Original Greeting Card/Art Reproduction Portfolio. Claude Pelieu, Mary, Beach.
Original Greeting Card/Art Reproduction Portfolio
Original Greeting Card/Art Reproduction Portfolio

Original Greeting Card/Art Reproduction Portfolio

n/p (prob. Paris, France: 1990. Autograph card/assemblage. Gatefold album. Handwritten & signed by Claude Pelieu & Mary Beach to Peggy Biderman This unique item is a small portfolio of photographs of artworks by Claude Pelieu & Mary Beach, the well-known husband & wife artist/writers who were important participants during the Paris "Beat Hotel" period & beyond, collaborating & corresponding with William S. Burroughs & many others. Pelieu & Beach created this as a get-well greeting to their friend, Peggy Biderman, an artist & filmmaker deeply involved with the Beats & avant-garde at the Chelsea Hotel in NYC. Dated May 27, 1990, it was sent to Biderman during her final illness, shortly before her death. There are two handwritten messages, one each from Mary & Claude, along with reproductions of their artworks- a photo of two of Beach's prints pasted to the front cover, which she notes was pasted upside-down by Pelieu in her note; & photos of eight collage artworks by Pelieu, on both sides of four hinged album display sheets, including images of Joseph Stalin, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg & John Cage. Entire item measures approx. 5&1/3" square, folded. A very special, poignant rarity with important provenance & circumstances, in very fine condition with only very slight wear & edge-creases to front & back covers. Very Fine. [Item #1615]

Price: $250.00