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Lot 1
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Group of Oscar Wilde advertising cards and theatrical photos.

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Lot 2
OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900)
Program from the original production of "The Importance of Being Earnest" at St. James's Theatre.

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Lot 3
NAPOLEON SARONY (1821-1896)
Portrait of Oscar Wilde.

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Lot 4
MATHEW BRADY (1822-1896)
Portrait of Walt Whitman.

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Lot 5
WILHELM VON GLOEDEN (1856-1931)
Boy wearing a toga.

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Lot 6
(BRITISH WRITERS)
Portrait of William Somerset Maugham.

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Lot 7
GERDA WEGENER (1886-1940)
Two drawings of befuddled men with young women.

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Lot 8
GERDA WEGENER (1886-1940)
Girl fixing hair.

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Lot 9
GERDA WEGENER (1886-1940)
Musical harem.

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Lot 10
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
Portrait of Mary Butts.

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Lot 11
JEAN COCTEAU (1899-1963)
"Pas de Chance."

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Lot 12
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
Knight in orange and blue.

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Lot 13
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
Le garçon au Grand Véfour, Palais-Royal (Edouard Dermit).

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Lot 14
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
Jean Genet * Marcel Khill * Jean Desbordes.

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Lot 15
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
Sailor.

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Lot 16
JEAN COCTEAU (1889-1963)
Madeleine aux joli yeux louchons.

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Lot 17
LORD ALFRED DOUGLAS (1870-1945)
My Friendship with Oscar Wilde.

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Lot 18
MOSS HART (1904-1961)
Two books, each Signed and Inscribed, on the front free endpaper: Hart and Kaufman. The Fabulous Invalid * Act One.

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Lot 19
WILLIAM LITTLEFIELD (1902 - 1969)
Two drawings.

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Lot 20
(CROSS DRESSING)
A rare album with more than 150 exceptional photographs, all featuring highly stylized and elegant men cross dressing.

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Lot 21
(FÉRAL BENGA)
A pair of portraits of the iconic figure François "Féral" Benga.

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Lot 22
George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968)
Portrait of George Platt Lynes.

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Lot 23
PAVEL TCHELITCHEW (1898-1957)
Group of 3 Studies.

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Lot 24
PAVEL TCHELITCHEW (1898-1957)
Portrait of Mrs. Oliver Jennings (Mary Brewster Jennings).

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Lot 25
PAVEL TCHELITCHEW (1898-1957)
Interior Landscape.

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Lot 26
PAVEL TCHELITCHEW (1898-1957)
Standing Man Facing an Animal.

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Lot 27
PAVEL TCHELITCHEW (1898-1957)
Group of Figures in a Landscape.

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Lot 28
CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)
Pavel Tchelitchew.

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Lot 29
CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)
Nelson Barclift (This is the Army).

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Lot 30
CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)
Vincent Puriter.

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Lot 31
CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)
Two nude figures, seated (Hugh Laing and Allen Meadows).

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Lot 32
CARL VAN VECHTEN (1880-1964)
Christopher Isherwood, New Mexico.

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Lot 33
ALEXANDER JENSEN YOW (1925-?)
A pair of male nude studies.

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Lot 34
GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955)
Alexander Jensen Yow.

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Lot 35
GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955)
Yul Brynner.

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Lot 36
GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955)
Monroe Wheeler.

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Lot 37
GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955)
Alfonso Ossorio.

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Lot 38
GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955)
Jared French.

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Lot 39
GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955)
Portrait of W.H. Auden.

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Lot 40
GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955)
Bill Harris.

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Lot 41
GEORGE PLATT LYNES (1907-1955)
Ted Starkowski.

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Lot 42
PaJaMa (Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret French)
Alexander Jensen Yow.

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Lot 43
PaJaMa (Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret French)
Jose Martinez by J.F. [Jared French], Fire Island.

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Lot 44
PaJaMa (Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret French)
Sandy Campbell by JF [Jared French] or PC [Paul Cadmus].

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Lot 45
PaJaMa (Paul Cadmus, Jared French, and Margaret French)
Paul Cadmus and Lincoln Kirstein, Fire Island.

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Lot 46
AVEL DE KNIGHT (1923 - 1995)
Four Drawings.

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Lot 47
AVEL DE KNIGHT (1923 - 1995)
Three Drawings.

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Lot 48
AVEL DE KNIGHT (1923 - 1995)
Three Drawings.

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Lot 49
AVEL DE KNIGHT (1923 - 1995)
Two Drawings.

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Lot 50
DUNCAN GRANT (1885-1978)
Two Seated Nudes.

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Lot 51
DUNCAN GRANT (1885-1978)
Couple Embracing.

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Lot 52
DUNCAN GRANT (1885-1978)
Sketch of Paul Roche.

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Lot 53
GEORGE QUAINTANCE (1902-1957)
Female Nude.

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Lot 54
VARIOUS AUTHORS- VARIOUS ARTISTS
Lesbian Pulp Fiction

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Lot 55
VARIOUS AUTHORS- VARIOUS ARTISTS
Lesbian Pulp Fiction.

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Lot 56
VARIOUS AUTHORS- VARIOUS ARTISTS
Lesbian Pulp Fiction.

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Lot 57
STEVE MASTERS (aka MIKE MIKSCHE 1925-1964)
"Now Hear This" * Rock Climbers.

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Lot 58
DARREL MILLSAP (1931-2012)
"Buffy Rides Again."

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Lot 59
Lesbian Studies & Literature First Editions and Signed Copi
Eleven Titles, 1929-1984.

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Lot 60
LEONOR FINI (1907-1996)
Standing Nude.

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Lot 61
LEONOR FINI (1907-1996)
Two Kneeling Nudes.

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Lot 62
(AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT)
Portrait of Tennessee Williams.

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Lot 63
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS.
Group of 5 Signed titles.

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Lot 64
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS.
Naked Lunch.

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Lot 65
PAUL BOWLES.
A Little Stone * Up Above the World.

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Lot 66
FARLEY GRANGER (1925-2011)
Two items, each to theater director Warren L. Enters: Autograph Letter Signed * Avedon and Capote. Observations. Signed and Inscribed.

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Lot 67
NOËL COWARD (1899-1973)
Typed Letter Signed, to theatrical producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann,

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Lot 68
CECIL BEATON (1904-1980)
"The French Market - New Orleans."

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Lot 69
ROBERT BLISS (1925-1981)
Spring.

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Lot 71
ROBERT BLISS (1925-1981)
Young Male Dancer, Stretching.

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Lot 72
SEWELL SILLMAN (1924 - 1992)
Vigorous Old man, (Self Portrait).

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Lot 73
(Bruce of LA/Kensington Road)
A group of approximately 98 photographs produced by Kensington Road from Bruce of LA's negatives.

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Lot 74
(DAVID OF CLEVELAND) (active 1950-60s)
A selection of 14 dramatically lit studio portraits of bodybuilders.

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Lot 75
COLT STUDIOS
An early 1972 photo set, with a large archive of later photo sets, publications, and ephemera.

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Lot 76
(TARGET STUDIOS)
A group of approximately 112 photographs from the iconic studio, some depicting single figures, others more explicit tableaux of pairs.

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Lot 77
JIM FRENCH (1932-2017)
George Paine I, Death Valley.

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Lot 78
JIM FRENCH (1932-2017)
John Pruit, Bow and Arrow.

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Lot 79
JIM FRENCH (1932-2017)
John Pruitt I, Hawaii.

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Lot 80
(MALE PHYSIQUE PHOTOGRAPHS)
A selection of more than 137 35mm slides by AMG, Bruce of LA, and others.

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Lot 81
(GAY BEEFCAKE FLYERS - FILM/VIDEO)
Group of over 200 promotional flyers, tear sheets, and brochures for mostly 1960s-90s videos, catalogues, and fan photographs.

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Lot 82
(HOMOEROTICA)
An album of approximately 115 photographs of "rent boys" posing and performing for an amateur photographer.

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Lot 83
DAVID HURLES (OLD RELIABLE) (1944 - )
A collection of approximately 26 nude photographs of tough guys.

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Lot 84
PAT ROCCO (1934-2018)
Bizarre Productions Catalog of Hollywood Models & Feature Films.

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Lot 85
RICHARD BERNSTEIN (1939-2002)
The Beatles.

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Lot 86
RANDY GREEN (active 1960s-1990s)
American Liquid * Legs and Oranges * The Performers * The Sunbathers.

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Lot 87
(MONUMENAL MALE NUDE)
A photograph by Loomis Dean (1917-2005) of Harold Stevenson's groundbreaking 40 foot painting "The New Adam" (1962).

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Lot 88
PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999)
Seated Male Model.

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Lot 89
PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999)
Seated Male Nude with Arms Raised.

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Lot 90
PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999)
Reclining Male Nude.

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Lot 91
PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999)
Male Nude (NM 155).

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Lot 92
PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999)
Waiting for Rehearsal.

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Lot 93
PAUL CADMUS (1904-1999)
Jon Anderson on Library Steps.

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Lot 94
DAVID HOCKNEY (1937 - )
Peter.

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Lot 95
DAVID HOCKNEY (after)
A Diver (Australian National Gallery Poster).

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Lot 96
JOE EULA (1925-2004)
Archive of over 125 fashion drawings, sketches, and published material.

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Lot 97
JOE EULA (1925-2004)
Cheetah / Let 1969 Be Different.

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Lot 98
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
Victor Hugo (invitation to fashion designer Halston's drag party).

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Lot 99
d'apres ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
Andy Warhol Fotografier Moderna Museet.

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Lot 100
JACK SMITH (1932-1989)
A sheet with two composites of four images each from The Beautiful Book, including an image of Smith himself.

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Lot 101
(FILM STILLS)
A selection of 17 Andy Warhol film stills from his iconic features "Women in Revolt" (11), "The Chelsea Girls" (3), and "Lonesome Cowboys" (3).

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Lot 102
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
Torso.

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Lot 103
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
Torsos.

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Lot 104
ANDY WARHOL (1928-1987)
Perrier (White).

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Lot 105
Diane Arbus (1923-1971)/Neil Selkirk (1947 - )
Two men dancing at a drag ball, NYC.

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Lot 106
Diane Arbus (1923-1971)/Neil Selkirk (1947 - )
Girl in Her Circus Costume, MD.

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Lot 107
PETER HUJAR (1934-1987)
Man on chair (Richard Weinroth).

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Lot 108
PETER BERLIN (b.1942)
Collage #1, (Double Self Portrait).

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Lot 109
HARVEY REDDING
Group of approximately 129 postcards.

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Lot 110
HARMONY HAMMOND (1944 - )
Empress.

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Lot 111
DON BACHARDY (1934 - )
Barbara Thomason.

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Lot 112
DON BACHARDY (1934 - )
Portrait of Paul Sorel.

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Lot 113
BOB ZIERING (1933-)
Lust in Motion.

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Lot 114
BOB ZIERING (1933-)
"Intimate Study."

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Lot 115
BOB ZIERING (1933-)
"Rise and Shine."

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Lot 116
LOWELL NESBITT (1933-1993)
Dominique.

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Lot 117
LOWELL NESBITT (1933-1993)
The Figure and the Carpet.

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Lot 118
MICHAEL A. CUMMINGS (1945 - )
Other Countries.

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Lot 119
JAMES SNODGRASS (1929 - 2013)
Untitled, (Nudes in a Landscape).

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Lot 120
(NEWSPAPERS)
Group of mid-1960s San Francisco newspapers including early issues of Citizens News.

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Lot 121
MATTACHINE SOCIETY
Group of 13 gay rights protest fliers issued in the weeks after Stonewall by the Mattachine Society and others.

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Lot 122
(GAY RIGHTS)
Group of early gay rights fliers, most from New York in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Lot 123
(EPHEMERA)
Wide-ranging group of programs, clippings, and other ephemera.

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Lot 124
THIRD WORLD GAY REVOLUTION
Pair of revolutionary greeting cards issued by the short-lived splinter group of the Gay Liberation Front.

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Lot 125
SU NEGRIN, PETER HUJAR, SUZANNE BEVIER
Gay Liberation.

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Lot 126
DONNA GOTTSCHALK
Sisterhood Feels Good.

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Lot 127
FRAVER
The Outlaws Ball.

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Lot 128
RON LIEBERMAN
Jackie Curtis' Vain Victory / Vicissitudes of the Damned.

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Lot 129
(PRIDE WEEK)
Group of Pride Guides and related publications from New York and elsewhere.

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Lot 130
(CLUB FLIERS)
Group of fliers and other ephemera for New York events.

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Lot 131
MADISON GAY LIBERATION FRONT
Gai Déjeuner sur l'Herbe / Gay Independence Day Picnic.

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Lot 132
CONTINENTAL BATHS
Signed program for a performance by opera star Eleanor Steber.

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Lot 133
(GAY ZINES)
Group of 16 magazines and periodicals from 1970 to 1977.

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Lot 134
(GAY ZINES)
Straight to Hell: The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts.

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Lot 135
DON AMADOR (1942-1992)
Small archive of his personal papers relating to the 1979 March on Washington and more.

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Lot 136
JONATHAN WILLIAMS (1929-2008)
Group of the poet's letters, postcards, and related ephemera.

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Lot 137
HIGH TECH GAYS
Pair of membership fliers for a Silicon Valley advocacy and social organization.

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Lot 138
GAY MEN'S HEALTH CRISIS, et al.
Group of 6 safe-sex pamphlets.

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Lot 139
(S & M)
S & M Sex Devices: Over 300 Photos, 186 Devices.

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Lot 140
Rex (Circa 1940s-)
Männespielen: A Portfolio by Rex.

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Lot 141
(VILLAGE PEOPLE.)
Issue of "Michael's Thing Weekly Entertainment Magazine" featuring an early spotlight on Felipe Rose.

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Lot 142
MAKER UNKNOWN
Leather motorcycle cap with 30 buttons still attached.

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Lot 143
SATYRS MOTORCYCLE CLUB
Group of programs from their annual run at Badger Flat.

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Lot 144
(CLUB FLIERS)
Group of early 1980s New York S&M club fliers from the Mineshaft, Attic, and Golden Shower Association.

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Lot 145
PATRICK PROCKTOR (1936-2003)
Leather Garments.

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Lot 146
Tom of Finland (1920-1991)
Two Photographs Signed, "Tom," each a reproduction of one of his graphite drawings showing a shirtless man in bulging jeans.

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Lot 147
Tom of Finland (1920-1991)
Autograph Letter Signed, "Tom of Finland / alias / Touko Laaksonen," to A. Willard,

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Lot 148
Tom of Finland (1920-1991)
Untitled (preparatory sketch of two men, one seated).

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Lot 149
Tom of Finland (1920-1991)
Untitled (preparatory sketch of two men standing).

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Lot 150
Tom of Finland (1920-1991)
Untitled.

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Lot 151
Tom of Finland (1920-1991)
"Home - Secured."

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Lot 152
Tom of Finland (1920-1991)
Company.

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Lot 153
Tom of Finland (1920-1991)
"Obsessions."

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Lot 154
RAY SCHULZE
Locker Room Magic.

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Lot 157
BILL SCHMELING / THE HUN (unknown - 2019)
Big Bad Beaver. Adults Only.

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Lot 158
FRATERNITY OF ENEMA BUDDIES
Membership materials and correspondence with fellow members.

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Lot 159
SUZANNE POLI (1942 - )
Marching for Gay Love is God's Love, Pride Parade, NYC.

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Lot 160
SUZANNE POLI (1942 - )
Marching for Committee of Lesbian and Gay Male Socialists, Pride Parade, NYC.

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Lot 161
SUZANNE POLI (1942 - )
Pride Parade, NYC.

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Lot 162
VINCENT CIANNI (1952 - )
Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera marching, NYC Gay Pride.

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Lot 163
VINCENT CIANNI (1952 - )
Stonewall 20 - Marching for Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, NYC, Gay Pride March.

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Lot 164
VINCENT CIANNI (1952 - )
Marching for Gay Men's Health Crisis, NYC Gay Pride.

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Lot 165
JEB (Joan E. Biren, 1944 - )
Maria and Tracy.

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Lot 166
JEB (Joan E. Biren, 1944 - )
Gloria and Charmaine.

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Lot 167
JEB (Joan E. Biren, 1944 - )
Connie Pauzarino.

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Lot 168
JEB (Joan E. Biren, 1944 - )
Darquita and Daughter.

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Lot 169
JEAN-LOUIS MORIN (1953 - 1995)
Untitled, (Four Nudes).

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Lot 170
CLAUDE BIBEAU (1954 - 1999)
Momo Creations Mai.

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Lot 171
PATRICK ANGUS (1935-1992)
Portrait of a Young Man.

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Lot 172
PATRICK ANGUS (1935-1992)
Portrait of a Seated Man.

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Lot 173
PATRICK ANGUS (1953-1992)
Seated Model.

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Lot 174
MEL ODOM (1950-)
"800 Men."

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Lot 175
JERRY DREVA (1945 - 1997)
Self Portrait.

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Lot 176
ARTHUR TRESS (1940 - )
Man with Sheep.

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Lot 177
DOUG ISCHAR (1948 - )
Untitled, from the Naked portfolio.

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Lot 178
SHELBY SHARIE COHEN (1959 - )
Live to Ride.

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Lot 179
SHELBY SHARIE COHEN (1959 - )
Late Night at Amelia's 1.

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Lot 180
SHELBY SHARIE COHEN (1959 - )
Wheel of Womyn.

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Lot 181
DUANE MICHALS (1932 - )
Harlequin.

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Lot 182
BRUCE WEBER (1946 - )
UCLA Swimmer, Los Angeles, California.

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Lot 183
BRUCE WEBER (1946 - )
Tyke, Adirondack Park, N.Y.

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Lot 184
BRUCE WEBER (1946 - )
Tara and her pal Chris, San Onofre, CA.

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Lot 185
BRUCE WEBER (1946 - )
Lane Carlson, Golden Beach, Florida.

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Lot 186
TERRENCE MCNALLY (1938-2020)
Extensive letters from the noted playwright to a friend, with photographs, signed books and programs.

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Lot 187
LYLE ASHTON HARRIS (1965 - )
Ecstasy #1.

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Lot 188
LYLE ASHTON HARRIS (1965 - )
David, Lyle, and Crinoline.

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Lot 189
BORIS VALLEJO (1941 - )
The New St. Marks Baths.

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Lot 190
DESIGNER UNKNOWN
You don't have to be Married to come to the Wall Street Sauna.

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Lot 191
DESIGNER UNKNOWN.
You Don't Have to be Straight to Get V.D."

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Lot 192
KEITH HARING (1958 - 1990)
Untitled.

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Lot 193
KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
Keith Haring: Tony Shafrazi Gallery exhibition catalogue.

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Lot 194
KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
Keith Haring.

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Lot 195
SWATCH COMPANY/KEITH HARING
Group of 4 Swatch watches.

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Lot 196
KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
Rain Dance Ticket.

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Lot 197
KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
New York is Book Country.

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Lot 198
KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
The Great Peace March

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Lot 199
KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
National Coming Out Day...

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Lot 200
KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
SAFE SEX!

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Lot 201
KEITH HARING (1958-1990)
Keith Haring Calendar.

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Lot 202
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)
Portrait of Jack Stahl (Lone Mountain College, San Francisco).

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Lot 203
DON HERRON (1941-2012)
Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Lot 204
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)
Tim Scott.

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Lot 205
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)
Ken Moody.

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Lot 206
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (1946-1989)
Robert Mapplethorpe. Two exhibition posters.

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Lot 207
MARK MORRISROE (1959-1989)
Self-portrait.

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Lot 208
MARK MORRISROE (1959-1989)
Self-portrait having tea.

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Lot 209
DESIGNER UNKNOWN
Rock 'n' Roll Fag Bar.

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Lot 210
SILENCE=DEATH COLLECTIVE
Silence=Death

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Lot 211
SILENCE=DEATH COLLECTIVE
Silence=Death

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Lot 212
SILENCE=DEATH COLLECTIVE
Aidsgate.

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Lot 213
SILENCE=DEATH COLLECTIVE
Silence=Death VOTE.

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Lot 214
DESIGNER UNKNOWN
I [PINK TRIANGLE] New York 1969 Stonewall 1989.

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Lot 215
G. Michaels (dates unknown)
The Rainbow Cattle Co. 10th Anniversary.

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Lot 216
ROBERT BIRCH (DATES UNKNOWN)
BUSH AIDS FLAG.

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Lot 217
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ (1954-1992)
Untitled (Voodoo Doll and Spider).

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Lot 218
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ (1954-1992)
Untitled for ACT UP.

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Lot 219
HUGH STEERS (1962-1995)
Haircut.

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Lot 220
HUGH STEERS (1962-1995)
Gold Chest.

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Lot 221
HUGH STEERS (1962-1995)
Prescription.

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Lot 222
HUGH STEERS (1962-1995)
Gold Fringe.

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Lot 223
STANLEY STELLAR (CITYBOY) (1945 - )
A collection 13 prints and 138 color slides of men posing suggestively in New York City.

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Lot 224
TOM BIANCHI (1945 - )
All American.

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Lot 225
CARY LEIBOWITZ / CANDYASS (1963 - )
Pair of Homo State pennants.

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Lot 226
CARY LEIBOWITZ / CANDYASS (1963 - )
Class Fag / Classy Fag.

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Lot 227
BILL JACOBSON (1955 - )
Interim Portrait #575.

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Lot 228
FRED GORMLEY (1952-2002)
Grecian Formula '80.

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Lot 230
MILTON GLASER (1929-2020)
Angels in America.

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MILTON GLASER (1929-2020)
Angels in America.

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Lot 232
JEAN-LOUIS CORNALBA (DATES UNKNOWN)
Paris Plaisirs / Paris Capotes.

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Lot 233
THE SPIKE
Original portrait of Chuck "C.T." Thompson which hung at his popular New York leather bar, The Spike.

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Lot 234
HAL GEORGE (1937-2005)
"Bella." Costume design for female dancer.

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Lot 235
HAL GEORGE (1937-2005)
"American Rhapsody, Finale." Costume design of male dancer.

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Lot 236
ATTITUDE
First 13 issues of the glossy British lifestyle magazine.

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Lot 237
JOSEPH HOLTZMAN (founder and editor)
Nest: A Quarterly of Interiors, 1997-2002.

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Lot 238
ATILLA RICHARD LUKACS (b. 1962)
Untitled.

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Lot 239
DAVID LIGARE (1945 - )
Landscape with Eros and Endymion.

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Lot 240
HOWARD CRUSE (1944-2019)
"Gay is Good" * We're Here, We're Queer, Get Used to it!"

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Lot 241
HOWARD CRUSE (1944-2019)
"Yet Another Sociable Evening at the Torrid Tush."

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Lot 242
HOWARD CRUSE (1944-2019)
"They Torched Your Car??"

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Lot 243
HOWARD CRUSE (1944-2019)
"Felton, Show Father Morris that Newspaper I Gave You."

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Lot 244
ROSS BLECKNER (1949 - )
Gay Flag.

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Lot 245
PORTFOLIO
ACT UP Art Box.

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Lot 246
GEORGE TOOKER (1920-2011)
The Window.

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Lot 247
STEVEN ARNOLD (1943-1994)
Transmitigating Inspiration.

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Lot 248
JACK PIERSON (1960 - )
Untitled [Swimming] from the series All of a Sudden.

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Lot 249
JACK PIERSON (1960 - )
Tim.

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Lot 250
MATTHIAS HERRMANN (1963 - )
A group of four studies.

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Lot 251
JOHN PATRICK DUGDALE (1960 - )
Studio Self Portrait on Recamier, Morton St.

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Lot 252
JOHN PATRICK DUGDALE (1960 - )
Self-portrait with Black Eye.

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Lot 253
JOHN PATRICK DUGDALE (1960 - )
Young Men with English Oak.

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Lot 254
LAURA AGUILAR (1959-2018)
Stillness #31.

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Lot 255
ISAAC JULIEN (1960 - )
After Mazatlán.

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Lot 256
ANDERSON & LOW (est. 1990)
A trio of images from the series Gymnasts-National Danish Gymnastic Team.

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Lot 257
DENI PONTY
Lovers on a Sofa.

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Lot 258
WES HEMPEL (b. 1953)
American Rudder.

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Lot 259
ROBERT LOUGHLIN (1949-2011)
Untitled (Be Nice).

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Lot 260
ROBERT LOUGHLIN (1949-2011)
The Brute.

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Lot 261
ROBERT W. RICHARDS (1941-2019)
Two men kissing.

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Lot 262
ROBERT W. RICHARDS (1941-2019)
Alvaro--The Rose Tattoo.

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Lot 263
DAVID HILLIARD (1964 - )
Game of Go (Triptych).

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Lot 264
David McDermott (1952 - )/Peter McGough (1958 - )
Joel at Lower Baldonell House, Dublin, 1910.

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Lot 265
NAN GOLDIN (1953 - )
Sunny at the Spa, distortion, L'Hotel, Paris.

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Lot 266
RASHAAD NEWSOME (1972 - )
Hands A * Hands B * Hands C.

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Lot 267
RAYMUNDO VALDEZ (1969 - )
Folsom Cowboys.

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PAUL MPAGI SEPUYA (1982 - )
A group of five issues of Sepuya's self-published zine "Shoot,", one with a limited edition print.

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Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Group of Oscar Wilde advertising cards and theatrical photos.

Includes 3 lithograph advertising cards featuring illustrations of Wilde, each with mount remnants on verso: “Strike Me with a Sun Flower,” 114x76 mm; 4½x3 inches, blank on verso, by E.B. Duval, 1882.

Full-length portrait titled simply “Oscar Wilde” with blank area for use by local advertisers, 145x82 mm; 5¾x3¼ inches, circa 1882.

“Marie Fontaine’s Moth & Freckle Cure . . . Neilson’s Secret for the Complexion,” featuring insert portrait of Wilde, 136x75 mm; 5¼x3 inches, with ad text on verso. Buffalo, NY: Cusack & Co., undated.

Pair of cabinet card photographs of the tea party scene from “The Importance of Being Earnest,” with the two original actresses Irene Vanbrugh and Evelyn Millard. Albumen photographs, 145x102 mm; 5¾x4 inches, on original photographer’s mount of Alfred Ellis & Walery of London, circa 1895.

Separate photographs of the same actresses: a mounted silver print of Millard and a Real Photo postcard of Vanbrugh.

Modern color photograph of Wilde’s tomb in Paris.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Oscar wilde (1854-1900)
Program from the original production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” at St. James’s Theatre.

4 printed pages, 250x190 mm; 10x7½ inches, on one folding sheet, with chromolithograph illustration on first page; horizontal fold, minor wear. London, circa March 1895.

This opening run of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” in addition to introducing Wilde’s final and most enduring play to the world, was also the period when he was publicly accused of sodomy and was plunged into legal difficulties.

As with all other examples of this program, it states that the play was “Produced Thursday, February 14th, 1895.” That does not mean it was printed for the 14 February opening night performance, however. As with most examples, this copy shows a cast change. The original actress in the role of Cecily Cardew was Evelyn Millard, who fell ill and was temporarily replaced by Violet Lyster as shown here. That suggests a performance from some point in March 1895; Millard later returned to the production.

Estimate

$1,500 – $2,500

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Napoleon sarony (1821-1896)
Portrait of Oscar Wilde.

Ferrotyped silver print, the image measuring 171.5x238.1 mm; 6¾x9⅜ inches, with the subject’s name, in pencil, in an unknown hand, and the Culver Pictures hand stamp, bar codes, and labels, on verso. 1882; printed 1930s.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Mathew brady (1822-1896)
Portrait of Walt Whitman.

Silver print, the image measuring 136.5x101.6 mm; 5⅜x4 inches, the mount 203.2x139.7 mm; 8x5½ inches, with an inventory notation in the negative, Brady’s credit and the subject’s name, in pencil, on mount recto, and the Culver Pictures hand stamps, bar code, and various notations, in pencil, on mount verso. 1862; printed circa 1920.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Wilhelm von gloeden (1856-1931)
Boy wearing a toga.

Albumen print, the image measuring 165.1x108 mm; 6½x4¼ inches, with Von Gloeden’s Taormina hand stamp (twice), and a numeric notation, in pencil, on verso. Circa 1900s.

Provenance: Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Collection, New York.

Estimate

$1,400 – $1,800

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(british writers)
Portrait of William Somerset Maugham.

Silver print, the image measuring 142.9x101.6 mm; 5⅝x4 inches, the mount 165.1x108 mm; 6½x4¼ inches, with the studio blind stamp and the subject's name, in ink, in an unknown hand, on mount recto, and the Culver Pictures hand stamp, bar codes, and labels, on mount verso. Circa 1925.

Known for his novels, short stories, and plays, Maugham was one of the most popular writers of his era and by the 1930s, he was one of the highest paid writers in the English-speaking world.

Estimate

$600 – $900

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Gerda wegener (1886-1940)
Two drawings of befuddled men with young women.

Together, two illustrations likely for Gyraldose or Malaceïne toiletries. Pen and ink on paper. Circa 1920. The first, of a seated man in top hat taken aback by a glance of shoulder. 102x113 mm; 4x4½ inches on 8¼x12¾-inch sheet. Signed “Gerda Wegener” in ink, lower left image. The second of a portly man scratching his head at a demure lass. 115x94 mm; 4½x3½ inches, on 10¼x8¾-inch sheet. Initialed “G.W.” in lower left image.

Estimate

$500 – $750

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Gerda wegener (1886-1940)
Girl fixing hair.

Illustration likely for Gyraldose or Malaceïne toiletries. Pen and ink on paper. 103x40 mm; 4x1½ inches, on 8¼x6-inch sheet. Initialed “G.W.” in lower right image. Circa 1920.

Estimate

$250 – $350

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Gerda wegener (1886-1940)
Musical harem.

Illustration of a quintet of female musicians in an Indian palace, from an unknown publication. Pen and ink on paper. 90x160 mm; 3½x6¼ inches. Signed "Gerda Wegener" in lower right margin. Circa 1920.

Estimate

$400 – $600

Jean Cocteau
Lots 10 – 16
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Jean cocteau (1889-1963)
Portrait of Mary Butts.

Pencil on paper mounted on board. 263x203 mm; 10¼x8 inches. Unsigned on recto but gifted by Cocteau to Glenway Wescott, with Wescott's description and address written in ink on verso. Circa 1928.

Butts, a bisexual English writer, met Cocteau in Paris in the 1920s. The artist would create a similar line drawing portrait of her as the frontispiece for her memoir "The Crystal Cabinet," 1937. Butts led a varied and interesting life; she was a disciple of, and co-author to, the occultist Aleister Crowley and was married to the modernist poet John Rodker, with whom she had a daughter. Through Rodker, she befriended and supported the publications of the group of writers which included Ezra Pound, May Sinclair, Roger Fry, Wyndham Lewis, and Ford Madox Ford.

Provenance: Chevalier Tony Clark Collection.

Estimate

$600 – $900

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Jean cocteau (1899-1963)
“Pas de Chance.”

Pen and ink on paper. 216x279 mm; 8½x11 inches, sheet. Signed "Jean *" and titled, in ink, lower right. Circa 1929.

Pas de Chance was a sailor that Cocteau met when he was very young. He drew many images of him and incorporated his likeness into works such as "Querelle de Brest." This image is believed to have been part of his first exhibition "L'homme endormi."

Provenance: Chevalier Tony Clark Collection.

Estimate

$800 – $1,200

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Jean cocteau (1889-1963)
Knight in orange and blue.

Illustration for Cocteau’s play “Les Chevaliers de la Table Ronde,” circa 1937. Colored pencil, drawn on the verso of a lithographed plate from Cocteau’s book Pas de Chance, (Paris, 1930) which premiered at Théâtre de l’œuvre on October 14, 1937. 180x180 mm; 7x7 inches, on 11x8½-inch sheet, edges toned. Initialed and with Cocteau Estate inventory number penciled on verso, lower right. Tipped to window matte.

Provenance: Chevalier Tony Clark Collection.

Estimate

$600 – $900

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Jean cocteau (1889-1963)
Le garçon au Grand Véfour, Palais-Royal (Edouard Dermit).

Pencil on paper. 260x211 mm; 10¼x8¼ inches.

Cocteau grew extremely close to Dermit in his later years, even attempting to legally adopt him, though the process was cut short by his death. He nurtured Dermit's painting career, cast him in some of his films, and named him literary executor of his estate.

Provenance: Chevalier Tony Clark Collection.

Estimate

$1,500 – $2,500

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Jean cocteau (1889-1963)
Jean Genet * Marcel Khill * Jean Desbordes.

Together, four portraits on three sheets. Genet: Pencil on paper. 65x209 mm; 6½x4¼ inches on 10½x8¼-inch sheet. Cocteau estate stamp in lower right corner.
Khill is ink on board, two-sided (one damaged). 270x210 mm; 10¾x8¼ inches. Portrait on rear (with camel) is abraded along top ¼.
Desbordes is pencil, ink, and wash. 330x263 mm; 13x10 inches. Cocteau estate stamp in lower right corner.

A nice group of portraits of three figures with whom Cocteau was close. He supported Genet’s writing, published his first novel, and introduced him to Jean-Paul Sartre and the Paris literary circles. The Algerian Marcel Khill was Cocteau’s secretary and his lover before Khill died in WWII. They travelled the world together in 1936, emulating Jules Verne’s novel “Around the World in 80 Days.” Desbordes was Cocteau’s lover, artistic model, and secretary in the 1920s, who would also die in WWII.

Provenance: Chevalier Tony Clark Collection.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Jean cocteau (1889-1963)
Sailor.

A version of the illustration from Jean Genet's novel Querelle de Brest, (Paris: Morihien, 1947). Blue pencil on paper. 355x115 mm; 14x4½ inches, on 16x12-inch sheet. Signed "Jean" with his star monogram, lower right image.


The 29 drawings that Cocteau created for the first edition of Genet's novel were bold, graphic, and daring in their erotic rawness. It remains among his best-known works.

Provenance: private collection, California.

Estimate

$2,000 – $3,000

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Jean cocteau (1889-1963)
Madeleine aux joli yeux louchons.

Pen and ink on Renage wove paper. 210x268 mm; 8¼x10½ inches. Initialed in pen and ink, lower left recto. Circa 1960.

A portrait of artist Marie Madeleine Jolly (1914-1963), who hosted Cocteau in her ceramics workshop, Atelier Madeline-Jolly in Villefranche-sur-Mer in the South of France from 1957 until his death. Under her guidance, Cocteau became a prolific ceramicist, creating more than 300 works at the workshop.

Provenance: Collection of William Emboden; acquired by current owner, private collection, California.

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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Lord alfred douglas (1870-1945)
My Friendship with Oscar Wilde.

4to, publisher’s ¼ cloth over marbled boards. Number 42 of 100 signed copies from an edition of 1000; edges worn, moderate abrasions to rear cover, some loss to spine label; owner’s ink stamp on front free endpaper, signed limitation page nearly detached. New York: Coventry House, 1932.

Estimate

$100 – $200

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Moss hart (1904-1961)
Two books, each Signed and Inscribed, on the front free endpaper: Hart and Kaufman. The Fabulous Invalid * Act One.

The first, “For / Walter– / Without whom every / line of this play was / written. / Moss Hart / Xmas 1938.” 8vo, publishers cloth; moderate wear, toned spine; faint scattered soiling to signature page, moderate scattered staining to first 25 pages. The second, “To / Dear Dottie B– / on her 19th birthday / with much love / Moss.” 8vo, publisher’s cloth; hinges cracked, some scattered discoloration to signature page (not affecting inscription); dust jacket with faint scattered staining and chipping to edges. New York: Random House, (1938); (1959); inscriptions: Np, December 1938; Np, nd.

Estimate

$150 – $250

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william littlefield (1902 - 1969)
Two drawings.

Male Figure Study, pencil on cream laid paper. 550x343 mm; 21½x13¾ inches. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right recto and dated and inscribed with artist’s notes in pencil, verso. 1933 * Two Standing Male Nude, brush and ink on tracing paper. 605x445 mm; 24x17½ inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower left recto. 1932.

Provenance: Lawrence Steigrad, New York; private collection, New Jersey, 1998.

Estimate

$1,200 – $1,800

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(cross dressing)
A rare album with more than 150 exceptional photographs, all featuring highly stylized and elegant men cross dressing.

Album containing over 150 silver prints, the images measuring from 114.3x76.2 to 266.7x165.1 mm; 4½x3 to 10½x6½ inches, mounted recto/verso to album pages, many pages with dates, in ink, below the images. 4to, green leatherette, edges lightly worn. 1930-41.

The album primarily features a male couple, who are dressed in exquisite outfits, including evening gowns with elaborate accessories, a wedding gown (including a marriage scene with one figure in a suit), and fanciful costumes, and are posing in front of cleverly designed backdrops (such as shimmering hanging textiles, artfully arranged corners of rooms, and a screen decorated in stars). The album features a number of sittings and combinations of figures, hinting at the both the delight and seriousness with which each tableaux was designed and executed. The resulting photographs are well composed and printed.

Both the scope and early date of this album add to its rarity--our research has not uncovered an early body of work that similarly documents a committed investigation of form and identity.

Estimate

$6,000 – $9,000

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(féral benga)
A pair of portraits of the iconic figure François “Féral” Benga.

Toned silver prints, the images measuring 149.2x95.3 mm; 5⅞x3¾ inches, the sheets approximately 235x139.7 mm; 9¼x5½ inches, each with the photographer Waléry’s (Stanislaw Julian Ignacy Ostroróg) signature and notation Paris, in ink, on recto, and his hand stamp on verso. Circa 1930.

Benga was a well-known figure in both Paris and New York. The Senegalese dancer appeared at the Folies Bergère in Paris (sharing a stage with Josephine Baker), starring in exoticized pieces that created a sensation. In New York, he moved in the Harlem Renaissance and gay circles of Manhattan. Richmond Barthé, Carl van Vechten, and George Platt Lynes, among others, made portraits and sculptures inspired by Benga (Barthé’s an iconic, signature work), and he starred in Jean Cocteau’s “The Blood of a Poet.” By 1947 Benga had opened a bar in Paris that featured an African cabaret.

Estimate

$2,500 – $3,500

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George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968)
Portrait of George Platt Lynes.

Silver print, the image measuring 203.2x139.7 mm; 8x5½ inches, with Hoyningen-Huene’s credit and the sitter’s name, in ink, in Glenway Wescott’s hand, on verso. Circa 1938.

Ex-collection Monroe Wheeler, who was head of publications at the Museum of Modern Art from 1930-60s. Glenway Wescott, a novelist, poet, and essayist, was Wheeler’s longtime partner.

Estimate

$2,500 – $3,500

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Pavel tchelitchew (1898-1957)
Group of 3 Studies.

Each pen and ink on paper, circa 1938. Study for the Portrait of Ava Alice Muriel Astor, double sided. 360x190 mm; 14⅛x7½ inches. Study for the oil on canvas, sold Christie's, London, June 2, 2019, lot 99 * Male Costume Designs / Set Design, double sided. 215x280 mm; 8½x11 inches * Studies of Woman with a Mirror. 215x280 mm; 8½x11 inches.

Pavel Tchelitchew was a Russian surrealist painter as well as a set and costume designer. Tchelitchew and his partner Charles Henri Ford were part of a New York circle of queer artists and writers during the mid-20th century. He designed sets for ballets, including for works by George Balanchine and Igor Stravisnky, and his paintings are held by institutions such as the museum of Modern Art, New York and the National Gallery of Art in London, among others.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Collection of Lincoln Kirstein, New York; inherited by (Alexander) Jensen Yow, New York; private collection, New York.

Estimate

$2,000 – $3,000

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Pavel tchelitchew (1898-1957)
Portrait of Mrs. Oliver Jennings (Mary Brewster Jennings).

Brush and ink and wash on paper, double-sided. 305x260 mm; 12x10¼ inches.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Collection of Lincoln Kirstein, New York; inherited by (Alexander) Jensen Yow, New York; private collection, New York.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500

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Pavel tchelitchew (1898-1957)
Interior Landscape.

Color screenprint. 340x250 mm; 13⅜x9 inches, full margins. With the printed signature and date, lower right. 1948.

Provenance: Estate of the artist; Collection of Lincoln Kirstein, New York; inherited by (Alexander) Jensen Yow, New York; private collection, New York.

Estimate

$1,000 – $1,500