Marilyn Pearl Gallery records, 1925-2000, bulk 1976-1993

A Finding Aid to the Marilyn Pearl Gallery Records, 1925-2000, bulk 1976-1993, in the Archives of American Art, by Catherine S. Gaines

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Historical Information

The Marilyn Pearl Gallery (est. 1976-circa 1993) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y. specializing American art from the 1920s-1950s.

Marilyn Pearl (Mrs. Alan Loesberg), the daughter and granddaughter of art collectors from Akron and Cleveland, Ohio, as a young child began developing an appreciation for and true love of art. After a stint as a history teacher, Ms. Pearl was determined to establish her own gallery. With help from family, her dream became a reality when the Marilyn Pearl Gallery opened at 29 West 57th Street, New York, in 1976. In 1982, the gallery relocated to 38 East 57th Street, and in 1987 moved to 420 West Broadway in SoHo. Although the gallery closed in the early 1990s, Ms. Pearl continued to operate as a private dealer and expanded her activities to international art fairs, among them the Basel Art Fair.

Among the artists represented by the gallery were: Bernard Chaet, Stephen Greene, Clinton Hill, Pat Lasch, Michael Loew, Winifred Lutz, Jim McShea, Jeanne Miles, Henry Pearson, Pedro Perez, Stephen Robin, Charmion von Wiegand, and Ellen Weiner.

Pearl's first sales were works by sculptor Winifred Lutz, known for site-specific installations. Ms. Lutz remained part of Marilyn Pearl Gallery's stable throughout its history. In addition to emerging artists, Marilyn Pearl also was interested in traditional art forms, and eventually specialized in exhibiting American art from the 1920s-1950s, with particular emphasis on geometric abstraction. In addition, Marilyn Pearl Gallery presented a number of exhibitions exploring WPA era murals, American Abstract Artists, and post-war figurative work. By the 1980s, the gallery's annual schedule usually featured summer shows of new talent; several artists first introduced in this manner developed long-term relationships with Marilyn Pearl Gallery.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The records of the Marilyn Pearl Gallery are dated 1925-2000, with the bulk of the ematerial from the period 1976-1993. The collection measures 7.4 linear feet and consists of artists' files, exhibition files, and business records documenting affiliated artists and gallery activities.

Artist files are found for: René Pierre Allain, Bernard Chaet, Stephen Greene, Clinton Hill, Pat Lasch, Michael Loew, Winifred Lutz, Jim McShea, Jeanne Miles, Henry Pearson, Pedro Perez, Stephen Robin, Charmion von Wiegand, and Ellen Weiner. They contain the following types of records in varying combinations: correspondence with the artist, collectors, galleries and museums; printed material including publicity, exhibition catalogs and announcements of Marilyn Pearl Gallery and other venues; photographs; financial records concerning sales and exhibition expenses. In general, items dated prior the gallery's existence and after its closing are printed material relating to the artist. A notable exception is the small number of the personal papers of Charmion von Wiegand that include letters from her husband, writer and editor Joseph Freeman.

Exhibition files are arranged chronologically by exhibition date, 1977, 1980-1992 and consist of correspondence, invoices, printed material, publicity, and photographs.

Business records document the routine affairs of the gallery. Included are client correspondence, inventory cards (work in stock, pieces returned to artists, and works sold), a nearly complete set of invoices for gallery sales for the period 1976-1986, consignment records, appraisals, mailing lists, guest books, and records regarding Basel Art Fairs of 1989-1993.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 3 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

Types of Materials:

  • Visitors' Books
  • Photographs

Names:

  • Allain, René Pierre, 1951-
  • Chaet, Bernard
  • Freeman, Joseph
  • Greene, Stephen, 1918-1999
  • Hill, Clinton, 1922-2003
  • Lasch, Pat
  • Loew, Michael, 1907-1985
  • Lutz, Winifred
  • McShea, Jim
  • Miles, Jeanne Patterson, 1908-1999
  • Pearson, Henry, 1914-
  • Perez, Pedro
  • Robin, Stephen, 1944-
  • Von Wiegand, Charmion
  • Weiner, Ellen

Provenance

Marilyn Pearl donated the records of her gallery to the Archives of American Art in 2002.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was processed by Catherine S. Gaines in 2009.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Marilyn Pearl 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

Marilyn Pearl Gallery records, 1925-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1925-2000
(Boxes 1-4; 3.6 linear ft.)

Substantial artist files are found for the following artists, most of whom were represented by Marilyn Pearly Gallery for extended periods: René Pierre Allain, Bernard Chaet, Stephen Greene, Clinton Hill, Pat Lasch, Michael Loew, Winifred Lutz, Jim McShea, Jeanne Miles, Henry Pearson, Stephen Robin, Charmion Wiegand, and Ellen Weiner.

Artists' files consist, in varying combinations, of correspondence with the artist, collectors, galleries, and museums; printed materials about the artists including publicity, reviews, exhibition catalogs and announcements of Marilyn Pearl Gallery and other venues; photographs, slides, and transparencies of art work, and sometimes of artists or exhibition installations; and financial records concerning sales, exhibition expenses, etc. In general, the items pre- and post-dating the gallery consist of printed material relating to artists. A notable exception is Charmion von Wiegand whose files include personal papers, among them letters from her husband, the writer and editor Joseph Freeman (1897-1965); also found is other personal and professional correspondence, financial and miscellaneous items relating to her travels.

Box Folder
1 1 Allain, René Pierre, 1991-1994
1 Chaet, Bernard
1 2-3 Correspondence, 1976-1996, undated
(2 folders)
1 4 Mailing Lists, 1989, undated
1 5 Printed Material-Articles, Publicity, Reviews, etc., 1951-1991, undated
1 6 Printed Material-Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1969-1994, undated
1 7 Photograph of the Artist, circa 1982
1 8 Photographs of Art Work (A-Z by title, unidentified), undated
1 9 Negatives of Art Work (unidentified), undated
1 10-11 Slides of Art Work (A-Z, by title; unidentified), 1980s-1990s
(2 folders)
1 12 Transparencies of Art Work (A-Z by title; untitled), undated
1 Greene, Stephen
1 13 Correspondence, 1985-1987
1 14 Financial Records, 1985-1990
1 15 Lists of Works Available, 1977-1995, undated
1 16-17 Printed Material-Articles, Publicity, Reviews, Biographical Information, etc., 1963-1991
(2 folders)
1 18-19 Printed Material-Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1961-1992
(2 folders)
1 20 Photographs of the Artist, undated
1 21 Photographs of Art Work (A-Z by title; unidentified), undated
1 22 Negatives of Art Work, circa 1978, undated
1 23 Slides of Art Work (A-Z, by title; untitled), 1980s, undated
1 24 Transparencies of Art Work (A-Z by title), undated
1 Hill, Clinton
1 25 Art Work for Catalog and Poster, undated
1 26 Biographical Notes, circa 1979-circa 1996
1 27-28 Correspondence, 1988-1995, undated
(2 folders)
1 29 Financial Records-Expenses, 1989-1991
1 30 Financial Records-Sales and Consignments, 1982-1992, undated
1 31 Notes and Lists, 1990, undated
1 32 Printed Material-Articles and Publicity, 1978-1992, undated
1 33 Printed Material-Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1969-1995, undated
1 34 Text of Slide Talk, "Materials and Methods in the Prints and Paintings of Clinton Hill," unsigned, circa 1999
1 35 Photographs of the Artist, undated
1 36 Photographs of Art Work (A-Z, by title; untitled), undated
1 37 Photographs of Art Work (unidentified), undated
Box Folder
2 1-2 Negatives of Art Work (unidentified), undated
(2 folders)
2 3-4 Slides of Art Work (A-Z, by title; untitled; unidentified), undated
(2 slide boxes)
2 5 Slides of Art Work (unidentified), 1981-1988, undated
2 6 Slides of Exhibition Installations, 1986-1988
2 7 Transparencies of Art Work, undated
2 Lasch, Pat
2 8 Biographical Information, circa 1994
2 9 Correspondence, 1994
2 10 Printed Material-Articles, 1977-1994, undated
2 11 Printed Material-Exhibition Announcements, 1986-1994
2 12 Photographs of Art Work, 1994
2 13 Negative of Art Work, 1994
2 14 Slides of Art Work, undated
2 Loew, Michael
2 15 Correspondence, 1936-1998
2 16 Financial Records-Sales and Expenses, 1984-1992
2 17 Inventory and Appraisal, 1986
2 18 Landau Fine Arts-Sales, Consignments, and Exhibition, 1989-1990, undated
2 19 Legal, 1988-1990
2 20 Printed Material-Articles, Reviews, Publicity, 1938-1991, undated
2 21 Printed Material-Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1949-1991, undated
2 22 Recording, Michael Loew interviewed by Karl Fortess, 1971
(1 sound tape reel)
2 23 Writings on Loew, 1977, undated
  • Mormoris, Stephen P. "The Changing Role of Geometry in Michael Loew's Latest Works on Exhibit at the Marilyn Pearl Gallery in New York" (student paper)
  • Unsigned. "Michael Loew - Light and Space"
2 24 Photographs of the Artist, circa 1925-1985
2 25 Photographs of Home and Studio (Monhegan Island, Maine), 1985, undated
2 26-27 Photographs of Art Work (A-Y, by title; untitled), undated
(2 folders)
2 28-29 Photographs of Art Work (unidentified), undated
(2 folders)
2 30 Photographs of Art Work by Other Artists, 1930, undated
  • Jensen, Alfred (portrait of Loew)
  • Loew, Jonathan
  • unsigned
2 31 Negative of Michael Loew and Willem de Kooning, 1984, undated
2 32 Negatives of Art Work, undated
  • Men of Coal and Steel, Post Office Mural, Belle Vernon, PA
  • Voluminosities
2 33 Negatives of Art Work (unidentified), circa 1950s-1960s, undated
2 34 Slides of Art Work (A-Z, by title), undated
(slide box)
Box Folder
3 1 Slides of Art Work (untitled), undated
3 2 Slides of Art Work by Other Artists, 1973, undated
  • de Kooning, Willem [owned by Loew]
  • Loew, Jonathan
3 3 Slides of Exhibition Installations; Home and Studio (Monhegan Island, Maine), 1965-1981, undated
3 4 Transparencies (A-Z, by title; untitled; unidentified), undated
3 Lutz, Winifred
3 5 Biographical Information, circa 1992
3 6 Correspondence, 1989-1992
3 7 Printed Material-Articles, Publicity, Reviews, 1977-1992, undated
3 8 Printed Material-Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1977-1990
3 9 Photograph Album, "Site-Integrated Sculpture Installations," circa 1984
(disbound volume)
3 10 Photographs of Art Work, 1986-1990, undated
3 11-13 Slides of Art Work, (A-W, by title; untitled; unidentified), undated
(3 folders)
3 12 Slides of Art Work, (I-SL, by title), undated
(slide box)
3 13 Slides of Art Work (SO-W, by title; untitled; unidentified), undated
3 14 Transparency of Art Work, undated
3 15 Video Recordings, undated
(2 videocassettes: VHS)
  • "AGO/ANON: An Installation by Winifred Lutz, Brooklyn Museum"
  • "A Room for Pause," Western College Alumnae Association, undated
3 McShea, Jim
3 16 Correspondence, 1989-1991, undated
3 17 Printed Material, 1989-1990
3 18 Slides of Art Work (untitled; unidentified), undated
3 Miles, Jeanne
3 19 Biographical Information, circa 1970
3 20 Correspondence-Artist, 1986-1993, undated
3 21 Correspondence-Clients, 1979-1992
3 22 Printed Material-Articles, Reviews, Reproductions, 1941-1989, undated
3 23-24 Printed Material-Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1960-1989
(2 folders)
3 25 Photographs of Art Work, undated
3 26 Slide and Transparency of Art Work, undated
3 Pearson, Henry
3 27 Accounting, 1990-1995
3 28 Biographical Information, circa 1983-circa 1987
3 29 Correspondence-Clients, 1979-1992
3 30 Correspondence-Columbia Museum Show, 1988
3 31 Inventory, 1991-1992
3 32 Printed Material-Articles, Publicity, Reviews, Reproductions, 1966-1991, undated
3 33 Printed Material-Exhibition Catalogs and Announcements, 1969-1988
3 34 Photograph of the Artist, undated
3 35 Photographs of Art Work, undated
3 36 Negatives of Art Work, undated
3 37 Slides of Art Work (A-Z; untitled), undated
3 38 Transparencies of Art Work (A-Z; unidentified), undated
3 39 Perez, Pedro, 1985-1992, undated
3 Robin, Stephen
3 40 Artist's Statement (re: The Garden Series), 1989
3 41 Biographical Information, circa 1986-1990, undated
3 42 Correspondence, 1988-1992, undated
3 43 Printed Material, 1988-1992
3 44 Photographs of Exhibition Installation, 1989
3 45 Photographs of Art Work, undated
3 46 Negatives of Art Work, undated
Box Folder
4 von Wiegand, Charmion
4 1 Accounting, 1975-1992, undated
4 2 Biographical Information, circa 1952-circa 1986, undated
4 3 Consignments and Consignment Releases, 1978-1992, undated
4 4 Correspondence-Artist, 1963-1984
4 5 Correspondence-Bass Museum of Art Exhibition, 1981-1982
4 6-7 Correspondence-Clients, Researchers, etc., 1980-2000, undated
(2 folders)
4 8 Correspondence-Hanson, William R. (attorney), 1982-1990
4 9 Corresponence-Loans, 1979-1993, undated
4 10 Interview Transcript (Charmion von Wiegand interview with Paul Cummings for Archives of American Art), 1968
4 11 Inventories, 1979-1983, undated
4 12 Mailing Lists, 1974, undated
4 13 Personal Papers-Correspondence, 1941-1968, undated
4 14 Personal Papers-Notes and Writings, undated
4 15 Personal Papers-Printed Material, 1948-1960, undated
4 16 Personal Papers-Travel, 1957-1970, undated
4 17 Printed Material-Article by Charmion von Wiegand ("Mondrian: A Memoir of his New York Period"), undated
4 18 Printed Material-Articles, Publicity, Reviews, Reproduction, 1958-1995, undated
4 19 Printed Material-Exhibition Catalogs, Announcements, Publicity, 1974-1994, undated
4 20 Printed Material - Interview Transcripts (Charmion von Wiegand interviews with Patricia Tate and M.R.), undated
4 21 Writings about Charmion von Wiegand (includes poem by Hsien Liang Koo), 1956, undated
4 22 Writings about Charmion von Wiegand, 1995
4 23 Writings by Charmion von Wiegand, 1941, undated
4 24 Photographs of Artist, undated
4 25 Photographs of Art Work, undated
4 26 Photographs of Exhibition Installation (unidentified), undated
4 27 Slides of Art Work (A-Z by title; untitled; unidentified), undated
4 28 Transparencies of Art Work (A-Z by title; untitled; unidentified), undated
4 Weiner, Ellen
4 29 Biographical Information, circa 1988
4 30 Consignments, Loans, and Releases, 1985-1998
4 31 Correspondence, 1986-1993, undated
4 32 Mailing Lists, undated
4 33 Printed Material, 1989-1992
4 34 Photographs of Art Work (untitled; unidentified), undated
4 35 Negatives of Art Work (unidentified), undated
4 36 Slides of Art Work (A-Z; untitled; unidentified), undated
4 37 Transparencies of Art Work (Solid Yellow Blocks; untitled; unidentified), undated

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1973-1992
(Boxes 4-5; 1.15 linear ft.)

Exhibition files are arranged chronologically by exhibition date, 1977, 1980-1992. They may include: correspondence with artists, lenders, printers and designers; invoices, insurance policies, and other financial records; printed material including exhibition catalogs, announcements and invitations, publicity, and reviews; photographs, slides, and transparencies of art work, and occasionally of exhibition installations and openings. Materials dated long before or after the run of the exhibition are usually printed items. Group show participants are noted following the folder title.

Box Folder
4 38 American Geometric Abstract Painting of the 1950s (October 4-29, 1977), 1977
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • Adolph Fleishcmann
  • Fritz Glarner
  • Michael Loew
  • Alice Trumbull-Mason
  • Jeanne Miles
  • George L. K. Morris
  • Henry Pearson
  • Leon Polk Smith
  • Albert Swinden
  • Charmion von Wiegand
4 39 Stephen Greene: Recent Paintings (January 5-February 2, 1980), 1979-1980
4 40 Henry Pearson: "The Black Rectangle" (February 5-March 1, 1980), 1980
4 41 Geometric Tradition in American Painting: 1920-1980 (April 8-May 17, 1980), 1980
4 42 Color, Surface, and Geometry: American Painting of the 1940s and 1950s (June 3-July 3, 1981), 1981
  • Josef Albers
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • Giorgio Cavallon
  • Al Held
  • Alfred Jensen
  • Michael Loew
  • Jan Muller
  • Ludwig Sander
  • Charmion von Wiegand
4 43 American Figurative Expressionism (1950-1960) (February 6-March 4, 1982), 1982
  • Gandy Brodie
  • Bernard Chaet
  • Willem de Kooning
  • Leon Golub
  • John Graham
  • Stephen Greene
  • Grace Hartigan
  • Lester Johnson
  • Alex Katz
  • Jan Muller
  • Nathan Oliveira
  • Larry Rivers
4 44 Bernard Chaet and American Master Watercolor Show (October 1982), 1982
4 45 Clinton Hill: Paintings and Paper Works (January 11-February 5, 1983), 1983
4 46 Paintings of the Fifties (September 6-17, 1983), 1983
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • James Brooks
  • Byron Brown
  • Giorgio Cavallon
  • Bernard Chaet
  • Leon Golub
  • Stephen Greene
  • Grace Hartigan
  • Clinton Hill
  • Hans Hofmann
  • Lester Johnson
  • Alex Katz
  • Franz Kline
  • Lee Krasner
  • Michael Loew
  • Dody Muller
  • Jan Muller
  • Henry Pearson
  • Leo Rabkin
  • Ad Reinhardt
  • Mark Rothko
  • Leon Polk Smith
  • Charmion von Weigand
4 47 Henry Pearson: Recent Paintings (September 20-October 15 1983), 1983
4 48 George Constant: Paintings and Watercolors, 1916- 1945 (October 18-November 12, 1983), 1983
4 49 Stephen Greene: "Gardens of the Night" (November 15-December 10, 1983), 1983
4 50 Paradise Lost (December 13, 1983-January 7, 1984), 1979-1984
  • Luis Cruz Azaceta
  • Rafael Ferrer
  • Roberto Juarez
  • Pedro Perez
4 51 Winifred Lutz: A Twist of Fate/Nature Walks (January 10-February 4, 1984), 1984
4 52 Bernard Chaet: Recent Paintings and Watercolors (February 7-March 3, 1984), 1984
4 53 Clinton Hill: Paintings, Paperworks, Constructions (March 6-31, 1984), 1984
4 54 Michael Loew: Recent Paintings and Drawings (April 3-29, 1984), 1984
4 55 Barbara Siegel: Ornithology: Paintings and Drawings (May 1-29, 1984), 1984
  • Josef Albers
  • Richard Anuszkiewicz
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • Ralston Crawford
  • Max Cole
  • Nassos Daphnis
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • Adolf Fleishman
  • Jeremy Gillbert-Rolfe
  • Fritz Glarner
  • Al Held
  • Clinton Hill
  • Budd Hopkins
  • Alfred Jensen
  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Sol Lewitt
  • Michael Loew
  • Robert Mangold
  • Agnes Martin
  • John McLaughlin
  • Henry Pearson
  • Ad Reinhardt
  • Leon Polk Smith
  • Frank Stella
  • Myron Stout
  • George Sugarman
  • Charmion von Wiegand
4 56 American Post War Purism (May 31-September 8, 1984), 1984
4 57 Leo Rabkin: Boxes and Pastels (September 11-October 6, 1984), 1984
4 58 Matt Phillips: "Fragments" (October 9-November 3, 1984), 1984
4 59 Richard Lytle: Recent Paintings and Watercolors (November 6-December 1, 1984), 1984
4 60 Inspirit (December 1984), 1984
  • Norris Embry
  • Peter Flaccus
  • Dale Frank
  • Lee Krasner
  • Andre Masson
  • George McNeil
  • Sam Messer
  • Joan Mitchell
  • Garry Nichols
  • Joyce Pensato
  • Pedro Perez
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Joel Shapiro
  • Chaim Soutine
4 61 Plastics!?and Linda Peer: Sculpture (December 4, 1984-January 5, 1985), 1984-1985
  • Bill Beckley
  • Konrad Cramer
  • Porfirio di Donna
  • Stephen Greene
  • Clinton Hill
  • Jasper Johns
  • William King
  • Robert Morris
  • Alfonso Ossorio
  • Judy Pfaff
  • Richard Pousette-Dart
  • Leo Rabkin
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Frank Stella
4 62 Budd Hopkins: New Work (January 8-February 5, 1985), 1985
4 63 Between Abstraction and Reality (February 6-March 2, 1985), 1985
  • Gregory Amenoff
  • Anna Bialobroda
  • Arthur G. Dove
  • Lawrence Fane
  • Nancy Graves
  • Marsden Hartley
  • Bill Jensen
  • Lee Krasner
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Katherine Porter
  • Joel Shapiro
4 64 Lawrence Fane: New Work (March 5-30, 1985), 1985
4 65 Pedro Perez: Paradise Punch (April 3-27, 1985), 1985
4 66 Charmion von Wiegand (1896-1983): Retrospective Exhibition, 1945-1965 (May 1-June 1, 1985), 1985
4 67 New Talent (Parts I and II) (June 4-September 13, 1985), 1985
  • Josephine Bentivigna
  • Peter Dedek
  • Julie Heffernen
  • James Hennessey
  • Andrew Lyndon
  • Joseph Militello
  • Deborah Muirhea
  • Nila Rusnell
  • Charles Spurrier
  • Ellen Weiner
4 68 Kitty Klaidman: Before the Sandstorm (September 18-October 12, 1985), 1985
4 69 Winifred Lutz, New Work (October 16-November 9, 1985), 1985
4 70 Stephen Greene: Paintings (November 12-December 7, 1985), 1985-1986
4 71 The Severe and the Romantic: Geometric Humanism in American Painting, 1950s-1980s (December 10, 1985-January 4, 1986), 1985-1986
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • Max Cole
  • Nassos Daphnis
  • Richard Diebenkorn
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • Heidi Gluck
  • Clinton Hill
  • Budd Hopkins
  • Ron Janowich
  • Alfred Jensen
  • Michael Loew
  • Greg Mahoney
  • John McLaughlin
  • Jeanne Miles
  • Henry Pearson
  • Leo Rabkin
  • Ad Reinhardt
  • Doug Sanderson
  • Stephen Westfall
  • Tad Wiley
  • Charmion von Wiegand
Box Folder
5 1 Michael Loew (1907-1985): Memorial Exhibition and Friends of Michael Loew (January 7-February 5, 1986), 1973-1986
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • Willem de Kooning
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • George L. K. Morris
  • Charmion von Wiegand
5 2 Bernard Chaet: Themes and Variations, 1942-1985 (February 8-March 8, 1986), 1986
5 3 Clinton Hill: New Work (March 11-April 5, 1986), 1986
5 4 Barbara Siegel: "City Dwellers" (April 8-May 10, 1986), 1986
5 5 Leo Rabkin: Relief Pastels (May 13-June 7, 1986), 1986
5 6 Figurative Sculpture: The 80s (June 10-July 31, 1986), 1966-1986
  • Robert Arneson
  • Nancy Bowen
  • Natalie Charkow
  • Philip Grausman
  • William King
  • Marisol
  • Richard McDermott Miller
  • Manuel Neri
  • Linda Peer
5 7 Henry Pearson: Paintings (September 16-October 11, 1986), 1986
5 8 Tenth Anniversary Exhibition: Sculptures by Mary Frank, Pat Lasch and Winifred Lutz (October 15-November 15, 1986), 1979-1987
5 9 Linda Peer: Sculpture (November 18-December 13, 1986), 1986
5 10 George Constant: Fifty Years of Watercolor and Modern American Masters of Watercolor (December 16, 1986-January 10, 1987), 1986-1987
  • Milton Avery
  • Nell Blaine
  • Bernard Chaet
  • Charles Demuth
  • Sam Francis
  • David Hockney
  • Michael Loew
  • John Marin
  • Fairfield Porter
  • Herman Rose
  • Joseph Stella
5 11 Stephen Greene: 40th Anniversary Exhibition (January 13-February 7, 1987), 1986-1987
5 12 James Hennessey: First Paintings and Works on Paper (February 10-March 7, 1987), 1987
5 13 Clinton Hill: Constructions and Paperworks (March 10-April 11, 1987), 1987
5 14 Matt Phillips: "Garden Interludes": Collage-Monotypes (April 16-May 14, 1987), 1987
5 15 Looking at the WPA: Mural Sketches and Other Works from the 1930s (May 19-June 20, 1987), 1985-1988
  • Milton Avery
  • Will Barnet
  • Isabel Bishop
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • James Brooks
  • George Constant
  • Stuart Davis
  • Seymour Fogel
  • Philip Guston
  • Saul Levine
  • Michael Loew
  • Ben Shahn
  • David Smith
  • Stuyvesant Van Veen
5 16 [Inaugural Exhibition, 420 West Broadway] Michael Loew and Ellen Weiner (October 6-31, 1987), 1987
5 17 Bernard Chaet: Paintings and Watercolors (November 3-28, 1987), 1987
5 18 Henry Pearson: Three Decades and Group Show (December 1, 1987-January 9, 1988), 1987
  • Clinton Hill
  • Pat Lasch
  • Linda Peer
  • Ellen Weiner
5 19 Winifred Lutz: New Work (January 13-February 6, 1988), 1988
5 20 Pedro Perez: New Work (February 9-March 5, 1988), 1988
5 21 Clinton Hill: New Work (March 10-April 7, 1988), 1988
5 22 James Hennessey: New Work (April 9-May 5, 1988), 1988
5 23 American Exploration in Geometry: Color and Surface, 1950s and 1960s (June 7-July 1, 1988), 1988
  • Josef Albers
  • Richard Anuszkiewicz
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • Nassos Daphnis
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • Fritz Glarner
  • Al Held
  • Alfred Jensen
  • Michael Loew
  • Jeanne Miles
  • Henry Pearson
  • Leo Rabkin
  • Ludwig Sander
  • Leon Polk Smith
  • Frank Stella
  • Charmion von Wiegand
5 24 New in New York: Summer Invitational (July 7-August 12, 1988), 1986-1988
  • Rodney Caswell
  • Dan Gustin
  • Didier Nolet
  • Stephen Robin
5 25 Ellen Weiner (September 10-October 13, 1988), 1988
5 26 Bud Hopkins (September 17-October 13, 1988), 1988
5 27 Stephen Greene and Group Exhibition(October 15-November 10, 1988), 1988
  • Clinton Hill
  • Pat Lasch
  • Michael Loew
  • Ellen Weiner
5 28 William King: Sand and Plaster,1987-1988 and a Survey of Bronze, 1958-1988 (November 12-December 8, 1988), 1988-1989
5 29 Jeanne Miles and Group Show (December 10, 1988-January 14, 1989), 1988
  • James Hennessey
  • Robert Indiana
  • Ward Jackson
  • Bill King
5 30 Bernard Chaet: Small Paintings (January 11-February 4, 1989), 1989
5 31 Leo Rabkin: Constructed Canvases, 1948-1988 (January 18-February 11, 1989), 1989
5 32 Michael Loew: Early Work, 1929-1955 (February 15-March 11, 1989), 1988-1989
5 33 Matt Phillips: Recent Collage Monotypes (March 15-April 8, 1989), 1989
5 34 Kitty Klaidman: "Forest Memories" (April 1-27, 1989), 1989
5 35 Stephen Robin: The Garden Series (April 12-May 6, 1989), 1989
5 36 Clinton Hill: Woodcuts (April 29-May 27, 1989), 1989
5 37 James Hennessey: Recent Paintings (May 10-June 3, 1989), 1989
5 38 Pedro Perez: Paintings and Sculpture, 1982-1987 (June 7-30, 1989), 1989
5 39 New Talent(July 6-August 3, 1989), 1989
  • Sandra Allen
  • Jamie Fuller
  • Jim McShea
  • Franklin Shaw
  • Walter Thompson
5 40 T. Wiley Carr (September 5-23, 1989), 1989
5 41 Stephen Greene: Paintings and Drawings from the Sixties (September 27-October 24, 1989), 1963-1989
5 42 From Mondrian to Minimalism: American Constructivism, 1945-1965 (October 26-November 21, 1989), 1989
  • Josef Albers
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • Nassos Daphnis
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • Fritz Glarner
  • Ward Jackson
  • Michael Loew
  • John McLaughlin
  • Henry Pearson
  • Leon Polk Smith
  • Charmion von Weigand
5 43 Bernard Chaet: Twelve Years of Watercolor (November 24-December 22, 1989), 1989
5 44 Didier Nolet: Oil Paintings and Watercolors (January 12-February 7, 1990), 1990
5 45 Charmion von Wiegand (February 9-March 14, 1990), 1989-1990
5 46 Ironies: Figure and Still Life in Sculpture (March 16-April 14, 1990), 1990
  • Robert Arneson
  • William King
  • Pat Lasch
  • Marisol
  • Linda Peer
5 47 Clinton Hill: Collages of the 1950s and Constructions and Paper (April 18-May 16, 1990), 1990
5 48 Winifred Lutz: "Correspondences" (May 18-July 30, 1990), 1990
5 49 Yale Faculty Show In Honor of Bernard Chaet (September 11-29, 1990), 1990
  • Josef Albers
  • Mel Bochner
  • Bernard Chaet
  • Stuart Davis
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • Andrew Forge
  • Jack Tworkov
5 50 Pat Lasch: New Sculpture (Oct. 5-27, 1990), 1990
5 51 Michael Loew: Paintings and Drawings, 1960s-1970s (October 32-November 24, 1990), 1990
5 52 Leo Rabkin: Recent Works: Painted Paper Construction (November 28, 1990-January 5, 1991), 1990
5 53 Ellen Weiner: New Paintings (January 3-26, 1991), 1991
5 54 Jim McShea: Paintings (January 20-February 27, 1991), 1991
5 55 Post-War Geometric Concepts 1945-1990 (March 6-April 6, 1991), 1989-1991
  • Josef Albers
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • Nassos Daphnis
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • Stephen Ellis
  • Clinton Hill
  • Alfred Jensen
  • Michael Loew
  • Robert Mangold
  • John McLaughlin
  • Jim McShea
  • Jeanne Miles
  • Agnes Martin
  • Kenneth Noland
  • Henry Pearson
  • Leon Polk Smith
  • Ad Reinhardt
  • Robert Ryman
  • Carey Smith
  • Andrew Spence
  • Frank Stella
  • Gary Stephan
  • Stephen Westfall
5 56 Peter Perez (April 10-May 4, 1991), 1991
5 57 Henry Pearson: A Forty Year Survey (May 5-June 1, 1991), 1976-1991
5 58 Nancy Davidson and Steven Dicillo (June 5-July 10, 1991), 1990-1991
5 59 Bernard Chaet and Group Show (September 11-October 12, 1991), 1978-1991
  • Jean Arp
  • Oscar Bluemner
  • Charles Burchfield
  • Stuart Davis
  • Jean Dubuffet
  • Sam Francis
  • Alberto Giacometti
  • Mark Tobey
5 60 Michael Loew: Paintings and Drawings, 1940s-1950s (October 16-November 16, 1991), 1991
5 61 James Hennessey: Paintings (November 20-December 21, 1991), 1991
5 62 American Abstract Artists: Paintings and Drawings, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s (January-February, 1992), 1977-1992
  • Will Barnet
  • Ilya Bolotowsky
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • Werner Drewes
  • John Ferren
  • A. E. Gallatin
  • Gertrude Greene
  • Carl Holty
  • Michael Loew
  • Jeanne Miles
  • Henry Pearson
  • Irene Rice Pereira
  • Louis Shanker
  • Charles Shaw
  • Esphyr Slobodkina
  • Charmion von Wiegand
  • Jean Xceron
5 63 Clinton Hill: Constructions, Hand Made Paper Assemblages, Furniture (March 5-April 11, 1992), 1992
5 64 Didier Nolet: New Paintings and Pastels and Group Show (April 24-May 23, 1992), 1992
  • Sonia Delaunay
  • Gertrude Green
  • Jeanne Miles
  • Irene Rice Perira
  • Charmion von Wiegand
5 65 American Geometric Abstraction (May 28-July 3, 1992), 1992
  • Burgoyne Diller
  • Clinton Hill
  • Carl Holty
  • Jim McShea
  • Jeanne Miles
  • Louis Shanker
  • Charles Shaw
  • Frank Stella
5 66 Ellen Weiner: "Rose and Compass Rose" (September 9-October 3, 1992), 1992
5 67 Geometric Strategies and Henry Pearson: Early Works (October 8-November 14, 1992), 1992
  • Rene Pierre Allain
  • Hillary Helfant
  • Gary Lang
  • Bruno Rousselot
  • David Row
  • Andrew Spence
  • K. Tsujimura
  • Stephen Westfall
5 68 Sonia Delaunay and Charmion von Wiegand: Works on Paper and Winifred Lutz: Recent Prints (November 5-December 1992), 1992
5 69 Hui Ka Kwong (December 1992), 1992

Series 3: Business Records, 1976-2000
(Boxes 5-8; 2.65 linear ft.)

Business records are arranged alphabetically by folder title. They document the mostly routine affairs of the gallery. Included are: client correspondence, inventory cards (work in stock, pieces returned to artists, and works sold), a nearly complete set of invoices for gallery sales for the period 1976-1986, consignment records, appraisals, exhibition schedules, mailing lists, guest books, and calendars. Also included are records regarding Marilyn Pearl's participation in the Basel Art Fairs of 1989-1993, and small amounts of correspondence concerning her activities as a private dealer after she closed her gallery.

The folder titled "Gallery Publicity" contains articles about Marilyn Pearl and exterior photographs of West 57th Street, where Marilyn Pearl Gallery operated from 1976-1987.

Box Folder
5 70-71 Appraisals, 1980-1992
(2 folders)
5 72 Artist Biographies, circa 1991
5 73 Artist Guidelines, 1984
5 74 Artist Lists, 1983, undated
5 Basel Art Fair (1989)
5 75 Correspondence; Customs; Printed Material, 1988-1989
5 76 Correspondence (Artpak Transport Ltd. problem), 1989
5 77 Notes, Receipts, Names and Addresses, Photographs, 1989
5 Basel Art Fair (1990)
5 78 Correspondence, 1989-1990
5 79 Customs, Printed Material, 1989-1990
5 80 Notes, Receipts, Names and Addresses, Photographs, 1990
Box Folder
6 Basel Art Fair (1991)
6 1 Correspondence, Customs, 1990-1991
6 2 Notes, Names and Addresses, Printed Material, 1990
6 3 Basel Art Fair (1991)-Invoices, Receipts, 1991
6 4 Basel Art Fair (1992), 1991-1992
6 5 Basel Art Fair (1993), 1992-1993
6 6-11 Bills Paid, 1987-1991
(6 folders)
6 12 Calendar, 1989
(1 vol.)
6 13 Calendar, 1990
(1 vol.)
6 14 Client Correspondence, 1989-1996
6 15 Consignments, 1989-1996
6 16 Delaunay, Sonia (purchase, consignments, research), 1991-1997, undated
6 17 Exhibition Schedules, 1983-1992
6 18 Gallery Publicity, circa 1982-1987, 1991-1992
6 19 Guest Register (January-July), 1990
6 Inventory Cards-Stock (all media)
6 20 Chaet, Bernard-Lasch, Pat, 1991-1992
  • Chaet, Bernard
  • Greene, Stephen
  • Hill, Clinton
  • Hopkins, Budd
  • Lasch, Pat
6 21-23 Loew, Michael, 1991-1992
6 24 Lutz, Winifred-Pearson, Henry, 1991-1992
  • Lutz, Winifred
  • Pearson, Henry
6 25-26 Pearson, Henry, 1991-1992
(2 folders)
6 27 Perez, Pedro-Weiner, Ellen; Non-Gallery Artists, 1991-1992
  • Perez, Pedro
  • von Wiegand, Charmion
  • Weiner, Ellen
  • Non-Gallery Artists (Ives, Norman; Siegel, Barbara)
Box Folder
7 Inventory Cards-Returned to Artist
7 1 Carr, T. Wiley-Chaet, Bernard, 1990-1992
  • Carr, T. Wiley
  • Chaet, Bernard
7 2 Chaet, Bernard, 1990-1992
7 3-4 Greene, Stephen, 1990-1992
(2 folders)
7 5 Hennessey, James-Hill, Clinton, 1990-1992
  • Hennessey, James
  • Hill, Clinton
7 6 Hill, Clinton-Lutz, Winifred, 1990-1992
  • Hill, Clinton
  • King, William
  • Lasch, Pat
  • Loew, Michael
  • Lutz, Winifred
7 7 McShea, Jim-Perez, Pedro, 1989-1992
  • McShea, Jim
  • Miles, Jeanne
  • Pearson, Henry
  • Peer, Linda
  • Perez, Pedro
7 8 Rabkin, Leo-Weiner, Ellen, 1990-1992
  • Rabkin, Leo
  • Robin, Stephen
  • Weiner, Ellen
7 Inventory Cards-Sold
7 9 Carr, T. Wiley-Hennessey, James, 1984-1994
  • Carr, T. Wiley
  • Chaet, Bernard
  • Constant, George
  • Diller, Burgoyne
  • Greene, Stephen
  • Hennessey, James
7 10 Hill, Clinton, 1985-1990
7 11 Hockney, David-Nolet, Didier, 1981-1992
  • Hockney, David
  • Hopkins, Budd
  • King, William
  • Klaidman, Kitty
  • Lasch, Pat
  • Lutz, Winifred
  • Noguchi, Isamu
  • Nolet, Didier
7 12 Pearson, Henry-Weiner, Ellen, 1984-1992
  • Pearson, Henry
  • Peer, Linda
  • Rabkin, Leo
  • Robin, Stephen
  • Stella, Frank
  • von Wiegand, Charmion
  • Weiner, Ellen
7 13-15 Mailing Lists, 1990-1992
(3 folders)
7 16 Noguchi, Isamu (sale to Arnold Herstand and Co.; research), 1988-1989
7 17 Resale Certificates and Related Correspondence, 1983-1992, undated
Box Folder
8 Sales Records
8 1 Invoices, #1-100, October 2, 1976-May 10, 1978,
8 2 Invoices, #101-200, May 12, 1978-July 25, 1979
8 3 Invoices, #201-300, July 31, 1979-January 28, 1981
8 4 Invoices, #301-400, February 2, 1981-October 22, 1982
8 5 Invoices, #402-500, October 23, 1982-May 9, 1984
8 6 Invoices, #501-600, May 8, 1984-November 20, 1985
8 7 Invoices, #601-699, November 22, 1985-December 8, 1986
8 8 Invoices, #701-800, December 18, 1986-December 18, 1987
8 9 Victoria Miro Gallery (Ofili diptych purchase), 2000
8 10 Zabriskie Gallery, 1986-1993