A collage box: "Emily Dickinson"
A cardboard "snakebite freeze" kit decorated on six sides and housed in a custom-made acrylic case with a facsimile signature engraved in red on the front left corner reading "Truman Capote"; imagery includes Emily Dickinson, a snake, a bee, butterflies (though many have not been permanently affixed) and a poem cut out from a book; additionally, Capote's handwritten notation of "Emily's / Snakebite / kit" appears on one panel in black felt-tip ink. Included are two manila envelopes filled with magazine and other clippings that Capote kept for his collage boxes: the first one has his handwritten notations in black felt-tip ink reading "Capote / Boxes / Pere Lachaise / Proust / Snake Dance (Indian)"; the second is also annotated by him in black felt-tip ink and reads "Capote / Boxes / Polar Bears / Pere Lachaise."
4 x 8 x 5in
- Estimate should read $4,000 - 6,000
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