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Fendrick Gallery records

Creator:
Fendrick Gallery  Search this
Names:
Barbara Fendrick Gallery  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bailey, William, 1930-2020  Search this
Benes, Barton Lidic  Search this
Brush, Daniel  Search this
Castle, Wendell, 1932-2018  Search this
Cottingham, Robert, 1935-  Search this
Drake, James, 1946-  Search this
Dreyfuss, John, 1949-  Search this
Dusenbery, Walter, 1939-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
KaskeyRaymond J., 1943-  Search this
Lalanne, Claude  Search this
Lalanne, François Xavier  Search this
Maria da Conceição  Search this
Paley, Albert  Search this
Raffael, Joseph, 1933-  Search this
Summer, Carol  Search this
Tenneson, Joyce, 1945-  Search this
Woodyard, William  Search this
Extent:
106.4 Linear feet
0.008 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Account books
Photographs
Date:
1952-2001
Summary:
The records of the Fendrick Gallery measure 106.4 linear feet and 0.008 GB and span the years 1952 to 2001. The bulk of the collection is comprised of artist's files that document the gallery's relations with and representation of over 300 contemporary artists and sculptors, including Robert Arneson, William Bailey, Daniel Brush, Wendell Castle, Robert Cottingham, James Drake, John Dreyfuss, Walter Dusenbury, Roger Essley, Helen Frankenthaler , Sam Gilliam, Jasper Johns, Raymond Kaskey, Claude and Francois Lalanne, Albert Paley, Joseph Raffael, Carol Summer, and numerous other artists. Also found are subject, exhibition, commission, administrative, and financial files, as well as files documenting the gallery's relationship with other museums and galleries.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Fendrick Gallery measure 106.4 linear feet and 0.008 GB and span the years 1952 to 2001. The bulk of the collection is comprised of artist's files that document the gallery's relationships with and representation of over 300 contemporary artists, including Robert Arneson, William Bailey, Daniel Brush, Wendell Castle, Robert Cottingham, James Drake, John Dreyfuss, Walter Dusenbury, Roger Essley, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Jasper Johns, Raymond Kaskey, Claude and Francois Lalanne, Albert Paley, Joseph Raffael, Carol Summer, and numerous other artists. Also found are subject, exhibition, commission, administrative, and financial files, as well as files documenting the gallery's relationship with other museums and galleries.

Series 1, Artist's Files, measures almost 42 linear feet and dates from 1962-2001. Found here are files documenting the gallery's relationship with over 300 contemporary artists. Files typically contain correspondence, sales receipts, printed materials, exhibition catalogs and announcements, commission information, photographs, slides, and other materials.

Series 2, Albert Paley, 1970-2001, and undated, provides detailed documentation (14.5 linear feet) of the Fendrick gallery's representation of prominent American metal sculptor Albert Paley. The gallery represented Paley from the early 1980s through the early 1990s and devoted a great deal of its resources promoting Paley's work through exhibitions and commissioned sales. Correspondence between the Fendrick Galleries and Paley Studios is found in this series, along with publicity materials, commission proposals and sketches, exhibition materials, and audio-visual and photographic documentation of Paley's work. Researchers should also consult Series 3 for additional documentation of Paley's commissioned projects.

Series 3, Commissioned Works and Projects, 1972-2000, and undated, documents the variety of commissions and special projects the gallery arranged and managed on behalf of its represented artists. Because privately commissioned work and government-sponsored public art projects represented a significant source of revenue for the Fendrick galleries, the gallery devoted a substantial amount of time and resources towards securing these projects. These files contain applications, proposals, sketches, correspondence, photographs and other material arranged by name of project.

Series 4, Exhibition Files, 1961, 1970-1996, and undated, houses files relating to exhibitions organized by Fendrick Gallery. Found here are exhibition announcements, invitations, and catalogs; specific named exhibition files; and files concerning special projects or exhibitions, often jointly curated with other galleries or institutions. The Fendrick gallery was also actively involved in various governmental programs, such as Art in the Embassies Program, and organized traveling exhibits or loaned artwork to them.

The gallery's relationships with other galleries, museums, institutions, and art organizations is documented in Series 5, Museums and Galleries Files, 1952-2000, and undated. Many of the files concern loans, exhibition venues, and joint exhibitions or projects.

Series 6, Subject Files, 1952, 1960-2001, and undated contain numerous files arranged by subject heading. Here, researchers will find information collected and maintained by the gallery on various art medium, artists of interest, exhibition catalogs from museums and other galleries, information about small and fine art presses. Of particular interest are several folders entitled "Fine Art Printers & Publishers." Barbara Fendrick's early years in the art business centered upon exhibiting, promoting, and selling prints produced by young, emerging American artists. The information found here documents her growing personal relationships with some of the most prominent artists and printmakers of this era.

Records documenting administrative, business, operating, and financial affairs are arranged in Series 7, Administrative and Financial Files, 1960-2001, and undated. Found here are records of both the Barbara Fendrick Gallery (New York) and the Fendrick Gallery (Washington, D.C.), as well as files that document Barbara Fendrick's role as art consultant, appraiser, lecturer, exhibition juror, and guest curator. Found are numerous inventory cards, insurance records, consignment files, general correspondence, lists, loan files, notebooks, real estate files, card files on artists and clients, and history files. Of particular interest are the Day Books/Dailies maintained by the New York gallery staff consisting of entries and notes regarding prospective clients and their interests. The Telephone Log Books contain details of telephone conversations with artists, clients, dealers, and other art professionals. Series 7 also houses the financial records of both galleries, including invoices, financial statements, expenses, accounts, and tax records.
Arrangement:
The Fendrick Gallery records were processed to the series, subseries, and folder level. The collection is arranged into seven series. Items within folders, for the most part, were not fully sorted or preserved. When possible, materials were generally arranged at least by year. Within Series 1, Artists' Files, each set of folders for a particular artist are only given span dates. Due to the amount and complexity of material compiled on the artist Albert Paley, his files are arranged into a separate series of their own.

Series 1: Artists Files, 1962-2001, undated (Box 1-42, OV 108-110; 41.5 linear ft.)

Series 2: Albert Paley, 1970-2001, undated (Box 42-54; Box 107, OV 111-113, 117-118, FC 119; 14.6 linear ft., ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 3: Commissioned Works and Projects, 1972- 2000, undated (Box 54-57; 3.5 linear ft.)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1961, 1970-1996, undated (Box 58-63; 5.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Museums and Galleries Files, 1952-200, undated (Box 64-73; 9.25 linear feet)

Series 6: Subject Files, 1952, 1960-2001, undated (Box 73-88, OV 115-116, FC 120; 15.6 linear ft.)

Series 7: Administrative and Financial Files, undated (Box 88-106; OV, ER02-ER03; 0.008 GB)
Historical Note:
The Fendrick Gallery was established in 1960 as a "by appointment only" gallery out of Barbara Fendrick's Washington, D.C., area home. Initially the gallery promoted contemporary American and European prints by emerging artists and also commissioned print editions by nationally-known artists. During the mid 1960s, the Fendrick Gallery also coordinated and produced art exhibitions on a contract basis for the United States Information Agency. The gallery was responsible for organizing the first large American art exhibition at the Department of State and the Federal Reserve.

In May, 1970 the Fendrick Gallery moved into a three-story townhouse in Georgetown and began presenting regular exhibitions open to the public. The gallery offered many prominent American artists, such as Robert Arneson, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, and Robert Rauschenberg their first solo shows in the nation's capital. The Fendrick Gallery also represented many nationally known sculptors, such as John Dreyfuss, Walter Dusenbery, Raymond Kaskey, and Albert Paley.

Over the years, Fendrick Gallery promoted many emerging artists who were breaking down the barriers between art and craft in the areas of clay, furniture, metal, and book arts. The gallery held the first major show of contemporary ceramics on the East Coast, with the 1976 exhibition, Clay USA. The gallery also received critical acclaim for its exhibitions in the area of "book arts" and held four shows featuring the works of prominent American and international book artists.

In 1987 and 1988, the gallery expanded and opened the Barbara Fendrick Gallery in the Soho section of New York City. The New York location operated as both a gallery space and storage area and was often referred to as "The Warehouse." Both the Fendrick Gallery and the Barbara Fendrick Gallery closed in the summer of 1991, but Barbara Fendrick continues to work as an art consultant, appraiser, exhibition juror, lecturer, and guest curator.
Provenance:
The records of the Fendrick Gallery were donated to the Archives of American Art by Barbara Fendrick in 1999, with an addition to the records in 2001.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use of unmicrofilmed material 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.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Furniture designers  Search this
Artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Account books
Photographs
Citation:
Fendrick Gallery records, 1952-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.fendgall
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fendgall
Online Media:

Que linda la brisa / James Drake, photographs ; Jimmy Santiago Baca [poem] ; Benjamin Alire Sáenz [story]

Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Baca, Jimmy Santiago 1952-  Search this
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire  Search this
Pamela Auchincloss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
46 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Portraits
Date:
2000
©2000
Topic:
Cross-dressers  Search this
Cross-dressers in literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095630

Jailed Children (Children's March), (sculpture)

Title:
Children's March, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Grover, Edah Brittain  Search this
Grover Harrison Harrison  Search this
Architect:
Mouton, Grover E. III  Search this
Medium:
Figures: bronze; Wall: steel; Base: concrete
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Birmingham 710 North 20th Street Birmingham Alabama 35203
Located Kelly Ingram Park 16th Avenue North & 6th Avenue North Birmingham Alabama
Date:
1992. Dedicated Sept. 1992
Topic:
Children  Search this
State of Being--Evil--Imprisonment  Search this
Architecture--Civic--Prison  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
History--United States--Black History  Search this
History--United States--Civil Rights Movement  Search this
Control number:
IAS AL000018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_313983

Police and Dog Attack, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Architect:
Mouton, Grover E. III  Search this
Landscape architect:
Grover, Edah Brittain  Search this
Grover Harrison Harrison  Search this
Medium:
Bronze and steel
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Birmingham 710 North 20th Street Birmingham Alabama 35203
Located Kelly Ingram Park 16th Avenue North & 6th Avenue North Birmingham Alabama
Date:
1993
Topic:
Animal--Dog--German Shepherd  Search this
History--United States--Black History  Search this
History--United States--Civil Rights Movement  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 71500543
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_354454

James Drake : the border = la frontera : November 11-December 31, 1988 : Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Zeitlin, Marilyn  Search this
Palmer Museum of Art (Pennsylvania State University)  Search this
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Anderson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill., port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
Mexican-American Border Region
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
In art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.D7 A4 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_834570

James Drake : city of Tells

Title:
City of Tells
Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Site Santa Fe (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
46 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2005
©2005
Call number:
N40.1.D765 S56 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_840966

The hummingbird's equation / James Drake

Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Ebie, Teresa Hayes  Search this
El Paso Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
[6] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Call number:
N6537.D7 A4 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706475

James Drake, place and passage / [James Drake]

Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB237.D73 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_724469

Exhibition: James Drake / [text by] Mary-Kay Lombino

Title:
James Drake
Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
California State University, Long Beach University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
Call number:
N6537.D7 A4 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791419

James Drake : the sky was swirling like a snake

Title:
Sky was swirling like a snake
Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
El Paso Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
C1994
Call number:
N6537.D7 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791635

Silhouettes of the southwest : 1992 Snug Harbor outdoor sculpture exhibition : June 14-October 31, 1992, [James Drake, Tim Glover ... ]

Title:
1992 Snug Harbor outdoor sculpture exhibition
Snug Harbor outdoor sculpture exhibition
Author:
Georgia, Olivia  Search this
Snug Harbor Cultural Center  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
19 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
Topic:
Outdoor sculpture  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .S67 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634796

Personal environments / James Drake, Eve Andree Laramee, Michael C. McMillen, Bruce Nauman, Tim Prythero, Roland Reiss, Charles Simonds, Michael Tracy

Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Environment (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .P46 1986
NB212.P46 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_355702

James Drake / introduction by Bruce W. Ferguson ; essay by Steven Henry Madoff ; poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca ; excerpts by Cormac McCarthy

Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Madoff, Steven Henry  Search this
Baca, Jimmy Santiago 1952-  Search this
McCarthy, Cormac 1933-  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946- Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
236 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026456

1242 : anatomy of drawing and space (brain trash) / James Drake

Title:
James Drake: 1242
James Drake: anatomy of drawing and space (brain trash)
Artist:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Venue:
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego  Search this
Blanton Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged, some leaves folded) : illustrations (some in cololor) ; 39 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2014
21st century
Topic:
Drawing, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045480

James Drake : a thousand tongues burn and sing / James Drake ; [text by Susan Emerling, Jordan Poole]

Title:
Thousand tongues burn and sing
Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Emerling, Susan  Search this
Poole, Jordan  Search this
Station Museum (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
93 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2012
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1062634

Red drawings & white cut-outs / James Drake

Title:
Red drawings and white cut-outs
Author:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Foster, Carter E  Search this
Subject:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
135 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 38 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2011
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6537.D7 A4 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_985894

Knife Table, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Medium:
Steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art 700 Prospect Street La Jolla California 92037 Accession Number: 88.3.1-5
Date:
1984
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Table  Search this
Object--Other--Table Setting  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02660019
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_300283

Fire Hosing, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Grover, Edah Brittain  Search this
Grover Harrison Harrison  Search this
Architect:
Mouton, Grover E. III  Search this
Medium:
Painted steel sculpture on stone base
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Birmingham 710 North 20th Street Birmingham Alabama 35203
Located Kelly Ingram Park 16th Avenue North & 6th Avenue North Birmingham Alabama
Date:
1992
Topic:
Children  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
History--United States--Civil Rights Movement  Search this
History--United States--Black History  Search this
Control number:
IAS AL000005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_313956

(Pascagoula Library Panels), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Medium:
Welded steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Jackson/George Regional Library 3214 Pascagoula Street Pascagoula Mississippi 39567
Topic:
Animal--Bird--Crane  Search this
Animal--Bird--Duck  Search this
Animal--Porpoise  Search this
Animal--Reptile--Alligator  Search this
Object--Flower--Magnolia  Search this
Allegory--Place--Mississippi  Search this
Control number:
IAS MS000109
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_320941

Tool Room, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Drake, James 1946-  Search this
Medium:
Steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Hechinger, John W., the late
Administered by Hechinger Corporation 3500 Pennsy Drive Landover Maryland 20785
Date:
1980
Topic:
Object--Tool--Anvil  Search this
Object--Other--Appliance  Search this
Object--Furniture--Work Bench  Search this
Control number:
IAS 9C410072
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_349307

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