Friday, March 24, 2023

Edward Koren: Two Cards for Leo Lerman

Author and editor Leo Lerman (1914-1994) spent more than fifty years on the payroll of Condé Nast, working on major magazines including Vogue and later Vanity Fair at the time of its 1983 relaunch. Cartoonist Edward Koren congratulated him on his role in the reimagined magazine with an illustrated postcard. In the year before, 1982, Koren had sent him a printed card invitation to an exhibition of prints and drawings at SUNY, Albany, adding an original note with a small but distinctive illustration. Today Lerman's papers are in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University and in the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. But the libraries apparently did not show much interest in his two Koren cards with original drawings and ten years ago they instead went to auction at Doyle, where bidders also did not show much interest.

Edward Koren
Doyle, September 24, 2013


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