Nov 05
yama-bato:

 Jorge Luis BORGES (Argentinian, 1899 - 1986) Self-portrait. ink on paper 8 3/4 x 6 inches (225 x 150 mm)
http://ny.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/NY034/61.0

When he drew this, because Burt Britton asked him to, Borges was blind.
Weirdly, Cormac McCarthy also did a self-portrait for Britton. Other writers in the collection: Joan Didion, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Maurice Sendak, John Updike, and Tom Wolfe.

yama-bato:

Jorge Luis BORGES (Argentinian, 1899 - 1986) Self-portrait. ink on paper
8 3/4 x 6 inches (225 x 150 mm)

http://ny.bloomsburyauctions.com/detail/NY034/61.0

When he drew this, because Burt Britton asked him to, Borges was blind.

Weirdly, Cormac McCarthy also did a self-portrait for Britton. Other writers in the collection: Joan Didion, Edward Gorey, Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood, Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, Maurice Sendak, John Updike, and Tom Wolfe.

Source: yama-bato

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