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Series 5 | A Finding Aid to the Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records, 1960-2014

Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records, 1960-2014

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Series 5: Printed Material, 1963-2014
5.2 linear feet
Boxes 38-44, 80, OV 88-OV 90

Printed material produced by OK Harris Works of Art includes a complete set of exhibition announcements. Scattered among the announcements are a small number of invitations to gallery events including receptions, openings, a sock hop, a few performances, concerts, and parties. Although OK Harris presented as many as six concurrent exhibitions every six weeks, the number of exhibition catalogs and posters is very small, reflecting the tight schedule. Earlier printed material is particularly creative and unique, each announcement carving out an attention getting and occasionally humorous approach, some with modest shock value. The graphics are usually interesting as are the materials used. Over time, OK Harris's printed items became more traditional with postcard style announcements predominating.
Printed material produced by others consists of periodicals, books, exibition catalogs, guidebooks and clippings. Most are about or mention Ivan Karp, Marilyn Karp, gallery artists and exhibitions. Exhibition catalogs feature works by OK Harris artists and works loaned by the gallery; also included are catalogs of shows for which Karp was a juror. Miscellaneous items relate to events with Karp as a speaker or juror. Scattered throughout is general information about SoHo and Photo-realism. Exhibition Posters are: "Amerikanske Realister," Randers Kunstmuseum; "Ivan C. Karp Photographs," California State University, Long Beach; "Los Angeles Heute," Amerika Haus; and "Ivan Karp: The Face of Contemporary Art," Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture. Miscellaneous posters are: "Walt Disney" by W. Fawcett, "Marihuana" (
sic
), "Artist being Booked for Exhibiting Without Talent," "Biscuits" by Manuel Hughes, and "Davis Cone."
Additional printed items generated by OK Harris Works of Art and other sources are found among administrative files (Series 2), artists' files (Series 3), and the Ivan C. Karp papers (Series 8).
This series is arranged as 2 subseries:
5.1: Produced by OK Harris Works of Art, 1969-2014
5.2: Produced by Others, 1963-2012
5.1:Produced by OK Harris Works of Art, 1969-2014
DescriptionContainer
Exhibition Schedules, 1969-2014
38
38
Exhibition Announcements, 1969 October-1981 July
Oversized material housed in Box 80
38
39-50
Exhibition Announcements, 1981 September-1992 July
39
1-11
Exhibition Announcements, 1992 September-2003 September
40
1-11
Exhibition Announcements, 2003 September-2014 April
41
1-11
Exhibition Catalogs, 1974-2010
41
12-13
Exhibition Posters, 1972-1990, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 88
41
14
Oversized Exhibition Announcements from Box 38, Folder 39), 1970
80
Oversized Exhibition Posters from Box 41, Folder 14, 1972-1990, undated
OV 88
5.2:Produced by Others, 1963-2013
DescriptionContainer
Articles, 1963-2012, undated
42
1-15
Books, 1985-2010, undated
42
16-20
Exhibition Catalogs, 1963-2012
43
1-15
Exhibition Posters, 1973-1996
Oversized material housed in OV 89
43
16
Guidebooks, 1978-2013
43
17-20
Guidebooks, 2004-2013
44
1-3
Invitations to September 11 Memorial Exhibitions, 2002
44
4
Miscellaneous Printed Items, 1975-2008
44
5-7
Periodicals, 1972-2009
44
8-10
Posters, Miscellaneous, 1996, undated
Oversized material housed in OV 90
44
11
Oversized Exhibition Posters from Box 43, Folder 16, 1973-1996
OV 89
Oversized Posters, Miscellaneous, from Box 44, Folder 11, 1996, undated
OV 90

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.