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Fischbach Gallery records

Creator:
Fischbach Gallery  Search this
Names:
Thiabaut Galley  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013  Search this
Bladen, Ronald, 1918-1988  Search this
Chamberlain, Wynn  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan, 1930-  Search this
Davis, Gene, 1920-1985  Search this
Dunn, Anne  Search this
Gilardi, Piero, 1942-  Search this
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
Krushenick, Nicholas, 1929-1999  Search this
Levine, Les, 1935-  Search this
Mangold, Robert, 1937-  Search this
Ohlson, Douglas Dean, 1936-  Search this
Ryan, Anne, 1889-1954  Search this
Ryman, Robert, 1930-  Search this
Slavin, Arlene, 1942-  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-  Search this
Sugarman, George, 1912-1999  Search this
Swain, Robert, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
39.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gallery records
Photographs
Date:
1937-2015
bulk 1963-1977
Summary:
The records of New York City Fischbach Gallery measure 39.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to 2015, with the bulk of materials dating from 1963 to 1977. The majority of the collection consists of artists files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the gallery's relationship with its stable of modern and avant garde artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Files include biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, and photographs. Gallery records also include general business correspondence, access-restricted financial records; and additional printed materials. The 2015 addition of 14 linear feet consists of inventory and client sales records in the form of card indexes. The 2019 addition consists of material related to Marilyn Fischbach's art collection.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of New York City Fischbach Gallery measure 39.5 linear feet and date from 1937 to 2015, with the bulk of materials dating from 1963 to 1977. The majority of the collection consists of artists files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the gallery's relationship with its stable of modern and avant garde artists, as well as gallery exhibitions. Files include biographical materials, correspondence, printed materials, and photographs. Gallery records also include general business correspondence, access-restricted financial records; and additional printed materials.

Artists and Exhibition Files contain information on over one hundred Fischbach Gallery artists and measure 18 linear feet. The contents of each file varies, but typically may include biographical information; correspondence between the artist, museums, and other galleries; scattered consignment information; printed materials including articles, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and press releases; photographs of the artist, installations, constructions, and works of art; and negatives, slides, and transparencies. Substantial files are found for John Altoon, Stephen Antonakos, Ronald Bladen, Wynn Chamberlain, Allan D'Arcangelo, Gene Davis, Anne Dunn, Piero Gilardi, Eva Hesse, Alex Katz, Nicholas Krushenick, Les Levine, Robert Mangold, Doug Ohlson, Anne Ryan, Robert Ryman, Arlene Slavin, Tony Smith, George Sugarman, and Robert Swain, among others. Also included are files pertaining to group exhibitions including "According to the Letter" (1963), "Hard Center" (1963), "Six Women" (1965), "Game Without Rules" (1966), "Direct Representation" (1969), and "Eccentric Abstraction" (1966) which was organized by Lucy Lippard.

General gallery correspondence is business correspondence between the gallery and companies, individuals, museums, galleries, dealers, new or non-Fischbach artists, and institutions. Additional business records consist of an address book, lists of Fischbach artists, gallery plans, a notebook, as well as guest lists, mailing lists, and press lists.

Financial records are access restricted and require written permission from the donor's representative for use. The files document financial transactions for many of the artists represented in the artists files and includes sales records, invoices, artists' payments, and correspondence about sales and possible sales. The alphabetical financial files document routine gallery business, such as framing, shipping, insurance, messenger, publicity, etc. and are organized by name of business. General financial files consist of accounting ledgers, banking documents, insurance claims, and travel accounts.

Printed materials consist of various business cards, clippings concerning the Fischbach Gallery, and a pamphlet by Ron Williams as a guide to New York galleries. The bulk of printed materials are found in the Artists and Exhibition Files.

A small series of photographs include those from the Thiabaut Gallery, and unidentified photos of landscapes. It is likely that Fischbach Gallery occupied the space previously used by the Thiabaut Gallery and some materials were included in the collection for that reason. The bulk of photographic materials are found in the Artists and Exhibition Files.

In 2015, 14 feet of records were added to the collection. The addition consists of inventory and client sales records in the form of card indexes. The addition is access-restricted until 2065.

A 2019 addition of 0.2 linear feet, consisting of material related to Marilyn Fischbach's art collection, was processed in 2020.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Artists and Exhibitions Files, 1937-1977 (Boxes 1-18, 28; 18 linear feet)

Series 2: Gallery Correspondence, 1962-1974 (Boxes 18-19; 1.75 linear feet)

Series 3: Business Records, 1969-1971 (Box 27; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial Records, 1963-1975 (Boxes 20-25; 4.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1963-1972 (Box 26; 6 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1960s (Box 26; 2 folders)

Series 7: Inventory Card Indexes, circa 1960s-2015 (12.1 linear feet; Box 29-41)

Series 8: Client Sales Card Index, circa 1970s-2000s (1.9 linear feet; Box 41-42)

Series 9: Marilyn Fischbach Collection Records, circa 1975-2000 (0.2 linear feet; Box 43)
Historical Note:
The Fischbach Gallery was founded in 1960 by Marilyn Cole Fischbach at 799 Madison Avenue in New York City. The gallery was noted for its stable of minimalist young artists in the 1960s, and the work of the painterly realists in the 1970s. The gallery remains open today.

During its early years, the gallery was among the first to focus on 1960s avant-garde and minimalist artists. Marilyn possessed a talent for discovering young artists and for helping them advance their careers. Many of these young artists became well-known, including Ronald Bladen, Eva Hesse, and Alex Katz. Other artists represented by the gallery include Allan D'Arcangelo, Les Levine, Robert Mangold, Robert Ryman, George Sugarman, and Robert Swain.

The gallery also had an active exhibition schedule and organized and hosted group exhibitions of modern art, including "According to the Letter" (1963), "Hard Center" (1963), and "Direct Representation" (1969). Additionally, the Fishbach Gallery hosted "Eccentric Abstraction" in 1966, an exhibition organized by Lucy Lippard.

Later, the gallery moved to W. 57th Street in Manhattan. Fischbach hired A. Aladar Marberger as director of the gallery. Under his direction, the Fischbach Gallery shifted from the avant-garde to contemporary American realism and minimalist sculpture. In the 1980s, Marilyn Fischbach brought three investors into the gallery. She remined a co-owner, but lived in Paris, France for many years prior to her death at the age of seventy-two. The Fischbach Gallery remains open at 210 West 11th Street at 25th Street in New York City.
Provenance:
Gallery founder Marilyn C. Fischbach and director A. Aladar Marberger donated the majority of the Fischbach Gallery records in 1978. Additional records were donated in 2001 by Maureen Dawley on behalf of the Carnegie Mellon University and in 2015 and in 2019 by John Fischbach, Marilyn C. Fischbach's son.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Written permission from the donor is also required to view the series of financial records and the 2015 addition of card indexes. Contact the Reference Services Department for more information.
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 galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Minimal art -- United States  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Gallery records
Photographs
Citation:
The Fischbach Gallery records, 1937-2015, bulk 1963-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fiscgall
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fiscgall
Online Media:

Day and Night, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Medium:
Screen printed Plexiglas and mirror
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Dartmouth College Hood Museum of Art Hanover New Hampshire 03755 Accession Number: S.972.124
Date:
1970
Topic:
Landscape--Road--Highway  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Automobile  Search this
Control number:
IAS 30660072
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_476331

[Allan D'Arcangelo : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--D'Arcangelo, Allan
Restrictions & Rights:
Photocopies of items in the folder(s) are available upon request, subject to fees and other current copyright guidelines for reproduction.
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_602773

Allan D'Arcangelo : retrospettiva = retrospective / mostra a cura di/ exhibition curated by Walter Guadagnini ; catalogo a cura di/ catalogue edited by Silvia Ferrari

Title:
Allan D'Arcangelo retrospective
Author:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Palazzina dei Giardini  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Physical description:
167 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Call number:
ND237.D24 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_802675

Allan D'Arcangelo paintings of the early sixties : [exhibition] : Neuberger Museum, State University of New York College at Purchase, Purchase, New York : June 4 through September 10, 1978

Author:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Neuberger Museum  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. (4 col.) ; 19 x 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
C1978
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND237.D24 A4 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731220

Allan D'Arcangelo. Recent work. [Exhibition] November, 1971

Author:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. illus. (part col.) 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
Call number:
N6537.D33 A4 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731236

Allan D'Arcangelo [exhibition] January 11-February 1, 1975 / Allan D'Arcangelo

Author:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Physical description:
[9] p. : ill. (part col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
Call number:
ND237.D24 A4 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_744878

Pop classics / Allan D'Arcangelo ... [et al. ; Bog og udstilling, Mona Jensen]

Author:
Jensen, Mona 1947-  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Aarhus kunstmuseum  Search this
Subject:
Museum Ludwig  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : col. ill. (some folded) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Germany
Cologne
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.P6 P67 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745151

Allan D'Arcangelo; paintings, 1963-1970

Author:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
University of Pennsylvania Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-  Search this
Physical description:
[28] p. illus. (part col.) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1971
[1971]
Call number:
ND237.D24 P4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645318

Beyond literalism : an exhibition of painting and sculpture by Allan D'Arcangelo, Charles Fahlen, Jack Krueger, Naoto Nakagawa, Frank Roth, William Schwedler, William Wiley, October 4, 1968 through November 2, 1968

Author:
Moore College of Art  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1968
[1968]
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .M59 1968
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646709

Allan D'Arcangelo : paintings, prints, drawings : inaugural exhibition, May 8-July 1, 1979, Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum / Frederick R. Brandt, exhibition director

Author:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Brandt, Frederick R. 1936-  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts)  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill., (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Call number:
N6537.D33 A4 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_651315

The American landscape, paintings by Allan D'Arcangelo : Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, November 7 to November 25, 1979, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, January 22 to February 29, 1980, Wichita Art Museum, March 30 to May 11, 1980, Olean Public Library, June 10 to July 8, 1980 / organized by the Burchfield Center, Western New York Forum for American Art, State University at New York, College at Buffalo, May 6 to August 31, 1979

Author:
Burchfield Center  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-  Search this
Physical description:
38 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
C1979
Call number:
N40.1.D184 B9
N40.1.D184B9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_130176

Beyond pop : Allan D'Arcangelo : works from the sixties / [essay by Eileen Costello]

Title:
Allan D'Arcangelo : works from the sixties
Artist:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Contributor:
Costello, Eileen (Eileen Elizabeth)  Search this
Host institution:
Hollis Taggart Galleries  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Physical description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1025977

Allan D'Arcangelo : paintings 1962-1982 / [essay, Dan Cameron]

Title:
Paintings 1962-1982
Author:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Cameron, Dan  Search this
Mitchell-Innes & Nash  Search this
Subject:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
C2009
Call number:
ND237.D24 A4 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_936474

"No! art" and the aesthetics of doom / Estera Milman

Author:
Milman, Estera  Search this
Mary and Leigh Block Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Goodman, Sam 1919-  Search this
Lurie, Boris 1924-2008  Search this
Fisher, Stanley 1926-1980  Search this
Stuart, Michelle 1933-  Search this
Kusama, Yayoi  Search this
Gillespie, Dorothy 1920-  Search this
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
20th century
Topic:
Politics in art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N8236.P5 M55 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953417

Side View Mirror, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Medium:
Metal and plastic
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue Rochester New York 14607 Accession Number: 67.19
Date:
1966
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Mirror  Search this
Control number:
IAS 37390081
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296931

Side View Mirror, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Medium:
Enamel and chrome
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Avenue Rochester New York 14607 Accession Number: 75.333.1
Date:
1966
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Mirror  Search this
Control number:
IAS 37390082
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296932

(From the Portfolio:) Seven Objects in a Box: Side-View Mirror, (sculpture)

Title:
Side-View Mirror, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
D'Arcangelo, Allan 1930-1998  Search this
Medium:
Screened plexiglas in side-view mirror mounted on black plexiglas
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Weatherspoon Art Gallery Spring Garden & Tate Street Greensboro North Carolina 27412
Date:
1966
Topic:
Object  Search this
Control number:
IAS 76009464
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_20432

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