A Finding Aid to the PTE Fine Arts Records, 1953-2007, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ptefinea
Creators:
PTE Fine Arts
Dates:
1953-2007
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
0.25 Gigabytes
25 computer files
Repository:
The PTE Fine Arts records measure 0.4 linear feet and 0.25 gigabytes, and date from 1953 to 2007. The collection includes artist files on Theodoros Stamos and Rudolf Bauer containing correspondence, business records, printed materials, photographs, and digital recordings of interviews with Stamos; business files for the Hinterreiter Foundation and Guggenheim Museum; and five exhibition guest books.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The PTE Fine Arts records measure 0.4 linear feet and 0.25 gigabytes, and date from 1953 to 2007. The collection includes artist files on Theodoros Stamos and Rudolf Bauer containing correspondence, business records, printed materials, photographs, and digital recordings of interviews with Stamos; business files for the Hinterreiter Foundation and Guggenheim Museum; and five exhibition guest books.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Historical Note
Historical Note
PTE Fine Arts (est. 1987) is a private art gallery in New York, New York, specializing in Post War and Contemporary painting, sculpture, and works on paper, founded by Takis Efstathiou (1944- ). Efstathiou was director of the Tchernov Gallery in New York before opening the Ericson Gallery in 1977. Theodoros Stamos, Rudolf Bauer, Hans Hinterreiter, Hilla Rebay, and William Baziotes were among the modern artists that exhibited at the gallery. In 1987, Efstathiou began dealing under the business name PTE Fine Arts. Efstathiou's sons, Paul and Eric, joined the business in 2001.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection received some preliminary processing in 2014. The papers were further processed and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2020.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The PTE Fine Arts records were donated in 2008 by Eric Efstathiou of PTE Fine Arts, New York, N.Y.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
PTE Fine Arts records, 1953-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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 born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Efstathiou, Takis, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ericson Gallery Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bauer, Rudolf, 1889-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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