Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 112

Price Realized: $ 780
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

BRION GYSIN (1916-1986)

Autograph Manuscript Signed,
7 lines written on a large sheet: "In Tangier once / a jealous lover / knifed his friend / in the back. / Hamri said 'Mektoub' / 'It was written.' / So I wrote it." 502x368 mm; 19 3/4x14 1/2 inches, all edges moderately toned, faint scattered foxing, hinged at upper edge verso; framed. Np, nd.

This text was incorporated into an artwork by Gysin entitled Suite II: In Tangier, 1958, which was part of the retrospective exhibition of his works at New York City's Tower Gallery in 1985.

Brion Gysin was a British-Canadian artist and author who was known for developing the cut-up technique with his friend, William S. Burroughs.Np, 1950s?