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Series 8 | 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 8: Ivan C. Karp Personal Papers, 1961-2012
4 linear feet
Boxes 75-79

The Ivan C. Karp papers consist mainly of journals that record travel and daily life. There are a large number of obituaries from print and internet sources along with other biographical information, published versions of brief interviews with Karp conducted for various purposes, writings, a few materials relating to business and academic activities, and some photographs.
The majority of this series consits of photocopies of Ivan C. Karp's journals from the period 1950-2012 (bulk 1991-2012). The earliest are travel journals written during trips to Italy, Spain, France, and more unusual destinations such as Bulgaria, Tunisia, Egypt, Poland, and Guatemala. The observant and thoughtul young Ivan Karp included salient details of travel and everyday life. Some entries are accompanied by drawings, and his interest in wordplay is evident. Later daily journals, written when Karp was an established art dealer, are more organized and less personal. Photographs, clippings, maps, and wine labels are occasionally included to illustrate statements or add interest. He wrote about scheduled activities, food and wine, sports, music, politics, and often commented on the weather. While daily journals record travel experiences at home and abroad, little mention is made of family or friends.
Writings by Karp include articles, introductions and essays for exhibition catalogs, and a chapter in a book about the business of art. Among the writings by others is
I Married an Art Dealer
by Marilynn Karp. Also found are an academic paper, "Reflections on American Super Realism and Photo Realism" by Michael Jucker, and a dissertation by Suzanne Pines, "Five Photo-Realists: Process and Perceptions" (Columbia University, 1979). Among the small number of photographs are several digitial copies of earlier images of Karp including him in uniform during World War II and several at his gallery.
DescriptionContainer
Resumes and Bibliographies, 1976-2012
76
5
Obituaries and Appreciations, 2012
Includes 1 electronic disc (CD)
76
6
Obituaries, Internet, 2012
76
7
Interviews with Ivan C. Karp, 1984-2009, undated
76
8-9
Writings by Ivan C. Karp, 1963-2012, undated
76
10-13
Writings By Others Relating to Ivan C. Karp, 1991-2002, undated
76
14
Book by Marilynn Karp, 2014
76
15
Academic Paper by Michael Jucker, 1988
Dissertation by Suzanne Pines, 1979
76
16
Anonymous Arts Recovery Society File, 1961-2002, undated
77
1
Artist Guest House Records File, 1983-2010, undated
77
2-3
Photographs, circa 1975-2012
77
4
Journals
Travel Journals
Holland, England, Ireland; "Parables" Opinions, Observations on Various Subjects (circa 1950-circa 1954), 2007
77
5
Sicily, (1933 [not found]); Spain ([1953],1958), France (1958), 2007
77
6
Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia, London (1962 July-August), 2007
77
7
Brussels, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Roumania, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Poland (1964 June-August), 2007
77
8
Omaha, Reno (1968 June), 2007
77
9
Guatemala, Panama (1976 February), 2007
77
10
France (1977); Prague, Budapest (1978); Spain (1980); Italy (1981); Tunisia (198)]; France (1982), (1977 May-1982 June), 2007
77
11
Southern Spain, England, Paris, Las Vegas (1983 February-September), 2007
77
12
Sicily (1983 December), 2007
77
13
Egypt;Haiti, Palm Beach, Las Vegas, Paris; Italy; Nice, Monaco; Knoxville, Guatemala (1984 December-1984 March)[1987], 2007
77
14
Las Vegas; England, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Moscow, Leningrad; Las Vegas, Paris, Israel; Nashville, Southwest, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Albuquerque (1987 September-1990 December), 2007
77
15
Daily Journals
Volume 1 (1991 February 4-1991 November 7), 2007
77
16
Volume 2 (1991 November 8-1992 August 10), 2007
77
17
Volume 3 (1992 August 11-1993 April 1), 2007
77
18
Volume 4 (1993 April 1-1994 August 18), 2007
77
19-20
Volume 5 (1994 August 19-1995 March 22), 2007
77
21-22
Volume 6 (1995 March 23-1995 September 11), 2007
77
23-24
Volume 7 (1995 September 12-1996 February 28), 2007
77
25
Volume 8 (1996 February 29-1996 July 9), 2007
77
26
Volume 9 (1996 July 10-1996 November 3), 2007
77
27
Volume 10 (1996 November 4-1997 April 20, 2007
77
28
Volume 11 (1997 April 22-1997 August 18), 2007
78
1
Volume 12 (1997 August 19-1998 January 21), 2007
78
2
Volume 13 (1998 January 22-1998 June 24), 2007
78
3
Volume 14 (1998 June 25-1998 October 12), 2007
78
4
Volume 15 (1998 October13-1999 April 9), 2007
78
5
Volume 16 (1999 April 10-1999 August 9), 2007
78
6
Volume 17 (1999 August 10- 1999 December 29), 2007
78
7
Volume 18 (1999 December 30-2000 June 13), 2007
78
8
Volume 19 (2000 June 14-2000 September 11), 2007
78
9
Volume 20 (2000 September 12-2001 May 4), 2007
78
10
Volume 21 (2001 May 5-2001 September 28), 2007
78
11
Volume 22 (2001 September 29-2002 June 9), 2007
78
12
Volume 23 (2002 June 10-2002 September 28), 2007
78
13
Volume 24 (2002 October 7-2003 April 30), 2007
78
14
Volume 25 (2003 May 1-2003 August 8), 2007
78
15
Volume 26 (2003 August 8-2004 February 3), 2007
78
16
Volume 27 (2004 February 4-2004 June 26), 2007
78
17
Volume 28 (2004 June 27-2004 November 10), 2007
78
18
Volume 29 (2004 November 11-2005 May 22), 2007
78
19
Volume 30 (2005 May 23-2005 August 22), 2012
78
20
Volume 31 (2005 August 23-2006 January 27), 2012
78
21
Volume 32 (2006 January 29-2006 June 23), 2012
78
22
Volume 33 (2006 June 24-2007 January 20), 2012
79
1
Volume 34 (2007 January 21-2007 June 29), 2012
79
2
Volume 35 (2007 June 30-2008 March 11), 2012
79
3
Volume 36 (2008 March 13-2008 July 11), 2012
79
4
Volume 37 (2008 July 12-2009 January 21), 2012
79
5
Volume 38 (2009 January 22-2009 December 30), 2012
79
6
Volume 39 (2010 January -2012 June 13), 2012
79
7
Loose Pages (circa 1993-circa 1997), circa 2007
79
8

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