Signed Frank Lloyd Wright Letter
Frank Lloyd Wright Autographed Letter.
Wright, Frank Lloyd.$2,000.00
Item Number: 3793
Taliesin : 1945.
Autograph letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright addressed to "Friedrich Bruns: 2330 Rowley Avenue: Madison 5" The letter reads: "My dear Friedrich Bruns: Would you please be so kind as to pass this brochure on to somebody you think capable of translating it properly, inserting [between the] the leaves with the translation written on each side [of the insert]. We expect to pay whatever the work would be worth. Sincerely, Frank Lloyd Wright." Wright also writes below in his hand, "Kindly cherish this brochure it is the only one we have! FLW." Matted and framed with the original hand canceled envelope.
Frank Lloyd Wright." Wright also writes below in his hand
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"The Guggenheim has asked me for a recommendation for the new work she wants to do...": Autographed Letter Signed by Frank Lloyd Wright to Lewis Mumford
Taliesin : 1940.
Important autograph letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright to friend and architectural critic, Lewis Mumford. Letter is 19 x 8 1/2 inches. It reads, "My dear Lewis: Ive read "The Brown Decade" you so kindly sent me and it is a useful work in your splendid style. I didnt agree in total but admire and respect. I was sorry to see so little of you in New York- intending to see you if I saw no one else. And the stupidity of wandering around in the Lehigh Starret building while you were waiting for me at 41 west 12th street rises to plague me still. Dutchy and I saw something of Catherine Bauer in New York. The Guggenheim has asked me for a recommendation for the new work she wants to do and I my best- but wrote her what I thought of her thesis. You know what I must think about that. Enclosed is a copy of what I think about it for your files if you care for it. Wright would later accept the contract to build the Guggenheim three years later in 1943, Hilla Rebay, the curator stated to Wright that he wanted to build, "A temple of spirit, a monument!” Matted and framed.
Taliesin : 1940.
Autograph letter signed by Frank Lloyd Wright addressed to "Mrs. Isabelle R. Martin: "Graycliff": Derby: New York. The letter reads, "My dear Mrs. Martin: Ive written Aline Barnadelll to buy the screens. If she doesnt Ill try Hib Johnson. Sincerely Frank Lloyd Wright" The letter is dated June 26th, 1940 and is on his Taliesin letterhead. Graycliff, is an estate on a high cliff overlooking Lake Erie, and was designed in 1926 by Frank Lloyd Wright for Isabelle R. Martin and her husband, Darwin D. Martin, a Larkin Company executive, also the recipients of this letter. The Larkin Building was designed in 1904 by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1906 for the Larkin Company of Buffalo, New York. Matted and framed.
“An idea is salvation by imagination”: Inscribed by Frank Lloyd Wright to his Granddaughter Anne Baxter
New York: Horizon Press Inc, 1955.
First editon. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his granddaughter Anne Baxter, “To Anne- with love from Grandfather F.L. Wright 59.” Anne Baxter was an American actress known for her performances in films such as The Magnificent Ambersons, The Razor’s Edge, All About Eve and The Ten Commandments. In near fine condition with light wear to the extremities. Also laid into this volume is an original black and white photograph. With a slipcase. An excellent association copy.
"A seminal work on garden design": First Edition of Edith Wharton's Italian Villas and Their Gardens
New York: The Century Company, 1904.
First edition. Quarto, original dark green cloth, top edge gilt. With 45 full-page plates, including 26 illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (15 in color), seven in-text and 19 black-and-white photographic illustrations. In near fine condition with some light rubbing and wear. A very nice example.
Large original signed sketch of Patty Swanson wearing a large pair of heels. Signed in the lower left by Charles Schulz. In very good condition, with some wear to the fold edges. A uniquely massive sketch from the Peanuts creator, made all the more uncommon by the presence of Patty, who was featured in the very first Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950. The sketch measures 32 inches by 35 inches. The entire piece measures 38.5 inches by 42 inches. Rare and desirable.
“In art, immorality cannot exist. Art is always sacred”: Autograph Letter Signed by auguste rodin one day before the opening of his first and most important exhibition in paris, france
Autographed letter signed by August Rodin on Exposition A. Rodin Place de l’Alma letterhead. In full: “Hui madame, Oui demain matin l’exposition vers 11 heures. Je serai bonne heure de vour in. Affectueusement, Rodin” which translates as: “Dear Madame, Yes, tomorrow morning the exposition starts at 11 am. At the right moment, I will see it. Affectionately, Rodin.” Written the day before the opening of Rodin’s first solo exhibition in France at the Pavillion de l’Alma in Paris, a space specially built for the exhibition in 1900 to coincide with the Exposition Universelle, or Paris World Fair. Matted and framed with a photograph portrait of Rodin and one of his clay-sculpted female nudes. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 20.75 inches.
“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further”: KEITH HARING AUTOGRAPH SIGNED NOTE
Autograph note signed by Keith Haring with his address and phone number, “Keith Haring 676 Broadway NYC 10012 212-228-4096 Send me your picture – Keith” on personal stationary featuring his ‘Radiant Baby’ image. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 12.5 inches by 15.5 inches.