Getty Buys Knoedler Archive
The Getty Research Institute just announced that it bought the Knoedler Gallery archive, a collection that includes sales books, a photo archive, and correspondence from artists and collectors, dating from 1850 to 1971!
Just a bit of context: Last year, Knoedler Gallery shut down while its director Ann Freedman faced numerous lawsuits concerning selling fakes.
“This is an archive that was born well before e-mail. So all the correspondence between artists and collectors is all intact, including how paintings were hung and framed,” Marcia Reed, chief curator at the Getty Research Institute, told the New York Times.
Find out which galleries are offering artists’ books, rare books, and manuscripts for sale here.