Sale 18162
Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen’s Letters to Marianne
Online 5 - 13 June 2019
Sale total including buyer's premium:
USD 876,000
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Write Me and Tell Me Your Heart: Leonard Cohen's Letters to Marianne features over 50 letters from the acclaimed Canadian poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) to his most famous muse, the inspiration for songs such as "So Long, Marianne" and "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye," Marianne Ihlen (1935-2016). Postmarked from Hydra, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Havana, and New York and written during pivotal years in Cohen's career, these poetic letters brim with both biographical detail and raw emotion, documenting one of the most captivating love affairs of its time as well as the transformation of a young man into a great artist. The sale also features seven letters from Marianne to Leonard, together with associated objects including a cracked bell from her home with Leonard in Hydra.

New York, 20 Rockefeller Center
7 June, 10am - 5pm
8 June, 10am - 5pm
9 June, 1pm - 5pm
10 June, 10am - 5pm
11 June, 10am - 5pm

5 - 13 June 2019

Heather Pisani Weintraub
Tel: +1 212-636-2673

Gillian Hawley
Tel: +1 212-636-2665

Unless indicated, all prices listed below are an estimate
Conditions of Sale
All lots in this sale are offered by Christie's Inc