Area Gallery records, 1958-1977, bulk 1959-1964

Area Gallery (New York, N.Y.), est. 1958 - 1965
Art gallery
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: The records of the Area Gallery measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1958-1977 (bulk dates 1959-1964). Area Gallery was one of the Tenth Street Co-ops in New York City, and operated from 1958-1965. Materials in this collection include artist bios, price lists, black and white photos of artwork; financial records with annotations; member lists, exhibition lists, and daily notes; gallery sign-in sheets; correspondence, including letters to and from the gallery and regarding rent issues; and an extensive scrapbook containing exhibition posters, photos of artwork, announcements, exhibition reviews, and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Area Gallery, one of the Tenth Street Co-ops in New York City operated from 1958-1965.

The records were donated in 1978 by Ruth Becker Fortel, Treasurer of Area Gallery.

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Related Materials

Also found in the Archives of American Art is a collection relating to the Tenth Street Galleries and collection donor, Ruth Fortel. See: Joellen Bard's, Ruth Fortel's, and Helen Thomas' exhibition records of "Tenth Street Days: the Co-ops of the 50s," 1953-1977.