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Byron Gallery records

Creator:
Byron Gallery  Search this
Names:
Galleria dell'Ariete  Search this
Antonakos, Stephen, 1926-2013  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Consagra, Pietro, 1920-  Search this
Copley, Alfred L.  Search this
De Chirico, Giorgio, 1888-  Search this
Ernst, Max, 1891-1976  Search this
Friedeberg, Pedro, 1937-  Search this
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990  Search this
Grilo, Sarah  Search this
Matta Echaurren, Roberto Sebastián, 1911-  Search this
Meadmore, Clement  Search this
Nivola, Costantino, 1911-1988  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Talman, Paul  Search this
Youngerman, Jack, 1926-2020  Search this
Extent:
16.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1950s-1991
Summary:
The records of New York Byron Gallery measure 16.3 linear feet and date from circa 1950s-1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1971. The records document the gallery's representation and exhibition of Surrealist and contemporary American artists, as well as the occasional pre-Columbian and Old Masters artwork. Found are over ten linear feet of artists and subject files, fifty-seven exhibition scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs, and sales records. There are also exhibitions catalogs of the Milan Galleria Dell'Arieti.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of New York Byron Gallery measure 16.3 linear feet and date from circa 1950s-1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1971. The records document the gallery's representation and exhibition of Surrealist and contemporary American artists, as well as the occasional pre-Columbian and Old Masters artwork. Found are extensive artists and subject files, exhibition files and scrapbooks, exhibition catalogs, and sales records. There are also exhibitions catalogs of the Milan Galleria Dell'Arieti.

Artist and subject files comprise over one-half of the records and contain business correspondence, sales information, photographs and transparencies, catalogs, and exhibit reviews for each artist either represented or sold by the gallery, or participated in an exhibition organized by the gallery. Particularly rich files are found for Alcopley, Stephen Antonakos, Alexander Calder, Pietro Consagra, Giorgio De Chirico, Max Ernst, Pedro Friedeberg, Sam Gilliam, Mathias Goeritz, Sarah Grilo, Roberto Sabastiano Matta, Clement Meadmore, Constantino Nivola, Sylvia Sleigh, Paul Talman, and Jack Youngerman.

Fifty-seven exhibition scrapbooks in binder sleeves represent a complete documentary record of Byron Gallery exhibits from 1963-1970. The scrapbook contain a wide variety of materials, including correspondence, catalogs, price lists, installation photographs and slides, printed reproductions of exhibited art work, and newspaper clippings and reviews. Additional printed materials include exhibition catalogs and invitations. There is also a near-complete run of catalogs from the Galleria Dell'Arieti, a contemporary gallery in Milan, Italy, 1961-1970.

Financial and business records are contained in a series of invoices from 1963-1971, and a card file of artwork sold or returned.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Artist and Subject Files, circa 1950s-1991, undated (Box 1-10, 17; 10.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Scrapbooks, 1963-1970 (Box 11-14, 17; 4.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1961-1970 (Box 15; 0.5 linear foot)

Series 4: Invoices, 1963-1971 (Box 15; 0.5 linear foot)

Series 5: Card Files, circa 1960s-1970s (Box 16; 1 linear foot)
Historical Note:
The Byron Gallery was founded in 1961 by Charles Byron (b. 1918) and located on Madison Avenue in New York, New York. The gallery primarily showed Surrealist masters and up-and-coming contemporary American painters and sculptures, as well as an occasional ancient and Old Masters exhibit.

Among the artists represented by the gallery were Alcopley, Herbert Bayer, Albert Kotin, Clement Meadmore, Richard Merkin, Constantino Nivola, Brian O'Doherty, and Hans Richter. Additional artists handled by the gallery or given shows were Max Ernst, Sam Gilliam, Robert Sebastian Matta, Renee Magritte, Sylvia Sleigh, and Jack Youngerman. The gallery also sold work by artists represented by other galleries, or from the secondary market.

Several prescient group shows were organized by the gallery, including the Box Show in 1965, featuring the work of over 100 artists, including Arakawa, Lee Bontecou, Chryssa, Joseph Cornell, Alcopley, Walter De Maria, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, Edward Kienholz, Sol Lewitt, Louise Nevelson, Constantino Nivola, Robert Rauschenberg, Michell Stuart, and Andy Warhol. The Paris Review show in 1965 was another stellar event, with contributions from Richard Anuszkiewicz, Allan D'Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Indiana, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Lindner, Richard Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, Estaban Vicente, and Andy Warhol. In 1964, the gallery also organized an exhibition of over 40 American landscape artists, American Landscapes. The gallery also exhibited two shows based on Pre-Columbian objects, and, in the late 1960s, held two major exhibitions, 400 Years of Italian Art: Florentine Relief Fund Art Show (1967) and Greek Gold Exhibition (1967-1968).
Provenance:
The Byron Gallery papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by gallery owner Charles Byron in 1999.
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:
Surrealism  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Byron Gallery records, circa 1950s-1991, bulk 1960-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.byrogall
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bd7a7571-1027-4885-9bdb-30c575a99764
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-byrogall
Online Media:

Covo de Iongh Gallery scrapbook

Creator:
Covo de Iongh Gallery  Search this
Names:
Cundin, José María  Search this
Esqueda, Xavier  Search this
Friedeberg, Pedro, 1937-  Search this
Guzmán, Enrique, 1952-1986  Search this
Johnson, Lucas  Search this
Johnson, Patricia Covo  Search this
Toledo, Francisco, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1975-1978
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook compiled by Patricia Covo Johnson, containing clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and letters regarding exhibitions by José María Cundin, Pedro Friedberg, EnriqueGuzman, Xavier Esqueda, Lucas Johnson, Francisco Toledo and other artists.
Artists represented include: Pedro Friedeberg, Lucas Johnson, Gerry Tindall, Jose Maria Cundin, Dee Wolff, Brian Mains, Enrique Guzman, Xavier Exqueda, Francisco Toledo, Cathy Kuntz, Milo Lazarevic, Bob Camblin, Bill Steffy, Fletcher Mackey and Don Snell.
Biographical / Historical:
Art gallery; Houston, Texas. Founded 1975 by Patricia Covo Johnson.
Provenance:
Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Lent for microfilming 1983 by Patricia Covo Johnson.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.covoiong
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ee56b2ca-538b-4a4a-b37e-974d11eaf0a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-covoiong

Pedro Friedeberg / Déborah Holtz & Juan Carlos Mena, editores ; James Oles & Jeffrey Collins, ensayos ; Luis Carlos Emerich, introduccíon ; Fernando Gonzáles Gortázar, epílogo = Pedro Friedeberg / Déborah Holtz & Juan Carlos Mena, editors ; James Oles & Jeffrey Collins, essays ; Luis Carlos Emerich, introduction ; Fernando Gonzáles Gortázar, epilogue

Author:
Holtz, Déborah  Search this
Mena, Juan Carlos  Search this
Oles, James  Search this
Collins, Jeffrey Laird  Search this
Friedeberg, Pedro 1937-  Search this
Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Friedeberg, Pedro 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
447 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2009
Topic:
Fantasy in art  Search this
Visionary architecture in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089381

Pedro Friedeberg : The Art Center, Waco, Texas, October 14-November 12, 1978

Author:
Friedeberg, Pedro 1937-  Search this
Art Center (Waco, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Friedeberg, Pedro 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
[13] p. : ill., port. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
C1978
Call number:
N6559.F74 A4 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_664278

Three Hand and Foot Benches, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Friedeberg, Pedro 1937-  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Bench
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Virlane Foundation 1055 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans Louisiana 70130
Located K & B Corporation 1055 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans Louisiana 70130
Date:
1987
Topic:
Object--Furniture--Bench  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Hand  Search this
Figure--Fragment--Foot  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64820063
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_292972

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