Lot 624: Duane Hanson

RR Auction

2015-07-27 11:43:52

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Lot 624: Well-regarded American artist (1925–1996) best known for his highly precise, lifelike sculptures of 'ordinary' folk doing ordinary things. ALS, one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, personal letterhead, May 12, 1975. Letter to Siegfried Salzmann, in part: "I'm sorry for the delay in writing to you…I'm waiting to hear who will pay for the trips to Europe. Of course, I would like to put the War piece together & make any necessary repairs as promised but must wait until all the pieces have been returned…Thank you for allowing us to borrow the work. After my last show–most of the new pieces were sold to museums such as Utrecht, Koln, Caracas, Australia, Rotterdam & many will go to museums in US so you will only be one of many. My health has been poor this past winter. I had a second attack of cancer & had to take chemo-therapy treatments which were dreadful…Let me know if there are any more damages to the War piece." In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Hanson is scarce in letters, particularly those mentioning his works. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458 Wednesday, 12th August 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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