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

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Gonzalo Fonseca (author)
Hans Simons (addressee)


September 10 1959

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Letter from the Uruguayan artist, Gonzalo Fonseca to New School President, Hans Simons 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 reports that the mosaic tiles for the work has been ordered, and exact calculations for the materials has been made. Fonseca also requests a check of $2000 to cover the estimated costs of all materials.
The mosaic was completed in 1961 and as of 2016 is on view at the same location.



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