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Lot 75
BUNTING, BASIL (1900-1985) PORTRAIT BY JONATHAN WILLIAMS (1929-2008), not dated [but 1980s]
£500 - 600
US$ 790 - 950
amended

Lot Details
BUNTING, BASIL (1900-1985)
PORTRAIT BY HIS FRIEND JONATHAN WILLIAMS (1929-2008), AMERICAN POET AND PHOTOGRAPHER, vintage photograph, half length, three-quarters profile turned to the right, holding a cigarette in the foreground in his right hand, SIGNED BY BASIL BUNTING AND JONATHAN WILLIAMS below the image, framed and glazed, size of image 9 ½ x 7 ½ inches (24 x 19 cm), overall size 16 x 13 inches (41 x 34 cm), not dated [but 1980s]

Jonathan Williams, a good friend of Bunting, was the founder of The Jargon Society and editor of the photographic journal Aperture. Known as the 'truffle-hound of American poetry', Williams was also an essayist and publisher as well as a poet with fifty books to his name, and a photographer. He was author of an interview with and a tribute to Bunting published in Conjunctions and a conversation with him in Poetry Information.

No example of this image is in the National Portrait Gallery.

Saleroom notices

  • This lot is incorrectly marked 'AR' in the printed catalogue, and is not subject to Artists' Resale Right.
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