THE ART YOUNG ARCHIVE
Conceived, Collected and Curated by Bruce Baryla
Sold to the Library of Congress


The Art Young Archive is a 400-piece collection of original art and related material by American political cartoonist and social satirist Art Young (1866-1943), all of which originated from his personal archive. I assembled it specifically to function as the core of a comprehensive institutional collection of his work, something that did not exist at the time.

Shown below is a presentation of highlights from the collection. The complete selling prospectus I created is interactive, includes essays and illustrated descriptions of the entire collection, and may be viewed here.

Archive specialist Glenn Horowitz, who was originally my agent for the collection, said that he kept the printed prospectus on his night table for a week because he found it so interesting.

Cartoon art maven Craig Yoe said it was the finest prospectus presentation he had ever seen.

The collection was sold to the Library of Congress in 2009 for $135,000.