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Letter from the Hotel Chelsea Back of Page 3

Letter from the Hotel Chelsea Back of Page 3

Artist: Betty Hahn (American, born 1940)
Printer: James Kraft (American, 1938 - 2007)
Date: 1979
Medium: photoscreenprints
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of Betty Hahn, 2015
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Object number: 2015.2.20
Description
Using a letter she received from a former student, Diane Luppi, as a starting point, Betty Hahn created prints that reproduce each handwritten page and the envelope in which the letter was mailed. Each sheet bears the prominent logo of the Hotel Chelsea in New York City, the historic home of many well-known artists, actors, writers, and musicians -- and thus a pilgrimage site for their fans and admirers. The letter offers a vivid verbal snapshot of Luppi’s visit to New York in the late 1970s.
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