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Abe Ajay correspondence with Ad Reinhardt, 1963-1967

Ajay, Abe, 1919-1998

Sculptor, Collagist, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4909 (fr. 382-459) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Abe Ajay correspondence with Ad Reinhardt, 1963-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.