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The quaintness of another era, art market version

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The document below is from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art’s new Betty Parsons Gallery and Betty Parsons Papers digital archive. Yup, that’s right: The entire gallery archive is now online. You can access it here. The document below, a 1962 letter from St. Louis Art Museum director Charles Nagel to the gallery, was ‘trimmed’ so that it would fit on MAN. The viewer on the AAA’s site allows for (much) higher resolution.

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  1. Victoria HF Scott says:

    Is there a book about the history of the relationship between private interests and state museums in the US? If there isn’t, there should be.

  2. greg.org says:

    that is a thing of beauty.

    When I curated a show called “Collectors’ Choice” at Exit Art in 2000, the gallery wanted dealers of the work I showed to put it all on consignment, not loan it.

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