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Grace Borgenicht Gallery Records, circa 1953-1996

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 8 series.

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Series 1: Administrative Records , 1970-1995
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Files concern advertising, private events, gallery renovation plans, artists' insurance, and writings about the gallery.
Description Container Select
Advertising, 1993-1995
1
1
Advertising Proofs, circa 1985-circa 1987
1
2
Artists Insurance Letters, 1970
1
3
Events, circa 1985-circa 1987
1
4
Renovation Documents, 1990
1
5
Writings and Notes About the Grace Borgenicht Gallery, circa 1980s
1
6

Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1950s-1995
2 Linear feet
Boxes 1-2

Correspondence includes general chronological correspondence, letters with the Hokin Gallery and Raab Gallery, and correspondence regarding gallery prints for the Library of Congress. Artists and works of art are typically discussed in general correspondence.
General correspondence is arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Gallery Prints, 1970-1971
1
7
General Correspondence, 1950s-1969
1
8-11
General Correspondence, 1970-1979
1
12-20
General Correspondence, 1980-1986
1
21-23
General Correspondence, 1987-1989
2
1-3
General Correspondence, 1990-1995
2
4-15
Hokin Gallery, 1975-1979
3
1
Museums, 1953-1975
3
2
Prints for Library of Congress , 1956-1966
3
3
Raab Gallery, Berlin, 1995
3
4

Series 3: Exhibition Files , circa 1970-1996
1.3 Linear feet
Boxes 3-4

There are exhibition files for Milton Avery ("Avery in Mexico," "Milton Avery and His Friends," "Milton Avery: Impressions of Mexico"), Paul Burlin ("Paul Burlin: Late Paintings"), Stuart Davis ("Stuart Davis: The Formative Years 1910-1930"), and Wolf Kahn's exhibition at the Arts Club of Chicago. Additional files cover exhibitions of from Germany ("Die Bruke: Major Painitngs and Works on Paper," "Selected German Prints," "German Prints 1900-1984: A Selected Survey"), Japan ("Techno-Metaphysics"), Korea ("Six Artists from Korea"), Mexico ("10 Artistas de Mexico"), and Canada ("Fifty Years of Canadian Landscape Painting: A Selection"). The gallery's participation in the ARCO (Feria Iinternacional de Arte Contemporaneo) art fair, the Art Dealers Association of America's "The Art Show," and the Messe Basel International Art Fair are also documented. Other significant exhibitions include "The Gloucester Years," "Pastel Anthonology II," and "Still Life Anthology."
Description Container Select
"10 Artistas de Mexico" (1993), 1992-1995
3
5-6
ARCO (Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo) Art Fair (1992), circa 1992-1992
3
7
ARCO (Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo) Art Fair (1993), 1992-1993
3
8-9
ARCO (Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo) Art Fair, Organizing Committee, circa 1992
3
10
"Art 1994 Chicago: The New Pier Show" (1994), 1993-1994
3
11
Art Dealers Association of America, "The Art Show" (1990, 1992)
3
12
Art Dealers Association of America, "The Art Show" (1993-1996), 1992-1996
3
13
"Avery in Mexico" (1981-1982), 1980-1981
3
14
Chirino Traveling Show (1990-1991), 1988-1989
3
15
"Die Brucke: Major Paintings and Works on Paper", "Selected German Prints" (1992), 1992-1993
3
16
"Fifty Years of Canadian Landscape Painting: A Selection" (1987)
3
17
"German Prints 1900-1984: A Selected Survey" (1984), circa 1984-1985
3
18
"The Gloucester Years" (1982), circa 1981- circa 1982
3
19-20
"The Gloucester Years" (1982), Reviews, 1982
4
1
"Invitational Exhibition" (1983), circa 1983
4
2
"Landscape Anthology" (1988), circa 1988
4
3
Messe Basel International Art Fair , "Art 25 '94" (1994), 1993
4
4
"Milton Avery and His Friends" (1978), circa 1978
4
5
"Milton Avery: Impressions of Mexico" (1984), circa 1983-1984
4
6
"Pastel Anthology II" (1987), circa 1987
4
7
"Paul Burlin: Late Paintings" (1981), circa 1970, 1980-1981
4
8
"Sculpture for Architecture" (1974), 1974
4
9
"Six Artists from Korea" (1995), 1994-1995
4
10
"Still Life Anthology" (1990), circa 1990
4
11
"Stuart Davis: The Formative Years 1910-1930" (1983), 1983
4
12
"Techno-Metaphysics" (1989), 1989-1990
4
13-14
Wolf Kahn, Arts Club of Chicago (1981), 1979-1980
4
15

Series 4: Artists Files , circa 1950s-1995
11.2 Linear feet
Boxes 4-13, 16-22

Artists' files consist mainly of correspondence with galleries and patrons regarding the artists and their work, and with many artists. The files on Milton Avery include documents for the Milton Avery Trust and writings about Avery. Jose de Rivera's files include preliminary writings by Dore Ashton for the book Jose de Rivera Constructions. Other artists' files are found for Max Beckmann, Charles Biederman, Martin Chirino, Jimmy Ernst, Janet Fish, Philip Grausman, Roy Gussow, Hans Hokanson, Angelo Ippolito, Rueben Kadish, David Lund, Gabor Peterdi, David Saunders, Sandy Walker, and Elbert Weinberg.
The files are arranged alphabetically by artist surname.
Description Container Select
Artists Curriculum Vitaes, circa 1980s-1990s
4
16
Avery, Milton, General, 1950s-1985
4
17-24
Avery, Milton, General, 1986-1995
5
1-16
Avery, Milton, Correspondence Regarding Publications, circa 1980-1990
6
1
Avery, Milton, Milton Avery Trust, circa 1989-1990
6
2-5
Avery, Milton, Writings About Avery, circa 1960s-1980s
6
6
Beckmann, Max, 1980s-1995
6
7-12
Biederman, Charles, 1970s-1988
6
13-16
Biederman, Charles, 1989-1995
7
1-2
Biederman Port Authority Commission, 1980
7
3
Bolotowsky, Ilya, Publicity Documents, 1960s-1980s
7
4-5
Bolotowsky, Ilya, Trois Anges Ltd. Graphics Contract, 1969-1971
7
6
Brown, David Lee, 1969-1995
7
7-9
Burlin, Paul, 1962-1995
7
10-11
Bush, Jack, 1987-1995
7
12-13
Canadian Artists, 1987-1995
7
14
Chirino, Martin, 1960-1980s
7
15-19
Chirino, Martin, 1980s-1990s
8
1-3
Corbett, Edward, 1950s-1990s
8
4-6
Cuevas, Jose Luis, 1969-1982
8
7-9
Currie, Steve, 1988-1995
8
10
D'Arcangelo, Allan, 1982
8
11
Davis, Stuart, 1978-1990
8
12-15
Derain, Andre, 1987-1995
8
16
De Rivera, Jose, General, 1950s-1970s
8
17-18
De Rivera, Jose, General, 1970s-1990s
9
1-7
De Rivera, Jose, Bibliography Cards, circa 1980s
9
8
De Rivera, Jose, Documents on Book Constructions, 1970s-1980s
9
9-10
De Rivera, Jose, Library of Congress Copyright Office, 1979
9
11
De Rivera, Jose, Writings by Others, circa 1980
9
12
De Rivera, Jose, Writings by Dore Ashton, circa 1980
9
13
Ernst, Jimmy, 1969-1988
9
14-15
Fetting, Rainer, 1994-1995
9
16
Fish, Janet, 1993-1995
10
1-2
Gill, John, 1986-1995
10
3
Grausman, Philip, 1965-1980
10
4
Grillo, John, 1975-1980
10
5
Gussow, Roy, 1975-1991
10
6
Hokanson, Hans, 1976-1990
10
7
Howes, Royce, 1987-1995
10
8
Hull, John, 1985-1995
10
9-10
Ippolito, Angelo, 1972-1991
10
11
Kahn, Wolf, 1956-1980s
10
12-18
Kahn, Wolf, 1980s-1995
11
1-6
Kadish, Reuben, 1979-1995
11
7
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, 1982-1991
11
8-10
Lee, Jenny, 1993-1994
11
11
Lehmbruck, Wilhelm, circa 1990s
11
12
Leonard, Ruth, 1989-1991
11
13
Lund, David, 1959-1991
11
14
Mason, Emily, 1988-1995
11
15
Milne, David, 1989-1994
11
16
Opper, John, 1966-1995
11
17-18
Peterdi, Gabor, 1953-1995
12
1-4
Pozzi, Lucio, 1992-1995
12
5
Radford, Matthew, 1993-1995
12
6-7
Romberger, James, 1988-1995
12
8
Roos, Gabriele, 1976-1981
12
9
Rosen, Jane, 1988-1995
12
10
Salemme, Attilio, 1977-1984
12
11
Santomaso, Giuseppe, 1982-1984
12
12
Saunders, David, 1983-1995
12
13-15
Smith, Houghton Cranford, 1988-1995
12
16-18
Thomas, Gwenn, 1988-1992
13
1
Toepp, Wayne, 1988-1992
13
2
Walker, Sandy, 1977-1983
13
3
Weinberg, Elbert, 1960s-1995
13
4-9
Welz, Rebecca, 1989-1995
13
10
White, Rodney, 1989-1991
13
11
Bolotowsky, Ilya, Publicity Albums, 1963-1976
16
Brown, David Lee, Publicity Album, 1970-1978
16
Burlin, Paul, Publicity Album, 1962-1981
18
Corbett, Edward, Publicity Album, 1959-1973
18
Cuevas, Jose Luis, Publicity Album, 1976-1978
18
De Rivera, Jose, Publicity Albums, 1946-1975
19
Grausman, Philip, Publicity Album, 1974-1978
19
Gussow, Roy, Publicity Album, 1963-1978
20
Hokanson, Hans, Publicity Album, circa 1968-1980
20
Ippolito, Angelo, Publicity Album, circa 1968-1980
20
Kadish, Reuben, Publicity Album, circa 1971-1978
20
Kahn, Wolf, Publicity Albums, 1954-1979
17
Lund, David, Publicity Album, 1954-1983
17
Opper, John, Publicity Album, 1966-1978
22
Peterdi, Gabor, Publicity Album, 1951-1977
22
Saunders, David, Publicity Album, 1979-1983
22
Walker, Sandy, Publicity Album, 1977-1979
22
Weinberg, Elbert, Publicity Albums, circa 1966-1982
21

Series 5: Financial and Legal Records , 1953-1995
1.4 Linear feet
Boxes 13-15

The bulk of the series consists of sales and operations ledgers. Also included are files for artists contracts, documents regarding the Instituto de Artes Graficas de Caxaca/Francisco Toledo Non-Profit, and the London Arts Group.
Description Container Select
Artists Contracts, circa 1955-1978
13
12-13
Instituto de Artes Graficas de Caxaca/Francisco Toledo Non-Profit, 1990
13
14
Ledgers, Accounts Payable and Receivable, 1975-1985
14
1
Ledgers, General, 1985-1986
14
2
Ledgers, Operations, 1976-1985
14
3-6
Ledgers, Sales by Month, 1979-1985
14
7
Ledgers, Sales by Name, A-C, circa 1953-1985
14
8-10
Ledgers, Sales by Name, D-F, circa 1953-1985
14
11-12
Ledgers, Sales by Name, G-I, circa 1953-1985
14
13-14
Ledgers, Sales by Name, J-L, circa 1953-1985
14
15-16
Ledgers, Sales by Name, M-O, circa 1953-1985
14
17-18
Ledgers, Sales by Name, P-S, circa 1953-1985
14
19-20
Ledgers, Sales by Name, P-S, circa 1953-1985
15
1
Ledgers, Sales by Name, T-Z, circa 1953-1985
15
2-3
London Arts Group, 1973-1974
15
4

Series 6: Printed Materials , circa 1950s-1995
0.8 Linear feet
Box 15

Printed materials consist of exhibition catalogs and exhibition announcements.
This series is arranged chronologically.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Announcements, 1950s-1990s
15
5-8
Exhibition Catalogs, 1960s-1995
15
9-15

Series 7: Scrapbooks , circa 1950s-circa 1980s
0.3 Linear feet
Box 23

Two scrapbooks contain clippings, certificates, photographs, and other printed material.
Description Container Select
Scrapbooks, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
23

Series 7: Photographic Materials , circa 1950s-circa 1980s
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 24-25

Photographic negatives of artwork are found here. A majority are labeled with the artist's name.
Description Container Select
Negatives of Artwork, circa 1950s-circa 1980s
24-25

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.