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Richard York Gallery records, circa 1865-2005, bulk 1981-2004

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Series 5: Sales and Inventory Records , 1977-2004
(Boxes 65-70; 5.0 linear feet)

The series is arranged as 2 subseries:
  • 5.1: Sales Records, 1977-2004
  • 5.2: Inventories, 1981-2004
5.1: Sales Records, 1977-2004
Sales Records contains a nearly complete set of gallery invoices, many of which are photocopies, for artwork sales, shipping, and restoration services from 1995-2000, and 2004; less so for 2001-2003. There are two sets of 1998, 1999, and 2000 invoices records; researchers should consult both sets of invoices for those years, in case the sets are not exact duplicates. Sales records prior to 1995 may be recorded on inventory cards in the Inventories subseries of this series, or may be found in the Artists' Artwork Files.
Upon accession, some invoices were housed in binders and books. Letters assigned to binders were given by the processing archivist. Invoices were removed from binders and books, and the original order was retained; in some cases invoices are arranged numerically in ascending order, in other cases, descending order.
Additional artwork sales records may also be found in the Artbase CDs found in Business and Financial Records.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Invoices, #1303-1444 [Binder A], 1995
(3 folders, Disassembled binder)
65
62-64
Invoices, #1445-1528 [Binder B], 1996
(2 folders, Disassembled binder)
65
65-66
Invoices, #1529-1621 [Binder C], 1997
(3 folders, Disassembled binder)
66
1-3
Invoices, #1622-1755 [Binder D], 1998
(3 folders, Disassembled binder)
66
4-6
Invoices, #1622-1755, 1998
(3 folders)
66
7-9
Invoices, #1756-1885 [Binder E], 1999
(2 folders, Disassembled binder)
66
10-11
Invoices, #1756-1799 [Book 1], 1999
(2 folders)
66
12-13
Invoices, #1800-1885 [Book 2], 1999
(3 folders)
66
14-16
Invoices, #1886-2002 [Binder F], 2000
(4 folders, Disassembled binder)
66
17-20
Invoices, #1886-2002, 2000
(4 folders)
66
21-24
Invoices, #2024-3024, 2001, March-December
67
1
Invoices, #3034-3128, 2002, February-December
67
2
Invoices, #3129-3227, 2003, January-December
67
3
Invoices, #3234-3280, 2004, January-April
67
4
Invoice Assignments, 2004
67
5
Invoice Statements, STA, 1997
67
6
Invoices To Be Filed, 2003-2004
67
7
Miscellaneous Sales, 2003
67
8
Sales Journal [Includes price code key], 2003, January-July
67
9
Sales Made by Richard York at M. Knoedler and Co. and Hirschl and Adler, 1977-1980
67
10
5.2: Inventories, 1981-2004
Inventories includes inventory lists, primarily of the gallery's owned (also called "cost") artwork, and inventory cards of sold artwork from 1981-1997 (bulk 1981-1991). Inventory cards record the artwork's title and inventory number, artist's name, date of artwork, price paid and payments received by the gallery, description of the artwork, exhibition/provenance notes, and sometimes an attached photograph. Prices are frequently in code; the code can be found in Box 64, Folder 77 and Box 67, Folder 9. The price code uses the word "Artichoke" to substitute for numbers; A=1, R=2, T=3, I=4, etc. "X"=0. Inventory cards are arranged in their original order, alphabetically by artist's last name.
Additional artwork inventory records may also be found in the Artbase CDs found in Business and Financial Records.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Description Container
Artwork Inventory Cards ("Active" Before Switch to Computer), 1981-1992
(5 folders)
67
11-15
Artwork Inventory Cards (Returned to Owner), 1981-1997
(6 folders)
67
16-21
Artwork Inventory Cards (Returned to Owner), 1981-1997
(16 folders)
68
1-16
Artwork Inventory Cards [Sold Works], 1981-1997
68
17
Artwork Inventory Cards [Sold Works], 1981-1997
(18 folders)
69
1-18
Artwork Inventory Cards [Sold Works], 1981-1997
(8 folders)
70
1-8
Beck, Otto Walter; Take-In Sheets, 2001
70
9
Cirker's Inventory, circa 2001-2004
70
10
Cirker's Inventory [WHSE], circa 2001-2004
70
11
Consignor, Peter Falk, circa 1990s
70
12
Inventory Lists, 2003-2004
70
13
Joint Venture Inventory List, 2003
70
14
Owned [Cost] Inventory, 1987-1989
70
15
Owned [Cost] Inventory, 1987-1992
70
16
Owned [Cost] Inventory, 1991-1992
70
17
Owned [Cost] Inventory, 1991-1993
70
18
Owned [Cost] Inventory, 1992
70
19
Owned [Cost] Inventory, 1992-1999
70
20
[Owned/Cost] Inventory, 1994, 1989, 1993
70
21
Owned [Cost] Inventory, 1995-1996
70
22
Owned [Cost] Inventory, 1996-2000
70
23
Richard T. York Photography Collection, 1999-2000
70
24
Richard T. York Photography Collection, 2003
70
25
Stella, Joseph; Inventory List, 1993
70
26
Works of Art, Grouped by Artist, circa 1998
70
27

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