Letter from Alexander Calder to Ben Shahn, February 241949 by Alexander Calder

...Then there are those practical matters for which words simply don’t suffice — such as directions. In his letter of invitation to artist Ben Shahn, the great Alexander Calder encloses a hand-drawn map to his home — and it somehow feels like one of his iconic mobiles.

Letter from the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press
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