PRINT January 1974




I should think that a critic of Mr. Rosenberg’s erudition would be possessed of a better memory than is shown in his letter. Also a greater curiosity about his hosts and his surroundings. Along with the “small show” was an exhibition of the Mexican abstract painters currently active, some of whom were on the panel, or informal discussion, as he prefers to call it. I doubt if Mr. Rosenberg came to Mexico to set up an exhibition at the National University’s Department of Cultural Extension gallery (a rented commercial space, hardly a museum) at his own expense, since he was not much interested in what was going on there. I don’t know any more about Mr. Rosenberg than anyone else who attended the event, nor do I expect him to remember that we met afterwards at the home of a mutual friend. During the conversation I commented on what he had said about Rivera’s murals, saying that wasn’t

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