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Galerie Darthea Speyer records, 1953-2010

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 6 series:

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Series 1: Artists' Files , 1955-2010
(Boxes 1-15; 14.8 linear feet, ER01-07; 1.58 GB)

Artists' files are varied for each artist, but may include biographical material, correspondence, gallery business records, photographs, digital photographs, slides, and printed material. Biographical material may include bibliographies, resumes, and chronologies. Correspondence is with artists and others primarily concerning the exhibition or sale of the artists' work. Found with the correspondence are other scattered business records regarding the artists' dealing with the gallery, such as shipping and sales documents, planning documents for exhibitions, and price lists. Photographs, slides, and transparencies include photographs of the artists, artwork, exhibition installations and exhibition openings at Galerie Darthea Speyer. Printed material includes exhibition announcements, catalogs, and extensive press clippings about the artists.
The gallery maintained extensive files for prominent American artists such as Roy De Forest, Beauford Delaney, Llyn Foulkes, Leon Golub, Sam Gilliam, Richard Luboski, Ed Paschke, Peter Saul, Deborah Remington, and others, often documenting a long relationship between the artist and the gallery.
Files are arranged alphabetically by artist's name. Documents within each file are arranged in rough chronological order. The gallery kept correspondence and other business records for each artist within one set of files, and that original arrangement has been maintained.
Description Container Select
Alex, Kosta, 1966-1975
(3 folders)
1
1-3
Arnold, Anne, circa 1971-1972
1
4
Baum, Don, 1981-2007
(6 folders)
1
5-10
Berlant, Tony, 1974-1978
1
11
Beasley, Bruce, 1970-1973
(2 folders)
1
12-13
Brown, Roger, 1970-1994
(4 folders)
1
14-17
Burchman, Jerrold, 1972-1978
1
18
Canin, Martin, 1972-1973
1
19
Carlson, Cynthia, 1967-1977
(3 folders)
1
20-22
Cei, Marcos, 2001
(2 folders)
1
23-24
Comby, 1970-1971
1
25
Day, John, 1962-1972
(5 folders)
1
26-30
Dean, Peter, 1971-circa 2000
(4 folders)
1
31-34
De Forest, Roy, 1972-2007
(7 folders)
2
1-7
Delaney, Beauford
Biographical Documentation, circa 1992-2002
2
8
Correspondence, 1969-1973
2
9
Correspondence, 1973-1979
2
10
Correspondence, 1991-2001
2
11
Correspondence, 1993-2003
2
12
Correspondence, 1993-1998
2
13
Correspondence, 1994-1999
2
14
Correspondence, 1992-2001
2
15
Correspondence, 1972, 1991-2002
2
16
Exhibition Files, "The Color Yellow: Beauford Delaney", 2001-2003
2
17
Exhibition Files, "The Color Yellow: Beauford Delaney", 2001-2003
2
18
Photographs, 1972-1973
2
19
Photographs, circa 1970-1990s
2
20
Photographs, circa 1972-1990s
2
21
Printed Material, circa 1963-1997
2
22
Printed Material, 1961-2004
2
23
Printed Material, 1960-1988
2
24
Slides and Transparencies
circa 1973-1999
2
25
Delfino, Leonardo, 1968-2000
(4 folders)
2
26-29
Delfino, Leonardo, 1968-2000
(2 folders)
3
1-2
Durand, Christiane
Exhibition Records, 1993-2005
(5 folders)
3
3-7
Miscellaneous Documentation, circa 1991-2010
3
8
Photographs, 1990-2007
3
9-11
Photographs of Sculptures (2007), Digital, 2014
0.29 Gigabytes
82 computer files
ER01
Printed Material, circa 1991-2010
(3 folders)
3
12-13
Slides, circa 1990s-2005
3
14
Transparencies, circa 1990s-2005
3
15
Ferrer, Rafael, 1974-2001
(7 folders)
3
16-22
Llyn, Foulkes
Correspondence and Business Records, 1967-2000
(5 folders)
3
23-27
Miscellaneous Documentation, 1976-1996
3
28
Photographs, circa 1966-2001
3
29
Printed Material, circa 1966-2001
(2 folders)
4
1-2
Slides and Transparencies, 1973-1985
4
3
Fromboluti, Iona, circa 1990s-2004
4
4-6
Photographs of Iona Fromboluti (2003), Digital, 2014
0.001 Gigabytes
Two computer files
ER02
Photographs of Paintings by Iona Fromboluti (2003-2004), Digital, 2014
0.09 Gigabytes
22 computer files
ER03
Fromboluti, Sideo
Correspondence and Business Records, 1969-2003
(5 folders)
4
7-11
Photographs, circa 1969-2003
(3 folders)
4
12-14
Printed Material, circa 1969-2000
(3 folders)
4
15-17
Slides, circa 1969-2000
4
18
Transparencies, circa 1969-2000
4
19
Georges, Paul, 1988-1995
(2 folders)
4
20-21
Gilhooly, David, 1975-1986
(4 folders)
4
22-25
Gilliam, Sam
Correspondence and Business Records, 1970-1986
(5 folders)
4
26-30
Correspondence and Business Records, 1990-2007
(3 folders)
5
1-3
Photographs, 1969-1983, circa 2007
5
4-7
Photographs of Artwork by Sam Gilliam (2006-2007), Digital, 2014
1.04 Gigabytes
98 computer files
ER04
Price Lists, circa 1978-1986
5
8
Printed Material, 1970-2007
(3 folders)
5
9-11
Slides, circa 1970s-1990s
5
12
Transparencies, circa 1970s-1980s
5
13
Golub, Leon
Biographies and Curriculum Vitae, 1970s-2001
5
14
Correspondence and Business Records, 1965-1997
(12 folders)
5
15-26
Correspondence and Business Records, 1998-2005
(7 folders)
6
1-7
Photographs, circa 1960s-1990s
(3 folders)
6
8-10
Printed Material, 1960-2007
(7 folders)
6
11-17
Slides, circa 1970s-2000s
6
18
Transparencies, circa 1990s-2000s
6
19
Granet, Roseline, 1974-1997
(11 folders)
6
20-30
Granet, Roseline, circa 1974-2007
(8 folders; contains born-digital records, see ER05)
7
1-8
Photographs and Video of Artwork by Roseline Granet (2005-2007), Digital, 2014
0.111 Gigabytes
167 computer files
ER05
Green, Art, 1969-1974
(3 folders)
7
9-11
Hill, Clinton, 1972-1981
(3 folders)
7
12-14
Hilson, Douglas, 1973-1975
7
15
Hosiasson, Philippe, circa 1989-1990
7
16
Hull, Richard, 1989-1992
7
17
Isham, Sheila, 1971-1980
7
18
Kauffman, Craig, Correspondence, 1970-1973
7
19
Kauffman, Craig, Correspondence, 1973-1980, 1998
7
20
Kauffman, Craig, Biographies, Clippings, and Photographs, circa 1973- 1983
7
21
Kauffman, Craig, Photographic Material, 1970s
7
22
Kothe, Fritz, 1965, 1976-1982
(4 folders)
7
23-26
Lee, Caroline, 1958-1976
(6 folders)
7
27-32
Locascio, Peter, 1990-1991
7
33
Luboski, Richard, 1962-1982
(2 folders)
7
34-35
Luboski, Richard, 1962-1982
(5 folders)
8
1-5
Madden, Anne, 1965-1979
(5 folders)
8
6-10
Palmore, Tom, 1971-1995
(6 folders)
8
11-16
Paschke, Ed
Bibliographies, circa 1980s-1993
8
17
Correspondence and Business Records, 1971-2002
(14 folders)
8
18-31
Correspondence and Business Records, 2004-2006
(3 folders)
9
1-3
Interview Transcript, 1998
9
4
Photographs, circa 1970s-2005
9
5-6
Photographs of Artwork by Ed Paschke (2004), Digital, 2014
0.045 Gigabytes
Five computer files
ER06
Slide Presentation about Ed Paschke (2002-2005), Digital, 2014
0.045 Gigabytes
Five computer files
See the AUTOPLAY.EXE file to access contents.
ER07
Printed Material, 1970-2005
(3 folders)
9
7-9
Writings about Ed Paschke, 1989
9
10
Pierluca, 1965-1979
(8 folders)
9
11-18
Pikoula, Vassiliki, circa 1974-1989
(8 folders)
9
19-26
Pikoula, Vassiliki, circa 1974-1989
(3 folders)
10
1-3
Poncet, Antoine, 1997-2006
10
4
Remington, Deborah, 1965-circa 1993
(9 folders)
10
5-13
Rossi, Barbara, circa 1973-1989
10
14
Saul, Peter
Biographical Material, circa 1972-2000
10
15
Correspondence and Business Records, 1969-2007
(9 folders)
10
16-24
Photographs, circa 1965-1990s
(3 folders)
10
25-27
Printed Material, 1963-2009
(6 folders)
11
1-6
Slides and Transparencies, circa 1963-1998
11
7
Schwedler, William, 1967-1989
(2 folders)
11
8-9
Segal, George, 1967-1976
(8 folders)
11
10-17
Serrano, Pablo, circa 1977-1982
(4 folders)
11
18-21
Sigg, Irmgard
Correspondence and Business Records, 1981-2005
(3 folders)
11
22-24
Photographs, 1981-1995
(4 folders)
11
25-28
Photographs, 1996-1999
12
1
Price Lists and Lists of Works, 1986-2004
12
2
Printed Material, 1981-2005
(3 folders)
12
3-5
Slides, 1986-2004
12
6
Transparencies, circa 1990s-2000s
12
7
Sigg, Thierry, 1984-2008
(5 folders)
12
8-12
Speyer, Nora
Correspondence and Business Records, 1968-2002
(4 folders)
12
13-16
Photographs, 1956-circa 2001
(3 folders)
12
17-19
Printed Material, 1955-2001
(2 folders)
12
20-21
Slides, circa 1970s-1980s
12
22
Transparencies, circa 1980s-1990s
(2 folders)
12
23-24
Speyer, Tilly, 1973, circa 1970s
12
25
Stahly, Francois
Biographical Material, circa 1970s-1989
13
1
Correspondence and Business Records, 1968-1978, 1994
(6 folders)
13
2-7
Photographs, 1960s-1980s
(16 folders)
13
8-23
Printed Material, circa 1956-1997
(4 folders)
13
24-27
Printed Material, circa 1960-1980s
(3 folders)
14
1-3
Slides, circa 1960s-1980s
14
4
Tobey, Mark, circa 1970s
(3 folders)
14
5-7
Ursula
Biography, 1996
14
8
Correspondence and Business Records, 1983-2000
(2 folders)
14
9-10
Photographs, circa 1970s-1990s
(3 folders)
14
11-13
Printed Material, circa 1969-2000
(4 folders)
14
14-17
Slides and Transparencies, circa 1990s
(2 folders)
14
18-19
Viswanadhan, Velu, 1977-2006
(8 folders)
14
20-27
Viswanadhan, Velu, circa 1988-2000
15
1
Weiss, Hugh, circa 1974-1995
(4 folders)
15
2-5
Zapkus, Kes, circa 1973-1988
(3 folders)
15
6-8
Zuka
Correspondence and Business Records, 1985-1989
15
9
Photographs, 1968-1993
(5 folders)
15
10-14
Printed Material, 1970-2007
(2 folders)
15
15-16
Slides, circa 1974-2005
15
17
Transparencies, circa 1970s-2000s
15
18

Series 2: Financial Records , 2000-2002
(Box 15; 6 folders)

This series contains scattered financial records from 2000 to 2002. Included are inventories, account statements, tax records, shipping records, and correspondence regarding finances. Documents in this series are in French.
Description Container Select
Financial Records, 2000-2002
(6 folders)
15
19-24

Series 3: Guestbooks , 1997-2009
(Box 16; 8 folders)

Found here are eight gallery guestbooks. Each book documents at least a year of exhibitions at the gallery and includes notes and signatures from visitors. Exhibition announcements are pasted within the books to indicate the opening of new exhibitions.
Guestbooks are arranged choronologically.
Description Container Select
Guestbooks, 1997-2009
(8 volumes)
16
1-8

Series 4: Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome Art Collection , circa 1980s-2009
(Box 16; 4 folders)

This series contains documentation of the works of art that were selected by Darthea Speyer for the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome hotel. Found here is a contract, press releases which include lists of artists in the collection, new clippings documenting the hotel's opening, and photographs and transparencies of artwork. Documents in this series are in French.
Description Container Select
"Bon de Commande", circa 2001
16
9
Press Releases and Clippings, 2002-2009
16
10
Photographs of Artwork, circa 2000s
16
11
Transparencies, circa 1980s-2000s
16
12

Series 5: Printed Material , 1953-2008
(Boxes 16, 17, OV 19-22; 0.8 linear feet)

Printed material consists of posters and Galerie Darthea Speyer exhibition announcements. Included with the exhibition announcements are lists of exhibitions by year. Researchers should note that this set of announcements is incomplete. Additional announcements and catalogs may be found within Series 1: Artists' Files. Many of the posters advertise exhibitions organized by Darthea Speyer at the Musee National D'Art Moderne and Centre Culturel Americain, including 12 Modern American Painters and Sculptors (1953). Additional posters advertise exhibitions at Galerie Darthea Speyer and elsewhere for artists such as Leon Golub, Beauford Delaney, Ed Paschke, Peter Saul, Hugh Weiss, and several others.
Exhibition announcements and posters for exhibitions at Musee National D'Art Moderne and Centre Culturel Americain are arranged chronologically. Additional posters are arranged alphabetically by artist.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Announcements, 1968-2003
(6 folders)
16
13-18
Exhibition Announcements, 2004-2008
17
1
Posters, Musee National D'Art Moderne, 1953-1964
OV 19
Posters, Centre Culturel Americain, 1958-1963
OV 20
Posters, Alphabetical by Artist, A-M, 1960-2001
OV 21
Posters, Alphabetical by Artist, P-Z, 1960-2001
OV 22

Series 6: Photographs , circa 1960s-1970s
(Boxes 17-18; 0.7 linear feet)

Photographs include an unidentified exhibition opening, exhibition installations at Galerie Darthea Speyer, and numerous photographs of artwork. Also found are a few photographs of Beauford Delaney and several of his paintings. Most of the photographs of exhibition installations include handwritten annotations with the name and date of exhibition. Researchers should note that many additional photographs can be found in Series 1: Artists files.
Description Container Select
Unidentified Exhibition Opening, circa 1970s
17
2
Exhibition Installations, Identified, 1968-1977
(5 folders)
17
3-7
Exhibition Installations, Unidentified, circa 1968-1977
(3 folders)
17
8-10
Beauford Delaney and Artwork, circa 1970s
18
1
Beauford Delaney and Artwork, Negatives, circa 1972
18
2
Photographs of Artwork, circa 1960s-1970s
(3 folders)
18
3-5
Photographs of Artwork, Negatives, circa 1960s-1970s
(2 folders)
18
6-7

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
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