Item #1837 Archive of Eleven A.L.S., with transmittal envelopes, nine 4to; two 8vo; one 12mo, Saint Louis, MO, 1967-1971. ERNEST TROVA.

(1927 – 2009) American surrealist and pop art painter and sculptor.

Archive of Eleven A.L.S., with transmittal envelopes, nine 4to; two 8vo; one 12mo, Saint Louis, MO, 1967-1971.

The letters written were written to Lola Pergament in NY about art items popularized by comic characters (roll paper, watches, postages), which Trova was interested to buy for his collection, singed in full, "Ernest Trova." “Thanks for informing me of the Mickey+Donald wall paper. Could I have a roll of each…” The letter on personal stationery, Oct. 12, 1971 reads, "Any way I do hope you will let me know if you can find me also items, movie star jewelry, rings, bracelets, necklaces of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley etc….”; letter of Oct. 22, 1967, reads, “ I am interested in buying Mickey Mouse watches, Shirley Temple wrist watch…”; letter of March 29, 1968, reads, “…I will wait till you find the radio items to complete my collection…”; letter of Nov. 13, 1967, reads, “ Thank you for Buck pin…. I do want the Dick Tracy pin…”; letter of Nov. 2, 1967, reads, “…I would also be interested in a Tom Mix ring and other small items popularized by comic characters of the 1930’s…”; letter of July 22, 1968, reads, “Thank you for informing me of the Mickey + Donald wall paper. Could I have a roll of each…”; letter of Dec. 4, 1968, reads, “Dear… thank you for writing. I do have these two rolls but I will use them for trade include $ 12.00 + postage…”.

Best known for his signature image and figure series, The Falling Man, Trova was early on collected by the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as by the St. Louis Art Museum in his hometown and by the Tate Gallery in London.

Item #1837

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