Scope and Contents
The Sybaris Gallery records measure 11 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2010, with the bulk of the records dating from 1986 to 2003. The collection sheds light on the gallery's operations through administrative records, artist files, exhibition and event files, and gallery and museum files.
Administrative records include advertisement records, collector lists, material relating to the gallery's dealings with corporate collections and art consultants, press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, and a scrapbook. Artist files consist of price lists, artist statements, agreements, photographs and negatives of artwork, sales records, inventories, packing and shipping instructions, as well as correspondence with artists, collectors, and other museums and galleries. Artist files found in the collection include Nick Cave, Barbara Cooper, Philip Cornelius, Patrick Dougherty, Jack Earl, Viola Frey, William Hunter, Ferne Jacobs, Marilyn Levine, Joan Livingstone, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Ron Nagle, Ken Price, Ed Rossbach, Jane Sauer, June Schwarcz, Joyce Scott, Kiff Slemmons, and Lenore Tawney.
Exhibition and event files include press releases, artist resumes, artist statements, correspondence, photographs of artwork, and printed material such as newspaper clippings, catalogs, and announcements. Files related to events held by other organizations include correspondence, checklists, printed material, and agreements. Gallery and museum files contain invoices, consignment records, correspondence, pricelists, invoices, agreements, scattered artist resumes, and some printed material.