Published by Open House, 1980
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Illustrated (illustrator). 1st Edition. A Near Fine hardcover edition of the drawings and paintings of Australian artist Vali Myers in a Fair dust jacket (small tears to front as well as rubbing). Inscribed by Myers: "For Heather, with love and respect, from Susan and Vivienne and Vali 28th Nov. 96 To all the Madonnas. Melbourne" in her signature script. Price clipped. 127 pages. Inscribed by Author(s).
Published by Open House, London, 1980
First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First edition. 4to. 127 pp. The only significant monograph on this Australian born artist. Foreword by Ed Van Der Elsken. A very good copy in very good dustwrapper. This copy with florid full-page inscription from Myers to a fellow resident at the Chelsea Hotel and dated in 1990. Also included with this copy is a one page A.L.S. to the same recipient on Chelsea Hotel letterhead as well as two original photographs (one in color and one in b/w) of Myers. PLEASE NOTE: although neither of the photographs included with this copy are signed or stamped in any way, it is notable that a photograph on pg 13 of the book which is specifically attributed to Ed Van Der Elsken looks eerily similar to the color photograph that I am including with this book. Intriguing possibilities. The b/w photograph is accompanied by the original negative. Myers was an artist, actress, model, amateur tattooist and all around flamboyant personage who was known to many including Tennessee Williams, Patti Smith, Ed Van Der Elsken, George Plimpton and more.