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122: Watercolor self-portrait of Henry Miller

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Title: Watercolor self-portrait of Henry Miller
Author: Miller, Henry
Description: Original watercolor on paper, 38x28 cm. (sight), matted and framed, 58.8x48.5 cm. (overall).Signed and dated in ink at lower right. Presentation "For Joe" added in pencil above signature. A bright and pleasant portrait of a smiling Henry Miller. The recipient, Joe Gray, was one of Miller's closest friends. Miller describes him as "one very good friend who I see constantly. He wants nothing from me." A photo of Miller and Gray, taken at Gray's home, appears on pages 22/23 of Miller's "My Life and Times", the present portrait is shown prominently displayed on the wall behind the two gentlemen. A copy of the book is included with the painting.
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Date Published: 1967

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Appears fine, not examined out of frame.

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Estimate $5,000 – $8,000
Starting Bid $2,500
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