques with film, Naomi Savage pioneered the use of the photographic metal plate which produced a three dimensional form with a metallic surface. One of her best-known photographic engravings is a magnesium mural for the Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, depicting the national elective offices held by President Johnson and the various Presidents under which he served. In later years, Savage continued to experiment with the photographic process by using digital cameras, color photocopiers, and computer imaging.

In 1952, Savage had her first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In addition to the Museum of Modern Art, Savage's work is also in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

Naomi Savage was married to the painter, sculptor, and architect, David Savage. Naomi Savage died in Princeton, New Jersey in 2007.

Man Ray (1890-1976) lived and worked in New York and Paris, France and was best known for his painting and photography.

Man Ray was born Emmanuel Radnitsky in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1890. His family later moved to Brooklyn, New York. During this period, the family changed their name to Ray and Emmanuel shortened his first name to Man, gradually using Man Ray as his combined single name. Man Ray attended Boys High School from 1904-1908 where he developed an interest in painting. After high school, he worked as a commercial artist and technical illustrator in New York City while attending classes at the Art Students League, Ferrer School, and National Academy of Design.

Influenced by European artists, whose Modernist works were being shown at the 1913 Armory Show and Alfred Stieglitz's "292" Gallery, and other such venues, Man Ray began to incorporate elements of Cubism in his paintings and drawings. In 1915, Man Ray met Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) and they formed a lifelong friendship and professional partnership. That same year, the Dada group, founded by a Tristan Tzara and other artists in Zurich, Switzerland also took root in New York; Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia were credited for starting the New York Dada movement.

By 1921, Man Ray moved to Paris and became part of the circle that formed the Dada group. He photographed many of the Dada poets and writers, including Louis Aragon, André Breton, and Paul Eluard. Man Ray's work for André Breton established his reputation as a portrait photographer of artists, writers, and other prominent individuals, including George Antheil, Salvador Dalí, James Joyce, Sinclair Lewis, Gertrude Stein, and Virginia Woolf. In that same period, Man Ray pioneered the photographic process of rayographs (named after him) and he also participated in the first Surrealist exhibition at the Galerie Pierre.

Man Ray moved to Los Angeles, California in 1940. There he met New York City-born Juliet Browner (1910-1991), a trained dancer and professional artists' model. They married in 1946 in a double wedding ceremony with their friends Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning. In 1951, Man Ray and Juliet Man Ray returned to live in the Montparnasse section of Paris.

In addition to an autobiography, Self-Portrait, published in 1963, Man Ray wrote a number of monographs and articles on photography that included Electricité, a portfolio of ten gravure prints of rayographs commissioned by the Paris electric company, Compagnie Parisenne de Distribution d'Electricité, 1931.

Man Ray received an honorary Master of Fine Arts degree from Freemont University, Los Angeles, 1948 and the gold medal for photography at the Venice Photo Biennale, 1962. In 1967, Man Ray received an award from the Philadelphia Arts Festival honoring its native son for his accomplishments.

Man Ray died in Paris in 1976. Juliet Man Ray survived her husband and continued to live in Paris until her death in 1991.
Provenance:
The Naomi Savage papers were donated in 2007 by Lourie Savage Bates, Naomi Savage's daughter. Naomi Savage was Man Ray's niece.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Photography  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Photographers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray, 1913-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.savanaom
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Archives of American Art
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Prakapas Gallery

Collection Creator:
Savage, Naomi, 1927-2005  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1989
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
Naomi Savage papers on Man Ray, 1913-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray
Naomi Savage Papers on Man Ray / Series 2: Man Ray Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-savanaom-ref37

Correspondence files - Prakapas Gallery, New York

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office  Search this
Container:
Box 12 of 16
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-020, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 12
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Prakapas Gallery [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.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_101879

Marcel-Louis Baugniet : paintings and reliefs, 1922-32 : Prakapas Gallery, New York, 26 May-3 July 1981

Author:
Baugniet, Marcel-Louis 1896-1995  Search this
Prakapas Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Baugniet, Marcel-Louis 1896-1995  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
[1981]
Call number:
N6973.B36 A4 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_933206

Jan Tschichold : graphic design, 1924-1967

Title:
Graphic design 1924-1967
Author:
Tschichold, Jan 1902-1974  Search this
Prakapas Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Tschichold, Jan 1902-1974  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p. : ill ; 11 x 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Topic:
Posters  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Call number:
NC1850.T78 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_826408

Photographs of the twenties and thirties / T. Lux Feininger

Author:
Feininger, T. Lux  Search this
Prakapas Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Feininger, T. Lux  Search this
Physical description:
[42] p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_793610

Words-in-freedom : drawings by the Italian Futurists : Marinetti and the early Futurist circle 1911-1930 : an exhibition of works on paper

Author:
Marinetti, Luce  Search this
Ex Libris (Firm)  Search this
Prakapas Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Marinetti, F. T. 1876-1944  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Date:
1985
C1985
20th century
Topic:
Drawing, Italian--Exhibitions  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Words in art  Search this
Call number:
NC.255.W67.1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640093

Prakapas 1976-1986

Author:
Prakapas Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
1986]
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .P683 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646332

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