A Finding Aid to the Prince Street Gallery records, 1970s-2005, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.prinstrg
Creators:
Prince Street Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1970s-2005
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
Repository:
The Prince Street Gallery records measure 2 linear feet and date from the 1970s to 2005. The records shed light on the gallery's operations through administrative records as well as exhibition and event files. Administrative records consist of gallery by-laws, meeting minutes and notes, consignment sheets, daily log books, scant financial records, New York State Council on the Arts grant application, tax exemption application along with letters of support from artists, the gallery newsletter, and visitor sign-in books. Exhibition and event files include announcements, press releases, and reviews from exhibitions; slides and photographs of art; artist resumes, release forms, and consignment sheets; and records from exhibitions shown at Prince Street, Bowery, and Blue Mountain Gallery, including the fundraising auction and gala held by the three galleries before their joint move in 2001.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Prince Street Gallery records measure 2 linear feet and date from the 1970s to 2005. The records shed light on the gallery's operations through administrative records as well as exhibition and event files. Administrative records consist of gallery by-laws, meeting minutes and notes, consignment sheets, daily log books, scant financial records, New York State Council on the Arts grant application, tax exemption application along with letters of support from artists, the gallery newsletter, and visitor sign-in books. Exhibition and event files include announcements, press releases, and reviews from exhibitions; slides and photographs of art; artist resumes, release forms, and consignment sheets; and records from exhibitions shown at Prince Street, Bowery, and Blue Mountain Gallery, including the fundraising auction and gala held by the three galleries before their joint move in 2001.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series.
  • Series 1: Administrative Records, 1970s-2005 (Box 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Exhibition and Event Files, 1971-2003 (Box 2; 0.5 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Prince Street Gallery is a cooperative gallery founded in New York, New York, in 1970 by fifteen artists. The gallery was and continues to operate as an entirely artist-run organization, initially exhibiting only figurative art but ultimately expanding to include representational and abstract art. The gallery had close ties with two other artist-run galleries, Bowery and Blue Mountain Gallery. All three applied for grants together, occupied the same buildings, and held joint benefit events. Prince Street was located in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan until its move to Chelsea in 2001. Prince street also held lectures, poetry readings, and juried exhibitions in addition to its member's shows.

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 2006 by Prince Street Gallery via Barbara Kulicke, the gallery's co-director.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2021.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
Prince Street Gallery Records, 1970s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artist-run galleries -- New York (State) Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Figurative art Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kulicke, Barbara Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bowery Gallery (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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