Gary Falk papers, circa 1955-2013

Falk, Gary M., b. 1954 d. 1986
Assemblage artist, Artist
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.9 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, exhibition and project files, photographs, lists of works of art, works of art, printed material, regarding assemblage artist, Gary Falk.

Biographical material includes a Rolodex, an address book, a 1983-1984 day planner, a 1968 yearbook with classmates signatures, membership cards, a passport, an obituary, eulogies, a typescript of "Retrospective: Portrait of a Forever Young Artist," a memoir written by Lillian Falk about Falk and two audio cassettes of recordings created at Falk's memorial service.

Correspondence is posthumous and relates to the exhibition and sale of Falk's artwork. Exhibition and project files concern gallery exhibitions and fellowhip proposals including the Rosa Esman Gallery, Bette Stoler Gallery, Museo Tamayo, Corcoran Gallery of Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and others. Photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies are of Falk and others and Falk's works of art. Also included is a compact disc containing 71 images of Falk's works in permanent collections, along with an index of those works. Works of art include sketchbooks and sketches, prepatory drawings, cutouts and collages. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, flyers and newspaper clippings and magazines.

Biographical/Historical Note: Gary Falk (1954-1986) was a painter and assemblage artist from New York, N.Y. Falk developed a personal sign system in his works of art. He often worked in enamel and acrylic on Plexiglas or aluminum. Falk died at the age of 32.

Donated 2005, 2007 and 2014 by Lillian Falk, Gary Falk's mother.

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