Galerie Schmela records, 1923-2006 (bulk 1957-1992)

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Galerie Schmela records, 1923-2006 (bulk 1957-1992)

1923-2006

Galerie Schmela was one of the most important art galleries in Germany in the postwar period. Through a prescient program of exhibitions, founder Alfred Schmela introduced and promoted innovative European and American artists, such as Joseph Beuys, Arman, Gerhard Richter, the group ZERO (Otto Piene, Günther Uecker, Heinz Mack), Hans Haacke, Christo, Lucio Fontana, Robert Indiana, Yves Klein, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jean Tinguely, Richard Tuttle, and numerous others. Mainly concentrated on the 1950s through the 1970s, the Galerie Schmela records include: correspondence with artists and clients; gallery financial records; vintage photographic documentation of installations, gallery openings, and artworks; and extensive files of printed ephemera, posters, and press clippings.

102.63 linear feet; (175 boxes, 26 flatfile folders)

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Klophaus, Ute.

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Kölner Kunstmarkt.

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Brandenburg, Paul.

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Verein progressiver deutscher Kunsthändler Köln.

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Piene, Otto, 1928-....

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Painter, art administrator; Cambridge, Mass. From the description of Otto Piene interviews, 1988 Aug. 4-1990 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220191936 Otto Piene (1928-) is a painter and art administrator from Cambridge, Mass. From the description of Oral history interview with Otto Piene, 1988 Aug. 4-1990 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397795 ...

Soto, Jesús Rafael, 1923-2005

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Richter, Gerhard, 1932-....

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Christo, 1935-

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Christo (American/Bulgarian, b.1935) is a sculptor best known for his unique wrapped works, which span from small-scale wrapped books to entire buildings and sites in nature, encased in fabric. Christo, born Christo Vladimiroff Javacheff, attended the art academy in Sofia as a youth, trained in the Socialist Realist aesthetic of the era. He moved to Prague, where he was first exposed to the work of early European modernists, and later to Paris, where he befriended a group of artists including Yv...

Uecker, Günther, 1930-

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Arman, 1928-2005

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Arman (1928-2005) was a sculptor from New York, N.Y. Born Armand Pierre Fernandez. Changed name to Armand Pierre Arman and known as Arman. From the description of Oral history interview with Arman, 1968 May 18 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595110 ...

Mathieu, Georges, 1921-2012

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Fontana, Lucio, 1899-1968

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Tuttle, Richard J. (Richard James), 1941-2009

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Brandenburg, Paul.

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Vogel, Walter, 1932-....

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Klein, Yves, 1928-1962

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French painter and experimental artist. From the description of Papers, 1957. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80343294 ...

Indiana, Robert, 1928-2018

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Robert Indiana (born Robert Clark, September 13, 1928, New Castle, Indiana–died May 19, 2018, Vinalhaven, Maine), American artist associated with the pop art movement. His "LOVE" print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965, was the basis for his 1970 Love sculpture and the widely distributed 1973 United States Postal Service "LOVE" stamp. He created works in media including paper, silk screen, and Cor-ten steel....

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Rotraut, 1938-

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Matta-Clark, Gordon, 1943-1978

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b. New York, N.Y., June 22, 1943; d. Aug. 27, 1978. From the description of Gordon Matta-Clark Collection, 1914-2008. (Centre canadien d'architecture). WorldCat record id: 320661016 ...

Haacke, Hans, 1936-....

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Interviewee Hans Haacke (1936- ) is a conceptual artist and educator in New York, N.Y. He taught at Cooper Union in New York, N.Y. Interviewer Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former Executive director of iCI in New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Hans Haacke, 2009 Aug. 20-21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 744436544 From the description of Oral history interview with Hans Haacke, 2009 Aug. 20-21 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...

Beuys, Joseph

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Arakawa, Shūsaku, 1936-2010

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Pichler, Walter, 1936-....

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Austrian sculptor. From the description of Drawings of the "Houses for the Steles," 1986-1987. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81190156 ...

Strelow, Liselotte, 1908-1981

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Strewlow was born in Pomerania. She studied and worked in Berlin and Neustettin from 1930 to 1945 when she moved to Detmond, and then to Düsseldorf where she lived from 1950 to 1966. She traveled extensively and established an archive for stage photos and portraits of prominent people. Her last city of residence was Hamburg. From the description of Portraits, landscapes and interior views. ca. 1950-1961. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 416937093 ...

Verein progressiver deutscher Kunsthändler.

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Wilp, Charles

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Schmela, Alfred, 1918-1980

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Gitlin, Michael, 1943-....

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Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-

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Choreographer, dancer, filmmaker and writer, Yvonne Rainer is celebrated as a pioneer of postmodern dance. Her often experimental and challenging work has been widely influential throughout her long career. From the description of Yvonne Rainer papers, 1933-2006, bulk 1959-2001. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 669289563 Biographical / Historical Note Choreographer, dancer, filmmaker and writer, Yvonne Rain...

Alfred Schmela Galerie

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Founded in Düsseldorf in 1957 by Alfred Schmela (1918-1980), Galerie Schmela became one of the most important art galleries in Germany in the postwar period. Through a prescient exhibition program, Schmela introduced and promoted emerging and innovative European and American artists, including Joseph Beuys, Arman, Gerhard Richter, the Zero Group (Otto Piene, Günther Uecker, Heinz Mack), Hans Haacke, Christo, Lucio Fontana, Robert Indiana, Yves Klein, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jean Tinguely, Richard ...

Mack, Heinz, 1931-....

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Klophaus, Ute.

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Polke, Sigmar, 1941-2010

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German painter became internationally influential after his first solo exhibition in New York at the Holly Solomon Gallery, 1982, though the work shown was created in the preceding decade. He is known for his multi-layered works that drew from found images, photography, and abstraction, work that itself was built on the innovations of American Pop Art. His reputation grew steadily from the 1980s, and he was considered at his death one of the foremost painters of his generation. From...

Morris, Robert, 1931-....

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Tinguely, Jean, 1925-1991

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Becher, Bernd, 1931-2007

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Löwenstein, Christian, 1943-

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Merz, Mario, 1925-2003

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Tischer, Manfred, 1925-

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Stingel, Rudolf

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Brüning, Peter, 1929-1970

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Chaissac, Gaston, 1910-1964

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Gaston Chaissac (1910–1964) was a French painter. An autodidact and son of the French rural working class, he became involved in the art world when he lived next door to Otto Freundlich and Jeanne Kosnick-Kloss in Paris during the 1930s. They showed him modern art and supported his efforts to paint, helping him along and promoting his work. Gaston Chaissac is often considered to be part of the Art Brut or Outsider Art category. Some artists have described his style as "modern rustic." https://e...

Simmons, Laurie, 1949

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Laurie Simmons was born on Long Island on October 3, 1949. She received her B.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1971. She is best known for her photography work. From the description of The instant decorator, 2004. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 261233493 ...

Winters, Terry

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Klapheck, Konrad, 1935-

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Pistoletto, Michelangelo, 1933-

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Oehlen, Albert, 1954-

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Bleckner, Ross, 1949-

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Wilp, Charles.

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Beuys, Joseph

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B. 1921 d. 1985. From the description of Joseph Beuys artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432986 ...