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Allan Stone Gallery records, 1960-2019

Allan Stone Gallery


Collection Information

Size: 196.1 Linear feet

Summary: The Allan Stone Gallery records measure 196.1 linear feet and date from 1960 though 2019. The collection encompasses correspondence, photographs and transparencies, calendars, manuscripts, catalogs, news clippings, and documents pertaining to art transactions and exhibitions. The breadth of the Gallery papers demonstrates its eponymous founder's eclectic approach to collecting and his early advocacy of pivotal artists of the 20th Century including Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Arshile Gorky, Joseph Cornell, John Graham and John Chamberlain. Correspondence with Wayne Thiebaud illuminates a decades-long relationship with his first New York dealer, Allan Stone. Other correspondents include Robert Arneson, Joseph Cornell, Richard Estes, Elizabeth King, Alfred Leslie, Richard Minsky and Jack Whitten. A portion of the collection is in electronic format.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Allan Stone Gallery (est. 1960- 2006) was a gallery in New York owned and operated by art dealer, Allan Stone (1932-2006). After the gallery closed, activities continued through 2019.


Donated in 2020 by Allan Stone Galleries, Inc., via Olympia Stone, Heather Stone, Claudia Stone, Allison Stabile, Jessie Stone, and Jeremy Stone, authorized representatives.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

This collection is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Access, with permission, to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

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The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own.

How to Cite This Collection

Allan Stone Gallery records, 1960-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.