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    Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991.
     
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    Gracie Mansion Gallery
    Title: 
    Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991.
    Phy. Description: 
    5.3 linear feet
    Digital Reference: 
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    Bio / His Notes: 
    Gracie Mansion Gallery was an art gallery in the East Village, N.Y. Established 1982. Closed 1991. Operated by painter and dealer Gracie Mansion, also known as Joanne Mayhew Young. Gracie Mansion Gallery was one of the best known in the East Village during the art boom of the early 1980s. The gallery specialized in large group exhibitions and theme shows, as well as small affordable art. Initially located in Mansion's apartment, the gallery moved to 15 St. Mark's Place, then to 337 E. 10th St., and in 1987 to 532 Broadway where it remained until April 1991.
    Summary: 
    The records of the New York City contemporary Gracie Mansion Gallery measure 5.3 linear feet and date from 1972-1991. Most of the records date from the gallery opening in 1982 and later. The bulk of the collection consists of printed material and exhibition loan files that document the activities of the gallery and the East Village art scene. Loan and consignment files are found for numerous artists including Michael Bidlo, Buster Cleveland, Claudia DeMonte, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Stephen Lack, Ed McGowin, David Sandlin, Hope Sandrow, David Wojnarowicz, Rhonda Zwillinger, among others. Also found are scattered business records.
    Extensive printed material includes newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition catalogs, and artists' files. Exhibition loan files are found for artists, exhibitions, and art fairs. These files contain consignment and loan agreement forms, correspondence, exhibition announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, negatives and slides of artwork and exhibition installations, and a handful of color photographs of artwork or exhibition locales.
    Scattered business records include correspondence, returned consignment forms from 1982-1987, donation records and materials related to art auctions, artist commissions, various lists, materials related to the Gracie Mansion Museum Store, notes, and a variety of other documents related to gallery operations.
    Provenance: 
    The Gracie Mansion Gallery records were donated in 1991 by Gracie Mansion, founder of the Gracie Mansion Gallery.
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    Cite as: 
    Gracie Mansion Gallery records, 1972-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
    Restrictions: 
    Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Art, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York
    Artists -- United States
    Art dealers
    Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York
    Subject - Geographical: 
    East Village (New York, N.Y.)
    Subject-Name: 
    Bidlo, Mike
    Cleveland, Buster, -1998
    DeMonte, Claudia, 1947-
    Greenblat, Rodney Alan, 1960-
    Lack, Stephen
    McGowin, Ed, 1938-
    Sandrow, Hope, 1951-
    Wojnarowicz, David
    Zwillinger, Rhonda
    Form / Genre: 
    Photographs
    Repository Loc: 
    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    AAA gracmans
    AAA
    Co-Creator: 
    Mansion, Gracie
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