Friday, July 31, 2009

Professor Gates concurred, saying: “We hit it off right from the beginning. When he’s not arresting you, Sergeant Crowley is a really likable guy.”
-NY Times Jackson, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, Prince Michael Jackson II, known as Blanket and doll.

President Obama:
You have proven to be a great campaigner. You have yet to demonstrate your ability to govern. Who needs the Republicans? They don’t know what compromise is. They’re just out to derail your presidency. Bitch slap ’em at every opportunity and put them in their place. They lost; you didn’t. As for disloyal Democrats, you need to yank the carpet out from under them. Remind them that their survival is dependent upon yours. Don’t pull punches, Mr. President. You need some gonads, and if you don’t have any, as Hillary would say, you’d better grow some. You have failed to keep many campaign promises. You’ve ignored civil-liberty violations such as warrantless wiretapping. You passed a stimulus package that is obviously full of pork for Democrats. You handed over billions more in taxpayer dollars to crooked bankers. You listened to the very people who created our economic meltdown, the Mutt and Jeff team of Larry Summers and Tim Geithner. You’ve let the insurance lobbyists hijack health-care reform to the detriment of every man, woman, and child in America. You must say what you mean and mean what you say. Closing Guantanamo means just that. You could do it right now, Mr. President. You don’t have to wait until January. You can place terrorist suspects in the federal correctional system without creating any risk to our citizens. You’re a nice guy. Everybody likes nice guys. Sometimes they finish last. You don’t want that, and neither do those of us who voted you in. The American people have placed their future in your hands. For heaven’s sake don’t let them down. Don’t let yourself down.
Larry Flynt
Publisher, Hustler magazine
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

TOUGH TITTY: FROM THE LIZ TAYLOR SERIES (CANDID SHOT) 1999 Kathe Burkhart. Image: Courtesy of Cheim & Read Gallery
Acrylic on canvas 90 x 80 inches

Mick Jones, iconic guitarist and songwriter with The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite, and Carbon Silicon, has amassed an impressive collection of the paraphernalia of performance and marketing materials of the bands he has worked with. This archive sits alongside a parallel general collection of books, magazines, videos, ephemera, toys and games which mark out his life, times, and influences. In his west London recording studio and adjoining store, customised stage clothes, instruments, flight cases, records, amplifiers and recording gear, posters, books, boxes of correspondence, photographs and song lyrics, etc all vie for attention in a kind of cave of popular culture. -PFSK
BOUFFANT PRIDE 2003 Ellen Gallagher. Image: Courtesy of Cheim & Read Gallery Handmade collage, cutout, painting and photogravure on rag paper 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches A female Sudanese journalist facing 40 lashes for wearing trousers in public told a packed Khartoum courtroom yesterday that she was resigning from a UN job that grants her immunity so that she could challenge the law on women's dress. Lubna Hussein was among 13 women arrested on 3 July in a raid by members of the public order police force on a popular Khartoum cafe. The women were all wearing trousers, considered indecent under the strict interpretation of Islamic law adopted by Sudan's Islamic regime. All but three of the women were flogged at a police station two days later.
During a 1955 vacation in California, then-Vice President Nixon and his wife, Pat, took their two young daughters, Julie and Patricia, to Disneyland. Here, the family is shown leaving the Fantasyland castle; they reportedly spent the day sightseeing and enjoying the rides. During his presidency, when he wasn’t indulging his inner child, Nixon was known to escape to a compound he owned. -The Daily Beast

Diane Keaton is venturing into series television with a half-hour comedy at HBO. Written by Marti Noxon, the untitled project stars the Oscar winner as a feminist icon who attempts to reignite the movement by starting a sexually explicit magazine for women.Noxon had carried the germ of the idea for a show that touches upon feminism as long as she can remember. She was 12 when her mother came out as a radical feminist and a lesbian and recalls juggling her mom's beliefs -- which included dismissing leg shaving as "giving into patriarchalism" -- with her own interests. "I wanted to be a gal, I was very interested in men, and I wanted to shave my legs," Noxon said. She and Parouse bounced around the idea of a young feminist working at a porn magazine, but the moment they decided to make the central character an older, Gloria Steinem-type feminist icon, it all fell into place. They said Keaton was the first actress they thought of. "There are a lot of similarities between Diane and Gloria Steinem," Parouse said. "They both grew up in the '50s, a period marked by women finding their relevance sexually, and Diane has been attracted to roles about women exploring their sexuality in films like 'Something's Gotta Give.' " -Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Joan Jett has signed and inscribed this 8.5' x 11" xerox copy of the lyrics to her song "I Hate Myself 4 Lovin U" in black sharpie pen, "Keep Rockin'! Love Joan Jett *". Comes with 8" x 10" black and white photograph of Jett. Estimate: $200 - $300.

Queen front man Freddie Mercury has signed this 3.5" x 5" original color snapshot photograph in blue ink. Excellent condition. Estimate: $200 - $300.
Led Zeppelin front man Jimmy Page has signed this 3.5" x 5" original color snapshot photograph in blue ink. Excellent condition. Estimate: $200 - $300.
Led Zeppelin's famed guitarist Jimmy Page has signed this 3.5" x 5" original color snapshot photograph in red ink. Excellent condition. Estimate: $200 - $300.
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Two original color outtake photographs for Lou Reed's album, "Street Hassle". Measures 24" x 20" each. Very good condition. Estimate: $600 - $700.
Sonny Bono, one half of the pop duo "Sonny and Cher," has signed this September 12, 1995 letter typed on his official Congressional stationery in blue sharpie pen. After a hugely successful pop career Bono served as Mayor of Palm Springs, CA from 1988 through 1992 and was subsequently elected to the House of Representatives in 1994. Bono died in a tragic ski accident in 1998. With some discoloration on the upper part of the letter, in overall very good condition, the signature is in excellent condition. Estimate: $200 - $300.

"Freebird" was Lynyrd Skynyrd's signature song, and these lyrics have been handwritten and signed by the band's drummer Artimus Pyle in blue ballpoint pen. Written on Archives music paper, measuring 9.5" x 12.5". Excellent condition. Estimate: $500 - $600.

Jim Albright was Madonna's boyfriend in the early 1990's. She met him at the Limelight niteclub and a romance began. These are 2 original micro cassettes that were used in Jim's answering machine in 1992 and 1993. There are approximately 17 minutes of messages from Madonna to Jim Albright. These tapes are being sold as collectibles, from one collector to another. No copyrights are implied or given. The tapes are in excellent condition. For further information please contact us at or at 212-750-7900. Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000

Johnny Cash has signed and inscribed his autobiography “Man In Black” to notorious serial killer Gary Gilmore in black felt tip pen. Gilmore, a huge fan of Cash’s music, would apparently play Cash's music prior to committing his murders. Before his execution in prison, Gilmore requested a signed copy of Cash’s book from Cash himself. Cash complied with the request and signed and inscribed the inside blank page, “To Gary Gilmore, Good Luck, Johnny Cash, Hendersonville, Tenn – Jan. 5, 1976" [sic]. Cash had misdated the inscription as result of the recent New Year. The book is accompanied by the original mailing envelope made out to Gilmore from the House of Cash, postmarked January 6, 1977. The prison would not lot Gilmore receive the book and it was sent on to Gilmore’s family. The envelope has expected wear from mailing, the book itself is in overall very fine condition. Estimate: $300 - $400.

An original mug shot of Janis Joplin from the Tampa, Florida Police Department. The black and white photograph shows three images of Joplin, the first is a full body shot with the time, day and year visible by way of a clock and calendar on the wall behind her (12:15 am, November 17, 1969). The other two images show Joplin in profile and a frontal portrait shot. During her November 16, 1969 performance at Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa Joplin shouted obscenities at the police while they tried to control an unruly crowd, reportedly telling the police, "don't f--- with these people," among other things. She was arrested by Tampa Police after the show. The verso of the photograph has Joplin's information filled in (name, DOB, height, etc.) and her last known address as "At Large." The charge of profanity is listed, with the fees assessed, and the date of her death, less than a year later, as well. Measures 5" x 4". Overall excellent condition. Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000.