A Finding Aid to the Wolff Gallery records, 1981-1993, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wolfgall
Creators:
Wolff Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Dates:
1981-1993
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The Wolff Gallery records measure 6.2 linear feet and date from 1981 to 1993. The records document the gallery's operations through administrative files and artist files.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Wolff Gallery records measure 6.2 linear feet and date from 1981 to 1993. The records document the gallery's operations through administrative files and artist files.
Administrative files include an annotated agenda book, guest books signed by visitors to the gallery, consignment records, several press releases, and checklists of artists whose slides were reviewed by Wolff Gallery staff.
Artist files include documentation related to Michael Abrams, Gary Bachman, Cora Cohen, Pierluigi Consaga, Tim Ebner, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Gaylen Geber, Pam Glick, Will Mentor, John Torreano, Richard Wentworth, and others. Records include inventory cards, correspondence, exhibition material, slides, photographs and transparencies, and printed matter.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as two series.
  • Series 1: Administrative Files, 1984-1991 (Box 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Artist Files, 1981-1993 (Box 2-7; 4.7 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Wolff Gallery was an art gallery specializing in contemporary art that operated from the mid-1980s to early-1990s.
The gallery was initially located in the East Village of New York City. 1987, when Jamie Wolff co-owned the gallery with Jane Gekler, Wolff Gallery moved from the East Village to 560 Broadway, in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan.

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 1994 by gallery founder Jamie Wolff.
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.
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.
Preferred Citation
Wolff Gallery records, 1981-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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
Wolff, Jamie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ebner, Tim, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mentor, Will, 1958- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ericson, Kate Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ziegler, Mel, 1956- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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