ARTstor is digitizing and will distribute more than 100,000 images from Larry Qualls’ unique archive of contemporary art images. For nearly three decades, Larry Qualls has been systematically documenting contemporary art exhibitions at galleries and other exhibition spaces throughout New York City and elsewhere.

The archive is being scanned and made available systematically, beginning with the more recent gallery shows. Accordingly, the first releases of images included works of art shown during the Spring 2001, Fall 2001, and Winter 2002 gallery seasons. The most recent release – now also available to ARTstor users – covers the Spring 2000, Fall 2000 and additional works from the Spring 2001 seasons. This most recent release of approximagely 5,000 images brings the total number of images available to over 11,500. Subsequent releases in ARTstor will progressively and systematically document earlier gallery seasons. Later seasons will also be released as they are cataloged by Larry Qualls.

Because of copyright considerations, only images of works by artists represented by artists’ rights groups with which ARTstor has existing agreements – the Artists Rights Society (ARS), the Société des auteurs dans les arts graphiques et plastiques (ADAGP) and the Visual Arts and Galleries Association (VAGA) – or with individual artists with whom ARTstor has reached agreements, may be made available internationally. ARTstor expects that vast majority of the Larry Qualls archive will be made available in the United States. t releases in ARTstor will progressively and systematically document earlier gallery seasons. Later seasons will also be released as they are cataloged by Larry Qualls.

To browse these images, please click on “Image Gallery” on the ARTstor “Welcome Page” and then select “Contemporary Art from the Larry Qualls Archive.” Or simply search the keyword “Qualls.”