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Caught in the Act

Artist:
Eleanor Antin, born New York City 1935  Search this
Medium:
single-channel video, black and white, sound; 36:00 minutes
Type:
Media Arts
Date:
1973
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Performing arts\dance\ballet  Search this
Occupation\art\photographer  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by the Ford Motor Company
Copyright:
© 1973 Eleanor Antin. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, NY
Object number:
2007.33.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Time-Based Media Art
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk77296276a-99c7-4730-b7f0-1f4651107aa0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2007.33.4

Antin, Eleanor

Collection Creator:
Kushner, Robert, 1949-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2002
Scope and Contents:
Photocopied exhibition announcement with essay by Amy Goldin
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Robert Kushner papers, 1967-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Robert Kushner papers
Robert Kushner papers / Series 3: Research Material on Amy Goldin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9027e2c18-1250-47a3-abe2-a67e51082e73
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kushrobe-ref11

Antin, Eleanor

Collection Creator:
Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1999
Collection Restrictions:
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 in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Italo Scanga papers, circa 1930-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Italo Scanga papers
Italo Scanga papers / Series 3: Artist Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bc022331-e3ff-4bdc-b52e-749ddb097fbc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-scanital-ref72

Antin, Eleanor

Collection Creator:
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Container:
Box 27, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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:
Eleanor Munro papers, circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Eleanor Munro papers
Eleanor Munro papers / Series 5: Subject and Research Files / Women Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94d513ef9-1725-4b21-b15e-255253608cad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-munrelea-ref763

Antin, Eleanor

Collection Creator:
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1986
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Fidel Danieli papers, 1962-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fidel Danieli papers
Fidel Danieli papers / Series 1: Writing and Research Files / 1.1: Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93eea54de-2c3c-4ff2-bda1-13325bfd3d31
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-danifide-ref24

Antin, Eleanor

Collection Creator:
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette
Container:
Box 4, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Date:
1974 April 19
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Fidel Danieli papers, 1962-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Fidel Danieli papers
Fidel Danieli papers / Series 2: Los Angeles Artist Interviews and Performances
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d02f689f-b867-42df-a230-c9699511d8b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-danifide-ref117

Antin, Eleanor

Collection Creator:
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-2019  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2003
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copies 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:
Peter Howard Selz papers, 1929-2018, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Peter Howard Selz papers
Peter Howard Selz papers / Series 6: Artists' Research Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c25dee43-44be-4c75-bc31-5e009a5c8e79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-selzpete-ref451

Antin, Eleanor

Collection Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 45
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1973
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960s-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Lucy R. Lippard papers
Lucy R. Lippard papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Correspondence by Name
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99f334388-f346-4f74-99db-f0677e344745
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lipplucy-ref1247

Eleanor Antin's Market Street Program questionnaire

Creator:
Antin, Eleanor, 1935-  Search this
Antin, Eleanor, 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Market Street Program (Arts organization: Venice, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
not after 1971
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17807
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Market Street Program records, 1970-1974
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17807

Oral history interview with Eleanor Antin, 2009 May 8-9

Interviewee:
Antin, Eleanor, 1935-  Search this
Antin, Eleanor, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15792
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)288872
AAA_collcode_antin09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_288872
Online Media:

Museum of Modern Art postcard to Henri Gallery

Creator:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1973
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14828
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Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, bulk 1957-1995
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14828
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Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, bulk 1957-1995

Creator:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Harry  Search this
Bickley-Green, Cynthia  Search this
Clements, Robert  Search this
Edelson, Mary Beth  Search this
Stackhouse, Robert  Search this
Wilson, May  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Abraham, Darryl  Search this
Exton, Leslie  Search this
Greenly, Colin  Search this
Herbert, Mimi  Search this
Ishida, Traute  Search this
Puryear, Martin  Search this
Outerbridge, Graeme  Search this
Van Brunt, Philip  Search this
Scanga, Italo  Search this
Kohlmeyer, Ida  Search this
McGowin, Ed  Search this
Nakashima, Tom  Search this
Kogelnik, Kiki  Search this
Type:
Illustrated letters
Greeting cards
Sketches
Drawings
Photographs
Topic:
Color-field painting  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7730
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209895
AAA_collcode_henrgall
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209895
Online Media:

Fidel Danieli papers, 1962-1987

Creator:
Danieli, Fidel, 1938-1988  Search this
Danieli, Fidel, 1938-1988  Search this
Subject:
Saar, Betye  Search this
Rosenthal, Rachel  Search this
Smith, Alexis  Search this
Pettibone, Richard  Search this
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Plagens, Peter  Search this
Pettibone, Shirley  Search this
Krasnow, Peter  Search this
Almaraz, Carlos  Search this
Lloyd, Gary  Search this
Langsner, Jules  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Antin, David  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Feitelson, Lorser  Search this
Delano, Annita  Search this
Berman, Wallace  Search this
Brigante, Nicholas P.  Search this
Bettelheim, Judith  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Graham, Robert  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10221
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213297
AAA_collcode_danifide
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213297
Online Media:

Eleanor Munro papers, circa 1880-2011, bulk 1950-2011

Creator:
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Munro, Eleanor, 1928-  Search this
Subject:
Blaine, Nell  Search this
Bontecou, Lee  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Frank, Mary  Search this
Chase-Riboud, Barbara  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Lin, Maya Ying  Search this
Stone, Sylvia  Search this
Pepper, Beverly  Search this
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Diaries
Sound recordings
Photographs
Transcripts
Topic:
Dreams  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16216
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368453
AAA_collcode_munrelea
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_368453
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Moira Roth, 2011 April 22-24

Interviewee:
Roth, Moira, 1933-2021  Search this
Roth, Moira, 1933-2021  Search this
Interviewer:
Heinemann, Sue  Search this
Subject:
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
Bernardi, Claudia  Search this
Chadwick, Whitney  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Jacob, Mary Jane  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Lacy, Suzanne  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Machida, Margo  Search this
Nochlin, Linda  Search this
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Schapiro, Miriam  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
London School of Economics and Political Science  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
University of Vienna  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
Cornwall (England : County) -- Description and travel
Europe -- description and travel
Topic:
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Asian American women  Search this
Britain, Battle of, Great Britain, 1940  Search this
Experimental theater  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Nō  Search this
Sociology -- Study and teaching  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15938
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)300234
AAA_collcode_roth11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_300234

Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992

Creator:
Wortz, Melinda, 1940-2002  Search this
Wortz, Melinda, 1940-2002  Search this
Subject:
Eversley, Frederick  Search this
Taylor, Elizabeth  Search this
Livkin, Rena  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Tivey, Hap  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
DeLap, Tony  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Christo  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
McCafferty, Jay David  Search this
Sonneman, Eve  Search this
Ox, Jack  Search this
Todd, Liza  Search this
Marck, Marc van der  Search this
Rinke, Klaus  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Valentine, De Wain  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Zaimo, Stephen  Search this
Small, Rena  Search this
Warner, Elsa  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Moses, Ed  Search this
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Wiener, Nina  Search this
Schwartz, Beth Ames  Search this
Barber, Daniel  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Harding, Bill  Search this
Marchesi, Cork  Search this
Ballatore-Nelson, Sandy  Search this
University of California, Irvine. Fine Arts Gallery  Search this
University of California, Irvine. Department of Studo Art  Search this
University of California, Irvine  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Travel diaries
Place:
Paris (France) -- description and travel
Soviet Union -- description and travel
Topic:
Art, American -- California  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6475
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215662
AAA_collcode_wortmeli
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215662
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Allan Sekula, 2011 August 20-2012 February 14

Interviewee:
Sekula, Allan, 1951-2013  Search this
Sekula, Allan, 1951-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Panzer, Mary, 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Altoon, John  Search this
Antin, David  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Ascott, Roy  Search this
Braderman, Joan  Search this
Baldessari, John  Search this
Barthes, Roland  Search this
Becker, Howard  Search this
Bercovitch, Sacvan  Search this
Beveridge, Karl  Search this
Diddley, Bo  Search this
Brach, Paul  Search this
Burch, Noël  Search this
Burn, Ian  Search this
Captain Beefheart  Search this
Charlesworth, Sarah  Search this
Chayefsky, Paddy  Search this
Conde, Carol  Search this
Connell, Brian  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Farber, Manny  Search this
Feldman, Ronald  Search this
Folks, Homer  Search this
Fox, Terry  Search this
Fried, Howard  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Graves, Michael  Search this
Halleck, DeeDee  Search this
Hanhardt, John G.  Search this
Hassan, Ihab  Search this
Hayes, Woody  Search this
Heinecken, Robert  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Kirschenbaum, Baruch David  Search this
Knowles, Alison  Search this
König, Kasper  Search this
Kosuth, Joseph.  Search this
Kozloff, Max  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E.  Search this
Liebling, Jerome  Search this
Lifson, Ben  Search this
Little Richard  Search this
Lonidier, Fred  Search this
Lord, Catherine  Search this
Lunn, Harry  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Mandel, Mike  Search this
Matta  Search this
Mayer, Grace M.  Search this
Michelson, Annette  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Pommer, Richard  Search this
Ramsden, Mel  Search this
Raskin, Jef  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Ross, David A.  Search this
Ruby, Jay  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Salle, David  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Schimmel, Paul  Search this
Segalove, Ilene  Search this
Stein, Sally  Search this
Steinmetz, Philip  Search this
Sultan, Larry  Search this
Van Riper, Peter  Search this
Wakoski, Diane  Search this
Wall, Jeff  Search this
Artforum  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Ohio State University  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)  Search this
University of California, San Diego  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Activism  Search this
Antisemitism  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Music -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photography  Search this
Realism  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16239
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370420
AAA_collcode_sekula11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_370420
Online Media:

Eleanor Antin, 1935- [Folder]

Additional name:
Antinova, Eleanora  Search this
Antinov, Yevgeny‏  Search this
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
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_27541

Los Angeles Artist Interviews and Performances

Collection Creator:
Danieli, Fidel  Search this
Extent:
3.1 Linear feet (Boxes 4-7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974-1975
Scope and Contents:
This series consists of 45 artist interviews, as well as recordings of performances and art talks dating from 1974-1975 on 108 sound cassettes, along with a few interview transcripts. The sound recordings appear to be part of the UCLA oral history project "LA Community Artists." Most of the cassettes are artist interviews conducted by Danieli, but there are also recordings of art talks, panel discussions, seminars, performances, and informal group discussions. Artists include David Antin, Eleanor Antin, Judith Bettelheim, Nick Brigante, Annita Delano, Allan Kaprow, Peter Krasnow, Peter Plagens, Gary Lloyd, John McLaughlin, Shirley Pettibone, Betye Saar, and John White, among many others.

Several of the cassette tape containers have detailed handwritten labels that specify the location of the interview, the subject of discussion, and other information.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged alphabetically by artist. Recordings of events and group discussions are grouped together at the end of the series alphabetically by event title. For a later interview with the artist Richard Pettibone, and another recording about the Ceeje Gallery, see series 1, Writing and Research Files.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Fidel Danieli papers, 1962-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.danifide, Series 2
See more items in:
Fidel Danieli papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw982d059eb-93da-4b73-a008-d3363c38493a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-danifide-ref112

Henri Gallery records

Creator:
Henri Gallery (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Abraham, Darryl  Search this
Anderson, Harry  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Bickley-Green, Cynthia  Search this
Clements, Robert  Search this
Edelson, Mary Beth  Search this
Exton, Leslie  Search this
Greenly, Colin, 1928-  Search this
Herbert, Mimi  Search this
Ishida, Traute  Search this
Kogelnik, Kiki  Search this
Kohlmeyer, Ida, 1912-1997  Search this
McGowin, Ed, 1938-  Search this
Nakashima, Tom, 1941-  Search this
Outerbridge, Graeme, 1950-  Search this
Puryear, Martin, 1941-  Search this
Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001  Search this
Stackhouse, Robert  Search this
Van Brunt, Philip  Search this
Wilson, May, 1905-1986  Search this
Extent:
55.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Illustrated letters
Greeting cards
Sketches
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
circa early 1900s
1940-1996
bulk 1957-1995
Summary:
The records of Henri Gallery, a Washington, D.C. gallery that showed painters from the Washington Color School and emerging artists, measure 55.4 linear feet and date from circa early 1900s, 1940 to 1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1957 to 1995. The gallery's relationship with artists and clients, exhibitions, sales, and other business is documented in alphabetical files containing a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, sales records, printed materials, photographs, slides, and motion picture film. Additional correspondence, newspaper clippings, 114 exhibition posters, scattered drawings, illustrated cards, and photographic materials are also found in the collection.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Henri Gallery, a Washington, D.C. gallery which showed painters from the Washington Color School and emerging artists, measure 55.4 linear feet and date from circa early 1900s, 1940 to 1996, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1957 to 1995. The gallery's relationship with artists and clients, exhibitions, sales, and other business is documented in alphabetical files containing a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, sales records, printed materials, photographs, slides, and motion picture film. Additional correspondence, newspaper clippings, 114 exhibition posters, scattered drawings, illustrated cards, and photographic materials are also found in the collection.

General Correspondence includes incoming business correspondence with artists, clients, galleries, and museums, regarding artwork, exhibitions, and other business issues. Also found here are holiday cards, handmade cards, and illustrated correspondence.

The bulk of the records consist of Alphabetical Files contains materials regarding artists, clients, exhibitions, galleries, museums, and various subjects of interest, originally arranged alphabetically by folder title. Folders range in quantity and variety of materials, including correspondence, printed materials, photographs, sales and consignment records, resumes, price lists, and exhibition records. There are especially rich or extensive files for Darryl Abraham, Harry Anderson, Cynthia Bickley-Green, Robert Clements, Mary Beth Edelson, Leslie Exton, Colin Greenly, Mimi Herbert, Traute Ishida, Kiki Kogelnik, Ida Kohlmeyer, Ed McGowin, Tom Nakashima, Graeme Outerbridge, Martin Puryear, Italo Scanga, Robert Stackhouse, Philip Van Brunt, and May Wilson. Of interest is the complete series of Eleanor Antin's 100 Boots postcards.

The bulk of Printed Materials are newspaper clippings regarding artists, exhibitions, and Henri Gallery. There are also 114 posters dating from 1959-1979 from Henri Gallery exhibitions and other galleries' exhibitions of artists in which the Henri Gallery represented.

Artwork is comprised of loose drawings and sketches, many of Henri. Photographic Materials contains black and white photographs, scattered color photographs, snapshots, and slides of artwork, exhibitions, Henri, the galleries spaces, and the Not New shop. Most photographs are undated.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: General Correspondence, 1949-1996 (2.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 55-56)

Series 2: Alphabetical Files, 1947-1996 (50.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-52, 55-57, OV58, FC 62-63)

Series 3: Printed Materials, circa early 1900s, 1940-1995 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 52-53, 57, OVs 59-61)

Series 4: Artwork, 1952-circa 1996 (5 folders; Boxes 53, 57)

Series 5: Photographic Materials, 1940s-1981 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 53-54, 57)
Biographical / Historical:
In 1957, Henrietta Ehrsam, known as "Henri," opened her eponymous gallery on South Royal Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Earlier, Henri and her partner Florie King had sold clothing, antiques, accessories and decorative arts alongside works of art at their consignment shop "Not New" in the same location.

In the 1960s, Henri showed painters Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, and Howard Mehring of the Washington Color School. In the summer of 1967, Henri Gallery moved to 1500 21st Street NW, closer to the Dupont Circle art galleries in Washington, D.C. Henri showed many young and emerging artists, including Cynthia Bickley-Green, William Christenberry, Mary Beth Edelson, Ed McGowin, and Robert Stackhouse. In 1970, Henri opened a second location, Henri 2, at 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW to exhibit large scale works. In 1972, Henri 2 held Martin Puryear's first solo exhibition in the United States. Henri passed away in 1996 and both gallery locations closed shortly thereafter.
Provenance:
Henri donated the Henri Gallery records in three accessions between 1980 - 1981. Henri's daughter, Helen Schnoebelen donated additional records in 1996.
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:
Color-field painting  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Greeting cards
Sketches
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Henri Gallery records, circa early 1900s, 1940-1996, bulk 1957-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.henrgall
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Henri Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e6d9c638-50b1-44f1-bed4-cb0f248b615f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-henrgall
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