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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, March 5, 1935. Letter to the Hon. John Harlan of the Treasury Department. In part: "I wired Slattery the situation and told him that if we were to put in an engine for new power $30,000.00 would not be sufficient. Work very much hindered because of lack of engine, which he knows. I suggested a compromise of $40,000.00. I suspect that you know that …

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ALS in French, three pages on two sheets, 8.25 x 10.5, April 7, 1896. Letter to his friend, confidant, and fellow painter George-Daniel de Monfreid, who was one of the first collectors of Gauguin's art during his exile in the Pacific, and one of his earliest biographers.​ This letter provides evidence of Gauguin's increasingly poor physical and mental state during his second residen…

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Program for "Art-in-Jewels" by Salvador Dali, 5.5 x 8.5, 12 pages, signed and inscribed across the first pages in red ink, "Pour Helen, Su Ami, Dali, 1970," with a large and impressive sketch of a crowned figure along the left side of the page. The program briefly describes the 28 pieces in the exhibit. In fine condition.

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Signed book: Poètes d'aujourd'hui: Paul Eluard. Later printing. Paris: Editions Seghers, 1953. Paperback, 5.25 x 6.25, 275 pages. Signed on the half-title page in blue ballpoint, "Picasso." In fine condition. A poet and co-founder of the Surrealist movement, Eluard was regarded as Picasso's best friend from 1935 onward. An unusual piece associating the two great artists.

Sold For: $1,378 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

Desirable limitation page in French for the book La Celestine by Fernando de Rojas, which contains 66 original engravings by Pablo Picasso, 6.75 x 7.5, numbered 314/350, signed below in pencil, “Picasso.” The page reads (translated): “The 66 original engravings by Pablo Picasso which illustrate La Celestine by Fernando de Rojas, translated from the Spanish by Pierre Heugas, were…

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ALS in French, signed “Renoir,” one page, 4.5 x 6.75, Les Collettes letterhead, June 29, 1912. Letter to a friend, in full (translated): "My wife is going to Nice to reserve me a bed-chair and I will return right away with Gabrielle, around Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Seats have to be reserved ahead of time, tell Pierre etc. I will write to you the day I will be sure of the day of …

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Important French painter and printmaker (1864-1901) whose lively, colorful portrayals of the people and places of fin-de-siècle Paris take a place among the most iconic images of the era. Toulouse-Lautrec’s immersion in art stemmed largely from his isolation following a disfiguring teenage accident that failed to heal properly, preventing his legs from growing further while his torso …

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Signed book: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again). First edition. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5.75 x 8.75, 241 pages. Signed and inscribed on the half-title page in black felt tip, "To Lizi Fitzgerald, Andy Warhol," who adds a sketch of his classic "Campbell's Soup" can and signs below with his initials and date, "AW, May 76." In fi…

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Distinguished and influential British architect (1632-1723) who played a leading role in the rebuilding of London following the devastating Great Fire of 1666, and whose St. Paul’s Cathedral takes a place among the greatest designs in the history of architecture. Rare ink signature, "Chr. Wren,” on an off-white 4.75 x 4.75 segment of a manuscript ledger page from an account book kept b…

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DS, signed “Richard Avedon,” two pages, 8.5 x 11, June 8, 1948. Contact by which The Ballet Theatre, Inc. engages Avedon to "furnish all photographs for and supervise the 1948-49 edition of the Ballet Theatre Souvenir Program…you shall employ the services of Alexey Brodovitch as exclusive art designer for the said Program, it being understood that you will pay Mr. Brodovitch's com…

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Color semi-glossy 5.75 x 4 postcard of Francis Bacon's 1962 work 'Three Studies for a Crucifixion,' signed in the lower border in black felt tip. In very fine condition.

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Semi-glossy 4.25 x 6 postcard of Bill Brandt's photograph of Francis Bacon walking on London's Primrose Hill in 1963, signed in the lower border in black ink by Bacon. In very fine condition.

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TLS in French, one page, 8.25 x 10.75, 'Les Collines,' Vence letterhead, December 31, 1953. In full (translated): "Thank you very much for your letter. I am answering the questions you put to me and I am returning the questionnaire that you sent me. I send you my best wishes for the year 1954, and the assurance of my best feelings." In fine condition, with two rusty paperclip impressions …

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Glossy 4 x 6 photo of the legendary designer posing beside a dress form, signed in the lower border in black felt tip, "Givenchy." In fine condition.

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American pop artist (1960-2010) who began his career in Andy Warhol's 'Factory.' Limited edition silkscreen artwork portraying the main Wizard of Oz characters—Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow—on unstretched 36 x 26 canvas, numbered 3/50, signed on the reverse in black felt tip, "SAK." Rolled and in very good condition, with a heavy diagonal crease…

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Cuban photographer (1928-2001) who is best remembered for his famous image, 'Guerrillero Heroico,' portraying revolutionary Che Guevara. Iconic 5.75 x 8.75 exhibition promo card featuring the famed Che Guevara image, signed and inscribed in the lower border in Spanish in black felt tip by photographer Alberto Korda, and dated 1990. In fine condition, with some light soiling and tiny stains…

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Desirable 5.75 x 4 postcard of Richter's 1965 work 'Familie nach Altem Meister [Family After Old Master],' signed in black felt tip, "Gerhard Richter." In fine condition, with some light postal impressions.

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Desirable color 3.25 x 5.5 postcard featuring Norman Rockwell's classic 1948 painting 'The Dugout,' signed in the lower border in blue ballpoint, "Sincerely, Norman Rockwell." In very fine condition.

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Color 8.5 x 12 print of a Norman Rockwell painting entitled 'A Lickin' Good Bath,' signed below in black felt tip. In fine condition, with a small smudge to the signature and some edgewear.

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TLS, one page, 6.25 x 8, Stockbridge, Massachusetts letterhead, November 25, 1959. Letter to Mr. Hofsinde, in full: "I do greatly appreciate your sending me the samples of my work. I did not have copies of some of them. It was good of you to think of me." In fine condition. Accompanied by an unsigned souvenir print postmarked February 3, 1979.

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Interview magazine from September 1979 (Vol. IX, No. 9), 11 x 17, with Liza Minnelli on the front cover, signed and inscribed vertically in the margin in black felt tip, "To Julie, Andy Warhol." In very good to fine condition, with uniform toning and a small area of paper loss to the right edge.

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Color 8.25 x 9 print of Warhol's portrait of pop art dealer Ivan Karp removed from the Whitney Museum's exhibition catalog for Andy Warhol: Portraits of the 70s, signed in the lower border in red felt tip by Andy Warhol. In fine condition.

Sold For: $795 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details