November 15, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 177: JAMES LEE BYARS Untitled.(15 views)
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JAMES LEE BYARS
Pencil on hand-painted red paper, two sections, in the shape of an exclamation point. The dot approximately 318x318 mm; 12 1/2x12 1/2 inches; the line approximately 1130x318 mm; 44 1/2x12 1/2 inches.
A letter written directly to the current owner, a novelist and former art world habitué who engaged in correspondence with the artist for a time after they met circa 1970. With a small cache of more traditional hand written letters from the artist.