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HELP: Poems of the Caribbean -lithograph?!

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1astropi
Feb 13, 7:35pm Top

All, I recently was fortunate to acquire the amazing Poems of the Caribbean signed by Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott and illustrated by Romare Bearden! Wow, what a fabulous book! Now, my edition did come with the original lithograph (apparently ALL of the 2000 LEC editions came with a lithograph). However, my litho is not numbered nor signed. I was under the impression that each litho was numbered? Am I missing something? I also wanted to check and see if anyone can confirm this is indeed an original litho by Bearden? The book itself is signed and numbered, but I'm still confused on the litho. Any help? Thanks!


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2busywine
Feb 13, 8:45pm Top

>1 astropi: mine is numbered, like #30 of 275, though not signed.

3astropi
Feb 13, 9:48pm Top

2: same image or different? Thanks.

4busywine
Feb 13, 11:43pm Top

> 3 Different

5Django6924
Feb 14, 12:39am Top

The ones in my 2 copies are numbered 14/275 and 264/275. Also different.

6kdweber
Feb 19, 5:24pm Top

According to Bill Majure's LEC checklist, "In addition to the bound-in original lithographs, one of several different hand-numbered limited edition lithographs by Bearden, each of which was limited to 275 copies, was laid-in loose."

7astropi
Feb 19, 8:03pm Top

6: Yes, there were I believe eight different hand-numbered lithographs. My lithograph does not appear to be hand-numbered though. So either someone forgot to number it, or it's a fake, or something else??

8elladan0891
Feb 23, 1:56pm Top

If we all post pics of our lithographs, it might help astropi.
It will also be interesting to see all 8 different lithographs. Here is mine:

9astropi
Edited: Feb 23, 6:44pm Top

8: yes indeed! I would love to see all 8 lithos, and hope that mine is one of them -so hopefully someone can verify that my litho is legit :)

Chris also sent me a pic of his lithograph. I'm including it here. Chris, if for some reason you wish me to remove the image, just let me know and I'll do so. Thanks.


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10BuzzBuzzard
Mar 18, 2:33pm Top

In other news Derek Walcott passsed away on March 17, 2017 at the age of 87.

11astropi
Mar 20, 9:22pm Top

10: Thank you for noting this! It's a really sad state when the death of someone like Derek Walcott is hidden away behind Trump, celebrities, and all that nonsense.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/books/derek-walcott-dead-nobel-prize-literature.html

Err, now might be a good time to go back to my original post. Anyone, can you please share pics of the LEC lithos? Robert, I think you said you had two? Thanks, all.

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