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INVENTORY OF THE KASMIN LIMITED RECORDS, ca. 1960-1977
2001.M.1  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Kasmin Limited records
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1960-1977
    Number: 2001.M.1
    Creator/Collector: Kasmin Limited
    Physical Description: 60.0 linear feet (134 boxes)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: 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 paintings.
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    Language: Collection material is in English

    Biographical/Historical Note

    London gallery, owned by John Kasmin.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Kasmin Limited records, circa 1960-1977, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2001.M.1.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired from John Kasmin in 2001.

    Processing History

    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 and arranged.

    Arrangement note

    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

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Caro, Anthony, 1924-
    Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-
    Hockney, David
    Kasmin, John
    Latham, A. J. H.
    Louis, Morris, 1912-1962
    Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010
    Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007
    Poons, Larry
    Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967
    Smith, Richard, 1931-
    Stella, Frank

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Kasmin Limited

    Subjects - Topics

    Art dealers--England--London
    Art--Collectors and collecting

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Ephemera
    Photographic prints
    Stock books