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PTE Fine Arts records, 1953-2007

PTE Fine Arts

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet; 0.25 Gigabytes, 25 computer files

Summary: The PTE Fine Arts records measure 0.4 linear feet and 0.25 gigabytes, and date from 1953 to 2007. The collection includes artist files on Theodoros Stamos and Rudolf Bauer containing correspondence, business records, printed materials, photographs, and digital recordings of interviews with Stamos; business files for the Hinterreiter Foundation and Guggenheim Museum; and five exhibition guest books.

Biographical/Historical Note

PTE Fine Arts (est. 1987) is a private art gallery in New York, New York, specializing in Post War and Contemporary painting, sculpture, and works on paper, founded by Takis Efstathiou (1944- ). Efstathiou was director of the Tchernov Gallery in New York before opening the Ericson Gallery in 1977. Theodoros Stamos, Rudolf Bauer, Hans Hinterreiter, Hilla Rebay, and William Baziotes were among the modern artists that exhibited at the gallery. In 1987, Efstathiou began dealing under the business name PTE Fine Arts. Efstathiou's sons, Paul and Eric, joined the business in 2001.

Provenance

The PTE Fine Arts records were donated in 2008 by Eric Efstathiou of PTE Fine Arts, New York, N.Y.