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Patchen Painting Show: large collection of letters between the Patchens to Edwin Blair and Jon Webb, chiefly regarding the Patchen Show organized by Blair and Webb at the Glade Gallery in New Orleans in 1965, and includes 5 hand-painted letters by Ke...

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Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:  US$2,280
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Title: Patchen Painting Show: large collection of letters between the Patchens to Edwin Blair and Jon Webb, chiefly regarding the Patchen Show organized by Blair and Webb at the Glade Gallery in New Orleans in 1965, and includes 5 hand-painted letters by Kenneth Patchen Author: Patchen, Kenneth (1911-1972) Place: Palo Alto, CA / New Orleans Publisher: Date: 1963-74 Description: With: 2-page typed letter, signed “Miriam,” on large sheets, hand-painted in yellow by Kenneth, with original hand-made and hand-painting envelope, postmarked. Interesting long letter, narrating the Patchen’s negotiations with the Univ. of Texas for the Kenneth Patchen archive, which ended up a disaster with Texas backing out just shortly before completing the arrangements. 1965. * 1-page typed letter signed “Miriam + K.P.” to the Blairs, dated July 23, 1965 on hand-made paper, hand-painted and hand-drawings by Kenneth Patchen. With his hand-painted envelope and paste-on hand-written labels, postmarked. * 1-page autographed letter signed “Best Miriam + Kenneth” to Ed Blair, on hand-painted hand-made paper by Kenneth Patchen, colored in yellow and written in green, folds into a self-envelope, postmarked Feb. 27, 1965. * 2-page autograph letter signed “Miriam Patchen” on single sheet hand-painted hand-made paper by Kenneth Patchen, colored in yellow and written in green, folds into a self-envelope, postmarked March 4, 1965. * 2-page autograph letter signed “Miriam” on single sheet hand-painted hand-made paper by Kenneth Patchen, colored in yellow and written in blue pen, folds into a self-envelope, postmarked April 8, 1965. * Two 2-page autograph letters, both signed to Ed Blair by Miriam Patchen, one dated March 11, 1967 with mailing envelope, other dated just May 9 with no envelope. * 1-page autograph letter signed to Ed Blair by Miriam Patchen, dated Feb. 5, 1972. With envelope. * Christmas greeting card, autographed and signed by “Kenneth + Miriam.” * Small hand-written greetings card on hand-made paper, signed from the Patchens. * 10 autographed postcards to Ed Blair from Miriam Patchen. * 1 typed postcard with rubberstamp advertising “Fables, the long-awaited record by Kenneth Patchen.” * Cancelled check from Ed Blair to Kenneth Patchen, endorsed by Patchen, dated Feb. 22, 1964. * Western Union Telegram, June 15, 1965 from Kenneth & Miriam to Jon Webb. * Plus 14 related paper items, including a rare early folding newsprint of pomes penyeach solely devoted to Patchen, with “Patchen and Jazz” and more. Together, approximately 37 items. Lot Amendments Condition: Light handling and age wear; near fine to fine. Item number: 168792

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 327: The Edwin Blair Collection of Beat Literature, plus Modern Literature
Date of the auction: 9 Mar 2006
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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