HELP: Poems of the Caribbean -lithograph?!
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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!
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."
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??
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:
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.
In other news Derek Walcott passsed away on March 17, 2017 at the age of 87.
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.
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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