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Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs, 1951-1998

Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs, 1951-1998

Sidney Janis Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 2.8 linear feet

Summary: The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1998. Found here is a complete set of catalogs published by the New York gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sidney Janis Gallery (est. 1948-1999) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y., specializing in contemporary avant-garde art

Provenance

The collection was donated in 1999 by Carroll Janis, son of Sidney Janis.

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the Sidney Janis Gallery Exhibition Catalogs, 1951-1998, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Lindsay Alderman
Biographical/Historical note
Sidney Janis Gallery (est. 1948-1999) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y., specializing in contemporary avant-garde art. Sidney Janis opened the gallery with his wife Harriet at 15 E. 57th Street in Manhattan. The gallery became a leading exhibitor of Pop art after the groundbreaking exhibition New Realists in 1962. The gallery moved to 110 W. 57th Street in the 1980s, and after Janis's death in 1989 the gallery was directed by his son Carroll Janis.
Arrangement note
This collection has been arranged into one series.
Series 1: Exhibition Catalogs, 1951-1998 (Boxes 1-7; 2.8 linear feet)
Scope and Contents note
The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1998. Found here is a complete set of catalogs published by the New York gallery.
Researchers should note that this collection only includes published catalogs and not related exhibition documentation. The gallery did not publish a catalog for every exhibition, especially during the early years of the gallery's operation.
Provenance
The collection was donated in 1999 by Carroll Janis, son of Sidney Janis.
Related Archival Materials note
Also found at the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Sidney Janis. One interview conducted March 21-September 26, 1972, by Paul Cummings, and one interview conducted on October 15 and November 18, 1981, by Avis Berman.
Processing Information note
The collection was fully processed by intern Lindsay Alderman in 2013.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs, 1951-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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