At Auction May 4, 2017
Consignment Deadline: February 4, 2017
Ernest Hemingway, Autograph Letter Signed "Love Mr. Papa," to Marlene Dietrich, Finca Vigia, 1952. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.
This sale promises surprising autographs in literature, science, and art. One highlight is an extraordinary four-page letter from Ernest Hemingway to his friend, film icon Marlene Dietrich, discussing the recent publication of The Old Man and the Sea, and expressing his love for her: "Please know I love you always and I forget you sometimes as I forget my heart beats. But it beats always." Also available are letters from writers such as Joseph Conrad, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde.
Left: Thomas A. Edison, seated portrait Signed and Inscribed. Estimate $1,000 to $1,500.
Thomas Hart Benton, Autograph Manuscript Signed, The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting,
with more than 20 drawings, circa 1926. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.
Among scientists and inventors are letters from Louis Agassiz, Marie Curie and Sigmund Freud, as well as a signed and inscribed photograph of Thomas Edison with a phonograph, which he invented. Further highlights include revealing letters by artists, including Ludwig Bemelmans, Alexander Calder, Claude Monet and Piet Mondrian. An autograph manuscript draft by Thomas Hart Benton of his essay, The Mechanics of Form Organization in Painting, with twenty drawings illustrating the text, will be available, as well as select presidential, Americana and musician autographs.
For more information on the sale, contact Autographs Specialist Marco Tomaschett
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