The Reticulárea (1969), an artwork by Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, 1912–1994), the Venezuelan artist originally from Germany, was sent abroad only for one exhibition. That exhibition was Latin American New Painting and Sculpture: Juan Downey, Agustín Fernández, Gego, and Gabriel Morera at the Center for Inter-American Relations Art Gallery, New York. In 1982, Gego traveled to Frankfurt to mount another Reticulárea, which would be called Reticulárea Alte Oper (1982). The work was included in the group exhibition, Spielraum-Raumspiele [Play Area/Play Space] held at the Alte Oper [Old Opera Building] in Frankfurt. Upon her return to Caracas, Gego maintained a correspondence with the architect, Christian Thiel, who had helped her mount the show. This letter has great documentary value with its reference to the essay, “Rhizome,” written by Guilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (for the first time in a text related to Gego). Thiel states that this marvelous path led him to a new aspect of Gego’s work. Both philosophers would be essential to the overall interpretation of Gego’s complex work by the critics. Studies by Deleuze and Guattari would provide a theoretical framework for many writers, in terms of rhizomatic growth in nature and the uncontrolled growth of social groups in populous cities. Critics writing about Gego often describe Reticulárea as a “rhizomatic” work. The essay, “Rhizome” was published in the book, Mille plateaux [One Thousand Plateaus, Paris, 1980], two years before Thiel related it to Gego’s environmental piece. Scholars of Gego’s artwork who have talked about or analyzed her work based on rhizome theory include: Luis Enrique Pérez Oramas, Bruno Bosteels, Iris Peruga, Mónica Amor, Catherine de Zehger, and Julieta González. This letter, the original of which was in German, was translated into Spanish by Sabina Israelaitz in 2010. It is included in the documents selected for the bilingual book, Desenredando la red. La Reticulárea de Gego. Una antología de respuestas críticas / Untangling the Web: Gego’s Reticulárea, An Anthology of Critical Response, María Elena Huizi and Ester Crespin (organizers). This book is to be published in 2013 by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Fundación Gego, Caracas.