Reticulárea, by Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt 1912–1994), the Venezuelan artist originally from Germany, was presented in 1969 in the exhibition, Latin American New Painting and Sculpture: Juan Downey, Agustín Fernández, Gego, and Gabriel Morera. The director of the Center for Inter-American Relations Art Gallery, Stanton L. Catlin, extended a special invitation to visit Reticulárea at a private reception that took place on Thursday, January 15, 1970. One of the distinguished invited visitors was the American entrepreneur and patron, David Rockefeller, who was a great disseminator of art and culture. A few days after the event, Rockefeller sent this letter to David Bronheim, director of the Center for Inter-American Relations in New York. The letter would seem to indicate that Rockefeller, who had founded the Center for Inter-American Relations in 1965, was resigning from his position there. The letter establishes the fact that he was given the special gift of a section of the Reticulárea on behalf of the Center. The present-day name for the Center for Inter-American Relations in New York is the Americas Society. This letter, along with the one written by Stanton L. Catlin inviting Rockefeller to the reception, was published in Review: Lectures and Arts of the Americas Vol. 38, Issue 70 [(Americas Society, New York, April 2005)]. The letter was published with a brief preface by the Venezuelan art historian and critic, Mónica Amor, who had this to say about the honorific: “Though it may sound strange, David Rockefeller was given a piece of the Reticularéa as a gift from the Center for Inter-American Relations. [To Gego,] this knowing dissemination of her work was related to the fragility of the units, a condition aggravated by the shipping and reinstallation of the mesh and nets that constituted the work. But it was also linked to the artist’s custom of honoring her friends by giving away sections of her work, and finally, [another factor is] Gego’s indifference toward the totality and toward ideal constructions.” Regarding the location of this work today, the Fundación Gego is in the process of investigating whether it is catalogued in a Rockefeller collection, which could confirm its presence in the St. Barts house or at some institution linked to Rockefeller.Translated into Spanish by María Elena Huizi in 2011, this letter is also included among 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.