Thursday, February 04, 2010

A blog I recently discovered: Letters of Note

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Letters of Note is an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos. Scans/photos where possible. Fakes will be sneered at. Updated every weekday. Edited by Shaun Usher. http://www.lettersofnote.com/

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
NEW YORK 19

THE MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

11 WEST 53rd STREET
TELEPHONE: CIRCLE 5-8900
CABLES: MODERNART, NEW YORK

October 18, 1956

Dear Mr. Warhol:

Last week our Committee on the Museum Collections held its first meeting of the fall season and had a chance to study your drawing entitled Shoe which you so generously offered as a gift to the Museum.

I regret that I must report to you that the Committee decided, after careful consideration, that they ought not to accept it for our Collection.

Let me explain that because of our severely limited gallery and storage space we must turn down many gifts offered, since we feel it is not fair to accept as a gift a work which may be shown only infrequently.

Nevertheless, the Committee has asked me to pass on to you their thanks for your generous expression of interest in our Collection.

Sincerely,
(Signed)

Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
Director of Museum Collections

Mr. Andy Warhol
242 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York

P.S. The drawing may be picked up from the museum at your convenience.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

A very good blog: BibliOdyssey






This a blog that I came up recently and it has an amazing image collection taken from old books. Some of them are also have been published in a very nice book named after the blog's name. Link here

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