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Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to "Rio Nero" lawsuit, 1989-1995

Barbara Mathes Gallery (New York, N.Y.)

Collection Information

Size: 1.4 linear ft.

Summary: The Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to Rio Nero lawsuit measure 1.4 linear feet and date from 1989-1995. The collection, assembled by Barbara Mathes, relates to the lawsuit Greenberg Gallery, Inc., et al. v. Patricia Bauman, et al. regarding the authentication of the Alexander Calder mobile Rio Nero. The Barbara Mathes Gallery, co-owner of the mobile, was a plaintiff in the lawsuit. The files contain correspondence between co-owners of the mobile, letters and accompanying legal documents from their attorney, purchase and shipment records, and invoices for legal fees. Legal documents are comprised of depositions, findings of fact, transcripts of proceedings, trial exhibits, and appeal briefs. Printed material includes clippings and magazine articles relating to the trial. The collection also contains photographs of the mobile.

Biographical/Historical Note

Barbara Mathes Gallery is an art gallery in New York, N.Y. Barbara Mathes Gallery was established in 1978 by Barbara Mathes.


Donated 2005 by Barbara Mathes.