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Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - A Minimal Future? Art as Object 1958-1968 (2004)

Collection Creator:
Artschwager, Richard, 1923-  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1997-2004
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. 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:
Richard Artschwager papers, 1959-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Richard Artschwager papers
Richard Artschwager papers / Series 3: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-artsrich-ref208

Phyllis Freeman research material on artists' manifestos

Creator:
Freeman, Phyllis  Search this
Names:
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Brucke (Artists' group)  Search this
Société Anonyme  Search this
Extent:
10.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1966-1997
Scope and Contents:
Research materials assembled by Phyllis Freeman, on the subject of 20th century artists' manifestos. Files include research correspondence, mss. drafts of the monograph (never published), "Manifestos in the Visual Arts: Programs and Movements Since 1900," and eight feet of subject files, covering movements and groups such as Abstract Expressionism, American Abstract Artists, Blaue Reiter, Die Brucke, Constructivism, Dadaism, Fluxus, Futurism, MA (Hungarian avant-garde), Mexican murals, Orphism, the Société Anonyme, De Stijl, and Vorticism.
Arrangement:
Arranged into five series: Series: I. Correspondence, II. Writings, III. Subject Files, IV. Projects, V. Printed Materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Phyllis Freeman (1929- 1997) was an art historian, writer and editor in New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Donated in 1997 by Phyllis Freeman's cousin, Nancy Price Freedman, and her husband Morris Freedman.
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Mexico.  Search this
Die Brücke (Dresden)  Search this
Vorticism  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Blaue Reiter (Group of artists)  Search this
De Stijl (Art movement)  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Orphism (Art)  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freephyl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freephyl

The 21st century artist: The future of art

Collection Creator:
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (duration 01:36:29)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Date:
1990 October 12
Scope and Contents:
Moderated by Terry Fugate-Wilcox, with speakers Hilton Kramer, Michael Goven, Yutaka Kobugashi, Laura Howat, Helene Seeman, and Nathan Joseph.
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 born-digital records or 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:
Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Artists Talk on Art records
Artists Talk on Art records / Series 9: Video and Sound Recordings of Events
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-artitalk-ref1606

Autobiography Notes

Collection Creator:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944
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:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers, 1906-2016, bulk 1920-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers
Yasuo Kuniyoshi papers / Series 3: Writings and Lectures
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kuniyasu-ref28
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Volume 15, number 2 of The Dance, magazine of stage and screen

Creator:
The Good Story Magazine Company  Search this
The Good Story Magazine Company  Search this
Subject:
Vassos, John  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1930 December
Topic:
Dancers  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9632
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John Vassos Papers, 1915-1989
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_9632
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Futurism priced catalog

Creator:
Ex Libris  Search this
Ex Libris  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1982
Topic:
Antique dealers  Search this
Book dealers  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19017
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Ex Libris records, 1973-2007
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19017
Online Media:

The 21st century artist: The future of art

Creator:
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1990 October 12
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22221
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Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22221

Oral history interview with Salvatore Scarpitta, 1975 January 31.-February 3

Interviewee:
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Levine, Jack  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12727
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213073
AAA_collcode_scarpi75
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213073

Phyllis Freeman research material on artists' manifestos, 1966-1997

Creator:
Freeman, Phyllis, 1929-1997  Search this
Freeman, Phyllis, 1929-1997  Search this
Subject:
Brucke (Artists' group)  Search this
Société Anonyme  Search this
American Abstract Artists  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- Mexico.  Search this
Die Brücke (Dresden)  Search this
Vorticism  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Blaue Reiter (Group of artists)  Search this
De Stijl (Art movement)  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Fluxus (Group of artists)  Search this
Orphism (Art)  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6121
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216336
AAA_collcode_freephyl
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216336

Carus Gallery records, 1967-2002

Creator:
Carus Gallery  Search this
Carus Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Carus Isserstedt, Dorthea  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Theme:
The Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11127
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247204
AAA_collcode_carugall
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_247204
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Ex Libris records, 1973-2007

Creator:
Cohen, Arthur Allen, 1928-1986  Search this
Ex Libris  Search this
Cohen, Elaine Lustig, 1927-  Search this
Cohen, Arthur Allen, 1928-1986  Search this
Ex Libris  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16225
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)369710
AAA_collcode_exlibr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_369710
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[Sturtevant SR 83]

Collection Creator:
Sturtevant, William C.  Search this
Container:
Box 516
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents note:
Ekholm, Gordon; Oral History; abt 6 hours, winter-spring 1971
Collection Restrictions:
Files containing Sturtevant's students' grades have been restricted, as have his students' and colleagues' grant and fellowships applications. Restricted files were separated and placed at the end of their respective series in boxes 87, 264, 322, 389-394, 435-436, 448, 468, and 483. For preservation reasons, his computer files are also restricted. Seminole sound recordings are restricted. Access to the William C. Sturtevant Papers requires an apointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
William C. Sturtevant papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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William C. Sturtevant papers
William C. Sturtevant papers / Series 13: Sound Recordings
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2008-24-ref15330
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Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1995
Scope and Contents note:
This subseries contains an eclectic mix of images, including reference photographs for future art projects, photographs of students and their artwork, and miscellaneous images of glass blowing and casting.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.falkclai, Subseries 8.8
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Claire Falkenstein papers
Claire Falkenstein papers / Series 8: Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-falkclai-ref1295

Advertising Campaign

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 1: Administrative Files / 1.4: Publicity and Outreach
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref291
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Writings about the Workshop

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1979-1980
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Woman's Building records / Series 2: Education Programs / 2.2: Feminist Studio Workshop
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref580
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Shaping the Future - Art-in-Science VII

Collection Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-2019  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 25-26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1990
Collection Restrictions:
Subseries 4.2 (Journals) is access restricted; written permission is required.

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 born-digital records or 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:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, circa 1900-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers
Aleksandra Kasuba papers / Series 5: Project Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kasualek-ref136

Lectures, Addresses and Writings

Collection Creator:
Arnold Herstand & Company  Search this
Extent:
4 Folders (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1981
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the material in this series pertains to the years Herstand served as Director of the Minneapolis School of Art (1963-1969) and as President of Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1969-1974). In these positions, he frequently addressed students and the outside community on matters pertaining to education and art. Included are drafts of an interview titled "What is Intermedia," and drafts on lectures and addresses such as "The Future Art School," and "Conformity and Imagery in Contemporary Painting." Also found are Herstand's writings, including his recollections as a student of Fernand Léger.
Arrangement note:
This series is arranged chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival video 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:
Arnold Herstand & Co. records and Arnold Herstand papers, 1927-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.arnohers, Series 3
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Arnold Herstand & Co. records and Arnold Herstand papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-arnohers-ref42

Ex Libris records

Creator:
Cohen, Arthur A. (Arthur Allen), 1928-1986  Search this
Cohen, Elaine Lustig, 1927-  Search this
Ex Libris (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1973-2007
Summary:
The records of Ex Libris measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1973-2007. Ex Libris was a New York City based antiquarian establishment that dealt in rare 20th century avant-garde books and periodicals, and was founded by Elaine Lustig Cohen and her husband Arthur A. Cohen. The records include professional files, sales records, printed material, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
TThe records of Ex Libris measure 2.0 linear feet and date from 1973-2007. Ex Libris was a New York City based antiquarian establishment that dealt in rare 20th century avant-garde books and periodicals, and was founded by Elaine Lustig Cohen and her husband Arthur A. Cohen. The records include professional files, sales records, printed material, and photographic material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series

Series 1: Professional Files, 1973-2007 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Sales Records, 1979-1998 (0.1 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1973-circa 1991 (0.9 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Photographic Material, circa 1980s (0.1 linear foot; Box 2)
Biographical / Historical:
Ex Libris, a New York City based antiquarian establishment that dealt in rare 20th century avant-garde books, periodicals, and archives, operated from 1973-circa 2000, and was founded by Elaine Lustig Cohen (1927- ) and her husband Arthur A. Cohen (1928-1986). Elaine Lustig Cohen is a graphic designer, previously married to the graphic designer Alvin Lustig (1915-1955), who later married her long-time friend Arthur A. Cohen, a scholar, theologian, and author, in 1956.

The Cohen's began collecting avant-garde books and ephemera from antiquarian bookstores and artists in Europe. Ex Libris began when the couple amassed a surplus of material and Arthur placed an ad in the New York Times that said, "send for my list of Dada, Surrealist, Avant-Garde periodicals and ephemera." The inventory of Ex Libris grew to include other movements of modernism including Bauhaus, Futurism, Cubism, De Stijl, German Expressionism, Constructivism, and Fluxus.

Ex Libris published catalogs of their inventory, designed by Elaine, which were sent to libraries and museums all over the world. The catalogs are now collector's items. Exhibitions were organized at Ex Libris that complemented their inventory, and they often loaned material to be included in exhibitions elsewhere.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Elaine Lustig Cohen papers concerning Alvin Lustig, 1982, available on microfilm reel 2802.
Provenance:
The records were donated in 2015 by Elaine Lustig Cohen, co-founder of Ex Libris.
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.
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:
Booksellers and bookselling -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Ex Libris records, 1973-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.exlibr
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Ex Libris records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-exlibr

Oral history interview with Salvatore Scarpitta

Interviewee:
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-2007  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
De Kooning, Willem, 1904-1997  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
Levine, Jack, 1915-2010  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Rothko, Mark, 1903-1970  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1975 January 31.-February 3
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Salvatore Scarpitta conducted 1975 January 31.-February 3, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Scarpitta speaks of his family's background; growing up and going to school in California; moving to Italy and going to art school at 17; attending the American Academy; his experiences in Europe after the war broke out in 1940; being arrested and interned for 18 months in Italy and escaping; joining the United States Navy; getting thrown out of the American Academy after being accused of being a Communist; his abstract paintings; moving back to America after Leo Castelli saw his work; his painting techniques; his thoughts on futurism and cubism; why he shifted from working on a canvas to tearing it apart and using it as materials; his use of color; how his interest in race cars influenced his art work; building race cars; living in New York and the art scene there; his successful art show on the Piazza San Marco in Venice; the reason for using belts in his paintings; how certain paintings led him to building sleds; his feelings about Leo Castelli; and teaching art. He recalls Phil Guston, Jack Levine, Franz Kline, Bill de Kooning, Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, and many others.
Biographical / Historical:
Salvatore Scarpitta (1919-2007) was a sculptor.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 11 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Restrictions:
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Automobile racing  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Cubism  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.scarpi75
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-scarpi75

Carus Gallery records

Creator:
Carus Gallery  Search this
Names:
Carus Isserstedt, Dorthea, 1914-2002  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1967-2002
Summary:
The records of Carus Gallery measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1967-2002. This collection documents Dorothea Carus Isserstedt's management of the New York gallery through a small amount of business and personal correspondence; business records regarding acquisitions, sales, and consignments; intentories of artwork and rare books; exhibition catalogs, press clippings, and other printed material; and photographs depicting artwork and exhibition installations.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Carus Gallery measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1967-2002. This collection documents Dorothea Carus Isserstedt's management of the New York gallery through a small amount of business and personal correspondence; business records regarding acquisitions, sales, and consignments; intentories of artwork and rare books; exhibition catalogs, press clippings, and other printed material; and photographs depicting artwork and exhibition installations.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 5 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1974-2000 (4 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Business Records, 1971-1996 (1.8 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Inventories, 1973-2002 (0.6 linear feet; Box 2-3)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1967-1992 (0.6 linear feet; Box 3-4)

Series 5: Photographic Material, 1980s-1990s (4 folders; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
The Carus Gallery was founded by Dorothea Carus Isserstedt (1914-2002). The gallery's primary interest was in European Graphic Arts, specifically German Expressionism, and Russian Constructivism. The gallery exhibited works by Alexander Archipenko, Ernst Barlach, Max Beckmann, Heinrich Campendonk, Otto Dix, Lyonel Feininger, Natalia Goncharova, George Grosz, Erich Heckel, Alexej Jawlensky, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Gustav Klimt, Max Klinger, Kathe Kollowitz, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, László Moholy-Nagy, Marlow Moss, Otto Mueller, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Christian Rohlfs and Egon Schiele.

In 1968, following the death of her parents, Isserstedt opened the Carus Gallery, which was located on the ground level of her home at 243 E 82nd street in New York. The gallery was relocated to Madison Avenue in 1974 and finally to 1044 Madison Avenue where it remained until Isserstedt's retirement in 1996.

Dorothy was born in 1914 in Elberfeld, Germany. She studied art history and archeology at Freiburg University, receiving a doctorate in 1944. Towards the end of World War II Dorothy escaped to East Germany where she settled in Hamburg and found work as a supervisor with the British Forces Network. In 1952 she immigrated to Yorkville, NY where she worked in her father's print and framing shop. Dorothy became an American citizen in 1957.
Provenance:
The records were donated to the Archives in 2004 by Dr. Gheorghe Costinescu and Mrs. Silvelin von Scanzoni Costinescu, the heirs and executors of Dorothy Carus Isserstedt's estate.
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:
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Constructivism (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Carus Gallery Records, 1967-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.carugall
See more items in:
Carus Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carugall

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