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Saul Z. Cohen correspondence with George Rickey, 1977

Saul Z. Cohen correspondence with George Rickey, 1977

Cohen, Saul Z.

Collector

Collection Information

Size: 3 items. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence relating to the repair and preservation Cohen's sculpture by George Rickey, including a photocopy of a letter, Feb. 2, 1977, from Cohen to Rickey concerning Rickey's repair on the damaged sculpture, which Cohen feels "caused it to lose some of its grace. The arts no longer taper to as delicate a point..."; a 2 p. reply from Rickey, Apr. 7, justifying his method of repair, telling Cohen "you should give the piece as a whole a chance to re-assert its qualities of choreography and performance, which are still exactly what they were, but now far more secure"; and a memo from the George Rickey Workshop on "Surface Discoloration of Stainless Steel Sculptures in Maritime Climates."

Biographical/Historical Note

Art collector; New York, N.Y.

Provenance

Donated by Saul Cohen, 1988.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4909 (fr. 964-969) available at Archives of American Art 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

Saul Z. Cohen correspondence with George Rickey, 1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.