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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Oskar Kokoschka Autograph

Oskar Kokoschka Autograph on Photo CoA

Oskar Kokoschka Autograph on Photo CoA

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Oskar Kokoschka 1966: Autograph and dedication on real-photodepicting Kokoschka lightening a cigarette.

At the reverse is a small sticker: O. Kokoschka Villeneuve Vaud/Suisse.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 14,7 x 10,4 cm, good condition.

Oskar Kokoschka (1886 – 21980) was an Austrian artist, poet and playwright best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes. Kokoschka had a passionate, often stormy affair with Alma Mahler. It began in 1912, shortly after the death of her four-year-old daughter Maria Mahler and her affair with Walter Gropius. After several years together, Alma rejected him, explaining that she was afraid of being too overcome with passion. Later then, deemed a degenerate by the Nazis, Kokoschka fled Austria in 1934 for Prague.

Kokoschka became a British citizen in 1946 and only in 1978 would regain Austrian citizenship. He traveled briefly to the United States in 1947 before settling in Switzerland, where he lived the rest of his life. He died in Montreux on 22 February 1980.

More Artists Autographs: HERE

Friday, April 01, 2016

Dalai Lama Autograph CoA. Hand signed Photo

Dalai Lama Autograph. CoA

Dalai Lama portrait photo, depicting the head of the Tibetans in his red robe. Hand signed by the Dalai lama with Tibetan characters.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 12,6 x 18,4 cm (5 x 7 1/3 inches), very good condition. The Dalai Lama is a monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso.

The Dalai Lama is considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed to be incarnations of Avalokiteśvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, called Chenrezig in Tibetan. The name is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning "ocean" (being the translation of the Tibetan name, 'Gyatso') and the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning "guru, teacher, mentor". The Tibetan word "lama" corresponds to the better known Sanskrit word "guru".

More Autographs: HERE and HERE