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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)


September 17 1959

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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 receipt of a report from Fonseca about the state of the work, and mentions that a check of $2000 is attached to cover the costs of all materials needed.
The mosaic was completed in 1961 and as of 2016 is on view at the same location.



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