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A Finding Aid to the Jehu-Wong Gallery, Jehu Gallery, and Upper Market Street Gallery Records, 1956-1983, bulk 1970-1983, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jehugall
Creators:
Jehu-Wong Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)
Dates:
1956-1983
bulk 1970-1983
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The Jehu-Wong Gallery, Jehu Gallery, and Upper Market Street Gallery records measure 3.2 linear feet and dates from 1956 to 1983, with the bulk of the records dating from 1970 to 1983. The collection sheds light on the galleries' operations through artist files, exhibition and event files, photographs, and one scrapbook.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Jehu-Wong Gallery, Jehu Gallery, and Upper Market Street Gallery records measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1956 to 1983, with the bulk of the records dating from 1970 to 1983. The collection sheds light on the galleries' operations through artist files and exhibition and event files. Artist files include résumés, correspondence, press releases, exhibition announcements and catalogs, price lists, invoices for gallery expenses, mailing and client lists, photographs and transparencies of works of art and installations, and clippings. Artists include Nathan Kernan, Carol Law, Pepo Pichler, and Minna Resnick. Exhibition and event files consist of press releases, announcements, price lists, photographs, transparencies, and clippings documenting the exhibitions held from 1971-1982. Also included is a scrapbook containing Upper Market Street Gallery announcements, posters, photographs, and clippings pertaining to 1971-1973.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series.
  • Series 1: Artist Files, 1956-1983, bulk 1970-1983 (Box 1-3; 2.5 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Exhibition and Event Files, 1971-1982 (Box 3, BV 4; .7 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Upper Street Market Gallery was founded in San Francisco, California in 1971. Operations of the gallery were divided between five founding members, including artist Ronald Jehu. The gallery exhibited work in both retrsopective and developmental stages, showing assemblages, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and crafts as well as theatrical shows, poetry readings, and musical performances. The gallery changed its name to Jehu Gallery in 1978, and at that point was sharing its space with Asian art and antiquities dealer Wylie Wong. The gallery was renamed Jehu-Wong Gallery in 1981. Its final exhibition, Yoshitoshi: Serenity and Violence, was in the spring of 1982.

Administration
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1983 by Ronald Jehu.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo 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.
Preferred Citation
Jehu-Wong Gallery, Jehu Gallery, and Upper Market Street Gallery records, 1956-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- California Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Asian Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Asian American artists Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jehu, Ronald Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kernan, Nathan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lapp, Maurice, 1925- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Law, Carol, 1943- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mapplethorpe, Robert Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miller, Michael, 1945- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pichler, Pepo, 1948- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Resnick, Minna, 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Upper Market Street Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jehu Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Griffith, Bill, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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