Area X Gallery (New York, N.Y.),
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 2.4 linear feet
Collection Summary: The East Village Area X Gallery records measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1977-1988. The collection consists primarily of artists files for fifteen artists represented by or of interest to the gallery. The files are varied but may include biographical information, correspondence, financial and inventory records, printed materials, and photographs. Gallery records include scattered financial records, publicity files, and printed materials.
Biographical/Historical Note: Area X gallery (est. 1984; closed 1987) was an art gallery in the East Village, New York, N.Y. The Area X Gallery was founded by Bobbie Sioux Xuereb (Goldberg). Located at 200 E. 10th St., the gallery was part of the larger East Village art scene of the 1980s. Among the artists represented by gallery were Keith Achepohl, John Himmelfarb, Leon Johnson, Michael McCollum, and Louis Mueller.
The records of the Area X Gallery were donated by Bobbie Sioux Xuereb, the gallery's founder and director, in 1998.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.