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Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to Rio Nero lawsuit, 1989-1995

Creator:
Barbara Mathes Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barbara Mathes Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Bauman, Patricia  Search this
Mathes, Barbara  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Legal documents
Photographs
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Women  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13360
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)254923
AAA_collcode_barbmatg
Theme:
Art Market
Women
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_254923
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Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.) [Folder]

Additional name:
Photofind Gallery  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.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_100218

Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to Rio Nero lawsuit

Creator:
Barbara Mathes Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Names:
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bauman, Patricia  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Mathes, Barbara  Search this
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Legal documents
Photographs
Date:
1989-1995
Summary:
The Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to Rio Nero lawsuit measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1989-1995. The records, assembled by Barbara Mathes, relate to the lawsuit Greenberg Gallery, Inc., et al. v. Patricia Bauman, et al. and the authenticity of the Alexander Calder mobile Rio Nero. The files contain correspondence, purchase and shipping records, and legal documents. The collection also includes printed material and photographs of the mobile.
Scope and Content Note:
The Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to Rio Nero lawsuit measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1989-1995. The collection, assembled by Barbara Mathes, relates to the lawsuit Greenberg Gallery, Inc., et al. v. Patricia Bauman, et al. regarding the authentication of the Alexander Calder mobile Rio Nero. The Barbara Mathes Gallery, co-owner of the mobile was a plaintiff in the lawsuit. The files contain correspondence between co-owners of the mobile, letters and accompanying legal documents from their attorney, purchase and shipment records, and invoices for legal fees. Legal documents are comprised of depositions, findings of fact, transcripts of proceedings, trial exhibits, and appeal briefs. Printed material includes clippings and magazine articles relating to the trial. The collection also contains photographs of the mobile.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as four series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1989-1995 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Legal Documents, 1991-1994 (Box 2; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1993-1995 (Box 2; 1 folder)

Series 4: Photographs, 1989-1990, 1993 (Box 2; 2 folders)
Historical Note:
In 1959 Alexander Calder (1898-1976) created a black metal mobile titled Rio Nero which collector Lionel Bauman purchased from the Perls Galleries, New York City (1967). Patricia Bauman received Rio Nero from her father's estate in 1989 and consigned the mobile to the Herbert Palmer Gallery in Los Angeles and L & R Entwistle and Co., Ltd. in London. The Greenberg Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri, purchased the mobile for $500,000 from L & R Entwistle in March 1990. The Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York; Donald Morris Gallery, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan; and John C. Stoller & Co., Minneapolis, Minnesota, each acquired a twenty-five percent share in the mobile from the Greenberg Gallery.

In May 1990, the gallery owners saw the mobile for the first time and noticed that the work neither hung properly nor moved in a manner consistent with other Calder mobiles. In December 1990, the owners asked Klaus Perls, the noted authority on Calder and the artist's primary dealer from 1955-1976, to authenticate the Rio Nero mobile. After Perls deemed the work a forgery, Patricia Bauman declined to reverse the sale and the four galleries instituted legal proceedings. The plaintiffs, Greenberg Gallery et al., contended that Patricia Bauman, or someone acting on her behalf, switched the original mobile with a forgery and then presented it to L & R Entwistle as a Calder mobile.

In April 1993, the case was tried without a jury in Washington, D. C. and the Federal District Court awarded judgment to the defendants, Patricia Bauman and L & R Entwistle. The judge presiding over the case, Judge Oberdorfer, ruled out the testimony of Klaus Perls and the plaintiffs subsequently appealed the case. In 1994, the Alexander and Louisa Calder Foundation declined to include the mobile in the catalogue raisonné on the artist. On appeal, judgment was not overturned.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Barbara Mathes in 2005.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use 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:
Gallery owners -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women art dealers  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Legal documents
Photographs
Citation:
The Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to Rio Nero lawsuit, 1989-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.barbmatg
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9279f9e6b-cdc5-414e-835e-ad410f475735
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barbmatg
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Appeal to this age : photography of the Civil Rights movement, 1954-1968 : a travelling exhibition originating at the Howard Greenberg Gallery / organized by Steven Kasher

Title:
Photography of the Civil Rights movement, 1854-1968
Author:
Kasher, Steven  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Southern States
Date:
1994
C1994
20th century
Topic:
African Americans--Civil rights--Pictorial works  Search this
Civil rights movements--History--Pictorial works  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
E185.61 .K19 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_467908

Ruth Orkin : American girl in Italy : the making of a classic

Title:
American girl in Italy
Author:
Orkin, Ruth  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Orkin, Ruth  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .O74 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804240

Anton Bruehl

Author:
Bruehl, Anton 1900-1982-  Search this
Yochelson, Bonnie  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Bruehl, Anton 1900-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
TR647 .B764 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808919

An American gallery : Howard Greenberg : twenty five years of photography / chronicled in a biographical essay by Lyle Rexer ; with a portfolio of photographs selected and annotatted by Howard Greenberg ; edited with an introduction by Michael Torosian

Title:
Greenberg 25
Author:
Greenberg, Howard 1948-  Search this
Rexer, Lyle  Search this
Torosian, Michael 1952-  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Greenberg, Howard Photograph collections  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
93 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2007
©2007
Topic:
Photography--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Photograph collections  Search this
Photography, Artistic--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
TR645.N72 H69 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_839621

Art photography in Japan : 1920-1940 / foreword, Charles Schwartz & Howard Greenberg ; essays, Christian A. Peterson, Kerry Ross ; Biographies, Naomi Izakura & Torin Boyd

Author:
Schwartz, Charles  Search this
Greenberg, Howard 1948-  Search this
Peterson, Christian A  Search this
Ross, Kerry  Search this
Izakura, Naomi  Search this
Boyd, Torin  Search this
Charles Schwartz Ltd  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR105 .A78 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_894411

Halsman/Dali : [exhibition, Howard Greenberg Gallery, February 6-March 13, 2004 / text, Mary Panzer]

Author:
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Dalí, Salvador 1904-1989  Search this
Panzer, Mary  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Dalí, Salvador 1904-1989  Search this
Dalí, Salvador 1904-1989  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. in 1 (24 p., [21] p. of plates) : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .H357 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_742629

The figure and the forest : 19th-century French photographs and drawings / Jill Newhouse ; in association with Charles Isaacs Photographs and Howard Greenberg Gallery

Author:
Jill Newhouse (Gallery)  Search this
Charles Isaacs Photographs (Firm)  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Date:
2004
C2004
19th century
Topic:
Photography--History  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Drawing, French  Search this
Call number:
TR652 .F54 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749196

Outside fashion : style & subversion / curated by Martin Harrison

Author:
Harrison, Martin 1945-  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Jackson Fine Art  Search this
Ginny Williams Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Fashion photography  Search this
Call number:
TR679 .O98 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_609665

The Hungarian circle / essays by Michael Simon and Károly Kincses

Author:
Simon, Michael 1936-  Search this
Kincses, Károly  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Hungary
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Call number:
TR65.5 .H86 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_658074

George Segal : sequence, New York/New Jersey 1990-1993 / [edited by Nan Richardson and Catherine Chermayeff]

Author:
Segal, George 1924-2000  Search this
Richardson, Nan  Search this
Chermayeff, Catherine  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Segal, George 1924-2000  Search this
Physical description:
26 leaves : chiefly ill. ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
C1993
Call number:
TR647.S4536 H8 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455442

Arnold Newman : the early work / [introduction by Ron Kurtz and Howard Greenberg ; essay by Philip Brookman]

Author:
Newman, Arnold 1918-2006  Search this
Kurtz, Ron  Search this
Greenberg, Howard 1948-  Search this
Brookman, Philip  Search this
Steidl Verlag  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Commerce Graphics (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Newman, Arnold 1918-2006  Search this
Physical description:
231 p. : chiefly ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_903159

Peter Sekaer, American pictures

Title:
American pictures
Author:
Sekaer, Peter 1901-1950  Search this
Kemmerer, Allison N  Search this
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Sekaer, Peter 1901-1950  Search this
Physical description:
54 p. : ill ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1999
C1999
1918-1945
1933-1945
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .S4586 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_949970

Eye, mind, spirit : the enduring legacy of Minor White / edited by Nathan Lyons

Author:
White, Minor  Search this
Lyons, Nathan  Search this
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
White, Minor  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : chiefly ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972474

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