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

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Hans Simons (author)
Gonzalo Fonseca (addressee)


August 9 1957

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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 summarizes the earlier informal agreement between Simons and Fonseca regarding the submission of sketches of ideas for the work. Simons emphasizes that no one else has been invited to submit sketches.

The mosaic was completed in 1961 and as of 2016 is on view at the same location.



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