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Barbra Streisand

Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 02 May 1906 - 25 Jun 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Barbra Streisand, born 24 Apr 1942  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 31.4 x 26.8cm (12 3/8 x 10 9/16")
Sheet: 35.4 x 27.8cm (13 15/16 x 10 15/16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1965
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace\Choker  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Female  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Oscar  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Peabody Award  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.98.46
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4de55b1cd-5113-49de-9051-81bc1be35038
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.98.46

Barbara Streisand as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl

Artist:
Philip Davison, 1950 - 2011  Search this
Sitter:
Barbra Streisand, born 24 Apr 1942  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
39.4 x 29.2cm (15 1/2 x 11 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1968
Topic:
Barbra Streisand: Female  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Oscar  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Peabody Award  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Barbra Streisand
Object number:
PC991214
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4c6912fb7-0470-41b1-80c8-395c8b38ac1b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_PC991214

I Can Get It For You Wholesale

Artist:
Al Hirschfeld, 21 Jun 1903 - 21 Jan 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Barbra Streisand, born 24 Apr 1942  Search this
Lillian Roth, 1910 - 1980  Search this
Elliott Gould, born 1938  Search this
Medium:
Pen & ink on paper
Dimensions:
45.7cm x 45.9cm (18" x 18 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1962
Topic:
Lillian Roth: Female  Search this
Lillian Roth: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Elliott Gould: Male  Search this
Elliott Gould: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Elliott Gould: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Female  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Oscar  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Peabody Award  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harry Ransom Center
Object number:
67.50.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm408f6154e-877b-4faa-afca-393ef6726594
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_67.50.9

Barbra Streisand

Artist:
Henry Koerner, 1915 - 1991  Search this
Sitter:
Barbra Streisand, born 24 Apr 1942  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
45.7cm x 33cm (18" x 13"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1964
Topic:
Home Furnishings\Drape  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Female  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Oscar  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Peabody Award  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.78.TC769
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Henry Koerner
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d676fd37-64eb-4b16-8070-534b9fdf049d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC769

Gounod's Ave Maris; Sleep In Heavenly peace (Silent Night)

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.4088
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Catalog number:
2000.3053.4088
Label number:
4-43896
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-ce3c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1027075

Hello, Dolly!; Hello, Dolly!

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Armstrong, Louis  Search this
Manufacturer:
20th Century-Fox Records  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
The Sam DeVincent Collection of American Sheet Music
ID Number:
2000.3053.4089
Catalog number:
2000.3053.4089
Nonaccession number:
2000.3053
Label number:
6714
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-ce3d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1027076

I Believe In Love; Love Theme From "A Star Is Born" (Evergreen)

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.07567
Label number:
3-10450
Accession number:
1996.3034
Catalog number:
1996.3034.07567
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-af2c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1010314

My Heart Belongs To Me; My Heart Belongs To Me

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.07564
Label number:
3-10555
Accession number:
1996.3034
Catalog number:
1996.3034.07564
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-af2e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1010317

Honey Can I Put On Your Clothes; Songbird

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.07566
Label number:
3-10756
Accession number:
1996.3034
Catalog number:
1996.3034.07566
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-b1fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1010328

Laura & Neville (instrumental); Love Theme From "Eyes Of Laura Mars" (Prisoner)

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.07563
Label number:
3-10777
Accession number:
1996.3034
Catalog number:
1996.3034.07563
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-b12a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1010331

You Don't Bring Me Flowers; You Don't Bring Me Flowers (instrumental)

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Diamond, Neil  Search this
Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1978
Credit Line:
Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.07568
Label number:
3-10840
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
Catalog number:
1996.3034.07568
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-b208-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1010333

Somewhere (From "West Side Story"); Somewhere (From "West Side Story")

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.07565
Accession number:
1996.3034
Label number:
38-05680
Catalog number:
1996.3034.07565
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-9bac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1010417

People; I Am Woman

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Manufacturer:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1964
Credit Line:
Robert B. Campbell in memory of Dorothy and William Campbell
ID Number:
1996.3034.07569
Catalog number:
1996.3034.07569
Nonaccession number:
1996.3034
Label number:
4-42965
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-b26d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1010552

The Broadway Album

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1985
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank W. Gyori, Jr.
ID Number:
1986.0514.01
Accession number:
1986.0514
Maker number:
40092
Catalog number:
1986.0514.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sound Recordings
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-ea3e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_682576

My Name Is Barbra, Two...

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1965
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Gladys C. Dougherty
ID Number:
1983.0117.06
Accession number:
1983.0117
Maker number:
CS 9209
Catalog number:
1983.0117.06
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Sound Recordings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-c682-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_670737

Hello, Dolly!

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Maker:
20th Century Fox Records  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
vinyl (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
Other Terms:
Phonorecord; 33 1/3 Rpm
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1969
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Bryan Sorens
ID Number:
1981.1003.107
Maker number:
DTCS-5103
Accession number:
1981.1003
Catalog number:
1981.1003.107
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-2d8e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_669091

Barbra Sreisand's Greatest Hits Volume 2

Recording artist:
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Maker:
Columbia  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
Other Terms:
Phonorecord; 33 1/3 Rpm
Date made:
1978
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Bryan Sorens
ID Number:
1981.1003.182
Maker number:
FC 35679
Accession number:
1981.1003
Catalog number:
1981.1003.182
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-37ad-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_669740

Darling Lili; On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Recording artist:
Mancini, Henry  Search this
Andrews, Julie  Search this
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Montand, Yves  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in; 30.48 cm
Object Name:
Phonorecord
Other Terms:
Phonorecord; 78 Rpm
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Carl Vinson Veterans Administration Medical Center
ID Number:
1980.0692.326
Maker number:
P-12061
RL 4-1
P-12062
Accession number:
1980.0692
Catalog number:
1980.0692.326
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Music & Musical Instruments
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-f6bb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_674280

Perls Galleries records

Creator:
Perls Galleries  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Fujikawa Gallery  Search this
Galerie Maeght  Search this
James Corcoran Gallery  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Austin, Darrel, 1907-  Search this
Cafritz, Gwendolyn  Search this
Cafritz, Morris, 1886?-1964  Search this
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976  Search this
Canaday, John, 1907-1985  Search this
De Menil, Adelaide  Search this
Dudensing, F. Valentine, 1892-1967  Search this
Ford, Henry, 1917-1987  Search this
Garbo, Greta, 1905-1990  Search this
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-  Search this
Luce, Claire  Search this
Luce, Henry, III, 1925-2005  Search this
Miró, Joan, 1893-  Search this
Perls, Klaus  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Priebe, Karl J., 1914-1976  Search this
Streisand, Barbra  Search this
Extent:
79.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Illustrated letters
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
1937-1997
Summary:
The records of the Perls Galleries measure 79.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1997. Founded by Klaus Perls in 1937 and operating until 1997, the gallery dealt primarily in modern French art and the artwork of Alexander Calder. Found within the records are extensive correspondence (circa 44 linear feet) with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and collectors; photographs and negatives of inventory and other artwork; exhibition files, scattered financial records; and exhibition catalogs and clippings.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Perls Galleries measure 79.6 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1997. Founded by Klaus Perls in 1937 and operating until 1997, the gallery dealt primarily in modern French art and the artwork of Alexander Calder. Found within the records are extensive correspondence (circa 44 linear feet) with artists, dealers, galleries, museums, and collectors; photographs and negatives of inventory and other artwork; exhibition files, scattered financial records; and exhibition catalogs and clippings.

Correspondence primarily discusses sales (and includes invoices), loans, and exhibitions, as well as more routine activities such as gallery maintenance, the printing of exhibition catalogs and letterhead, and the shipment, framing, or restoration of artwork. Many letters enclose photographs, negatives, or slides of artwork, and clippings. A few letters contain oversize architectural or engineering drawings, and a small handful of letters are illustrated.

Correspondents include artists such as Darrell Austin, Joan Mir, Pablo Picasso, and Karl Priebe; galleries such as the Corcoran Gallery, Fujikawa Galleries, Galerie Maeght, and the Pierre Matisse Gallery; museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art; collectors such as Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz, Adelaide de Mnil, Valentine Dudensing, and Henry Ford, II; and celebrity clients such as Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock, Henry and Clare Booth Luce, and Barbra Streisand.

The records contain nearly thirty-two linear feet of photographs and negatives. Photographs are of artists and the inventory of the gallery's artwork. Additional photographs represent artwork either by artists not represented by the gallery or not included in the gallery's inventory. Most of the photographs are black and white. Over fifteen linear feet of negatives are of gallery stock. Photographs are also found in the exhibition files.

There is a relatively small amount of records relating to exhibitions, loans, and sales. Found are exhibition lists, schedules, invitations and announcements, photographs of exhibition installations, press releases, and records of loans to other institutions and galleries. Sales records include artist lists, inventory lists, invoices, pick up and delivery receipts, and price lists.

Printed materials include a large number of clippings and an incomplete run of catalogs from Perls Galleries exhibitions between 1939 and 1980.

The collection also includes ten original pencil drawings from John Canaday's series entitled My Beautiful Girls and a reproduction of eight drawings from the same series
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1937-1995 (Boxes 1-44, OV 81-83; 43.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Negatives, circa 1937-1995 (Boxes 44-59; 15.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Photographs, circa 1937-1995 (Boxes 60-75, OV 84; 16.1 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition, Loan, and Sales Records, 1937-1995 (Boxes 76-78; 2.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Clippings Files, 1943-1989 (Box 78; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Exhibition Catalogs, 1939-1980 (Boxes 78-79; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Drawings by John Canaday, circa 1967-1972 (Box 80; 0.3 linear feet)
Historical Note:
Klaus Perls (b. 1912, d. 2008) formally opened Perls Galleries in New York in 1937, and ran it with his wife Amelia until its closing in 1997. The gallery dealt in contemporary French artists of the School of Paris, such as Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, but also acted as the primary representative of Alexander Calder beginning in 1954. In the 1970s Mr. Perls developed an interest in art from Benin and built an important collection of African sculpture, some of which was later donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Amelia Perls died in 2002, and Klaus Perls died in 2008.

Klaus Perls was born in 1912 in Berlin in a house Mies van der Rohe designed for his parents, who owned an art gallery specializing in Impressionists, post-Impressionists, Old Master paintings, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and African sculpture. Perls studied Art History in Hamburg and Munich but completed his PhD in Basel, Switzerland in 1933 after the Nazi government stopped awarding degrees to Jews. His dissertation covered the complete works of 15th-century French painter Jean Fouquet.

Before moving to New York in 1935, Perls worked for his mother, Kaethe Perls, in her Paris gallery that she opened in 1932 after splitting up with Klaus' father Hugo. He spent his first two years in New York selling paintings through other art dealers, primarily paintings shipped or recommended to him by his mother from Paris that were not selling well in the Depression-era French art market. These were primarily the work of Maurice Utrillo, Marie Laurencin, Raoul Dufy and Maurice de Vlaminck. In 1937 he formally established his own gallery, the Perls Galleries, on East 58th Street and continued to specialize in French and European contemporary art. Around the same time, his older brother Frank opened a gallery in Beverly Hills, California.

Klaus Perls was familiar with other New York dealers specializing in modern European art such as Valentine Dudensing and Pierre Matisse, but he tried to distinguish himself by catering to young collectors. When the war restricted the international art trade and his mother was forced to flee France during the Occupation, Perls began dealing in contemporary American artists such as Darrel Austin and Karl Priebe.

Perls married Amelia Blumenthal, fondly known as "Dolly," in 1940, and she became his business partner.

After the war, the international art market exploded, and the Perls made frequent buying trips to Europe. The Perls Galleries continued to sell primarily contemporary French art and gained an early reputation as a staunch defender of modern art by European artists such as Picasso, Modigliani, Braque, Lger, Soutine and Pascin. Perls prepared catalogues raisonns on Soutine and Pascin.

Klaus Perls was one of the founding members of the Art Dealer's Association, whose initial mission was to clean up the reputation of the art market following a series scandals involving fake antiquities that flourished in the 1960's. Perls was the Association's second president, after Pierre Matisse.

In 1954 Perls Galleries moved to 1016 Madison Avenue, a building that served as both gallery and home for the Perls. The same year Perls became Alexander Calder's dealer after the death of Calder's previous dealer, Curt Valentin. Perls explained his inclusion of Calder, a rare American among his stable of European artists, by saying that Calder's roots lay in France and that Calder bridged Europe and America the way Perls felt he did himself. In 1970, Calder designed the terrazzo sidewalk in front of the gallery and often resided in the Perls' home during long visits to New York City. Perls Galleries later handled Calder's estate and functioned as a quasi-archives of Calder's works, holding more than 7,000 negatives depicting Calder's art and preparing a Calder catalogue raisonn.

Klaus was named as a third-party defendant in the 1969 World War II looted art case Menzel v. List. When Erna Menzel sued Albert List for ownership of a Chagall painting confiscated from Menzel by the Nazis, List in turn sued Perls, who had sold him the painting in 1955, having purchased it himself from a Paris art dealer. The court awarded the Chagall painting to Menzel and ordered Perls to pay List the appreciated value of the painting.

Perls began building an important collection of African artwork and fell in love with art from Benin in the 1970's. In 1991 he donated more than 150 pieces of royal art from Benin to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Perls closed their gallery in 1997; Amelia Perls died in 2002, and Klaus Perls died in 2008.
Related Material:
Among the resources relating to the Perls Galleries in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Klaus Perls done by Mona Hadler on January 19, 1993.
Provenance:
The records were donated in 1997 by Douglas Mayhew, associate and legal representive of Klaus G. and Amelia B. Perls.
Restrictions:
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Rights:
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Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
Genre/Form:
Illustrated letters
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Perls Galleries records, 1937-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.perlgall
See more items in:
Perls Galleries records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-perlgall
Online Media:

Barbra Streisand

Alternate Title:
Blackglama: What Becomes a Legend Most?
Artist:
Richard Avedon, 15 May 1923 - 1 Oct 2004  Search this
Sitter:
Barbra Streisand, born 24 Apr 1942  Search this
Associated Institution:
Blackglama  Search this
Medium:
Photolithographic halftone poster
Dimensions:
Sheet: 55.8 x 43.1 cm (21 15/16 x 16 15/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1981
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Fur  Search this
Poster  Search this
Commercial\Advertisement  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Female  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Director\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion Pictures  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Popular  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Oscar  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Barbra Streisand: Peabody Award  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2005.59
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© The Richard Avedon Foundation
© American Legend Cooperative
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43b36f085-2011-49ee-a394-1a9d28faf093
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2005.59

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