Wow, my teacher used to be the Curator and Deputy Director for Creative Time, and now we’ll have a dean who directed New York’s Public Art Fund. And very soon, J. Deitch will be moving into town as well. Hopefully this’ll start a westward migration for all my friends who are currently situated in pockets of the east…
The Huntington Library in San Marino, known as the home of Gainsborough’s “The Blue Boy,” made news four years ago with its acquisition of something a lot bluer: a cache of papers, books and memorabilia belonging to Charles Bukowski, the L.A. author known for hard living and hard-edged writing.
This fall, the Huntington will offer the public its first look at material from its Bukowski collection, which was donated by his widow.
“Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge,” which will run Oct. 9 to Feb. 14, will feature more than 60 items from the Huntington’s holdings as well as about 15 other items lent for the show by Linda Lee Bukowski.
Among the exhibit’s highlights will be hand-corrected literary drafts, rare first editions and photographs that offer glimpses of the writer’s personal life. Also on display will be Bukowski’s manual typewriter and annotated racing forms that reveal his system for betting.