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Abe Ajay correspondence with Ad Reinhardt, 1963-1967

Ajay, Abe, b. 1919 d. 1998
Educator, Sculptor, Collagist
Active in N.Y.

Reinhardt, Ad, b. 1913 d. 1967
Painter, Printmaker
Active in New York,N.Y.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Thirty-six postcards from Reinhardt to Ajay, 1963-1966, and 7 letters between the two concerning a thousand dollar cash prize won by Reinhardt at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1963. Also included are typescript copies of the letters assembled by Ajay and titled: One Picture is Worth a Thousand Dollars?, an article published in Art in America describing and reproducing their correspondence regarding the prize; and a political cartoon, 1967, sent to Ajay from Reinhardt.

Biographical/Historical Note: Abe Ajay, painter and sculptor. Born 1919. Ad Reinhardt, painter.

Donated by Abe Ajay, 1992.

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