art & literature Choice cabinet photo of The Ugly Duckling author 464. Hans Christian Andersen. Beloved Danish
author (1805–1875) best known for such classic fairy tales as The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Exceptional original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo by G. E. Hansen of Copenhagen, showing a full-length image of Andersen seated at a small table, a book in his right hand, inscribed on the reverse in Danish to G. Bentley Esq., and signed “Hans Christian Andersen.” A couple creases and surface impressions to top left corner of image, and a few minor creases and light soiling to reverse, with one crease touching middle name of signature, otherwise fine condition. Andersen is quite uncommon in signed images, particularly of this size, condition, and quality. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/ PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)
Outstanding abstract sketch by the Dada pioneer inside his MoMA retrospective catalogue 465. Jean Arp. Signed book: Arp. First edition. Garden City, NY: Doubleday,
1958. Hardcover, 8.5 x 9.75, 126 pages. The catalogue from his Museum of Modern Art retrospective features many of his most famous works. Arp has drawn a large, abstract sketch—a delightful example of one of his ‘automatic drawings’—on the front free end page in pencil, signed and inscribed below “to Florence and Dick, J. Arp.” Autographic condition: some trivial brushing to the graphite in the signature. Book condition: VG/None. Yellow cloth-covered boards; edges rubbed, with tiny tears in cloth at corners and spine-ends; gently shaken with small tear in paper over rear hinge; slightly yellowed. In protective plastic sleeve. RR Auction COA.…(MB $200)
466. Artists. Signed unbound book: Feuilles Eparses. France, 1965. Hardcover with slipcase, 8.5 x 10, 85 pages in unbound gatherings. Signed on an opening page in pencil by Jean Arp, Hans Bellmer, Camille Bryen, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, S. W. Hayter, Valentine Hugo, Wifredo Lam, Man Ray, André Masson, and Joan Miró. In fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.…(MB $300)
Published on Jun 26, 2013
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