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Gary Falk papers, circa 1955-2013

Contents and Arrangement

This collection is arranged as 7 series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1966-2013
0.5 Linear feet
Box 1

Found here are Gary Falk's appointment books, passport, and wallet, as well as lists and digital photographs of his works, project proposals, and records of his time as a student at Yale University. Also found are a short memoir written by Lillian Falk, Gary's mother, and items from his memorial service, including eulogies, and recordings of the speakers and music on two sound cassettes.
Description Container Select
Birth Certificate (Copy), circa 1966
1
1
Appointment Book Pages, 1981
1
2
Appointment Book, 1983
1
3
Appointment Book, 1983-1984
1
4
Donation to FHI 360 Art Collection, 2013
1 electronic discs (cd)
1
5
Lists and Images of Works in Collections, 1999, 2013, 2004
Includes born-digital records, see ER01
1
6
Images of Works in Collections (2006), 2014
0.005 Gigabytes
72 computer files
ER01
List of Large Scale Public Projects, circa 1985
1
7
Memoir by Lillian Falk, 2006-2007
1
8
Memorial Service, 1986
Includes 2 sound cassettes.
1
9-10
Miscellaneous Biographical Material, circa 1970s-1998
1
11
Passport, 1982
1
11
Project Proposals, 1980-1986
1
12
Rolodex Pages, circa 1980s
1
13
Wallet, 1980s
1
16
Yale University Student Records, 1973-1975
1
17

Series 2: Correspondence , 1973-1996
4 Folders
Box 1

The small amount of correspondence found here includes a personal letters to Gary Falk, and a few postcards he sent his parents. Also found are letters of condolence and letters to his parents regarding the posthumous exhibition of his artwork.
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Letters to Gary Falk, 1980-1987
1
18
Gary Falk Postcards to Parents, 1973, 1982-1983
1
19
Letters and Condolences to Lillian and Charles Falk, 1986-1996
1
20-21

Series 3: Notebooks , 1979-circa 2004
4 Folders
Box 1

Notebooks from 1979 and 1985 contain general notes, including some sales records and project ideas. One travel notebook documents a trip to Italy. One notebook from circa 2004 only contains a few entries and possibly belonged to Gary Falk's parents.
Description Container Select
Notebook, 1979
1
22
Notebook, circa 1985
1
23
Travel Notebook, 1980s
1
24
Notebook, circa 2004
1
25

Series 4: Exhibition Files , 1977-1988
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1-2

Found here are files documenting exhibitions in which Gary Falk showed works. The contents of each file varies, but may include exhibition catalogs and announcements, press clippings, photographs, correspondence, loan agreements, and price lists.
Description Container Select
Sarah Lawrence College, Painting 75 76 77 (1977), 1977
1
26
Fashion Institute of Technology, Dianne B. Collection Autumn 1981, 1981, 1987
1
27
New Museum, The Window (1983), 1982-1983
1
28
University of Texas at Austin, New American Painting: A Tribute to James and Mari Michener (1984), 1983-1984
1
29
Bette Stoler Gallery, Art from the Machine (1984), 1984
1
30
White Columns, Bunnies (1984), 1984
1
31
Hallwalls, Objectivity (1984), 1984
1
32
Museo Rufino Tamayo, Narrative Forms (1984-1985), 1984
1
33
Wesleyan University, Wall Installation, 1984-1985
1
34
P.S. 1, Narratives (1985), 1985
1
35
New Museum, SIGNS (1985), 1985
1
36
Everson Museum of Art, Computers and Art (1988), 1986-1988
1
37
Rosa Esman Gallery, The Language of Form, The Form of Language (1988), 1987-1988
2
1

Series 5: Printed Material , 1962-1990
0.2 Linear feet
Box 2, OV 5

Printed material includes magazines articles and news clippings regarding Gary Falk's work. Also included are exhibition announcements, a few photocopied source images, event programs, publications from Yale which mention Falk, and a monograph about Falk printed after his death.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Announcements, 1977-1988
2
2
Gary Falk: A Monograph, circa 1988
2
3
Magazines, 1978-1987
2
4-5
News Clippings, circa 1978-1997
2
6
Source Images, undated
2
7
Programs, 1962, 1989, circa 1968
2
8
Yale Publications, 1971, 1990
2
9
Oversize Poster, undated
OV 5

Series 6: Photographs , circa 1955-1990s
0.7 Linear feet
Boxes 2-4

Found here are portraits of Gary Falk, personal color snapshots of Falk with friends, photographs of his apartment, and photographs and slides of works of art. Also found are many travel photographs and snapshots of his time as a visiting artist in Cummington, Massachusetts, and black and white photographs taken by Falk.
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Gary Falk, circa 1955-1986
2
10-11
Yale Summer School Group Portrait, 1974
2
12
Cummington, Massachusetts, 1982
2
13
Montauk, New York, 1984
3
1
Mexico, 1985
3
2-3
Loft Apartment, 1986, 1981
3
4
Miscellaneous Polaroids, circa 1980s
3
5
Photographs and Negatives of Artwork, 1980s-1990s
3
6
Slides of Gary Falk and Artwork, 1970s
4
1-2
Photographs Taken by Gary Falk, circa 1970s
4
3-6
Negatives of Photographs Taken by Gary Falk, circa 1970s
4
7

Series 7: Artwork , 1958-1980s
0.5 Linear feet
Box 3, OVs 5-7

Found here are pencil drawings, collages, and two sketchbooks belonging to Gary Falk. Included are clock designs in colored pencil on black paper. Many of the pencil drawings and collages have source material from magazines attached. Also found are student and childhood drawings and two works of art on fabric.
Description Container Select
Clock Designs, circa 1970s
3
7
Collage, undated
3
8
Drawings and Collages, circa 1970s-1980s
Oversized material housed in OV 5
3
9
Drawings, circa 1970s
3
10
Holiday Cards Designed by Gary Falk, circa 1980s
3
11
Sketchbook, circa 1980s
3
12
Sketchbook, circa 1980s
3
13
Print by L. Kerr, circa 1980s
3
14
Oversize Drawings and Collages, circa 1970s-1980s
OV 5
Oversize Childhood Drawings, 1958-1959
OV 5
Oversize Student Artwork, circa 1970s
OV 6
Oversize Artwork on Fabric, circa 1970s
OV 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.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.