The Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records measure 80.3 linear feet and are dated 1960-2014. The collection documents the operation and activities of the contemporary art gallery founded by Ivan C. Karp in the SoHo area of Manhattan. Exhibition files, artist files, printed material and photographic materials reveal the wide range of artists represented by OK Harris and the gallery's role in introducing Photo-realism to the public. Aso included are administrative files, prints by OK Harris artists, business and personal correspondence, 39 journals by Karp spanning a period of 62 years, and other personal papers. Material pre-dating the 1969 establishment of OK Harris Works of Art consists of printed items and a few letters.
Photographs of Benin art objects in the Hirshhorn Museum that were intended to transfer to the National Museum of African Art. Also included in the collection of photographs are four installation shots. Two of these images, taken by O.E. Nelson of New York, NY, are of a Benin exhibition in the Carlebach Gallery in 1960. The remaining two installation shots were taken by Jahn & John Thomson of Los Angeles, California, of an exhibit at the African Art Center, Inc., in Los Angeles, CA.
The photographs of works of art by landscape painter, George Inness, measure 1 linear foot, and date from circa 1926-1929. The collection comprises a comprehensive set of photographs of Inness's artwork compiled by his widow, Julia Goodrich Smith, shortly after his death. Smith's photographs are accompanied by a numbered index and also include one photograph of Inness, photographs of biographical items such as diplomas and certificates, and photographs of Inness's coffin and the Inness family grave site.
Research material on Amedeo Modigliani, circa 1920-1962, measures 2.1 linear feet and was compiled by art critic Alberto G. d'Atri for his unpublished work, "La Vie et l'Oeuvre de Modigliani Amedeo, 12 Juillet 1884 - 24 Janvier 1920 par Alberto G. d'Atri," circa 1950-1956. Found is Modigliani's death certificate, correspondence, writings, notes, printed material, reproductions, extensive photographs of artwork, and a register of Modigliani's works of art.
The papers of fiber artist and educator Glen Kaufman measure 4.9 linear feet and 0.124 GB and date from 1957-2011. The papers primarily document his travels and student work through biographical material, journals, printed materials, digital photographs and artwork. Included are 15 travel journals, two handwoven knotted pile rug samples, and two sketchbooks. An unprocessed addition of 3.8 linear feet donated in 2015 includes biographical material, professional correspondence, teaching files, photographs of Kaufman and works of art, works of art including sketches and weaving samples, and printed material.