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Galleria dell'Ariete records, 1955-1993

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Finding aid for the Galleria dell'Ariete records, 1955-1993
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.
Arrangement note
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.
Box Folder
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
Box
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.
Box Folder
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
Box Folder
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.
Box
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
Box Folder
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
Box
70-73 Stock and sales record cards
Cards are arranged alphabetically by artists' surnames.
Box
70 Carla Accardi-Enrico Castellani
Box
71 Enrico Castellani-Robert Mangold
Box
72 Piero Manzoni-Oscar Piatella
Box
73 Oscar Piatella-Gilberto Zorio
Box
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


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