PRINT December 1973




Mr. Arnold Belkin’s letter in the September, 1973, Artforum charges that I went to Mexico City in 1963 to “infiltrate” the New York School into Latin American “cultural circles.” I don’t know who Arnold Belkin is, but he seems to know all kinds of things about me. He says I “came to Mexico City in 1963” to “appear on a panel organized by a USIA-funded cultural organization.” On my only trip to Mexico there was no panel “funded” by anybody. I set up a small show of paintings and sculptures at the art museum of the University of Mexico it contained works by de Kooning, Gottlieb, Hare, Liberman and a few others and in connection with that I arranged with people from the University for an informal discussion of the differences between the New York situation and that of Mexico City. Bel kin says that “two hours after his [Rosenberg’s] arrival in the country” he “announced on the panel”

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