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Guide to the Annina Nosei Gallery Archive
1963-2009
 MSS.298

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Collection processed by Lawrence Giffin, 2011.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 17, 2017
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Transaction Records, 1976-2006

Scope and Content

Series comprises files created in the gallery's process of buying works, taking works on consignment, and selling works.

Arrangement

The subseries reflect the gallery's original organization.

Subseries A: Consignment Files

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises files created by the gallery when taking works on consignment.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged in its original order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Out on Consignment Inactive 83
1983-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Out on Consignment; Inactive - 1983
1980-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Xerox [1/2]
1978-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Xerox [2/2]
1981-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Press Mailing List [1/2]
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Press Mailing List [2/2]
1986
Box: 1 Folder : 7 In on Consignment. Ret. 86
1982, 1985-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Out on Consignment - Inactive 1985 [1/3]
1985
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Out on Consignment - Inactive 1985 [2/3]
1984-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Out on Consignment - Inactive 1985 [3/3]
1984-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Out on Consignment, Inactive 1984
1979, 1983-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 12 In on Consignment - Returned 85
1980, 1984-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 13 [Untitled Folder] [1/2]
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 14 [Untitled Folder] [2/2]
1982
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Out on Consignment; Selected
1986-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Out on Consignment Returned [1/2]
1993-2000
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Out on Consignment Returned [2/2]
1994-1997
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Selected in on [Consignment]
1982, 1987
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Consignments
1987, 1992-1997
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Out on Consignmt Returned 1999/2000, '01, '02
1998-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Out on Consmt. - Returned - 1998
1991-1998

Subseries B: Inventory Cards: Works Sold

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises index cards created for each artwork sold by the gallery. Each card displays that artwork's inventory number and invoice number, which can also be found on corresponding records in this series. The cards are color coordinated.

Pink card: The work was given to Annina Nosei, that is, she did not buy it. There was no money involved. On many of these cards you will find written the word "gift."

Blue card: The work was bought by the Gallery. Most cards denote the amount paid.

White card: The work was consigned to the gallery either by the artist, another dealer, another gallery, or a collector.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged in its original order. The index cards were originally contained in file drawers labeled "Works Sold" followed by an alphabetical range. This naming convention has been replicated here (e.g., the cards under the heading "Works Sold A-F" were originally held together in one file drawer labeled "Works Sold A-F"). The ranges of artists contained in each box has been provided by the archivist in the space below the box number.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 Works Sold A-F [1/2]

General

John Ahearn-David Deutsch

undated
Box: 3 Works Sold A-F [2/2]

General

David Deutsch-Helmut Middendorf

undated
Box: 3 Works Sold G-H-L

General

David Deutsch-Helmut Middendorf

undated
Box: 3 Works Sold M-Z [1/2]

General

David Deutsch-Helmut Middendorf

undated
Box: 4 Works Sold M-Z [2/2]

General

Helmut Middendorf-Michael Zwack

undated

Subseries C: Inventory Cards: Returned to Artist

Scope and Content

Subseries comprises index cards created for each artwork that the gallery attempted to sell but could not and returned to the artist. Each card displays that artwork's inventory number, which can also be found on corresponding records in this series. The cards are color coordinated.

Pink card: The work was given to Annina Nosei, that is, she did not buy it. There was no money involved. On many of these cards you will find written the word "gift."

Blue card: The work was bought by the Gallery. Most cards denote the amount paid.

White card: The work was consigned to the gallery either by the artist, another dealer, another gallery, or a collector.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged in its original order. The index cards were originally contained in file drawers labeled "RTA" (which stands for "Returned to Artist") followed by an alphabetical range. This naming convention has been replicated here (e.g., the cards under the heading "RTA A-D-F" were originally held together in one file drawer labeled "RTA A-D-F"). The ranges of artists contained in each box has been provided by the archivist in the space below the box number.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 5 RTA A-D-F [1/2]

General

Gada Amer-Janieta Eyre

undated
Box: 6 RTA A-D-F [2/2]

General

Arturo Elizondo-Paul Mittleman

undated
Box: 6 RTA G-M [1/2]

General

Arturo Elizondo-Paul Mittleman

undated
Box: 7 RTA G-M [2/2]

General

Helmut Middendorf-Adriana Varejao

undated
Box: 7 RTA N-Z [1/2]

General

Helmut Middendorf-Adriana Varejao

undated
Box: 8 RTA N-Z [2/2]

General

Lucia Warck Meister-Zelli

undated

Subseries D: Inventory Books

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged in numerical order by inventory number. Folders are labeled with the title on front of the original ledger.

Scope and Content

Series comprises ten twelve-column ledgers organized by the inventory number assigned to each artwork. Each entry in each ledger gives the inventory number, the artist's name, the work's title, the date the work was received by the gallery, the year the work was executed, the size of the work, the artist's price, the consignee, the work's medium, the gallery's suggested price, amount owed to the gallery, and the work's current location including to whom it sold or if it was returned to the artist.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Inventory 1; #1 through #3949
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Inventory 2; #3950 through
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Gallery Inventory no. 1-5671
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Inventory
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Gallery Inventory no. 1019 through 6023
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Gallery Inventory Book no 2; From #6024 through 7401
1993
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Gallery Inventory Book no. 3; from #7402 through 8021
1994
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Gallery Inventory Books no. 4; from #8022 to #8515
1996
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Gallery Inventory Book no. 5; from #8516 to 9131
1997-1999
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Gallery Inventory Book no. 6; from 9132 to 9703
1999-2002

Subseries E: Collector's Books

Scope and Content

According to the gallery, Collector's Books and Artist Books are different forms of the same function. At a cursory glance, Collector's Books comprises ledgers that seem to document what artist's work (by invoice number) was sold to what collector (whether individual or institution), while Artist Books comprises small spiral-bound notebooks listing the names, addresses, and phone numbers (sometimes in the form of business cards affixed to the pages) of persons and institutions interested in purchasing the work of certain artists. Often in Artist Books, a name and address will be accompanied by a note that reads "interested in 'X work of art'."

The ledger sheets in Collector's Book A-I and Collector's Book J-O are from National brand top-lock post binders. Collecto'rs Book P-Z is from a Six Star brand top-lock post binder.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged in its original order. Ledger sheets were originally contained in large top-lock post binders and divided alphabetically by tabbed dividers. That arrangement has been replicated here at the folder level. The labels "Collector's Book A-I," "Collector's Book J-O," and "Collector's Book P-Z" were copied from labels on the binders themselves.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 11 A [from "Collector's Book A through I"] [including photocopy of binder cover]
1981-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 12 B [from "Collector's Book A through I"]
1980-1993
Box: 9 Folder : 13 C [from "Collector's Book A through I"]
1981-1992
Box: 9 Folder : 14 D [from "Collector's Book A through I"]
1981-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 15 E [from "Collector's Book A through I"]
1981-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 16 F [from "Collector's Book A through I"]
1981-1995
Box: 9 Folder : 17 G [from "Collector's Book A through I"]
1981-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 18 H [from "Collector's Book A through I"]
1980-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 19 I [from "Collector's Book A through I"]
1981-1994
Box: 9 Folder : 20 J [from "Collector's Book J through O"] [including photocopy of binder cover]
1981-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 21 K [from "Collector's Book J through O"]
1981-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 22 L [from "Collector's Book J through O"]
1981-1990
Box: 9 Folder : 23 M [from "Collector's Book J through O"]
1980-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Mc [from "Collector's Book J through O"]
1980-1985
Box: 9 Folder : 25 N [from "Collector's Book J through O"]
1980-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 26 O [from "Collector's Book J through O"]
1981-1995
Box: 9 Folder : 27 P, Q [from "Collector's Book P through Z"] [including photocopy of binder cover]
1981-1994
Box: 9 Folder : 28 R [from "Collector's Book P through Z"]
1981-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 29 S [from "Collector's Book P through Z"] [1/2]
1980-1993
Box: 9 Folder : 30 S [from "Collector's Book P through Z"] [2/2]
1981-1992
Box: 9 Folder : 31 T [from "Collector's Book P through Z"]
1981-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 32 U [from "Collector's Book P through Z"]
1980-1991
Box: 9 Folder : 33 V [from "Collector's Book P through Z"]
1981-1993
Box: 10 Folder : 1 W [from "Collector's Book P through Z"]
1981-1991
Box: 10 Folder : 2 YZ [from "Collector's Book P through Z"]
1981-1993

Subseries F: Artist Books

Scope and Content

According to the gallery, Collector's Books and Artist Books are different forms of the same function. At a cursory glance, Collector's Books comprises ledgers that seem to document what artist's work (by invoice number) was sold to what collector (whether individual or institution), while Artist Books comprises small spiral-bound notebooks listing the names, addresses, and phone numbers (sometimes in the form of business cards affixed to the pages) of persons and institutions interested in purchasing the work of certain artists. Often in Artist Books, a name and address will be accompanied by a note that reads "interested in 'X work of art'."

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged alphabetically by first artist's last name printed on the front of the book.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 3 [Karl Appel; Jean-Michel Basquiat; Jose Bedia]
1989, 1999, 2003
Box: 10 Folder : 4 [Jean-Michel Basquiat]
1981-1982
Box: 10 Folder : 5 [Francois Boisrond.; Kocheisen + Hullman; Shirin Neshat
1995-2003
Box: 10 Folder : 6 [Pizzi Cannella; Gian Marco Montesano]
1985-1991
Box: 10 Folder : 7 [Castelli; Arturo Elizonda; Salomé; Cheri Samba]
1981-1982,1992-2004
Box: 10 Folder : 8 [Bruno Ceccobelli; Lucia Warck Meister; Marco Tirelli]
1984-1990, 2006
Box: 10 Folder : 9 [Chicago Art Fair; Basel]
1988-1989
Box: 10 Folder : 10 [Chuck Connelly]
1984-1986
Box: 10 Folder : 11 [David Deutsch; Beth Brenner]
1980-1989
Box: 10 Folder : 12 [Daniele Galliano; Teresa Serrano; Michelle Murcurio]
1988, 1996-2000, 2004
Box: 10 Folder : 13 [Vincent Gallo]
1985-1991
Box: 10 Folder : 14 [K.H. Hodicke; Bernd Koberling; Sal Scarpitta; Jenny Watson]
1981-1992, 2001-2003
Box: 10 Folder : 15 [Ron Gault Jirado; Tod Wizon]
1985
Box: 10 Folder : 16 [Barbara Kruger; Jean-Michel Basquiat]
1982-1989
Box: 10 Folder : 17 [Myriam Laplante; Sabina Mirri; Adriana Varejao; Sy Ross; Manuel Ocampo]
1983-1986, 1994-2003
Box: 10 Folder : 18 [Helmut Middendorf; Ghada Amer]
1984-1991, 1998-2000
Box: 10 Folder : 19 [Stephen Muller; Frederico Uribe; Scope 2006]
1982-1998, 2002-2006
Box: 10 Folder : 20 [Nunzio; Nancy Bowen]
1985-1989, 1993
Box: 11 Folder : 1 [Liliana Porter; Pablo Siquier; Fabian Burgos; Graciela Hasper]
1983, 1998-2001
Box: 11 Folder : 2 [Ira Richer; Guillermo Kuitca; Pietro Fortuna]
1983, 1986, 1990-1992
Box: 11 Folder : 3 [Mario Schifano; Julio Galan]
1983, 1989-2000

Subseries G: Acquisition Receipts

Scope and Content

Series comprises receipts for works purchased by Annina Nosei Gallery or by Annina Nosei herself.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged in its original order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 4 A
1981-1984
Box: 11 Folder : 5 B [1/2]
1976, 1981-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 6 B [2/2]
1982-1984, 1987
Box: 11 Folder : 7 C
1983-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 8 D
1981-1984, 1989
Box: 11 Folder : 9 F
1984-1988
Box: 11 Folder : 10 G
1980-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 11 H
1979-1982, 1987
Box: 11 Folder : 12 J
1983-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 13 K
1982-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 14 L
1979, 1982, 1986-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 15 M
1982-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Mc
1988-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 17 N
1982-1987
Box: 11 Folder : 18 O
1982,1984
Box: 11 Folder : 19 P
1982-1988
Box: 11 Folder : 20 R
1983-1985
Box: 11 Folder : 21 S
1982-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 22 T
1979-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 23 W
1979, 1985-1989
Box: 11 Folder : 24 YZ
1979, 1986

Subseries H: Invoices

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

Series comprises invoices for works sold by the gallery. Invoices [contain] inventory numbers and invoice numbers that can be matched with those found in Series I, Subseries A, B, E, and F. The final folder in this series, ["Gallery Policies"], while not an invoice, was originally filed with the invoices, so has remained in this series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Invoices: Paid in Full 79
1977-1980
Box: 12 Folder : 2 4/24/81-2/25/82 (INvoice #195-330) [1/3] [Material from front pocket of binder]
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 3 4/24/81-2/25/82 (INvoice #195-330) [2/3]
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 4 4/24/81-2/25/82 (INvoice #195-330) [3/3]
1981-1982
Box: 12 Folder : 5 11/5/82-12/27/83 (invoice 444-640) [1/2]
1982-1983
Box: 12 Folder : 6 11/5/82-12/27/83 (invoice 444-640) [2/2]
1982-1983
Box: 12 Folder : 7 12/28/83-12/31/84 (Invoice 641-807) [1/3]
1983-1984
Box: 12 Folder : 8 12/28/83-12/31/84 (Invoice 641-807) [2/3]
1983-1984
Box: 12 Folder : 9 12/28/83-12/31/84 (Invoice 641-807) [3/3]
1983-1984
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Invoices #808-978 1985 Paid [1/4]
1985
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Invoices #808-978 1985 Paid [2/4]
1985
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Invoices #808-978 1985 Paid [3/4]
1985
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Invoices #808-978 1985 Paid [4/4]
1985
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Invoices; 1986; 1987; 979 thru 1191 [1/4] [Note taped to inside of front flap of binder]
1986-1987
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Invoices; 1986; 1987; 979 thru 1191 [2/4]
1986-1987
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Invoices; 1986; 1987; 979 thru 1191 [3/4]
1986-1987
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Invoices; 1986; 1987; 979 thru 1191 [4/4]
1986-1987
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Current Invoices Nov. 1987; Dec. 1989; Compl. [1/3]
1989
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Current Invoices Nov. 1987; Dec. 1989; Compl. [2/3]
1989
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Current Invoices Nov. 1987; Dec. 1989; Compl. [3/3]
1989
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Paid Invoices #1610-1443; 1992 [1/2]
1990-1991
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Paid Invoices #1610-1443; 1992 [2/2]
1989-1990
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Paid Invoices #1717-1611; 1991 [1/2]
1991
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Paid Invoices #1717-1611; 1991 [2/2]
1991
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Paid Invoices 1993-1995 [1/5]
1993-1995
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Paid Invoices 1993-1995 [2/5]
1993-1995
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Paid Invoices 1993-1995 [3/5]
1993-1995
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Paid Invoices 1993-1995 [4/5]
1993-1995
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Paid Invoices 1993-1995 [5/5]
1993-1995
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Paid Invoices - Jan. 1996; Begin Invoice #1921 [1/2]
1996-1997
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Paid Invoices - Jan. 1996; Begin Invoice #1921 [2/2]
1996
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Paid Invoices; 1997-1999; 2041-2207 [1/2]
1996-1999
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Paid Invoices; 1997-1999; 2041-2207 [2/2]
1997-1999
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Paid Invoices #2252-2442; 11/00-12/04; 2000-12/2004 [1/6]
2003-2004
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Paid Invoices #2252-2442; 11/00-12/04; 2000-12/2004 [2/6]
2002-2003
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Paid Invoices #2252-2442; 11/00-12/04; 2000-12/2004 [3/6]
2001-2002
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Paid Invoices #2252-2442; 11/00-12/04; 2000-12/2004 [4/6]
2000-2001
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Paid Invoices #2252-2442; 11/00-12/04; 2000-12/2004 [5/6]
2000
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Paid Invoices #2252-2442; 11/00-12/04; 2000-12/2004 [6/6]
undated
Box: 13 Folder : 20 ["Gallery Policies"]
undated

Subseries I: Shipment Records

Scope and Content

Series comprises shipping forms for artworks shipped.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 21 Shipping Forms Jan.00-Feb '01 [1/3]
2000-2001
Box: 13 Folder : 22 Shipping Forms Jan.00-Feb '01 [2/3]
2000-2001
Box: 13 Folder : 23 Shipping Forms Jan.00-Feb '01 [3/3] [Material from back pocket of binder]
2000-2001
Box: 13 Folder : 24 "Shipment Record Book"
undated

Subseries J: Accounting

Scope and Content

Series comprises ten-column ledger sheets listing such information as buyer, date of sale, inventory and invoice numbers, price of the work, artist's commision, price of frame, and tax. Material in this subseries was originally in one of two binders. A General Note accompanying each folder description indicates to which of the two binders the contents belong.

Arrangement

Subseries is arranged in its original order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 25 [Unlabeled tab from Black Accounting Book]

General

From Black Accounting Book

1981-1987
Box: 13 Folder : 26 Sales 10/80-10/83

General

From Black Accounting Book

1981-1987
Box: 13 Folder : 27 Cash Receipts 11/80-4/83

General

From Black Accounting Book

1980-1983
Box: 13 Folder : 28 Cash Receipts 5/83-4/84

General

From Black Accounting Book

1983-1987
Box: 13 Folder : 29 Cash Disbursements 11/80-4/82

General

From Black Accounting Book

1980-1982
Box: 13 Folder : 30 Cash Disbursements 5/82-4/83

General

From Black Accounting Book

1982-1983
Box: 13 Folder : 31 Cash Disbursements 5/83-4/84

General

From Black Accounting Book

1983-1984
Box: 11 Folder : 25 Cash Disbursements 5/84-4/85 [1/3]

General

From Black Accounting Book

1984-1985
Box: 11 Folder : 26 Cash Disbursements 5/84-4/85 [2/3]

General

From Black Accounting Book

1985-1986
Box: 11 Folder : 27 Cash Disbursements 5/84-4/85 [3/3]

General

From Black Accounting Book

1986-1987
Box: 11 Folder : 28 [Inside Cover of Blue Accounting Binder]

General

From Blue Accounting Book

undated
Box: 11 Folder : 29 Artists Accts

General

From Blue Accounting Book

1992-1996
Box: 11 Folder : 30 Cash Received

General

From Blue Accounting Book

1993-1996
Box: 11 Folder : 31 Disbursements [1/2]

General

From Blue Accounting Book

1993-1994
Box: 11 Folder : 32 Disbursements [2/2]

General

From Blue Accounting Book

1994-1996
Box: 11 Folder : 33 Money Mkt/CDs; Disbursements/Recs

General

From Blue Accounting Book

1994-1995

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