Karp, Ivan C., 1926-2012

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Ivan C. Karp (1926- ) is an art dealer and director of the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp, 1969 Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84163264

Art dealer and director of the O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, N.Y.

From the description of Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp, 1986 Apr. 18 - 1988 Oct. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 226956498

From the description of Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp, 1986 Apr. 17-1988 Oct. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 422876173

Ivan C. Karp (1926- ) is an art dealer from New York, N.Y.

Worked at the Hansa Gallery two seasons under Richard Bellamy. Later became director of the O.K. Harris Gallery.

From the description of Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp, 1963 Oct. 18 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 226956511

Ivan Karp (1926- ) is an art dealer in New York, N.Y.

Karp is the founder of OK Harris Works of Art and Assistant Director of the Leo Castelli Gallery. Marilynn Karp (1939- ), Ivan's wife, is a sculptor and photographer in New York, N.Y.

From the description of Artists' letters to Ivan and Marilynn Karp, 1974-2011. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744437414

Ivan Conrad Karp (b. 1926) founded the OK Harris Gallery in the Soho section of New York City in 1969. His wife, Marilynn Gelfman Karp (b. 1939) is a sculptor, photographer, and professor of art.

Ivan C. Karp is credited with launching the careers of Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Claes Oldenburg. He was co-director of the Leo Castelli Gallery from 1959-1969. The presence of the OK Harris Gallery in Soho helped form the neighborhood's character as a fine arts center. Karp is also the author of Doobie Doo (1966), an early Pop Art novel, as well as a writer on topics of fine art and the art business. Karp also has been actively involved in architectural preservation efforts in New York City. He and Marilynn Gelfman were married in 1953.

Marilynn Gelfman Karp (b.1939) works with mixed media and found objects and is the recipient of an award for sculpture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the author of In Flagrante Collecto (2006), a book about the avocation of collecting. Both the Karps are avid collectors of fine art and items of material culture, which are of special interest to Mrs. Karp.

From the guide to the Artists' letters to Ivan and Marilynn Karp, 1960-2011, (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel collection, 1976-1999. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ralph Goings papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Duane Hanson papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mel Ramos papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists Archives of American Art
referencedIn Warren d'Azevedo Collection, 1935-2001 Liberian Collectionshttp://www.onliberia.org
creatorOf Barbara Rose papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Colette Roberts Papers and Interviews with Artists Archives of American Art
creatorOf Pop Art symposium Archives of American Art
creatorOf Karp, Ivan C.. Karp, Ivan C. : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Ivan C. Karp papers and OK Harris Works of Art gallery records Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jeffry, Alix, 1929-1993. Photographs, 1952-1974 Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Sandler, Irving, 1925-. Irving Harry Sandler papers, circa 1944-2007, bulk 1944-1980. Archives of American Art
referencedIn J. Gus Liebenow, Collection, 1949-1999 Liberian Collectionshttp://www.onliberia.org
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Oral history interview with Leo Castelli Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with John Clem Clarke Archives of American Art
creatorOf Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp Archives of American Art
creatorOf Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp Archives of American Art
creatorOf Oral history interview with Ivan C. Karp Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with Robert Scull Archives of American Art
referencedIn Oral history interview with Duane Hanson Archives of American Art
Relation Name
associatedWith Algardi, Alexandro, person
associatedWith Arman, 1928-2005. person
associatedWith Artschwager, Richard, 1923- person
associatedWith Avedisian, Edward, 1936-2007. person
associatedWith Baeder, John. person
associatedWith Baker, Richard Brown, person
associatedWith Baladi, Roland. person
associatedWith Bechtle, Robert, 1932- person
associatedWith Bellamy, Richard. person
associatedWith Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975. person
associatedWith Berthot, Jake, 1939- person
associatedWith Brach, Paul, 1924-2007. person
associatedWith Butterfield, Deborah, 1949- person
associatedWith Castelli, Leo, person
associatedWith Celender, Don, 1931-2005. person
associatedWith Clarke, John Clem, 1937- person
associatedWith Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cohen, Ronny person
associatedWith Colette Roberts person
associatedWith Cone, Davis, 1950- person
associatedWith Cottingham, Robert, 1935- person
associatedWith Cummings, Paul person
associatedWith d'Azevedo, Warren person
associatedWith Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Barbaralee. person
associatedWith Douke, Daniel, 1943- person
associatedWith Erro, 1932- person
associatedWith Fillet, Jean. person
associatedWith Force, Miles. person
associatedWith Goings, Ralph. person
associatedWith Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hansa Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hanson, Duane. person
associatedWith Jeffry, Alix person
associatedWith Johns, Jasper, 1930- person
associatedWith Kacere, John C., 1920-1999. person
associatedWith Kaprow, Allan. person
associatedWith Karp, Marilynn Gelfman person
associatedWith Lazarevic, Milo. person
associatedWith Leo Castelli Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Leslie, Alan. person
associatedWith Levine, Marilyn, 1935- person
associatedWith Lichtenstein, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923- person
associatedWith Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923- person
associatedWith Liebenow, J. Gus person
associatedWith Lippold, Richard, 1915- person
associatedWith McLean, Richard Thorpe, 1934- person
associatedWith Müller, Jan, 1922-1958. person
associatedWith O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pettibone, Richard, 1938- person
associatedWith Provincetown Art Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Ramos, Mel, 1935- person
associatedWith Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008. person
associatedWith Richard Green Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Roberts, Colette, 1910-1971. person
associatedWith Rose, Barbara. person
associatedWith Rosenquist, James, 1933- person
associatedWith Salt, John, 1937- person
associatedWith Sandler, Irving, 1925- person
associatedWith Scull, Robert, 1917-1986. person
associatedWith Scull, Robert C., person
associatedWith Segal, George, 1924-2000. person
associatedWith Sonnabend, Ileana. person
associatedWith Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983. person
associatedWith Stout, Myron, 1908-1987. person
associatedWith Ting, Walasse. person
associatedWith Twombly, Cy, 1928- person
associatedWith Van Vranken, Robert, 1960- person
associatedWith Warhol, Andy, 1928- person
associatedWith Wesselmann, Tom, 1931-2004. person
associatedWith Wilson, Jane, 1924- person
associatedWith Wines, James, 1932- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
United States
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Art
Art dealers
Art dealers
Art dealers
Art galleries, Commercial
Art galleries, Cooperative
Optical art
Pop art
Soft sculpture
Occupation
Photographers
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Birth 1926-06-04

Death 2012-06-28

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