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Joe Lopez papers and Gallista gallery records, 1966-2016

Lopez, Joe, 1945-

Painter, Gallery owner


Collection Information

Size: 1.7 linear feet

Summary: Personal papers and gallery records of painter and gallery owner Joe Lopez including correspondence, writings, loan files, financial records, artwork, a scrapbook, printed material, and audio visual material.
Correspondence is with friends, family, and community members. Writings are by Lopez and his family and include poems, an artist's statement, and essays. Financial records include loan forms and permission to publish forms. Financial records consist of price lists and legal documentation regarding copyright and trademark. Artwork includes studies, sketches, and proposals. One scrapbook contains printed material and photographs of artwork and events. Photographs are of Lopez, his family, works of art, and his gallery. Printed material includes press releases, a self-published book of poems by Lopez, newspaper clippings, and exhibition announcements. Audio visual material consists of a musical performance, photographs, and talks by Lopez and others on CDs and DVDs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joe Lopez (1945- ) is a painter and gallery owner in San Antonio, Texas. Lopez founded the Gallista Gallery (1996-2016) in San Antonio, Texas.


Donated 2016 by Joe Lopez.

How to Use This Collection

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Restrictions on Use

The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that they may own.

How to Cite This Collection

Joe Lopez papers and Gallista gallery records, 1966-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.