Scope and Contents
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2020 by Allan Stone Galleries, Inc., via Olympia Stone, Heather Stone, Claudia Stone, Allison Stabile, Jessie Stone, and Jeremy Stone, authorized representatives.
A preliminary box inventory is available online based on an inventory provided by the donor. The collection is currently unprocessed.
The folder level inventory in the Artist Files series for boxes 88-95 (mostly Wayne Thiebaud-related material) also reflects that original order before processing.