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Untitled Print: "to face one's life and to live solemnly with an eloquence like a bow being drawn across a cello the color of god's cigar to make of this scuttle and heart, art."

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Author: Updike, John; Ned Rorem & Larry Rivers
Price: $1250.00
Publisher Location: n. p.
Publisher: n. p.
Year Published: 1995
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First edition
A Larry Rivers lithograph 18 x 24 inches: Number 31 of 35 copies A/P, dated '95; signed by Ned Rorem, John Updike and Larry Rivers as called for and additionally briefly inscribed (in an unknown hand) to Chuck Adams. Updike gave the keynote address when Rorem and Rivers became members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1979, and according to Michael Broomfield co-bibliographer of the Updike bibliography this collaborative work was later included in the Academy's Centennial Portfolio of 1998, The Academy published a two volume edition of 50 signed copies of collaborative works to raise money. There were 135 numbered copies of this print, with 100 (all but one were done in editions of 100 copies) for use by the Academy and 35 presumably for participants. According to Broomfield the words are by Updike and the notes by Rorem. Both Updike and Rorem were Pulitzer Prize recipients; Updike introduced the catalog edition of the portfolio. Matted and appropriately framed (wood and gilt) behind glass; not examined out of frame. The frame with minor stains.