Lot 580: Original pencil sketch of a young girl in profile accomplished by Wyeth on an off-white 7.75 x 5.75 sheet, signed and inscribed below, "For Juli, from Andy." Affixed to a same-size mount. Foxing and soiling affecting the overall appearance, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient, "Juli," in part: "This is an original pencil drawing by Andrew Wyeth. It was drawn for me in 1969. The picture is of me with my famous ponytail…I remember the day Andy did this for me…We were sitting at the kitchen table at our summer cottage on Broad Cove in Cushing, Maine, (across the cove from the Wyeth's summer home)…I always thought of Andy as that funny guy, who walked with a bit of a limp, had a great smile and was a bit quirky. He was wonderful. We hung out with the Wyeth family quite often." A desirable original sketch with a charming personal backstory.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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