Donald Young Gallery records

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Unprocessed. Approximately 150 linear feet of gallery records, including artists’ files, gallery business, exhibition catalogs, promotional papers, slides, photographs and audio/video materials documenting the Donald Young Gallery.

Biographical Historical Note

Donald Young, who died in 2012, opened his gallery in 1983. While based in Seattle from the early 1990s to 1999, the gallery eventually returned to Chicago, where it resided until closing in 2012 following Young's death. Young represented many of the world's most famous contemporary artists, including Jeff Koons, Richard Serra, Bruce Nauman, Charles Ray, Moyra Davey and James Welling.