Aug 19, 2021 - Sale 2578

Sale 2578 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)

Christopher Isherwood, New Mexico.
Silver print, the image measuring 247.7x177.8 mm; 9 3/4x7 inches, with Van Vechten's blind stamp on recto, and his copyright hand stamp, and the title, date, and inventory number, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1950.

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Christopher Isherwood was a novelist and playwright and major figure in the gay rights movement. His semi-autobiographical novel "Goodbye to Berlin" (1939) became the premise for the iconic musical "Cabaret," and his 1976 memoir "Christopher and His Kind" told the story of his life in gay Berlin in the 1930s. The latter remains a classic in gay liberation literature.