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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2003.80.26.3
People
James Lee Byars, American (Detroit, MI 1932 - 1997 Cairo, Egypt)
Title
Sheet of White Typing Paper with Mechanically Printed CERN Letterhead at Top
Classification
Archival Material
Work Type
archival material
Date
1979-1980
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/70527
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Blue ink on white paper with CERN letterhead
Dimensions
29.7 x 21 cm (11 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
Provenance
James Lee Byars; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, transfer; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2003.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Transfer from the Busch-Reisinger Museum Archives
Copyright
© The Estate of James Lee Byars / Michael Werner Gallery
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.80.26.3
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Byars' letter written in blue ink with stars on a few letters on each page. Letterhead: CERN / ORGANISATION EUROP...ENNE POUR LA RECHERCHE NUCL...AIRE / EUROPEAN ORGANIZATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH / SI"GE: GEN"VE, SUISSE / Adresse postale / Postal address / CERN / CH 1211 GEN"VE 23 / SUISSE / SWITZERLAND / T...LEX: 23698 CH / T...L...GRAMMES: CERNLAB-GEN"VE / T...L...PHONE: GEN"VE (022) Votre / Your ref. Notre / Our ref. / Direct: 83 /83 /83 / Central / Exchange: 83 61 11 / Page two: Since I have the chair of the AR- / no Question can Be answered only / tist at M.I.T. I will stop By to / many answers are possible and they / say hello to you walking and / shift By Repeated choice so Mark I / speaking s [sic] fine with me. You / hope to see you none the less in Oct. / think you're Busy Gleek / with
a Question mayB we'll even meet / Glint moon PreQuark I am / in NYC Thank you for the try J.L.B. / Yet I love Godel's PRoof that /
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