Signa Gallery records

Collection ID:
Signa Gallery
Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Gallery correspondence; business records and printed material; writings; photographs; and recorded material.
Scope and Contents
Correspondence between gallery managers Alfonso Ossorio, Elizabeth Parker, and John Little and other galleries, business associates, and artists, including Fritz Bultman, Philip Guston, and Jack Tworkov.
Scope and Contents
Miscellaneous notes; a guest book and Gallery attendance records; an address book; artists' resumes; a certificate of incorporation; a lease; insurance records; income tax records; cancelled checks; a petty cash ledger; invoices for gallery expenses; paint sales records; a sales ledger and receipts; consignment records; subject files containing press releases, price lists, clippings, exhibition catalogues, and photographs of Signa Gallery exhibitions and lectures, including a 1959 Buckminster Fuller lecture; miscellaneous exhibition announcements, catalogues, and clippings; six photographs of Gallery openings; two photographs of paintings by Franz Kline; and two untranscribed tape recordings of a Gallery-sponsored "Critics' Panel," 1959.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Commercial art gallery, founded 1957. Exhibited the work of contemporary East Hampton, N.Y. artists.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3983-3984 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1981 by Alfonso A. Ossorio, one of the initial founders and owners of the gallery.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- Long Island Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001