One of Only Two Lettered Copies of the First Edition of a Suite of Twelve Photographs of Charles Bukowski

    [Charles Bukowski]. Michael Montfort. Carlton Way Suite. Twelve Photographs of Charles Bukowski. Los Angeles: Privately Produced By the Photographer, 1982. First edition. Copy B of only two copies produced in the first edition (three more were produced later with slightly different production qualities, constituting a second edition). With twelve different original gallery-quality black & white photographs taken by legendary Bukowski photographer, Michael Montfort. Each photograph measures 16" x 20" and is signed by both Bukowski and Montfort. Also each photograph is lettered "B" (one with a small drawing by Bukowski of a man with a bottle). The photographs are enclosed in the protective black plastic bag as issued and housed within a black string-tied portfolio case with the original printed / inked label on green card stock on the front cover. In the twelve different photographs, Bukowski is shown in different settings in Los Angeles and San Pedro, including: pumping gas in his VW bug, driving with a cigarette in hand, and a few at his home (petting a cat, throwing clothes around in his room, at the typewriter eating, carrying laundry), two at graveyard (one in which he is lying down, and another in front of a headstone reading "Beers"), and more. Cover label states that this is Copy "B" of a limited edition of 26 copies, but in fact only two were originally produced of this first edition due to the very high production costs. A very scarce and important Bukowski item. Fine condition.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Large (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,162

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 10 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    2017 November 10 Space Exploration - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $852,131