RR Auction: Fine Autographs and Artifacts featuring Science and Technology

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Science and Technology dominates the 900+ items in RR Auction's December Fine Autographs and Artifacts sale, highlighted by a fully functional Enigma I cipher machine used by the German military, letters by Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, an Apple floppy disk signed by Steve Jobs, an historic Apollo and other space program artifacts. Other autograph highlights include a John Dillinger letter from jail, a ledger signed by Davy Crockett, multiple George Washington and Abraham Lincoln items, and other outstanding pieces of the past. 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 December 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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Space Shuttle EMU Suit Upper Arm Assembly516 - Space Shuttle EMU Suit Upper Arm Assembly
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Partial Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) suit upper arm assembly, with a heavily worn ILC-Dover tag sewn outside the cuff, reading: ...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle EMU Suit Waist TMG517 - Space Shuttle EMU Suit Waist TMG
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Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) suit waist thermal micrometeoroid garment (TMG), with an ILC-Dover tag sewn inside: "Item: Wai...
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Space Shuttle Escape Crew Team Member Coverall Suit518 - Space Shuttle Escape Crew Team Member Coverall Suit
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Light brown coverall suit for a member of the Space Shuttle Crew Escape Team, size 50, featuring an American flag patch on the left shoulder, and a ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle Group of (3) Very Lightweight Headsets519 - Space Shuttle Group of (3) Very Lightweight Headsets
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Group of three variants of the Very Lightweight Headset (VLHS) unit designed for use on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station, two featuri
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle Handheld Microphone520 - Space Shuttle Handheld Microphone
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Handheld microphone designed for use on board the Space Shuttle, featuring a short 2.5? microphone boom attached to a blue anodized box with "X...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Space Shuttle Multipurpose CIPAA Sack521 - Space Shuttle Multipurpose CIPAA Sack
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White multipurpose Cure In Place Ablator Applicator (CIPAA) sack, measuring approximately 23? long and 18? in diameter, with a tag sewn at one end: ...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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STS-7522 - STS-7
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Official color 10 x 8 NASA lithograph of the STS-7 crew in their blue flight suits, signed in felt tip by Sally Ride, Bob Crippen, Norm Thagard, John
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Test Pilots523 - Test Pilots
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Collection of 19 items signed by notable experimental test pilots, including: Forrest S. Petersen (SP), Slick Goodlin (two SPs and TLS), Robert Rushwo
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment Shell Sample524 - Thermal Micrometeoroid Garment Shell Sample
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Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) space suit fabric shell sample, 6? x 4?, featuring eleven layers of material as used in the EMU soft suit: the whit
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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X-15 Movie Collection525 - X-15 Movie Collection
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Collection of items associated with the 1961 dramatic aviation film X-15, starring David McLean, Charles Bronson, Mary Tyler Moore, Kenneth Tobey, and
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Yang Liwei526 - Yang Liwei
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First man sent into space by the Chinese space program (born 1965). Two items: a commemorative cover honoring the successful Shenzhou 5 mission, signe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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John Young527 - John Young
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Uncommon NASA recovery cover, 6.5 x 3.75, with a color cachet honoring the United States Navy Recovery Force of the Apollo 16 mission, postmarked on t
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Jean-Michel Basquiat528 - Jean-Michel Basquiat
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Important African-American artist (1960–1988) who first achieved notoriety as part of the informal graffiti group SAMO before becoming internationally
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Gutzon Borglum529 - Gutzon Borglum
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American artist and sculptor (1867–1941) remembered for his creation of Mount Rushmore. Fountain pen signature and inscription, "To George Phil...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Brassaï530 - Brassaï
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ALS in French, two pages, 8.5 x 11, June 4, 1973. Interesting letter about exhibitions in America, in part (translated): "We arrived so late to...
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Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Alexander Calder531 - Alexander Calder
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Two items: an ALS, signed "Sandy Calder," one page, 8.5 x 11, December 26, 1954, addressed to "Dorothy," in full: "Balance ...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Salvador Dali532 - Salvador Dali
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Signed book: Dali: A Study of his Life and Work. First American edition. Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, 1958. Hardcover with dust j
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Eugene Delacroix533 - Eugene Delacroix
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French artist (1798–1863) who takes a place in the first rank of painters in the Romantic tradition and whose mastery of color and technique inspired
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Paul Gauguin534 - 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 : 30,000.00 - 40,000.00
 
 
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Gustave Eiffel535 - Gustave Eiffel
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Extraordinary vintage sepia matte-finish 10 x 5.25 photo of the Eiffel Tower during construction in late 1887, depicting the tower's four massiv...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Will James536 - Will James
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Artist and writer (1892-1942) best known for his work on the American West. Attractive original vintage sketch of a horse's head in profile by W...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Le Corbusier537 - Le Corbusier
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French architect, artist, and industrial designer (1887–1965) whose central role in the development of the International Style made him one of the mos
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Henri Matisse538 - Henri Matisse
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TLS in French, signed “H. Matisse,” one page, 8.25 x 10.5, December 11, 1953. Letter to Madame J. Leymarie in Grenoble, concerning an artwork, in part
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Claude Monet539 - Claude Monet
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ALS in French, one page, 4.5 x 7, January 3, 1889. Letter written from his famous Giverny gardens, in full (translated): "My dear friend. Congr...
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
 
 
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Grandma Moses540 - Grandma Moses
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Vintage fountain pen signature, "Grandma Moses,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3 card. Matted and framed to an overall size of 7 x 5. In fine condition.
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Pablo Picasso541 - Pablo Picasso
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Vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 11.75 full-length photo of a shirtless Pablo Picasso posing outdoors, signed neatly in the upper right in blue ballpoint,...
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Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
 
 
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Camille Pissarro542 - Camille Pissarro
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ALS in French, signed “Your affectionate husband, C. Pissarro,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6.25, October 25, 1896. Long letter to his wif
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir543 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Wonderful matte-finish 6 x 10.75 photographic print of an unidentified painting by Renoir showing two figures in a field, signed in the lower border b
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Norman Rockwell544 - Norman Rockwell
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Signed book: My Adventures as an Illustrator. First edition. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960. Hardcover with dust jacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 436 pages. Signe
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Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
 
 
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Auguste Rodin545 - Auguste Rodin
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ALS in French, one page, 4.5 x 6.25, June 3, 1913. Letter to art dealer Roland Knoedler, which finds Rodin scheduling a meeting for Knoedler to purcha
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Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Jerry T. N. Thompson546 - Jerry T. N. Thompson
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Popular American pin-up artist, known as T. N. Thompson, who created some of the most enduring calendar imagery of the 1950s. Original pin-up calendar
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
 
 
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Andy Warhol547 - Andy Warhol
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Signed book: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again). First edition. NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Hardcover with dust j...
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Gahan Wilson548 - Gahan Wilson
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Original ink and watercolor sketch of a Halloween party accomplished by Wilson on an off-white 12 x 9 illustration board, signed and inscribed below t
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Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
 
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright549 - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Rare vintage matte-finish 10.5 x 13.5 half-length portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright posing outdoors at his Taliesin West winter home, signed and inscribe
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 6,000.00
 
 
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Frank Lloyd Wright550 - Frank Lloyd Wright
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ALS signed “Wright,” one page, 11.75 x 9.25, personal "Orchestra Hall, Chicago" letterhead, no date but postmarked November 20, [annotated...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 4,000.00
 
 
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Oswald Achenbach551 - Oswald Achenbach
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Important German realist landscape painter and art teacher (1827–1905). ALS in German, signed “Osw. Achenbach,” four pages on two adjoining black-bord
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Fernando Botero552 - Fernando Botero
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Two different color 4 x 6 postcard photos of Botero's famous rotund figures, each signed in black ink, "Botero." In fine condition.
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Fernando Botero553 - Fernando Botero
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Two color semi-glossy postcard photos of Fernando Botero's famous rotund figures, 4 x 6 and 6 x 4, with the works entitled 'The Maid' an...
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Buckminster Fuller554 - Buckminster Fuller
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Visionary American architect, inventor, writer, and philosopher (1895–1983) perhaps best known for inventing the geodesic dome, one of the signal deve
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Philip Johnson555 - Philip Johnson
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American architect (1906–2005) who is best known for his works of modern architecture, including the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and his w
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W. H. D. Koerner556 - W. H. D. Koerner
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Famed illustrator of the American West (1878-1938). Wonderful original vintage full-length sketch of a saddled horse with reins standing in grass by
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Eric Kroll557 - Eric Kroll
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Color semi-glossy 4.5 x 6.25 postcard photo of an erotic Eric Kroll portrait entitled 'Balanced Perfection,' signed vertically in black felt...
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Karl Lagerfeld and Pierre Cardin558 - Karl Lagerfeld and Pierre Cardin
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Two glossy photos of fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld and Pierre Cardin, 9.5 x 7 and 10 x 8, individually signed in blue felt tip. In overall fine con
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Alphonse Mucha559 - Alphonse Mucha
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Attractive color postcard, 3.5 x 5.5, featuring an image of Alphonse Mucha's 1906 work 'Blessed Are the Merciful: For They Shall Obtain Merc...
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Helmut Newton560 - Helmut Newton
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German-Australian photographer (1920–2004) whose provocative black-and-white photos were a mainstay of Vogue and other publications. Glossy 8 x 12 pho
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Bettina Rheims561 - Bettina Rheims
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Color semi-glossy 4 x 5.75 postcard photo of an erotic portrait by Bettina Rheims, signed in the lower border in black ballpoint. In very fine conditi
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Bettina Rheims562 - Bettina Rheims
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Color semi-glossy 4 x 5.75 postcard photo of an erotic portrait by Bettina Rheims, signed in the lower border in blue ink. In fine condition.
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Robert Ripley563 - Robert Ripley
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Vintage matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of Ripley at the drawing board, boldly signed and inscribed in ink, "To Mush Mosakian, with all the best, ...
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Niki de Saint Phalle564 - Niki de Saint Phalle
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French-American sculptor, painter, and filmmaker (1930–2002) widely noted as one of the few female monumental sculptors. ALS in French, signed “Niki,”
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Jan Saudek565 - Jan Saudek
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Two semi-glossy color 4 x 6 postcards of Jan Saudek photographs, each boldly signed in the margin in black ink. In overall very fine condition.
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