The Archives of American Art recently acquired an extraordinary collection—the records and personal papers of Ivan C. Karp, who founded OK Harris Works of Art in New York in 1969. His papers include the OK Harris Gallery Records. OK Harris Works of Art, along with the Paula Cooper Gallery and 112 Greene Street, was one of the first galleries to open in the community south of Houston Street in Manhattan, giving rise to the SoHo arts district. And while OK Harris was at forefront of the photorealist movement, the gallery exhibited a wide range of new art from John S. Fawcett’s art comics to Jeff Russell’s works of sprayed molten steel on canvas. Ivan C. Karp (1926–2012), the founder of OK Harris Works of Art, was co–director of the Hansa Gallery from 1956 to 1958, and established a reputation in the art world while co–director of the Leo Castelli Gallery from 1959 to 1969. The art

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