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

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Series I. Correspondence, 1951-2006, undated
Series I.A. Artists, 1957-2006, undated
Series I.B. Art galleries, 1957-1986, undated
Series I.C. Clients, 1951-1996, undated
Series II. Artists' files, 1957-2006, undated
Series II.A. Beuys, Joseph, 1965-1993, undated
Series II.B. Klein, Yves, 1957-2006, undated
Series II.C. ZERO, 1958-2006, undated
Series II.D. Other artists, 2002, undated
Series III. Photographs, circa 1923-1992, undated
Series IV. 1963 Galerie Schmela auction, 1962-1963, undated
Series V. Financial records, 1965-1978, undated
Series VI. Ephemera, 1957-2003
Series VI.A. Single artists, 1957-2003
Series VI.B. Group shows, 1957-1992
Series VII. Press clippings and publications, 1951-2004, undated
Series VII.A. Exhibitions at Galerie Schmela, 1957-1992
Series VII.B. Invitation cards issued by Galerie Schmela, 1957-1992
Series VII.C. Group shows outside Germany, 1953-1970
Series VII.D. Group shows in Germany, 1953-1975
Series VII.E. Documenta 6 and 7, 1977, 1981
Series VII.F. Art auctions, 1953-1986
Series VII.G. Articles on Alfred Schmela, 1957-2001, undated
Series VII.H. Magazine issues with articles on Galerie Schmela, 1955-2004
Series VII.I. General press, 1951-1993
Series VII.J. Artists, collectors, curators 1951-1977, undated
Series VII.K. Kölner Kunstmarkt, 1967-1972, undated
Series VII.L. Publications, 1958-1995
Series VII.M. Magazine issues with articles of interest, 1957-2005
Galerie Schmela Records

Title: Galerie Schmela records
Dates: 1923-2006, bulk 1957-1992
Number: 2007.M.17
Creator/Collector: Alfred Schmela Galerie
Extent: 102.63 Linear Feet (175 boxes, 26 flatfile folders)
Abstract: 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.
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Language: Collection material is predominantly in German, with some material in English or French
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
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1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Isabella Zuralski

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