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Wilhelm Arntz collection of rare exhibition catalogs and printed ephemera, approximately 1900-1985

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Arntz (Wilhelm) collection of rare exhibition catalogs and printed ephemera

Scope and Content of Collection

Collected by the German art expert, Wilhelm Arntz, the ephemera documents exhibitions, sales and publishing of 20th century art mainly in Germany, Italy, and France, and most other European countries, including Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, and also in the United States, Mexico and South America. The predominant portion of the material dates from the 1950s to the early 1980s, but there is also a substantial amount of material dating from the 1920s and 1930s and from the time before World War I.

Series I includes publications and materials concerning individual artist or architect as well as artists groups and art movements such as Dada or Futurism. Series II includes publications concerning more then one artist or art-related topics that can be filed under the name of the gallery, museum, publishing firm or other institution. Series III includes offprints on various topics, predominantly 20th century art and architecture. Items that could not be filed with any of the three series are filed unsorted at the end of Series III.

Occasionallty present are original graphics and restrikes, of which some are signed by the artists.


Organized in three series:
Series I. Artists, circa 1900-1985;
Series II. Institutions, circa 1900-1985;
Series III. Offprints, circa 1900-1985.

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