Lorence-Monk Gallery records, 1961-1992

A Finding Aid to the Lorence-Monk Gallery Records, 1961-1992, in the Archives of American Art, by Joy Weiner

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Historical Information

The Lorence-Monk Gallery, founded in 1985 by Susan Lorence and Robert Monk was located at 568-578 Broadway, in the SoHo section of New York City. Prior to establishing the gallery, Susan Lorence was the American Director of the Petersburg Press and Robert Monk was the Director of Castelli Graphics.

The Lorence-Monk Gallery promoted the work of contemporary and emerging artists, featuring a diverse selection of paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs. The gallery held rotating exhibits organized by theme, individual artists, and group shows. Among the younger generation of artists represented by the gallery were: John Beerman, Jasper Johns, Jürgen Partenheimer, Alan Saret, Carole Seborovski, Alan Uglow, and Günter Umberg.

Beginning with its inaugural show "A Print Survey, 1960-1985," the Lorence-Monk Gallery became a major venue for the graphic arts, including lithographs, etchings, screenprints, and woodcuts. Exhibitions featured the work of prominent artists, many who had worked in other media, such as Richard Artschwager, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, and Barnett Newman.

The gallery's exhibitions included sculpture and object installations, offering the works of Kim Jones, Laurie Parsons, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Sandy Skoglund, and others. The Lorence-Monk Gallery promoted independent publishers of prints, portfolios, and books, including Peter Blum Editions, Diane Villani Editions, and the Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE). Several exhibitions were organized by independent curators, such as Marvin Heiferman, Clarissa Dalyrymple, and Christopher Sweet. Also there were exhibitions held in conjunction with other galleries, including Leo Castelli Graphics, Jim Kempner Fine Art, and the Robert Miller Gallery.

The gallery closed in 1992. Susan Lorence continues to work as a New York-based independent dealer. Robert Monk is Director at the Gagosian Gallery in New York City.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The records of Lorence-Monk Gallery measure 3.4 linear feet and date from 1961-1992. The collection consists of exhibition files and scrapbooks documenting approximately ninety exhibitions and over 250 American and European artists represented by the Lorence-Monk Gallery from its opening in 1985 until it closed its operation in 1992.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Subjects and Names

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

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art galleries, Commercial--New York (State)--New York
  • Art, Modern--20th century

Types of Materials:

  • Scrapbooks

Names:

  • Lorence, Susan
  • Monk, Robert

Provenance

The Lorence-Monk Gallery Records were donated by Susan Lorence and Robert Monk in 2002.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed by Joy Weiner in 2006.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Lorence-Monk 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

Lorence-Monk Gallery records, 1961-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Exhibition Files, 1961-1991
(Boxes 1-3; 2.2 linear feet)

This series documents approximately ninety exhibitions organized and jointly sponsored by the Lorence-Monk Gallery. Files include annotated checklists, price lists, consignments, loan agreements; the materials provide an overview of the gallery's daily operations and business dealings with artists and dealers. Also included are curriculum vitae, artists' statements, press releases, reviews, transcripts of interviews and notes that chronicle the gallery's promotion of contemporary and emerging artists, many who have since become part of the established art scene.

Files include photographs of installations and artwork. Exhibitions were limited runs of a few weeks; the installation shots provide a rich visual resource of the contemporary work advanced by the gallery. There are some photographs of artists. Also found are slides of artwork.

Exhibition files are arranged in chronological order. Miscellaneous photographs are located at the end of the exhibition files.

Box
1 "A Print Survey: 1960-1985" (1985 January 30-February 23), 1985
1 "Jürgen Partenheimer" (1985 March 2-March 30), 1985
1 "Drawings" (1985 April 4-April 27), undated, 1984-1985
1 "Real Surreal" (1985 May 4-May 25), undated, 1984-1985
1 "Peter Blum Edition, Recent Publications" (1985 May 30-June 29), undated, 1985-1986
1 "Jasper Johns, The Screenprints, 1968-1982" (1985 July 9-August 23), 1985
1 "Jasper Johns/Samuel Beckett, Foirades/Fizzles" (1985 September 14-October 5), 1976-1985
1 "Alan Uglow, Sign and Other Paintings" (1985 October 19-November 16), undated, 1985-1986
1 "Group Exhibition: John Beerman, Edward Henderson, Alan Herman, Dennis Kardon, and Karla Knight" (1985 November 23-December 21), undated, 1985
1 "Group Exhibition: Nancy Haynes, Joseph Marioni, Gordon Moore, Günter Umberg, and Michael Young" (1986 January 11-February 8), undated, 1986
1 "Print Review, 1983-1985" (1986 February 15-March 8), undated, 1986
1 "Edward Henderson" (1986 April 12-May 10), 1986
1 "European Drawings" (1986 May 17-June 7), undated, 1986
1 "Painting the Object" (1986 June 14-July 26), undated, 1985-1989
1 "Paintings and Drawings" (1986 September 20-October 11), 1986
1 "Michael Young" (1986 October 18-November 15), 1986
1 "The Manor in the Landscape" (1986 November 22-December 20), undated, 1986-1990
1 "Group Exhibition: Judy Fiskin, Brian Gayman, Kim Jones, Paul Laster, Paul Mogensen, and Laurie Parsons" (1987 January 10-January 31), 1987
1 "Ron Janowich, Monotypes from the Garner Tullis Workshop, Santa Barbara" (1987 February 7-February 28), undated, 1986-1988
1 "Günter Umberg" (1987 March 7-March 28), 1987-1988
1 "John Beerman, Paintings" (1987 April 4-April 25), undated, 1987
1 "Jürgen Partenheimer, Paintings and Works on Paper" (1987 May 2-May 30), undated, 1987
1 "Art Against AIDS, Benefit Exhibition and Sale" (1987 June 4), undated, 1973-1988,
1 "Paintings: John Beerman, Edward Henderson, Ron Janowich, Karla Knight, Stefan Kürten, Joseph Marioni, Paul Mogensen, Carole Seborovski, Alan Uglow, Günter Umberg, and Michael Young" (1987 July 7-July 31), 1987
1 "Peter Blum Edition: Enzo Cucchi, General Idea, Brice Marden, and James Turrell" (1987 September 19-October 10), undated, 1987-1991
1 "Karla Knight" (1987 October 17-November 7), 1987
1 "John Duff, Robert Lobe, and Al Taylor" (1987 November 14-December 5), undated, 1983-1987
1 "Jasper Johns, Lead Reliefs" (1987 December 12-1988 January 9), undated, 1969-1988
1 "Alan Uglow, Signals, An Installation" (1988 January 16-February 6), undated, 1988
1 "Carole Seborovski" (1988 February 13-March 5), undated,1986-1989
1 "Joseph Marioni" (1988 March 12-April 2), undated, 1986-1988
1 "Kim Jones, Sculpture" (1988 April 9-April 30), undated, 1988
1 "Laurie Parsons" (1988 May 7-May 28), 1988
1 "Life Like" (1988 June 4-June 25), undated, 1981-1989
Box
2 "Objects" (1988 July 7-July 29), 1988
2 "Sandy Skoglund" (1988 September 17-October 15), 1988
2 "Al Taylor" (1988 October 22-November 12), 1988-1989
2 "Alan Uglow" (1988 November 19-December 22), 1988
2 "Paintings and Works on Paper: Suzan Frecon, Joseph Marioni, Paul Mogensen, Carole Seborovski, and Alan Uglow" (1989 January 7-January 28), undated, 1986-1989
2 "Drawings" (1989 February 4-February 28), 1976-1989
2 "Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), 1982-1989" (1989 March 4-March 25), undated, 1989
2 "Alan Saret, Angle and Axis" (1989 April 1-April 22), undated, 1988-1990
2 "Painting Show: Steve Di Benedetto, Gary Hume, Julian Lethbridge, Nicolas Rule, and Matthew Weinstein" (1989 April 29-May 26), undated, 1986-1990
2 "Günter Umberg" (1989 May 6-June 3), undated, 1989
(2 folders)
2 "Pop Prints" (1989 June 3-June 30), 1989
2 "Minimal Prints" (1989 July 11- July 28), 1989
2 "Summer Group Exhibition" (1989 June 10-July 28), 1989
2 "Lewis Baltz, The New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California" (1989 September 16-October 14), 1989-1990
2 "Bruce Nauman, A Print Retrospective in Conjunction with Castelli Graphics" (1989 September 16-October 14), 1970-1991
2 "Jasper Johns, Etchings, 1967-1989" (1989 October 21-November 11), undated, 1989
2 "Carole Seborovski" (1989 October 21-November 11), 1989
2 "John Beerman, Paintings, New Mexico" (1989 November 18-December 16), 1989
2 "Peter Blum Edition: John Baldessari, Louise Bourgeois, Helmut Federale, Eric Fischl, Alex Katz, Sherrie Levine, James Turrell, and Terry Winters" (1989 November 18-December 16), undated, 1989
2 "Kim Jones" (1990 January 6-January 27), undated, 1990
2 "Robert Rauschenberg Prints in Association with Jim Kempner Fine Art" (1990 January 6-January 27), undated, 1989-1990
2 "David Hockney, Prints from the Sixties and Seventies" (1990 February 3-February 24), 1990
2 "The Indomitable Spirit, Photographers and Friends United Against AIDS" (1990 February 3-February 24), undated, 1979-1990
2 "Karla Knight" (1990 February 3-February 24), undated, 1990
2 "Donald Lipski" (1990 February 3-February 24), undated, 1981-1990
2 "Ursula von Rydingsvard" (1990 March 3-March 31), undated, 1988-1990
2 "Dimitry Merinoff" (1990 April 7-April 28), undated, 1961-1990
2 "Ted Stamm" (1990 April 7-April 28), 1990
2 "Barnett Newman, Etchings and Lithographs" (1990 May), undated, 1968-1990
2 "Laurie Parsons" (1990 May), undated, 1990
2 "Richard Artschwager/Joseph Beuys, Prints and Multiples" (1990 June 2-June 23), 1989-1990
2 "Drawings: Joseph Amar, Richard Artschwager, Kim Jones, Joseph Marioni, Bruce Nauman, and Edward Ruscha" (1990 June 2-June 23), 1990
2 "Joyce Kozloff, Patterns of Desire" (1990 June 2-June 23), undated, 1979-1991
2 "Selected Prints" (1990 July 5-July 28), 1990
2 "Summer Group Exhibition" (1990 July 5-August 24), undated, 1989-1990,
Box
3 "Selected Prints" (1990 September-October), 1990
3 "Joseph Amar" (1990 September 22-October 13), 1990
3 "Alan Uglow" (1990 October 20-November 10), 1990
3 "Diane Villani Editions: Gregory Amenoff, Mel Bochner, Richard Bosman, Louisa Chase, Joan Snyder, and Michelle Stuart" (1990 October 20-November 10), undated, 1988-1990
3 "Al Taylor" (1990 November 17-December 8), 1990
3 "John Beerman, Etchings and Monotypes from Hudson River Editions" (1990 November 17-December 22), 1990
3 "Children in Crisis, A Benefit Exhibition" (1991 January 12-February 2), undated, 1991
3 "Dead Heroes, Disfigured Love" (1991 February 2-February 23), undated, 1991
3 "Kim Jones, Mens Room" (1991 March 2-March 30), 1991
3 "Drawings" (1991 April 6-May 11), undated, 1987-1991
3 "Black and White Prints" (1991 April 6-May 11), 1991
3 "Brian Weil" (1991 May 18-June 29), undated, 1991
3 "In a Dream, A Limited Edition Portfolio, Photographers and Friends United Against AIDS" (1991 May 18-June 29), 1991
3 "Berenice Abbott" (1991 May 28-June 29), 1991
3 "Summer Group Exhibition" (1991 July 9-July 27), undated, 1991
3 Miscellaneous Photographs of Artwork, undated, 1991
(2 folders)

Series 2: Exhibition Scrapbooks, 1985-1992
(Boxes 3-4; 1.1 linear feet)

Exhibition scrapbooks contain curriculum vitate, exhibition announcements, checklists, printed material, clippings, press releases, and photographs of exhibition installations and artwork. The scrapbooks document the gallery's exhibitions during its seven years in business.

Much of the materials in the scrapbooks can be found in Series 1: Exhibtions Files. Also scrapbooks include exhibitions not found in Series 1: Exhibition Files.

Exhibition scrapbooks were received in eight binders. The processor disbound the material and filed the items within folders, retaining the original order that they were received. Files are arranged in chronological order.

Box
3 "A Print Survey, 1960-1985" (1985 January 30-February 23), 1985
3 "Jürgen Partenheimer" (1985 March 2-March 30), 1985
3 "Drawings" (1985 April 4-April 27), 1985
3 "Real Surreal" (1985 May 4-May 25), 1985
3 "Peter Blum Edition, Recent Publications" (1985 May 30-June 29), 1985
3 "Jasper Johns, The Screenprints, 1968-1982" (1985 July 9-August 23), 1985
3 "Jasper Johns/Samuel Beckett, Foirades/Fizzles" (1985 September 14-October 5), 1985
3 "Alan Uglow, Sign and Other Paintings" (1985 October 19-November 16), 1985
3 "Group Exhibition: John Beerman, Edward Henderson, Alan Herman, Dennis Kardon, and Karla Knight" (1985 November 23-December 21), 1985
3 "Group Exhibition: Nancy Haynes, Joseph Marioni, Gordon Moore, Günter Umberg, and Michael Young" (1986 January 11-February 8), 1986
3 "Print Review, 1983-1985" (1986 February 15-March 8), 1986
3 "Drawings: Ernst Caramelle, Robert Cumming, Edward Henderson, Shoici Ida, Linda Karshan, and Jürgen Partenheimer" (1986 March 15-April 5), 1986
3 "Edward Henderson" (1986 April 12-May 10), 1986
3 "European Drawings" (1986 May 17-June 7), 1986
3 "Painting the Object" (1986 June 14-July 26), 1986
3 "Paintings and Drawings" (1986 September 20-October 11), 1986
3 "Michael Young" (October 18-November 15), 1986
3 "The Manor in the Landscape" (1986 November 22-December 20), 1986
3 "Group Exhibition: Judy Fiskin, Brian Gayman, Kim Jones, Paul Laster, Paul Mogensen, and Laurie Parsons" (1987 January 10-January 31), 1987
3 "Ron Janowich, Monotypes from the Garner Tullis Workshop, Santa Barbara" (1987 February 7-February 28), 1987
3 "Günter Umberg" (1987 March 7-March 28), 1987
3 "John Beerman, Paintings" (1987 April 4-April 25), 1987
3 "Jürgen Partenheimer, Paintings and Works on Paper" (1987 May 2-May 30), 1987
3 "Art Against AIDS, Benefit Exhibition and Sale" (1987 June 4), 1987
3 "Paintings: John Beerman, Edward Henderson, Ron Janowich, Karla Knight, Stefan Kürten, Joseph Marioni, Paul Mogensen, Carole Seborovski, Alan Uglow, Günter Umberg, and Michael Young" (1987 July 7-July 31), 1987
3 "Peter Blum Edition: Enzo Cucchi, General Idea, Brice Marden, and James Turrell" (1987 September 19-October 10), 1987
3 "Karla Knight" (1987 October 17-November 7), 1987
3 "John Duff, Robert Lobe, and Al Taylor" (1987 November 14-December 5), 1987
3 "Jasper Johns, Lead Reliefs" (1987 December 12-1988 January 9), 1987-1988
3 "Alan Uglow, Signals, An Installation" (1988 January 16-February 6), 1988
3 "Carole Seborovski" (1988 February 13-March 5), 1988
3 "Joseph Marioni"(1988 March 12-April 2), 1988
3 "Kim Jones, Sculpture" (1988 April 9-April 30), 1988
3 "Laurie Parsons" (1988 May 7-May 28), 1988
3 "Life Like" (1988 June 4-June 25), 1988
3 "Objects" (1988 July 7-July 29), 1988
3 "Sandy Skoglund" (1988 September 17-October 15), 1988
3 "Al Taylor" (1988 October 22-November 12, 1988), 1988
3 "Alan Uglow" (1988 November 19-December 22), 1988
3 "Paintings and Works on Paper: Suzan Frecon, Joseph Marioni, Paul Mogensen, Carole Seborovski, and Alan Uglow" (1989 January 7-January 28), 1989
3 "Drawings" (1989 February 4-February 25), 1989
3 "Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), 1982-1989" (1989 March 4-March 25), 1989
3 "Alan Saret, Angle and Axis" (1989 April 1-April 22), 1989
3 "Painting Show: Steve Di Benedetto, Gary Hume, Julian Lethbridge, Nicolas Rule, and Matthew Weinstein" (1989 April 29-May 26), 1989
3 "Günter Umberg" (1989 May 6-June 3), 1989
3 "Pop Prints" (1989 June 3-June 30), 1989
3 "Minimal Prints"(1989 July 11-July 28), 1989
3 "Summer Group Exhibition" (1989 June 10-July 28), 1989
3 "Lewis Baltz, The New Industrial Parks near Irvine, California" (1989 September 16-October 14), 1989
3 "Bruce Nauman, A Print Retrospective in Conjunction with Castelli Graphics" (1989 September 16-October 14), 1989
3 "Jasper Johns, Etchings, 1967-1989" (1989 October 21-November 11), 1989
3 "Carole Seborovksi" (1989 October 21-November 11), 1989
3 "John Beerman, Paintings, New Mexico" (1989 November 18-December 16), 1989
3 "Peter Blum Edition, John Baldesarri, Louise Bourgeois, Helmut Federale, Eric Fischl, Alex Katz, Sherrie Levine, James Turrell, and Terry Winters" (1989 November 18-December 16), 1989
3 "Kim Jones" (1990 January 6-January 27), 1990
3 "Robert Rauschenberg Prints in Association with Jim Kempner Fine Art" (1990 January 6-January 27), 1990
Box
4 "David Hockney, Prints from the Sixties and Seventies" (1990 February 3-February 24), 1990
4 "Karla Knight, and The Indomitable Spirit, Photographers and Friends United Against Aids, and "Donald Lipski" (1990 February 3-February 24), 1990
4 "Ursula von Rydingsvard" (1990 March 3-March 31), 1990
4 "Dimitry Merinoff" (1990 April 7-April 28), 1990
4 "Ted Stamm" (1990 April 7-April 28), 1990
4 "Barnett Newman, Etchings and Lithographs" (1990 May), 1990
4 "Laurie Parsons" (1990 May), 1990
4 "Richard Artschwager and Joseph Beuys, Prints and Multiples" (1990 June 2-June 23), 1990
4 "Drawings: Joseph Amar, Richard Artschwager, Kim Jones, Joseph Marioni, Bruce Nauman, and Edward Ruscha" (1990 June 2-June 23), and "Joyce Kozloff, Patterns of Desire" (1990 June 2-June 23), 1990
4 "Selected Prints" (1990 July 5 - July 28), and "Summer Group Exhibition" (1990 July 5-August 24), 1990
4 "Joseph Amar" (1990 September 22-October 13), 1990
4 "Alan Uglow" (1990 October 20-November 10), 1990
4 "Diane Villani Editions: Gregory Amenoff, Mel Bochner, Richard Bosman, Louisa Chase, Joan Snyder, and Michelle Stuart" (1990 October 20-November 10), 1990
4 "Al Taylor" (1990 November 17-December 8), 1990
4 "John Beerman, Etchings and Monotypes from Hudson River Editions" (1990 November 17-December 22), 1990
4 "Alan Scarritt, Glyphs, Cuts, and Troll" (1990 December 15-1991 January 26), 1990
4 "Dead Heroes, Disfigured Love" (1991 February 2-February 23), 1991
4 "Artists' Books" (1991 February 9-March 23), 1991
4 "Kim Jones, Mens Room" (1991 March 2-March 30), 1991
4 "Drawings" (1991 April 6-May 11), 1991
4 "Black and White Prints" (1991 April 6-May 18), 1991
4 "Brian Weil," and "In A Dream, A Limited Edition Portfolio, Photographers and Friends United Against Aids" (1991 May 18-June 29), 1991
4 "Berenice Abbott" (1991 May 28-June 29), 1991
4 "Summer Group Exhibition" (1991 July 9-July 26), 1991
4 "Ursula Von Rydingsvard" (1991 September 14-October 26), 1991
4 "Günter Förg, Edition Julie Sylvester" (1991 October 12-November 30), 1991
4 "John Beerman, The Sound of Trees" (1991 November 9-December 21), 1991
4 "Group Exhibition" (1992 January 14-February 1), 1992