There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid
:
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
82449

Mid 1960's Lew Alcindor Hand Drawn Self Portrait - From Burt Britton Collection....

2013 November 7 - 9 Sports Collectible Catalog Auction - Dallas #7085

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:
Make Offer to Owner

Owner's willingness to entertain and respond to Offers has not yet been verified.
Auction Ended On: Nov 8, 2013
Item Activity: 4 Internet/mail bidders
203 page views
Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Description:
Mid 1960's Lew Alcindor Hand Drawn Self Portrait - From Burt Britton Collection. Infatuated with the arts, young "Village Vanguard" bartender Burt Britton served drink after drink to a solitary last guest, the legendary Norman Mailer, trying to get him to leave, so he could go home to bed. "What do you want from me, kid?"

"Norman, here, on this piece of paper, do a self-portrait for me, drink your drink, and let's call it a night." And that, according to Britton, "began all this madness."

The offered "Self-portrait" of Lew Alcindor was obtained in the mid-1960's by Britton, who told the under-age basketball star that the price of admission was to draw him a self-portrait. Measuring at 4x9.5", the toned envelope features a stick pencil drawing from Alcindor, and it is one of numerous celebrity drawings in the Britton Collection that was featured in his book "Self-Portrait: Book People Picture Themselves".

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image


FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
877,370
bidder-members
$961,453,068
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Consign to the 2014 November 6 - 8 Sports Signature Catalog Auction - Dallas.
Learn About Consigning With Us
Great performance. Checks on time.
T.M.,
Birmingham, AL
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
VISIT HERITAGE ON THE ROAD
Map of upcoming Heritage events

Heritage Events Calendar

National Sports Collectors Convention
7/30-8/3/2014
[ view all events » ]
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 May 15 - 17 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas
2014 May 15 - 17 Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction - Dallas
REALIZED $7,424,712
SPORTS SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey