Lot 177: JAMES LEE BYARS Untitled.
November 15, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
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.