Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Kasmin Limited records
Date (inclusive): ca. 1960-1977
60.0 linear feet
The Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
Complete records of Kasmin Limited, the London gallery owned by John Kasmin. Records include correspondence, business records
(invoices, stockbooks, ledgers, artists' contracts, and office diaries), scrapbooks of press clippings, visitors' books, printed
matter (catalogs, invitations, and ephemera), and photographic documentation (black and white prints, slides, and transparencies
of work handled by the gallery or on exhibit). Among the artists represented by the gallery and in the records are Anthony
Caro, Ad Reinhardt, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, Morris Louis, Larry Poons, Frank Stella, David Hockney,
John Latham, and Richard Smith. The files hold extensive photographic documentation of David Hockney's drawings, prints, and
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London gallery, owned by John Kasmin.
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Kasmin Limited records, circa 1960-1977, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2001.M.1.
Acquired from John Kasmin in 2001.
Processed by Kelly Nipper. The archive is only partially processed and arranged.
Scope and Content of Collection
Complete records of the gallery Kasmin Limited run by John Kasmin including correspondence (with artists, museum personnel,
other galleries, collectors and critics); business records (invoices, stockbooks, ledgers, artists' contracts, and office
diaries); scrapbooks of press clippings (for general gallery activities and specific artists); visitors' books; printed matter
(catalogues, invitations and ephemera); photographic documentation (black and white prints, slides, and transparencies of
work handled by the gallery or on exhibit); extensive photo documentation of David Hockney's drawings, prints, and paintings
(color transparencies, color prints, and black and white prints) and a short unreleased documentary film on the gallery (videocassette).
Among the artists represented are: Anthony Caro, Ad Reinhardt, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, Morris
Louis, Larry Poons, Frank Stella, David Hockney, John Latham, and Richard Smith. The archive has been only partially processed
Arranged in 3 series:
Series I. Correspondence, 1960-1987, bulk 1961-1977;
Series II. Visitor books, 1963-1966;
Series III. Diaries and travel notebook, 1962-1977;
Series IV. Press clippings, 1961-circa 1980;
Series V. Gallery invitations, and mailing lists, 1963-circa 1977;
Series VI. Stock ledgers, sales and purchases;
Series VII. Printed matter, circa 1960-1977;
Series VIII. Photographic documentation, 1960-circa 1981
Subjects - Names
Caro, Anthony, 1924-
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-
Latham, A. J. H.
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967
Smith, Richard, 1931-
Subjects - Corporate Bodies
Subjects - Topics
Art--Collectors and collecting
Genres and Forms of Material