A Finding Aid to the Area X Gallery Records,
1977-1988
, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.areax
Creators:
Area X Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1977-1988
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.4 Linear Feet
Repository:
The East Village Area X Gallery records measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1977-1988. The collection consists primarily of artists files for fifteen artists represented by or of interest to the gallery. The files are varied but may include biographical information, correspondence, financial and inventory records, printed materials, and photographs. Gallery records include scattered financial records, publicity files, and printed materials.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The East Village Area X Gallery records measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1977-1988. The collection consists primarily of artists files for fifteen artists represented by or of interest to the gallery. The files are varied but may include biographical information, correspondence, financial and inventory records, printed materials, and photographs. Gallery records include scattered financial records, publicity files, and printed materials.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 4 series:
  • Series 1: Artists Files, 1977-1988 (Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Finacial Records, 1984-1987 (Box 2; 0.5 linear feet)
  • Series 3: Publicity Files, 1980-1987 (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)
  • Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1980-1987 (box 3; 3 folders)

Historical Note
Historical Note
The Area X Gallery was founded in New York City by Bobbie Sioux Xuereb (Goldberg) in February 1984. Located at 200 E. 10th St., the gallery was part of the larger East Village art scene of the 1980s. Among the artists represented by gallery were Keith Achepohl, John Himmelfarb, Leon Johnson, Michael McCollum, and Louis Mueller. As with many of the East Village galleries, the Area X Gallery closed in 1987.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection received a preliminary level of processing upon receipt in 1998 and was fully processed, arranged, and described by Jayna Hanson in 2011 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Author
Jayna M. Hanson
Sponsor
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Provenance
The records of the Area X Gallery were donated by Bobbie Sioux Xuereb, the gallery's founder and director, in 1998.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Area X Gallery records, 1977-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions on Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Area X Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- East Village (New York, N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Financial records Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
East Village (New York, N.Y.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- East Village (New York, N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- East Village (New York, N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Xuereb, Bobbie Sioux Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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