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Accession 1998-014 [poster collection]

Accession consists of posters accumulated by Issacs. A significant portion of the accession, over 200 posters, pertains to local interest including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and local and international shows by artists such as Heather Cooper and Michael Snow. Toronto posters also announce events such as the 10th anniversary of the art collective, General Idea, at the CN Tower; an album-release party of the band, Parachute Club; and a call to arms on behalf of the fight against the Spadina Expressway. Many posters also promote local theatre productions including Keanu Reeves' performance in Brad Fraser's 'Wolfboy' in 1984 at the Theatre Passe Muraile and a series of Toronto Workshop posters by Theo Dimson. Other posters are a cross-section of Canada from the Montreal Olympics series, 'Artists-Athletes', and the 1973 Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibition, the Structure of Comic Books, featuring MArvel Comics characters as Nick Nury and Thor. There are 74 international posters, the largest groups are those from Paris in the 1950s and 1960s including a poster featuring George Bracqu's 'Theogonie.' There are also several gallery posters from Amsterdam, New York, Chicago and Minneapolis representing artists such as Jim Dine, Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenberg and Christo.

Accession 2008-015

Accession consists of slides providing an overview of Isaac's gallery exhibits over the decades. Most of the slides are shots of artists' works and are annotated with the artist's name, the title of the work, the date the work was created, the medium used, and the dimensions.

Accession 2006-012

Accession consists of correspondence and artists' files from the Isaacs/Inuit Art Gallery and the Isaacs Gallery, brochures form the Inuit Gallery of Eskimo Art, newspaper clippings documenting Isaac's career as an art dealer, floor plans for the Isaacs Gallery at 832 Yonge Street and drafts of 'Isaacs seen: 50 years on the art front, a gallery scrapbook' (2005).

Accession 2000-006

Accession consists of files from the Isaacs Gallery including records of bills paid, artists' files, correspondence, Inuit files/Inuit London, photo portfolios and artists' books, and several works of art.

Accession 1999-020

Accession consists of artists correspondence, and correspondence and documentation for miscellaneous special shows.

Accession 1997-034

Accession consists of correspondence, audio tape interviews and biographical information on William Kurelek and other artists; Isaacs Gallery Artist files (7 reels 35 mm microfilm).

Accession 1996-036

Accession consists of business records of The Isaacs Gallery (TIG) (1942-1991), consisting of correspondence, exhibition, catalogues, mailings, financial records (1984-1986); artist files (1961-1988), consisting of correspondence, biographical sketches, press clippings, and other material relating to artists represented by Isaacs (e.g., Dennis Burton, Graham Coughtry, William Kurelek, Michael Snow, and Joyce Wieland) and some who were not represented by him; artist portfolio files (1955-1988), consisting of press clippings and catalogues of their works; and promotional files (ca. 1960-1989) relating to the Isaacs Gallery.