Elizabeth Bishop Paints February 26, 2013 – Tags: Biblio, Books and Art, Elizabeth Bishop, James Jaffe
When the prominent poet Elizabeth Bishop died in 1979 her long time partner and executor Alice Methfessel unearthed a collection of 11 paintings and 2 assemblages that were done by Bishop between 1934-1978.
Methfessel, who Bishop also dedicated her last book Geography III to, died in 2009 and the collection is now being offered by James Jaffe Rare Books.
“Sleeping Figure”. 5 5/8” x 8 5/8”, circa 1935-1940. portrait of Bishop’s friend and lover Louise Crane
An introduction and slideshow to the collection can be seen here.
The paintings range from $25,000 – $50,000 each and are available through Biblio
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