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ALS in French, two pages both sides, 8.25 x 10.5, April 10, 1896. Handwritten letter to painter, art teacher, and collector Emile Schuffenecker, written during Gauguin's second and final stay in Tahiti. The painter exposes the material difficulties which lead him to abdicate all pride, evoking the lack of recognition towards him. He asks for help from Schuffenecker, whom he had maintained a la…

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Highly desirable promo card for the opening of Keith Haring's exhibition at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery on January 17, 1987, 5.75 x 8.75, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "For Pierre, K. Haring," who sketches a long crawling figure in his usual style, and also signed by his fellow pop artist, "Andy Warhol." Warhol was present at the opening, as documented in the Andy Warhol Diaries. In v…

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Notable American abstract expressionist painter (1910-1962). Original vintage fountain pen sketches of "The Boy Friend" accomplished in great detail by Kline on both sides of a beige 3.5 x 5.5 album page, signed on one side, "Franz Kline," and on the other, "You've lots of friends, let me be among them, Franz Kline." This page was allegedly given by the young Kline to his teenage sweetheart. I…

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ALS in French, signed “H. M.,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.5 x 8.5, January 6, 1922. Addressed from Nice, a lengthy handwritten letter to his wife Amelie, stating that he has received Jean's paintings, including a portrait of Marguerite, a bowl of mandarins and a viola, adding that he has placed them on his wall to replace his own which are currently being packed (transl…

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ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, October 17, 1889. Important handwritten letter by Monet to fellow painter Henri-Charles Guerard, relating to Monet's campaign to buy Edouard Manet's 'Olympia' for the French National Museum—along with a handwritten list showing who had contributed so far, and the total raised. In part (translated): "I take care of a …

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French avant-garde painter, poet, and typographist (1879-1953) who was an early major figure of the Dada movement. Original ink sketch of a waterfront scene above the text of a dinner menu accomplished by Picabia on an off-white 3.75 x 6 card, signed with his initials and dated in the corner, "F. P., 1905." In fine condition, with light toning from prior display. Accompanied by a certificate of au…

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Twice-signed ALS, autographed as “Norman" and "Norman Rockwell,” one page, 5.75 x 8.5, Grand Hotel, Krasnapolsky letterhead, April 8, 1960. A handwritten letter in black ink, addressed to Gordon and Verna Rowe, in full: "I may be a little delayed. Not later than 6:30. See you then." Below is another message from Rockwell to the Rowes, this time penned in blue ballpoint: "My best wishe…

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Personal calling card, 4 x 2.5, imprinted with his name, "Henri de Toulouse Lautrec," and annotated in pencil by Toulouse-Lautrec with a reference to Goupil Gallery. In fine condition. Toulouse-Lautrec’s cards are extremely rare, with only six (including the present one) recorded in his published correspondence. These cards were used by the artist in 1898 as a pass to admit friends to his e…

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Renowned Dutch art dealer (1857-1891) widely remembered for the significant emotional and financial support of his older brother Vincent van Gogh. Extremely rare ALS in French, signed “T. van Gogh,” one page both sides, 4.25 x 7, September 30, 1890. To Albert Aurier, author of the first published text recognizing Vincent Van Gogh’s art, the only review in the great artist’s…

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Signed book: Ansel Adams: 50 Years of Portraits. Carmel, CA: Friends of Photography, 1978. Softcover, 8.5 x 10, 54 pages. Signed on the first free end page in black ink. In very good to fine condition, with soiling, scratching, and staining to the outside covers; interior pages are all clean and fine.

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American sculptor (1898-1976) known as the originator of the mobile. ALS in French, signed “Sandy,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, April 12, 1956. Handwritten letter by Alexander Calder to Chantal Quenneville, an artist and lover of Modigliani, from his at atelier at Saché. In full (translated): "I believe you are in Italy and we have been here for two days. How complicated things are…

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Collection of six color postcards, 4 x 5.75 and 5.75 x 4, with five depicting various installations and concepts of Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and one showing the pair in front of one of their works, four are signed on the front in felt tip by Christo, “Christo et Jeanne-Claude,” and two are signed by both. In overall fine condition.

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Visionary American architect, inventor, writer, and philosopher (1895-1983) perhaps best known for inventing the geodesic dome, one of the signal developments in modern design and engineering. Signed book: Critical Path. Later printing. NY: St. Martin's Press, 1981. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.25 x 9.5, 471 pages. Signed and inscribed on the title page in blue felt tip, "To: Julian, Buc…

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Color 10 x 11 plate of his painting 'Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986' removed from a book, signed in the lower border in blue felt tip by David Hockney. In fine condition, with light edge toning. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann.

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American pop artist (1960-2010) who began his career in Andy Warhol's 'Factory.' Huge limited edition printer's proof silkscreen artwork portraying London Bridge on unstretched 51 x 39 canvas, numbered 22/50 PP, signed on the reverse in black felt tip, "SAK." Rolled and in very good condition, with some rippling to canvas, a bit of cracking and lifting to paint, and some creasing t…

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Signed book: The Prints of LeRoy Neiman: A Catalogue Raisonne. NY: Knoedler Publishing, 1980. Hardcover with dust jacket, 11.25 x 12, 362 pages. Prominently signed on the half-title page in black felt tip, "LeRoy Neiman." In very good to fine condition, with a light diagonal bend to the signed page, and some scattered creasing to the dust jacket. A significant reference work, autographed by the a…

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Signed book: My Adventures as an Illustrator. First edition. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. Hardcover, 6.5 x 9.5, 436 pages. Signed in fountain pen on a front blank, "Sincerely, Norman Rockwell." In fine condition, with slight rubbing to extremities.

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