Hate Mail From a 4'8" Wrestler, and Other Relics from Andy Kaufman's Life

A new exhibit of Andy Kaufman's creations and belongings (and acquaintances!) celebrates the legendary comedian's life.

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Flyers for a highbrow lecture tour that never happened. A scrawled boxing challenge from a 4'8" woman (who also enclosed a photo of herself). A daily mantra card with a quote from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. A photograph of the subject impersonating Elvis.

These are the strange and fascinating relics of Andy Kaufman's life, which will appear as part of Maccarone Gallery's exhibition, On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman, which opens January 12 and runs through February 26. But fans won't just have access to Kaufman's ephemera at the show; a rotating cast of the comedian's friends, family, and collaborators will also be on hand to hold "intimate and unscripted conversations about Kaufman" with visitors. Below, see a selection of Andy Kaufman artifacts that will be on view.

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