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Chicago Project
  • Walter De Maria
    1935–2013
    born: Albany, California, United States ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Chicago Project, 1968
  • S.M.S. No. 1
  • Where object was made: United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Object Height/Width: a (envelope) 228.6 x 304.8 mm
    Object Height/Width: a (envelope) 9 x 12 in
    Object Height/Width: b-g and i 215.9 x 279.4 mm
    Object Height/Width: b-g and i 8 1/2 x 11 in
    Object Height/Width: h 193.67 x 247.65 mm
    Object Height/Width: h 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
  • Gift of Glenn Duffee
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0076.05.a-i
Description

(a) Manila envelope reads CHICAGO PROJECT, contains eight sheets of paper.

(b) First page of a type-written letter on Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago letterhead from Jan van der Marck, Director to Walter De Maria asking the artist to participate in the exhibition "Art by Telephone" dated November 29 1967

(c) Second page of Jan van der Marck letter to Walter De Maria

(d) Hand-written reply by Walter de Maria to Jan van der Marck

(e) Type-written letter from Walter De Maria to Jan van der Marck dated January 8 1968

(f) First page one of type-written installation description with three diagrams

(g) Second page of installation description

(h) Photographic rendering of telephone installation

(i) Type-written letter on Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago letterhead from Jan van der Marck, Director to Walter De Maria with notice that the exhibition has been postponed.