A Finding Aid to the Hundred Acres Gallery Records, 1969-1977, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hundacre
Creators:
Hundred Acres gallery
Dates:
1969-1977
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The records of New York City gallery Hundred Acres measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1969 to 1977. The collection contains files documenting the activities of artists such as John Baeder, Nancy Blanchard, Frederick John Eversley, John Fekner, Richard Haas, Eleanor Hubbard, Stevan Jennis, Noel Mahaffey, Ed Paschke, Liliana Porter, and Mark Wilson. Also included are gallery files consisting of administrative records, sales and inventory records, correspondence, exhibition files, and a file regarding the Radical Realism I print portfolio.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of New York City gallery Hundred Acres measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1969 to 1977. The collection contains files documenting the activities of artists such as John Baeder, Nancy Blanchard, Frederick John Eversley, John Fekner, Richard Haas, Eleanor Hubbard, Stevan Jennis, Noel Mahaffey, Ed Paschke, Liliana Porter, and Mark Wilson. Also included are gallery files consisting of administrative records, sales and inventory records, correspondence, exhibition files, and a file regarding the Radical Realism I print portfolio.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series.
  • Series 1: Artist's Files, 1969-1977 (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
  • Series 2: Gallery Files, 1970-1977 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-4)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Hundred Acres gallery was an art gallery owned by Ivan Karp (1926-2012) located in New York City. Karp, known for his support of the Pop art movement, was director of the Castelli Gallery before opening Hundred Acres. He was also the owner of the O.K. Harris gallery that operated across the street from Hundred Acres gallery.
Hundred Acres gallery was in operation through most of the 1970s and represented contemporary artists including John Baeder, Shirley Pettibone, Liliana Porter, Mark Wilson, and numerous others. The gallery held group shows, the exhibition Judy and Adrienne - Two Lives (1973), and published Radical Realism I, a portfolio of lithographic prints by artists such as Richard Estes and Ralph Goings.

Administration
Author
Sarah Mundy
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Hundred Acres gallery records were donated by Ivan Karp, owner and director of the gallery, in 1982.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2021.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
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 Reference Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Hundred Acres gallery records, 1969-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records, 1960-2014.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Porter, Liliana, 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paschke, Ed Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Haas, Richard, 1936- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eversley, Frederick Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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