Issuu on Google+

-Mr. Spencer A. S uels 20 East 65th Street lfew York 21, New York

Dear Mr. S elsa Many thanks for your kind letter .of March 1. March 6, 1962 I did not ! el that exposing the painting in Dallas would s rve as a black mark in case ot non-sale, because I insisted that McAgy reveal it provenance only to a llke~ prospeotiv bu;yer. Also, it is off the beaten track and not quite like a publlc display in New York. I know of a C4zanne that knocked around for s t e unsold d which people therefore said was not a good one - although it finally brought a ver,y good price - and I quit agree with you that failure is not the best prelude to success. As tor th possibility of trading, I am thinkln of thing which have quality t are not absolutely ln th first rank or currently fa ionable. I would like a fine landscape by Gaspard Dugh t, a really good sculpture of the Ri schneider school, a landscape by Jawlensky, a good Tlepolo, and so on. Since our historical coll ctlon ls a st nonexistent, the sk¼ Is the limit, with quality the principal crlterl • FSaba Sincerely, Frank Seiberling Head, Department of Art P. s. If McAgy h d the p lntlng label d a to the provmance, he viol ted trust, and I would like to know about it. WORKS O F ART C ONSULTANT

SPENCER A . SAMUELS 2 0 E AST 6 5 T8 STREE T N E W YORK 21. NEW YORK YUKON 8 -4556

Professor Frank Seiberling Head, Department of Art State University of Iowa Iol a City, Iolva Dear Professor Seiberling: HELEN E . HINMAN


03-06-1962 Letter from Frank Seiberling to Spencer A. Samuels