Large handmade greeting card by Wallace Berman with an autograph note to poet Bill Margolis and an original photo by Berman. Wallace BERMAN.
Large handmade greeting card by Wallace Berman with an autograph note to poet Bill Margolis and an original photo by Berman.

Large handmade greeting card by Wallace Berman with an autograph note to poet Bill Margolis and an original photo by Berman.

LA: Wallace Berman, 1962.

Item #SKB-16570

Features an original photo by Berman of his beloved hand-printing press on which he produced Semina (and that he can be seen with on the cover of Semina Culture). Beneath the photograph is a handwritten message to his friend and Semina contributor, poet and publisher William Margolis. In part: "Bill / There is nothing I can contribute to Mendicant---It seems that anything I do in a creative direction ties into SEMINA & if I move toward other scenes I become, or rather the work becomes dormant & not valid as a piece to publish." Signed "W. Berman." Addressed in Berman's hand at the edge---also stamped and postmarked. On the verso the post office has added their "return to sender" notice due to insufficient postage, and the additional stamps required have been added. A much larger piece than usual measuring 6.25" x 7.75". Near fine.

Price: $6,000.00

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