King's self-portrait for sale

Posted: September 21, 2009, 11:37
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To be sold by auction on Thursday 24th September at 2:00 pm

108. Stephen KING (American, b. 1947) Self-portrait. ink on verso of "Books & Co." bookmark 8 7/8 x 3 1/4 inches (227 x 80 mm)

The undisputed master of the horror story, King has won eight Bram Stoker awards and was honored with an O. Henry Award in 1996 for his New Yorker story, The Man in the Black Suit. In 2003, King received a Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation.

"At a publisher's party in Los Angeles during a book fair, someone spotted King in the crowd. He dared me to go over and get his S-P - 'You get Dante and Shakespeare and Muhammed Ali to do them for you, why don't you ask somebody really famous?' So I did, and this was the result. He was a really nice guy, and a Red Sox fan, to boot". -- Burt Britton

Est. $2000 – $3000

Thanks to Bev Vincent