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Peter LeBlanc (b. 1930)

Lot 258: LeBlanc, Peter. Original sumi ink drawing of Allen

PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

April 3, 2008
San Francisco, CA, US

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LeBlanc, Peter. Original sumi ink drawing of Allen Ginsberg by LeBlanc. 29x23" on rice paper mounted by the artist on heavy Japanese paper. Although unsigned, LeBlanc never signed any of his work. [1964] Beat Generation artist Peter LeBlanc is best known for his portrait series of famous beat poets. This original artwork first appeared in print in City Lights Journal No. 2 (1964), page 139. Page 5 states "The sumi ink painting of Allen Ginsberg by Peter Le Blanc is from the collection of Margot Patterson Doss." "I bought the painting from Peter at a time when he needed money to pursue a young woman he described as a Polish noblewoman, with whom he was infatuated, after her parents took her home to New York...Some years ago I permitted Peter (again in need of cash) to photograph and make lithograph prints of the work, which were sold through Muldoon Elder's gallery" - in a September 9, 1994 letter by Margot Doss to Tony Angiletta, Director of Collections at Stanford University, of which a copy is included. Also, includes a set of City Lights Journal Nos. 1-3 (1963-66, #1 a Review Copy), pictorial wrappers. Provenance: John and Margot Patterson Doss. Fine.

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