FREE PUBLIC VIEWING OF CLASSIC WORKS ANNOTATED BY NOTED AUTHORS, ARTISTS
FOR AUCTION AT CHRISTIE’S TO BENEFIT PEN AMERICAN CENTER
Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Stephen Sondheim, Patti Smith, Marina Abramović, Robert Gober, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, and Yoko Ono Among Renowned Authors and Artists Contributed Revisited Works
Sixty-one of America’s greatest writers and fourteen world renowned artists have annotated their own classic works for an auction to benefit PEN American Center, the world’s only writers’ association dedicated to protecting free expression. The full collection of annotated works will be on public view at Christie’s from November 17 through December 2.
The Auction will provide bidders with the opportunity to engage in an intimate and private conversation with some of their favorite authors and artists. Through annotations including notes, essays, drawings, photographs, letters to the reader, and inserted memorabilia, each contributor has transformed a first edition of a classic work into a distinct new artifact for one lucky buyer.
Free public viewing of one-of-a-kind books and works of art annotated by noted authors/artists that will be auctioned at Christie’s to benefit PEN American Center. First Editions/Second Thoughts (FEST) is expected to raise substantial funds to support PEN’s mission to defend freedom of expression and to celebrate the literature that such freedom makes possible.