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More Information | A Finding Aid to the Barbara Mathes Gallery records pertaining to "Rio Nero" lawsuit, 1989-1995

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

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A Finding Aid to the Barbara Mathes Gallery Records Pertaining to
Rio Nero
Lawsuit,
1989-1995
, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Carla De Luise
Scope and Content Note
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.
Language
English
Provenance
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Barbara Mathes in 2005.
Processing Information
The collection was processed by Carla De Luise in 2007.