Motherwell explains that the Walker Art Institute asked him to write a preface to Cornell's upcoming exhibit there. He encloses two typewritten pages of the preface he has written for Cornell's review.
Robert Motherwell letter to Joseph Cornell, 1953 June 26. Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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