Schmidt Bingham Gallery,
Collection size: 1.2 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Included are letters to Penelope Schmidt upon the closing of the Schmidt Bingham Gallery (2002); artists' files on Carroll Cloar, Morris Graves, and John Wilde; files relating to an exhibition, "L'Alta Fantasia, Saints, Angels and Other Heavenly Creatures" (1990-1991); and photographs of various works of art. Artists' files include biographical material, a catalog raisonne, exhibition checklists, price lists, printed material, exhibition catalogs, announcements, clippings, published writings, press releases, as well as photographs, slides, transparencies of works of art and video recordings (VHS cassettes). John Wilde's files include typescripts of his diaries (1978-1990) and letters to Penelope Schmidt (1986-2002). Also found are letters between Penelope Schmidt and Paul Caponigro (1997-2001). Video recordings on Carroll Cloar, (undated) and Morris Graves, "An Introduction to Morris Graves, " (1994).
Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Closed March 31, 2002. Specialized in contemporary art. Co-founded by Penelope Schmidt, the gallery operated for 16 years on 57th Street.
Donated 2002 by Penelope Schmidt. Schmidt retained the bulk of the gallery's records.