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MAINTENANCE ART WORKS
MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES

I hope you get this before Sept 30!  Aug 11, 1977

Dear Lucy

Hi! You're away and I'm going to Colorado tomorrow.
 
Listen - URGENT! We're MOVING Damn it for many 
reasons mostly financial - can't stay here too much rent got to be near Jewish school for kids - good one too much rent uptown near their present school
ACED OUT of Manhattan! Going to Riverdale Sept 1. New address 4555 Henry Hudson Pkwy Apt 1003, Riverdale NY 10471 EEK! Good school there. Open.

NOW this is my message to you: I am dreaming always 
these days of my old work 1963-69. I want to show it to you - pre Maintenance Art. I wanted to show it to you in '63 (I read about you - about eccentric abstraction show but I was afraid to call you - CAN YOU BELIEVE how STUPID? I told myself I didn't want to "bother" you.???? Stuffings & bindings & boxes & inflatables. Anyhow they're here at 2 Wash Sq Village Ill be back on August 30. Everything's upside down here - but could you possibly come over the 30th or 31st? Call 533-3217 or come Love M.L.U.

P.S. Got an NEA. Will save my ass this year while I'm in boondocks. Will do a thing
with Dept. of Sanitation 10000 workers & Trucks & barges & burning & dumping & endless garbage. Tentative title: "It's not the garbagemen's garbage, it's your garbage."         

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