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Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991

Creator:
Gracie Mansion Gallery  Search this
Gracie Mansion Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Zwillinger, Rhonda  Search this
Sandrow, Hope  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
DeMonte, Claudia  Search this
Cleveland, Buster  Search this
Bidlo, Mike  Search this
McGowin, Ed  Search this
Lack, Stephen  Search this
Greenblat, Rodney Alan  Search this
Gracie Mansion (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6501
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215712
AAA_collcode_gracmans
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215712
Online Media:

Hope Sandrow, 1951- [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.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_31573

Salford 80 - Sixth London Photograph Fair

Collection Creator:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1984, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Salford 80

Salloum, Jayce

Sammlung Fotografis Länderbank

Sandrow, Hope

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Sasgen, Peter

S. A. Shapiro Research Corporation

Scheinman, Alan

Schlowsky, Francis

Schoenfeld, Diana

Schwartz, A.

Scimé, Giuliana

Scriptorium

Seltzer, Kathleen

Shannon, Tom

Shapazian, Robert

Shapiro, Sid

Shiebe, Mart H.

Shiraoka, Jun

Silver Bullett Gallery, Inc.

Simon Gallery

Sinsbaugh, Art

Sixth London Photograph Fair
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.2: Correspondence concerning Photography
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wagssamu-ref131

Abramson, Michael - Zucars, Michael

Collection Creator:
Wagstaff, Samuel J.  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1982, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Abramson, Michael

Adams, Ansel

Akiba, David (see: Box 8)

Atget, Eugene

Bechard, E.

Bowers, Harry

Brown, Lawrie

Clift, William

Cohen, Mark

Dawson, Robert

Funke

Heller, Michael

Horton, P. David

Judet, Berthe

Klein, William

Koslow, Michael

Kovacs, Andrea

Leatherdale, Marcus

Liebowitz, David Scott

Linn, Nancy

Nichols, G.

P., June

Rössler

Sabine

Salmiere

Sandrow, Hope

Saylor, Durston

Seidner, David

Solomon, Rosalind

Stanton, Mary Ellen

Tell, Susan May

Weideman, Ryan

Weiss, John

Weston, Edward

Wilks, Harry

Zucars, Michael
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers, circa 1932-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers
Samuel J. Wagstaff papers / Series 5: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wagssamu-ref240

Gracie Mansion Gallery records

Creator:
Gracie Mansion Gallery  Search this
Names:
Gracie Mansion (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bidlo, Mike  Search this
Cleveland, Buster, -1998  Search this
DeMonte, Claudia, 1947-  Search this
Greenblat, Rodney Alan, 1960-  Search this
Lack, Stephen  Search this
McGowin, Ed, 1938-  Search this
Sandrow, Hope, 1951-  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Zwillinger, Rhonda  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1972-1991
Summary:
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.
Scope and Content Note:
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's 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, and Rhonda Zwillinger, among others. Also found are scattered business records.

Extensive printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogs, and artists' files. Exhibition loan files are found for artists, exhibitions, and art fairs. These files contain consignment and loan agreement forms, correspondence, exhibition announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, negatives and slides of artwork and exhibition installations, and a handful of color photographs of artwork or exhibition locales.

Scattered business records include correspondence, returned consignment forms from 1982-1987, donation records and materials related to art auctions, artist commissions, various lists, materials related to the Gracie Mansion Museum Store, notes, and a variety of other documents related to gallery operations.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series:

Missing Title

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)
Historical Note:
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.

Gracie Mansion's first "Loo Division" exhibition was of her friend's photographs. The previous year, Gracie Mansion helped organize the "Limo Show", for which she rented a limousine and parked it on the corner of Spring and Broadway with fellow artists Buster Cleveland and Sur Rodney Sur. There, dressed as tourists, they served champagne and tried to sell their artwork to passersby.

This grassroots approach to the art market came to typify the emerging East Village art scene. Frustrated by the closed system of the SoHo and 57th Street galleries, in 1981-1982 several young artists and artists' groups began organizing shows and forming makeshift galleries of their own for fun and profit in the more affordable dilapidated East Village. The artwork they sold, predominately paintings, were also more affordable than those in SoHo.

The press quickly picked up on the East Village phenomenon and Mansion, who borrowed her name from the New York City mayor's official residence, had a charisma that made her and her gallery one of its favorite subjects. After three well-attended shows in her apartment, her landlord put a halt to her exhibitions and she moved her gallery to a larger space at 15 St. Mark's, then shortly after to 337 East Tenth Street between Avenues A and B. An integral part of the East Village art scene by the mid-80's, the Gracie Mansion Gallery, ran with the assistance of Sur Rodney Sur from 1983-1989, was one of the best known in the East Village during this boon.

Mansion specialized in large group exhibitions, theme shows that dramatically restyled the gallery, and the creative marketing of small affordable art. She represented a synthesis of painting and sculpture, art and environments, as opposed to single isolated objects. Among the artists she represented were Claudia DeMonte, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Ed McGowin , David Sandlin, Hope Sandrow, David Wojnarowicz, and Rhonda Zwillinger.

Eventually, Mansion relocated the gallery to SoHo and then Chelsea before closing in 2002 to focus on private dealing and the secondary market.
Provenance:
The Gracie Mansion Gallery records were donated in 1991 by Gracie Mansion, founder of the Gracie Mansion Gallery.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gracmans
See more items in:
Gracie Mansion Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gracmans
Online Media:

Hope Sandrow : water life

Title:
Water life : July 24-Oct. 9, 1998
Author:
Sandrow, Hope 1951-  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris  Search this
Subject:
Sandrow, Hope 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Snails--In art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.S3165 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_623217

Hope Sandrow : fragments : self/history : January 21-April 2, 1995

Author:
Sandrow, Hope 1951-  Search this
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art  Search this
Subject:
Sandrow, Hope 1951- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
29 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
C1995
Call number:
N6537.S3165 A4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656899

Hope Sandrow; silver prints / Ben Lifson, essay

Title:
Hope & fear
Author:
Sandrow, Hope 1951-  Search this
Lifson, Ben  Search this
Gracie Mansion Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Sandrow, Hope 1951-  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Call number:
NE539.S18 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_909774

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