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More Information | A Finding Aid to the Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1964-2003

Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records, 1964-2003

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A Finding Aid to the Louis K. Meisel Gallery Selected Records,
1964-2003
in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Joy Weiner
Scope and Contents
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1964-2003. The records of this New York gallery consist of correspondence with artists and other individuals, writings by Louis K. Meisel, subject files on Gregory Battcock and Jason Seley, and photographs. Correspondence documents the gallery's dealings with its artists.
Among the correspondents are 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. A subject file on art historian Gregory Battcock contains several reviews, scattered materials including letters, clippings, lists, press releases, and a photograph of Battcock with David Bourdon, Hilton Kramer, Rosalind Krauss, Barbara Rose, and others attending an International Art Association of Art Critics conference. There are subject files on Jason Seley containing photographs, correspondence, and printed materials.
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 Baldesarri with Herbert and Dorothy Vogel; and Andy Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor.
Language
English
Provenance
The Louis K. Meisel Gallery selected records were donated by Louis K. Meisel in 1990 and 2009.
Processing Information
The papers were processed to a minimal level by Joy Weiner in November 2011.