1948 HENRY MILLER HANDWRITTEN LETTER to a WOMAN re: HIS ART LITHOGRAPHS Big Sur, California
HANDWRITTEN LETTER by HENRY MILLER to a Mrs. Clairmonte, a woman presumably well-connected in Carmel, California society, asking for her help in locating clients for his SILKSCREEN ART PRINTS.
Written on Henry Miller's personal stationery, with "HENRY MILLER * BIG SUR * CALIFORNIA" printed on the left side, and a small b&w reproduction of one of his art works on the upper right side.
Written on heavy stock orange paper, 7.5x8.5 inches, dated 11/29/48. The sheet was folded in half for mailing, with a postage stamp, postmark, and address on the backside..
In the letter Miller asks Mrs. Clairmonte if she could provide him with names of people who would be interested in buying a silkscreen print of one of his watercolors. "...I think you must know a few people whom I don't know...It (the silkscreen print) will be a beautiful job and makes a good Xmas present."
The letter is in VERY GOOD condition, there is a crease from folding for mailing, a few staple holes, a couple light smudges, overall solid, bright, and clear.
Included is a 2002 catalog of Henry Miller prints. Published by the long gone Coast Gallery of Big Sur, California. Softcovers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, printed on glossy paper. Illustrated throughout with Henry Miller's lithographs and b&w photographs of Henry Miller at work and at rest. The catalog also includes essays and a chronology. The catalog is in NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Included because it gives an idea of the type of art Miller was hawking back in 1948.