Query: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art
Esther McCoy papers
Creators:
McCoy, Esther
Dates:
circa 1876-1990
bulk 1938-1989
Size:
44 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mccoesth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Southern California architectural historian, critic, and writer Esther McCoy measure 44.0 linear feet and date from 1876 to 1990 (bulk 1938-1989). McCoy was interested in both Italian and Mexican architecture as well as the folk art and crafts of Mexico and South America. The collection documents McCoy's career, as well as her family and personal life through biographical material, extensive correspondence, personal and professional writings, project files, Southern California architects' files, clippings and other printed material, a large collection of photographs and slides, and taped interviews of Southern California modern architects.

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Billy Al Bengston papers
Creators:
Bengston, Billy Al
Dates:
circa 1940s-1989
bulk 1960-1988
Size:
10.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bengbill
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of southern California Pop artist Billy Al Bengston measure 10.4 linear feet and date from circa 1940s to 1989, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1960 to 1988. The collection documents the life and work of the artist through biographical materials, correspondence, personal business records, gallery and museum files, teaching files, project and commission files, scattered artwork, printed materials, and photographs.

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Downtown Gallery records
Creators:
Downtown Gallery
Dates:
1824-1974
bulk 1926-1969
Size:
109.56 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.downgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the Downtown Gallery date from 1824 to 1974 (bulk 1926-1969) and measure 109.56 linear feet. The records present a comprehensive portrait of a significant commercial gallery that operated as a successful business for more than forty years, representing major contemporary American artists and engendering appreciation for early American folk art. There is an unprocessed addition to this collection dating circa 1970 of a single financial/legal document.

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Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs
Creators:
Sidney Janis Gallery
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989
Dates:
1951-1998
Size:
2.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.sidnjani
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1998. Found here is a complete set of catalogs published by the New York gallery.

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James Graham & Sons records
Creators:
James Graham & Sons
Dates:
1821
1815
circa 1896-2011
Size:
103.6 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.jamegras
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The records of the New York City gallery James Graham & Sons measure 103.6 linear feet and date from 1815, 1821, circa 1896-2011 (bulk 1950s-1980s). The collection generally documents the gallery's contemporary art department during the time in which Robert Claverhouse Graham, Sr. worked at the gallery (1940-1979); records prior to 1954 are sparse and scattered. Gallery records include artist files; correspondence; exhibition files; financial records; inventory records; printed materials; sales, loans, and consignment records; scrapbooks; and photographic materials. Also found are records from Coe Kerr Gallery regarding exhibitions.

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Research Files
Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director
Dates:
1934-2001
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-157
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of research materials collected by James Demetrion, Director, 1984-2001, about Clyfford Still, his works, and exhibitions of his works. Materials include photocopies of clippings, articles, and publications; images and lists of artwork; bibliographies; and press releases. It is unknown when the photocopies were made and collected by Demetrion …

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Honoré Sharrer papers
Creators:
Sharrer, Honoré, 1920-2009
Dates:
circa 1920-2007
Size:
9.45 Linear feet
1.12 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.sharhono
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of realist painter, Honoré Sharrer, measure 9.45 linear feet and 1.12 GB and date from circa 1920-2007. The collection documents Sharrer's career through biographical material, personal and professional correspondence, writings and notes, research and source files, printed and digital material, artwork, sketchbooks, and photographs of Sharrer, her family, friends, colleagues, and artwork.

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Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers
Creators:
Parsons, Betty
Dates:
1916-1991
bulk 1946-1983
Size:
61.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.parsbett
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers measure 61.1 linear feet and date from 1916 to 1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1946-1983. Records provide extensive documentation of the gallery's operations from its inception in 1946 to its closing in 1983 and of the activities of Betty Parsons as one the leading art dealers of contemporary American Art in the latter half of the twentieth century, particularly the work of the Abstract Expressionists. Over one third of the of the collection is comprised of artists files containing correspondence, price lists, and printed materials. Additional correspondence is with galleries, dealers, art institutions, private collectors, and the media. Also found are exhibition files, exhibition catalogs and announcements, sales records, stock inventories, personal financial records, and photographs. Betty Parsons's personal papers consist of early curatorial files, pocket diaries, personal correspondence, and evidence of her own artwork, including sketchbooks, and files documenting her personal art collection.

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Space Gallery records
Creators:
Space Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Dates:
1967-1995
Size:
10.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.spacgall
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Space Gallery records measure 10.5 linear feet and date from 1967 to 1995. The records document the history of the gallery through correspondence; artist statements, consignments, purchase orders, and other artist files; loan forms, donor records, and other registrar records; correspondence, loan forms, and printed material related to exhibitions hosted by the gallery; correspondence, purchases, artwork requests, and other related material from galleries and other institutions; and articles, reviews, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material.

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LeRoy Neiman papers
Creators:
Neiman, LeRoy, 1921-2012
Dates:
1938-2005
Size:
70.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.neimlero
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of LeRoy Neiman measure approximately 70.5 linear feet and date from 1938-2005. The collection includes biographical materials, correspondence, project files, printed material and artifacts documenting the career of the American painter LeRoy Neiman.

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