Tortue Gallery letters, 1971-1974

Tortue Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.)

Collection size: 4 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: 3 letters to David Nellis, collector, from Stanton Macdonald-Wright, 1971-1972. Macdonald-Wright encloses a sketch of the repainting of "Yoku O Hi" which had been scratched, describes his new home in Hawaii, and explains his feelings about the selling price of his work. Also included is a letter to Mallory Freeman, director of the gallery, from Thomas Hart Benton, 1974, regarding 2 Macdonald-Wright paintings owned by Benton.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art gallery; Santa Monica, California.

Donated by Mallory Freeman, director of Tortue Gallery, 1978.

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