RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Boasting nearly 1,000 lots in a variety of genres, RR Auction's June Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale is highlighted by a Science and Technology section that includes a Lunar Module rotational hand controller, letters by Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, rare early computer hardware, and more. Other top lots include Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell's lunar surface-worn backpack strap, a letter by Joseph Stalin with a hammer-and-sickle sketch, a Beatles-signed promo slick for A Hard Day's Night, hand-drawn plans from Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin studio, and signed letters by luminaries like Davy Crockett, Paul Gauguin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sigmund Freud, Richard Wagner, and Claude Monet. RR Auction is a globally recognized and trusted auction house specializing in historical autographs and artifacts. Join us as we make history selling history in June 2019.
ALS - Autograph Letter Signed
ANS - Autograph Note Signed
AQS - Autograph Quotation Signed
AMQS - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed
DS - Document Signed
FDC - First Day Cover
Inscribed - “Personalized”
ISP - Inscribed Signed Photograph
LS - Letter Signed
SP - Signed Photograph
TLS - Typed Letter Signed
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NASA Group 8406 - NASA Group 8
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Uncommon pair of postal covers, both 7.5 x 3.75, both postmarked at the Kennedy Space Center on April 12, 1981, the launch date of the STS-1 mission,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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NASA Group 8407 - NASA Group 8
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of the 35 astronaut candidates selected as part of NASA group eight in 1978, signed in ink or felt tip by all pi
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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NASA Group 9408 - NASA Group 9
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Desirable postal cover, 7.5 x 3.75, postmarked at the Kennedy Space Center on April 12, 1981, the launch date of the STS-1 mission, signed in ink and
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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NASA Group 9409 - NASA Group 9
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the 21 astronaut candidates selected as part of NASA group nine in 1980, signed in ink or felt tip by 20 of t
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Ellison Onizuka410 - Ellison Onizuka
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Onizuka in his blue flight suit, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "Best Wishes Pauline—El Onizu...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Shorty Powers411 - Shorty Powers
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Public affairs officer (1922–1979) for NASA from 1959 to 1963 during Project Mercury, known as the 'voice of the astronauts,' the 'voice...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Stuart A. Roosa412 - Stuart A. Roosa
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Postal cover from the US Naval Communication station in Exmouth, Western Australia, signed in black ink, "Stu A. Roosa." In fine condition...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham413 - Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of the two Apollo 7 crew members posing outdoors with an imposing Saturn IB rocket looming in the background, signed i
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harrison Schmitt414 - Harrison Schmitt
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Official 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of Schmitt beside the huge split boulder at the Taurus-Littrow landing site, signed and inscribed in black felt tip,...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Harrison Schmitt415 - Harrison Schmitt
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TLS signed “Harrison H. Schmitt,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, no date. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Ken Browne, in part: "Thank you very muc...
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Dave Scott416 - Dave Scott
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Two official 10 x 8 NASA lithographs, one showing the Apollo 15 CSM 'Endeavour' and the other showing CDR Scott with the lunar rover at Hadl...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dave Scott417 - Dave Scott
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Official color vintage 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Scott with his astronaut pin on his lapel, signed and inscribed in black ink, "To the Brownes ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Dave Scott418 - Dave Scott
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TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, no date but circa 1965. Letter to Ken Browne in Arizona, in part: "It was a real pleasure to have had...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Elliot See419 - Elliot See
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Two items: a TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, April 23, 1963, addressed to Ken Browne, in full: "The enclosed is sent in answer to you...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard420 - Alan Shepard
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Signed book: Moon Shot. First edition. Atlanta, GA: Turner Publishing, 1994. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.25, 383 pages. Signed on the title pa
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Alan Shepard421 - Alan Shepard
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Two items: a vintage ballpoint signature, "Alan B. Shepard, Jr.," on an off-white 5 x 3 card, with a typed "August 1962" date no...
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Deke Slayton422 - Deke Slayton
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Two items: a TLS signed “D. K. Slayton,” one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, March 24, 1976, addressed to Ken Browne, in part: “Thank you for your re
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Deke Slayton423 - Deke Slayton
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Two items: a TLS signed "D. K. Slayton," one page, 8 x 10.5, NASA letterhead, March 6, 1973, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Ken Browne, in part...
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Space Shuttle424 - Space Shuttle
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Color glossy 13.5 x 10.5 photo of a grounded Space Shuttle Enterprise and a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft soaring overhead with jet aircraft to each wing,
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle425 - Space Shuttle
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Very desirable color glossy 13.25 x 10.25 photo of the Space Shuttle Enterprise prior to liftoff at Launch Pad 39A, affixed to a 19.5 x 15.5 presentat
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle426 - Space Shuttle
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Color glossy 13.75 x 10.75 photo of Space Shuttle rocket launch, affixed to a 20 x 16 mount with caption reading: "Presented to Dot, Best wishe...
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Space Shuttle Thermal MLI Blankets Lot of (2)427 - Space Shuttle Thermal MLI Blankets Lot of (2)
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Group of two white Thermal Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Insulation Blankets associated with the Space Shuttle Orbiter Thermal Protection System, inclu
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle Thermal MLI Blankets Lot of (2)428 - Space Shuttle Thermal MLI Blankets Lot of (2)
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Group of two white Thermal Multi-Layer Insulation (MLI) Insulation Blankets associated with the Space Shuttle Orbiter Thermal Protection System, inclu
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tom Stafford429 - Tom Stafford
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Color satin-finish 10 x 8 photo of NASA suit technician-turned-artist Ron Woods's painting of Tom Stafford's Apollo space suit on a hanger, ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Tom Stafford430 - Tom Stafford
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Four items signed in felt tip or ballpoint by Tom Stafford: a TLS, one page, 7 x 8.5, February 23, 1977, in part: "Thank you so very much for y...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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STS-26431 - STS-26
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Color glossy 20 x 16 composite photo of the STS-26 crew and various images from their 4-day mission, featuring a flown embroidered mission patch affix
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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STS-4 Earth Orbital Chart432 - STS-4 Earth Orbital Chart
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Color first edition of the STS-4 Earth orbital chart, measuring 52 x 11.75, marked in the lower right corner, "Space Shuttle Mission Chart STS-...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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STS-41-B433 - STS-41-B
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Color glossy 20 x 16 composite photo of the STS-41-B crew and various images from their nearly 8-day mission, featuring a flown embroidered mission pa
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Jack Swigert434 - Jack Swigert
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Official color 8 x 10 NASA lithograph of Swigert in formal attire with a model of the Lunar Module, signed and inscribed in black felt tip, "To...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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White Sands Missile Range Rain Gauge and Portable Meteorology Station435 - White Sands Missile Range Rain Gauge and Portable Meteorology Station
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Two pieces of weather station equipment made by the Meteorology Research Inc. of Altadena, California, and used at the White Sands Missile Range in Ne
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Giovan Battista Aleotti436 - Giovan Battista Aleotti
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Italian architect (1546–1636) known for his designs in Parma, including the Teatro Farnese. ALS in Italian, signed “Gio. Batt'a Aleoti,” one pag...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Willem de Kooning438 - Willem de Kooning
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ALS signed “Bill de Kooning,” one page, 8 x 12.5, May 19, 1966. Letter to Greenwich Village bohemian Helen Elliott, in full: "I did not see Han...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Paul Gauguin439 - Paul Gauguin
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Important French post-Impressionist painter (1848–1903) recognized for his experimental use of color and synthetist style. In 1891, he traveled to Tah
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Estimates : 25,000.00 - 30,000.00
 
 
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser440 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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Controversial Austrian artist (1928–2000) best known for his fanciful architectural designs. ALS in German, signed “Friedensreich,” three pages on two
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 5,000.00
 
 
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Franz Kline441 - Franz Kline
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Notable American abstract expressionist painter (1910–1962). ALS signed "Franz," three pages both sides, 6.25 x 8, October 25, 1931. Lett...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Joan Miro442 - Joan Miro
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ALS in Spanish, signed "Miro," one page, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, January 31, 1962. Letter to New York Post columnist Leonard Lyons,...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Claude Monet443 - Claude Monet
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Desirable ALS in French, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 5.25 x 8.25, Giverny Par Vernon letterhead, March 21, 1906. In part (translated): "...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso444 - Pablo Picasso
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ALS in pencil in Spanish, signed “Picasso,” one page on the reverse of a 12.5 x 9.25 menu, no date. Picasso writes to thank his friend for sending him
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso445 - Pablo Picasso
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ANS in Spanish, one page, 3 x 4.25, no date but circa 1950s. A short untranslated note to André Castel, signed, "Con un abrazo de su Picas...
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Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
 
 
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Pablo Picasso446 - Pablo Picasso
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Original softcover catalog for a series of Pablo Picasso exhibitions held in Japan between May and August 1964, published by the National Museum of Mo
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Camille Pissarro447 - Camille Pissarro
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Influential Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter (1830–1903). ALS in French, signed “C. Pissarro,” one page, 5.25 x 8, January 31
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Felicien Rops448 - Felicien Rops
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Belgian artist (1833–1898) known primarily as a printmaker in etching and aquatint, famed for his work that tends to mingle sex and death. ALS in Fren
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol449 - Andy Warhol
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Huge original sketch of the classic Campbell's Tomato Soup can, accomplished by Andy Warhol in black felt tip on an off-white 8.5 x 11 sheet, si...
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol450 - Andy Warhol
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Color 8.25 x 9 print of Warhol's 1975 portrait of Israeli politician Golda Meir removed from the Whitney Museum's exhibition catalog for And...
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright451 - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Hand-drawn design of the "Workspace" for "Mr. and Mrs. Duey E. Wright" executed under Wright's oversight at his studio, one ...
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Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Paterne Berrichon452 - Paterne Berrichon
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Pseudonym of Pierre-Eugene Dufour (1855–1922), a French poet, painter, sculptor, and designer. Autograph manuscript in French, signed "Paterne ...
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Christo453 - Christo
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Artist (born 1935) known for his large-scale outdoor works made in collaboration with his wife Jeanne-Claude, including 'Running Fence' and ...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Natalia Goncharova454 - Natalia Goncharova
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Russian avant-garde artist, painter, costume designer, writer, illustrator, and set designer (1881–1962). Rare ALS in French, one page on the reverse
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Al Hirschfeld455 - Al Hirschfeld
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Limited edition color 9.25 x 12.25 lithograph entitled 'Trance Dancer, Bali' from Harlem as Seen by Hirschfeld, numbered 6/50, showing a lar...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Robert Indiana457 - Robert Indiana
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American artist (1928–2018) associated with the pop art movement, known for his iconic "LOVE" design. ALS signed “R. Indiana,” one page, 5...
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Estimates : 400.00 - 600.00
 
 
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