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Series I. Correspondence, 1961-1987

Physical Description: 10.84 Linear Feet (26 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence serves as the primary documentation of the relationships that John Kasmin, the central figure in these letters, fostered with artists, collectors and critics, and in turn, sheds light on how Kasmin Limited operated. The letters reveal John Kasmin's bohemian, impetuous and sometimes irreverent attitude, as well as his detailed attention to the practical aspects of running the firm and his focus on a small group of artists. The innovative financial arrangements between the firm and the artists it supported are well documented in the correspondence.
The correspondence files maintained by Kasmin Limited are informal. The informality, overlapping chronological periods, large gaps of letters in alphabetical sequences, and inconsistencies made the inventory challenging for this group of materials. With very few exceptions, the files-which are compact, representing only 26 boxes-have been left physically untouched and in situ with adjacent material according to the original order.
The documents contain numerous expected filing notations, such as "File DH" for a letter to be filed in a David Hockney folder and there are indications that the gallery wanted to separate the core of the correspondence, which contains artist files or correspondence related to artists, from other correspondence files, one group more loosely related to dealers and collectors, and one consisting of operational files, often labeled as "miscellaneous" or "general." Correspondence with a specific dealer or related to an artist may appear in all three categories.

Arrangement

Series I is arranged into three further subseries: Series I.A. Artist correspondence; Series I.B. Correspondence with collectors, dealers, museums; Series I.C. General business correspondence.
 

Series I.A. Artist correspondence, 1961-1987

Physical Description: 4.17 Linear Feet (10 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Subseries I.A. Artist correspondence documents the relationships that John Kasmin maintained with the artists he actively supported. Exhibition planning, prices and working methods, installation instructions, financial arrangements and artists' relationships that artists may have maintained with other dealers are discussed.

Arrangement

Subseries I.A. Artist correspondence is arranged into three subseries: I.A.1. Artists, except Hockney; I.A.2. David Hockney correspondence files; I.A.3. Artist contracts.
 

Series I.A.1. Artists, except Hockney, 1962-1987

Physical Description: 2.502 Linear Feet (6 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

This subseries, which consists of correspondence about or with artists and includes letters received or sent by artists to other dealers or collectors, documents the relationships between John Kasmin and the artists that he actively supported. Business matters discussed include exhibition planning, prices and working methods, and instructions for the installation or alteration of works. Artists particularly well represented in this series include Edward Avedisian; Gillian Ayres; Darby Walter Bannard; Stephen Buckley; Anthony Caro; Bernard Cohen; Robin Denny; Paul Feeley; Helen Frankenthaler; John Latham; Morris Louis; Kenneth Noland; Jules Olitski; Richard Smith; and Frank Stella.

Arrangement

Kasmin Limited arranged these correspondence files according to the following rough chronological periods that partially overlap: 1961-1964 (Box 14); 1963-1967 (Box 7); 1963-1970 (Box 1-2); 1964-1970 (Box 9); 1969-1977 (Box 11); 1972-1985 (Box 10). Within each period, the firm arranged the files by alphabetical order of artist names, often with the use of alphabetical tabs. The files are physically as filed by Kasmin Gallery staff, but they are described in this inventory by order of artist names. The files under the tabs H were empty and the correspondence files for David Hockney, larger than for other artists in the archive, appearedwere filed separately. The dates listed are approximate.
box 1, folder 1

Amo, Jaime C., undated

 

Avedisian, Edward, 1964-1969

box 9, folder 1

1964-1966

box 1, folder 1

1965-1969

 

Ayres, Gillian, 1966-1973

box 1, folder 2

1966-1968

box 11, folder 1

1970-1973

 

Bannard, Walter Darby, 1964-1970

box 9, folder 2

1964-1965

box 1, folder 2

1967-1970

box 10, folder 1-8

Buckley, Stephen, 1972-1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes description by Buckley of his working methods.
 

Bury, Pol, 1966-1969

box 9, folder 3

1966

box 1, folder 3

1967-1969

 

Caro, Anthony, 1963-1987

Scope and Content Note

Business matters discussed include instructions for the installation, construction, painting and varnishing of sculptures, and advice concerning alterations of works. The files comprise two poems written by Anthony Caro on the occasion of the closing of the gallery at New Bond Street and in honor of the 40th birthday of John Kasmin. There is correspondence with other galleries, including e.g. The Tate, Whitechapel, Émmerich, Fogg, related correspondence with Clement Greenberg, and letters from Caro's secretary and lawyers. The files include price lists, records of financial arrangements, and invoices.
box 14, folder 1-2

up to 1964

box 9, folder 4

1963-1965

box 7, folder 3-4

1963-1967

box 1, folder 4-5

1964-1970

box 10, folder 9-12

1970-1984

box 10, folder 13-19

Barford sculptures, 1970-1987

box 10, folder 20-21

Trusts, 1969-1984

 

Cohen, Bernard, 1963-1968

box 14, folder 3

up to 1964

box 1, folder 6-7

1963-1968

 

Davis, Ronald, 1967-1973

box 1, folder 8

1967-1970

box 11, folder 2

1969/70-1973

 

Denny, Robin, 1963-1973

box 14, folder 4

up to 1964

box 9, folder 5-6

1963-1967

box 1, folder 9

1966-1969

box 11, folder 3-5

1966-1973

box 11, folder 6

Evison, David, 1969-1972

 

Feeley, Paul, 1964-1968

box 7, folder 1-2

1964-1965

box 1, folder 9

1964-1968

 

Frankenthaler, Helen, 1963-1973

box 14, folder 5

up to 1964

box 7, folder 5-6

1963-1967

box 1, folder 10

1964-1970

box 11, folder 7

1970-1973

box 11, folder 8

Goodnough, Robert, 1970-1974

box 11, folder 9

Hatcher, Brower, 1971-1972

box 1, folder 11

Hill, Anthony, 1967-1970

box 2, folder 1

Indian miniatures, 1967-1968

 

Latham, John, 1962-1968

box 14, folder 6

up to 1964

box 24, folder 2

1963-1964

box 11, folder 10

1968

 

Louis, Morris, 1963-1968

box 14, folder 6

up to 1964

box 9, folder 7-8

1963-1966

box 2, folder 2-4

1964-1968

box 14, folder 7

Newman, Barnett, 1963-1965

 

Noland, Kenneth, 1963-1972

box 25, folder 1

1963

box 14, folder 7

up to 1964

box 9, folder 9-11

1963-1967

box 2, folder 5

1968-1970

box 11, folder 11

1970-1972

 

Olitski, Jules, 1963-1977

box 14, folder 8

up to 1964

box 2, folder 6-8

1965-1970

box 9, folder 12-21

1963-1977

box 25, folder 1

Undated

 

Poons, Larry, 1967-1974

box 2, folder 9

1967-1969

box 11, folder 12

1970-1974

 

Price, Kenneth, 1967-1972

box 2, folder 10-11

1967-1969

box 11, folder 13

1969-1972

 

Smith, Richard, 1963-1977

box 14, folder 9

up to 1964

box 2, folder 12-14

1963-1969

box 11, folder 14-16

1966-1977

box 9, folder 22

Stadler, Al, 1964-1966

 

Stella, Frank, 1963-1977

box 7, folder 9-11

1963-1967

box 2, folder 15

1967-1969

box 11, folder 17-18

1970-1977

box 25, folder 1

1976

box 7, folder 7-8

Tippett, Bruce, 1963-1966

 

Tucker, William, 1963-1972

box 2, folder 16

1963-1969

box 11, folder 19-21

1968-1972

box 2, folder 17

Wall, Brian, 1963-1964

box 2, 25

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Box 2, folder 18; Box 25. Is included correspondence related to Clifford Still.
 

Series I.A.2. David Hockney, 1961-1977

Physical Description: 1.668 Linear Feet (4 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence files with and about David Hockney relate to publications, exhibitions, collectors, and sales. Paul Hockney, the brother and accountant of David Hockney, discusses with the Kasmin Gallery the sale of drawings, paintings, etchings, lithographs, and books. There is correspondence concerning the publication of "Hockney by Hockney" (Thames and Hudson, 1976), including letters from Henry Geldzahler who wrote the introduction, and the publication of "72 Drawings by David Hockney" (Jonathan Cape, 1971). Files related to exhibitions include the presentation of Hockney's work at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1974. There is a typescript related to a trip to India undertaken by Hockney and Kasmin, as well as a typescript by Christopher Isherwood from 1969 on drawings by David Hockney.

Arrangement

Series I.A.2 is arranged into two groupings: General; Topical files.
 

General, 1961-1977

box 24, folder 5-7

1961-1977

box 25, folder 3

1966-1969

box 26, folder 1-4

1963-1966

box 26, folder 5

1965-1975

 

Topical files, 1961-1975

box 24, folder 1

India diary

box 23, folder 1

Isherwood typescript

box 23, folder 2

Petersburg Press

box 23, folder 3-5

Overseas and U.K. exhibitions

box 23, folder 6

Photograph requests

box 23, folder 7-8

Artwork files

box 23, folder 9-10

Cape Book

box 23, folder 11-12

Paul Hockney

box 23, folder 12

Ibart Limited

box 23, folder 13-14

Books

box 23, folder 15

Miscellaneous

 

Series I.A.3. Artist contracts, 1962-1975

Physical Description: 0.209 Linear Feet (3 Folders)

Scope and Content Note

The contracts detail the financial obligations of the Kasmin Gallery and artists, including payment schedules.

Arrangement

The folders labeled "Artist contracts" were filed as a distinct group of materials, separate from the other correspondence files or from the financial records in Series VI. The folders appeared by alphabetical order of artist names, with a file for Dufferin included. Letters regarding financial arrangements with artists also appear in Series I.A.1. For the contract between John Kasmin and Kasmin Limited, see Box 25, Folder 1.
box 26, folder 6

Ayres, Gillian

box 26, folder 6

Bannard, Darby

box 26, folder 6

Buckley, Stephen

box 26, folder 6

Caro, Anthony

box 26, folder 6

Cohen, Bernard

box 26, folder 6

Denny, Robyn

box 26, folder 6

Dufferin, Sheridan

box 26, folder 6

Evison, David

box 26, folder 7

Hockney, David

box 26, folder 7

Hodgkin, Howard

box 26, folder 8

Louis, Morris

box 26, folder 8

Olitski, Jules

box 26, folder 8

Poons, Larry

box 26, folder 8

Smith, Richard

box 26, folder 8

Stella, Frank

box 26, folder 8

Tucker, William

 

Series I.B. Correspondence with collectors, dealers, and museums, 1963-1970s

Physical Description: 5.004 Linear Feet (12 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The correspondence files consist of letters to and from dealers, museums and galleries, including Harry Abrams; Arthur Cohen; Robert B. Mayer; Lawrence and William Rubin; as well as the Arts Council of Great Britain; the British Council; Marlborough; Tate; and Tooth; Waddington; Ziegler; Zwirner Waddington.

Arrangement

Series I.B. was arranged by rough chronological periods with some topical files.
box 5, folder 1-6

1963-1966

box 5, folder 1-4

A-L

box 5, folder 5

M-R

box 5, folder 6

S-Z

box 5, folder 7-8

Supplicant artists to Kasmin Gallery, 1966

box 5, folder 9-15

American friends and collectors, 1963-1966

box 5, folder 9

Rubin, William, 1964-1965

box 5, folder 10

Cohen, Arthur, 1964-1965

box 5, folder 11

Mayer, Robert B., 1964-1966

box 5, folder 12

Abrams, Harry N., 1964-1965

box 5, folder 13-15

all others, 1963-1965

Scope and Content Note

The file labeled "all others" lists the following: John Bronaugh, Suzie Crile, Alice Denney, Tom Doyle, Donald Factor, Harold D. Field, Bob Fusillo, Lord Gowrie, Joseph Hirshhorn, Bunny McPeck, Frank H. Porter, Watson Powell, Ractor, Robert A. Rowan, Rusillo.
box 17

1963-1964

box 17, folder 1

British dealers to December 1964

box 17, folder 2-8

Foreign dealers: U.S., Australia, and Europe

box 17, folder 2

Switzerland and Australia

box 17, folder 3-4

United States

box 17, folder 5

Germany

box 17, folder 6

Belgium and Holland

box 17, folder 7

France

box 17, folder 8

Italy

box 17, folder 9-16

Pictures on loan to museums and galleries

box 17, folder 9

Stedlijk

box 17, folder 10

Bochum

box 17, folder 11

The Hague and Tour

box 17, folder 12

Düsseldorf and Tour

box 17, folder 13

Der Zeichnung

box 17, folder 14

Documenta III

box 17, folder 15

United States

box 17, folder 16

England

box 17, folder 17

Photo reproduction requests

box 17, folder 18

Artist inquiries and rejections

box 15-16

1963-1966

box 15, folder 8

Abbot Hall Art Gallery

box 15, folder 8

Galerie Ad Libitum, Anvers

box 15, folder 9

Charles Alan esq. (Sandau-Alan Gallery, New York)

box 15, folder 12

American Art Gallery, Denmark, Copenhague

box 15, folder 8

The Arcade Gallery, London

box 15, folder 12

Galerie Arditti

box 15, folder 10

Galleria dell'Ariete

box 15, folder 11

The Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

box 15, folder 12

Ars Studio, Denmark

box 15, folder 12

Art Exhibitions Bureau, London

box 15, folder 7

Arts Council of Great Britain

box 15, folder 12

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

box 15, folder 12

Associated American Artists

box 16, folder 1

Baden Baden Staatliche Kunsthalle

box 16, folder 1

Basel Kunsthalle

box 16, folder 1

Bear Lane Gallery Limited

box 16, folder 1

Bedford. The Cecil Higgins Art Gallery

box 16, folder 2

Bern Kunsthalle

box 16, folder 2

Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris

box 16, folder 2

Galerie Beyeler, Basel

box 16, folder 2

Galerie Bischofsberger, Zürich

box 16, folder 3

G. Blair Laing

box 16, folder 3

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery

box 16, folder 3

Galerie Bonnier, Paris

box 16, folder 3

Bradford City Art Gallery and Museum

box 16, folder 1

British Council

box 16, folder 4

C

box 16, folder 4

Castelli, Leo

box 16, folder 4

Cavallino

box 16, folder 4

Cleveland Museum of Art

box 16, folder 4

Clune (Fr. McDonald)

box 16, folder 5

D

box 16, folder 5

Darmstadt Art Gallery

box 16, folder 5

Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

box 16, folder 5

Düsseldorf

box 16, folder 6

E

box 16, folder 6

Elkon

box 16, folder 6

Everett Ellin

box 16, folder 6

Ellsworth and Goldie

box 16, folder 6

André Emmerich

box 16, folder 6

Galerie Europe

box 16, folder 6

Exeter University

box 16, folder 7

F

box 16, folder 8

G

box 16, folder 9

H

box 16, folder 10

I-J

box 16, folder 11

K

box 24, folder 3-4

Rubin, Lawrence

Scope and Content Note

The files date from 1964 to 1968.
box 18

1965-1968

box 18, folder 1

A

box 18, folder 2

Cabot-Cohen

box 18, folder 3

Carnegie-Corcoran

box 18, folder 4

Diamond, Harold

box 18, folder 5

Denison-Dreyfus

box 18, folder 6

Elkon

Scope and Content Note

Documents date from 1963 to 1967.
box 18, folder 7

F

box 18, folder 8

G

Scope and Content Note

Documents under G date from 1963 to 1967.
box 18, folder 9

H

box 18, folder 10

I-K

box 18, folder 11

L

box 18, folder 12

M

box 18, folder 13

N

box 18, folder 14

Ordover

box 18, folder 15

P-Q

box 19, folder 1-3

Rowan, Robert A.

box 19, folder 2-3

Rubin, Lawrence

box 19, folder 4

Schwartz

box 19, folder 5

Swift

box 19, folder 6

S

box 19, folder 7

T

box 19, folder 8

Wadsworth-Wagner

box 19, folder 9

Wasserman-Wurttembergischer

box 19, folder 10

X-Z

box 4

1968

box 4, folder 1

Agnelli, Marella

box 4, folder 1

Akademie der Künste, Berlin

box 4, folder 1

Ak-Au

box 4, folder 1

Avnet, Lester

box 4, folder 2

Ba-Bu

box 4, folder 2

Burden, Carter

box 4, folder 3

Davis, Ron

box 4, folder 3

Elliott, James

box 4, folder 3

Emmerich, André

box 4, folder 3

F

box 4, folder 4

Ga-Gr

box 4, folder 4

Gemini G.E.L.

box 4, folder 4

Goldfarb, Alexander

box 4, folder 5

H-J

box 4, folder 6

Kaplan, Mrs. Richard

box 4, folder 6

Krakow, Barbara (Harcus Krakow Gallery)

box 4, folder 6

Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

box 4, folder 6

Ka-Ku

box 4, folder 7

La-Lo

box 4, folder 7

Landau, Felix (Felix Landau Gallery)

box 4, folder 7

Lecky, Elizabeth

box 4, folder 7

Lee, Janie C.

box 4, folder 7

List, Albert, Mrs.

box 4, folder 8-10

Ma-O

box 4, folder 8

Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc. (Thomas H. Gibson)

box 4, folder 8

Mayer, Françoise (Galerie Françoise Mayer, Bruxelles)

box 4, folder 9

Milrad, Aaron

box 4, folder 9

Mostra, Mercato d'arte contemporanea

box 4, folder 10

McCagy, Douglas,

box 4, folder 10

Nordness, Lee (Lee Nordness Galleries Inc., New York)

box 4, folder 11

P-Q

box 4, folder 10

Paine, Stephen D.

box 4, folder 11

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

box 4, folder 11

Philadelphia. The University of Pennsylvania. The Institute of Contemporary Art

box 4, folder 11

Poons Company Inc.

box 4, folder 12

Ra-Ro

box 4, folder 12

Rankine, Vivie

box 4, folder 12

Ridenhour, William David

box 4, folder 12

Rowan, Robert A.

box 4, folder 13

S

box 4, folder 13

Saigol, Javaid

box 4, folder 13

Sonnabend, Ileana (Galerie Ileana Sonnabend)

box 4, folder 13

Sydney (The University of Sydney)

box 4, folder 14

T-V

box 4, folder 14

UCLA Art Galleries

box 4, folder 15

W

box 4, folder 15

The Walker Art Center

box 4, folder 15

The Western Australian Art Gallery

box 4, folder 15

Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles

box 4, folder 16

X-Z

box 4, folder 16

Yang, Hanford

box 4, folder 16

Zwirner, Renée (Galerie Renée Zwirner)

box 4, folder 16

Zwirner, Rudolf (Galerie Rudolf Zwirner)

box 5-6

1966-1968

box 5, folder 16

Accademia - Alliata

box 5, folder 17

Ariete - Arts Council

box 5, folder 18

Art magazines - A

box 6, folder 1

Bear Lane Gallery Limited - Galerie Bischofsberger, Zürich

box 6, folder 2

Bolton - British Council

box 6, folder 3-5

B-C

box 6, folder 6

Dallas Theater Center - Darmstadt Kunstverein

box 6, folder 7

Duttmann

box 6, folder 9

D-F

box 24, folder 5-6

Miscellaneous, 1962-1968

box 21-22

1966-1968

box 21, folder 1

Alecto

box 21, folder 2

Advertising

box 21, folder 3

B-Cabot

box 21, folder 4

Castelli

box 21, folder 5

Cohen

box 21, folder 6

Del Amo

box 21, folder 7

Delville - Dugdale

box 21, folder 8

E-Gemini

box 21, folder 9

Goldreyer

box 21, folder 10

Guggenheim

box 21, folder 11-14

H - Insurance

box 21, folder 15

Jewish Museum

box 21, folder 16-17

K - MOMA

box 21, folder 18

Mc - Neuendorf

box 21, folder 19

O - Rutsin

box 22, folder 1

Stedlijk

box 22, folder 2

Schoenberg-Strauss

box 22, folder 3

Tate

box 22, folder 4

Wine

box 12-13

1970s

box 12, folder 1-3

General, 1970s

box 12, folder 4

Mirvish (David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto)

box 12, folder 5-6

Commercial art dealers, 1970s

box 12, folder 7

A

box 12, folder 8

B

box 12, folder 9

C

box 12, folder 10

D

box 12, folder 11

Emmerich

box 12, folder 12

E-F

box 12, folder 13

Gemini

box 12, folder 14

G-H

box 12, folder 15

I-J

box 12, folder 16

Kornblee

box 12, folder 17

K-L

box 12, folder 18

M

box 12, folder 19

N-O

box 12, folder 20

P-Q

box 13, folder 1

Rubin, Lawrence

box 13, folder 2

R

box 13, folder 3

S

box 13, folder 4

T-U

box 13, folder 5

Waddington

box 13, folder 6-8

U.K. museums and galleries

box 13, folder 9-11

European and U.S. museums and galleries

box 25

Miscellaneous

 

Series I.C. General business correspondence, 1968-1974

Physical Description: 1.668 Linear Feet (4 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The files in Series I.C. contain letters more specifically related to the daily operation of the gallery, and were often labeled by Kasmin Gallery staff as "General correspondence" or "Miscellaneous." and contain letters related more specifically to the daily operation of the gallery.

Arrangement

The files were arranged by rough chronological order and by alphabetical order for each period. Further general business correspondence, such as correspondence related to insurance, appears in Series I.B.
box 3

1968

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence with Aeromet Limited, Christie, Manson & Woods, Conran Design Group, Vidal Sassoon Limited, Thames and Hudson Limited, transportation services (Rogers; Santini).
box 3, folder 1

A-B

box 3, folder 2

C-F

box 3, folder 3

G-H

box 3, folder 4

I-Mc

box 3, folder 5

N-R

box 3, folder 6

S

box 3, folder 7-9

T

box 3, folder 10

U

box 3, folder 11

W-Z

box 14-15

1968-1970

box 14, folder 10-11

A

box 14, folder 12-13

B

box 14, folder 14-15

C

box 15, folder 1-4

D

box 15, folder 5

E

box 15, folder 6

F

box 20, folder 1

N

box 20, folder 2

O-Q

box 20, folder 3

R

box 20, folder 4-5

S

box 20, folder 6

T

box 20, folder 7

U-V

box 20, folder 8-9

W

box 20, folder 10-11

Z

box 7-8

1972-1974

box 7, folder 12

A

box 7, folder 13

B

box 7, folder 14

C-D

box 7, folder 15

E-G

box 7, folder 16

H

box 7, folder 17

I-J

box 7, folder 18

M-O

box 7, folder 19

P-Q

box 8, folder 1

R

box 8, folder 2

S-V

box 8, folder 3

W

box 8, folder 4

Y-Z

box 25

Miscellaneous

 

Series II. Visitor books, 1963-1966

Physical Description: 0.417 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Scope and Content Note

The visitor books, of which the archive contains four volumes, document visits to the gallery from 1963 to February 1966. It appears that Kasmin Limited did not maintain or preserve visitor books for the years 1967-1972.
Included among the visitors are, apart from the artists exhibited at the gallery: Mario Amaya, Mark Amory, Michael Ayrton, Gene Baro, Adrian Berg, Peter Blake, Derek Boshier, John Byrne (Jesus, Cambridge), José Luis Castillejo, Ossie Clark, Xavier Corbero, Emily Custard, Alberto de Lacerda, Pauline Fordham, Robert Fraser, Terry Frost, Reg Gadney, Henry Geldzahler, Duncan Grant, Clement Greenberg, Peggy Guggenheim, Otto Hahn, Desmond Harmsworth, Nicky Haslam, Patrick Heron, Mr. and Mrs Hockney, Jeremy Irons, Allen Jones, Ida Kar, Andrew Lanyon, Philip Laski, Edward Lucie-Smith, Norbert Lynton, Mo McDermott, Sheena McKay, Tony Mackintosh, David Medalla, George Melly, E.L.T. Mesens, Gustav Metzger, Edwin Morgan, Robert Motherwell, Henry Moore, Rollo Myers, Winifred Nicholson, David Niven, Roland Penrose, Patrick Procktor, Francis Pym, John Richardson, Bridget Riley, Paul Roche, Colin St. John Wilson, Adrian Stokes, William Scott, David Sylvester, Keith Vaughan, Michael Wishart.

Arrangement

The arrangement is by chronological order.
box 27, folder 1

1963-1964

box 27, folder 2

1964

box 27, folder 3

1965

box 27, folder 4

1965-1966

 

Series III. Diaries and travel notebook, 1962-1985

Physical Description: 2.29 Linear Feet (6 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The diaries are agendas that list on a daily basis the things to do or appointments related to the operation of the gallery. In this series are also included John Kasmin's notebook regarding his trip to India with David Hockney and a 1966 documentary on the gallery.

Arrangement

Arrangement is by type of material.
box 28, folder 1

Diary, 1962

box 28, folder 2

Diary, 1969

box 28, folder 3

Diary, 1970

box 29, folder 1

Diary, 1971

box 29, folder 2

Diary, 1972

box 29, folder 3

Diary, 1973

box 30, folder 1

Diary, 1974

box 30, folder 2

Diary, 1975

box 31, folder 1

Diary, 1976

box 31, folder 2

Diary, 1977

box 101, folder 1

Travel notebook, 1977, 1985

Scope and Content Note

Included are photographs of the trip, Box 101, Folder 2.
box 135, item V1

Henry Herbert videocassette, 1966

Henry Herbert videocassette (digital version available on-site only)

 

Series IV. Scrapbooks, 1961-1984

Physical Description: 6.59 Linear Feet (12 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The scrapbooks, the bulk of which are dedicated to specific artists supported by Kasmin Limited, cover the entire period of activity of the gallery.

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: IV.A. General; IV.B. Artists.
 

Series IV.A. General, 1960-1981

Physical Description: 3.25 Linear Feet (4 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the scrapbooks were labeled under the names of artists supported by Kasmin Limited. Three untitled scrapbooks and loose clippings cover the activities of the gallery more generally and have notes indicating the periods covered in them, whether early or late.

Arrangement

The arrangement is by rough chronological order.
box 32

Scrapbook, 1968-1972

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 32

Scrapbook, 1966-1978

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 32

Scrapbook, 1978-1981

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 33-34

Loose press cuttings, 1960-1972

box 143*, folder 2-5

Newspapers, 1960-1970s

Scope and Content Note

Included are issues from The Sunday Review and TLS (The Times Literary Supplement).
 

Series IV.B. Artists, 1961-1985

Physical Description: 3.34 Linear Feet (8 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The files for specific artists comprise loose press cuttings or clippings and scrapbooks labeled under the artist name. There are numerous scrapbooks dedicated to artists supported by Kasmin Limited, such as Ron Davis, Robyn Denny, David Evison, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Goodnough, and Jules Olitski. The files for Anthony Caro and Richard Smith contain several scrapbooks, while the file for David Hockney contains scrapbooks dedicated to specific years.
The scrapbooks have the following approximate dates: Bannard, Walter Darby (1964-1972); Caro, Anthony (1961-1978); Cohen, Bernard (1963-1973); Davis, Ron (1965-1972); Denny, Robyn (1964-1971); Evison, Davis (1970); Frankenthaler, Helen (1964-1985); Goodnough, Robert (1970); Hill, Anthony (1966-1969); Hockney, David (1962-1977); Hodgkin, Howard (1972-1981); Indian miniatures (1968-1970); Louis, Morris (1963-1972); Noland, Kenneth (1963-1972); Olitski, Jules (1963-1977); Poons, Larry (1964-1971); Price, Kenneth (1964-1970); Scott, Tim (1973-1979); Smith, Richard (1962-1984); Stella, Frank (1964-1985); Tucker, William (1965-1975).

Arrangement

Box number changes during the 2017 processing include, old box number in parentheses: 33 (35), 37-38 (34-36).
box 34

Bannard, Walter Darby

box 35

Caro, Anthony

box 34

Cohen, Bernard

box 36

Davis, Ron

box 36

Denny, Robyn

box 36

Evison, Davis

box 36

Frankenthaler, Helen

box 36

Goodnough, Robert

box 36

Hill, Anthony

box 37-38

Hockney, David

box 39

Hodgkin, Howard

box 39

Indian miniatures

box 39

Latham, John

box 39

Louis, Morris

box 39

Noland, Kenneth

box 40

Olitski, Jules

box 40

Poons, Larry

box 40

Price, Kenneth

box 40

Scott, Tim

box 40-41

Smith, Richard

box 41

Stella, Frank

box 41

Tucker, William

 

Series V. Gallery invitations and mailing lists, 1963-1977

Physical Description: 1.25 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series V comprises the mailing lists maintained by Kasmin Limited as well as a nearly full sequence of the invitation cards to the openings of the exhibitions held at the gallery at 118 New Bond Street in London from the opening show dedicated to the paintings of Kenneth Noland in April 1963 through 1972.
box 42

Gallery invitations

box 42, folder 1

1963

box 42, folder 2

1964

box 42, folder 3

1965

box 42, folder 4

1966

box 42, folder 5

1967

box 42, folder 6

1968

box 42, folder 7

1969

box 42, folder 8

1970

box 42, folder 9

1971

box 42, folder 10

1972

box 42, folder 11

1973-1977

box 112

Mailing List: Great Britain, U.S., International

box 113

Mailing List: Europe--Specials, Dealers, Press, Institutions

 

Series VI. Financial records, 1961-1992

Physical Description: 12.5 Linear Feet (30 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The financial records consist of a set of stock books from the first purchases in 1961 through the closing of the gallery, with ledgers documenting the activities of John Kasmin as an art dealer after 1972. There are also invoices, receipts, and bank statements.

Arrangement

Arranged into two subseries: Series VI.A. Stockbooks; Series VI.B. Other financial records.
 

Series VI.A. Stock books, 1961-1978

Physical Description: 8.75 Linear Feet (21 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The stock books consist of a main set, numbered 1 to 12, and two dedicated each to an artist, Bernard Cohen and Richard Smith. In addition, there are binders that document the activities of John Kasmin as an art dealer after 1972.

Arrangement

The arrangement is by chronological and topical order.
box 43

Stock book 1: 100-629, 1961 October-1964 October

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 44

Stock book 2: 630-1068, 1964 October-1966 January

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 45

Stock book 3: 1072-1153 1966 January-1966 February

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 46

Stock book 4: 1154-1753 1966 March-1967 March

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 47

Stock book 5: 1754-2324, 1967 June-1968 June

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 48

Stock book 6: 2325-2770, 1968-1969

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 49

Stock book 7: 2778-3882A

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 50

Stock book 8: 3883-4343

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 51

Stock book 9: 100-2065,

Physical Description: 1 volume

Scope and Content Note

Transferred stock.
box 52

Stock book 10: 2074-2770

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 53

Stock book 11: 2771-3347

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 54

Stock book 12: 3348-3882

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 55

Binder A: 148-2560, circa 1979-1992

box 56

Binder B: 2561-4075, circa 1979-1992

box 57

Binder C: 4076-4992, circa 1979-1992

box 58

Binder D: 4993-5589, circa 1979-1992

box 59

Binder E: 5590-6190, circa 1979-1992

box 60

Binder F: 6191-6553, circa 1979-1992

box 61

Stock book X: 4344-5169, March 1979

Scope and Content Note

"Rewritten March 1979"--on cover.
box 62

Stock book Y: 5170-5651, March 1979

box 102, folder 1

Stock book: Bernard Cohen, C1-C99, C01-C0254, circa 1962-1967

Physical Description: 1 volume
box 102, folder 2

Stock book: Richard Smith: S1-S111, circa 1963-1967

Physical Description: 1 volume
 

Series VI.B. Other financial records, 1961-1992

Physical Description: 3.75 Linear Feet (9 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The financial records also include invoices, receipts, and bank statements that cover the entire period of activity of Kasmin Limited from 1961 and beyond the closing of the gallery at New Bond Street in 1972.

Arrangement

Arranged into two groupings: Sales records; Purchase records.
 

Sales records, 1961-1992

Scope and Content Note

The sales records consist of invoices, receipts and bank statements that are arranged by rough chronological periods that partially overlap and for within each period by alphabetical order of clients. The dates given are approximate.
box 103, folder 1

Lord Dufferin, 1961-1965

box 103, folder 2-12

1961-1963

box 103, folder 13-21

1964-1965

box 104, folder 1

1965-1966

box 104, folder 2

1966-1967

box 104, folder 3

1967-1968

box 105, folder 1

1968

box 105, folder 2

1969

box 106, folder 1

1970

box 106, folder 2

1971

box 106, folder 3

1972

box 107, folder 1

1973

box 107, folder 2

1974

box 107, folder 3

1975-1976

box 107, folder 4

Sales to July 1992

 

Purchase records, 1961-1978

Scope and Content Note

The purchase records consist of bank statements, invoices and receipts from artists, collectors and banks regarding purchases of artworks made by Kasmin Limited. The records are organized by rough chonological periods that partially overlap and within each period by alphabetical order of vendors. The dates given are approximate.
box 108, folder 1

1961-1963

box 108, folder 2

1964-1965

box 108, folder 3

1965-1966

box 108, folder 4

1966-1967

box 109, folder 1

1968-1969

box 109, folder 2

1970-1971

box 109, folder 3

1971

box 110, folder 1

1972

box 110, folder 2

1973

box 110, folder 3

1974

box 111, folder 1

1975

box 111, folder 2

1976

box 111, folder 3

1976-1977

box 111, folder 4

1977-1978

 

Series VII. Printed matter, 1960-1978

Physical Description: 7.08 Linear Feet (17 Boxes, 1 Flat file folder)

Scope and Content Note

This group of materials consists of exhibition catalogs, invitations, prospectuses, brochures, posters, announcements and other ephemera related to artists handled by Knoedler Limited. The exhibition catalogs and ephemera document exhibitions held by Kasmin Limited and by other galleries, providing world-wide surveys. Each artist file typically includes printed material related to one-man shows and to group shows, with numerous annotated items.

Arrangement

Series VII. Printed matter is arranged in four groupings: Artists, except Hockney; David Hockney; Miscellaneous; Posters. Note: The numbering of Box 63-79 was changed in 2017, with the physical content of the boxes reflected in the arrangement by artist. Included are loose documents and some correspondence with the catalogs.
 

Artists, except Hockney

box 63

Buckley, Stephen

box 63-64

Caro, Anthony

box 64

Cohen, Bernard

box 64

Denny, Robyn

box 64

Evison, David

box 65

Frankenthaler, Helen

box 65

Hill, Anthony

box 65

Hodgkin, Anthony

box 65

Latham, John

box 65

Louis, Morris

box 66

Noland, Kenneth

box 66

Olitski, Jules

box 67

Smith, Richard

box 67

Stella, Frank

box 68

Tucker, William

 

David Hockney

Scope and Content Note

Kasmin Limited had primarily organized the printed matter by artist, with some attempt to differentiate for printed material related to David Hockney, exhibitions held in England from exhibitions held outside of England.
box 69-70

One-man shows

Scope and Content Note

The files provide a survey of exhibitions dedicated to David Hockney from 1962 to 1977.
box 70-78

Group shows

Scope and Content Note

The files provide an extensive survey of group shows in which the work of David Hockney was featured during the years 1961-1978.
box 70

1961

box 71

1962-1964

box 72

1965-1966

box 73

1967-1968

box 74

1969-1971

box 75

1972-1973

box 76

1974-1975

box 77

1976-1977

box 78

1978

box 79, 143*

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Includes catalog publications for group shows and other printed matter, for which the filing was not indicated clearly in the annotations by Kasmin Limited staff. Featured is the boxed edition of the exhibition catalogue Vormen Van de Kleur / New Shapes of Color (1966) (bx.143*,f.1), in which the work of Josef Albers, Robert Denny, Ellsworth Kelly, Barnett Newman, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Richard Smith, and Frank Stella was featured.
Flatfile 1**

Posters

Scope and Content Note

The posters document exhibitions dedicated to the work of the following artists: Buckley, Stephen; Caro, Anthony; Frankenthaler, Helen; Noland, Kenneth; Olitski, Jules; Smith, Richard.
 

Series VIII. Photographs, 1961-1977

Physical Description: 21.27 Linear Feet (51 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The main portion of this series consists of artist files documenting the work supported and exhibited by Kasmin Limited, with extensive documentation on the work of David Hockney. Separate files of photographs of a more informal nature document exhibitions held at 118 New Bond Street and associates of Kasmin Limited. Photographers include: A. C. Cooper Ltd., Nicholas Elder, John Goldblatt, Wallace Heaton Ltd, J. S. Lewinski F.R.P.S., Roland Scherman, Julian Wasser and Cuming Wright Watson Associates Ltd.

Arrangement

The rehousing in 2017 in archival folders of photographs in Box 114-134 has resulted in some shift of content to Box 114-142.
 

Series VIII.A. Exhibitions, 1963-1975

Physical Description: 0.834 Linear Feet (2 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The photographs are installation shots of exhibitions organized at the Kasmin Gallery, including the opening show of Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1959-1962 , held in 1963. Candid shots include those showing Kasmin's children at the reception desk during the 1968 exhibition dedicated to works of Kenneth Noland. There are several views of exhibitions held at other galleries, such as two exhibitions of David Hockney's works at the gallery of André Emmerick in New York. Installation shots of the 1968 exhibition David Hockney: A Splash, a Lawn, Two Rooms, Two Stains, Some Neat Cushions And a Table ... Painted, show John Kasmin with his son, along with David Hockney and Hockney's parents.

Arrangement

Further installation shots appear under files of specific artists in Series VIII.C. Artists.
box 80-81

Kenneth Noland: Paintings 1959-62, 1963

Scope and Content Note

The exhibition of paintings by Kenneth Noland, April-May 1963, was the opening show of the Kasmin Gallery.
box 80

Latham's Noit, 1963

box 80

Morris Louis: Paintings 1960-1962, 1963

box 81

Bernard Cohen: Recent Paintings, 1963

box 80

Friedel Dzubas: Paintings, 1964

box 80

Albert Stadler: Recent Paintings, 1964

box 80

Jules Olitski: New Paintings, 1964

box 80

Helen Frankenthaler, 1964

box 80

Frank Stella: Recent Paintings, 1964

box 80

Paul Feeley: Recent Paintings, 1964

box 80

Bernard Cohen: Drawings 1961-4, 1964

box 80-81

Edward Avedisian: Recent Paintings, 1965

box 80

118 Show, 1965

box 80-81

David Hockney: Pictures with Frames and Still Life Pictures, 1965

box 80

Pol Bury: Moving Sculptures and Cinetizations, 1967

box 80

Fred Bazler, Roland Brener, Jennifer Durrant, Tom Edmonds, Noel Forster, Roelof Louw, Peter Schlesinger, [ca. 1967]

box 80

David Hockney: A Splash, a Lawn, Two Rooms, Two Stains, Some Neat Cushions And a Table ... Painted, 1968

box 80

Kenneth Noland: Paintings, Spring 1968, 1968

box 80

Jules Olitski: Recent Paintings, 1968

box 80

Frank Stella: New Paintings, 1968

box 81

"Artists from the Kasmin Gallery," Arts Council Gallery, Belfast, 1969

box 81

Anthony Caro, Arts Council, Hayward Gallery, 1969

box 80

Richard Smith: New Paintings, 1969

box 81

David Hockney, André Emmerich, New York, 1969

box 81

Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, David Hockney, ca. 1970

box 81

Larry Poons: New Paintings, 1971?

box 80

Garage, 1973

box 81

David Hockney: Print Exhibition, André Emmerich, New York, 1973

box 81

Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, 1975

 

Series VIII.B. Portraits, 1963-1973

Physical Description: 0.04 Linear Feet (2 Folders)

Scope and Content Note

Among the files of photographs of exhibitions were interspersed portraits, including those of John Kasmin and David Hockney. In addition, several folders were focused on portraits of artists, collectors and associates, such as Clement Greenberg and Betty Freeman.
box 80, folder 14

Avedisian, Edward

box 81, folder 6

Buckley, Stephen

box 81, folder 6

Denny, Robyn

box 81, folder 7

Dufferin, Sheridan (Sheridan, Marquess of Dufferin and Ava)

box 80, folder 14

Freeman, Betty

box 80, folder 14

Greenberg, Clement

box 80-81

Hockney, David

box 80-81

Kasmin, John

box 80, folder 14

Poons, Larry

box 81, folder 6

Smith, Richard

 

Series VIII.C. Artists, 1961-1977

Physical Description: 20.433 Linear Feet (49 Boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The main portion of the photographs in the records of Kasmin Limited consists of artist files documenting the work supported and exhibited by Kasmin Limited, with extensive documentation on the work of David Hockney.

Arrangement

Series VIII.C. Artists is arranged into two groupings: Artists, except Hockney; David Hockney. The files related to David Hockney were further subdivided by medium (i.e. paintings, drawings, prints) and by chronological order within each medium.
 

Artists, except Hockney

 

General

box 88

Artists: 35 mm slides,

Scope and Content Note

35 mm slides of artists represented by the gallery, including Stephen Buckley, Anthony Caro, Howard Hodgkin, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and Richard Smith.
box 85

Documentation of 1961 sales

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and slides labeled "Miscellaneous 1961 sales," illustrating a variety of works by different artists.
box 86

Avedisian, Edward

box 83, 86, 90, 91

Buckley, Stephen

box 82, 92-93

Caro, Anthony

box 97

Dzubas, Friedel

box 97

Feeley, Paul

box 95

Frankenthaler, Helen

box 89

Hodgkin, Howard

box 99-100

Indian miniatures

box 91

Kelly, Ellsworth

box 91, 98

Latham, John

box 94

Louis, Morris

box 91, 94

Noland, Kenneth

box 83, 96

Olitski, Jules

box 86

Poons, Larry

box 91

Price, Kenneth

box 87

Scott, Tim

box 84, 86, 95, 97

Smith, Richard

box 91, 98

Stadler, Albert

box 90, 91

Stella, Frank

box 91, 98

Tucker, William

box 86

Miscellaneous

 

David Hockney

 

Paintings

box 114

General

Scope and Content Note

Transparencies.
box 115, folder 1

List

box 115, folder 2

1955

box 115, folder 2

1956

box 115, folder 3-4

1960

box 115, folder 5-8

1961

box 115, folder 8-9

1962

box 116, folder 1-3

1963

box 116, folder 4-6

1964

box 117, folder 1-4

1965

box 117, folder 5-6

1966

box 117, folder 6-9

1967

box 118, folder 1

1968

box 118, folder 1

1969

box 118, folder 2-3

1970

box 118, folder 3-5

1971

box 118, folder 5-8

1972

box 118, folder 8

1973

box 118, folder 8

1974

box 119

1975

box 119

1976

box 119

1977

 

Drawings

box 120-122

General

Scope and Content Note

Transparencies of drawings for the years 1961-1977.
box 123

1955

box 123

1960

box 123

1961

box 123

1962

box 124

1963

box 125

1964

box 126

1965

box 127

1966

box 128

1967

box 129

1968

box 130

1969

box 131

1970

box 132

1971

box 133

1972

box 134, 136

1973

box 137

1974

box 137-138

1975

box 139

1976

box 140

1977

 

Prints

box 141, folder 1

The Blue Guitar

box 141, folder 2

1961-1965

box 141, folder 3

1967

box 141, folder 4

1968

box 141, folder 4-6

1969

box 141, folder 7

1971

box 141, folder 7

1972

box 141, folder 7-10

1973

box 141, folder 10

1974

box 141, folder 11

1976

box 142

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Note

Comprises slides of paintings.
 

Series IX. Architectural documentation, 1963-1973

Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (2 folders, 2 Flat File Folders)

Scope and Content Note

The series is comprised of photographs of the interior of 118 New Bond Street taken in 1963 and of plans dating from the later years of activity of Kasmin Limited that document work that the British architect and designer John Prizeman (1930-1992) and the British architectural practice Ahrends, Burton and Koralek performed for Kasmin Limited.

Arrangement

The arrangement is by chronological order.
box 81, folder 10

Architectural photographs of 118 New Bond Street, 1963

 

Architectural plans, 1970-1973

box 143*, folder 6

John Prizeman, 9th January 1970

Scope and Content Note

Alterations to Kasmin Gallery, 118 Bond Street: Top Offices, General Drawings
flatfile 2**-3**

Ahrends, Burton and Koralek, 1973, undated

Scope and Content Note

Ahrends, Burton and Koralek (now ABK Architects) was founded in 1961 by Peter Ahrends (1933-), Richard Burton (1933-2017), and Paul Koralek (1933-) after they won first prize in a competition to produce a design for the Berkeley Library at Trinity College, Dublin in 1960. ABK was initially established in London in 1961.