3 Press Releases

Tag: Beat Generation

  • Auction Industry

    Collection of Books by Lawrence Ferlinghetti Comes to Auction Shortly After Poet’s Death

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti outside City Lights. Photo from The Kitchen Sisters. During McCarthyism and an era of American censorship, Lawrence Ferlinghetti offered a home to new and strange writing. His San Francisco bookstore, City Lights, was the first to sell only paperbacks, making book-buying cheaper. Just two years after founding City…

    Collection of Books by Lawrence Ferlinghetti Comes to Auction Shortly After Poets Death1
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    Rare Book Auction

    The Rare Book Auction offered by Antiquarian Auctions has over 300 lots of collectible books and maps. One of the most modern, nonetheless, notable lots is a first edition copy of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road. Published by Viking Press in 1957, On The Road was the defining text of…

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    Bent

    The first gay pride event was a riot. On June 28th, 1969, violent demonstrations broke out in New York City after a police raid of a popular gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Stonewall Riots, Sotheby’s is offering Bent., an auction whose lots…

    PR-232 Bent by Sotheby