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Tibor de Nagy Gallery records

Creator:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery  Search this
Names:
Art Dealers Association of America  Search this
Art in America  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Institute of Arts and Letters (U.S.)  Search this
United States Information Agency  Search this
Castoro, Rosemarie  Search this
Ciarrocchi, Ray, 1933-  Search this
De Nagy, Tibor, 1908-1993  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Gregor, Harold, 1929-  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Hirsch, Pauli  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994  Search this
Penney, Charles Rand, 1923-2010  Search this
Reginato, Peter, 1945-  Search this
Robbin, Tony  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979  Search this
Rose, Leatrice  Search this
Witteman-Widrig, Nancy  Search this
Extent:
43.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1941-2016
Summary:
The records of the New York Tibor de Nagy Gallery measure 43.9 linear feet and date from 1941-2016. The records document the activities of the gallery through business records and correspondence, exhibition files, artist files, financial and legal records, inventory records, and a small amount of records of the Houston Branch.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the New York Tibor de Nagy Gallery measure 43.9 linear feet and date from 1941-2016. The records document the activities of the gallery through business records and correspondence, exhibition files, artist files, financial and legal records, inventory records, a small amount of records of the Houston Branch, and exhibition announcements.

Business records include correspondence and administrative files. Business correspondence is with clients, curators, galleries, museums, colleges and universities, organizations, and publications, such as the Museum of Modern Art, Art Dealers Association, National Institute of Arts and Letters, United States Information Agency, The Hirshhorn Museum, Art News, Art in America, Pauli Hirsch, Jacqueline Kennedy, Charles Penney, Nelson Rockefeller, and many others. Correspondence concerns sales, purchases, shipping, loans, general exhibitions, publicity, events, publications and publishing, and other topics. Additional documents found within the correspondence files are purchase invoices, inquiries, shipping receipts, and photographs. Correspondence with artists is found in the Artist Files series. Administrative files concern day-to-day operations and include leases and construction documents, incorporation, insurance, art appraisals, art framing, and other general business affairs.

Exhibition files document many exhibitions held at the Gallery and include clippings and research materials, exhibition catalogs, exhibit and gallery plans, correspondence, and photographs. Some loan agreements and shipping receipts are also included.

Artist files document business affairs with individual artists and also contain collected information on artists. Typically, there are several files on each artist which may include printed materials, biographies, consignments, loans documentation, sales documentation, correspondence, photographic material, publicity, and reviews. Artists well represented among these files include Rosemarie Castoro, Ray Ciarrocchi, Robert Goodnough, Harold Gregor, Red Grooms (including a transcript of "A Conversation with Marison and Red Grooms"), Joyce Kozloff, Peter Reginato, Tony Robbin, Leatrice Rose, and Nancy Witteman-Widrig.

Financial records include incomplete runs of billing statements, expenses and cash disbursements, paid and unpaid invoices, and sales and shipping receipts. Inventory records consist primarily of index cards and/or sheets that document stock, consignments, loans, sales, and shipping.

A relatively small amount of Houston branch records include announcements, clippings, correspondence, financial information including consignments, income, invoices, and statements, photographs, publicity materials and a research file on Houston art museums.

Exhibition announcements promote the gallery's exhibitions for artists including Joe Brainard, Shirley Jaffe, Fairfield Porter, Rosemarie Castoro, Alfred Leslie, and many others.
Arrangement:
The Tibor de Nagy Gallery records are arranged into seven series.

Series 1: Business Records and Correpondence, 1950-1993 (10 linear feet; Boxes 1-10)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1941-1992 (2 linear feet; Boxes 11-12)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1956-1993 (18.6 linear feet; Boxes 13-31, 46)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, 1951-1984 (3.5 linear feet; Boxes 31-34)

Series 5: Inventory Records, 1952-1989 (9 linear feet; Boxes 34-43)

Series 6: Houston Branch Records, 1969-1984 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 43-45)

Series 7: Exhibition Announcements, 1953-2016 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 47-48)
Biographical / Historical:
One of the earliest modern art galleries in New York, Tibor de Nagy Gallery was founded in 1950 by Tibor de Nagy and John Bernard Myers. Initially the gallery featured the work of second generation Abstract Expressionists and continues to operate today with a focus on the Post War second generation New York School.

John B. Myers served as the gallery's first director and De Nagy was the business manager while continuing to work in the banking business. Early on, the gallery introduced and promoted second generation Abstract Expressionists such as Grace Hartigan and Alfred Leslie. The gallery quickly earned a reputation for promoting the work of emerging artists, including Carl Andre, Helen Frankenthaler, Jane Freilicher, Red Grooms, Fairfield Porter, and Larry Rivers, among others, giving many of them their first solo shows.

Later the gallery gained a reputation as a space for collaborative artistic ventures and organized exhibitions that combined visual imagery and poetry by several New York School poets. The gallery also published books by poets John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, and James Schuyler, as well as a poetry newsletter entitled Semi-Colon.

In 1973 de Nagy teamed with Marvin Watson to open the Watson/deNagy Gallery in Houston, which closed in 1983. Tibor de Nagy retired from banking in 1970 and continued running the gallery until he died in 1993. The Tibor de Nagy gallery continues operating today at 724 Fifth Avenue under the direction of Andrew Arnot and Eric Brown. It also works with a number of estates, including those of Joe Brainard, Rudy Burckhardt, Donald Evans, and Jess.
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are an oral history interview with Tibor de Nagy, March 29, 1976 conducted by Paul Cummings; the John Bernard Myers papers (which do not contain documentation of his work at the gallery); and the Watson/de Nagy Houston gallery records available only on microfilm, a small portion of which may also be duplicated in the original records described in this finding aid.
Provenance:
The records were donated by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in multiple accessions between 1993-1996 and in 2018. Additional material about the exhibition, Digital Explorations: Emerging Visions in art, 1988, donated in 2020 by one of the exhibition curators, Ligia Ercius-DiPaola.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
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, Modern  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Tibor de Nagy Gallery records, 1941-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tibode
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Tibor de Nagy Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tibode
Online Media:

Luncheon on the Grass, (sculpture)

Title:
Dejeuner sur l'herbe, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: welded mild steel; Base: poured concrete with pea gravel finish
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of Houston Plaza over University Center Houston Texas 77204-4891
Date:
Sept. 1979. Installed May 1985. Dedicated Aug. 9 or 19, 1985
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Recreation--Picnic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 64980001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_29648

Blue Float, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Mild steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Austin Museum of Art 3809 West 35th Street Grounds Austin Texas 78703
Date:
1978
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000077
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_315404

Another View, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Welded metal, painted red
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Place:
Texas
Houston
Date:
1972
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000313
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_320276

High Plains Drifter, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Cor-Ten steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Allen Center Houston Texas 77002
Located Two Allen Center 1200 Smith Houston Texas
Date:
1973. Installed Feb. 12, 1974
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Homage--Eastwood, Clint  Search this
Control number:
IAS TX000611
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_329046

Party in the Garden, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Painted steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Bucknell University Center Gallery Lewisburg Pennsylvania 17837
Located Bucknell University Farmhouse Lewisburg Pennsylvania 17837
Date:
1982-1983
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001695
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_342335

Whistler's Mistress, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Painted steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Bucknell University Center Gallery Lewisburg Pennsylvania 17837
Located Bucknell University Farmhouse Lewisburg Pennsylvania 17837
Date:
1981-1982
Topic:
Homage--Whistler  Search this
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001696
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_342336

Squatter's Rights, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Painted steel
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Bucknell University Center Gallery Lewisburg Pennsylvania 17837
Located Bucknell University Farmhouse Lewisburg Pennsylvania 17837
Date:
1982-1983
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS PA001697
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_342337

Peter Reginato : new sculpture : [exhibition], April 29-May 28, 1988, River North Concourse Building, Chicago, IL

Author:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Hamilton, Patricia  Search this
Subject:
Reginato, Peter 1945- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
[1988]
Call number:
NB237.R42 A4 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639064

Peter Reginato : new sculpture : March 2-March 31, 1990./ Pat 28, 1987

Author:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Patricia Hamilton (Art Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Reginato, Peter 1945- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
Call number:
NB237.R42 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639065

Peter Reginato; new sculpture / [exhibition] March 14 - April 8, 1989

Author:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Gardner, Paul  Search this
112 Workshop  Search this
Subject:
Reginato, Peter 1945- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : port., col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Call number:
NB237.R42 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641141

Peter Reginato, 1994 : April 1 through April 30, 1994

Author:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Adelson Galleries  Search this
William Beadleston, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Reginato, Peter 1945- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Call number:
NB237.R42 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641142

Peter Reginato; new sculpture / [exhibition] March 2 - March 28, 1987

Author:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
112 Workshop  Search this
Subject:
Reginato, Peter 1945- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : port., col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
Call number:
NB237.R42 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641162

Peter Reginato : new sculpture : [exhibition] January 30-March 1, 1986 / [Peter Reginato] ; with an essay by Phyllis Tuchman

Author:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Tuchman, Phyllis  Search this
57th Street West Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Reginato, Peter 1945- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[13] p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB237.R42 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641167

Peter Reginato, new sculpture : [exhibition], February 7 to March 2, 1985

Author:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Hamilton, Patricia  Search this
Firestone, Evan R  Search this
112 Greene Street (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Reginato, Peter 1945- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[13] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
[1985]
Call number:
NB237.R42 A4 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641186

Peter Reginato, recent sculpture : May 7-May 30, 1992, exhibition space, 112 Greene Street, New York / presented by Adelson Galleries, Inc. and William Beadleston, Inc

Author:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Clothier, Peter 1936-  Search this
112 Workshop  Search this
Adelson Galleries  Search this
William Beadleston, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Reginato, Peter 1945- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
C1992
Call number:
NB237.R42 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645216

You are cordially invited to the opening exhibition of the Tibor de Nagy Gallery : showing paintings by Walter Darby Bannard and sculptures by Peter Reginato, on Thursday, November 29

Author:
Bannard, Walter Darby 1934-  Search this
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Tibor de Nagy Gallery (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
Bannard, Walter Darby 1934-  Search this
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
1 brochure ([6] p.) : 1 col. ill. ; 14 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1973
[1973?]
Call number:
ND237.B24 A4 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_990211

Princess de Boisegeloup, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Milled steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue at 8th Street, S.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 79.236
Date:
1978
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Control number:
IAS 61570587
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_416258

Xenobia and Cloverdale, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Mild steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Mint Museum of Art 2730 Randolph Road Charlotte North Carolina 28207 Accession Number: 78.171
Date:
1976
Topic:
Literature--Character--Zenobia  Search this
Literature--Character--Coverdale  Search this
Literature--Hawthorne--Blithedale Romance  Search this
Control number:
IAS 38920035
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_308461

Lean To, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Reginato, Peter 1945-  Search this
Medium:
Plate steel
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Mint Museum of Art 2730 Randolph Road Charlotte North Carolina 28207 Accession Number: 82.123
Date:
1971
Topic:
Architecture--Domestic  Search this
Control number:
IAS 38920052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_308478

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