Lot 7174: Idiosyncratic pianist, composer, and arranger (1917–1982) who takes a place among the most innovative figures of modern jazz. Large vintage blue fountain pen signature, "Good Luck, Thelonious Monk," on a light blue 6.25 x 5.25 album page. Matted to an overall size of 9.75 x 8.75, with several images of the pianist affixed around the signature. In fine condition, with slight toning and a small area of surface loss from pressure to signature; page is permanently affixed to the mat. An exceptionally large and scarce signature from one of jazz's most unorthodox and influential musicians.
RR Auction's Marvels of Modern Music Auction 457
Thursday, 23rd July 2015
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