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Christine Burgin Gallery records, 1980-2016

Christine Burgin Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 18 Linear feet 52.28 Gigabytes

Summary: The records of Christine Burgin Gallery, a New York City gallery representing conceptual artists from the United States and Europe, measure 18 linear feet and 52.28 GB, and date from 1980-2016. The collection documents the gallery's activities, projects, and relationships with artists through administrative files and business records, artist files, exhibition files, and client files. Administrative files and business records document the operations and daily activities of the gallery. Artist files comprise nearly half of the collection and contain correspondence with artists, consignment and loan forms for exhibitions at other venues, inventories and sales invoices, photographic material, exhibitions announcements and catalogs, clippings, research and source material, as well as project files for numerous publications and editions the gallery produced in collaboration with artists. Exhibition files document the dozens of exhibitions at the gallery during their two periods of operation, 1986-1992 and 1999-2007, and include correspondence, price lists, installation documentation, photographic material, press releases, artist biographies, exhibition announcements, and clippings. Client files predominantly contain correspondence and invoices to clients. Some material is in born-digital form, including images of artwork and installations, slide shows, document files, as well as audiovisual recordings. The collection also contains two analog video recordings.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Christine Burgin Gallery (established 1986; closed 2007), owned and operated by Christine Burgin, was a gallery in New York City that represented conceptual artists from the United States and Europe. The gallery operated from 1986-1992 and from 1999-2007. Gallery artists included Zoe Beloff, Victor Burgin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Harrell Fletcher, Rodney Graham, Fariba Hajamadi, Paul Lincoln, Max Neuhaus, Richard Nonas, Hermann Pitz, Allen Ruppersberg, Victoria Sambunaris, Alan Saret, Jeanne Silverthorne, Michael Smith, and many others. In addition to staging solo and group exhibitions, the gallery produced numerous publications and editions in collaboration with artists.

Provenance

Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2017 by Christine Burgin.