Frank Zappa Autograph Signed Photo CoA + Autograph of his Daughter Moon Zappa

Desirable, hand signed photo by the music genius Frank Zappa. (Photo: Teve Schapiro). Emi photo. Additional autograph of his daughter Moon Zappa.

The Autographs come with Certificates of Authenticity.

Size: 12,6 x 17,8 cm, very good condition.

Frank Vincent Zappa (1940 – 1993) was an American musician, activist and filmmaker. His work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his generation.

Christo Autograph Display with Wrapped Reichstag Wrapping Piece, CoA

Christo Autograph Display, Wrapped Reichstag and Piece from Wrapping, CoA
Christo Autograph

Christo Autograph on Artist Postcard Wrapped Reichstag and Piece from Wrapping, CoA
Christo 1977, Wrapped Reichstag (Project for Der Deutsche Reichstag – Berlin). Display with artist postcard, hand-signed by Christo and an original piece of the fabric used for wrapping the building. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size of the framed display: 9,4 x 9,4 inches (23 x 23 cm), very good condition, glass.

Christo (born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, Bulgarian: Христо Явашев, June 13, 1935) was married to Jeanne-Claude (born Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, June 13, 1935 – November 18, 2009) . They created environmental works of art.After the project “The Umbrellas” Christo and Jeanne-Claude concerned themselves again, with wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin.

With the support of the President of the Parliament, Rita Süssmuth, Christo and Jeanne-Claude worked to convince the elected Members of Parliament, going from office to office, writing explanatory letters to each of the 662 delegates and innumerable telephone calls and negotiations. On 25 February 1995 after a 70 minute debate at the Parliament and a Roll Call vote, the Bundestag allowed the project to go ahead.Just under 100,000 m2 of fireproof polypropylene fabric, covered by an aluminum layer, and 15 km of rope were needed. The wrapping began on 17 June 1995 and was finished on 24 June. The spectacle was seen by five million visitors before the unveiling began on 7 July.

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Hermann Nitsch Autograph. Decorative Artis Postcard, CoA

Hermann Nitsch Autograph

Hermann Nitsch Autograph
Hermann Nitsch Autograph, signed, early color photo. Certificate of Authenticity included.
Nitsch’s work, which can be considered both ritualistic and existential, first drew attention in the early 1960s when he exhibited a skinned and mutilated lamb. The lamb was crucified against a white fabric-covered wall, with the entrails removed and displayed below a white table, splashed with blood and hot water.
His works can be found in important collections all over the world and his designs for Theaters and Opera Houses, like the Wiener Staatsoper underline his status as accepted artist.
5,8 x 4,1 inches, very fine condition.

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Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl autograph
Wilhelm Kienzl autograph

Wilhem Kienzl: Album-page with a line from Evangelimann: „Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden“, „Leben ist Streben“, date 1908 March 16th and his signatur: Dr. Wilh. Kienzl“

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

11,1 x 18,6 cm, very good condition.

Wilhelm Kienzl (1857 – 1941) was an Austrian composer.

In 1894, he wrote his third and most famous opera, Der Evangelimann, but was unable to match its success with Don Quixote (1897). Only Der Kuhreigen (1911) reached a similar level of popularity, and that very briefly.

In 1917, Kienzl moved to Vienna, where his first wife, the Wagnerian soprano Lili Hoke, died in 1919, and he married Henny Bauer, the librettist of his three most recent operas, in 1921.

 


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Composer Carl Orff Autograph on Photo. CoA

Carl Orff Autograph on Photo. CoA

 

Carl Orff: b/w portrait photo (studio Fayer, Wien) hand-signed by Carl Orff in 1963.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,3 x 5,5 inches, fine condition.

Carl Orff (1895 -1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his oratorio Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential method of music education for children.

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Willy Brandt Nobel Prize Winner Autograph

Willy Brandt Autograph: Hand-signed Photo. CoA

 

Willy Brandt Portrait Photo, hand-signed.

3,5 x 5,5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Glue remnants at reverse.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Willy Brandt, (1913 – 1992), was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969–1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964–1987.

Brandt’s most important legacy was Ostpolitik, a policy aimed at improving relations with East Germany, Poland, and the Soviet Union. This policy caused considerable controversy in West Germany, but won Brandt the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971.

In 1974, Brandt resigned as Chancellor after Günter Guillaume, one of his closest aides, was exposed as an agent of the Stasi, the East German secret police.

 

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Donna Leon Autograph. Hand signed Photo. CoA

Donna Leon portrait photo, hand signed. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Donna Leon Autograph

7 x 5 inches, very fine condition. Scarce.

Donna Leon (born in 1942 in Montclair, New Jersey ) is an American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice and featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti.

Her crime novels are all situated in or near Venice. They are written in English and translated into many foreign languages, although not Italian. Friends in High Places won Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger in 2000.

Paul Getty Autograph on Photo and Card with Compliments

Paul Getty Autograph: Signed Photo, and Compliments. CoA


Paul Getty Autograph

Paul Getty Autograph

 

Paul Getty: Authentic signature on portrait photo. Along with this autograph comes the postal cover it was sent and a sheet: “ With the Compliments of J. Paul Getty, Sutton Place, Nr. Guildford, Surrey”.

The autographed photo is 3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) Oil executive and was the son of an oil millionaire. Getty began buying and selling oil leases in Oklahoma in 1913. He acquired Pacific Western Oil Corp. in 1932 and soon gained control of several independent oil companies. He renamed his oil concern Getty Oil Co. in 1956. His most lucrative venture was a 60-year oil concession in Saudi Arabia.

He hit oil himself in 1916 and made his first million. Since a million dollars was some serious money in 1914, he was able to retire in luxury. After a couple years of living the life of the idle rich, he got back into the oil business. Both he and his father were very successful, and young J. Paul became even richer.

By the end of the 1920’s, his personal fortune had grown to more than three million dollars and J. Paul owned one third of Getty Oil Co. At his father’s death, J. Paul became president of of Getty Oil. During the 1930’s, he ventured into real estate and took control of Pacific Western Oil Corporation, a major oil company in California.

After World War II, J Paul Getty defied conventional wisdom and invested in the Middle East, buying oil rights in Saudi Arabia through deals with King Saud. This huge risk made him a billionaire, the richest man in the world.

He died at Sutton Place, his London estate, on June 6, 1976

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Ski Pioneer Matthias Zdarsky Autograph. Scarce. CoA

Matthias Zdarsky, Ski Pioneer. Scarce. CoA

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Matthias Zdarsky, card with autograph. Selfmade with magazine-snippet on cardboard, signed by Matthias Zdarsky.

3,5 x 5,5 inches. (9 x 14 cm). Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Mathias Zdarsky (1856 -1940) was an early ski pioneer and is considered one of the founders of modern Alpine skiing technique. He was probably Austria’s first ski instructor. He was also a teacher, painter and sculptor.

Inspired by Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen’s 1888 crossing of Greenland, he adapted skis for use on alpine terrain. In 1890 he developed a steel binding (the “Lilienfelder Stahlsohlenbindung”), which made steep mountain slopes and gate runs possible.

In January 1905, Zdarsky demonstrated the first steep downhill descent. To show the superiority of his ski technology, he skied the “Breite Ries” at Schneeberg, Austria. On 19 March 1905 he organized the first alpine ski race (on the Muckenkogel via Lilienfeld, Austria).

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Early Sammy Davies Jr. Autograph on Movie Still. CoA

Sammy Davis Junior: b/w movie still used to announce the TV premiere in Berlin on Aug. 3rd, 1974.
Signed Color Photo: Peace + Love Sammy Davis Jr.Size: 6,2 x 8,4 inches. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Samuel George Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925 –1990) was an American entertainer. He was a dancer, singer, multi-instrumentalist (vibraphone, trumpet, and drums), impressionist, comedian, convert to Judaism, and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was a member of the 1960s Rat Pack, which was led by his old friend Frank Sinatra, and included fellow performers Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

By age seven he had made his film debut in the Vitaphone short Rufus Jones for President (1933) opposite Ethel Waters.After army service during WWII, he was signed by Decca records in 1951 after a triumphant engagement at Ciro’s nightclub in Hollywood. By the mid-50s Davis’ career was in full swing.

In 1955 he made his feature film debut as Fletcher Henderson in The Benny Goodman Story. In Otto Preminger’s 1959 lavish film version of Porgy and Bess, he used his lithe, wiry body, snake-like grace and insinuating, seductive drawl to create an almost definitive portrayal of the drug dealer, Sportin’ Life……