Area X Gallery records, 1977-1988

A Finding Aid to the Area X Gallery Records, 1977-1988, in the Archives of American Art, by Jayna M. Hanson

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Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

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Historical Information

The Area X Gallery was founded in New York City by Bobbie Sioux Xuereb (Goldberg) in February 1984. 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. As with many of the East Village galleries, the Area X Gallery closed in 1987.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

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.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 4 series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects-Topical:

  • Artists--East Village (New York, N.Y.)
  • Art galleries, Commercial--New York (State)--New York
  • Art galleries, Commercial--East Village (New York, N.Y.)
  • Art, Modern--20th century--New York (State)--New York
  • Art, Modern--20th century--East Village (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects-Geographical:

  • East Village (New York, N.Y.)

Types of Materials:

  • Financial records
  • Photographs

Names:

  • Xuereb, Bobbie Sioux

Provenance

The records of the Area X Gallery were donated by Bobbie Sioux Xuereb, the gallery's founder and director, in 1998.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection received a preliminary level of processing upon receipt in 1998 and was fully processed, arranged, and described by Jayna Hanson in 2011 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Area X Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Area X Gallery records, 1977-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Artists Files, 1977-1988
(Boxes 1-2; 1.5 linear feet)

Artists files are for artists represented by Area X Gallery artists or of interest to the gallery. Files are varied but include biographical information, correspondence with the artist and buyers, financial and consignment/inventory records with pricelists, printed materials, and photographs of works of art and some photographs of artists.

Box Folder
1 Achepohl, Keith,
1 1 Correspondence, 1984-1986
1 2 Consignment and Inventory Forms, 1984-1986
1 3 Shipping Receipts, 1984-1986
1 4 Articles and Clippings, 1984-1987
1 5 Exhibition Announcements, 1985-1986
1 6 Photographs, 1985
1 Aquino, Sol,
1 7 Biographical Information, circa 1983
1 8 Correspondence, 1983-1987
1 9 Iventory and Consignment Forms, 1984-1986
1 10 Shipping Receipts, 1984-1986
1 11 Invoice, 1984
1 12 Articles and Clippings, 1984-1986
1 13 Exhibiton Announcements, 1983-1988
1 14 Photographs, 1987
1 Catherine, Norman,
1 15 Biographical Information, 1985
1 16 Correspondence, 1985-1986
1 17 Inventory and Price Lists, 1985-1987
1 18 Articles and Clippings, 1986-1987
1 Ernst, Eric,
1 19 Biographical Information, circa 1986
1 20 Correspondence, 1986-1987
1 21 Lists of Works of Art, 1986-1987
1 22 Articles and Clippings, 1986-1987
1 23 Exhibition Announcements, 1986
1 24 Slides, 1983-1985
1 25 Negatives and Transparencies, circa 1980s
1 Gerstein, Linda,
1 26 Biographical Information, circa 1984
1 27 Correspondence, 1984
1 28 Slides and Contact Sheets, circa 1984
1 Himmelfarb, John,
1 29 Biographical Information, circa 1985
1 30 Correspondence, 1984-1986
1 31 Invoices and Consignment, 1984-1985
1 32 Price Lists, 1984-circa 1985
1 33 Shipping Receipts, circa 1985
1 34 Articles and Clippings, 1984-1986
1 35 Exhibition Announcements, 1984-1986
1 36 Photographs, 1984
1 37 Slides and Transparencies, circa 1983
1 Huddleston, Jarrett,
1 38 Biographical Information, 1985
1 39 Correspondence, 1985-1988
1 40 Pricelists and Inventory, 1986-1987
1 41 Invoices, 1987
1 42 Shipping Receipts, circa 1986
1 43 Articles and Clippings, 1987
1 44 Exhibition Announcements, 1985-1986
1 45 Slides, 1987
1 Jahoda, Susan,
1 46 Biographical Information, circa 1985
1 47 Correspondence, 1984-1987
1 48 Notes and Lists, circa 1980s
1 49 Inventory and Price Lists, 1984-1987
1 50 Shipping Receipts, 1986
1 51 Articles and Clippings, 1985-1987
1 52 Exhibtion Announcements, 1980s
1 Johnson, Leon,
1 53 Biographical Information, 1984
1 54 Correspondence, 1984-1986
1 55 Notes, circa 1985
1 56 Inventory and Price Lists, 1985
1 57 Invoices, 1986
1 58 Shipping Receipts, 1985
1 59 Articles and Clippings, 1986
1 60 Exhibition Announcements, 1984-1986
1 61 Photographs, 1985-1986
1 62 Slides and Transparencies, circa 1984
1 Keller, Gemaine,
1 63 Biographical Information, 1984-1985
1 64 Slides, 1986
1 Lehman, Joni,
1 65 Biographical Information, 1983
1 66 Correspondence, 1984-1986
1 67 Consignment Forms, 1984
1 68 Articles and Clippings, 1982-1983
1 69 Exhibition Announcements, circa 1985
1 70 Photographs, 1984
1 71 Slides, circa 1980s
1 Levinthal, David,
1 72 Biographical Information, 1985-1987
1 73 Correspondence, 1984-1987
1 74 Consignment Forms, 1985
1 75 Invoices and Receipts, 1985
1 76 Notes and Lists, circa 1980s
1 77 Articles and Clippings, 1985-1987
1 78 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1977-1986
1 79 Photographs, 1984
1 McCollum, Mike,
1 80 Biographical Information, circa 1980s
1 81 Correspondence, 1984-1987
1 82 Lists of Works of Art, circa 1984
1 83 Consignment Forms, 1984
1 84 Shipping Receipts, 1984-1987
1 85 Clippings and Articles, 1984
1 86 Exhibition Announcements, 1984-1985
1 87 Slides, 1984
Box Folder
2 Mueller, Louis,
2 1 Biographical Information, circa 1984
2 2 Correspondence, 1984-1987
2 3 Price Lists, 1984-1985
2 4 Notes, circa 1980s
2 5 Shipping Receipts, 1984
2 6 Press Releases and Articles, 1983-1987
2 7 Exhibition Announcements, 1982-1985
2 8 Photographs, 1983
2 9 Transparencies, circa 1980s
2 Rosin, Paul,
2 10 Biographical Information, 1986-1988
2 11 Correspondence, 1984-1987
2 12 Notes, circa 1980s
2 13 Consignment Forms and Lists of Works of Art, 1986-1987
2 14 Shipping Receipts, 1986
2 15 Clippings and Articles, 1985-1986
2 16 Exhibition Announcements, 1985
2 17 Photographs, 1987
2 18 Slides and Transparencies, 1982-1985
2 Miscellaneous Artists,
2 19 Ackerman, Mickey and Alberta, 1985
2 20 Brekke, John, 1984-1985
2 21 Noe, Todd E., 1985
2 22 Pascal, 1984-1985
2 23 Prys, Janet, 1985
2 24 Utterback, Walter, circa 1980s
2 25 Wax, Jack, 1985
2 26 Zucca, Edward, circa 1980s
2 27 Artists of Interest, 1982-1987
2 28 Master Copies of Artist Bibliographies, 1987

Series 2: Financial Records, 1984-1987
(Box 2; 0.5 linear feet)

Financial records include five ledgers regarding sales, inventory, and cash disbursements from February 1984 to 1987. Also included are copies of artists' financial statements, copies of invoices sent to buyers, tax information, and receipts from the Gallery's everyday operations.

Box Folder
2 Ledgers,
2 29 Sales, 1984-1987
2 30 Sales and Inventory, 1987
2 31 Sales, by Artist, 1984-1987
2 32 Cash Disbursement, 1984-1986
2 33 Cash Receipts, 1984-1987
2 34 Artists' Statements, 1984-1986
2 35 Invoices, 1984
2 36 Taxes, 1984
2 37-41 Gallery Receipts, 1984-1986
(5 folders)

Series 3: Publicity Files, 1980-1987
(Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Publicity files include press releases and distribution lists, contact lists for magazines, critics, and museums, and printed materials about corporate collections and collectors.

Box Folder
3 1-2 Contacts--Magazines, Critics, 1981-circa 1987
(2 folders)
3 3-4 Corporate Collections and Collectors, 1980-circa 1984
(2 folders)
3 5 Press Releases, 1984-1987
3 6 Press Releases--Master List for Distribution, circa 1984

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1980-1987
(Box 3; 3 folders)

Found are clippings and articles relating to art, art galleries, artists, and exhibits; newsletters and press releases from other galleries; and miscellaneous pamphlets.

Box Folder
3 7 Clippings and Articles, 1984-1987
3 8 Newsletters and Press Releases, circa 1984-1987
3 9 Miscellaneous Pamphlets and Articles, circa 1980s