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Title: Galleria dell'Ariete records
Dates: 1955-1993
Number: 990058
Creator/Collector: Galleria dell'Ariete
Extent: 46.43 Linear Feet (88 boxes; 2 flatfile folders)
Abstract: The complete business records of the Galleria dell'Ariete of Milan, Italy, from 1955, when it opened, through its closing in the mid-1980s. It was among the most important galleries in Italy for contemporary art, and had extensive connections with dealers, collectors, artists, and critics in Europe, the United States, and Japan. The archive documents these connections through correspondence, business and financial papers, catalogs, press clippings, and an extensive photographic record.
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Language: Collection material is primarily in Italian and English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Alan Tomlinson and Annette Leddy

Biographical/Historical note

Beatrice Monti della Corte opened the Galleria dell'Ariete at Via San Andrea, 5, Milan, Italy in 1955, when she was twenty-five years old, principally as a showplace for modern art-her first major exhibition at the gallery was of lithographs and engravings by Picasso-though the formal statutes of the company state that its object is 'il commercio in generale di opere d'arte antiche e moderne'. Thus Monti della Corte regularly exhibited and dealt in such items as 17th to 19th century Indian miniature paintings, Afghan kilims and dhurries, 19th century American patchwork quilts, and 18th and 19th century Italian folk paintings on glass. A 1958 exhibition, Tauromachia, brought together engravings of bullfighting subjects by Goya and Picasso.

However, the main focus was on the work of living artists, and the Galleria dell'Ariete rapidly became one of the foremost Italian galleries for contemporary art, forming close connections with such like-minded establishments as the galleries of Kasmin and Waddington in London, and Leo Castelli, Ileana Sonnabend, and Betty Parsons in New York. Monti della Corte had a special interest in introducing modern-especially new, young-Italian artists to American collectors, through her contacts with American dealers, and in promoting modern American artists in Italy, through her own gallery. Artists such as Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns amongst the Americans, and Andrea Cascella, Enrico Castellani, and Luigi Parzini amongst Italians were particular enthusiasms of hers, as was the Spaniard Antoni Tápies, and she kept in personal contact with some of them even after she had finally closed the gallery. She was also amongst the first to exhibit the work of the English artists Francis Bacon and David Hockney in Italy, and, as her business became established, she started to bring modern Asian art, especially Japanese, within its range.

In 1970 Monti della Corte opened a new section of the Galleria dell'Ariete, at the same Via San Andrea address, under the name Ariete Grafica. It was dedicated to drawings, lithographs, engravings, prints, and editions of small sculptures, leaving the main gallery free to concentrate on paintings and large sculptures. Ariete Grafica itself published editions of works in various media by a number of artists. A list from 1980 has twenty-one names of "artisti delle nostri edizioni"; amongst them, Andrea Cascella, Diego Esposito, Barry Flanagan, Nancy Martin, Luigi Parzini, and Shu Takahashi, and including a serial work by Alan Shields in the form of hand-painted, beaded crochet panels.

Monti della Corte closed Galleria dell'Ariete as an exhibition space on November 30, 1979, though she maintained an office at Via San Andrea, and from it carried on dealing in paintings and sculpture under the gallery's name for a few more years. The records contain papers related to these transactions dated up to 1983. Ariete Grafica remained open at the same address, and exhibitions were held and business conducted there into the mid-1980s, by which time the gallery was handling paintings and sculptures as well as graphic arts. As late as 1993 Monti della Corte was using the Via San Andrea address to deal with paperwork connected to her loans of artworks from her personal collection for exhibitions at museums and other galleries, but her own galleries were, by then, closed. Monti della Corte married the novelist Baron Gregor von Rezzori in the 1960s.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Galleria dell'Ariete records contain all of the surviving business papers of the gallery from its foundation by Beatrice Monti della Corte in 1955 to its closure in 1979, plus papers connected with her continued activities under the Galleria's name during the following few years. Also included are the business records of the Galleria's offshoot, Ariete Grafica, from its opening in 1970 to the mid-1980s. These records comprise correspondence (letters received and copies of letters sent) with dealers, collectors, and artists in many countries; miscellaneous business papers, including accounts and stock cards, which give extensive information on the acquisition, sale, and movement of works of art; and business diaries and minute books, the earliest of which include the articles of association and the statutes of the Galleria. The correspondence is arranged by region (Europe, the United States, and Asia), and then chronologically.

These materials are supplemented by an extensive file of press clippings, collecting items about specific exhibitions at the Galleria, items about artists and others associated with it, and some items of general interest about art and culture. There is a complete run of catalogs for the Galleria's exhibitions from 1955-1979, with related ephemera, and a collection of pages of signatures from visitors' books put out for some of the exhibitions. A comprehensive photographic archive documents works of art and exhibitions, and includes photographs of artists and other individuals, and of gallery activities. Photographers include Carlo Cisventi, Ugo Mulas, Hans Namuth, and Vicenzo, among others.

Arrangement note

Arranged in four series:
Series I: Correspondence, 1955-1983;
Series II: Photographic documentation, 1955-1979, undated;
Series III: Business records, 1955-1993, undated;
Series IV: Clippings, catalogs, other publications, 1955-1977, undated.



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Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Appel, Karel, 1921-2006
Arakawa, Shūsaku, 1936-2010
Castelli, Leo
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011
King, Phillip, 1934-
Monti della Corte von Rezzori, Beatrice
Saura, Antonio, 1930-1998
Scordia, Antonio
Sutherland, Graham Vivian, 1903-1980
Takahashi, Shū

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

Ariete Grafica
Betty Parsons Gallery
Kasmin Limited
Leo Castelli Gallery

Subjects - Topics

Art dealers -- Italy -- 20th century
Art dealers -- United States
Art, American -- 20th century
Art, Asian
Art, Italian -- 20th century
Collectors and collecting

Genres and Forms of Material

Black-and-white photographs
Carbon copies
Clippings files
Color photographs
Contact sheets


Appel, Karel, 1921-2006
Arakawa, Shūsaku, 1936-2010
Betty Parsons Gallery
Castelli, Leo
Cisventi, Carlo
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011
Galleria dell'Ariete
Kasmin Limited
King, Phillip, 1934-
Leo Castelli Gallery
Monti della Corte von Rezzori, Beatrice
Mulas, Ugo
Namuth, Hans
Parsons, Betty
Saura, Antonio, 1930-1998
Scordia, Antonio
Sonnabend, Ileana
Sutherland, Graham Vivian, 1903-1980
Takahashi, Shū
Tàpies, Antoni, 1923-2012

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Galleria dell'Ariete records, 1955-1993, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 990058

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Beatrice Monti della Corte von Rezzori in 1999.

Processing History

Alan Tomlinson processed the collection and wrote the preliminary inventory, which was encoded by Laura Schroffel in 2008. Annette Leddy further processed the collection and revised the finding aid in 2012. Correspondence may be further processed at a future time.

Container List

Series I. Correspondence, 1955-1983 17.09 Linear Feet (41 boxes)
Correspondence between Galleria dell'Ariete and artists, dealers, galleries, museums, collectors, and critics in Europe, the United States, and Japan between 1955 and 1983, including letters received, and copies of letters sent. Among the highlights of this correspondence is the witty, eloquent, exchange between Monti della Corte and her friend and colleague New York art dealer Leo Castelli. With the shared objective of raising the profile of American artists in Italy and Italian artists in America, the two exchange strategic letters and telegrams about collectors, artists, and other dealers, chronicling the flow of paintings back and forth across the Atlantic. Other American colleagues who appear in the correspondence are Betty Parsons, Paula Cooper, and Martha Jackson. During her periods in New York, Monti della Corte wrote almost daily to gallery staff about meetings with artists, and they sent news of developments in the Gallery. These letters too are full of information about the developing market for American art in Europe and the collectors, like Giuseppe Panza, or Joseph Pulizer, who were to create a lasting legacy in collections that would ultimately find their way into contemporary art museums.
The files are organized in a variation of the way they were received from the gallery: first by region, then by decade, and then in alphabetical order by the names of the persons or organizations involved. Note that this latter category was rather idiosyncratically applied by the gallery. If an entity does not appear under the correspondent's last name, it may be searchable by the name of the pertinent corporate entity, or by the last name of the subject of the correspondence, such as an artist. Correspondence regarding a gallery that comprises a dealer's name is filed by the dealer's last name, e.g., Betty Parsons Gallery is filed under "P". Correspondence with shippers and insurance companies are mixed in with that of artists, collectors, critics and editors of art magazines. Selected names are listed under each date range.
Series I.A. Europe, 1955-1979
Correspondence with dealers, curators, artists, collectors and gallery staff.
Arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the correspondent or by the corporate name. Within each grouping are three date ranges, with some slight variations: 1955-1959, 1960-1969, and 1970-1979.
1-2 A
box folder
1 1 1955-1959
Including letters to and from Karl Appel.
1 2-9 1960-1969
Including Marianne Adelmann, Bruno Alfieri, Karel Appel, Lord Ashcombe, Gillian Ayres, and Carla Accardi.
1-2 1970-1979
Including Inge Asembaum, Francisca Amadio, Arman, and Carlo Alfano.
3-4 B
box folder
3 1 1955-1959
Including Galerie Benador.
3 2-8 1960-1968
Including Giorgio Bompadre, David Bright, Rene Robert Bouche, Biennale di Venezia, Mary Bauermeister, Aldo Ballo, and Jagoda Buic.
3-4 1970-1979
Including Emilio Bertonati, Suzanne Bollag, Byron Gallery, Galleria Bologna, Stephen Buckley, and Alighiero Boetti.
4-5 C
box folder
4 9 1955-1959
Including Leo Castelli, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, and Enrico Crispolti.
4 10-17 1960-1969
Including Leo Castelli, Chio, Pietro Consagra, William Clow, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, and Enrico Crispolti.
box folder
5 1-17 1970-1979
Including Pietro Consagra, Christo, Andrea Cascella, Tony Caro, and Enrico Castellani.
6 D
6 1 1955-1959
Including Jacques Dubourg, and Melton Davis.
6 2-9 1960-1969
6 10-24 1970-1979
Including Pietro Dorazio, Andrea Dotti, and Massimo de Simone.
7 E
7 1 1955-1959
Including Galerie Editions du Dragon.
7 2-4 1960-1969
Including Eric Estorick, and James Elliott.
7 5-12 1970-1979
Including Elsa Emmy, Diego Esposito, Galleria E., Michael Enneper, and Marilu Eustachio.
7 F
7 13 1955-1959
Including Giorgio Franchetti.
7 14-20 1960-1969
Including Pericle Fazzini, Nino Franchina, Sam Francis, Giorgio Franchietti, James Fitzsimmons, Frasnedi, Lucio Fontana, and Helen Frankenthaler.
7 21-30 1970-1979
Including Sigeo Fukuda, Federico Forquet, Barry Flanagan, Ruth Francken, Lucio Fontana, Suzanne Fischer, and Sandra Furlotti.
8-9 G
box folder
8 1 1955-1959
Including Peter Gimpel and Galatea Gallery.
8 2-12 1960-1969
Including Clement Greenberg, Philip Gersh, Lorenzo Guerini, Adolph Gottlieb, Mrs. David Gibbs, Charles Gimpel, Nicholas Guppy, and Gerard Gallet.
8-9 1970-1979
Including Vittorio Gassmann, Gimpel Fils, Hubert de Givenchy, Nicholas Guppy, Ginevra Grigolo, Nigel Greenwood, and Marion Goodman.
10 H
10 1 1955-1959
Including John Hultberg, and Michael Hertz.
10 2-4 1960-1969
Including Alfred Hecht, Eile Hinltunen, Hanover Gallery, Brower Hatcher, and George Heinrichs.
10 5-13 1970-1979
Including John Hoyland, Nicolas Helion, Eile Hinltunen, and Tatiana Hessen.
10 I
10 14-15 1960-1969
Including Herman Igell.
10 16-23 1970-1979
Including IBM, Galerie de l'Ile de France, and Il Chiodo.
10 J
10 24 1955-1959
Including H. De Jong, and Martha Jackson.
10 25 1960-1969
Including Pierre Janlet, and Martha Jackson.
10 26-30 1970-1979
Including David Juda, Ritzi Jacobi, Ierre Janlet, and Bernard Jacobson.
11 K
11 1 1955-1959
Including Kunsthalle Bern.
11 2-7 1960-1969
Including Suat Kutat, Kasmin Limited, and Udo Kulterman.
11 9-20 1970-1979
Including Utal Kukels, Phillip King, Dieter Koppelin, Max Konig, Maria Kroll, Kasmin Limited, and Knoedler Gallery.
12 L
12 1 1955-1959
Including Edward Loeb, Charles Lienhard, and John Latham.
12 2-8, 20 1960-1969
Including Felix Landau, Karin Van Leyden, Leong, Alex Lieberman, and Leo Lionni. Also filed under "L" are friends from the island Lindos, including Tsambico Kricis, John and Polly Hope, William Clow, Carston Hoff, and Lily Parker.
12 9-19, 21 1970-1979
Including Jacques Lassaigne, Galerie Lowenadler, Longanesi & Co., and Yvon Lambert.
13-14 M
box folder
13 1 1955-1959
Including Gino Marotta, Mario Maccari, Mirko, and the Museum of Modern Art.
13 2-11 1960-1969
Including Flavia Manzi-Fe, Noretta Malaguzzi, McRoberts & Tunnard, Ltd., Gino Marotta, Marlborough Gallery, Carlo Monzino, Minami Gallery, Galerie Muller, and Galerie Maeght.
13-14 1970-1979
Including Filiberto Menna, Hans Meyer, Jans Muller, Galerie Maeght, Galerie m., Giorgio Marconi, Maurizio Mochetti, Luigi Magnani, Pio Monti, and Fausto Melotti.
15 N
15 1 1955-1959
Including Gastone Novelli.
15 2-10 1960-1969
Including C.B. Negley, Jorge Newberry, New London Gallery, Mario Migro, Luciano Nuvolari, Albert Niels, and Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna.
15 11-19 1970-1979
Including Galleria Notizie, Mario Migro, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, and Nigel Greenwood.
15 O
15 20 1955-1959
Including l'Obelisco Galleria d'Arte, and Marcelle Oury.
15 21-23 1960-1969
Including Masao Oshita, Ginnie Ogilvy, Svend Oppendhejm, and l'Obelisco Galleria.
15 24-29 1970-1979
Including l'Obelisco Galleria, and Antonini ___?
16-17 P
box folder
16 1 1955-1959
Including Oscar Piatella, and Guglielmo Piccoli.
16 2-10 1960-1969
Including Joe Pulitzer, Giuseppe Panza, Raymond Parker, Betty Parsons, Oscar Piatella, Luigi Parzini, Otto Piene, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Luca Patella, Gio Pomodoro, Hans Prinz, and Pino Poggi.
box folder
17 1-14 1970-1979
Including Gio Pomodoro, Oscar Piatella, Betty Parsons, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Carlo Ponti, and Nicolo Perusino.
17 Q
17 15 1960-1965
Including Galleria Quadrante.
17 16 1970-1975
Including Quadriennale.
18-19 R
box folder
18 1 1955-1959
Including Toni del Renzio, Larry Rubin, and Galerie Rive Droit.
18 2-10 1960-1969
Including Larry Rubin, Rome-New York Art Foundation, Carlo Ramos, Herbert Read, and Mario Ratti.
box folder
19 1-14 1970-1979
Including Rowan Gallery, Vera Russel, and Carlos Rangel.
20-21 S
box folder
20 1 1955-1959
Including Antonio Saura, Emil Schumacher, and Galerie Stadler.
20 2-10 1960-1969
Including Graham Sutherland, Ralph Sassoon, Antonio Saura, Armando Scamperle, Stendahl Galleries, Renna Saverio, Antonio Scordia, Ileana Sonnabend, Serge Sursock, Hassel Smith, Galerie Alfred Schmela, and Richard Smith.
20-21 1970-1979
Including John Stefanidis, Andrea Serafini, Alan Shields, Bob Schulz, Richard Smith, Alfred Schmela, and Sotheby & Co.
22 T
22 1 1955-1959
Including Antonio Tapies.
22 2-9 1960-1969
Including Orfeo Tamburi, Tancredi, Antonio Tapies, Arthur Tooth & Sons, and Shu Takahashi.
22 10-16 1970-1979
Including Antonio Tapies, Cy Twombley, Shu Takahashi, and Mark Tobey.
23-24 U-Z
box folder
23 1 1955-1959
Including Rudolph Zwirner.
23 2-10 1960-1969
Including Alice Urfer, Glenn Wessels, William Zinsser, Waddington Galleries, Alberto Ulrich, Marcello Venturoli, Marisa Volpi, Claudio Verna, and Cynthia Young.
23-24 1970-1979
Including Alberto Ulrich, Waddington Galleries, Annemarie Verna, and Thomas Wright.
Series I.B. Europe and America: A-Z, 1978-1983
Correspondence with dealers, curators, collectors, artists, and gallery staff.
Arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the correspondent or by the corporate name.
box folder
25 1-11 A-K
Including Karel Appel, Jaafar Abdul-Azem, Rashid Amin, Charles Byron, Peter Blum, Paula Cooper, Leo Castelli, DIA Art Foundation, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Ronald Greenberg, James Goodman, and Sydney Janis Gallery.
25 12-19 L-Z
Including Alexander Lieberman Gallery, Vera Munro, Pierre Matisse, Museum of Modern Art, Michael Thomas, Shu Takahishi, and Vigo-Sternberg Galleries.
Series I.C. America, 1961-1979
Correspondence with dealers, artists, collectors, curators, and gallery staff.
Arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the correspondent or by the corporate name. Within each alphabetical grouping are two date ranges that occasionally vary slightly: 1961-1969 and 1970-1979.
26 A
26 1-7 1961-1969
Including many letters between Beatrice and the staff of the Galleria dell'Ariete, Marilea Solbiati, Marina ___?, Paolo___?, Renata___?, (note that these letters also are occasionally filed under the name of the artist discussed), Art in America, Lawrence Alloway, Ignacio Acquarone, S. Arakawa, and Art Dealers Association of America.
26 8-14 1970-1979
Including Richard Artschwager, Pierre Apraxine, and Albright-Knox Gallery, and correspondence with Beatrice Monte's staff at the Galleria dell-Ariete, including Giuliana Giudici.
27 B
27 1-9 1961-1969
Including David Bright, Charles Byron, Dick Bellamy, Charles E. Buckley, Paul Bianchini, Esther Bear, and David Burke.
27 10-17 1970-1979
Including Charles Byron, John Berggruen, Brooks Barron, Bill Bass, and Lynda Benglis.
28 C
28 1-12 1961-1969
Including a great deal of correspondence with Leo Castelli, and a small amount with Ronald Clyne, and Andrew Crispo.
28 13-20 1970-1979
Including Douglas Campbell, Paula Cooper, Leo Castelli, and Croquis Gallery.
28 D
28 21-28 1961-1969
Including Jim Dine, Donald Droll, Dwan Gallery, and Harold Diamond.
28 29-36 1970-1979
Including Walter De Maria, and Harold Diamond.
29 E
29 1-9 1961-1969
Including Jim Elliott, Andre Emmerich Gallery, and Craig Ellwood.
29 10-16 1970-1979
Including James Elliott, Robert Elkon, and Andre Emmerich.
29 F
29 17-24 1961-1969
Including Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Francis, Louis Frankel, Fischbach Gallery, Shigeo Fukuda, and Richard Feigen Gallery.
29 25-31 1970-1979
Including Fogg Art Museum, Richard Feigen, Helen Frankenthaler, and Sam Francis.
30 G
30 1-8 1961-1969
Including Phil Gottlieb, Allan Guiberson, and Guggenheim Museum.
30 9-17 1970-1979
Including James Goodman, Graphics International, Guggenheim Museum, and Ronald Greenberg.
30 H
30 18-26 1961-1969
Including Joseph Hirshhorn, and Holland Gallery.
30 27-33 1970-1979
Including Hudson Gallery, Joseph Hirshhorn, and correspondence from Haiti.
31 I
31 1-4 1961-1969
Including Robert Indiana.
31 5-10 1970-1979
Including Galerie Issa, Institute of Contemporary Art, and Robert Indiana.
31 J
31 11-17 1961-1969
Including Martha Jackson, and Sidney Janis.
31 18-24 1970-1979
Including Martha Jackson, Sidney Janis, and Jiyugaoka Gallery.
31 K
31 25-31 1961-1969
Including Samuel Kootz, and Joseph Kelleker.
31 32-39 1970-1979
Including Kornblee Gallery, Knoedler & Co., and Knoedler Contemporary Art.
31 L
31 40-46 1961-1969
Including Joe Lambert, Alexander Lieberman, and Felix Landau.
box folder
32 1-7 1970-1979
Including Felix Landau, Evelyn Lambert, and Mrs. Kenneth Lane.
32 M
32 8-15 1961-1969
Including Victor Miller, Flavia Manzi-Fe, Francesca Meucci, Museum of Modern Art, Pierre Matisse, Arnold Maremont, Helen Franthenthal Motherwell, R. Menkes, Robert Motherwell, Morris Moscowitz, and James Meeker.
32 16-23 1970-1979
Including James Meeker, Richard Merkin, Museum of Modern Art, Ed Moses, and Brice Marden.
32 N
32 24-29 1961-1969
Including Constantino Nivola, Jorge Newbery, Morton Neumann, and Mrs. Raymond Nasher.
32 30-35 1970-1979
Kenneth Noland, Cy Newhouse, and Hans Neumann.
33 O
33 1-2 1961-1969
Including Charles Offin and Mrs. Kenneth Dale Owen.
33 3-5 1970-1979
Including Mrs. Jane Owen, Pat Oldenburg, Obelisk Gallery, and Jules Olitski.
33 P
board folder
33 6-13 1961-1969
Including Betty Parsons, Joseph Pulitzer, Carla Panicali, and Fred Picard.
box folder
33 14-21 1970-1979
Including Betty Parsons, Joseph Pulitzer, Lucio Pozzi, Pace Gallery, and PB Eighty-Four.
box folder
34 1-2 Q 1972-1974
Including Quilt Gallery.
34 R
34 3-9 1962-1969
Including Larry Rivers, Walter Ross, Robert Rowan, Lawrence Rubin, and Galleria Roma.
34-35 1970-1979
Including Larry Rubin, William Rubin, Mario Ravagnan, and George Rosenfeld.
35 S
35 8 1961-1969
Including Harry Sherwood, Stendahl Galleries, Sidney Schoenberg, Antonio Souza, David Smith,Taft Schreiber, Milton Stuart, William Seitz, Harry Sherwood, Alan Solomon, and Saidenberg Gallery.
35 9-15 1970-1979
Including Courtney Sale, and Alan Shields.
36 T
36 1-5 1962-1969
Including Thibaut Gallery, Stanley Tigerman, Jock Truman, Yoshiaki Tono, and Tokyo Gallery.
36 6-11 1970-1979
Including Yoshiaki Tono, Ricardo Tomacelli, and Tokyo Gallery.
37 U-Z
37 1-6 1961-1969
Including Frederick Weisman, Jack Youngerman, Howard Wise, William Weintraub, Manuel Ulloa, and Walker Art Center.
37 7-14 1970-1979
Including Samuel Wagstaff, Jane Wade, Alberto Ulrich, Bill Weber, Nicholas Wilder, and John Weber Gallery.
Series I.D. America and Asia: A-Z, 1970-1976
Includes correspondence with artists, curators, publishers, dealers, and gallery staff.
Arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the correspondent or by the corporate name. Grouped by the gallery in two date ranges, 1970-1973 and 1974-1976.
box folder
38 1-12 1970-1973
Including Brooke Alexander, Harry Abrams, Inc., Paul Bianchini, Paula Cooper, Castelli Graphics, Ronald Feldman, Gemini G.E.L., Robert Goodnough, Leonard Kornblee, Landfall Press, Parke-Bernet, Larry Rubin, and Alan Shields.
Including Artforum, Charles Byron, Myron Buchman, Leo Castelli, Paula Cooper, James Elliott, Sam Francis, Guggenheim Museum, Graphics International Ltd., Sidney Janis, Martha Jackson, Stephen Mazoh, Minami Gallery, Betty Parsons, and John Weber Gallery.
Series I.E. Europe and Asia:A-Z, 1965-1966
Including correspondence with dealers, curators, artists, and collectors.
Arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the correspondent or by the corporate name.
box folder
39 1-10 A-K
Including Siegfried Adler, Biennale di Venezia, Pietro consagra, Piero Dorazio, Robert Fraser, Keitaro Ikuo, Phillip King, and Kasmin Limited.
39 11-19 L-Z
Including John Lucas, People in Lindos, Ennio Morlotti, l'Obelisco, Mario Radice, Kusuk Shimizu, and Mario Tarello.
Series I.F. Galleria dell'Ariete Grafica, Via S. Andrea, 5, A-Z, 1970-1971
Correspondence regarding the Ariete Gallery that dealt in prints and multiples.
Arranged in alphabetical order by the last name of the correspondent or the name of the corporate entity.
box folder
40 1-8 A-K
Including letters to and/or from Contessa R. Archinto, Lorenzo Capellini, Piero Dorazio, Galleria Galatea,Anne Marei Hunermann, and Bernard Jacobson.
40 9-17 L-Z
Including Studio Mulas, Petersburg Press, Mark Tobey, Salvatore Viaggio, and Waddington Galleries.
Series I.G. Basel, Switzerland, Art Fair, 1973-1975
Items relating to Galleria dell'Ariete's participation in 1973-1975 Art Fairs. Includes documentation of expenses, maps of the exhibitions, photographs of the gallery's installation, and miscellaneous papers.
Arranged in chronological order.
box folder
41 1-4 Printed matter, 1973
41 5-7 1974
41 8 1975
Series I.H. Expenses and inventories, 1955-1965
Assorted inventories of expenses found separate from those within each subseries.
Arrangement in chronological order.
box folder
41 9 1955-1958
41 10 1965
Series II. Photographic documentation, 1955-1979, undated 8.88 Linear Feet (24 boxes)
Series comprises photographs, negatives, transparencies, and miscellaneous related printed materials depicting artwork, artists, and exhibitions at Galleria Ariete, Rowan Gallery, art fairs, and elsewhere. The general files (Subseries II.A.) create a visual picture of 1960s international art at a point in time when that world still had many national barriers and when the collective aesthetic was poised between Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Minimalism. Subseries II.B. focuses on the works exhibited by the Galleria's stable of artists, some of whom are captured in studio shots. Subseries II.C. contains many intriguing and beautifully shot portraits of the artists and of Beatrice del Monte, some by well-known photographers such as Ugo Mulas or Hans Namuth. Among the highlights are photographs of Monti della Corte with Leo Castelli and their two prize winning artists at the Venice Biennale of 1964: Robert Rauschenberg won the prize for best foreign artist, and Andrea Cascella won for best Italian artist
Arranged in three subseries, each in alphabetical order by the artists' last names. The first subseries contains photography of all the work by artists associated with the gallery, however briefly; the second subseries includes photography of exhibitions held in the gallery, and often also contains the exhibition brochure; the third subseries concerns various fairs and biennials. Negatives, color transparencies, and color photographs are housed separately from the black-and-white photographs, and are arranged in alphabetical order by the artists' last names.
Series II.A. Artwork, 1955-1979, undated
Comprises the general photography files of the gallery, including not only artists belonging to the gallery, but also those who occasionally showed there or who had works held on consignment there. This subseries shows the broad range of artists from various countries in the gallery's circle, including Italian, Japanese, American, and English artists, capturing an international view of the art world in the 1960s and '70s. The artists in this subseries also appear in Series I. Correspondence. Large format photographs of the gallery artists and their work have been integrated into this subseries.
Arranged in alphabetical order by the artists' last names. Note that a given artist may have photographic documentation in various formats, including slides, transparencies, and large format black-and-white photogtaphy.
box folder
42 1 Accardi: Photographs
42 2 Josef Albers: Photographs
box folder
43 3 Leslie Alfred: Photographs
Franco Angeli
box folder
42 4 Photographs
56 Slides and negatives
box folder
42 5 Karel Appel
42 5 Photographs
56 Negatives, slides, and transparencies
Shusaku Arakawa
box folder
42 6-8 Photographs
56 Slides and transparencies
box folder
42 9 Photographs
56 Transparencies
box folder
42 10 Richard Artschwager: Photographs
Francis Bacon
box folder
42 11 Photographs
56 Transparencies
Iginio Balderi
box folder
42 12-14 Photographs
56 Slides
56 Giacomo Balla: Transparencies
56 Brooks Barrow: Transparencies
box folder
43 1 Hans Bellmer: Photographs
43 2-4 Eugene Berman: Photographs
43 5 Valentina Bernardinone: Photographs
43 6 Beynon: Photographs
56 Biglione: Slides
56 Umberto Boccioni: Transparencies
Alighiero Boetti
box folder
43 7-8 Photographs
54 Large-format photographs
Richard Bosman
box folder
43 9-10 Photographs
56 Color photographs
56 George Braque: Transparencies
box folder
43 11 James Brown: Photographs
43 12 Fritz Bultman: Photographs
43 13 Alberto Burri: Photographs
43 14 Camille Bryen
Alexander Calder
box folder
44 1-2 Photographs
56 Transparencies and slides
box folder
44 3 Massimo Campigli: Photographs
44 4 Arturo Carmassi: Photographs
56 Cassinari: Slides
Enrico Castellani
box folder
44 5-7 Photographs
56 Slides and transparencies
56 John Chamberlain: Slides
Alfredo Chighine
box folder
44 8 Photographs
box folder
44 9 Christo: Photographs
44 10 Bernard Cohen: Photographs
Pietro Consagra
box folder
44 11-12 Photographs
54 Large-format photographs
56 Slides and transparencies
Salvador Dali
box folder
44 13 Photographs
56 Slide
56 Damian: Negatives and slides
Giorgio De Chirico
box folder
44 14 Photographs
56 Transparency
56 Anne de Decker: Slides
box folder
44 15 Edgar Degas: Photographs
Jim Dine
box folder
44 16 Photographs
56 Slides
Piero Dorazio
box folder
44 17-19 Photographs
56 Negatives, slides, transparencies, and color photo
box folder
44 20 Gianni Dova: Photographs
56 Georg Dokoupil: Transparency
box folder
44 21 Raou Dragomirescu: Photographs
56 Dubuffet: Negatives
box folder
44 22 Raymond Duchamp-Villon: Photographs
Max Ernst
box folder
44 23 Photographs
57 Transparencies
Diego Esposito
box folder
44 24 Photographs
57 Transparencies
57 Feininger: Color photograph
box folder
45 1 Luis Feito: Photographs
57 Flanagan: Slides
Lucio Fontana
box folder
45 2-5 Photographs
57 Slides, transparencies, and color photographs
box folder
38 12 Sam Francis
box folder
45 6 Photographs
57 Transparencies and slides
box folder
45 7 Ruth Francken: Photographs
45 8 Helen Frankenthaler
45 8 Photographs
57 Slides and negatives
box folder
45 9 Frank Gallo: Photographs
board folder
45 10 Rupert Geiger: Photographs
box folder
45 11 Alberto Giacometti: Photographs
box folder
45 12 Photographs
57 Transparencies
box folder
45 13 Michael Goldberg: Photographs
45 14 Arshile Gorky: Photographs
Adolph Gottlieb
box folder
45 15 Photographs
57 Slide
57 Giorgio Griffa: Transparencies
box folder
45 16 Lorenzo Guerrini: Photographs
Philip Guston
box folder
45 17 Photographs
57 Slide
57 Hartung: Slides
box folder
45 18 Tim Head: Photographs
57 Hilturen: Color photographs
David Hockney
box folder
45 19 Photographs
57 Transparencies and slides
box folder
45 20 Hans Hoffmann: Photographs
45 21 Moshe Hoyland: Photographs
45 22 John Hultberg Photographs
Paul Huxley
box folder
45 23 Photographs
57 Slides
box folder
45 24 Ritzi and Peter Jacobi: Photographs
57 Bernard Jacobson: Color photographs
Jasper Johns
box folder
45 25 Photographs
57 Transparency
57 Jorn: Slide
box folder
46 1 Richard Kalina: Photographs
46 2 Wassily Kandinsky: Photographs
Ellsworth Kelly
box folder
46 3 Photographs
57 Transparencies
Phillip King
box folder
46 4 Photographs
54 Large-format photographs
57 Slides
57 Yves Klein
box folder
46 5 Photographs
57 Slides
Franz Kline
box folder
46 6 Photographs
57 Slides
box folder
46 7 Janis Kounellis: Photographs
46 8 John Latham: Photographs
57 Fernand Leger: Transparencies
box folder
46 9 Kaspar Thomas Lenk: Photographs
57 Roy Lichtenstein: Transparencies
box folder
46 10 Alexander Lieberman: Photographs
Morris Louis
box folder
46 11 Photographs
57 Transparencies and slides
Rene Magritte
box folder
46 12 Photographs
58 Transparencies
box folder
46 13 Renato Mambor: Photographs
Piero Manzoni
box folder
46 14 Photographs
58 Transparencies
box folder
46 15 Marca-Relli: Photographs
46 16 Giancarlo Marchese: Photographs
46 17 G. Marelli: Photographs
58 Enzo Mari: Slides
box folder
46 18 Marino Marini: Photographs
Gino Marotta
box folder
46 19-20 Photographs
58 Transparencies, slides, and negatives
Nancy Martin
box folder
46 21 Photographs
58 Slides
46 André Masson: Transparencies
58 Roberto Matta: Slide
box folder
46 22 Georges Mathieu: Photographs
46 23 Meloni: Photographs
Fausto Melotti
box folder
46 24-25 Photographs
54 Large-format photographs
58 Meneguzzo: Slides
Richard Merkin
box folder
46 26 Photographs
58 Transparencies
box folder
46 27 Photographs
58 Transparency and color photograph
box folder
46 28 Joan Mitchell: Photographs
46 29 Robert Morris: Photographs
46 30 Robert Motherwell: Photographs
46 31 Louise Nevelson: Photographs
46 32 Barnett Newman: Photographs
Mario Nigro
box folder
46 33 Photographs
54 Large-format photographs
58 Slides, transparencies, and negatives
Kenneth Noland
box folder
46 34 Photographs
58 Transparencies and slides
58 Gastone Novelli: Transparencies
Claes Oldenburg
box folder
47 1 Photographs
58 Slide and transparency
58 Jules Olitski: Transparency
box flatfile
47 2 Christian Orgeix: Photographs
47 3 Ossorio: Photographs
47 4 Giulio Paolini: Photographs
Luigi Parzini
box folder
47 5-8 Photographs
59 Slides, negatives, and transparencies
Cesare Peverelli
box folder
47 9 Photographs
60 Slides
Oscar Piattella
box folder
47 10-11 Photographs
60 Slides and negatives
Pablo Picasso
box folder
47 12 Photographs
60 Transparencies and color photographs
box folder
47 13 Augusto Piccoli: Photographs
Michelangelo Pistoletto
box folder
47 14 Photographs
60 Transparencies
Jackson Pollock
box folder
47 15 Photographs
60 Slides
Gio Pomodoro
box folder
47 16 Photographs
55 Large-format photographs
60 Larry Poons: Transparencies
Robert Rauschenberg
box folder
47 17 Photographs
60 Transparencies and slides
Odilon Redon
box folder
47 18 Photographs
60 Transparencies
box folder
47 19 Ad Reinhardt: Photographs
60 Bridget Riley: Slides
Jean-Paul Riopelle
box folder
46 21-21 Photographs
60 Slides and negatives
Larry Rivers
box folder
47 22 Photographs
60 Transparency and slide
box folder
47 23 Robert Rohm: Photographs
James Rosenquist
board folder
47 24 Photographs
60 Transparencies
60 Mimmo Rotella
box folder
47 25 Photographs
60 Slides
Mark Rothko
box folder
47 26 Photographs
60 Transparency and color photograph
60 Edwin Ruda: Slides
60 Ed Ruscha: Transparency
Antonio Saura
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48 1 Photographs
61 Negatives and slides
box folder
48 2 Paolo Scheggi: Photographs
61 Sydney Schoenberg: Color photograph
box folder
48 3 Emil Schumacher: Photographs
Kurt Schwitters
box folder
48 4 Photographs
61 Transparency and slide
Antonio Scordia
board folder
48 5 Photographs
61 Slides
box folder
48 6 George Segal: Photographs
48 7 Richard Serra: Photographs
61 Sherwood: Color photograph
Alan Shields
box folder
48 8-9 Photographs
55 Large-format photographs
61 Color photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives
Hassel Smith
box folder
48 10 Photographs
61 Slides
Richard Smith
box folder
48 11 Photographs
55 Large-format photographs
61 Slides and transparency
Kenneth Snelson
box folder
48 12 Photographs
61 Slide
box folder
48 13 Pierre Soulages: Photographs
61 Stael: Transparency
Theodoros Stamos
box folder
48 14 Photographs
61 Slide
61 Frank Stella: Slide, transparencies, color photographs
Shu Takahashi
box folder
48 15 Photographs
62 Slides, transparencies and negatives
61 Tancredi: Negatives and slides
Antoni Tàpies
box folder
48 16-18 Photographs
61 Negatives, transparencies, slides, color photographs
Mark Tobey
box folder
48 19 Photographs
61 Slide and transparencies
box folder
48 20 Tomlin: Photographs
William Tucker
box folder
48 21 Photographs
61 Slides
box folder
40 9 Cy Twombly
box folder
48 22 Photographs
55 Large-format photographs
61 Transparencies and slides
61 Van Buren: Slides
box folder
49 1 David von Schlegell: Photographs
49 2 Emilio Vedova: Photographs
Andy Warhol
box folder
49 3 Photographs
61 Color photograph
Tom Wesselmann
box folder
49 4 Photographs
61 Slide and transparencies
Chris Wilmarth
box folder
49 5-6 Photographs
55 Large-format photographs
61 Transparencies
box folder
49 7 Wols: Photographs
61 Youngerman: Slides
Gilberto Zorio
box folder
49 8 Photographs
61 Transparencies
Assorted photographic files
box folder
49 19-10 Photographs of work by artists represented by Rowan Gallery, London
Paul Huxley, Roger Cook, Garth Evans, Phillip King, Jeremy Moon, Jon Thompson, William Thompson, Isaac Witkin.
49 11 Haitian Art
49 12 Pre-Columbian art
49 13 Gallery interiors
49 14-17 Assorted proof sheets
49 18 Glass negative, unidentified
49 19 Items sold: unidentified
Photographs from file labeled Venduti.
49 20 Photographs of artworks that passed through Galleria dell'Ariete: unidentified
Unidentified or illegible
box folder
49 21-24 Photographs
63 Slides, negatives, and transparencies
box folder
49 25 Negative envelopes
49 26 Photocopy of typed list of artworks displayed in Milan branch of Chase Manhattan Bank
64-65 Miscellaneous uncut strips of black and white negatives (53 rolls)
Series II.B. Exhibition files, 1968-1978, undated
Files organized by the gallery, containing mostly photographs of individual works that were presumably shown in the exhibition designated by the assigned number and date. There is some overlap between the images in these files and those in Series II.A. Files include the occasional installation shot and portrait of the artist in his studio.
Arranged in alphabetical order by the last names of the artists.
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50 1 Photocopy of typed chronological list of exhibitions at Galleria dell'Ariete, undated
50 2 Arman, November, 1970
no. 160.
50 3-4 Valentina Berardinone, 1979
50 5 Riccardo Camoni, 1976
no. 200
50 6-7 Anthony Caro, 1974 November
no. 187
50 8 Enrico Castellani, undated
50 9 Pietro Consagra, 1968
no. 146
50 10-11 Ron Davis, 1972 November
no. 177
50 12 Piero Dorazio, 1975 May
no. 191
50 13 Radu Dragomirescu, undated
no. 207
50 14 Joel Fisher, undated
no. 188
50 15 Richard Francisco, undated
no. 188
50 16-17 Giorgio Griffa, 1973 February
no. 178
50 18 John Hoyland, 1970
no. 157
50 19 Fausto Melotti, undated
no. 170
50 20 Richard Merkin, 1971 March
no. 164
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51 1-2 Mario Nigro, undated
no. 189
51 3-4 Mimmo Paladino, 1977 May
no. 203
51 5-6 Luigi Parzini, 1978 April
no. 208
51 7 Revisione 1, 1976
no. 193
51 8 Dorothea Rockburne, undated
no. 188
51 9 Giulio Paolini, 1971 January
no. 162
51 10-11 Alan Shields, 1975 April
no. 190
51 12-13 Mark Tobey, 1971
no. 167
Series II.C. Photographs of various openings, fairs and biennals, 1955-circa 1977
Fascinating views of artists, curators, and gallerists at various art fairs, stylishly rendered by photographers Ugo Mulas and Hans Namuth, among others. A highlight of this subseries are the views of Monti della Corte with Andrea Cascella and Robert Rauschenberg at the 1964 Venice Biennale, where they shared first prize. Also included are various views of Monti della Corte in her gallery and at art world events, elegantly dressed and quietly dramatic in interactions with artists and dealers such as her close friend Leo Castelli.
Arranged first in alphabetical order by the last name of the artist whose work is portrayed, and then by the event at which the photographs were taken.
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52 1 Photographs taken at exhibitions, 1955-1958
52 2-3 Photographs of Beatrice Monti della Corte, and others, at Venice Biennale, 1964, 1966, 1968, undated
Valerio Romani Adami, Andrea Cascella, Enrico Castellani, Leo Castelli, Pietro Consagra, Joseph Hirshhorn, Phillip King, Abram Lerner, Giorgio Marconi, Ugo Mulas, Robert Rauschenberg, Gregor von Rezzori, Giuseppe Santomaso, Antonio Saura, Antoni Tàpies.
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53 1-2 Photographs of Beatrice Monti della Corte, and others mostly at exhibitions at Galleria dell'Ariete or elsewhere, 1966, 1968, undated
Leo Castelli, Piero Dorazio, Gillo Dorfles, Lucio Fontana, Jasper Johns, Ennio Morlotti, Herbert Read, Franco Russoli, Michel Tapié.
55 Portraits of Beatrice Monti della Corte, undated
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53 3 Photographs of artists and others, undated
Palma Bucarelli, Alberto Burri, Pietro Consagra, Lucio Fontana, John Latham, Gino Marotta, Cesare Peverelli, Joseph Pulitzer, Jnr., Franco Russoli, Antoni Tàpies.
63 Basel Art Fair: Negatives, undated
Series III. Business records, 1955-1993, undated 5.17 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Comprises financial and administrative documents, including price lists, inventories, and guest books. These files, especially in relation to the correspondence, give extensive information on the acquisition, sale, and movement of works of art. Business diaries and minute books, the earliest of which include the articles of association and the statutes of the Galleria, offer a glimpse into the gallery's daily operations. The guest books convey the gallery's distinguished and extensive list of patrons.
Accounting books are arranged in rough chronological order by year; price lists are arranged either alphabetically by the artists' last names, or in numerical order by exhibition number; Ariete Grafica records are arranged in alphabetical roder by the artists' last names; guest books are arranged in chronological order by year.
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66 1 Minute books, 1956-1977
For ordinary general meetings, etc.
66 1 1956-1968
Also contains articles of association and statutes for Galleria dell'Ariete.
66 1 1974-1977
66 2 Day-book, 1955 September 19, 1971 December 31
Listing expenses, deposits, etc.
66 3 Cash book 1972 June 15-1972 December 29
66 4 Libro magazzino depositi c/terzi 1974 January 4-1975 December 5
Summarizes transactions concerning artworks handled as proprietà di terzi, i.e., property of third parties.
66 5 Business licences, undated
66 5 "Certificate of Excellence" 1974
Awarded for design of Galleria dell'Ariete trademark.
66 6-9 Lists of artworks with prices, undated
Arranged alphabetically by artists' names.
66 6 A-I
Carla Accardi, Franco Angeli, Karel Appel, Shusaku Arakawa, James Brown, Alexander Calder, Andrea Cascella, Enrico Castellani, Bernard Cohen [and Harold Cohen, Robyn Denny, Richard Smith], Pietro Consagra, Jim Dine, Piero Dorazio, Jean Dubuffet, Diego Esposito, Lucio Fontana, Helen Frankenthaler, Edoardo Giordano, Adolph Gottlieb, Francisco Goya [and Pablo Picasso], Laura Grisi, Lorenzo Guerrini, Hsiao Chin, Giancarlo Iliprandi.
66 7 J-O
Peter and Ritzi Jacobi, Phillip King [and William Tucker], Leong, Alexander Liberman, Leo Lionni, Gino Marotta, Vittorio Mascalchi, Georges Mathieu, Joan Mitchell, Jules Olitski, Christian d'Orgeix.
66 8 P-Y
Giulio Paolini, Parker, Luigi Parzini, Pablo Picasso [and Sam Francis], Giò Pomodoro, Lucio Pozzi, Cesare Peverelli, Robert Rauschenberg, Salvatore Scarpitta, Alfred Schmela, Antonio Scordia, Hassel Smith, Guido Strazza, Tancredi, Antoni Tàpies, Mark Tobey, Jack Youngerman.
66 9 Lists with several names, no names, or indecipherable names
66-67 Prices, and other documentation, for individual exhibitions at Galleria dell'Ariete, undated
See list in Box 42, f. 1 above; this file covers only nos. 26-59.
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66 10 Carla Accardi
no. 26
66 10 Frances Degaspari
no. 27
66 10 Orfeo Tamburi
no. 28
66 11 Giancarlo Iliprandi
no. 29
66 11 Mario Davico
no. 30
66 11 Francis Bacon
no. 31
66 11 Tauromachia: Francisco Goya, and Pablo Picasso
no. 32
66 12 Albert Diato, and Giovanni Battista Valentini
no. 33
66 12 Luigi Parzini
no. 34
66 12 Esmeralda [Sbagia Ruspoli]
no. 35
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67 1 Antoni Tàpies
no. 36
67 1 Francine del Pierre
no. 37
67 1 Reny Lohner
no. 38
67 1 Henri Michaux
no. 39
67 1 Oscar Piatella
no. 40
67 2 Guido Strazza
no. 41
67 2 James Brown
no. 42
67 2 Pitture popolari su vetro
Folk pictures on glass, no number
67 2 A. C. Maine
no. 43
67 2 Augusto Piccoli
no. 44
67 3 Emil Schumacher
no. 45
67 3 Cesare Peverelli
no. 46
67 3 Gastone Novelli
no. 47
67 3 Horia Damian
no. 48
67 3 John Hultberg
no. 49
67 3 Gino Marotta
no. 50
67 3 Tancredi
no. 51
67 3 Maria Lupieri
no. 52
67 4 Lorenzo Guerrini
no. 53
67 4 Luigi Parzini
no. 54
67 4 Antonio Carena
no. 55
67 4 Oceania
no. 56. Ethnic artworks from Pacific islands.
67 4 Franco Meneguzzo
no. 57
67 4 Giancarlo Sangregorio
no. 58
67 4 Edoardo Giordano
no. 59
67 5-12 Invoices for purchases and acquisitions 1955-1958
File labeled Fatture acquisti.
67 5-7 Miscellaneous, undated
67 8 Electricity and telephone bills, undated
67 9 Taxes, rent, and night-watchman service, undated
67 10 Invoices, mostly for artworks 1957
67 11 Invoices, mostly for artworks 1956
67 12 Invoices, mostly for artworks 1955-1956
box folder
68 1-5 Accounts, 1973-1977
Mostly records of banking transactions.
68-69 Ariete Grafica business records, 1979-1993
box folder
68 6-7 Miscellaneous papers related to loans of artworks for exhibitions, 1987-1993
Original file labeled Varie, 1976-1984.
68 8-10 Europe and America, A-E, 1979-1983
68 8 A
68 9 B-C
68 10 D-E
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69 1-7 Europe and America, F-Z, 1979-1983
69 1 F-I
69 2 J-L
69 3 M
69 4 N-O
69 5 P-Q
69 6 R-S
69 7 T-Z
69 8-10 A-Z, 1984-1985
69 8 A-F
69 9 G-V
69 10 W-Z
69 11 Miscellaneous items related to specific exhibitions at Ariete Grafica, undated
70-73 Stock and sales record cards
Cards are arranged alphabetically by artists' surnames.
70 Carla Accardi-Enrico Castellani
71 Enrico Castellani-Robert Mangold
72 Piero Manzoni-Oscar Piatella
73 Oscar Piatella-Gilberto Zorio
74-75 Guest Books, 1958, 1954-1979
Signatures collected at exhibitions.
box folder
74 1 Francis Bacon, 1958
74 2 1964-1965
74 3 1965-1968
74 4 1966-1967
74 5 1967-1969
74 6 1969-1970
74 7 1970-1972
box folder
75 1 1973-1974
75 2 1974-1977
75 3 1974-1979
75 4 1975-1978
Series IV. Clippings, catalogs, publications, 1955-1977, undated 15.29 Linear Feet (13 boxes; 2 flatfile folders)
Series comprises clippings, catalogs and posters related to exhibitions at the gallery. There are also small files of postcards, leaflets, and mock-ups of promotional material for the gallery. Of particular interest are the elegant catalogs the gallery produced for each exhibition, and which are bound together in volumes that preserve their insightful essays, exquisite design and photography. The clippings are also invaluable for the critical appraisal of the gallery's shows at the time they appeared, and for biographical information they provide about some of the artists. A case in point are the files on Enrico Castellani's involvement with the Red Brigade.
Clippings are arranged in numerical order by the exhibition number. Catalogs are arranged in chronological order by year.
76-78 Clippings related to specific exhibitions at Galleria dell'Ariete
box folder
76 1 Lorenzo Guerini
no. 53
76 2 Timo Sarpaneva
no. 110
76 3 Piero Dorazio
no. 113
76 4 Shusaku Arakawa
no. 114
76 5 Art of three continents
no. 115
76 6 Colombo Manuelli
no. 116
76 7 Guido Strazza
no. 117
76 8 David Hockney
no. 118
76 9 Giulio Paolini
no. 119
76 10 Four English artists
no. 120
76 11 Phillip King and William Tucker
no. 121
76 12 Franco Angeli
no. 122
76 13 Willy Muller-Britnau
no. 123
76 14 Leo Lionni
no. 125
76 15 Tancredi
no. 126
76 16 Luig Parzini
no. 127
76 17 Piero Dorazio
no. 128
76 18 Jannis Kounellis
no. 129
76 19 Pietro Consagra
no. 130
76 20 Piero Manzoni
no. 131
76 21 Barry Flanagan
no. 140
76 22 Shu Takahashi
no. 141
76 23 Vittorio Mascalchi
no. 142
76 24 Valentina Berardinone
no. 143
76 25 Franco Angeli
no. 144
76 26 Richard Smith
no. 145
76 27 Maurizio Mochetti
no. 147
76 28 Iginio Balderi
no. 149
76 29 Fausto Melotti
no. 150
76 30 Piero Dorazio
no. 151
76 31 Shigeo Fukuda
no. 152
76 32 Mario Nigro
no. 153
76 33 Renato Mambor
no. 154
76 34 Luigi Parzini
no. 155
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77 1 Michelangelo Pistoletto
no. 156
77 2 John Hoyland
no. 157
77 3 Antoni Tàpies
no. 158
77 4 Claudio Verna
no. 159
77 5 Arman
no. 160
77 6 Twenty Caribbean painters
no. 161
77 7 Giulio Paolini
no. 162
77 8 Peter and Ritzi Jacobi
no. 163
77 9 Richard Merkin
no. 164
77 10 Pietro Consagra
no. 165
77 11 Lucio Pozzi
no. 166
77 12 Mark Tobey
no. 167
77 13 Giò Pomodoro
no. 168
77 14 Cy Twombly
no. 169
77 15 Fausto Melotti
no. 170
77 16 Indian miniature paintings
no. 171
77 17 Carlo Alfano
no. 172
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7 18 Enrico Castellani
no. 173
box folder
77 19 Richard Smith
no. 174
77 20 Alan Shields
no. 175
77 21 Piero Dorazio
no. 176
77 22 Ron Davis
no. 177
77 23 Giorgio Griffa
no. 178
77 24 Chris Wilmarth
no. 179
77 25 Michelangelo Pistoletto
no. 180
77 26 Stephen Buckley
no. 181
77 27 Diego Esposito
no. 182
77 28 Luigi Parzini
no. 183
77 29 Fausto Melotti
no. 184
77 30 Franco Angeli
no. 185
77 31 Jules Olitski
no. 186
77 32 Gilberto Zorio
no. 192
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78 1 Review Exhibition 1
no. 193
78 2 Photography, 1920-1930
no. 194
78 3 Sixteen English Artists
no. 195
78 4 Review Exhibition 3
no. 197
78 5 Maurizio Mochetti
no. 198
78 6 Nude and Still Life Photography, 1870-1970
no. 199
78 7 Riccardo Camoni
no. 200
78 8 Alighiero Boetti
no. 202
78 9 Mimmo Paladino
no. 203
78 10 Mimmo Rotella
no. 204
78 11 Germano Olivotto
no. 206
78 12 Radu Dragomirescu
no. 207
78 13 Luigi Parzini
no. 208
78 14 Richard Smith
no. 209
78 15 Indian miniatures, 1972-1973
78 15 Exhibition of quilts, 1973
78 16-17 Exhibitions at Ariete Grafica
78 18 Antoni Tàpies at 1958 Venice Biennale
78 19 Andrea Cascella at 1964 Venice Biennale
78 20 Enrico Castellani's association with Red Brigade
78 21 Other clippings about Enrico Castellani
78 22 Beatrice Monti della Corte
78 23 Florence Art Show and Market, 1964
78 24 Franco Angeli, Andrea Cascella, Pietro Consagra, and Tancredi
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79 1-3 Miscellaneous clippings, with original envelopes describing contents
79 4-8 Miscellaneous clippings
80* Album of press clippings 1955-1960
81* Pages from album of press clippings
82*-83* Clippings related to specific exhibitions at Galleria dell'Ariete, and miscellaneous clippings
See list in Box 42, f. 1 above.
Timo Sarpaneva 1 items
Piero Dorazio 3 items
Shusaku Arakawa 1 items
Giulio Paolini 1 items
Four English artists 1 items
Leo Lionni 2 items
Tancredi 2 items
Jannis Kounellis 1 items
Pietro Consagra 2 items
Vittorio Mascalchi 2 items
Valentina Beradinone 1 items
Richard Smith 4 items
Maurizio Mochetti 1 items
Three English artists 1 items
Iginio Balderi 1 items
Fausto Melotti 4 items
Michelangelo Pistoletto 1 items
Antoni Tàpies 5 items
Claudio Verna 4 items
Arman 1 items
Lucio Pozzi 2 items
Indian miniature paintings 1 items
Alan Shields 1 items
Ron Davis 1 items
Sixteen English Artists 1 items
Antoni Tàpies at 1958 Venice Biennale 1958 11 items
Andrea Cascella at 1964 Venice Biennale 1964 28 items
Enrico Castellani's association with Red Brigade 15 items
Clippings about Beatrice Monti della Corte 6 items
84-86 Bound catalogs for specific exhibitions at Galleria dell'Ariete 1955-1977
These volumes cover only nos. 1-203. A complete set of the gallery's exhibition catalogs can also be found in the Getty Research Library's core collection.
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84 1 1955-1957
84 2 1957-1959
84 3 1959-1965
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85 1 1961-1963
85 2 1963-1965
85 3 1965-1967
85 4 1967-1969
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86 1 1969-1971
86 2 1971-1973
86 3 1973-1975
86 4 1975-1977
86 5 Individual catalogs for exhibitions nos. 204-212
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87 1 Accompanying booklet for artworks by Hamish Fulton in exhibition no. 148
87 2 Galleria dell'Ariete postcards of artworks
87 3 Cards and leaflets publicizing exhibitions at Galleria dell'Ariete and Ariete Grafica
87 4 Mock-up[?] of book by Leo Lionni: Per Grazia Ricevuta
87 5 Materials concerning project for London Sculpture Centre 1967
88 Mock-ups for promotional materials for exhibition at Galleria dell'Ariete 2 items
89-90 Duplicates, undated
1** Posters (including duplicates) for exhibitions at Galleria dell'Ariete
2** Posters for exhibitions at other galleries 4 items