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New School Office of the President records ➔ Letter from Hans Simons to Gonzalo Fonseca

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Hans Simons (author)
Gonzalo Fonseca (addressee)


March 28 1960

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Letter from New School President, Hans Simons to the Uruguayan artist, Gonzalo Fonseca, who Simons addresses as Salo, regarding the commission of a mural to be installed in the lobby of the Jacob M. Kaplan Hall of the 66th West 12th Street building.  The letter confirms the validity of the contract established earlier for the commission, and assures the artist that it will remain valid despite changes in the university leadership.  Simons mentions that a check of an extra honorarium is enclosed to this letter.
The mosaic was completed in 1961 and as of 2016 is on view at the same location.



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