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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)


June 23 1958

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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 is the official invitation for the commission, and it discusses the honorarium and the additional payment of 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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