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Invitation card to Danny Lyon's Exhibition "Born To Lose: Vintage Prints from the 1968 Texas Prison Series" [SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY DANNY LYON]

Lyon, Danny

Published by Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

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Signed and inscribed invitation to the opening reception (Saturday, March 11, 4-6 pm) of the exhibition "Danny Lyon - Born to Lose: Vintage Prints from the 1968 Texas Prison Series" held at the Edwynn Houk Gallery on Fifth Avenue in New York (2000). Cover of printed card reproduces an illustrated, handwritten letter from prisoner Billy George McCune to Danny Lyon, dated April 22, 1969. Signed on the inside in pencil and inscribed "OK Bob. Send it. Danny Lyon." McCune, on death row for rape, met Lyon in 1968 when the photographer was working on his book about the Texas Department of Corrections, "Conversations with the Dead." Lyon made audio recordings of conversations with McCune, which were aired many years later on NPR. He and McCume corresponded over the years, with McCune sending many letters that included his watercolor paintings. His work was exhibited at Rice University in 1970 alongside Lyon's photography. Lyon wrote an introduction to McCune's autobiography and in 1980 McCune appeared in Lyon's film "Born to Film." McCune was released from prison in 1974. Bookseller Inventory # 36452

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Title: Invitation card to Danny Lyon's Exhibition "...

Publisher: Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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