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Walter De Maria

Chicago Project, from S.M.S. No. 1


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  • Artist Walter De Maria (American, 1935–2013)
  • Title Chicago Project, from S.M.S. No. 1
  • Date 1968
  • Medium Mixed media
  • Dimensions unframed | 8 1/2 x 11 in.
  • Credit line University purchase, 1990
  • Object number WU 1990.13.1 B.ii

Postwar Prints and Multiples: Investigating the Collection
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 02/02/2018 - 04/16/2018

Randall Galleries

Inscription Textual component: Mr. De Maria – 2 – 29 November 1967 // I would like to hear from you not only whether you are willing to / cooperate but also any suggestions as to artists you feel should also / be included. In all liklihood we will come up with some 12 to 15 / prospective participants, all of enough stature to make this a significant exhibition. // Hoping that with your help the above exhibition may be realized and / urging you to get in touch with me at your earliest convenience, I / remain, // Sincerely, / [Signature of J Van der Marck] / jvdm:kc / P.S. Marcel Duchamp, whom I asked before approaching anybody else, / sent me a letter, a copy of which is enclosed. I felt that, in spite / of his inability to participate, his reaction was posittive and / encouraging. [in margin]: Byars

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