The Obelisco Gallery Archive
The Obelisco Gallery Archive was created in 1989
by curator and art consultant Jaja Indrimi to preserve the cultural
legacy of Gaspero del Corso and Irene Brin.
Indrimi had met Irene Brin and Gaspero del Corso
in 1963 when she first collaborated with them. In the 1980’s she
started a long series of interviews with Gaspero through which she
reconstructed a large part of the history of the gallery.
The archive includes such material as gallery
records, exhibition files, travel records, press files, catalogues,
invitations, art publications, personal journals, and documents
concerning the daily activity of the gallery.
The archive also includes both a vast visual collection and a correspondence collection.
The Obelisco catalogue collection includes
writings by Irene Brin and many contemporary literary figures including
Jean Paul Sartre, Andre' Breton, Eugenio d'Ors, Graham Greene, Aldous
Huxley, Robert Melville, James Thrall Soby, Murilo Mendes, Giuseppe
Ungaretti, Leonardo Sinisgalli, Lionello Venturi, Cesare Zavattini,
Giulio Carlo Argan, and James Johnson Sweeney.
1944-1950: The early years
1950-1965: Bridging Italy and the international
1965-1968: From Hockney to “op-art”
1968-1975: Alternative media: photography, music,
installations and video-art
The Paper Collection
The post-war period and the exchanges with the US
New York files and the Sagyttarius Gallery
International exchanges (Latin America, Africa,
Asia, Australia and the Middle East)
Alternative media: Videobelisco, comics &
The Obelisco Library
Fashion, trade and art
Personal journals of Gaspero del Corso and Irene
Essays, articles and dissertations
We are creating a complete digital catalogue of
the Obelisco Gallery and Irene Brin
Archives and in the process we will
add information to this web-site. Some links of these pages are not yet
active. If you need further information please contact us via e-mail.