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Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1964-2003

Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1964-2003

Louis K. Meisel Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Louis K. Meisel Gallery (est. 1973) is an art gallery in New York, N.Y. The gallery is owned and operated by Louis K. Meisel.

Provenance

The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records were donated by Louis K. Meisel in 1990 and 2009.

Scope and Contents

The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964-2003. The collection consists of correspondence with artists and other individuals; writings by Louis K. Meisel; subject files; and photographs. Correspondence documents the gallery's dealings with its artists.

Correspondence is with artists represented by the gallery; they discuss their works in progress, scheduling exhibitions, and sales of work with Meisel. Included are letters from John Baeder, Chuck Close, Don Eddy, Richard Estes, Audrey Flack, Ralph Goings, Richard McClean, Theodoros Stamos, and others. Also found are letters from Larry Rivers, Anwar el-Sadat, Robert Hughes, and Tom Messer.

Writings include a typescript by Louis K. Meisel on becoming an art dealer. Subject files are on art historian Gregory Battcock and sculptor Jason Seley, who was represented by Meisel.

Photographs include a photograph of Louis K. Meisel and his wife, Susan Meisel with Photorealists artists at a book party. Also found are photographs of John Baldessari with Herbert and Dorothy Vogel; and Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor.

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