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LA COLLEZIONE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM p A

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May 14 63 Nr Virgil Hancher President of the University of Iowa Iowa \.iity Iowa

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I am writing to you about a matter which troubles ae greatly.As you are aware in I946 I made a gift to your University of a second painting by Jackson Pollock having previously given you a smaller one:This was one tbnough Mr ~ester Longman,who was at that time cor~ected with your art department. j have recently been i , ~ ormed that there are rumours in Iowa to the effect t t you are about to ship the large lollock to Suthe J's in London to be sol1 at auotion路lf thi3 is tru it is extre mely unpleasant for me that you shoul , ~ e . L my gift, when there are so many museums in tl or ld,who woul1 be delighted to own this wonderful p .nting.If you n o longer wish to have this mural in~ rxma.-.mwUn1~ I must a~k ~ou to return it to me,~ ~ that I c An 路 in my ma~um here in ien1ce or giv~ . t to some 1 museum in the states/

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Hoping to hear from you sonn;+ am you "' sincerely;

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05-14-1963 Letter from Peggy Guggenheim to Virgil Hancher  

N I 7 G with your art department. j have recently been i ,~ormed D E E N I R E R I am writing to you about a matter which troubles ae A L A...