[HELLER, JOSEPH. 1923-1999.] JOSEPH HELLER'S DESK AND DESK LAMP.

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Lot 5182¤
[HELLER, JOSEPH. 1923-1999.]
JOSEPH HELLER'S DESK AND DESK LAMP.

US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£ 1,200 - 2,000

Fine Books and Manuscripts

15 Dec 2011, 13:00 EST

New York

[HELLER, JOSEPH. 1923-1999.]
JOSEPH HELLER'S DESK AND DESK LAMP.
20th-century knee-hole style wooden desk with three drawers on either side of the well. With metal desk lamp by Dazor. General wear, coffee ring stains to desk.
Provenance: Joseph Heller; Valerie Heller (letter of provenance accompanies this lot).

The desk and lamp from Joseph Heller's writing studio at his home in East Hampton from at least the early 1980s. Jill Krementz photographed Joseph Heller in 1971 with his dog and this lamp in New York City, which portrait was published in her book The Writer's Desk on pp 84-85. Joseph Heller used this desk, writing in longhand and sometimes on an electric typewriter, during the writing of God Knows (1984); No Laughing Matter (1986); Picture This (1988); Closing Time (1994); Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here (1998); and Portrait of an Artist, as an Old Man (published in 2000).
Offered without reserve.
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