"ON NE PEUT PAS COMPRENDRE TOUJOURS" [We can't always understand]; Print number 1 of only 13 copies, SIGNED BY WILLIAMS. Tennessee Williams.

"ON NE PEUT PAS COMPRENDRE TOUJOURS" [We can't always understand]; Print number 1 of only 13 copies, SIGNED BY WILLIAMS.

[Charleston, WV: Parchment Gallery, 1982]. First edition. 7.25 x 5.25" color print made from Williams' painting of a young man and woman seated on either side of a flowering tree. The young woman appears to cast a favorable side-long glance at the man who seems discomfited by it. BOLDLY SIGNED BY WILLIAMS beneath the image and marked "AP" and 1/13." Printed on "100% cotton text laid in color" this is the "1st state" of the print per the publisher. Provenance: purchased directly from the publisher, Bill Plumley, after he'd retired to Florida by Allen and Pat Ahearn for the Quill & Brush. Includes Plumley's handwritten label(s) for the print and a 1994 catalog from the "Original Art and Letters of Famous Authors" exhibit at the University of Charleston coordinated by Plumley, an English professor there at the time, with his Florida-address card stapled to front cover. The catalog features a picture of the print on its rear cover and Plumley's description of the print appears on its second to last page (pages not numbered). In his brief introduction to the Williams items, Plumley describes him as a "writer whose works often concern gender tension and sexual anxiety" -- a theme captured by the glance in this print. Over his career, Plumley published a number of signed, limited prints of art made by authors visiting the University but this one does not appear to have been released. Print measures approximately 12 x 12". Near fine.
Item #56032

Price: $2,250.00

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