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Letter from the Hotel Chelsea
Date: 1979
Artist: Betty Hahn
American, born 1940
Printer: James Kraft
American, 1938 - 2007
Medium: screen print on cotton
Credit Line: Gift of Betty Hahn, 2015
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.
Object Number: 2015.2.22
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